Alpha Company 72 Bravo Company 99 Charlie Company 95 Delta Company 95
03 Oct 69 1045
Delta Company's 2nd platoon on ambush at grid location BS615414, observed several NVA/VC and ran into 1st platoon's ambush. Results; 5 NVA KIA, 2 NVA WIA. 3 pigswere killed (pigs sent to BA TO). Delta Company found; 2 packs, 1 cooking pot, 1 tea pot, 1 GI T shirt, 1 GI towel, 2 NVA sweat shirts, 12 AK-47 rounds, 15 lbs of rice, 2 baskets, 6 bottles of insect repellant, 1 RPG launcher site.
03 Oct 69 1410
Delta Company at grid location BS 608412 requests a dust off for 1 US EM from Delta Company for a knee injury. Dust off completed at 1420 hrs. by C&C.
Line # 152 Pfc. Joseph Carroll knee injury
03 Oct 69 1700
Charlie Company at grid location BS641343, requests a dust off for 1 US EM from Charlie Company with a sprained arm. Dust off completed at 1730 hrs. by C&C.
Line # 145 Pfc. Virge Spprlock sprained arm
03 Oct 69 1900
Late Entry; at 1825 Alpha Company requested a dust off for 1 US EM from Alpha Company for FUO. Dust off completed at 1855 hrs.
Bunker # 5 on LZ San Juan Hill had a trip flare go off at 0130 hrs. in front of bunker. Engaged with 81 mm with unknown results.
04 Oct 69 1050
Alpha Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS578390, found 2 camouflaged huts with; 1 hoe, several baskets, 1 cooking pot w/ rice.
04 Oct 69 2120
Radar on LZ San Juan Hill observed 4 individuals at grid location BS621391, engaged w/ 81mm with unknown results. 2150 Radar on LZ San Juan Hill observed 3 individuals at grid location BS617398, engaged with 4.2 with unknown results. 2240 Radar on LZ San Juan Hill observed 3 more individuals at grid location BS621391, engaged with 4.2 mortar with unknown results. Same area as 1hour earlier.
05 Oct 69 1125
Bravo Company at 1020 hrs. observed 2 VC at grid location BS 552404, engaged w/VC results were; 2 VC KIA w/packs containing rice & potatoes.
05 Oct. 69 1140
Delta Company at grid location BS610401, reported that 2 men were in the river. Delta Company was crossing the river when the 1st man let go of the rope and fell into the river. The 2nd man let go off the rope to help and was swept up in the current.
Line # 101 Pfc Michael Gallego missing
Line # 129 Pfc Michael McDaniel missing
05 Oct 69 1300
Bravo Company's 1st platoon found 10 huts, 700 lbs of rice, 45 lbs of dried meat, cooking utensils, all items were destroyed.
05 Oct 69 1400
Bravo Company at grid location BS548406, requests a dust off for 1 US EM from Bravo Company with a sprained ankle. Dust off completed at 1400 hrs. by C&C. Line # 134 Pfc John Walts sprained ankle
05 Oct 69 1845
Charlie Company on LZ San Juan Hill at grid location BS647367, observed 5 NVA and engaged w/ 81mm with unknown results.
06 Oct. 69 1030
Charlie Company requests a dust off on LZ San Juan Hill for 3 US EM from Charlie Company were wounded when friendly frag went off while burning trash; JH for 3 US injured by exploding grenade in trash. Dust off completed at 1042 hrs.
Line # 66 Sp4. Daniel B. Webster face/left shoulder/arm/hip Line # 41 Sp4. Erwin C. Hillegas frag/arms & face Line #102 Pfc. Garry E.Hougham frag/face & back
06 Oct 69 1700
Delta Company requests a dust off at the grid location at BS623388, for 2 US EM from Delta Company w/ sprained ankles. Dust off completed at 1730 hrs. by C&C.
Line # 113 Pfc Larry Jones sprained ankle Line # 164 Sp/4 Jackie Starr sprained ankle
06 Oct 69 1740
Delta Company requests a dust off at grid location BS623388 for 1 US EM from Delta Company w/sprained ankle. Dust off completed at 1800 hrs by C&C.
Line # 103 Pfc Wayne Garman sprained ankle
06 Oct 69 1845
Charlie Company on LZ San Juan Hill observed 5 NVA at grid location BS647367, engaged w/81 mm w/results unknown.
06 Oct 69 2045
Battalion Strength Report;
Alpha Company 79 Bravo Company 91 Charlie Company 106 Delta Company 90 Recon 43
Warlords report; at grid location BS631452, found and destroyed 1 can of leanto; at grid location BS626456, found and destroyed tiger fat, black pj's that were hanging to dry.Received small arms fire from same location; requested A/S.
07 Oct 69 1301
CIDG Ha Thanh at grid location BS528402, engaged with a unknown NVA enemy element; Results were; 6 NVA KIA.
07 Oct 69 1900
Bravo Company at grid location BS530389, observed 8-10 VC moving with weapons and packs; engaged VC with 81mm with results unknown.
07 Oct. 69 2155
Delta Company while on NDP at grid location BS655378, had a 81mm round, land short in perimeter, 6 US wounded, all minor. Med evacuated to LZ San Juan Hill.
Line # 14 Sgt. George Bradshaw WHA frag/left foot-shin Line # 50 Sp4. James Massi WHA frag/left foot knee Line # 73 Pfc. John Baker WHA frag/right side forehead Line # 90 Pfc. Ken Couture WHA frag/center back Line #107Pfc. Erich Hagenlocher WHA frag/thigh Line# 148Pfc. John Tretter WHA frag/left foot little toe
07 Oct 69 0800
Late Entry; 071222 Oct Warlords at grid location BS675322, observed 2 NVA w/packs; adjusted Arty from LZ San Juan Hill. Results; 1 bunker destroyed.
08 Oct 69 1120
Alpha Company's 2nd platoon at ambush position, at grid location BS532388, engaged 1 NVA w/ small arms fire. Results; unknown.
08 Oct 69 1150
CIDG BA TO ambush position received small arms fire & automatic weapons fire, from grid location BS517394, negative casualties; engaged with Arty. Results; unknown.
09 Oct 69 0630
Alpha Company at grid location BS535394 requests a dust off for 1 US from Alpha Company with a possible appendicitis. Dust off completed at 0705 hrs.
Line # 3 2lt Robert Kettering possible appendicitis
09 Oct 69 1520
Alpha Company at grid location BS544399, while crossing a stream, lost a M-79. It washed down the stream, as it was lost by the interpreter.
09 Oct 69 1855
Delta Company at grid location BS652408, requests a dust off for 1 US EM from Delta Company for asthma. Dust off completed at 1855 hrs. by C&C.
Sharks working at grid location BS542399, engaged 2 NVA, results; 1 NVA KIA.
10 Oct 69 1450
Warlords at grids locations BS655414 & BS655407, received heavy A/S fire, observed between 5 & 6 NVA. Believe there are a platoon of NVA in the vincinty...negative casualties; engaged w/Arty resulting in; 2 NVA KIA.
10 Oct 69 1850
Battalion Strength Report;
Alpha Company 92 Bravo Company 96 Charlie Company 89 Delta Company 84 Recon 40
11 Oct 69 0955
Delta Company at grid location BS644442, observed 2 VC/NVA w/packs & weapons & 1 water buffalo: engaged with small arms fire & Arty...Results; unknown. 1305 Delta Company at the grid location BS633441, observed 2 VC/NVA in the open, engaged with 81mm, results;unknown.
11 Oct 69 1515
Bravo Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS602415, found a heated hut w/tunnel, a hand frag was thrown into tunnel.Results: 1 VC KIA in black pj's, also found garden tools, and 4 81mm ammo boxes. Items were destroyed.
12 Oct 69 1015
4.2 unit on LZ San Juan Hill disarmed claymore and found attempt to booby trap made from previous night w/chicom grenade. Blew in place.
12 Oct 69 1020
Alpha Company requests dust off at grid location BS594385, for 1 US EM w/ a twisted knee. Dust off completed at 1200 hrs.
Delta Company while on NDP at grid location BS633445, received small arms fire & rounds, 5 82mm rounds, SEL BS625435. Results 1 US KHA & 5 US WHA.Request a dust off for wounded. Dust completed at 1610 hrs.
Line # 73 Pfc. John T. Baker-KHA Line # 22 Sgt. Dale F. Olmstead-WHA Line # 25 Sgt. Alan O. Parker-WHA Line # 71 Pfc. Robert Anderson-WHA Line # 85 Pfc. John R. Chediste-WHA Line #107Pfc. Erich Hagenlocher-WHA
13 Oct 69 0655
Delta Company on NDP at grid location BS633445, received 15 incoming 82mm rounds, from grid location BS641443, negative casualties; engaged with Arty & gunships. Results are unknown.
13 Oct 69 0835
C & C observed 13 NVA KIA by 81mm fire, at grid location BS638440.
13 Oct 69 1000
Bravo Company's 3rd platoon at grid location BS606404,while on sweep found 1 chicken coop, pottery & 15-20 20mm shells.
13 Oct 69 1210
Bravo Company's 3rd platoon at grid location BS611450, found a base camp w/ 7 huts under construction, 5 81mm boxes, 1 helmet, 1 pair of black pajamas & 6 AK-47 rounds.
14 Oct 69 0720
Charlie Company at grid location BS632438, found a booby tray in a mackerel can 3"diameter x 4 1/2"high w/friction fuse.
14 Oct 69 1020
Bravo Company requests a dust off at the grid location of BS615415, for 1 US EM from Bravo Company for hyper- ventilation. Dust off completed at 1050 hrs. by C&C.
Line # Pfc Terrance L. Hood hyperventilation.
14 Oct 69 1312
Bravo Company at grid location BS622411, observed 4 VC/NVA; engaged w/ 4.2. Results; 1 probable kill.
14 Oct 69 1935
Delta Company on LZ San Juan Hill observed 2 NVA 75 meters in front of wire, in front of bunker # 8 and moving away from hill w/o weapons; engaged with M-79 & 81mm. Results are unknown. 2245 Delta Company on LZ San Juan Hill observed 2 NVA 70 meters out in front of bunker # 14 (seen thru starlite) negative weapons, were moving away from wire. Engaged w/81mm with unknown results.
15 Oct 69 1700
Alpha Company at grid location BS610394, observed 1 NVA with green uniform; engaged w/81mm & small arms fire. Results; unknown.
Bravo Company at grid location BS622416, found a body wearing US jungle fatigues & jungle boots, approx 10 days old and has no identification. 1000 Bravo Company evacuated body to LZ Bronco for identification.
16 Oct 69 0945
Bravo Company's 3rd platoon at grid location BS626427, observed a squad size VC element w/weapons, black pajamas, packs, engaged with small arms fire and Arty and Sharks. Results; 4 VC KIA, 1 SKS rifle CIA (sn#0736), 9 chicoms, 4 packs w/canned mackerel & rice.
16 Oct 69 2240
Radar on LZ San Juan Hill, observed 3 persons at grid location BS621383. Engaged w/ 4.2.with unknown results.
17 Oct 69 1125
Bravo Company's 1st platoon on ambush at grid location BS616420, ambushed 2 VC at a old NDP, wearing black pj's, rubber sandals, and sacks; results are 1 VC KIA. 1150 Bravo Company called in Arty on grid location BS616420 after observing 2 VC.VC got up and ran after 1st battery, second battery caught the VC; results 2 VC KIA, wearing black pajamas.
17 Oct 69 1330
Bravo Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS602416, found 2 huts, 750 lbs of contaminated rice, and a thrashing apparatus. All were destroyed. 1st platoon at grid location BS602413, found and destroyed 2 sandbags of rice.
17 Oct 69 1645
Charlie Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS659412, observed 1 NVA in khaki pants w/ chicom grenade and negative weapons; engaged w/small arms fire. results 1 NVA KIA.
18 Oct. 69 1030
Warlords observe a body in the river at grid location BS630425. 1115 Warlords put a recon squad on the ground to set up security and recover the body from the river. 1145 The body was recovered and taken to grave registration at Chu Lai. Only information at this time; the body was a negro.
18 Oct 69 1230
Charlie Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS671416, found a bicycle, landing slip for some kind of boat, & 2 spider holes.
18 Oct 69 1915
Recon at grid location BS657403, had 2 trip flare go off at grid location BS649412; engaged w/ 4.2. results are unknown.
Skyspot at grid location BS671343, bombed a suspected NVA staging area, with 28 250lb bombs, resulting in ; 1 secondary explosion.
19 Oct 69 1220
Charlie Company's 1st platoon at grid location BS690419, observed 4 NVA w/ weapons and packs, that were moving toward 2nd platoon; requested gunships. Skyspot dropped 8 bombs on grid BS653462 & 13 bombs on grid BS649436, results; 1 secondary explosion at second grid.
19 Oct. 69 2205
Delta Company's 2nd platoon LP at 75 meters East of NDP had movement, and sprung ambush. results; 1 VC KIA. EM received minor wound and was not medevaced.
Line # 122 Pfc. Edward Lisnak WHA
20 Oct 69 0238
Bravo Company had a trip flare go off, engaged w/Arty with unknown results. Company Commander suspects animal. 0245 Bravo Company on NDP had another trip flare go off; engaged w/Arty with results unknown. 0540 Bravo Company had trip a flare go off at the grid location BS606408, engaged w/Arty 4.2 with unknown results.
20 Oct 69 1600
Bravo Company at grid location BS609408, found the following; 10 rounds of M-14 ammo; at grid location BS600418 found; 350 lbs of contaminated rice. destroyed (sample sent to S-5). At grid location BS598415, found' 3 bunkers and spider hole. At grid location BS601412, found; 2 huts...destroyed them. At grid location BS600413, found; 2 wood plows..destroyed.
20 Oct 69 2105
4.2 bunker on LZ San Juan Hill reported PSID indicated persons below the trash dump. Engaged w/ M-79 resulting in 1 secondary explosion, and was followed by 81mm. results unknown.
21 Oct 69 1005
Alpha Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS593413, w/green uniform, pack, pistol belt;w/ small arms fire from grid location BS597414. Results are unknown.
21 Oct 69 1840
Alpha Company on NDP received 6 incoming unknown type mortar rounds; engaged with Arty & 4.2 .results unknown. Grid SEL BS596407, negative casualties, and moving to a new NDP.
21 Oct 69 1930
Battalion Strength Report;
Alpha Company 79 Bravo Company 110 Charlie Company 104 Delta Company 73 Recon 37
Alpha Company at grid location BS594425, engaged 2 pigs & KIA 2. One was 40 lbs & one was 60 lbs. Slaughtered and the meat sent BaTo.
22 Oct 69 0845
Alpha Company at grid location BS593474, found 2 huts 8' x 10' and were empty. Element destroyed huts.
22 Oct 69 1001
Charlie Company's 3rd platoon observed 3 NVA at grid location BS717402, engaged w/small arms fire, blood trails were found and only one pack was observed.
22 Oct 69 1910
Alpha Company observed 3 NVA in a old NDP at grid location BS593423, engaged with 81mm. result; unknown.
22 Oct 69 2010
Charlie Company observed 3 NVA bathing at a stream at grid location BS718403. Engaged w/ M-79 & 81mm & Arty; results unknown.
23 Oct 69 1110
Charlie Company at grid location BS713404, found a NVA body in a fresh grave, which was about 5 days old. NVA was wearing a blue uniform.
23 Oct 69 1435
Charlie Company's 2nd platoon, while on stay behind ambush at grid location BS719403, observed & engaged 3 NVA 2 male and 1 female; engaged with small arms fire; results; 1 NVA KIA was wearing black clothes and carrying documents, with no weapon.
23 Oct 69 2050
Radar on LZ San Juan Hill observed 5 NVA at grid location BS620397; engaged w/ 5 rounds of 81mm. Results unknown.
24 Oct 69 0800
Alpha Company at grid location BS607438: found 1 M-26 grenade and a fresh set of footprints at the same location leading to the East.
24 Oct 69 1230
Alpha Company at grid location BS613439, found a NVA base camp being built; results 11 huts / 2 caves / 1 M-26 grenade / 3 packs / 1 NVA canteen / 1 US canteen / 3US steel pots / 2 US ponchos / 2 hoes / 50 lbs of salt / 5 chickens & 5 lbs of corn. Results; all destroyed.
24 Oct 69 1635
Alpha Company at grid location BS615436, found 8 bunkers /1 hut / 3 boxes of flashlight batteries / 1 box of fish hooks / 3 towels / 2 fish nets / 10 lbs of candy / fish line /100foot of rope / 200 lbs of polished rice / 15 lbs of scrap lead / 12 tubes of toothpaste / 15 feet of electric wire / 30 lbs of cut plastic / 1 parachute flare / 100 feet rubber strap material / 40 - 5 gallon cans of fish & 1 bundle of documents. Results; all items were destroyed.
Delta Company at grid location BS743386, requests a dust off (ambulatory) for 1 US EM from Delta Company with a eye injury, caused by hand frag injuring the eye. Resulting from; a"mad minute" exercise. Dust off completed at 0750 hrs.
Line # 183 Pfc John Brooks eye injury
25 Oct 69 1430
Alpha Company at grid location BS623445, requests a dust off for 1 US EM from Alpha Company; cut left knee cap w/ machete. Dust off completed at 1500 hrs. Dust off will require a jungle penetrator.
Line # Sgt John Roberts cut left knee cap
25 Oct 69 1435
Bravo Company received 15 AK-47 rounds, by 3 VC at grid location BS684386, engaged, results; 1 VC KIA, also found 1 nurses aid kit / 1 hammock / 3 mosquito nets / 5 ponchos / 1 women's uniform / 2 men's uniforms / 1 poncho liner / 1 weapon shell / 1 man's shirt / 2 women's shirts / 40 lbs of rice / 1 meal for 3 persons / 1 parachute / 3 VC packs / 3 ammo pouches / 1 plastic bag / 1 handkerchief / 1 mess kit / 4 small bags of rice in a plastic bag / toilet articles / 1 wash bowl / 1 diary / 1 helmet & 1 ID card.
25 Oct 69 2140
Delta Company at grid location BS724403, observed a tripped flare on the West side of perimeter. Engaged w/ small arms fire and 81mm. Results are unknown.
26 Oct 69 0855
Bravo Company at grid location BS679385, found a NVA base camp w/ 20 bunkers, and with overhead cover and it is estimated last use was 2 months ago. 0915 Bravo Company at grid location BS676385, found 20 more bunkers w/ overhead cover & empty mackerel cans. 1110 Bravo Company at the grid location of BS673382, found 19 bunkers & 15 foxholes. Estimated, that they were last used 2 months ago.
26 Oct 69 1245
Delta Company at grid location BS718407, requests a dust off for 1 US EM from Delta Company with a fever of 105.4 degrees. Dust off completed at 1300 hrs. Evacuated to Duc Pho.
Line # 123 Pfc Robert J. Luzon 105.4 fever
26 Oct 69 1440
Alpha Company at grid location BS622446 requested a dust off for 1 US from Alpha Company with a fever of 102.4 and rising-suspected malaria. Dust off completed at 1500 hrs. Taken to Duc Pho.
Line # 1 Cpt James J. Schebach fever 102.4 suspect malaria
26 Oct 69 1845
Bravo Company at grid location BS676378, requested dust off for 1 US EM from Bravo Company for burns from a trip flare. Dust off completed at 1920 hrs.
Line # Pfc Jesus DeLeone burns on hands & arms
27 Oct 69 0055
Charlie Company on LZ San Juan Hill had a trip flare ignite at approx 30 meters in front of bunker # 14; engaged with hand grenades, with a secondary explosion in same location.
27 Oct 69 1040
Alpha Company found 1 NVA KBA in a hammock at grid location BS627456, that was killed the previous night. At grid location BS624452, found 2 graves, that were 3 days old w/ NVA KBA in both, also found 1 old bunker at same location. At grid location BS624453, found 8 bunkers.
27 Oct 69 1200
Alpha Company at grid location BS622458, found a fresh base camp, M-1 .30 carbine w serial # 1760575, 4 bangelor torpedoes, 1 shape charge, 1 60mm mortar round, 1000 lbs of rice & corn - contaminated, 300 lbs of rock salt, 1 pack full of milk, 1 pack full of fish & 1 NVA ammo pouch.
27 Oct 69 1920
Late Entry; At 1500 hrs. Alpha Company at grid location BS622458 found a old enemy base camp, w/ 15 82mm mortar rounds w/o fuses.
Skyspot on station at grid location BS71280, ordinance used; 28 x 500 lb bombs dropped on suspected enemy base camp. Results are unknown.
28 Oct 69 0910
Alpha Company requests a dust off for 1 US EM from Alpha Company at grid location BS627456, with a possible kidney rupture. Dust off completed at 0930 hrs.
Line # 104 Pfc Henry Jeffcoats kidney rupture
28 Oct 69 1045
Alpha Company found a base camp at grid BS620451, are searching the area , and found 1 NVA wounded CIA, 3 small children / CIA 2 wounded of 3 1135 1 boy approx 6 years old with a led wound. 1 male approx 16 years old with a groin and finger wound. 1 female approx 18 years old with thigh wounds, dust off requested. 1345 POW reported a NVA hospital in the area w/50 patients, guard by 10 NVA.
28 Oct 69 1505
Alpha Company's 3rd platoon at grid location BS622460 found a old tunnel complex w/1 57mm recoilless round, 1 US poncho.
29 Oct 69 1645
Charlie Company requests a dust off at the grid location BS750250, for 2 US EM from Charlie Company for shoulder & face wounds. Dust off completed at 1658 hrs.
2 US WHA During Combat Assault. Line # 121 Pfc. Russell T. Meyers WHA shoulder wound Line # 110 Pfc. Edward Lavver WHA face wound
29 Oct 69 1710
Charlie Company at grid location BS712393, observed 1 VC and engaged with small arms fire. Results; 1 VC KIA w/no weapon.
30 Oct 69 1420
TOC on FSB 285 requests a dust off for 1 US EM from Alpha Company at grid location BS822286, for accidental lacerations of the scalp. From a shape charge blast for a fox hole. Dust off completed 1440 hrs.
Line # 66 Pfc Richard Briener scalp lacerations
30 Oct 69 1510
Skyspots completed; At grid locations BS692281 & grid locations BS660262, 14 x 500lb bombs per target, on suspected enemy base camp. Results; unknown.
30 Oct 69 2215
Late Entry; Delta Company on LZ San Juan Hill, reported a trip flare ignited, engaged with small arms fire & 81mm. Results are unknown.
31 Oct 69 0930
Bravo Company at grid location BS756246, found sleeping positions for 10 persons, NVA rations, mackerel cans, 6 new spider holes, 20 M-16 rounds. Enemy had left this position approx 24 hours ago.
31 Oct 69 1115
Warlord Report; At grid location BS803305, observed .51 cal position & fresh fighting positions, camouflaged bunkers, at grid location 809299, observed .51 cal position & 10 fresh spider holes, 1 VC/NVA w/ weapon evading ; engaged with unknown results.
31 Oct 69 1200
Charlie Company at grid location BS757256, found 4 NVA fighting positions & mackerel can that was 3-4 days old, squad stayed at this location for 2-3 days.
31 Oct 69 1355
Warlords Report; At grid location BS800304, killed a male NVA/VC wearing a green shirt.
31 Oct 69 1420
Skyspot; At grid location BS727246, dropped 28 x 500lb bombs on suspected enemy base camp. Results unknown.