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 Operation Kahaia

                    DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
          HEADQUARTERS 2ND BRIGADE  25TH INFANTRY DIVISION
                          APO US Forces  96225

AVTLBOB-T                                                                                                                          14 May 1966

SUBJECT:     Combat After Action Report  (RCS/ D3/32

To:      Commanding General
          25th Infantry Divison
          ATTN:  G3
          APO  US Forces  96225

           1.   (Operation KAHAIA)     21 - 66
           2.   160700 April - 211510  April  66
           3.   2nd Bde, 25th Infantry Division conducted search and destroy operations in the northeastern portion of Hau Nghia Province in area bounded by coordinates XT5430, XT5012,  XT15712, XT6028.  The operation was a three battalion sized operation reinforced with an Armored company and Cavalry troops.

4.  Control Headquarters:  2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
5.  Reporting Officer:        Colonel L.M. Johnson, Jr.
6.  Task Organization and Commanders were as follows:

               Phase I and II:   (16 - 19 April)

     TF 1/27 Inf  (Lt Col Mooney Cmdg)          Bde Control

          1/27 Inf (-)                    1/8 Arty (-)
          B Trp (-)  3/ 4 Cav               Plat (-)  B/65
          1 Sqd  B/65                    MP Plat
                                   Plat B Trp  3/ 4 Cav
     TF 2/27 Inf (Lt Col Bashore Cmdg)     
          2/27 Inf (-)
          A Co (-)  69th Armor
          1 Sqd  B/65

     TF 1/5  (M)  Inf  (Lt Col Grear Cmdg)

          1/5 (M)  Inf (-)
          Plat A  1/69 Armor
          1 Sqd  B/65

Phase III:   (20 - 21 April)

     TF 1/27  Inf  (Lt Col Moony Cmdg.)          Bde Control

          1/27 Inf (-)                    A Co (-)  1/69  Armor
          Plat A  1/69  Armor               Trp  B  3/ 4 Cav
          1 Sqd  B/65                    Plat  (M)  B/65
                                   MP Plat

     TF 2/27  Inf  (Lt Col  Bashore Cmdg)

          2/27  Inf  (-)
          Plat A  1/69  Armor
          1 Sqd  B/65

     TF 1/5 (M) Inf.  (Lt Col Grear Cmdg.

          1/5  (M)  (-)
          1 Sqd  B/65

7.  Supporting Forces:

a.  Artillery Support

         (1)   Organization for Combat
(a)  1/8  Arty

1.  1/8 Arty (-)  GS 2nd Bde
2.  B 1/8 Arty:  GS  25th Inf Div.

(b)   3/13 Arty:

1.  3/13 Arty (-)  GS  25th Inf Div
2.  B 3/13 Arty:   GSR  1/ 2 Arty (-)
3.  Plat (8” How)  D 3/13:  GSR  1/8 Arty (-)

    (2)   How and when artillery employed:

                                (a)   Artillery supported from two locations during the operation.  16 - 19 April, base was located vic XT585215.  20 - 21 April, Artillery base was located vic XT577181.

                                (b)   Fires were utilized primarily to suppress sniper fire and soften areas in front of advancing infantrymen.

                                (c)   During Phase III of the operation, preplanned artillery fires (832 HE rds) were placed on the objective area.  

                              (d)   Artillery was used to maximize advantage in protection of downed CH-47 on 20 April.

                             (e)   On-call artillery fires were available throughout the operation.
                              (f)   A total 747 missions using 3197  105rds were fired in support of the operation.
(3)   Results, Effectiveness, and Timeliness:

(a)  As a results of artillery fire, there were 21 VC KIA,
(BC), 12 Poss,  7 structures destroyed,  11 damaged.

                                                   (b)   Reinforcing fire provided by elements of 3/13 Artillery enabled the Brigade to employ fire power on targets at greater ranges, and, in addition, increase the effectiveness of artillery fires on close in targets.

                                                   (c)   Both 395mm and 8” proved to be very effective during engagements on heavily wooded areas.

                                                   (d)   Fires placed on the objective during Phase III of the operation were both accurate and timely.

                                                   (e)   H&I fires again denied the VC freedom of movement during the hours of darkness.

b.  US Air Force:

(1)  Four airstrikes were flown in support of the operation.  One was immediate,  three were pre-planned

 (a)  Reaction time for the immediate strikes was twenty-five minutes.
 (b)  All air strikes were requested by telephone (Not Item) through 25th Infantry Division G3.
 (c)  A napalm strike was placed in vicinity of LZ's at 201220 April.  The strike proved to be effective in suppressing VC sniper fire.

(2)  Results of Air Strikes:

(a)  An immediate strike effectively suppressed heavy mortar fires being placed on 2nd Bn, 27th Infantry 201700 April and also destroyed 10 structures in the area.
(b)  There were 6 KBA (BC), 18 (POSS), 4 structures destroyed, 2 damaged as a result of air strikes.

c. Army Aviation:
(1)  Army Aviation flew a total of 520 sorties and moved 160 tons of supplies during the operation.
(2)   2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Aviation Section provided CH23 supplies during the operation.
(3)  On160900 April, 1st Bn, 27th Infantry (-) and 2nd Bn, 27th Infantry (-) were airlifted by 40 UH 1D's and 4 CH47's from the Avn Bn to LZ's vic XT500228 and XT385265.
(4)   On 201240 April, 1st Bn, 27th Infantry (-) and 2nd Bn, 27th Infantry (-) were airlifted to LZ's vic XT498157 and XT503145 by 20 UH1D's and 4 CH47's from the 11 Avn Bn.
(5)  All lifts were conducted as planned with no significant problems except as follows:

(a)  Initial loading zone in base camp was not large enough to adequately out-load         40 UH1D's and CH47's simultaneously.
(b)  On 20 April one CH47 was disabled by heavy ground fire and forced to land vic XT540216 during lift of 2nd Bn, 27th Infantry.

8.  Intelligence:

a.  Analysis of terrain in this operation was requested:

The terrain in the area of operations was generally flat to very gently
Rolling with very few relief features or high ground.  Ground cover and vegetation varied from extensive rice paddies and small crop fields, to various types of scrub.  Also interspersed among the agricultural fields were small areas of woodland both natural and cultivated.  Numerous dams and ditches crisscrossed the cultivated portion of the area.  Cross-country movement for-------------------------and woodland areas, and fair to impossible in the wet paddies, swamps, and marshes.  Movement for foot troops was fair to good in most areas traversed.  Tanks encountered difficulty in crossing streams and marshy areas.

b.  Intelligence Prior to Operation.

VC activity within the operational area had been light.  The VC
Incidents were concentrated along the LOC's.  A Red Haze mission flown on 12 April disclosed 14 emissions from the area coord XT510285 to XT550270.  The VC units operating in the area included one Local Force Company and one guerrilla platoon.  The Trung Bang Company with a strength of 70, was unlocated but it usually operated within a radius of approximately 5 kilometers north of Trang Bang.  The Quyot Chion Platoon #5 with an attached squad had been reported in the vic of coord XT575230 on 8 April 1966.
c.  Enemy Situation During Operation.

As the Brigade Task Force moved into the operational area, the VC
dispersed into hiding areas and exfiltrated from the area.  Enemy activity consisted mainly of sniper and mortar fires, booby traps, AT and AP mines (command detonated and pressure types).  Although enemy contact was not intense, a successful search of the operational area disclosed caches of rice, documents, and a medical training area.

     9.   Mission:  The 2nd Bde, 25th Infantry Division was to conduct search and destroy operations commencing 16 April in Trang Bang District vic XT4436, XT5012, XT5712, XT6028, to locate and destroy VC forces and base camps.

     10.  Concept of the Operation:  The 2nd Bde, 25th Infantry Division conducted airmobile and ground move to AO commencing 160700 April to conduct search and destroy operations.  The operation was conducted in four phases.

          Phase I:  (16 - 18 April)  TF 1st Bn, 27th Infantry and TF 2nd Bn, 27th Infantry moved to AO GREEN employing airmobile and ground elements to conduct search and destroy operations.  TF 1st Bn (M), 5th Infantry conducted search and destroy operations along their axis of advance and established blocking psns along PL NASH.

Phase II:  (18 - 20 April)  TF 1st Bn, 27th Infantry and TF 2nd Bn, 27th
Infantry continued search and destroy operations in their respective AO's.  TF 1st Bn (M), 5th Infantry continued to block and conduct search and destroy opns along PL NASH.

          Phase III:   (20 - 21 April)  TF 1st Bn, 27th Infantry and TF 2nd Bn, 27th Infantry conducted airmobile move to LZ's vic XT498157 and XT503145 respectively.  TF 1st Bn (M), 5th Infantry, Co A (-) 1st Bn, 69th Armor, Trp B 3 /4 Cavalry moved overland to establish blocking psns. around objective.  Subsequently all units conducted search and destroy operations in their assign areas.

          Phase IV:   (21 April)  All units returned to base camp on order.  TF 1st Bn (M), 5th Infantry and Co A, 1st Bn, 69th Armor, conducted sweeps outside Highway 1 on return to base camp.

11.  Operation:  2nd Brigade received OPCON 6 -06 -------1966

D - Day  (16 April 1966)

     At 0815 the Battalion minus Company B, and reinforced with a platoon of tanks, began their move to AO BLUE.  The Bn TF swept north, then due west along three areas.  Company C on the east, the reconnaissance platoon reinforced with tanks in the center, and Co A on the west.  The units established blocking positions ------------
bag cache in the same area.  The rice was extracted by helicopter.  Two AP mines were detonated by APC's.  The APC's were not damaged.  However, 1 friendly KIA, and 2 WIA were sustained vic XT601266, when an APC hit a mine.  No significant contact was made during the day.  At dusk, the Bn TF established blocking psns east of PL HASH vic XT548148.  Four ambushes were established with no contact.  MEDCAP was conducted during the day for approximately 20 women and children in the vicinity of the Battalion CP.

                     1st Bn,  27th Infantry (Trp B (-), 3/ 4 Cav)

     At 0752, Trp B (-), 3 /4 Cav with the 1st Bn, 27th Infantry 1 and tail moved to vic XT505252 where the Battalion CP was established.  Several dirt road blocks were by-passed during the move.  By 0850 Companies A and B had begun their airmobile move to AO GREEN.  The airmobile and ground forces linked up at 1015.  Trp B (-), 3 /4 Cav screened the western edge of the AO while Companies A and B moved abreast to the east conducting thorough search and destroy operations.  Company B apprehended 11 VCS vic XT505258.  At 1533 Company B engaged a VC squad vic XT524246 resulting in 3 VC KIA (BC), two US carbines, and one Chicom 7.62 rifle captures.  Airborne gunships were utilized against VC during the engagement.  The TF, minus Co B, established a perimeter around the Bn CP vic -------.  Company B coiled vic XT521245.  At 2343, Company B was attacked from three sides by approximately 20 VC.  At the same time, two of the Company's ambushes were sprung.  As a result of the attack, there were four VC KIA (BC) including a woman squad leader armed with a 7.92 Mauser rifle.  The company continued to receive harassing sniper fire throughout the night.  MEDCAP was conducted for 20 civilians at the village of X Rung Cay (XT5026) during the day.

                           2nd Bn,  27th Infantry
     Companies B and C conducted airmobile assaults into LZ IRON (XT500226) and LZ ----- (XT500243) at ------------.  The Battalion Command Group and land tail moved overland arriving in the AO by 1035.  Companies B and C attacked east conducting search and destroy operations in zone.  Light VC sniper fire was encountered during the morning hours, but was suppressed by tanks and artillery.  A large peanut and rice cache was located vic XT509248.  In addition an extensive tunnel system was located in the area and destroyed.  The Bn TF continued to receive sniper fire.  At 1315 Company C captured a wounded VC with a weapon vic XT5---20.  Company C continued to maneuver against the VC and upon overrunning the area, found 3 VC KIA (BC) and captured two VC.  At 1500, while continuing to search the area, another fire fight ensued resulting in an additional 3 VC KIA (BC).  Later, at 1630, Co B apprehended six VC's vic XT510847.  The Bn Task Force established a perimeter vic XT500226 for the night.  Three ambushes were established, none having contact

                         D+1 (17 April 1966)

                              1st Bn (M),  5th Infantry

     During the day the Battalion Task Force conducted detailed search and destroy operations along PL NASH.  Co A moved south, XT575235 - XT580228.  Co C with one tank platoon attached, moved north XT575255 - XT575283.  What appeared to be a VC rest area was located vic XT574235.  The hut contained many pictures, signs, and directional arrows pointing at the various trails in the area.  At 1330 Co C (+) made initial contact vic XT580287 with a reinforced VC squad utilizing MG's, 57RR, and automatic weapons vic XT580287.  One tank and one APC were damaged in the area by AT mines.  The vehicles were repaired on site however and returned to action.  Artillery and mortar fires were called on suspected VC locations.  There were 4 VC KIA (POSS) during the action.  At 2233 the ambush vic XT568278 was sprung killing five VC (BC) and estimating 3 KIA.  

                       1st Bn,  27th Infantry

     At 0830 the Company-----------------At 0700 the Battalion continued their methodical and detailed search of the AO.  The Battalion  Surgeon conducted MEDCAP at the village of Ap Cha Ray (XT5125) for seventeen civilians.  Large caches of rice were lifted to Trang Bang for redistribution.  At 1330 Co B located and destroyed four tunnels vic XT512249.  At 1407 Trp B, 3 /4 Cav apprehended 2 VCS vic XT525242.  The Task Force coiled for the night vic XT523253.

                      2nd Bn,  27th Infantry

     The Battalion continued to move east conducting detailed search and destroy operations with Company C on the north and Co B on the south.  The Battalion Command Group received sniper fire during the morning.  One Command and Control ship received several hits, but remained operational.  At 0843 an oxcart hit a mine vicinity of XT505228.  At 1135 the Battalion Command Group began its displacement.  At 1138 the third vehicle in the convoy, a tank, was severely damaged by a command detonated mine.  Two friendly WIA were sustained and the tank was declared a total loss.  A ¾ ton truck dispatched to assist the injured personnel in the disabled vehicle struck a land mine.  At the same time, small arms fire was placed on the convoy from the wood-line to the west of the road.  This fire was returned by small arms, machineguns, tanks firing canister and mortar fires.  A VC mortar harassing Company C was silenced by gunships in the area.  As the convoy displacing the Battalion CP continued, it was engaged with small arms vic XT527207.  A brief fire fight resulted in one VC KIA (BC) two KIA (poss).  The new OP became operational at 1840 in vicinity of XT538217.  Several mortar rds were fired into the Battalion perimeter during the night.  One WIA  was sustained.  Counter mortar fires were immediately called, silencing the VC mortars.

                        D+2 (18 April 1966)



                     1st Bn (M),  5th Infantry

     The Battalion TF continued to blocking psn along PL NASH.  Company A established a series of squad sized blocking positions along that line.  One squad vicinity XT574237 captured a VCS who revealed after interrogation that he was a VC messenger and worked in conjunction with three other VC's.  He also reported five VC's with carbines were located hiding in a tunnel vicinity XT575236.  No VC's were found in this location, however.  Co C continued to conduct search and destroy operations and screen the northern portion of PL NASH.  A small rice cache located vicinity XT584296 proved to be booby trapped.  The cache was destroyed.  In addition, a medical training area was located in the same general area.  The training center contained text books and documents, some with publication dates as late as 20 March 1966.  The Battalion Reconnaissance platoon operated in grid squares XT5626 and XT5627.  10 bunkers, 10 tunnels, and 15 freshly built shelters were located and destroyed in the area.  Also the platoon found twenty copies of the “Tropic Lightning News” dated 15 April 1966 in a house vicinity XT567277.  The Battalion AO was enlarged as shown in enclosure 1.  The Battalion then moved to new location vic XT547257 where a perimeter was established.

                          1st Bn,  27th Infantry

     During the day the Battalion Task Force conducted detailed and thorough searches of their AO vic XT5027, XT5023, XT5323, XT4527.  Numerous rice caches were discovered.  Large caches were found at XT526246, XT525248, XT525245.  At 1300 Company B found a group of fortifications with MG emplacements and an under-ground room 6' by 4½' at XT509245.  Defensive positions for the night were centered around XT523257.  The Battalion defensive psns were probed by small VC units throughout the night.  Company B killed one VC probing the perimeter vic XT525747.

                         2nd  Bn,  27th Infantry

     At 0716 Companies B and C and Co A (-) 1st Bn, 69th Armor commenced search and destroy operations with emphasis on a methodical search of their AO.  Co B apprehended one VCS in the vicinity of the Battalion perimeter XT532220.  Co A (-) 1st Bn, 69th Armor dispersed several VC snipers vic XT539200 with canister.  Also several trenches and tunnels in the vicinity of XT534195 were destroyed.  Throughout the morning Company C engaged VC who used harassing and evasive tactics.  Four VC were flushed and fired upon vic XT530196, with unknown results.  One tank hit a mine at XT533189 causing minor damage.  All units continued their operations returning to the battalion perimeter by 1600.   During the afternoon twenty civilians in the area were treated during MEDCAP.  During the evening, mortar fire was placed on suspected VC positions throughout the area.

                         D+3 (19 April 1966)

                              1st Bn (M), 5th Infantry

     The Battalion began its move to new area of operations to search the village in vicinity of XT570176.  The heavy mortar platoon, Recon Platoon, and company weapons platoon established blocks around the village.  A total of 9 VCS and one VCC were apprehended during the search.  Also a cache containing three 155 duds, one 75lb bomb and seven steel helmets was located vicinity XT576173.  The duds were blown in place, the helmets recovered.  The thorough search was terminated at 1733 and a battalion perimeter was established vic XT583187.  Also ambushes were established in the area to prevent VC mining the road and establishing ambushes along it.

                         1st Bn. 27th Infantry

     During the night, the Battalion perimeter was probed periodically by small number of VC.  VC were engaged with small arms, M-79's and mortars with unknown results.  Numerous trenches and bunker complexes were located and destroyed during the day's searches.  A tunnel vicinity XT519241 was approximately 30 meters long with a room large enough to accommodate four to six people.  An active civil affairs program was continued in the Battalion AO.  “Helping Hand” items of soap, toothbrushes, and toothpaste were distributed to the villagers of X Rung Cay (XT5026).  Preparations were made for the following day's airmobile operations.  At 2215 a claymore killed one VC vic XT523251.  Also at 2300 Co B's ambush vicinity XT51724 was sprung killing 2 VC.

                         2nd Bn,  27th Infantry

     During the morning Companies B (+) and C(+) conducted search and destroy operations south of the Battalion CP to the vicinity of Highway 1.  Canisters were effectively employed to neutralize VC snipers in the area.  Company C evacuated 1500 lbs of rice from the area and apprehended 11 VCS during the sweep.  In the afternoon hours the Battalion Reconnaissance and Security platoons conducted search and destroy operations southwest of the Battalion CP.  No contact was made.  AT 1915 automatic weapons fire was received in the Battalion perimeter from XT532215.  Fire was immediately returned and tanks aggressively searched the area with no results.

                         D+4 (20 April 1966)

     Phase III of the operation was initiated and in accordance with F&G ORD 1 to OPORD 21 - 66 an airmobile and ground assault consisting of mechanized, armored, and cavalry units was launched into AO PINK.  At 1220 a napalm strike was placed vic XT505158 to suppress VC fire on the LZ's.  At 1220 1st Bn (M), 5th Infantry and Trp B, 3/ 4 Cav crossed Highway 1 to establish blocking positions and prevent VC exfiltration from the area.  Co A, 1st Bn, 69th Armor followed these units, moving to Objective D to conduct search and destroy operations.

                         1st Bn (M),  5th Infantry

     The Battalion moved quickly to establish blocking psns along PL YELLOW.  The block had been established by 1300.  At 1400 Company A initiated search and destroy operation in Objective C moving from north to south.  Company C moved abreast of Company A searching the western portion of the objective.  Three civilians who had been wounded by a VC AT mine were evacuated from the area.   At 1520 the company killed a VC sniper vic XT524143 and captured his carbine.  The search of Objective C was completed by 1540 and the search of Objective E was subsequently initiated.  A thorough search of Objective E was terminated at 1815 without contact.  Company A was ordered to return to Base camp upon completion of the search in Objective E.  The Company (+) cleared base camp at 1915.  Company C remained in Objective C, and established numerous night ambushes.  The ambush located at XT523147 was sprung at 1945 killing 5 VC.  A team of tracks dispatched to reinforce the ambush engaged and killed another VC and captured his carbine.

                         1st Bn,  27th Infantry

     At 0200 approximately 13 rounds of 81 and 82mm mortar rounds were received in the Battalion perimeter resulting in 2 US KIA and 2 WIA.  Immediate counter-mortar fires were placed on the VC position and the mortars silenced.  At 1240 the Battalion (-) conducted an airmobile assault into LZ -------.  Co B established a blocking position along the western edge of Objective A.  Trp B, 3/ 4 Cav maintained their blocking positions north of Objective A.  At the same time Co A conducted a slow methodical search of the Objective.  22 VCS were apprehended during the search.  34 structures and three tunnels were destroyed in the area.  No VC contacts were made during the night.

                         2nd Bn,  27th Infantry  

     At 1832 the Battalion Task Force commenced their airmobile assault into LZ vic XT581-6.  While making an approach into the loading zone vic XT-----, the CH-47 was disabled by ground fire.  The Battalion Reconnaissance platoon remained with the disabled aircraft as security.  In addition an ---23 carrying the Battalion sergeant major on a reconnaissance was fired on by VC snipers.  The pilot was hit but managed to land the helicopter safely.  He was immediately evacuated.  Throughout the day, Companies B and C conducted search and destroy operations in Objective B, from west to east.  20 VCS were detained in the operational area.  Approximately 120 women and children were detained for further questioning.  Concurrently, the platoon securing the Chinook was brought under small arms and mortar fire.  Gunships and artillery were used in an attempt to disrupt VC fire.  The Battalion Commander's command and control ship was utilized to evacuate wounded from the area and in addition moved elements of the  command group to the new operational area.  At 1750 an airstrike was flown to suppress VC fire being placed on the downed Chinook and its security force.  Finally at 1920 the CH-47 was repaired and departed the area.  The Reconnaissance platoon was immediately evacuated from the area.  The Battalion (-) coiled in Objective B for the night.  At2040 a Co B ambush killed 2 VC and captured a Chinese carbine in the vicinity of XY506145.  Also a VCS was apprehended in the area at 2215.

                             D+5 (21 April 1966)


                         1ST Bn (M),   5th Infantry

     During the morning the Battalion (-) swept through Objective C again.  86 women and children were evacuated from the area and relocated in the Thai My new Life Hamlet (XT5314).  On VCS apprehended was turned over to the National Police.  Based on an intelligence report of VC tax collecting activities in a village, vic XT585155, the Battalion (-) sealed of the village and conducted a thorough search of the area.  No evidence of VC activities could be found.  Company C and the Battalion CP returned to base camp by 1345.  The Battalion reconnaissance platoon remained in the AO to secure the civilians until evacuation had been completed.  By 1212, evacuation was complete and the reconnaissance platoon commenced move to base camp.  The platoon had two contacts during their return, killing 2 VC vicinity XT553153.  One platoon from Company A provided security for a VIP returning a disabled 1st Bn, 27th Infantry vehicle.  All elements of the Battalion closed base camp by 1800.

                         1st Bn,  27th Infantry

     The Battalion continued their aggressive search of Objective A.  Emphasis was placed on maximum destruction of tunnels and trenches in the area.  At 1200 Companies A and B commenced their airlift to base camp utilizing three UHID's.  The land tail departed the operational area at 1436.  At XT497172 the convoy was engaged with sniper fire.  Troops immediately dismounted, and deployed against suspected VC positions.  VC mortars fired into the area resulting in 6 friendly WIA's and damage to one 2½ ton truck.  The truck was towed back to base camp.  By 1710 all Task Force elements had closed base camp.

                         2nd Bn,  27th Infantry

     Search and destroy operations continued in Objective B with emphasis on destruction of VC tunnels and fortifications in the area.  Upon completion of operations, Companies B and C marched to vic XT553166, where trucks returned the units to base camp by 1800.  The Battalion CP was airlifted to base camp.

12.  Results:

Friendly Losses                       Enemy Losses

KIA:        3                            VC KIA  (BC)          47
WIA:     45                            VC KIA  (Poss)      44
                                              VC KBA  (BC)         6
                                             VC KBA  (Poss)    18
                                             VCC                       22
                                             VCS                     105
                         Rice:               1.1 ton destroyed
                                        15.1 ton evacuated
                         Enemy Losses (cont.)

                         Peanuts          700 lbs evacuated
                         S/A               16 evacuated
                         Hvy Wpns          1 mortar destroyed
                         Documents          15 lbs evacuated
                         Bldgs               125 destroyed
                         Tunnels          4 destroyed
                         Bunkers          51 destroyed
                         Booby traps          40 destroyed
                         Mines               5 destroyed
                         Steel Helmets          7 evacuated
                         Medical Supplies     1 box evacuated
                         Tape Recorder          1 evacuated
                         Radio               1 evacuated
                         Bombs and Duds     75 lb - destroyed
                                             250 lb -  destroyed
                                             500 lb -  destroyed
                                             175 lb -  destroyed

     The following is a recapitulation of combat damage to vehicles and aircraft:

     1st Bn,  27th Infantry:               1 -  2 ½ ton truck damaged and evacuated.     
     2nd Bn, 27th Infantry:               2 - ¾ ton trucks damaged:  
                                   1 evacuated
                                   1 repaired in the field
     1st Bn (M), 5th Infantry:          4 APC's damaged and repaired in the field
     Troop B, 3rd Sqdn, 4th Cavalry     5 tanks damaged,
                                   3 evacuated
                                   2 repaired in the field
     Company A, 1st Bn, 69th Armor     4 tanks damaged
                                   2 repaired in the field,
                                   2 evacuated (1 beyond repair)
     HHC, 2nd Brigade               1 helicopter damaged and evacuated

13.  Administrative Matters:

a.  Supply:

(1)   All resupply of Class I, V and water was effected by air except for
for two overland convoys in support of the artillery at Trung Lap.

                              (2)    A forward trains element was located at Trung Lap within the lst Bn, 8th Artillery area.  The following comprised this element:

(a)  Maintenance and POL personnel
(b)  Selected vehicles - VTR's, wreckers and a service unit for flame APC's.
(c)  5,000 gallon water tanker, 5000 gallon diesel tanker, and 5000 gallon Mogas tanker
(d)  A contact maintenance team from Support Command

(3)  Support Command spotted a 5000 gallon water tanker, and a drum stockage of 30 diesel, 30 Mogas, and 20 Avgas drums at the resupply pad in base camp.

(4)  POL consumption by units is as follows:

1st Bm. (M), 5th Infantry          Company A, 1st Bn, 69th Armor

3610 gallons Mogas               450 gallons Mogas
810   gallons Diesel               1960 gallons Diesel

Troop B,  3rd Sqdn, 45h Cavalry

1450  gallons Mogas
2600  gallons Diesel

(5)  A total of 359 resupply missions were flown airlifting 160 tons.  The following is a breakdown by class of supply:

Class I - 30.6 tons          POL - 22.2 tons
Class V -37.2 tons          Misc - 38.0 tons
Water  -  33.0 tons

b.  Combat loads:  Upon departing base camp personnel carried two canteens of water and two C-Rations meals.  Ammunition loads were as follows:

M-14 - 200 rds     M60 - 1600 rds     5 AW's per platoon
M-16 - 300 rds     M79 - 36 rds          4 claymores per platoon
     2 hand grenades per man               M14B2 - 300 rds
     5 AW's per platoon                    4 claymores per platoon
     2 OS/CN grenades per fire team

c.  Maintenance:

(1)  A Maintenance contact team was established as indicated previously.
(2)  1st Bn (M), 5th Infantry had twenty-one vehicles inoperative because of mechanical failure.  Only four APC's had to be returned to base camp for these deficiencies:  all of these on the last day of the operation.
(3)  Maintenance was stressed throughout the operation.  Maintenance inspections were conducted by unit commanders upon return to base camp.

d.  Treatment of casualties and evacuation:

(1)  Battalion aid stations accompanied the Battalion Forward Command Posts.
(2)  The Brigade Surgeon remained at the Brigade Forward Op.
(3)  Resupply and Command and Control ships were used whenever possible, depending on the seriousness of the casualty, for medical evacuation.

e.  Communications:

(1)  Types utilized:

(a)  FM radio
(b)  AM radio

1.  Point to point (Net ---)  telephone
2.  Switchboard to switchboard (---near telephone)
3.  Teletype (on line typing)

(c)  Courier (liaison officers)
(d)  Wire

2.      Because of initial over-lap on the Brigade Command Est 1st  Bn AO, 7th Infantry had to switch to the alternate frequency.
3.      Courier remains the fastest, simplest method of transmitting classified, time deadline reports over short distances.  These include the UNISOM and the SIIEEP.
4.      Incorporation and use of the new family of radios is the Brigade Command Net was accomplished satisfactorily.

14.  Special Equipment and ------

Starlight devices were carried by all units and utilized during night operations.

15.  Commander's Analysis

          a.  TAOR boundaries must no be placed too close to the actual area of
Operation.  When such is the case and targets are outside the TAOR, the delay associated by fire coordinates results in the loss of the quick reaction of supporting fires.

          b.   Too many vehicles were taken by the --- Bn, ---- Infantry team, causing movement problems.

          c.    When tanks cannot be utilized by units due to terrain. They should be returned to Brigade Control as soon as possible.

          d.    Units must thoroughly and quickly clear their brigade reserve perimeter.  This will prevent VC from emplacing claymores and launching surprise attacks.  In the daytime, smaller ambushes or outposts must be used to prevent sniping at choppers coming in to land.  Once fire is received, aggressive action must be initiated to suppress fires.

          e.    Different routes must be used when leaving areas.  Suspected routes of movement are always mined and booby trapped.

          f.    Units should anticipate VC mortar fire at any time.  Dispersion must always be maintained to prevent unnecessary losses.  Night offensive positions should include overhead cover whenever possible.  Soil covered bags should be placed so as to provide the individual with maximum cover from the flanks as well as the front and rear.

          g.   In VC infested areas double or mutually supporting ambushes should be employed.  This technique may prove to be better than a large platoon sized ambush.  When ambushes mutually support one another, they must be a minimum of 200 yards apart in order to effectively employ claymore mines in all directions.  When small ambushes are employed consideration should be given to employing claymore mines in depth, i.e., 40 meters, 20 meters.

          h.   Just prior to an airmobile extraction, a sweep around the loading zone should be conducted.  This will not eliminate the need for blade security throughout the extraction, but will assist in elimination of some of the snipers in nearby areas.

          i.    Whenever an area is to be destroyed, arrangements must be made to accommodate civilians and refugees, even though none may be expected.  Women and children can create a big problem.  ARVN assistance with the civilians is a must.  Arrangements should be made to have a stand-by team from the province in which operations are conducted so that the team can be airlifted into the area very quickly when needed.

          j.   The tail-end of a march column, whether foot, mobile or motorized, must be especially watchful since the VC will habitually fire at the last troops leaving an area.  Instant reaction is a must.

          k.   When selecting assembly areas, consideration should be given to including roads if they are in the area, and if the area is in an open field, remaining in the center of it.

          l.    Numerous strong ambushes must be located surrounding defensive positions, particularly on the first night of occupation since results obtained have been excellent.

          m.   Continuous reconnaissance must be made to locate routes which vehicles may use to avoid wet areas and link-up with infantry.

           n.  Units must emphasize shell reps when VC's mortar our positions.

           o.  Before moving on a highway, units must insure that both sides of the Highway have been cleared.

          p.   Although fire must be returned immediately, indiscriminate firing into the village must cease.

          q.  Firing at is an operational necessity, no excess attachments should be
made at night.

          r.   During the third phase of the operation Trang Bang, officials should have been brought up to date soon enough for them to effectively halt civilians leaving the operational area.
           s.   A vigorous Civil Affairs Program was conducted throughout Operation KAHAIA.

               (1)   Approximately 200 civil ------------------------.

               (2)   Helping Hand supplies were distributed throughout the operational areas.  Demonstrations were given on the proper use of the health items distributed.

               (3)   12 tons of rice were evacuated from the operational area.  The rice was turned over to the Trang Bang sub-sector advisor to be given to needy families.

               (4)   89 civilians were evacuated from VC controlled areas during the third phase of the operation to the Dac Ha #2 New Life Hamlet (XT6413).

                (5)   A Psy/Ops loudspeaker mission was flown over the village of X Rung Cay to exploit the VC mortar attack on that village the previous day.

          t.   VC will mine the sides of roads adjacent to road blocks.  Before bypassing road blocks, units must thoroughly check the area for mines.

          u.   According to reliable reports, Trang Lap is used as a refuge for the VC curing operations in that area.
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          v.   Landing zones should be planned closer to objectives.

          w.   Plans for operations must be rigidly adhered to.

          x.   Only necessary traffic should be transmitted over radios.  All radio operators should know exactly what they are going to say prior to transmitting.

          y.   In general, all units participating in Operation KAHAIA performed in an outstanding manner throughout the exercise.  The final phase of the operation was particularly complex due to the numerous elements and agencies involved.  Nevertheless, each element executed its movements and mission exactly as planned.  Consequently, 119 valid VCS were apprehended, 14 of which were confirmed VC and the remainder primarily draft dodgers.

      16.   Recommendations:

       a.   Division should place a “Recovery Reaction Force” on a JC ---- standby at Base Camp to respond to evacuation and recovery missions on a mission basis only.

                   (1)   Composition - Equipment

             2 VIP's          1  Lowboy
             1  Wrecker        1 Escort Platoon

(2)  Composition - Personnel

Maintenance Warrant Officer
Necessary Drivers
Recovery Personnel

(3)   Procedures:

(a)  Brigade S-4 contacts G-4 outlining mission and requirements  
(b)  G-4 contact Support Command which informs the basic standby element to accomplish the mission.
(c)  ----and Escort report to Division formation area and meet with the Brigade Representative and ---suce frequency and call signs.

(4)  Prior planning should provide for evacuation of civilians at the earliest possible time in order to release those combat troops used to control the civilians.

FOR THE COMMANDER:

                              Hambit L. Bragos
                              Captain Infantry
                              Asst Adjutant


 Toan Thang II

                    DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                 HEADQUARTERS  2ND BRIGADE,  25TH INFANTRY DIVISION
                            APO  96225

AVDCSB-C                                                                                                                             10 March 1969

SUBJECT:     Combat Operations After Action Report    (RCS: MACJ3 K-1)

Commanding General
25th Infantry Division
ATTN:  Division Historian
APO  96225


1.  (U)     Operation TOAN THANG,  Phase II

2.  (U)     Dates of Operation:   010001 June 1968 - 162400 February 1969

3.  (U)  Location:  Gia Dinh, Hau Nghia, Binh Duong, and Tay Ninh Provinces, RVN

4.  (U)  Control Headquarters:  2nd Brigade,  25th Infantry Division.

5.  (U)  Reporting Officer:   Colonel H.S. Long Jr.

6.  (C)  Task Organization:

          1st Battalion,  5th Infantry  (M)
          1st Battalion,  27th Infantry
          2nd Battalion,  12th Infantry
          2nd Battalion,  14th Infantry
          2nd Battalion,  27th Infantry
          3rd Battalion,  34th Cavalry
          3rd Squadron,  4th Cavalry
          3rd Battalion,  22nd Infantry
          3rd Battalion,  187th Infantry
          4th Battalion,  9th Infantry
          2nd Battalion,  3rd Infantry
          3rd Squadron,  17th Air Cavalry
          65th Engineer Battalion
                                        GROUP - 4
                                   DOWNGRADED AT 3 YEAR INTERVALS
                                   DECLASSIFIED AFTER 12 YEARS





AVDCSB-C                                                  10 March 1969
SUBJECT:     Combat Operations After Action Report (RCS: MACJ3  K-1)

          1st Battalion,  8th Artillery
          C Battery,  7th Battalion,  11th Artillery
          B and C Batteries,  2nd  Battalion,  13th Artillery
          3rd Battalion,  13th Artillery
          B and C Batteries,  1st Battalion,  27th Artillery
          B and C Batteries,  2nd Battalion,  77th Artillery
          C Battery,  3rd Battalion,  197th Artillery
          C Battery,  2nd Battalion,  319th Artillery
          38th Scout Dog Platoon

7.  (C)  Supporting Forces:

a.  Artillery Support.

       (1)   Units.

(a)  Direct support:  1st Battalion, 8th Artillery fired in direct support of the 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division.

(b)  General support:

C Battery,  7th Battalion,  11th Artillery
B and C Batteries,  2nd Battalion,  13th Artillery
A, B, C and D Batteries, 3rd Battalion,  13th Artillery
B and C Batteries,  1st Battalion,  27th Artillery
B and C Batteries,  2nd Battalion,  77th Artillery
C Battery,  3rd Battalion,  197th Artillery
C Battery,  2nd Battalion,  319th Artillery

(2)   Artillery was employed in Operation TOAN THANG, Phase II to provide:

(a)  Landing zone preparations.
(b)  Suppressive fires.
(c)  Counter-mortar fires.
(d)  Suppression of sniper fire.
(e)  Destruction of attacking enemy forces (direct fire).
(f)  H and I fires.
(g)  Smoke and screening fires.
(h)  Marking rounds for location
(i)  Illumination.

(3)  309,744 rounds of 105mm, 155mm and 8 inch artillery were
fired in support of 2nd Brigade operations and Vietnamese units within the Brigade TAOI.

                b.   Army Aviation:  The four (4) organic OH-23's were exchanged for four (4) OH-6A's.  The aircraft were used on a daily basis by the battalions for command and control, liaison and reconnaissance missions.  During the period, the aircraft flew a total of 3855 hours, consisting of 8040 tasks, 14,071 sorties and 14,018 passengers carried.  The 25th Aviation Battalion provided a UH-1D command and control helicopter to the Brigade Commander.  The Brigade Commander used the C&C extensively for controlling multi-battalion operations, making command visits, and observing tactical operations.  The Brigade utilized one or more assault helicopter companies on 211 days of Operation TOAN THANG, Phase II.  The helicopter companies were normally furnished by the 269th Combat Aviation Battalion.  The assault helicopter companies were used primarily to conduct combat assault and eagle flights.  CH-47's  allocated daily by II Field Force, resupplied the battalion during Operation TOAN THANG, Phase II.  A total of 1681 CH-47 sorties were utilized during the operation to move 1944 tons of Class I through V supplies, personnel and mail to the forward areas.  UH-1D's performed several emergency resupply missions on a quick and timely basis.

 c.  Air Support  (USAF)  

(1)  General:

(a)   Tactical fighter bombers from the 7th Tactical Air Force were
used to support 2nd Brigade operations.  The Forward Air Controllers were from the 19th Tactical Air support Squadron.  Night operations were supported by Spooky, Shadow and Moonshine of Bien Hoa Air Force Base.

                               (b)  2019 fighter sorties were flown by tactical fighters within the Brigade TAOI:  1569 of these strikes were pre-planned sorties. 450 of the strikes were immediate request sorties in support of troops in contact.

(2)  The following is the results of the tactical fighter strikes:

Destroyed
Damaged
Uncovered
Bunkers
 3056
456   
 328
Trenches (meters)
3980
1402
2836
Fighting Positions
1304
 384
Structures  
 337  
96
Secondary Explosions
248
Secondary Fires  
132
Killed by Air
303 VC (BC)
493 VC (Poss)



d.  Chemical Operations:

(1)   Chemical operations in support of Operation TOAN THANG II, included
tactical and persistent CS drops, defoliation missions, and “Sniffer” missions flown by the 9th Chemical Detachment in support of the 2nd Bde Operations.

           (2)   Defoliation missions have been flown in 2nd Bde areas of operations to clear vegetation bordering roads, paths, trails and water-ways (Oriental and Saigon Rivers), thus reducing possible sites from which friendly forces may be ambushed; revealing enemy trails, supply route or installations in forested areas; clearing vegetation from fields of fire and avenues of approach; clearing vegetation surrounding Cu Chi Base Camp and ;other critical installations.

           (3)   Persistent CS drops from CH-47's have been made in areas of the lower Boi Loi, upper HoBo Woods, and the Cape Canaveral area.  Enemy routes of infiltration, trails, LOC's, suspected tunnels and bunker complexes, and suspected rocket launching sites, have been the primary targets of CS drops made in support of 2nd Bde.

           (4)   Of particular interest was the use of CS in tunnel device operations.  The 1 - 5 Infantry (M) encountered large tunnel complexes which were considered too large to be effectively flushed by the Mity-Mite blower.  On this situation, 55 gallon drums of CS were made available to the 2nd Bde.  The 10 pound sacks of CS were placed inside the tunnel complex spaced about 20 meters apart.  All charges and sacks were connected simultaneously.  This method sealed the tunnel, trapping the CS inside, effectively denying the tunnel to the enemy.

8.  (C)  Intelligence:

           a.   Enemy units during the initial stage of Operation TOAN THANG II were scattered and in a general phase of regrouping.  There was sporadic contact, but no indication that he had the ability or resources to launch a major offensive.

           b.   As the brigade AO enlarged toward the northwest, the movement and positions of the enemy forces became more canalized into the areas of the Filhol, HoBo Woods and the Citadel.  Contact with small elements continued, and harassing tactics in the form of mortaring and hit and run attacks were prevalent.

          c.   During the month of September, stronger, better armed forces were encountered.  The majority of contacts were made with local VC forces.  There was continuous evidence of resupplying and construction of defensive positions by the enemy.  In October, FSB KEENE received a ground attack though not by a force large enough to over-run it.  In the Citadel area, there was a coordinated attack on A & D 2 - 12 Inf. between 101800 and 111800.  In both cases the enemy did not commit himself in a decisive way.  There was evidence of more NVA soldiers making contact, though no main force NVA units could be pin-pointed.

         d.   In December, the 88th Regiment was identified as a subordinate of SR-2.  The area of operations for the 88th was the Citadel - HoBo Woods.  The 7th Bn, Cu Chi, was operating in small units and the 268th Regiment was dispersed in the lower Boi Loi Woods.

         e.   On 11 December, two PW's identified their units as the 268th Regiment and gave a location of XT5333316 (lower Boi Loi Woods).  Interrogation indicated that no large scale attacks were planned for the immediate future.  In the southern portion of the brigade AO, documents and agent reports indicated the presence of elements of the 267 and 242 battalions.  Agent reports and captured documents also indicated that the 272nd Regt was located in the Angel's Wing area; that it had moved south from its previous location west of Tay Ninh.  Southeast of this area, along the eastern side of the Oriental River, captured PW's and documents identified the 2642 Bn.  Enemy harassment through standoff attacks of mortar and rocket fire throughout the brigade AO was prevalent.

         f.   On 3 February a PW stated that the local units in Hoc Mon were to assist in the movement of the 101st NVA Regt. towards Saigon, generally following the Saigon River from the Dau Tieng area down through Hoc Mon.  Other units identified in early February were the 242 Bn, with its headquarters in Ba Thu, Cambodia, but operating in the Duc Hue area, and continued identification of the 268th Regt. in the Citadel area.

         g.   At the end of Operation TOAN THANG II, there was still evidence of main force units in the brigade AO.  The 268th Regt and the 88th Regt had taken heavy losses, but were receiving replacements from North Vietnam through the Fishhook area.  Local Force guerillas, though sustaining continued losses, still had the capability to harass military installations and terrorize many sections of the civilian community.  In turn, there were still adequate numbers of civilians who were either neutral or sympathetic to the local forces to permit concealment and resupply.

9.  (C)  Mission:   2nd Brigade conducts offensive operations in TAOI commencing 1 June 1968 to:

a.   Frustrate enemy plans, locate and destroy VC/NVA forces, base camps and support areas.

b.   Defend Phu Cuong, Ba Bep and Trang Bang Bridges.

c.   Clear and secure MSR's

d.   Execute Pacification program (after 25 Oct. “Colors Up”).

e.   Conduct VCI operations.

f.   Develop targets for B-52 and persistent CS strikes.

g.  Conduct combined offensive operations in conjunction with 25th and 5th ARVN Infantry Divisions throughout TAOI to destroy enemy forces.  

h.   Interdict movement by VC/NVA forces through the TAOI through various corridors by extensive activities within the corridors.

10.   (C)  Concept of Operation:  2nd Bde in conjunction with the 25th ARVN Div, RF/PF units and National Police, conducted combined and unilateral offensive operations within the TAOI to pre-emtp VC/NVA initiatives, to interdict his lines of communications and to counter enemy initiatives.

11.   (C)  Execution:

           a.   The month of June saw daily contact with small enemy units.  Almost daily, elements of the 2nd Brigade were locating and destroying small caches, thus maintaining a strong and persistent offensive against the enemy.  A major contact was sustained on 17 June vicinity XS7499.  Elements of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry were located in a night laager which received a main attack by an estimated NVA battalion employing small arms, RPG's, automatic weapons and 60mm mortar fire.  Immediately the US troops returned fire with organic weapons, artillery, gunships and a “Spooky”.  The NVA Battalion had to withdraw, leaving 67 NVA (BC) and a large amount of enemy weapons, munitions and personal gear.

         b.   The month of July was characterized by a limited number of contacts with the enemy.  The enemy had been defeated during his May offensive, and was generally avoiding major contact throughout the TAOI.  On the afternoon of 8 July, Co C, 1st Bn, 27th Infantry, discovered a large cache vic XT799124.  The cache contained 238 - 60mm rds, 18 - 82mm rds, 4 boxes of medical supplies, and other assorted small arms ammunition.

        c.   The month of August was uneventful with respect to actual contact.  The enemy was evasive and unwilling to make contact.  However, the 2nd Brigade kept the offensive by locating several caches during the period.  The 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, on 4 Aug. located a large munitions cache vic XS645994 in a canal.  A thorough search uncovered 17 - 107mm rockets complete, 16 - 75mm RR rds,  22 CHICOM anti-tank mines, and 56 pounds of CHICOM  TNT.  On 7 Aug 68, another cache was found vic XT747210 which revealed 139 - 75mm RR rds.  On still another occasion, on 17 Aug 68, the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, vic XT743192 located 3 unusual dirt mounds approximately 2 feet high.  A probe into these mounds uprooted 107 RPG-2 rds, 140 - 82mm rds, 23 - 75mm RR rds, 50 - 5ft pieces CHICOM Bangalore torpedoes, 29 CHICOM anti-tank mines, 500 rds, .51cal. ammo, 300 - ¼ blocks CHICOM TNT, and 28,500 rds 7.62 ammunition.

        d.   The month of September produced no significant contacts.  The enemy conducted small unit-size harassing actions.  The largest cache of the month was found on 27 September when elements of the 3rd  Battalion, 49th ARVN Regiment, supporting the 2nd Brigade, located 104 - 75mm RR rds, 282 - 60mm rds, 281 - 82mm rds, 3 cases of CHICOM grenades, 21 anti-tank mines and 3 cases of AK ammunition.

        e.   The enemy continued to avoid major contact during the month of October.  On 1 October while combat assaulting into the northern HoBo Woods, B and C Companies, 2/12 Infantry, observed five VC running into two tunnels and engaged with organic weapons, LFT, and CS gas.  After killing 14 VC and taking 11 VC POW, Co B, 2 / 12 Inf, located a huge cache of the 7th Cu Chi Battalion Rear Detachment.  The cache, partially camouflaged, was located vic XT589277 and contained 87 - 82mm rds, 29 cases of RPG-2 rds, 30 cases of AK ammo, 73 bangalore torpedoes, 15 cases 60mm ammo, 7 pistols of assorted types, 1 -60mm mortar, 5 lbs of documents, 66,000 VN piasters, and 1 complete surgical kit.  On 10 Oct 68, units from the 2 /12 Inf, 2 /27 Inf and 4 /9 Inf made contact with an estimated battalion sized enemy unit vicinity XT531224 and continued contact until 2000 hrs., resulting in 26VC KIA and 85 VC KIA (poss).  Throughout October the 2 /14 Infantry conducted intensive VCI operations within the My Hanh area of Duc Hoa District.  The battalion was very successful in destroying the Viet Cong infrastructure in the area.  The intense work in this area brought forth many caches and Chieu Hoi's.
     During one day, 3 VC's rallied under the Chieu Hoi Program to the battalion.  The three ralliers led the 2 /14 Inf to 10 AK-47's, 1 US carbine, 4 RPG-2RL's, 2 RPG-7 rds, and 600 small arms ammo.  The following day two more VC rallied to the government at the same location.
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          f.   November had several cache finds which usually consisted of large quantities of rice and medical supplies.  The major contact of the month took place at 0130 on 28 November 1968.  Elements of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, vic XT334151 were engaged by small arms, RPG fire, automatic weapons and 60mm mortar fire.  Fire was returned immediately with organic weapons and artillery.  The enemy withdrew, leaving 36 VC KIA, 3 CHICOM light machine guns, 2 RPG-2 launchers, 10 AK-47's, 7 RPG-7 launchers and 25 rifle grenades.

          g.   December started with a large cache discovery by the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry, vicinity XT613292.  The cache contained 128 -82mm rds, 43 cans of charges, 30 RPG-7 rds, and 54 RPG -2 boosters.  Numerous light contacts took place during the remainder o the month.

h.  During January the enemy avoided contact throughout the TAOI.

i.   The 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry (Mechanized), on the 2nd of February, found a
large rice and food cache in vic XT524223:  24,000 lbs of unpolished rice and 20 cans of fish.  On Feb, while sweeping through the upper Filhol Plantation, the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor, discovered a large weapons cache vic XT639218.  The following items were found:  50 -122mm rockets, 40 -122mm boosters, 23 -122mm mortars, 20 -107mm rockets, 45 -82mm mortar rds, 43 boxes of C-4, 34 RPG-7 rds, and 5 cases of CHICOM grenades.

j. Detailed summary of execution is attached for periods:

(1)  1 Jun 68 - 30 Sept 68  (Encl. 1)
(2)  1 Oct 68 - 16 Feb 69  (Encl 2)

12.  (C)  RESULTS:

a. Enemy Losses:

(1)  Personnel
VC/NVA  KIA  (BC)  
1797
VC/NVA  KIA  (Poss)
 876
VC/NVA  POW
303
Chieu Hoi's
17
 Detainees
1425

(2)   Equipment   

Captured
Destroyed
Total
Individual Wpns
 634
153
 787
Crew Served Wpns
 51
19
 70
Crew Served Wpns
97
  31
 128

(3)   Munitions:    

Captured  
Destroyed
Total
122mm Rkts (compt)
 56
3
59
122mm Warheads
36
36
122mm Rkt Mortar
47
47
107mm  Rkts Complete
 79
 79
107mm Warheads
 6
 6
120mm Mortar
1
1
82mm Mortars
1014
  614
 1628
82mm  Fuses
304
143
 447
75RR
283
41
324
60mm Mortar
 649
460
 1109
 60mm Fuses
150
113
263
57RR   
 4
 4
RPG-7 (B-41)
531
257
 788
RPG-7 (Boosters)
 279
226   
 505
RPG-2 (B-40)
 864
671
1535
RPG-2 (Boosters)
154  
134
 288
14.5mm  MG
100
100
12.7mm  MG
250  
250  
.51 Cal
2400
1217
 3617
.50 Cal
 250
1100
1350
.45 Cal
 76
 230
 306
 9mm
 48
109
 157
.38 Cal  
150
150
CHICOM (7.62 Long)
36,450
 3770
40,220
7.62 (Short) (AK)  
146,433
21,986
168,419
.30
 1,100
 5,950
7,050
750 lb Bomb
4
4
500 lb Bomb
 5
 5
250 lb Bomb
7
7
CBU
94
94
8”  rd
 6
 6
155mm
 47
 47
106mm RR
70
70
105mm
70
70
4.2 Mortar
13
13
90mm (HE)
 4
 4
90mm RR
  2
  2
81mm Mortar
22
22
M-72 LAW22
27
97
124
AT Mines
 147
167
313
AO Mines
42
42
Home Made Mines
17
17
US Claymore (M-18A1)
7
 18
 25
CHICOM Directional Mines
 7
71
78
Rifle Grenades  
30
108
138
AT Grenades
12
 48  
60
US Hand Grenades
42
178
220
CHICOM Hand Grenades
727
 846
1573
CHICOM TNT
3181 lbs
2964 lbs
 3281 lbs
CHICOM C-3/C-4
2090 lbs
 2131 lbs
2303 lbs
Shape Charges     
 3
 3
Bangalore Torpedoes
344
 112  
456
Detonating Cord
9'
 120'
 120'
Blasting Caps
1206
 446
1652
Electrical Wire
3600'
280'
3880'
Time Fuse
200'
200'
Fuse Igniters
 234  
 234  

(4)   CONSTRUCTION
Destroyed
  Total
Bunkers   
4275
4275
Fighting Positions
1706
1706
Tunnels  
354
354
Trench   
1180 mtrs
1180
Military Structures  
98
98
Punji Pits
136  
136
Foot Bridges
16   
16   
Road Blocks
67  
67  
                                                  Captured          Destroyed                 Total
         (5)   Documents               265 lbs                                             265 lbs
         (6)   Supplies:
Captured
Destroyed
Total
Medical Supplies
172  lbs
172  lbs
VC/NVA Uniforms
87
122
209
VC/NVA Webgear
11
54
65
US Pistol Belt
30
26
56
VC Ponchos
155
177
272
VC/NVA Helmets
12
13
25
VC/NVA Gasmasks
31
17
48
VC/NVA Hammocks
124
278
402
VC/NVA misc. clothing
52
50
102
Sandals
45pr
57pr
102pr
VC/NVA Canteens  
110
527
627
VC/NVA Medical Bags
7
28
35
VC/NVA Entrenching tools  
18
28
46
VC/NVA Picks
30
11
41
Machetes
97
18
115
Knives
2
5
7
Flashlights
7
6
13
 Flashlight Batteries
109
12
121
AK Magazines
186
101
287
RPD Drums
74
47
121
Military Radios
11
11
Civilian Radios
9
9
Antenna
2
2
Field Phones
4
3
7
Commo Wire
3100'
2735'
5835'
Sampans
117
117
Sampan Motors
6
6
Bicycles
5
10
15
Motor-scooters   
1
1
Automobiles  
1
1
Piasters (GVN)
77,831$
77,831$
Rice
183,230 lbs
21,729 lbs
304,959lbs
Fish
41 cans
41 cans
Salt
 3750 lbs
 1100 lbs
3850 lbs
Peanuts   
100 lbs
250 lbs
350 lbs
Cooking Oil
 50 gals
 50 gals
Condensed Milk  
200 cans
200 cans
Cooking Utensils
12 lbs
 17 lbs
 29 lbs
Stoves
10
10
Sewing Machines
12
2
14
Typewriters     
 3
 3
 6
Tobacco
750 lbs
750 lbs
Carbide lamps
4
3
7

(7)  Miscellaneous, Captured:

 12 aiming stakes
 3  60mm mortar sights  
 1   loudspeaker   
3  60mm mortar baseplates
40 cartons VN cigarettes  
1  82mm mortar baseplate
2  watches
2  US compasses
3  snorkels
4   inner-tubes
2  RPG-7 sights
1  50 cal. MG Tripod
2  pr binoculars
1  Tape Recorder
1400' nylon rope
200 lbs surgical soap
 2  letters   
4  PRC  25 batteries
 2  VC flags
2 NVA flags
1  Russian flag
1  60mm mortar cleaning kit
1   2 ½ HP generator
1  3HP engine
 30' claymore wire
 50  fishing poles


     b. US Casualties:
KIA
WIA
TOTAL
1 -5 Inf (M)
39
234
273
1 -27 Inf
37
86
123
2 -12 Inf    
44
242
286
2 -14 Inf
32
259
291
2 -27 Inf
57
308
365
 2 -34 Armor   
0
19
19
 3 -4  Cav
13
89
102
3 -22 Inf
3
24
27
 3 -187 Inf
11
57
68
4 -9  Inf
20
135
155
2 -3  Inf
11
28
39
 3 -17 CAV
2
0
2
C/65 Engr
9
21
30
1 -8 Arty
1
43
44

     c. US Combat losses of Major Items from 1 Jun 68 - 16 Feb. 69


ITEM  
1 - 5
2 - 12
2 - 14
 2 - 27
2 - 34
TOTAL
M113A1,  APC
83
1
84
¼ Ton Truck
1
1
2
2 ½ Ton Truck
1
1
2
5  Ton Truck
1
1
5  Ton Wrkr
1
1
M -48 Tank
13
13
M -60
35
4
39
.50 cal MG
32
32
M-3A1 Sub MG .45 cal.
2
5
7
Sub MG Car. 15   
5
5
M16A1
151
19
12
12
14
208
.45 Cal Pistol
33
1
2
7
18
61
M79 Grenade Launc
35
8
3
2
6
54
90mm RR
4
1
5
AN/VRC-12
3
3
AN/VRC-46
9
1
10
AN/VRC-47
6
1
7
AN/VRC-53  
4
3
7
AN/GRC-125
6
6
AN/PRC-25
11
4
15
AN/PRT-4
10
5
15
AN/PRR-9
8
6
14
Starlight (HM)
20
1
3
24
Starlight (CS)
3
3
Mine Detector
3
2
5
81mm Mortar
11
11
Carrier 82mm
2
1
3
Metascope
1
1
2
Arm. Sub-system
11
11
Telescope M-49  
1
1
2
Searchlight
2
2
M-548
1
1
¾ Ton Truck
1
1



13.  Administrative Matters:                                   (p12)

a.   Supply:   During the reporting period the supply point distribution system was
in effect for all major units.  The supply points were located at the base camp from which major units drew all major items of equipment and supplies.  Major units made unit distribution to their subordinate elements whenever it was practical.  On some occasions, major units also employed the supply point distribution system.  The resupply methods used during the period included transporting supplies from the base camp to a forward field location (fire support base) and subsequently to a forward position, i.e., night laager, hard-spot and patrol base.  Supplies are normally moved by surface from the base camp to the forward field location except for combat emergencies and to locations not accessible by road.  Aerial resupply is conducted utilizing the CH-47 and the UH-1D.  With the CH-47, loads are carried both internally and externally.  Air assets are limited and difficult to obtain at times.  Therefore, every effort should be made to move supplies by surface means whenever practical.  
During this period the basic problem consisted of a shortage of barrier and fortification materials.  These shortages included concertina wire, sandbags and heavy timber required for establishing overnight defensive positions.  Assault troops carried more than a basic load of ammunition which consisted of the normal combat load plus the individual and crew-served weapons load.  The additional ammunition requirements created a resupply problem.  In most cases, combat resupply was accomplished by CH-47 or UH-1D.  On several occasions there was a shortage of claymore mines with detonating devices, trip flares and 40mm (M79) ammunition.  Resupply has been hampered to some degree by a shortage of air rigging equipment which has a serviceab8lity span of six (6) months.  

b.   Maintenance:   Maintenance operations and support during the period have fluctuated from fair to good.  The major problem has been in the area of repair parts availability.  Several combat essential items, i.e., PRC-25/77 radios, 90mm Recoilless Rifles, 81mm mortars, 4.2 inch mortars, mine detectors, and starlight scopes were dead-lined in excess of 30 days due to parts.

c.   Treatment of Casualties and Evacuation:   Adequate evacuation of casualties was provided by the 159th Medical Detachment during Phase II.  During major contacts with the enemy, the 159th Medical Detachment was supplemented by other helicopter medical detachments to handle the large casualty requirements.  The 2nd Brigade casualties were speedily evacuated to the medical facilities that had the capability of treating the type of wound involved.

d.   Transportation:   Organic wheeled vehicles were used to resupply fire support bases.  During company sized or larger unit moves, non-organic vehicles were required.  The major problems in this area were dead-lined vehicles without seats and side boards which decreased the unit transportation availability and capability considerably.  Also, mines were a great and continuous threat to surface transportation.  Air transportation assets are limited and were used only when requirements could not be met by surface means.  Due to the heavy commitment of Army Aviation support, aerial resupply could not always be satisfied on a timely basis.

e.   Communications:

(1)  KY-8 Operation:  Voltage required for the KY-8 is 25 volts.  Field CP
arrangements have used a 24 Voltage battery in conjunction with a 28V Generator.  In order to insure 25 Volts for the KY-8, 30 Volt battery service is necessary and will eliminate unsatisfactory secure voice operation.

                        (2)   AN/PRC-25 Long Antenna, AT-271:   There has been a tendency to throw away the Long Antenna AT-271 when the nylon cord breaks.  The antenna can be saved by using field wire WDO1 as a substitute.

                      (3)   Antenna R-292:   Improved Communications has been achieved by the proper construction of the 292 Antenna when erected to comply with the frequency ranges the Antenna has been designed for.  Mutual interference has been eliminated when antennas were properly erected.

              f.   Aviation:   The suggested      USARV Flying Hour Program, based on the DA, USAAVCOM Program of 60 hours per month per OH-6A helicopter is unrealistic.  Due to the fact that logistical support (i.e., POL, major components, parts, etc.) for scheduled
maintenance is based on that figure, actual flying hours per OH-6A within the 2nd Brigade, and the 25th Infantry Division, coupled with unscheduled maintenance caused by the environmental conditions and rigors of combat, result in increased downtime and
delays which detract from the performance of the combat mission.  (see chart below.)
                                                       (p14)
OH-6A
Month
1968
 #   A/C
Div    2nd Bde
% Operationally Ready
 Div        2nd Bde
Average Hours per A/C
  Div        2nd Bde
Aug.
 20
4
78.4
82,4
93
108
Sep.  
21
4
88.7
  93.0
90
 118
Oct.
 20
4
78.4
 82.4
93
108
Nov.  
19
4
83.2
78.8
100
 131
Dec.
29
 4
87.4
 89.5
99
133
1969

Jan.
 28
4
76.1
64.1
133
114
Feb.  
34
4
78.0
  64.0
106
 112


14.  Special Equipment and Techniques:

            a.   Scout and Tracker dogs were used extensively throughout the reporting
Period.  The employment of the scout dogs was mostly at night with platoon and section size ambush patrols.  This technique proved to be very effective because of the dog's ability to alert possible VC/NVA movement or ambush sites.  Scout dogs were also employed during daylight RIF's on the point.  The utilization of scout dogs on the point was very effective in detecting booby traps or possible VC tunnels if the VC had been in the area within a two day time period.  Tracker dogs were used extensively after contacts for the purpose of tracking wounded VC/NVA and along routes of withdrawal for possible VC/NVA sanctuaries.

            b.   During the period 20 - 29 January 1969, one of the maneuver battalions conducted airboat operations in and along swamp areas which consisted of the following:  Reconnaissance in force, search operations and resources control.  The purpose of the operation was to destroy VC/NVA forces, interdict movement and uncover supply caches.  The operation proved to be successful and essential.  The assignment of assets to a unit responsible for swamp areas would be invaluable.  Some of the problems encountered were communication between craft and with higher elements, and navigational problems without an aircraft overhead for command and control purposes.  The inability of the Airboats to operate at night because of the lack of a high intensity light system hampered the operations considerably.
          c.   During the reporting period, two Riverine operations were conducted.  Concept of operations was to provide a ground reaction force to exploit contacts initiated by the US Navy between time periods of 1600 - 2400 hours.  Upon contact, the US Navy was to maintain the contact until the infantry could be employed on or near the point of contact, either by air or by ATC's.  Contact was made a total of five (5) times during both operations.  Problem areas encountered were numerous.  Artillery coverage was very inadequate at times due to the locations of the FSB's supporting the operations.  Ground forces were unable to operate due to the terrain preventing rapid movement, especially during hours of darkness.  Contacts were very short and a definite target could not be pinpointed for the employment of the ground forces.

         d.   Joint operations were conducted throughout Operation TOAN THANG, Phase II with RF/PF units and ARVN Battalions.  Joint operations with the RF/PF was conducted utilizing combined forces on ambush patrols and local security RIF's.  Combined operations were also conducted utilizing the CRIP and Recon platoons of all maneuver elements with the RF/PF forces.  The combined operations with the RF/PF forces proved very effective and created a better relationship between RF/PF and US forces.  The ARVN battalions and US battalion size elements conducted joint operations consisting of cordon and search of villages and hamlets, combat assaults into areas for search and clear, and reconnaissance in force type missions.  These operations were very successful in eliminating VC/NVA forces within numerous villages and hamlets and areas in close proximity thereof.  This type of operation was beneficial to both forces, in that it gave both the US and ARVN Forces the chance to observe the techniques and tactics used by both forces on the combined operations.

              e.   The technique of inserting troops at night, utilizing nine (9) ship lifts into preplanned landing zones, was utilized throughout the operations.  This technique proved to be very effective in disrupting VC/NVA movement along known infiltration and supply routes.  Once on the ground, the element would move approximately 500 to 700 meters and establish a patrol base.  Two ambush patrols would be employed 500 to 1000 meters from the Patrol Base.  If contact was made during the night, the element was reinforced with another nine-ship lift which stayed on strip alert at a secured location.  Night assault landings also proved to be very effective in the securing and cordoning of villages.  This method was used either early in the evening or early in the morning to prevent the VC/NVA from leaving the village or hamlet.  Night combat assaults greatly enhanced the elements ability to maneuver at night with more confidence, therefore taking the night away from the VC/NVA forces within the Bde TAOR.

             f.   All elements within the Bde use three methods for marking and identifying their locations for air support.  The primary method is the utilization of JP-4 fuel placed in a metal container filled with soil and ignited with a trip flare.  The burning time for the marker fluctuates according to the size of the container, but proved to be very effective during periods of long contact.  The strobe light is the secondary method used to mark or identify friendly positions, especially ambush patrols, when contact is made.  The last method used in the event that neither strobe lights or the JP-4 container was available, were trip flares thrown from the friendly positions  This method is the least desirable because of the burning time of a trip flare, and the method in which it has to be employed.

     15.  (C)   Commander's Analysis:                                 (p16)

           a.   During the TOAN THANG Campaign Phase II, intensified Civic Action and Psychological Operations were conducted, particularly during the Accelerated Pacification Campaign from 1 November 1968 to 17 February 1969.  The Civic Action Program was directed toward short range, high impact projects (see enclosures) and designed to involve the Vietnamese people in the effort on a self help basis.  Our purpose was to improve the general well-being of the populace, and to clearly demonstrate the interest of the GVN to the people.

           b.   The most effective civic action activity was the MEDCAP II program.  This program not only gave much needed medical treatment to people in remote areas, but MEDCAP personnel also helped teach and stress the importance of proper health and sanitation habits through the distribution of health leaflets, posters and other PSYOPS material.  Of major importance were plague inoculations in Trung Lap Village, Cu Chi District which precluded the spreading of this dreaded disease.

           c.   Civic Action Projects and Activities:

 (1)  Constructions:

Dwellings                             12
 Well Cappings                                     30
Roads                          231 km
Underground Drains                               3
Churches                               6
 Hamlet Offices                                        6
Hospitals/Dispensaries     20
 Information Stations                                4
Market Places                      2
Bulletin Boards                                       15
Schools                               36   
 Hamlet Signs                                           3
Bridges                                 9
Culvert Emplacement/Replacement     13
Flag Poles                            7


(2)  Health and Sanitation:

(a)  MEDCAPS and DENTCAPS

1.     Number                           599
2.    Patients                     53,596

                                           3.   Immunizations (Plague)                     7,100
                                           4.   X-Rays (For tuberculosis)                     351
                                           5.   Hospitals/Dispensaries aided               54



(3)  Education:

1.   Schools Aided               33
2.   School Kits               15,144
3.   Volley Ball Sets                16
4.   Soft Ball Sets                  7

(4)  Orphanages Aided                  2

            d.   Commodity Distribution:

(1)  Items and Quantity

     1.   T-Shirts                                    2,800
     2.    Shorts                                     2,600
     3.    Caps                                          475
 4.    Soccer Ball (small)               1,500
 5.    Rubber Sandals                       632
 6.    Toys                                     20,000
7.     Clothing                              10,961  lbs
8.     Food                                   20,900  lbs
9.     Cloth                                     1,000  yds
10.   Salad Oil                           13,000  gals
11.   Candy                                  4,500  lbs
12.   Soap                                    8,600  lbs
13.   Agricultural Kits                     198
14.   Mid-Wife Kits                           25
15.   Tool Kits                                      8

     e.   Impact Activities:

(1)  Construction:

               1.   Lumber                                   216,000  bd ft
               2.   Tar Paper                                       568   rolls
               3.   Nails                                            2,900   lbs
               4.   Paint                                               153  gals
               5.   Tin Sheets                                  1,620
               6.   Cement Culverts                           135
               7.   Cement                                       2,800  bags
               8.   Gravel (laterite)                                48  yds
               9.   Sand                                                 70  yds
               10.  Plywood Sheets                             57
               11.  Construction Kits                            61
               12.   Bricks                                       4,100          

(2)  Barrier Materials

1.   Sand Bags                        268,900
2.   Engineer Stakes                 13,300
3.   Wire, Concertina                      260  coils
4.    Cyclone Fence                          10  rolls
5.    PSP,  SSP                               960  sheets

(3)  Ammunition:

1.   5.56  Ball                      545,000  rds
2.   7.62  Link                       18,000  rds
3.   7.62  Ball                          3,600  rds
4.   .30  Carb.                         2,160  rds
5.   .30  Cal. Link                   6,000  rds
6.   .45  Cal.                              300  rds
7.   .50  Cal.                           6,000  rds
8.   M-72  LAW                         138  rds
9.   M-79  Grenades                336  rds
10.  M-26  Frag. Grenades    460  rds
11.  Rifle Illum.  Grenade          49  rds
12.   Smoke Grenades          125  rds
13.   81mm  Illum.                   160  rds
14.   Trip Flare                        288  rds
15.   Signal Flare                    761  rds
16.   Claymore mines             174
17.   Det. Cord                     1,000  ft.
18.   C-4  Explosive                  15  lbs
19.   Caps,  Blasting                 20
20.   Demolition Kit                     2

f.  Psychological Operations:

(1)  Air Operations:

(a)   Leaflets

1.  Target Audience:

a.  VC               11,452,000
b.  NVA            7,110,000
c. Civilian          14,099,000

                 (b)   Loudspeaker                    320  hours

(2)  Evaluation of Effectiveness:

(a)   Chieu Hoi

       1.   Ralliers to GVN side                231
       2.   Ralliers to US Forces                 15

(b).  Persons Reporting Information

            1.   Mines,  Boobytraps                   11
            2.   VC,  NVA  Activities                    3

     16. Commander's Recommendation:

a.   Joint operations between US, ARVN, and provincial forces are a
necessity at each echelon of command.  The initial loss of effectiveness due to difficulties in coordination and command and control is more than compensated for by the tremendous psychological and military impact of these operations.  After the initial successful operations have commenced, future endeavors with the Vietnamese forces are more easily conducted.

           b.   All operations must be oriented toward the existing pacification program.  Pacification must not be over-looked even when the emphasis switches to strike rather than consolidation operations.  Experience indicates that it is extremely difficult to reinforce a pacification program that has been supported then suddenly dropped for other tactical operations.



FOR THE COMMANDER:




                                        GERALD J. MAHALKO
                                        Major, Infantry
2 Encl:                                        Adjutant
   1.     Execution period,
     1 Jun 68 - 30 Sep.  68
   2.     Execution period,
     1 Oct 68 - 16 Feb 69





                    DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
          HEADQUARTERS 2ND BRIGADE,  25TH INFANTRY DIVISION
                         APO  96225


AVDCSB-C                                                                                                                          20 Mar 69

SUBJECT:  Combat Operations After Action Report,  TOAN THANG (Phase II) (U)

Commanding General
25th Infantry Division
ATTN:  Division Historian
AO  96225

1.   (U)  Reference  25th Inf Div  Reg 335-3,  dated 23 Apr 68

2.   (U)  Combat operations after action report  (TOAN THANG,  Phase II) covering period 1 Jun 68 through 16 Feb 69 is forwarded in 35 copies.


FOR THE COMMANDER:

                                        GERALD J. MAHALKO
                                        Major,  Infantry
                                        Adjutant
35 Incl:

Copies furnished:

CO,  1st Bde
CO,  3rd Bde
CO,  65th Engr
CO,  1 - 8  Arty
CO,  3 - 4 Cav
CO,  1 - 5 Inf. (M)
CO.  2 - 12  Inf
CO,  2 -  14  Inf
CO,  2 - 27  Inf
CO,  2 -  34  Armor


 Operation Breakthrough

                    DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                     Company F  (LRP)  51st Infantry
                         APO San Francisco  96266

ANNEX  B
Brief Summary of Individual Patrols
Operation BREAKTHROUGH

     1.   Team 25 was inserted into AO 1 on 290815 at cords 029275.  On 300230 at cords. YT 027277, one (1) VC was sighted; at cords YT 026275 on 301700, two (2) VC were sighted.  Negative contact was made and patrol was extracted on 311502 at cords YT027275.

     2.   Team 34 was inserted into AO 3 pm 290843 at cords YT 044316.  Negative sightings or contact was made.  Patrol was extracted on 311534 at cords YT 044322.

3.   Team 32 was inserted into AO 2 on 290831 at cords YT 033298.  At coords  YT 032297 on 291100, eight (8) VC were sighted.  All were armed but no contact was made.  On 300630 at coords XT029279, twelve VC were spotted, no contact was made.  Team 32 was extracted on 311515 at cords YT 029298.

4.   Patrol 12 was inserted into AO 3 on 031104 at coords XT915315.  At 031107 patrol reported receiving grenades on LZ on a 90 degree Az.  Lift ships also reported seeing five (5) VC running away from LZ.  At 1115 gun-ships made a pass.  At 1122 patrol reported firing at and wounding one (1) VC.  At 031230 patrol saw three (3) VC forty (40) meters from his position vic cords XT915314.  At 1330 reaction force landed to exploit.  Negative sightings or contacts were reported by either element.  At 1643, patrol began setting up on RON position.  At 040837 patrol reported sighting two (2) VC.  At 0842 patrol made contact; results were one (1) VC KIA (BC) and one (1) WIA at cords XT919319.  At 0849 patrol reported seeing six (6) more VC.  At 040921 reaction force was committed.  At 0930 patrol reported one (1) more VC KIA.  At 1006 patrol and reaction force linked up.  At 1035 patrol 12 was extracted at cords XT 922327.

     5.   Patrol 40 was inserted into AO 1 on 021705 at coords XT946357.  At 021728, patrol reported two (2) shots 400 meters away on an Az of 290 degrees.  At 021743, patrol reported sighting one (1) VC.  They heard several more shots and tried to locate their source.  At 021834 patrol 40 was extracted a cords XT941356;  slicks drew fire on extraction.  

     6.   Patrol 45 was inserted into AO 2 on 021731 at coords XT933323.  At 021740 patrol reported one rifle shot at a 60 degree Az at 600 meters.  Patrol head several more shots in generally the same direction.  At 022119, patrol requested fire mission at cords XT92753465;  at 2130 mission was fired as requested.  At 2144 fire for effect was called; end of mission.  At 030709 patrol had 2 to 5 VC 250 meters from coords XT938317 on a 320 degree AZ.  They continued their mission for the remainder of the day.  At 031731 patrol 45 reported they were in contact at 031734 patrol reported two (2) VC KIA (BC); and one (1) POW.  At 031743 patrol was extracted at coords XT938316.

     7.   Patrol 40 was reinserted into AO 1 at 030745 at coords XT946357.  At 031152, patrol reported one (1) man, one (1) woman, and one (1) boy on a 340 degree Az at 100 meters.  At 031504, patrol reported contact with an estimated force of three (3) VC firing automatic weapons;  coords XT942357.  At 1512 gun-ships made first pass.  At 1527 patrol reported they were being followed.  At 1534, the patrol was in contact again; they spotted bunkers, and the fire came from these bunkers.  At 1632 patrol reported two (2) US WIA.  At 1647 patrol blew claymores and moved to LZ for extraction.  At 031658 extraction was completed at cords XT941356.  Results of contact were 3 VC KIA (BC) and 2 VC WIA.

     8.   Patrol 21 was inserted into AO 3 on 050720 at coords XT942318.  At 0821, patrol reported one (1) rifle shot on an Az of 145 degrees at a distance of 300 - 500 meters.  At 1000 patrol reported fresh trail near insertion point.  At 1812, patrol reported pistol shot 50 meters from his location vic cords XT921319.  At 1848, patrol reported a truck 200 - 300 meters west of XT921319.  At 060718 patrol reported one 91) rifle shot 100 - 150 meters north of his location.  At 0800 patrol reported noises that night sounded like weapons banging along the trail to his north.  During the morning of 6 Jan, patrol reported shots at various times from the west and south of his position.  At 1521 patrol reported explosions sounding like mortar rounds.  At 1535 reported finding tunnels at cords XT918320.  At 1745 patrol saw twenty (20) VC on Az of 240 degrees at a distance of 200 meters, vic cords XT916327.  Arty was fired and at 1755 gun-ships made run.  A total of 62 rds of arty was fired.  Patrol 21 was extracted at 061805.  Results of gunshi0p fire was five (5) VC KIA (BC) and 2 VC KIA (prob) and five (5) VC WIA.

     9.   Patrol was inserted into RZ I at 061200 at coords XT924318.  At 1231, patrol reported chickens in the area and tennis shoe tracks in LZ area.  At 1331 patrol reported hearing one (1) VC at coords XT965424.  At 1402 patrol called arty in and it was fired as requested;  nine (9) rds were fired.  At 1900 patrol reported seeing one (1) VC at coords 962426.  At 070655 patrol heard mortar fire on an Az of 360 degrees, and a distance of 200 - 300 meters from XT 962326.  Patrol reported seeing one (1) VC near their position last night; on checking this morning they found NVA boot tracks.  At 1115 patrol crossed a well used ox-cart trail at cords XT959431.  At 2215 patrol reported one rifle shot at a 30 degree Az at 300 meters from coords XT957438.  At 08003 patrol reported two (2) VC moving NE to SW; also dog barking 180 degree Az 300 meters from XT957438.  Semi-automatic  weapons fire was reported at 0140 hrs same Az and distance.  At 08027 patrol reported six carbine shots at a 250 degree Az at 400 meters from XT957438.  At 081617 extraction for patrol 23 was completed.  

     10.   Patrol 24 was inserted into RZ II on 061225 at coords XT997427.  At 1452 patrol head explosion 300 meters due north of his position.  At 1506 patrol head three (3) more explosions 300 meters north of XT998424. At 1655 patrol crossed heavily used trail running N to S and heard weapons firing 25 to 50 meters away.  Boot tracks on trail appeared to be NVA coords XT998424.  At 1847 patrol reported they were in contact with approximately two (2) VC vic coords XT998424.  Patrol began moving to LZ at 1900 and reached LZ about 1918.  At 1937 patrol was extracted from coords XT997427.  Results of contact were one (1) VC WIA and one (1) M-2 carbine SN___3217 captured.

     11.   Patrol 31 was inserted into RZ III at 061704 at coords XT018428.  At 1736 patrol was in RON position.  At 071615 patrol reported movement to rear.  At 071725 patrol reported old latrine with foot prints around it, vic coords YT008427.  At 071730 patrol reported they had been spotted; 1731 they requested gun-ships.  At 1736 patrol blew claymores and moved to their LZ.  At 1738 patrol reported one (1) WIA not serious.  At 1745 gun-ships made first pass.  At 071750 patrol was extracted with one (1) WIA at coord 018428.  At 071758 arty was called into area of contact; two batteries fired until 071823 for a total of 90 rounds.

     12.   Patrol 35 was inserted into RZ IV on 070730 at coords XT972417.  At 072400 patrol had reported no significant sightings.  Patrol was extracted on 081626 from XT975406.

     13.   Patrol 15 was inserted into AO 4 on 031212 at coords XT922347.  At 031313 patrol reported one (1) VC forty (40) meters from his position at coords XT93960.  At 1352 they reported a fresh fox-hole at cords XT939360.  Negative contact resulted, and 15 continued their mission.  At 031837 patrol 15 reported contact at coords XT919344.  At 1840 patrol called for arty concentration #5.  At 1843 patrol blew claymores.  At 1847 arty was fired as requested; at 1848 gun-ships made first pass.  AT 031858 patrol was extracted at coords XT919348 with at least 11 VC KIA (BC) and many wounded.  At 031914 arty fired and set off secondary explosions.  Arty was fired until 1925 and a total of 340 rds were fired.

     14.  Patrol 30 was inserted into AO 5 on 090723 at coords XT926317.  No significant activity was reported.  Patrol was extracted on 111035 at coords XT917317.

     15.   Patrol 39 was inserted into AO 6 on 090841 at coords XT927336.  At 090901 patrol reported finding three (3)  200 lb sacks of rice.  Upon further investigation they found approximately 1000 lbs of additional rice and eight (8) five (5) gallon containers of fish; vic, 50 meters west of XT927336.  At 090932, patrol reported five (5)  one (1) gallon plastic containers; substance smelled like gasoline, but tasted like some type sauce and was black.  At 091100, patrol reported two (2) VC moving N - S on trail vic coords XT928337.  At 091121, patrol reported finding a mud hut that was empty vic coords XT927336.  At 1145 Silver Spurs was landed to evacuate the cache.  At 091242, patrol reported seeing one (1) VC vic cords XT924337.  At 1247 Silver Spurs 26D came in contact with 4 to 5 VC vic cords XT924336;  results were two VC KIA (BC), and two (2) VC WIA. At 1328 patrol found a second cache of rice about five (5) meters from first location (12 X 100lb. bags).  At 1405 patrol found twelve (12) bags of rice, ten (10) five (5) gal cans fish, two (2) bushel baskets of canned goods, six bags X 100 lbs peas, and 100 lbs meat wrapped in paper;  cache located vic cords XT921336.  At 1415 patrol found one 91) transistor radio, bundle of pajamas, and messages vic cords XT920337.  At 1613 Silver Spurs 26D evacuated first cache found.  The patrol booby trapped the second cache and at 2100 hrs they heard the WP grenade go off.  At 101352 patrol moved into area where cache found.  The patrol booby trapped the second cache and at 2100 hrs they heard the WP grenade go off.  At 101352 patrol moved into area where cache was booby trapped and found one (1) shoe and blood; the cache was still in tact.  At 1436 reaction force HS 10 was landed to evacuate cache.  At 1455 patrol 10 spotted one (1) VC at a 90 degree Az 40 meters from XT92336.   At 1501 HS 10 and 39 had linked up.  On 101559, cache was evacuated to Bien Hoa.  At 101830 patrol requested gunships at coords XT918333.  At this time the patrol was in contact with a six (6) man VC force.  The results of this contact were:  one (1) US WIA, three (3) VC KIA, three (3) VC WIA, one US carbine M-2 (SN2892147) captured, one (1) Russian pistol 9MM, one (1) transistor radio, one (1) M-26 grenade, one (1) Chicom grenade, two (2) black shirts, two (2) black pants, one (1) jungle hammock VC type, one (1) rain jacket, and one (1) pistol belt captured.  The patrol was extracted on 101855 at coords XT918333.

     16.   Patrol 42 was inserted into AO7 on 090905 at coords XT918348.  At 091835 patrol reported receiving one (1) small arms round, the patrol did not see or hear anyone.  At 1848 he received one more round and heard noises vic coords XT912353.  At 1852 patrol head another round and heard additional noises.  At 101606 patrol spotted one (1) VC 400 to 500 meters to their east.  Patrol was extracted at 111015 at cords XT912353.  

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(cont. 26)   location, seem to be scouting.  At 1424 patrol saw more VC;  gun-ships making run.  At 1451 reaction force was landed to exploit patrols sighting.  At 1526 patrol reported receiving carbine rds from the south; gun-ships are making pass.  Gun-ships made three additional passes.  At 1528 patrol reported VC to his north or between patrol and reaction force.  At 1533 patrol was no longer receiving carbine fire.  At 1550 patrol linked up with reaction force.  The combined element searched the area until 1750.  At 1806 patrol and reaction force were extracted from YT087287.  Results of search were negative.

     27.   Patrol 46 was inserted into AO Lima on 250725 at coords YT128160.  At 0729 patrol reported 1 shot fired near his LZ.  C&C reported many ox-carts moving through the area.  At 0804 patrol reported hearing wood chopping 10 meters from his position to the NE.  At 1112, patrol 46 reported seeing chickens on an Az of 240 degrees, 75 to 100 meters from his position at YT128162.  At 1600 patrol moved to RON position.  At 260705 patrol reported 15 ox-carts passed by his position heading W-E.  Patrol 46 was extracted at 260748 at coords YT127162.

     28.   Patrol 16 was inserted into AO Alpha on 250812 at cords XT994244.  At 1013 patrol reported 2 - 3 shots at 240 degrees, 200 - 300 meters from XT99324.  Patrol heard various sounds during the afternoon and AW fire at one time (280 degrees at 500 meters).  At 1507 patrol reported one man with a fever and dry heaves.  At 1603 entire patrol was extracted at cords XT993241.

     29.   Patrol 14 was inserted into AO Delta on 250832 at coords XT073260.  At  1004 patrol reported AW fire N of his position at coords XT073260.  1316 patrol reported contact and requested immediate extraction, vic coords XT076262.  Patrol estimated 3 VC.  At 1319 patrol reported 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1330 patrol reported movement around their position.  At 1342 patrol receiving fire from N of their position vic coords XT076263.  At 1349 gun-ships made first run.  At 1351 patrol reported movement to his E.  At 1359 patrol could see tracers being fired at helicopters.  At 1400 patrol reported killing 2 more VC.  At 1402 patrol was receiving fire from their rear.  At 1404 patrol blew claymores and moved to LZ.  At 1407 reaction force landed.  At 1432 reaction force and patrol linked up.  Both elements began sweeping the area of contact until 1459.  At 1505 extraction was completed at coords YT076262.  Results of contact were 3 VC KIA (Pos.).

     30.   Patrol 25 (heavy) was inserted into AO Alpha at 260813 at cords YT010245.  At 1506 patrol reported being in contact and killing 2 VC to the rear of the patrol while the patrol was moving.  The VC were on an Az of 150 degrees, 25 to 40 meters from cords YT009249.  Patrol was not in any further contact but reported VC in the area.  At 261526 Shadow 3 told patrol to police up the VC, search them and prepare to move toward the point of interest.  At 1536, patrol blew claymores and proceeded N.  Patrol could not find the VC KIA.  At 1744, Patrol 45 reported to SS6 that team 25 had one US sick and requested “Grizzly Bear”.  At 1753, SS6 told SS25 he would bring in both slicks to simulate a team pick up, but would only pick up the sick man.  Patrol is to go on to point of interest.  At 1811 patrol spotted movement around the LZ at cords YT009253.  At 1826 the sick man was extracted.  At 1838, patrol spotted 1 VC in green uniform west of their position but he did not have a weapon.  At 2210 patrol reported out-going mortar fire at 175 degree Az at a distance of 400 - 50 meters from coords YT009253.  This fire occurred again at 2223 hrs.  At 270650 patrol reported chickens at a 60 degree Az 150 - 200 meters; also at 260 degrees 150 - 200 meters.  At 0915 hrs patrol was extracted at cords YT009253.  Patrol had a BC of 2 VC KIA.  No equipment was captured and no bodies retrieved.

     31.   Patrol 12 (heavy) was inserted into AO C on 25142 Jan at coords YT049252.  At 271548, Tm 12 reached its point of interest at cords YT043246.  At 281725, Tm 12 reported arty impacting (1 rd) 150 meters SW of his position at coords YT052262.  Tm 12 was advised that this was friendly fire; a check fire was called.  At 290900, Tm 12 at coords YT053263 reported arty impacting on Az 120 degrees at 2000 meters.  At 291914, Tm 12 spotted 3 VC coords YT083264 on an Az of 360 degrees, 25 meters, heading E.   At 2234 Tm 12 spotted 3 - 5 more VC heading E to N on a 360 degree Az, 50 meters from his position, carrying a flashlight.  These VC were at intersection YT053264.  2 VC remained at this position and the rest went N across the open area (YT053260), then turned W into the tree line (YT054260) and began to shoot flares.  Flares did not go above tree trop level.  The two VC stayed out at the intersection until about 292400, then moved south west on the trail until they were out of sight.  The VC shooting flares moved to east side of N-S trail to vic coords YT051264 and then moved S out of sight.  At 292330, Tm 12 saw 8 VC come from the open area on the E side of the trail from 055261 to the intersection (YT053264), then moved SW on trail out of sight.  At 300630, Tm saw 2 VC dragging logs up to the trail and leaving them vic coords YT052261 and returning to old base camp for more logs.  3 trips were made.  At the same time the team heard hammering and sawing at vic coords YT051261.  This activity stopped at 300745.  At 300725 Tm 12 reported a possible base camp on an Az of 180 degrees between his position and the LZ, vic coords YT042262.  At 300829, Tm 12 reported 1 VC on LZ Az 60 to 90 degrees at 50 meters.  Tm 12 was extracted at 300844 at coords YT042264

     32.   Patrol 45 (heavy) was inserted into AO B on 251553 at coords YT020256.  At 251602 patrol reported that they had made a secure insertion.  At 1650 the patrol had moved to coords YT021256 and had good commo with shadow B.  At 251908, patrol reported arty was falling into his AO at an Az of 310, and that one man was hit, but not wounded.  At 251950, patrol reported they had found a 1¼” X ¼” wound on the man who had been hit, patrol leader would advise Shadow about man's condition at BMNT on the 26th.  At 251935 patrol reported mortar firing at an Az of 85 degrees, distance of 1000 meters.  At 252230 patrol requested arty concentration B4 and that first round be WP.  At 2240, Shadow informed patrol that we were getting air clearance for the fire mission.  At 2301 the first round was fired.  At 2315, patrol ended fire mission.  At 2355, patrol reported arty 400 - 500 meters SE of his position coming from the south.  At 260701, patrol reported a contact 400 to 500 meters on an Az of 75 degrees.  At 260721, patrol reported a contact 400 to 500 meters on an Az of 75 degrees.  At 260721, patrol reported 81MM or M-79 fire on an Az of 80 degrees at 500 meters.  At 260759 patrol again heard firing at the same location.  At 260802, patrol requested arty concentration B2.  It was fired at 0823.  At 260905, patrol reported a firefight at a 100 degree Az at 2000 meters.  At 270625, patrol reported heavy contact at 345 degrees at 3000 - 5000 meters.  At 1128 patrol reported hearing an arty piece (105 or larger) at an Az of 215 degrees at 500 - 600 meters from his position.  The arty piece was firing north.  At 271419 arty was fired on the gun position.  The fire mission ended at 1434 with a total of 26 rds being fired.  
At 280734 Tm 45 reported the following information:  A mortar position 270 degrees at a distance of 400 - 500 meters from coords YT021256, from 0200 to 0300 hrs, heard mortar firing at an Az of 35 degrees, 500 - 600 meters, from 0100 to 0230 heard a large gun and mortar fire on an Az of 210 degrees, at a distance of 500 - 600 meters.  Patrol also reported being probed but no contact developed.  At 281445 patrol requested gun-ships to run the wood-line east of his position at coords YT021256 where patrol had seen VC.  Silver Spur 36 made the first pass at 281501, Tm 45 advised SS36 that he was receiving ground fire from vic coords YT021256.  At 281507, arty LNO advised patrol that concentration B2 was ready to fire.  At 281517, Shadow 6 advised patrol that they would stay overnight and be extracted in the morning on 29 Jan.  At 281529 SS36 was released.  At 1530 arty was fired on coords YT023255.  Fire mission ended at 281534.  At 290605, Tm 45 reported that he was being probed from the E (YT022255).  At 290713, 45 had VC in sight 15 meters from his position at same coords, on E side of trail.  He said that he had been seen and requested LFT.  At 290737, SS 36 made his first pass 50 meters S of Tm 45.  At 0746 Tm 45 reported one (1) US WIA (ambulatory).  Tm 45 began a sweep of the area under gun-ship cover.  At 290809, Tm took one VC under fire but he got away.  At 290812 Shadow 3 told 45 that arty would be called in.  Tm 45 completed his sweep and moved toward LZ.  At 290837 Tm 45 was extracted at coords YT020255 with one slightly wounded US.  At 290842 arty was called in at coords YT022255.  A total of 79 rounds were fired.

33.   Patrol 31 (light) was inserted into AO L at coords YT141181 at 261439.  At 1447 patrol reported movement to his North and West.  At 1450 patrol reported movement to his East.  At 1506 Shadow 3 told Tm 31 to set in a tight perimeter and place out claymores.  At 1533, 31 reported heavy movement.  At 1540, 31 reported movement getting closer.  At 1547, Tm 31 reported that he could see movement but could not see enemy.  At 1616, 31 reported that the movement was slower, but too close for arty fire to be effective.  At 1624, 31 was ready to blow claymores.  At 1630, LFT arrived over team.  At 1645, 31 reported that movement was getting real close to the North, and said that if it got any closer that they would blow claymores.  Tm 31 still cannot see the enemy.  At 1703, 31 reported 4 VC 25 meters away with cartridge belts and that these VC had spotted his patrol.  At 1722 movement was 15 meters away.  At 1725, 31 blew claymores and moved toward LZ.  At 1727, 31 saw and wounded one VC but he got up and ran away.  At 1735, gun-ships ran W - E along wood-line N of Tm 31 and broke off at 1738.  Tm 31 was extracted at 261747 at cords YT141181.

34.   Patrol 20 (heavy) inserted into AO D at coords YT086247 at 261707 Jan.  At 261730, 20 reported trench line at cords YT085248.  At 261902, 20 was in location YT085252 in ambush site.  At 2004, 20 reported 1 rifle shot, Az 200 degrees at 100 meters.  At 2034, 20 reported 1 shot Az 110 degrees at 150 - 200 meters.  At 2200, 20 reported 1 carbine shot 100 degrees at 150 - 200 meters, and also a dog barking at that same location.  He requested arty at 2356.  Patrol reported an arty rd landed 150 meters away on an Az of 90 degrees.  At 270728, 20 reported voices and movement on Az's of 200 and 165 degrees at 100 to 150 meters.  At 0732, 20 reported he would like arty concentration B1.  At 0808 1st rd was fired.  At 0818, 20 ended fire mission.  At 271016, 20 reported PI not a good site, will move to a good site close by.  At 271618, 20 reported voices near his area.  He was prepared to blow ambush.  At 1642, 20 reported seeing 4 NVA.  He didn't know if they had spotted him.  NVA ran into wood-line.  At 1655, 20 came in contact with an unknown sized enemy unit.  He saw four personnel trying to circle his position, all were dressed in NVA type uniforms.  At 1702, 20 had expended M-60's into wood-line to his east and was prepared to blow claymores.  At 1703, 20 reported one US WIA, one NVA KIA (poss).  SS6 told 20 to sweep the area for a check.  20 came across one bunker and checked it out with neg. results.  He also destroyed bunker and foot bridge and blew claymore in tunnel entrance (XT085251).  Patrol 20 was extracted at 1810 at coords XT085253.  US WIA not serious.  VC had run into tunnels and 20 threw CS grenades and fragment grenades into tunnel and heard noises and movement.

35.   Patrol 34 (heavy) was inserted into AO A at coords YT999259 at 271402.  At 271600, 34 was told that he would be extracted at 280720 due to new operation.  At 280430, 34 reported arty rds landing 400 - 500 meters NW of his position coming from NE.  At 280433, 34 reported arty had stopped.  He also reported between the hrs of 0230 - 0430, mortars and rockets being fired at an Az of 150 degrees, 400 - 500 meters.  At 0733 Tm was extracted as planned at coords YT001256.

36.   Tm 14 (light) was inserted into AO N at 281759 at coords YT083136.  At 281917 Tm 14 reported he was in position at coords YT084135.  At 281950, 14 reported 3 VC on an Az of 160 degrees at 100 meters coming down the trail (YT085135).  At 2820069, 14 reported VC had stopped 50 meters away.  The VC then proceeded to go into the wood-line out of sight at coords YT085135.  Tm 14 reported the VC must be staying the night; they talked awhile then all noise stopped.  At 290803, 14 requested permission to check out area where he saw VC the night before, he did this with negative results.  At 290859, 14 was extracted at coords YT085135.  Tm 14 did not see VC, he only heard them.

37.   Patrol 37 was inserted into AO N at 291801 at coords YT086136.  At 310106, 37 reported he had 80 plus VC with small arms and automatic weapons double-timing past his position at coords YT085135.  At 0134, Shadow 3 requested Spooky and LFT be up over 37.  At 0142 FAC came up on Silent Shadow freq and was over 37.  At 310200, 37 reported that they had gone out on the trail and followed the tracks of the enemy force; they were sneaker tracks, heading west along E-W trail to N-S road at YT082135, then went north.  At 310206, Silver Spurs 34 was airborne and in radio contact with 37.  At 310213 SS 34 began to recon by fire.  At 0220 Spooky began to hose down the area 400 meters west of 37's position.  At 210228, Sniffer was airborne on SS freq.  At 0249, moonshine was on the way to 37's location.  At 0359, a mechanized platoon from the 4/12 Inf (199th LIB) was moving toward 37 to link up.  At 0400 Shadow C&C ship was airborne to control link-up.  At 0424, the mech platoon received small arms fire in the Ho Nai Village vic cords YT083127.  At 0429, the mech plt's lead track was hit by a rocket, and the platoon remained here in a vigorous battle until after sun-up.  At 0440, Shadow C&C ship began to drop flares over the area of 37's position and the battle in Ho Nai village.  At 0453, Yellow 2 was loaded with flares to give continual light while C&C was refueling.  At 0520, Y2 began to drop flares.  SS36 needed a replacement also.  At 0527,  37 reported 3 VC walked by heading east, then NE.  At 0533, gun-ships made passes to get the VC, one of his rounds hit a member of patrol 37 in the hand.  At 0630 the mech plt began to move up the road at coords YT083125 to link up with Tm 37.  At 0710, Shadow 6 made a request to Iron Rifle 4 to extract Tm 37 after link-up.  At 0715, Shadow 6 reported large group of VC on the run in the open and requested LFT's.  At 0720, two heavy fire teams were on the way.  At 0725, Shadow 6 requested that the slicks be airborne to add their fire power.  At 310748, slicks were inbound to 37 and 37 blew claymores.  At 0748, Tm 37 was extracted at cords YT083145 with one US WIA, 11VC KIA (poss), 2 VC KIA (BC) by C&C ship.  51 VC KIA (BC) by attached gun-ships, and 88 VC KIA (BC) by the reaction force.  11 VC were taken POW by the reaction force and twelve weapons were captured.  One of Tm 37's victims was a VC captain, who was a medic, carrying a 9MM automatic pistol.  
The significance of 37's report of 80 VC at 310106 is that this was the first report of activity in the area around Bien Hoa.  Due to this report, gun-ships, Spooky, Moonshine, FAC's and many other aircraft were in the air watching when the attack on Bien Hoa - Long Binh began at 0300.  Therefore, as soon as the attack had begun, the aircraft were able to immediately bring fire against the enemy gun positions and troop concentrations.  This two hr lead time prevented the enemy from inflicting heavy damage and casualties because the complete Bien Hoa - Long Binh area was alert and prepared for the attack.

38.   Patrol 30 (heavy) was inserted into AO D at 281153 at coords YT080252.  At 281258, 30 reported running into elements of A 4/12, nearly making contact with them.  At coords YT022255 Tm 30 advised that he was holding tight until A 4/12 moved out, this took about 30 minutes.  At 281741, 30 reported gun-ships firing 100 meters east of his position at coords YT023255.  At 300718, 30 reported firing during the night from an Az of 135 degrees, 500 - 1000 meters.  At 301350, 30 reported one VC 40 meters due west of his position.  At 301404, 30 reported that they had taken six shots at the 1 VC but didn't hit him.  At 1418, 30 requested permission to move to LZ; he could not go any further north.  At 301439, 30 was extracted and at 3011445 was reinserted at coords YT087253.  At 301455, 30 requested slick to extract a heat casualty, this was accomplished at 1520.  At 301747, 30 reported his position at YT087253.  At 310805 Tm 30 reported that 14 VC walked by his position at 310750 coords YT084252.  The VC were moving NE.  At 0837, 30 reported an air strike 1000 meters south of his position.  The air strike was complete at 0838.  At 311030, there was an air strike 1500 meters south of Tm 30.  At 021524 Feb YT083249, Tm 30 was extracted.

39.   Patrol 49 was inserted into AO B at 291431 at coords YT033258.  At 291434, 49 reported had activated a trip that was strung alongside the LZ; also there were tin cans and other debris on the LZ.  At 291446, 49 reported VC coming towards him.  At 1450, he reported three more VC coming towards him on an Az of 010 degrees, 30 meters and 2 VC at 180 degrees at 10 meters.  At 291509, 49 reported that he had been seen.  At 291518, 49 reported VC on an Az of 010 degrees and 360 degrees.  At 1526, gun-ships made first pass.  At 1557, 49 was extracted.  Arty was called in at 1602.  At 1614 Tm 49 was reinserted into AO B at coords YT030356.  At 1626, 49 reported a secure insertion.  At 301525, 49 reported that he had a heat casualty.  At 1701, 49 reported unk number of VC to his rear.  At 011025 Feb, 49 reported that area was not used.  At 021255, 49 reported rifle shot on an Az of 360 degrees at 300 meters, YT032265.  At 030746 Feb Tm 49 was extracted at coords YT032265.

40.   Patrol 46 (heavy) was inserted into AO at coords YT047264.  At 1333, 46 reported movement to his south.  Neg sightings occurred from this movement.  At 021729, 46 reported movement on an Az of 75 degrees at 50 meters from YT047265.  At 021744, 46 reported they were receiving AW fire on an Az of 75 degrees, 75 meters.  At 021751, 46 reported VC moving around his position on the right flank, he had seen 3 VC.  At 1751, 46 reported VC at a 140 degree Az.  At 1804, 46 reported AW fire on 260 degree Az at 80 meters.  At 1806, 46 reported contact on a 340 degree Az at 50 meters.  At 1841, 46 was extracted at coords YT047264.  Tm 46 estimated a squad sized element had been in contact with them.  Patrol 46 reported a base camp being built at coords YT052262.  Tm 12 on an earlier mission reported the same information.

41.   Patrol 14 was inserted into AO M at 301823 at coords YT067162.  Tm 14 reported a secure insertion at 1836.  At 301915, 14 reported 1 VC at 60 degrees, 35 meters; not sure if he had a weapon.  Tm 14 was 60 meters from LZ but he did not feel that the VC had spotted him.  At 1924, 14 reported that the VC was very close.  At 0303 on the 31st, 14 reported a mortar position firing 150 to 200 meters from him on an Az of 90 degrees, vic YT069162.  At 310304, 14 reported the mortars had stopped firing.  At 310910, 14 reported he had been seen.  At 0913, 14 reported VC on an Az of 60 degrees close to his position.  At 0930, 14 reported movement on an Az of 125 degrees and one VC on an Az of 20 degrees, at 50 meters, moving SW to NE.  At 1010, 14 reported that VC were getting more numerous in his area.  At 1028, 14 reported 4 VC on an Az of 320 degrees, 40 to 50 meters from his position.  Tm 14 felt that he was being encircled.  At 1127, Rifle 17B told Shadow 3 that an infantry platoon would link up with Tm 14.  The reaction force was lifted by Shadow slicks to an LZ vic coords YT066163.  At 1148, the first lift was on the ground.  At 1312, link up was complete.  At 1321 Tm was extracted at YT087162 with neg results and no US casualties.

  Patrol 24 was inserted into AO D at coords YT080249 at 021518.  At 1550,
24 reported a secure insertion.  At 1850, 24 reported that he was in his ambush site at coords YT082250.  At 1953, 24 reported a mortar firing at 80 degrees from his position.  At 2025, 24 reported that the mortar fire was at 160 degrees; not 80 degrees.  At 030206, 24 reported a possible arty piece at 180 degrees, 700 meters vic YT082243.  At 0353, the 199th asked permission to have 24 adjust arty on this gun position.  Arty was fired with 10 rds expended.  At 0530 on an Az of 120 degrees, 300 meters, tm 24 reported that he heard bells, drums, and people laughing, as if VC were having a party (vic coords YT085246).  Arty was fired with 25 rds expended.  At 0708, 24 thought that he heard a vehicle stuck near the same location.  At 1224, 24 was at his point of interest at coords YT081249. At 040624, 24 reported hearing generators and loud speakers at 110 degrees 300 meters, vic coords YT085247 and some firing on Az 160 degrees at 0705 hrs.   At 0904, 24 reported mortar fire from a point on Az 160 degrees, 800 meters vic coords YT085241.  The mortars were firing north and south.  At 050245, 24 reported hearing arty being fired from a point 210 degrees, and some firing on Az 160 degrees at 0705 hrs.  At 0904, 24 reported mortar fire from a point on Az 160 degrees, 800 meters vic cords YT085241.  The mortars were firing north and south.  At 050245, 24 reported hearing arty being fired from a point 210 degrees, 800 to 900 meters, firing north.  Position of gun vic coords YT080241.  At 050325, Drama 01 reported a permanent light 1000 meters north of Tm 24's position (friendlies).  At 1637, 24 reported he may have VC in the area.  At 1727, 24 made contact while moving to a new ambush site.  Casualties were 1 VC KIA, 1 VC KIA (prob), 1 VC WIA, no US casualties.  1 XM 16 E-1 was captured.  At 1734 C&C and LFT were at 24's location.  At 1759, 24 was extracted at coords YT081249.  The VC KIA wore all US fatigues, bush hat, M-16, and carried web gear of US type.

     43.  Patrol 23 (heavy) was inserted into AO A at 021537 at cords 000259.  Tm 23 reported a secure insertion at 1612.  At 2009, on an Az of 210 degrees, 25 to 30 meters, Tm 23 reported movement just outside his claymores.  At 2012 he called for concentration 1.  At 2019, 23 told Shadow 3 to hold that concentration.   At 2024, arty informed Shadow that there was a check fire in the area.  The arty was not fired.  At 022154, 23 reported arty impacting north to south, extremely close to his position, and that the rounds were coming from the north.  Husky 59 at FSB Dave had been given clearance by Great Spanker to fire.  Arty was check-fired.  At 031200, 23 reported his position as XT996261.  At 1729, 23 reported that they were in their ambush site at XT994262, and heard movement to the NE.  At 040716, 23 reported that he suspected a base camp at 25 degrees, 300 meters vic coords 995266.  At 0831, 23 reported he found a helmet liner and cigarettes like the ARVN carry.  At 1045, 23 reported that he had found many small trails north of his ambush site.  At 1204, on a 240 degree Az 75 meters, 23 reported that they heard voices.  It sounded like a man talking on a radio.  At 1212, 23 requested arty.  The first round was fired at 1238 and the mission was called to an end at 1255 with a total of twelve rounds being fired.  At 1716, 23 reported voices and coughing at 40 degrees, 200 meters.  At 1739, 23 requested arty, they had movement all around their position, but clearance could not be obtained.  His position was YT995262.  At 051507, 23 reported 2 graves in his ambush site and he was going to dig them up.  At 1802, on an Az of 220 degrees, 400 meters, 23 reported automatic weapons fire (XT993258).  At 2159, 23 reported arty impacting 180 degrees at 200 to 300 meters.  A check fire was called at 2202.  At 060955, 23 reported AW fire on an Az of 310 degrees, 300 to 400 meters.  At 061723, Tm 23 was extracted at coords XT996263 with neg. results.

     44.   Patrol 16 (heavy) was inserted into AO- B at 030741 at coords YT038252. At 0752, 16 reported that one man could have possibly broken his ankle and at 0802 the injured man was extracted at coords YT038802.  At 0803, 16 reported a secure insertion.  At 030816 Tm 16 reported 1 VC at an Az of 320 degrees, 100 meters, and 1 VC at 90 degrees, 50 meters.  At 0826, 16 had moved 80 meters on an Az of 210 degrees from the LZ (YT038252) and his position was now YT037251.  At 0827, 16 spotted 2 VC with firing lanes.  VC were moving around to the E.  At 0831 the gun-ships made their first run to the east of Tm 16.  At 0837, a second gun team was requested to follow up the first team when it expended.  At 0840, 16 reported AW fire on the east side of the gun run about 20 meters from the run.  At 0841 the extra gun team and the reaction force had been scrambled.  At 0845, 16 heard movement on an Az of 40 degrees.  At 0859 all movement around 16 had stopped.  At 0900 the C&C fired door guns for suppression and Tm 16 sent 3 men to find a possible VC WIA.  At 0945 gun-ships were


 Operational Report Toan Thang II 1June thru 30 Sept 1968

                    DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
          HEADQUARTERS 2ND BRIGADE,  25TH INFANTRY DIVISION
                           APO 96225

AVDCSB - C                                                                                                               10 MARCH `69

OPERATION THOAN - THANG  PHASE II
1 JUN - 30 SEP 68


      1   JUN  68

General:  1 - 27:     Effective 010700 Hrs, June 68, released OPCON 2nd Bde.  
          Effective 010700 Hrs, June 68, Co C 4 9 Inf returns to Bn control

4 - 9 Inf:     Co A moved NL to vic XT72058, cdt loc cloverleaf opns vic of new NL.  Co B and HHC moved NL to vic XT805050, cdt loc cloverleaf vic of new NL.  Co C effective 010700 hrs June 1968, returned to Bn control.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8050, XT8150, XT8250, XT8024, XT8004 and back to NL.  Co D moved NL to vic XT815077, cdt loc cloverleaf opns vic of their new NL.

4 - 23 Inf. (M)     Effective 010700 hrs June 68, OPCON 2nd Bde.  Established new NL vic XS754966.

4 -12 Inf.     Effective 010700 hrs June 68, OPCON 2nd Bde, Co C 3 - 22 Inf remains OPCON 4 - 12 Inf, until 011700 hrs June 68:  at this time will return to Bn control.  Co A established new NL vic XS783865.  Co B established new NL vic XS758858.  Co B established blocking position vic XS76882.  Co's C and E established new NL vic XS757903.  Co D established new NL vic XS753914.

3 - 22 Inf (-):     Effective 011700 hrs June 68, Co C 3 - 22 Inf returned to Bn control.  Effective 011700 hrs June 68 released OPCON 2nd Bde.

1 - 27  Inf:     At 1843 hrs Co C 4-9 Inf vic XT8304, engaged 2 VC with SA fire, resulting in                2 VC KIA (BC).

3 - 22 Inf:       Negative contact during the reported period.  Effective 010700 hrs June 68 released OPCON 2nd Bde.

4 - 9 Inf:     At 11128 hrs Co C, vic XT821049, loc 1 VC KIA (BC), killed by arty.

4 - 12 Inf:     At 1115 hrs Co C 3-22 Inf vic XT773853, loc 4 VC KIA (BC), killed by SA.

4 - 23 Inf (M):     Negative contact during the reported period.

2   JUN  68

General:  4-9 Inf:   Co A maintained NL vic XT82058.  Co B and HHC maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co D maintained NL vic XT815077.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT7806, XT7906, XT8007, XT8006 and back to NL.  Co C cdt local cloverleaf opns vic of their NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8004, XT8104, XT8105, XT8205 and back to NL.  Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8107, XT8007 and back to NL.  Recon cdt local cloverleaf operations vic XT805050.

4-12 Inf:      Co A  maintained vic XS793965.  Co B maintained NL vic XS783865.  Co B maintained NL vic XS758865.  Co's C and E maintained NL vic SX757903.  Co D maintained NL vic XS753914.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS7786, XS7785 and back to NL.  Co B cdt RIF from NL to vic XS7586, XS7585, XS7485 and back to NL.  Co C provided security for their NL.  Co C provided security for their NL.  Co E cdt RIF fm NL in conjunction with elements of PF fm Hoc Mon District to vic XS7689, XS7789 and back to NL.  Co D cdt RIF fn NL in conjunction with elements of PF fm Hoc Mon District to vic SX7689, XS7789 and back to NL.  Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS7591, XS7691, XS7791 and back to NL.  At 1325 hrs Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ vic XS712856.


 4-23 Inf (M):     Maintained NL vic XS754966.  Co A and Recon Plat cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS7496, XS7397, XS7297, XS7197, XS7196, XS7296 and back to NL.  Co B cdt a combined cordon and search operation in conjunction with elements of RF fm Hoc Mon District vic XT735017.  Co B established block fm vic XS729995 to vic XS738995 and PF elements cdt search fm vic XT735017 to Co B's block.  Co B cdt RIF fm their blocking force to vic XS7399, XS7498, CS7597, XS7596 and back to their NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XS7596, XS7595, and back to their NL.

Special Operations:     Co E 4-12 Inf cdt a combined RIF opn in conjunction with elements of Hoc Mon District to vic XS7689, XS7789 and back to their NL.  4-23 Inf (M) in conjunction with elements of PF fm Hoc Mon District conducted combined cordon and search operations.  Co B established block fm vic XS729995 to vic XS738995 and PF elements cdt search fm vic XT735017 to Co B's blocking position.

4-9 Inf:          At 2155 hrs Co B, vic XT708052, engaged 3 VC with M79, negative results, negative return of fire.  At 0930 hrs Co C, vic XT805050, apprehended 1 detainee, who was classified as an innocent civilian by ARVN control.  At 1325 hrs Co B, vic XT817056 sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm a foot injury.  At 1445 hrs Co B, vic XT821048, located 1 VC KIA (BC), killed by arty.

4-12 Inf:     At 2135 hrs Co B AP, vic XS754866, engaged 6 VC with arty, negative results.  At 2230 hrs Co B AP, vic XS750879, engaged 2 VC with SA and AW, negative results.  At 0030 hrs Recon Plat, vic XS733924, received 10 - 12 rds of 30 cal machine gun fire, negative casualties.  Returned fire with all organic wpns, VC losses unknown.  At 1355 hrs Co D, vic XS768856, received SA, AW fire fm an unknown number of VC resulting in 1 US KIA and 6 US WIA.  Returned fire with air strikes, LFT, and supporting gunship, resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC), killed by gunship, 1 VC KIA (BC), killed by Tropic 6.

4-23 Inf (M):     At 0220 hrs Co B AP, vic XS749972, engaged 15 VC with 81mm, VC losses unknown.  At 0300 hrs Co A AP, vic XS749972, engaged an unknown number of VC with 81mm, VC losses unknown.  At 0300 hrs Co B AP vic XS749972 received SA and rifle grenades fm an unknown number of VC,  negative casualties.  At 0043 hrs Co B AP, vic XS749972, engaged 50 VC with 81mm, VC losses unknown.
     At 1645 hrs supporting FAC, vic XS708850, engaged 2 VC, resulting in 2 VC KBA (BC).

3 JUN   68

General:       TF 1-5 Inf (M):   Effective 030630 hrs Jun 68 OPCON 2nd Bde. Established NL vic XS815992.  Cdt local cloverleaf operations vic XS8099, XS8198, XT800, XT8100, and XS8098.  

4-9 Inf:     Co A maintained NL vic XT82058.  Co B and HHC maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co D maintained NL vic XT815077.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT7806, XT7906, XT8006, XT8007 and back to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8005, XT8105, XT8106, XT8206, XT8205 and back to their NL.  Co C provided security for Hoc Mon Bridge.  Cdt local cloverleaf vic of NL.  Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8007, XT8008, XT8107, XT8307 and back to their NL.  Recon Plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

4-12 Inf:     Effective 030630 hrs June 68, released OPCON 2nd Bde.

4-23 Inf (M):     Cdt move fm old NL vic XS754966 to vic XS789943 to establish and secure a new NL.  Co A established and maintained blocking position fm vic XS745996 to vic XT756003 in conjunction with elements of PF fm Hoc Mon District.  PF's conducted a cordon and search fm vic XS758984 to Co A's blocking position.  Co's B, C and Recon Plat cdt RIF fm old NL to new NL.  Co A cdt RIF fm blocking position to vic XS789943 to establish and secure their NL.

TF 1-5 Inf (M):  At 1600 hrs Co A vic XS796970 sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm heat exhaustion.

1-27 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.
4-9 Inf:          Negative contact during the reported period.

4-12 Inf:     Reference SITREP for 011801 - 021800 June 68, reference 4-12's contact was broken at 1945 hrs.  Change VC KIA (BC) from 3 VC KIA (BC) to 21 VC KIA (BC).  Change 1 US KIA to 3 US KIA.  Change 6 US WIA to 7 US WIA.  KIA should read 3 US KIA and 7 US KIA.  

4-23 Inf (M):     At 1150 hrs, vic XS789943, sustained 1 US NBI.  The individual was struck by a cable which snapped while towing another vehicle.  At 1240 hrs vic XS756958, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm a broken hand.
              At 1842 hrs 2nd Bde C&C ship, vic XS706857, engaged 2 VC with AW, resulting in  1VC KIA (BC) and 1 VC KIA (poss).

 (p3)

Special Operations:  4-23 Inf Co A established and maintained blocking position fm vic XS745996 to vic XT756003 in conjunction with elements of PF fm Hoc Mon District.  PF's conducted cordon and search fm vic XS758964 to Co A's blocking force.

4 JUN  68

General:  TF 1-5 Inf (M):  Maintained NL vic XS96970.  Co's A and B cdt RIF from NL to vic XS7896, XS7897, XS7996, XS7095, XS7998, XT8096, XS8098, XS8092.  Effective 041600 hrs June 68, Recon plat, returned to task force control.  Effective 04 June, Co C retuned to Task Force Control.  Effective 041800 hrs 1-5 released OPCON 2nd Bde.

 1- 27 Inf:     Maintained NL vic XS815992.  Co's A(-), B and C(-) cdt Airmobile CO's to LZ's vic XS706000, XS706994, XS706975, XS706969, XS694064, XS705962.  Co C(-) provided road security from vic XS815992 to Hwy #15 vic XS808975.  Remainder of 1-27 elements provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

4-9 Inf:          Co A maintained NL vic XT782058.  Co A and HHC maintained NL vic XT815077.  Co D cdt RIF from their NL to vic XT8107, XT8007, XT8207, XT8206 and back to their NL.  Co C)-) provided security for the Hoc Mon Bridge, cdt local cloverleaf vic  of Hoc Mon Bridge.  Co C(-) and recon plat provided security for their NL.  Co's A and B cdt airmobile SA's to LZ's vic xT786094, XT792-94, XT772085 and XT770087.

4 - 23 Inf (M):     Maintained NL vic XS789943,.  Co's A, B and C cdt RIF from their NL to vic XS7995, XS7994, XS7792, XS7795.  Recon provided security for their NL.

Special Operations:     None

1 - 5 Inf (M):     Negative contact during the reported period.  Effective 041800 hrs June 68, released OPCON 2nd Bde.

1 - 27  Inf:     At 1525 hrs Co C, vic XS815992, apprehended 4 detainees, Evac.


4 - 9 Inf:     At 1036 hrs,  Co A, vic XT794096, engaged 2 VC with SA and AW, negative results.  At 1115 hrs Co A, vic XT794093, located 2 VC KIA (BC), killed by arty.  At 1314 hrs Co A, vic XT795086, located 1 VC KBA (BC), killed by napalm.  At 1335 hrs Co at vic XT796082 located 1 VC KBA (BC), killed by napalm.  At 1305 hrs 4 - 9 sustained 1 US WIA, resulting from frag wounds.  At 0712 hrs. supporting air, vic XT789092, 2 VC KBA (BC).

4-23 Inf (M):     At 1641 hrs HHC, vic XS789954, sustained 1 US NBI, EM needs medical treatment.

1-8 Arty:     At 1600 hrs, vic XT772089, 2 VC KIA (BC), killed by arty.

5 JUNE  68

General1-27 Inf:  Battalion (-) maintained NL vic XS815992.  Recon plat maintained NL vic XS819983.  Co's A and D provided security for the Bn(-) NL and acted as the RRF.  At 0710 hrs Co's B and C cdt airmobile CA's to LZ's vic XT792108, XT793112.  Cdt RIF from their LZ's to vic XT7910, XT7911, XT8011, and XT8012.

4-9 Inf:          Co A maintained NL vic XT782056.  Co B and recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co D maintained NL vic XT815077.  Co A cdt RIF from NL to vic XT7705, XT7605, XT7604, XT7504 and back to NL.  Co B cdt RIF from NL to vic XT8005, XT8106, XT8006, XT8206 and back to NL.  Co C provided security for the Hoc Mon Bridge, cdt local cloverleaf operations.  Co D cdt RIF over land and RIF over water vic XT8107, XT8207, XT8106, and back to NL.  Recon plat cdt combined RIF opns in conjunction with 1 sqd of RP from Hoc Mon District vic XT8005, XT8006, and XT8007.

4-23 Inf (M):     Co A and recon plat maintained NL vic XS789954.  Co B maintained NL vic XS774934.  Co B maintained NL vic XT772950.  At 1027 hrs Co's A and C cdt Airmobile CA's to Lz's vic XS704981, XS698968, XS745961, XS738978.  Co B (-) cdt RIF from NL to vic XS7096, and XS7098.  Remainder of Co B elements provided bridge security vic XS784967.  Recon plat provided security for engr elements, from Cu Chi to vic XS789954.

     Special Operations:  4 9 recon plat cdt a combined RIF opns in conjunction with 1 sqd of PF from Hoc Mon District vic XT8005, XT8006, and XT8007.

1-27 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

4-9 Inf:     At 2015 hrs Co C's AP vic XT815054, engaged 3 VC with S/A and A/W and M79 resulting in
 2 VC KIA (BC) and 1 VC KIA (Poss).  At 2215, Co C's AP vic XT814054 engaged 4 VC with S/A, A/W, and M79 and claymores, resulting in 3 VC KIA (BC), and 1 VC KIA (Poss).  At 1740 hrs, HHC, vic XT805050, sustained 1 US NBI needs medical treatment.

4-23 Inf (M):     At 1220 hrs Co A, vic XS705989, sustained 1 US NBI resulting from heat exhaustion.  At 1230 hrs Co A, vic XS705989, sustained 1 US NBI resulting from heat exhaustion.

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1-8 Arty:     At 1500 hrs, 1-8 arty, vic XS698967, located 2 VC KIA (BC), killed by arty.

          At 1840 hrs Co C 3-15 Cav, vic XS700945, located 7 VC KIA (BC).   At 1500 hrs Co C 3-17 Cav, vic XS698967, located 2 VC KIA (BC).

6 JUN   68

General:     1-27 Inf (-):  Bn (-) maintained NL vic XS815992.  Recon plat maintained NL vic XS819983.  Effective 061400 hrs June 68, Co's A and D, OPCON 4-9 Inf.  Recon Plat cdt road clearing opns vic XS815992 and XS810980.

4-9 Inf:          Co A maintained NL vic XT82056.  Co B and recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co D maintained NL vic XT815077.  Effective 061400 hrs Co's A and D 1-27 Inf OPCON 4-9 Inf.  Co A established NL vic XT55048.  Co D established NL vic XT805050.  Co's A and B cdt airmobile CA's to LZ's vic XT851048, XT855048.  Co C provided security for Hoc Mon Bridge.  Co D cdt RIF from NL to vic XT8107, XT8007, XT8008, XT7908.  Co A 1-27 Inf cdt airmobile CA's to LZ vic XT855048 to established a NL.  Co D combat assaulted to LZ vic XT805050 to new NL.  

4-23 Inf (M):  Co A and recon plat maintained NL vic XT789954.  Co B moved NL from vic XS774934 to vic XS779932.  Co C provided security for their NL.  Recon plat provided security for engr efforts vic XS730959.  Co A cdt RIF from their NL to vic XS7994, XS7894, XS7794, XS7495, XS7295, XS7396, and XS7196.  

Special Operations:     None

1-27 Inf (-):     Negative contact during the reported period.

4- 9 Inf:          At 2210 hrs Co C's AP vic XT815055, engaged 8-10 VC with s/a and M79.  VC losses unknown.  At 0620 hrs Co B, vic XT805050, sustained 1 US NBI resulting from an accidental discharge of round.  At 0745 hrs Co A 4-8 Inf, vic XT851048, received s/a, a/w and RPG fire from an unknown number of VC at their LZ, resulting in 2 UH-1D's with minor damage, 1 UH-1D with major damage, 2 US KIA's, 3 US MIA's, and 8US WIA's.  Returned fire with all organic weapons, LFT, arty and airstrikes, at 1140 hrs Co A 1-27 Inf became OPCON 4-9 Inf.  At the close of the period elements remain in contact.

4-23 Inf (M):     Negative contact during the reported period.
At 1300 hrs supporting air, vic XT848048, 4 VC KIA (BC).

(P6)

7 JUN  68

General:1-27 Inf (-):     Bn (-) maintained NL vic XS815992.  Co's A and D remained OPCON to  4-9 Inf. Co's B and C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XS8198, XS8098, XS8099, XS8199, XS8299, XS8398, and XS8298.  Recon Plat provided road security vic XS8198.

4-9 Inf:          Co's A and B maintained NL vic XT852045.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co D maintained NL vic XT712071.  HHC and Co D 1-27 Inf maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A  1-27 Inf maintained NL vic XT853047.  Co D 1-27 is OPCON to 4-23 Inf (M), effective 071500 hrs Jun 68.  Co D 4-9 cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107, XT8108, XT8008, XT8007.  Co C cdt local cloverleaf operations vic of their NL.  Co D 1-27 cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT7905, XT8004, and XT8005.  Co B 4-9 and Co A 1-27 cdt sweep of area of previous days contact vic XT8504.

4-23 Inf (M):     HHC, Co A and Recon plat maintained NL vic XS789954.  Co B maintained NL vic XS789932.  Co C maintained NL vic XS772950.  Effective 071500 hrs Jun 68 Co D 1-27 Inf OPCON 4-23 Inf (M).  Co's A and B cdt airmobile cbt aslt to LZs vic XS738949, XS702945, XS717988, XS782949, XS697956, XS742968.  Co A provided security for a downed aircraft vic XS782949.  Aircraft downed due to mechanical difficulties.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XS7694, XS7695, XS7595, XS7495, XS7395, XS7295, XS7194, in conjunction with elements of PF and RF fm Sa Tan Dinh District.  Recon plat provided security for Engr efforts vic XS720945.  Co D 1-27 Inf will have their NL vic XS789954.

Special Operations:     Co C 4-23 Inf (M) cdt a combined RIF operations in conjunction with elements of PF and RF fm Sa Tan Binh District vic XS7694, XS7695, XS7595, XS7495, XS7395, XS7295, XS7194.

1-27 Inf (-):     Negative contact during the reported period.

4-9 Inf:          At 2145 hrs, 4-9 Co A vic XT851048, recovered 1 US MIA changing status fm captured 1 VC POW, evac to IPW.  Contact was broken at 2240 hrs.  At 1110 hrs Co A, vic XT850046, located 2 VC KIA (BC).  At 1201 hrs Co A, vic XT850045, engaged 2 VC with SA and AW, resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC).  Also located 2 US MIA's fm yesterdays contact, changing status fm 2 US MIA's to 2 US KIA's.  At 1320H Co B, vic XT848045, located 1 VC KIA (BC), killed by arty, 4 VC KPA (BC).  At 1350 hrs Co B vic XT848044, located 17 VC KIA (BC), killed by arty, and 6 VC KPA (BC).  At 1440 hrs Co B, vic XT848048, located 6 VC KIA (BC), killed by arty.  Reference SITREP for 051801-061800 hrs June 68, 4 - 9's Co's A, sustained a total of 12 US WIA's and 6 US KIA's.  Co B sustained a total of 7 US WIA and 2 US KIA.  1-27 Co A, 1 US WIA and 1 US KIA.  4-9 HHC sustained 1 US WIA and 1 US KIA.

4-23 Inf (M):  At 0955 hrs Co A, vic XS782949, sustained 6 US NBI's when a UH-1D was downed by mechanical failures.

8   JUNE   68

General:     1-27 Inf (-):   Bn(-) maintained NL vic XS815992.  Co A remains OPCON 4-9 Inf.  Co D remains OPCON 4-23 Inf (M).  Co's B and C provided security for their Bn(-) NL.  Recon plat provided road security vic XS8199.

4-9 Inf:          Co's A and B; maintained NL vic XT852045.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co D maintained NL vic XT815077.  HHC maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A 1-27 Inf maintained NL vic XT853047.  Co A 1-27 cdt RIF from their NL to vic XT8505, XT8404 and XT8304.  Established and maintained blocking position vic XT815050.  Co C  4-9 cdt RIF from their NL to vic XT8504, XT8404, and XT8304.  Co C provided security for the Hoc Mon Bridge vic XT712071.  Cdt local cloverleaf opns vic of their NL.  Co D cdt RIF from their NL to vic XT8107. XT8007 and XT8106.  Recon plat established and maintained observation point vic XT810046.  

4-23 Inf (M):     Bn (-) maintained NL vic XS789953.  Co B moved NL vic XS753965.  1-27 Co D moved NL vic XS789954.  4-23 Co C moved their NL vic XW755950.  Co's A and C cdt airmobile combat assault to LZ's vic XS701951, XT694935, XS726939.  Co C cdt RIF from their LZ's to vic XS7096, XS7095, XS7094, XS6993 and XS7093.  Recon plat provided security for engineer effort vic XS730956.  Co B 4-23 and Co D 1-27 Inf at 2000 hrs - 0900 hrs cdt RIF to vic XS7295, XS7397, XS7196, XS7198, XS7199, XS7099, XS7294, XS7193, XS7093, XS6993, XS6994, XS6995, XS7293, and XS7195.

1-27 Inf (-):     At 1215 hrs, vic XS815992, detained one person who was turned over to ARVN control.  At 1235 hrs vic XS815992, detained 1 person who was turned over to  ARVN control.  

4-9 Inf:            4-9 Inf Co B, at 1217 hrs, vic XT845045, loc 1 VC KIA (BC), killed by arty.  At 1513 hrs Co B, vic XT816054, loc 2 VC KIA (BC), killed by SA wounds.  At 1700 hrs Co A 1-27 vic XT828049, engaged 1 VC with SA and AW, resulting in 1VC KIA (BC).

4-23 Inf (-):     At 2144 hrs Co B roving patrol, vic XS706998, engaged 3 VC with SA and AW, resulting in 3 VC KIA (BC).  At 1050 hrs Co A, vic XS694935, engaged 2 VC with SA, resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC).  At 1127 hrs Co A vic XS694935, engaged 2 VC with SA, resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC).  At 1127 hrs Co A vic XS694035, engaged 3 VC with SA and AW, resulting in 3 VC KIA (BC).  At 1132 hrs Co A, vic XS694934, engaged 1 VC with AW, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1350 hrs Co A, vic XS694934, engaged 1 VC with SA, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1413 hrs supporting gunship vic XS694934, engaged 1 VC with AW, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1427 hrs recon plat, vic XS730956, sustained 1 US NBI, resulting from a broken leg.  At 1510 hrs Co A, vic XS789953, sustained 1 US WIA, resulting from frag wounds.  At 1555 hrs Co B, vic XS789954, sustained 1 US NBI, resulting from a sprained wrist.

2-27 Inf:          Negative contact during the reported period.

          At 0704 hrs, supporting air, vic XT795084, 1 VC KBA (BC).

(P8)

General:      1-27 Inf (-):   Effective 090923 hrs Jun 68, Co A rtn to Bn control.  Effective 090820 hrs Jun 68, Co D rtn to Bn control.  Effective 091200 hrs Jun 68, released OPCON 2nd Bde.

2-27 Inf:          Maintained NL vic XS740998.  Co's A and D provided security for the Bn NL and acted as the RRF.  At 1510 hrs Co C cdt airmobile CA's from their NL to vic XT763037, in reaction to an intelligence report of 1 Bn of VC in the area, vic XT760017.  Cdt RIF from Co B's LE to vic XT7603, XT7602, XT7502, XT7501, XT7601, XT7600 and XT7500.

4-9 Inf:          Co A maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co B maintained NL vic XT851046.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co D maintained NL vic 712071.  Effective 090923 hrs Jun 68, Co A 1-27 Inf rtn to Bn control.  Co A cdt RIF from their NL to vic XT8004, XT8104, XT8204, and back to their NL.  and back to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF from their NL to vic XT8404.  Co C cdt local cloverleaf opns vic of their NL.  Co D(-) cdt water borne RIF from their NL to vic XT8107 and XT8007.  Remained of Co D cdt RIF from their NL to vic XT8107, XT8207, XT8206, XT8106 and back to their NL.

4-23 Inf (M):     HHC, Co A and recon plat maintained NL vic XS789953.  Co B maintained NL vic XS753965.  Co C maintained NL vic XS775950.  Co A and Co C cdt RIF from their NL to vic XS7895, XS7795, XS7695, XS7595, XS7495, XS7395, XS7295, XS7294,  XS7194, XS7193, XS7093, XS7092, XS7192, XS7292..  At completion of RIF cdt move to vic XT753013 and established blocking position from vic XT753013 to vic XT759005, in support of 2-27's sweep of area of intelligence report that 2-27 Inf is reacting to.  Co B provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Recon plat provided security for engr's efforts vic XT719947.  Effective 090928 hrs Co D 1-27 Inf rtd to Bn control.  1 plat of Co A provided security for bridge site vic XS784967.  Effective 091730 hrs Co C 4-23 and Co A (-) 2-34 Armor OPCON 2-27 Inf.

Special Operations:     None

1-27 Inf:          At 0155 hrs Co C and HHC vic XS740998, received 25 - 30 rds of 60mm mortar fire, resulting in 6 US WIA's, 3 from HHC and 3 from Co C.  At 0330 hrs Co D vic XS725970, engaged 2 VC with SA and AW fire, negative results. At 1745 hrs Co's B and C vic XT757016, engaged 1 VC, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  Confirmed to be an NVA.  At 1715 hrs Co B, vic XT575016, received SA and RPG fire from an unknown number of VC, resulting in 1 US WIA and 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1755 hrs Co B came in contact with an unknown # of VC.  At 1757 hrs Co C, vic XT757016, received AW fire from an unknown number of VC, at the close of the period Co C remains in contact with an unknown number of VC.

(p9)
4-9 Inf:          At 2145 hrs Co B's AP, vic XT848043, sprung an ambush on 6 -7 VC resulting in 3 VC KIA (POSS).  At 0015 hrs Co C(-) AP, vic XT816055, sprung an ambush on 7 VC, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1130 hrs Co B, vic XT852042, received sniper fire from an unknown number of VC, resulting in  1 US KIA.   Rtnd fire with all organic wpns, VC losses unknown.  At 1400 hrs Co B, vic XT862034, sustained 1 US WIA from a friendly grenade.  At 1500 hrs, Co B, vic XT849040, received AW fire from 2 positions, resulting in 5 US WIA and 3 US KIA.  At 1702 hrs supporting gunship, vic XT851042, engaged 4 VC with AW, resulting in 4 VC KIA (BC).  At 1710 hrs 2nd Bde C&C ship, vic XT853041, engaged 1 VC with AW, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1800 hrs contact was broken for Co B 4-9.

4-23 Inf (-):     Negative contact during the reported period.  Effective 091730 hrs Co c and Co A 2-34 Armor (-) OPCON 2-27 Inf.

Additional Info:     2-27 Inf:  Effective 091730 hrs Jun 68, Co C 4-23 Inf and Co A (-) 2-34 Armor OPCON 2-27 Inf, Co C 4-23 and Co A 2-34 Armor (-) established blocking position vic XT747023 to vic XT759006.

10   JUN   68          

General:   2 - 27 Inf:     Co's A, D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XS740998.  Co's B and C remained in area of yesterday's contact vic XT7501.  Co C 4 -23 Inf (M) remained in blocking position vic XT747023 to vic XT759006.  Effective 101630 hrs Jun 68, Co C 4-23 and Co A 2-34 Armor (-) rtnd to Bn control.  From 2000 hrs to 0600 hrs cdt roving patrol in area of the rocket belt vic XT7312, XT7317, XT7507 and back to their NL.  Co's A and D provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Co's C and B cdt RIF from their NL to vic XT7401, XT7400, XT7501, XT7500.  At 1750 hrs Co's A and D cdt airmobile CA's to XS700964 and XS725057.

4 - 9 Inf:       Co A and recon plat maintained NL loc vic XT805050.  Co B maintained NL vic XT851046.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co D maintained NL vic XT815077.  Co A conducted RIF from their NL to vic XT8004, XT8105, XT8205 and back to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF from their NL to vic XT8404, XT8403, XT8504 and back to their NL.  Co C cdt RIF from their NL to vic XT7006, XT7106, XT7206, XT7207 and back to their NL.  Co D cdt their water borne RIF to vic XT8107.  Cdt land RIF from vic XT8107 to vic XT8007, XT7907, XT7908, XT8008 and back to their NL.  Recon plat provided security for NL and acted as RRF.

4 - 23 Inf (M):     HHC, Co A and recon plat maintained NL vic XS789953.  Co B maintained NL vic XS753965.  Co C effective 101030 hrs Jun 68, rtn to Bn control.  Co A cdt RIF from their NL to vic XS7796, XT7794 and XS7694, XS7695, XS7595, XS7495, XS7394, XS7392 and XS7391.  In reaction to an intelligence report Co A conducted RIF to vic XS7595, and back to XS7795.  At 2130H Co B cdt RIF in area of the rocket belt vic XS7494, XS7493, and XS7392.  RIF completed at 0400 hrs.  Co B provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Recon Plat provided security or Engr efforts vic XS719947.

Special Operations:     None

2 - 27 Inf:     Ref SITREP for 081801 - 091800 June 68 contact was terminated at 2000 hrs with the following results:  An additional VC (BC) of 8 VC KIA (BC).  Total VC KIA (BC) for 2 - 27 should read 1 US WIA.  At 2015 hts Co B, vic XT759020, apprehended 2 detainees who were evac to IPW.  At 0023 hrs Co C 4 - 23, vic XT755013 engaged 10 - 12 VC w/SA/AW and M79, unknown results.  At 1410 hrs Co C, vic XT763013 captured 1 VC PW.  

4 - 9 Inf:          Ref SITREP for 081801 - 091800 June 68.  At 1500 hrs Co B vic XT849040, received AW fire fm 2 positions.  Total casualties for this contact, 5 US WIA and 2 US KIA.  At 1838 hrs Co A, vic XT819052, located 1 VC KIA (BC), killed by arty.   At 2315 hrs Co D 4 - 9 Inf, vic XT815077, received 2  60mm mortar rds, resulting in 1 US WIA and 1 US KIA.  At 0159 hrs Co B, vic XT851046, engaged 2 VC w/SA, AW and M79 resulting in 1 VC KIA (Poss).  At 0340 hrs Co C at vic XT815055, engaged 20 VC w/SA/AW and M79, resulting in 7 VC KIA (BC).  At 1420 hrs Co A, vic XT827056 sustained 1 US WIA, resulting fm frag wounds.  At 1440 hrs Co B, vic XT852145 located 1VC KIA (BC), killed by arty.

4 - 23 Inf (M):     Negative contact during the reported period.

11  JUN  68

General:     2-27 Inf:   Bn maintained NL vic XS740998.  Co A fm 2000 hrs to 0900 hrs cdt roving patrol in area of Rocket Belt vic XS7097, XS7096, XS7095 and XS7094.  Co. B cdt airmobile cbt aslt to LZ's vic XS728982, XS729989 and XS697946.  Co C provided security for the Bn NL.  Co D from 2000 hrs to 0600 hrs cdt roving patrol in area of Rocket Belt vic XS7395, XS7196, XS7097, XS7098, XS7099 and XT7000.

4 - 9 Inf:     Co A and Recon Plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co B moved NL to vic XT758025.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co D moved their NL to the Bn (-) NL vic XT805050.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7806, XT7906, XT8006, XT8005 and back to their NL.  Co B cdt local cloverleaf operations vic of their NL.  Co C provided security for their NL.  Co D cdt local cloverleaf operations vic of their NL.  Recon plat cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8105, XT8005, XT8106 and back to their NL.

4 - 23 Inf (M):     HHC, Co A, C and Recon plat maintained NL vic XS789953.  Co B maintained NL vic XS753965.  Co's A, C and Recon plat cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XS7092, XS7192, XS7193, XS7294, XS7093, XS7194.  Co B fm 2000 hrs to 0600 hrs cdt roving patrol in area of the Rocket Belt to vic XS7395, XS7396, XS7495, XS7494 and XS7395.  Effective 111205 hrs, release OPCON 2nd  Bde.
                                                       (p11)
3 -22 Inf:     Effective 111350 hrs OPCON 2nd Bde.  Co A established NL vic XT814077.  HHC and Co B established NL vic XT841069.  Co C maintained NL vic XT844062.  Co D established NL vic XT851049.  Co's cdt local cloverleaf vic of their NL's.

Special Operations:     None

2 - 27 Inf:     At 0855 hrs Co B vic XS728982, while moving off of their first LZ, received 1 hand grenade, negative casualties.  At 0945 hrs Co B, vic XS726977, captured 1 VC POW WIA.  At 1105 hrs supporting gunship, vic XS692946, engaged 3 VC w/negative results.  At 1200 hrs Co B vic XS665946 engaged 1 VC w/SA and AW, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1520 hrs Co B, vic XS700979 received SA fire fm estimated 4 VC, negative casualties.  Returned fire w/SA, AW and gunship, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC) and 3 VC KIA (poss).

4 - 9 Inf:     At 1523H Co B, vic XT851046, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm back blast of a claymore.  At 0517 hrs Recon plat, vic XT793053, sprang an ambush on 1 VC resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).
At 0550H Recon plat, vic XT793053 apprehended 6 detainees who were turned over to ARVN control.  At 1105H Recon plat, vic XT815055, captured 2 NVA POW's and 3 VC suspects.

4 - 23 Inf (M):     At 2250H Co A vic XS789953, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm an unknown type of bite.

3 - 22 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

12 JUN  68

General:          2-27 Inf:  Bn maintained NL vic XS740998.  Co A cdt roving patrols in area of the Rocket Belt.  They were LZ'd vic XS705992, cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XS7298, XS7297, XS7296, and were LZ's vic XS671965.  Co B made an air-mobile cbt aslt to LZ's vic XT705008, XT658010, XT671965, XS703977.  Cdt RIF vic of the LZ's.  Co  C cdt roving patrols in area of the Rocket Belt.  They were LZ'd to vic XS699962.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XS7096, XS7097, XS7198, XS7099, PZ'd vic XT707002.  Co D cdt roving patrols in area of the Rocket Belt.  They were LZ'd vic XT714025.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XT7202, XT7301, XT7302, XT7401, XT7400 and back to their NL.
4 - 9 Inf:     Co A and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co B maintained NL vic XT758025.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co D maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7805, XT7705, XT7604, XT7603, XT7404, XT7504.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7502, XT7501, XT7402, XT7503, XT7604 and back to NI.  Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT7904, XT7804, XT7704, XT7703, XT7904, XT8004.  Co C provided security for the Hoc Mon Bridge.  Cdt local cloverleaf opn vic of their NL.

(p12)
3 - 22 Inf:     Co A maintained NL vic XT814077.  HHC and Co B maintained NL vic XT841069.  Co A cdt water borne RIF vic XT8107 and cdt local RIF.  Co B cdt RIF vic XT8406 and acted as the RRF for Co C and D.  Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8504.  Co D maintained NL vic XT851049.

Special Operations:     None

2 - 27 Inf:     At 0200H Co A vic XS716974, engaged 10 VC, w/SA and AW, negative casualties.  At 1040H Co C vic XT652013 detained 1 VN, turned over to ARVN  Hoc Mon District Police.

4 - 9 Inf:     At 1620H Co A, vic XT783058, sustained 1 US NBI, resulting fm man running a fever.

3 - 22 Inf:     At 0950H Co D vic XT846049 received SA and SW fire fm unknown number of VC, resulting in 2 US WIA's.  Returned fire w/all organic wpns and LFT, resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC).  At 0955H Co C, vic XT841056, sustained 1 US NBI, resulting fm a mental break-down.  At 1100H Co C, vic XT840055, received SA and AW fire fm an unknown number of VC, resulting in 3 US WIA.  Returned fire w/all organic wpns;  VC losses unknown.  At 1051H Co D vic XT848042, sustained 1 US WIA, resulting fm gunshot wounds.  At 1125H Co A, vic XT813078, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm gunshot wounds.  At the close of the period, Co D remains in contact w/an unknown number of VC.  Co C broke contact at 1755 hrs.

13 JUN  68

General:     1-27 Inf:   Effective 131040 hrs OPCON 2nd Bde.  Co A established NL vic XT805050.  Co B established NL vic XT841069.  Co C(-) established NL vic XT712071.  HHC, Co D, 1 plat of Co C, and Recon Plat established NL vic XT805050.

2 - 27 Inf:     Bn  maintained NL vic XS740998.  Co A cdt roving patrols in area of the Rocket Belt.  Cdt combat assaults to LZ vic XS704975, cdt RIF fm LZ to vic XS702974, XS705996, XT707014 and were PZ'd vic XT707016 back to their NL.  Co B cdt airmobile cbt aslt to LZ vic XT780077 and cdt RIF vic of their LZ.  Co C cdt roving patrols in area of the Rocket Belt.  Cdt combat assaults to LZ vic XT735015.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XT733002, XS723983, XS728968, and were PZ'd vic XS729965 back to their NL.  Co D cdt roving patrols in area of the Rocket Belt.  Cdt cbt aslt to LZ vic XS738965.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XS732964, XS723970, XS713965, XS701971, and were PZ'd vic XS704975 back to their NL.

3 - 22 Inf:     Co A maintained NL vic XT814077.  HHC and Co B maintained NL vic XT841069.  Co C maintained NL vic XT844062.  Co D maintained NL vic XT851049.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL.  Co B and D cdt RIF vic XT8304, Co C cdt RIF vic XT8305.

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 4 - 9 Inf:     Effective 131250H June 69 released OPCON 2nd Bde.

Special Operations:     None

1-27 Inf:          At 1742H HHC vic of NL sustained 2 US NBI's resulting fm a high fever.

2-27 Inf:          At 0945H supporting gun-ship, vic XT789071, engaged 2 VC w/AW;  results, 2 VC KIA (Poss).  At 0950H Co B, vic XT784092, received SA and AW fire fm an unknown number of VC, resulting in 3 US WIA's.  Returned fire w/all organic wpns, supporting gun-ship and arty; results, 3 VC KIA (BC),  2 VC KIA (BC),  by gun-ship, 6 VC KIA (BC), by arty.  At 1000H supporting gunship, vic XT785074, engaged 2 VC with AW resulting in 2 VC KIA (poss).  At 1140H 2nd Bde C&C ship, vic XT784072 engaged 3 VC w/AW resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC) and 1 VC KIA (Poss). At 1325H Co B, vic XT7807, sustained 1 US NBI fm heat exhaustion.  At 1520H Co C, vic XS748992, received SA and AW fire fm an unknown number of VC; results 4 US WIA, 2 US KIA, and 1 US MIA.  At 1716 hrs Co C broke contact w/an unknown number of VC.  At the close of the period Co C remains in contact with an unknown number of VC.

3-22 Inf:          At 1820H Co D, located 2 VC KIA (BC).  At 0955H Co B vic XT851044, located 1 VC KIA (BC), killed by arty.  At 1620H Co's B and D, vic XT850038, received SA and SW fire fm 3 - 4 VC snipers, returned fire w/all organic wpns.  At the close of the period Co's B and D remained in contact.

4 - 9 Inf:     At 2205H Co C(-) vic XT805054, sprang an AP on 3 VC resulting in 3 VC KIA (BC).  Returned fire w/SA and SW resulting in 2 US WIA.

14 JUN  68

General: 1 - 27 Inf:     HHC, Co A, D, 1 plat Co C and recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co B maintained NL vic XT841069.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co A cdt REF from their NL to vic XT7805, Xt7705, XT7604, XT7504, XT7505, XT7404 and back to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7502, XT7503, XT7403, XT7402 and back to their NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7107, XT7202, XT7307 and back to their NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7106.  Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ's vic XS717972, and XT783039.  Recon plat cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XS7197, XS7297, XS7396, XS7496, were then PZ'd vic XS7496 and rtn to their NL.

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2 - 27 Inf:     Bn (-) maintained NL vic XS740998.  Co C remained in area of contact vic XS740998.  Co A cdt roving night patrol in area of the rocket belt.  Cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ vic XS699971.   Cdt RIF from their LZ to vic XS7096, XS7196 and XS7197.  Cdt a cordon and search of village fm vic XS715973 - XS718975,  were then PZ'd vic XS718981 and rtn to their NL.  Co B cdt a cordon and search of village vic XS719975.  Co C closed the Bn NL at 1320 hrs, returning fm area of contact.  Co D cdt roving patrols in area of the rocket belt.  Cdt airmobile combat assault to LZ vic XS704000.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XS7099, XS7098 and XS7097.  Cdt A cordon and search of village vic XS713972 - XS713978 were then PZ'd vic XS718981 and rtn to their NL.

3 - 22 Inf:     Co A maintained NL vic XT814077.  HHC and Co B maintained NL vic XT841069.  Co C maintained NL vic XT844062.  Co D maintained NL vic XT851049.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107 and back to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8406.  Co C dct RIF fm their NL to vic XT8405, XT8305 and back to their NL.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8404 and back to their NL.

Special Operations:     None

1 - 27 Inf:     At 2222 hrs HHC, vic XT805050, sustained (1 US NBI), resulting from a high fever.  At 1550 hrs HHC, vic XT805050, sustained (1US NBI) resulting fm a high fever.

2 -27 Inf:     Reference sitrep no. 165 for 121801 - 131800 Jun 68.  Co C at 1520 hrs vic XS748992, contact continued throughout the night.  At 141300 hrs Co C closed their NL vic XS740998.  Reference SITREP NO. 165,  change 4 US WIA's to read (11 US WIA), change 1 US MIA to read (6 US MIA's and 2 US KIA's) and 3 VC KIA (BC).  At 0630 hrs Co C, vic XS721975, located 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 0435 hrs Co D, vic XS721975, engaged 10 VC with SA and AW, resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC).   At 1045 hrs Co B, vic XS715975, apprehended 3 detainees who were turned over to ARVN control.

3 - 22 Inf:     At 1525 hrs Co D, vic XT848048, loc 1 VC KIA (BC), killed by arty.

15 JUN  68

General:     1 - 27 Inf:   HHC, Co A, D, 1 plat Co C, and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co B maintained NL location vic XT841069.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to nic XT7706, XT7806, XT7807 and back to NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT7502, XT7603, XT7600, XT7500 and back to NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT7006, XT7005, XT6906, and XT7107.  Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8055, XT7904, XT7804, XT8105 and back to NL.  Recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

2 - 27 Inf:     Bn maintained NL vic XS740998.  Effective 150730 hrs June 68, 4 tanks fm Co A/2-34 Armor OPCON 2-27 Inf.  Co A provided security for the Bn NL and acted as the RRF.  Co's B and D cdt RIF in the area of yesterday's contact.  Cdt recovery operations of the 6 US MIA's.  Co C cdt roving patrol in area of the Rocket Belt to vic XS7398, XS7297, XS7497, XS7498 and XS7499.  Elements fm the 53rd RF set up a block in support of Co's B and D 2 - 27 fm vic XS758973 to vic XS766976.

3 - 22 Inf:     Co A maintained NL vic XT814077.  Co's B and D maintained NL vic XT851049.  Co C moved their NL vic XT841055.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8107.  Co C cdt RIF vic XT8405 and XT8305.

Special Operations:     None

1 - 27 Inf:     At 0600H Co C, vic XT815056, sustained 1 US NBI, resulting fm abdominal pains.  At 1212H Co D, vic XT810055, sustained 1 US NBI, resulting fm frag wounds.

2 - 27 Inf:     At 0940H Co A 2 -34 Armor sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm a fall off of a tank.  At 1040H Co D, vic XS750995, located 2 VC KIA (BC), killed by arty.  At 1140H Co D, vic XS749996, located 1 VC KIA (BC) killed by arty.  At 1132H Co's A and D, vic XS7499 located 6 US MIAs changing status to 6 US KIAs.


3 - 22 Inf:     At 1950H Co D, vic XT850045, received sniper fire, negative casualties or results.  At 0955H Co B, vic XT853043, engaged 3 VC w/SA.  An unk number of VC returned fire, resulting in 8 US WIA's.  Co B at the close of the period remains in contact.

3 - 17 CAV:     At 1010H vic XS779072, located 3 VC KBA (BC).

16 JUN 68

General:     1 - 27 Inf:  HHC, Co A, D, 1 plat Co C and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co B maintained NL vic XT841069.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co D, B and A established blocking position vic XT747010 in support of 2 -27 Inf.  Co C provided security for the Hoc Mon Bridge.

2 - 27 Inf:     Bn maintained NL vic XS740998.  4 tanks fm Co A/2-34 Armor remained OPCON to 2 -27 Inf.  Co A cdt roving patrols in area of the Rocket Belt to vic XS7398, XS7297.  Co C cdt roving patrols in area of the Rocket Belt to vic XS7399.  Co D provided security for the Bn NL.  Co B cdt airmobile cbt aslt to LZ vic XT720038, and cdt RIF vic of their LZ vic XT7303, XT7302, XT7301, XT7300, and SX7399.  Co C cdt RIF  fm their NL to vic XS7399, XT7299, XS7198, XS7197,XS7097, and XS7096.  Co A cdt RIF to vic XS7499.

3 - 22 Inf:     Co A maintained NL vic XT814077.  Co's B and D maintained NL vic XT851049.  HHC and Co C NL vic XT841055.  Co A cdt RIF vic XT8107 and XT8207.  Co B cdt RIF vic XT8504, and XT8404.  Co C cdt RIF vic XT8405, XT8305, and XT8305.  Co D provided security for their NL.

Special Operations:     None

1 - 27 Inf:     At 0825H Co C sustained 1 US NBI.

2 - 27 Inf:     At 2345H Co C, vic XS724993, engaged 25 - 30 VC w/all organic wpns, resulting in  10 VC KIA (BC).  After sweep of area, located 5 VC KIA (BC), killed by supporting gunship.  At 0250H 2 -27 NL, vic XS740998, came under heavy mortar and ground attack fm an estimated VC Bn.  Results:  HHC sustained 2 US WIA's, Co A sustained 1 US KIA and 7 US WIA, Co B sustained 1 US KIA and     12 US WIA.  Returned fire w/all organic wpns, arty, LFT and air strikes, VC losses:  10 VC KIA (BC),    12 VC KBA (BC), 23 VC KIA (BC), by arty and 11 VC KIA (BC), by supporting gunship.  Contact was broken at 0829H.

3 - 22 Inf:     At 1120H Co's A and B vic XT849040, located 1 VC KIA (BC).

18 Jun  68

General:  1 - 27 Inf:     Co A maintained NL vic XT783058.  Co B NL vic XT758025.  Co C (-) NL vic XT712071.  HHC, Co D, Recon plat and 1 plat Co C NL XT805050.  Co A cdt roving patrols in area on the Rocket belt vic XT782049, XT776045, XT768048, XT762052, XT754045 and XT768040.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7705, XT7606, XT7506, XT7406, XT7405 and back to NL.  Co B in conjunction w/1 plat of RF fm Hoc Mon District cdt a combined RIF to vic XT7500, XT7501, XT7401, XT7402, XT7502 and back to NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT7007, XT7006, XT6906, XT6905,  XT6904, XT7004, XT7005 and back to NL.  Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8005, XT7905, XT7906, XT7907 and back to NL.  Recon plat provided security for NL.

2 - 27 Inf:     Bn NL vic XS740998.  Co's A and D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT7300, XT7301, XT7201, XT7101 and back to NL.  Co's B and C provided security for the Bn NL and acted as the RRF.

3 - 22 Inf:     Co A NL vic XT815077.  Co's B and D NL vic XT851049.  HHC, Recon plat and Co C NL vic XT841055.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8107, XT8207 and back to NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8404, XT8403 and back to NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8305, XT8205 and back to NL.  Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8405, XT8305, XT8205 and back to NL.

4 - 9 Inf:     Effective 180600H June 1968, OPCON 2nd Bde established NL vic XT730005.  Prepared for tomorrow's activities.

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Effective 180600H June 1968, 4 tanks fm Co A 2 -34 Armor (-), 3 flame tracks, a service unit and 2 dusters OPCON 2nd Bde will maintain NL vic XT38052.  Cdt maintenance and care of equipment.
Special Operations:     Co B/1-27 Inf in conjunction w/1 plat of PF fm Hoc Mon District, cdt a combined RIF to vic XT7500, XT7501, XT7401, XT7402, XT7502.

1 - 27 Inf:     At 2205H Co B, vic XT816053, engaged 2 VC w/81mm mortar; negative return of fire, VC losses unk.

2 - 27 Inf:     At 1930H NL vic XS740998, located 1 VC KIA (BC)   At 2115H Co D vic XS740938, engaged 4 VC w/claymores, VC losses unk.  At 1112H Co A, vic XS746993, captured 1 VC PW (WIA).

3 - 22 Inf:     At 0805H Co C vic XT835059, located 1 US MIA, changing status of MIA to 1 US KIA.  At 0805H Co C, vic XT835059, sustained 1 US NBI, EM needs medical treatment.  At 1143H Co C vic XT833056, engaged a bunker w/M79, VC losses unk.

4 - 9 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

19 Jun  68

General:     1 - 27 Inf:  Co A NL vic XT783058.  Co B NL vic XT758025.  Co C (-) NL vic XT712071.  HHC, Co D, Recon plat and 1 plat Co C NL vic XT805050.  Co B cdt night roving patrols in area of the Rocket Belt vic XT747024, XT750020, XT756012, XT65015, XT770012, XT769024, XT763018 and back to NL.  Bn cdt airmobile cbt aslt to LZ's XT773088, XT783087, XT764075 and XT785091.  Recon plat provided security for NL and acted as the RRF.

2 - 27 Inf:     Bn NL vic SX740998.  Bn participated in a combined special operation in conjunction w/4 -9 Inf, National Police fm Hoc Mon District, and elements of the ---ARVN Airborne Division.  Co's A and B cdt RIF fm RB to vic XT7501, XT7500, and XS7599.  Co C (-) established CP vic XT757007.  Remainder of Co C established blocking position vic XS761997.  Effective 1900600H June 68, 4 tanks fm Co A/2-34 Armor, 2 flame tracks, a service unit and 2 dusters OPCON 2-27 Inf. established and maintained CP vic XS761997.  Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS7499, XT7500 and SE7599.  Elements of the 7th ARVN Airborne Division cdt RIF to vic XS7698 and XS7699.

3 - 22 Inf:     Co A NL vic XT815077.  Co's B and D NL vic XT851049.  HHC, Recon plat and Co C NL vic XT841055.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8107, XT8106 and XT8206.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8404 and XT 8304.  Co C provided security for NL.  Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8404, XT8405 and XT8305.

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4 - 9 Inf:     Bn NL vic XT731005.  Bn participated in a combined special operation in conjunction w/2-27 Inf. National Police fm Hoc Mon District, and elements of the 7th ARVN Airborne Division.  Co's A and B cdt airmobile cbt assault to LZ's vic XS745997, XS752975 and cdt RIF fm their LZ's to vic XS7598.  Co C provided security for the Bn NL and acted as the RRF.  Co D established and maintained blocking position vic XS754983, in support of the combined special operagtions.

Special Operations:   2 - 27 Inf, 4 - 9 Inf, National Police fm Hoc Mon District, elements of the 7th ARVN Airborne Division, 4 tanks fm Co A/2-34 Armor, 2 flame tracks, a service unit and 2 dusters participated in combined special operations in reaction to an intelligence report of a  large concentration of VC in the area.

2 -27 Inf:     Cdt move to vic XS754992 to establish and secure a new Bn NL.  Closing new NL at 1610H.

1 - 27 Inf:     At 1951H Recon plat, vic XT42067, engaged 4 VC w/SA and AW fire, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).   At 0050H Co D, vic XT811064 engaged 8 or 9 VC w/SA fire resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC);  negative return of enemy fire.  At 0916H supporting gunship vic XT783087, engaged 3 VC w/SA and AW resulting in 3 VC KIA (BC).  At 0916H Co D, vic XT783087, came in contact w/an  unk number of VC resulting in 2 US KIA and 5 US WIA.  At 1100H Co C vic XT785091, received SA and SW and RPG fire fm an estimated VC squad, 2 slicks were hit resulting in 9 US WIA and 1 US DOW.  1 of the US WIA was fm Co C/65th Engr Bn.  Total US casualties should read 2 US KIA, 1 US DOW, 10 US MIA, and 14 US WIA.  At the close of the period Co's D(-) B and C remain in contact.  Additional entry Co C sustained 10 US MIA fm their contact at 1100H.

2 - 27 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

3 - 22 Inf:     At 1847H Co C, vic of their NL, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm heat exhaustion.  At 1905H Co C vic XT829055 located 1 VC KIA (BC).   At 1905H Co C vic XT829055 located 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1205H Co A, vic XT825061 sustained 1 US NBI; EM needs medical treatment.

Delayed Entry:     At 1800H Co A/4-9 Inf vic XT734006 engaged 1 VC w/SA and AW resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).

20 JUN  68

General 1 - 27 Inf:  Co A NL vic XT783058, Co B NL vic XT758025.  Co's C and D NL vic XT805050.  Co A w/1 plat Co B cdt RIF in area of yesterday's contact vic XT786084.  Co B(-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT7503, XT7502, XT7501 and back to NL.  Co C and D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8005, XT8004, XT8104 and back to NL.  Recon plat provided security for NL vic XT805050.

2 - 27 Inf:     Bn(-) NL vic XS754998.  Co C provided security for their supply area vic XT757008.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS7599, XS7699 and back to NL.  Co B in conjunction with National Police fm Hoc Mon District, cdt a combined RIF operation vic XT8005, XT8004, XT8104, XT8105, XT7904, XT7905.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8104, XT7904, XT8106, XT7905.  Effective 201400H Co B OPCON 2-27 Inf., 4 tanks fm Co A/2-34 Armor 2 flame tracks, a service unit and 2 dusters remain OPCON to 2-27 Inf.  Provided security for 2-27 Inf NL and their supply area.  Elements fm the 1st ARVN ABN DIV cdt RIF to vic XS7598, and XS07698.

3 - 22 Inf:     Co A NL vic XT815077.  Co B NL vic XT851049.  C's C, D and Recon platoon NL vic XT841055.  Co A cdt RIF to vic XT8107, XT8106, XT8006.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8404, XT8304.  Co C cdt RIF to vic XT8305, and XT8205.  Co D provided security for their NL to vic XT8305, XT8205 and XT8306.

4 - 9 Inf:          Bn(-) moved their NL to vic XS740998.  Co A cdt local RIF.  Co B provided security for the new NL.  Co C cdt RIF to vic XT7400, XT7401, XT7402, XT7403, XT7303, XT7302, XT7301.  Co D cdt RIF to vic XS7499, XS7398, XS7397, and XS7396.  Recon plat provided NL security.  Effective 201400H, Co B OPCON to 2-27 Inf.  Co A cdt roving patrols in area of the Rocket Belt vic XS717983, and XS714996.  Co B cdt roving patrols in area of the Rocket Belt vic XS721977 and XS735990.

Special Operations:   Co B/2-27 Inf in conjunction w/National Police fm Hoc Mon District cdt a combined RIF operation vic XT8005, XT8004, XT8104, XT8105, XT7904, XT7905.

Reference:     1 - 27 Inf SITREP for 181801 - 191800 Jun 68 change their US casualties to read as follows:  Co C for a total of 12 US KIA and 8 US WIA.  Co D for a total of 3 US KIA and 4 US WIA,  Co C/65th Engr Bn sustained 1 US WIA.  The total casualties sustained fm Co C and D action is as follows:  15US KIA and 12 US WIA.  1 US WIA fm Co C/65th Engrs Bn.  Between 0001 and 0630H vic XT785092, located 25 VC KIA (BC).  At 1511H Co B vic XT789082 sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm heat exhaustion.  At 0910H Co A vic XT786084, located 19 VC KIA (BC)   At 1015H Co D vic XT809048, apprehended 1 detainee who was turned over to ARVN control.  At 1409H Co A vic XT787075 engaged 12 VC w/SA, results, unk at this time.

2 - 27 Inf:     At 1339H Co C, vic XS754993, located 17 VC KIA (BC).

3 - 22  Inf:     At 0910H Recon plat, vic XT831052, located 1 VC KIA (BC).

At 1532H supporting air vic XT787075, 4 VC KBA (BC) and  4 VC KBA (POSS).  At 1647H supporting air, vic XT787075, 2 VC KBA (Poss).

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21 JUN  68

General:      C A maintained NL vic XT783058.  Co B maintained NL vic XT758025.  Co C(-) maintained NL vic XT712071.  HHC, Co D and recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A cdt RIF to vic XT7805, XT7706, XT7806, XT7906 and back to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF to vic XT7502, XT7503, XT7504, XT7604, XT7704, XT7603, XT7602.  Co C cdt RIF to vic XT8005, XT8006, XT8106 and XT8105.  Established blocking position vic XT813055 in support of Co D 3-22.  Recon plat provided security for their NL.

2 - 27 Inf:     Bn maintained NL vic XS754993.  Co A cdt RIF to XS7599.  Co B cdt RIF to vic XS7598.  Co C established and maintained blocking position vic XS753985.  Co D cdt RIF to vic XS7598.  7th ARVN Abn in conjunction with the Hoc Mon National Police, established blocking position vic XS761984.  4 tanks fm Co A 2-34 Armor, 2 flame tracks, a service unit and 2 dusters remain OPCON 2-27 Inf, remained in NL acted as the RRF.

3 - 22 Inf:     Co A maintained NL vic XT815077.  Co B and D maintained NL vic XT851049.  HHC, and Co C maintained NL vic XT841055.  Co A cdt land and water RIF vic XT8107.  Co B cdt RIF vic XT8505, XT8404, XT8304.  Co C provided security for their NL.  Co D cdt RIF to vic XT8505, XT8406, XT8306 and XT8304.  Recon plat in reaction to an intell. report cdt RIF to vic XT8405 and XT8505.

4 - 9 Inf:     Bn maintained NL vic XS740998.  Co A cdt RIF to vic XS7399, XT7200, XS7199, XS7198, XS7298, XS7398, XS7399.  Co B cdt RIF vic XS7399, XS7398, XS7298, XS7198, XS7297, XS7397, XS7098.  Co C, D and recon plat provided security for their NL.

Special Operations:     2 - 27 Inf 7th ARVN Abn Division in conjunction with elements of the Hoc Mon National Police, established blocking position vic XS761984.

1 - 27 Inf:     At 1100 hrs Co A, vic XT787073, located 2 VC KBA (BC).          

2 - 27 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

3 - 22 Inf:     At 0910 hrs Co D, vic XXT834059, engaged 6 VC with SA, VC losses unknown.  At 1245 hrs Co D, vic XT82059, received SA fire resulting in 2 US WIA's.  Rtn fire with all organic wpns, VC losses unknown.  At 1745 hrs Co D, vic XT826058, received SA and AW, negative casualties.  Rtn fire with all organic wpns, resulting in 8 VC KIA (BC).  

4 - 9 Inf:     At 1540 hrs Co B, vic XS7398, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm frag wounds.

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22 JUN  68

General:        1 - 27 Inf:  Co A maintained NL vic XT783058.  Co B maintained NL vic XT758025.  Co C(-) maintained NL vic XT712071.  HHC, Co D and recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7805, XT7705, XT7706, XT7606, XT7605, XT7505.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7502, XT7601, XT7501, XT7500 and XT7402.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7006, XT7005, XT6905, XT6805 and XT6006.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8005 and XT8006.  Recon plat cdt local RIF.  Cdt search of complex vic XT804058.

2 -27 Inf:     Bn maintained NL vic XS754993.  Co's A, C, and D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XS7499, XS7699, XS7598 and XS7698.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XS7599, and XS7598.  Established blocking position vic XS758981 in support Co 2-27 RIF operation.  Effective 221200 hrs Jun 1968 released OPCON 2nd Bde.  4 tanks, 2 flame tracks, a service unit and 2 dusters act as the RRF.

3 - 22 Inf:     Co A maintained NL vic XT815077.  Co B and D maintained NL vic XT851049.  HHC and Co C maintained NL vic XT841055.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107, XT8207, and XT8206.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8404.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8305 and XT8205.  Recon plat and Co D provided security for the Bn(-) NL.

4 - 9 Inf:     Bn maintained NL vic XS740998.  Co's A, B and C provided security for the Bn NL.  Co D and recon plat in conjunction with elements of PF fm Hoc Mon District cdt combined airmobile combat assaults to LZ vic XS696985 and RIF fm their LZ to XS6998, XS7098, XS6998, XS7098 and XT7000.  Effective 221200 hrs Jun 1968 released OPCON 2nd Bde.

Special Operations:   4 - 9 Inf Co D and Recon plat in conjunction with elements of PF fm Hoc Mon District cdt a combined airmobile combat assault to vic XS696985 and RIPF fm their LZ to XS6998, XS7098, XS6998, XS7099 and XT7000.  Effective 221200 hrs Jun 1968 released OPCON  2nd Bde.

1 - 27 Inf:     At 1145 hrs Co D, vic XT809070, engaged 1 VC with SA resulting in 1VC KIA (BC).

 2 - 27 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

3 - 22 Inf:     Ref SITREP No.173 for 201801 - 211800 Jun 68, 3-22 Inf at 1745 hrs Co D, vic XT826058, recd SA and AW, negative casualties.  Rtn fire w/orgn wpns, change VC KIA (BC) fm 8 VC KIA (BC) to 12 VC KIA (BC).   Contact was terminated at 1940 hrs.  At 1915 hrs Co A, vic XT841055, sustained 2 US NIB's, one fm frag wounds and the other fm a back injury.  At 0800 hrs Co D, vic XT826058, loc 2 VC KIA (BC).  At 1510 hrs Co D, vic XT824048, loc   1 VC KIA (BC).

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23 JUN  68

General: 1-27 Inf:   Co A maintained NL vic XT783058.  Co B maintained NL vic XT758025.  Co C(-) maintained NL vic XT712071.  HHC, Co A and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co's A, B and C provided security for their NL's and acted as the RRF.  One plat Co A cdt RIF to vic XT7805, XT7806,  XT7807 and XT7707.  One plat cdt RIF to vic XT7502, XT7602, XT7702, XT7703, XT7704 and XT7604.  One plat Co C cdt RIF to vic XT7106, XT7006, XT7105, XT7205 and XT7206.  Co D cdt RIF to vic XT8005, XT7906, and xT7907.  At 1755 hrs Co C 3-22 OPCON to 1-27 Inf.

3 - 22 Inf:     Co A maintained NL vic XT815077.  Co B and D maintained NL vic XT851049.  HHC and Co C maintained NL vic XT841055.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107, XT8106, and XT8206.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8504, XT8404, and XT8304.  Co C provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8205.  Recon plat cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8405, XT8406, XT8306 and XT8307.  At 1755 hrs Co C  OPCON 1-27 Inf.

Special Operations:     None

1 - 27 Inf:     At 0030 hrs Co D, vic XT806064, engaged 1 VC with SA and AW, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).   At 1120 hrs Co D, vic XT771070, received SA fire fm estimated 2 VC, negative casualties, returned with SA and AW, resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC).  At 1245 hrs Co A, vic XT781074, engaged 6 - 8 VC with SA, AW, arty and LFT, resulting in 5 VC KIA (BC) and 1 VC PW.  At 0035 hrs recon plat vic XT813064 engaged 3 VC with claymores, resulting in 3 VC KIA (BC).

3 - 22 Inf:     At 0912 hrs vic XT828058, sustained 1 US NBI, EM. need medical care.

At 1005 hrs supporting air, vic XT805113, 2 VC KBA (BC).

24 JUN  68

General: 1-27 Inf:    Co A maintained NL vic XT783058.  Co B maintained NL vic XT758025.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Effective 240700 hrs Jun 68 Co D OPCON 3-22 Inf.  Effective 240700 hrs Co C 3-22 Inf rtn to Bn control.  HHC and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  One plat Co A established blocking position vic XT7706.  One plat Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7805, XT7806, XT7906, XT8006 and XT8005.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7502, XT7503, XT7504 and XT7505.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7107, XT7207, and XT7407.  Remainder of Co A, B, C and recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

3 - 22 Inf:     Co A maintained NL vic XT815077.  Co B and D maintained NL vic XT851049.  HHC maintained NL vic XT841055.  Efective 240700 hrs Jun 68 Co C rtn to Bn Control.  Effective 240700 hrs Jun 68 Co D 1-27 Inf OPCON 3-22 Inf.  HHC and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  One plat Co A established blocking position vic XT7706.  One plat Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7805, XT7806, XT7906, XT8006 and XT8005.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7502, XT7503, XT7504 and XT7505.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7106, XT7207, and XT7407.  Remainder of Co A, B, C and recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

Special Operations:   Co's C and D 3-22 Inf cdt a combined RIF in conjunction with 4 Co's of the 2nd and 7th Bn of the 7th ARVN Division to vic XT8005, XT8004, XT8105, XT8104, XT8003,  XT8002, XT8103 and XT8102.

1 - 27 Inf:     At 1900 hrs supporting gunships, vic XT788071, engaged 2 VC with AW, resulting in    2 VC KIA (BC).  At 0002 Co B vic XT758025, sustained 2 US WIA's resulting from friendly fires.

3 - 22 Inf:     At 1245 hrs Co C, vic XT820054, received SA and AK47 fire fm an unk number of VC, resulting in 1 US WIA.  Rtn with SA and AW and arty. Resulting in 8 VC KIA (BC)  and 1 VC KIA Poss).

          At 0750 hrs supporting air, vic XT796087, 1 VC KBA (BC).  At 1200 hrs supporting air, vic XT791077, 1 VC KBA (BC).  At 1500 hrs supporting air, vic XT791086, 15 VC KBA (BC). At 1600 hrs supporting air, vic XT785086, 3 VC KBA (BC).

25 JUN  68

General: 1-27 Inf (-):   Co A maintained NL vic XT783058.  Co B(-) maintained NL vic XT758025.  Co C(-) maintained NL vic XT712071.  Remainder of Co B, C, Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co D remains OPCON 3-22 Inf.  Co's A and B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7805, XT7905, XT7806, XT7906 and XT7907.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT7006, XT6906, XT6806, XT6805.  Remainder of Co C provided security for their NL.  Effective 251620, 1-27 Inf Co D returned to bn control.  

3 - 22 Inf:     Co A NL vic XT815077.  Co B NL vic XT851049.  Co C 3-22 and Co D 1-27 NL loc vic XT823047.  HHC, Co D; and Recon Plat NL vic XT841055.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8107, XT8106 and XT8207.  Co B(-) established blocking position vic XT850047 in support of Co C 3-22 and Co D 1-27 RIF.  Co C 3-22 and Co D 1-27 cdt a combined RIF in conjunction w/4 Co's of the 2nd and the 7th Bn of the 7th ARVN ABN Division to vic XT8205, XT8204, XT8305, XT8304K XT8404 and XT8405.  Remainder of Co B provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Recon plat cdt daylight AP's vic XT8205, XT8204, XT8305, XT8304, XT8404 and XT8405.

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1 -27 Inf.:     At 1940H Co C vic XT822048 sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm an accidental discharge of a weapon.  At 2050H Co B AP, vic XT855048, engaged 2 sampans w/81mm, resulting in 2 sampans destroyed.  At 2220H Co B AP, vic XT855048, engaged 4 sampans, resulting in 4 sampans destroyed and 12 VC KIA (Poss).  At 015H Co D, vic XT835053, engaged 2 VC w/claymores and grenades, resulting  in 1 VC KIA (BC), and 1 VC KIA (BC), and 1 POW (WIA).  At 1025H Co C vic XT827046 captured 2 POW's.  At 1105H Co D 1-27, vic XT828051 located 1 VC KIA (BC), killed by fire.  At 1315H Co D 3-22 Inf vic XT35050 engaged 1 VC  w/SA fire and claymores resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  

3 -22  Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

At 1010H supporting air, vic XT798085, 1 VC KBA (Poss).  At 1143H supporting air
vic XT793088, 7 VC KBA (BC).

26 JUN  68

General: 1-27 Inf:   Co A NL loc vic XT783058.  Co B NL loc vic XT758025.  Co C(-) NL loc vic XT712071.  Remainder of Co C, B and D and Recon plat maintained NL at vic XT805050.  Co's A and D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8005, XT8006, XT8007 and back to their NL.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT7502, XT7503, XT7504, XT7604, and back to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT7107, XT7207, XT7307 and back to their NL.  Remainder of Co B, C and Recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

3 - 22 Inf:     Co A moved their NL to vic XT816075.  Co B and Recon plat moved their NL to vic XT841056.  Co C moved their NL to vic XT851049.  Co D moved their NL to vic XT815077.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8206, XT8207, XT8107 and back to NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8405, XT8406, XT8407, XT8306, XT8307 and back to NL.  Co D provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

Special Operations:     None

1 - 27 Inf:     At 2045H Co A, vic XT808067, captured 1 VC PW.  At 0502H Co D, vic XT816053, engaged 5 VC w/SA and grenades, negative rtn of fire.  Results 3 VC KIA (BC).

3 - 22 Inf:     At 2000H Co D vic XT832049, engaged 1VC w/SA and AW fire resulting in 1 VC KIA (Poss).  At 2329H Co D vic XT839050, engaged 3 VC w/SA and SW resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC).  At 1120H Co C, vic XT829058, received SA fire fm an unk number of VC, negative casualties.  Returned fire w/SA/AW, VC losses unk.  At 1125H Co D vic XT838050 located 1 VC KIA BC.

27 JUN  68

General: 1-27 Inf:    CP and Co D maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co B maintained NL vic XT758025.  Co A maintained NL vic XT783057.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7805, XT7806, XT7706, XT7707 and back to their NL.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm their NL o vic XT7502, XT7501, XT7601, XT7602 and back to their NL.  1 Plat Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7106, XT7205, XT7305, XT7306, XT7207, XT7107 and back to their NL.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8005, XT7906, XT7806 and back to their NL.  Recon plat, and the remainder of the Co B and C provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

3 - 22 Inf:     Main CP Co A, B and recon platoon maintained NL vic XT841055.  Co C maintained NL vic XT851049.  Co D maintained NL vic XT816077.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8403, XT8303, XT8203, and back to their NL.  2 plats Co C established blocking position vic XT848050 in support of combined RIF.  1 plat Co C cdt a combined RIF in conjunction with elements of PF fm Hoc Mon District vic XT8404.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107 and XT8106.  

Special Operations:   1 plat Co C cdt a combined RIF in conjunction with elements of PF fm Hoc Mon District vic XT8405, and XT8404.

1 - 27 Inf:     At 1655 Hrs supporting gunship, vic XT783069, engaged 5 VC, resulting in                   1 VC KIA (BC).

3 - 22 Inf:     At 1012 hrs Co C vic XT845050, loc 1 VC KIA (BC).

At 0815 hrs PF elements fm Hoc Mon District and Co C 3-22 Inf, vic XT844040, captured 1 PW.

28 JUN  68

General:        OP and Co B maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co B maintained NL vic XT758025.  Co A maintained NL vic XT783057.  Co B moved their NL fm vic XT758025 to vic XYT805050.  1 plat Co C moved their NL to vic XT783058.  2 plats Co C provided security for the Hoc Mon Bridge vic XT712071.  Co's A, B and D cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ's vic XT791108, XT791111 and XT784110.  Cdt RIF fm thir LZ's to vic XT7910 and XT7911.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT712071 to vic XT7106, XT7006,  XT7005, XT7004, XT7104, and XT7204 and XT7205.  Recon plat provided security for their NL.

3 - 22 Inf:     Main CP Co A, B and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT841055.  Co C maintained NL vic XT851049.  Co D maintained NL vic XT816077.  1 plat Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8305 and back to their NL.  Remainder of Co A provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8406, XT8206, XT8305, XT8205 and XT8306.

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Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8404, XT8405, XT8585 and back to their NL.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107, XT8106, XT8207, XT8206 and back to their NL.  Recon plat cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8405, XT8406, XT8306, XT8407 and back to their NL.  

Special Operations:     None

1 - 27 Inf:     At 2100 hrs Co A vic 777058, engaged movement to their front, with negative results.  At 2115 hrs Co D, vic 807057, engaged 9 -10 VC with SA, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 2145 hrs Co C vic of their NL sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm EM running an extreme fever.  At 1545, Co D, vic 792114, located 1 VC KIA (BC).

3 - 22 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

29 JUN  68

General: 1 - 27 Inf:   CP, Co B and D maintained NL vic XT805050.  1 plat Co C and A maintained NL vic XT783057.  Two plats Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Bn(-) cdt care and maintenance of equipment.  Prepared for future opns.  Cdt local sweep vic of their NL.  Recon plat on provided security for their NL vic XT805050.

3 - 22 Inf:     Main CP, Co A, B and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT851055.  Co C maintained NL vic XT8505491.  Co D maintained NL vic XT816077.  Co A provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8405, XT8305, XT8204, XT8406, and back to their NL.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8108, XT8107, XT8008, XT8007 and back to their NL.  Recon plat provided security for their NL.  

Special Operations:     None

1 - 27 Inf:     At 1810 hrs Co B, vic XT805050, sustained 1 US NBI resulting from a snake bite.

3 - 22 Inf:     At 0755 hrs recon platoon, vic XT830474, received 1 grenade resulting in 1 US WIA.  Returned fire with SA and AW, VC loses unknown.

30 JUN  68

General: 1-27 Inf:   CP, Co B, D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  One plat Co C and A maintained NL vic XT78057.  Two plats Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co's A, B, D and recon plat cdt a combined cordon and search in conjunction with National Police and elements of PF fm Hoc Mon District vic XT805075.  Established collection point vic XT805064.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7107, XT7207, XT7407 and back to their NL.
3 - 22 Inf:     CP, Co A, B and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT841055.  Co C maintained NL vic XT851049.  Co D maintained NL vic XT851049.  Co D maintained NL vic XT816077.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8405, XT8404, XT8305, XT8304 and back to their NL.  Co B provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8404, XT8405 and back to their NL.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107, XT8207 and back to their NL.  Recon plat provided security for their NL.

Special Operations:   1 - 27 Inf Co's A, B, and D, and Recon plat cdt a combined cordon and search in conjunction with National Police and PF fm Hoc Mon District vic XT805065.  Established collection point vic XT804064.

1 - 27 Inf:     At 0830 hrs 1-27 Inf, vic XT805061, detained 8 personnel who were turned over to National Police.

3 - 22 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

3 - 17           Working in 2nd Bde AO at 1310 loc 2 VC KIA (BC).

31 Jun  68

General: 1-27 Inf:   Co A maintained NL vic XT732058.  Co B maintained NL vic XT837047.  Co C maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co D maintained NL vic XT815079.  Co C 4-9 Inf remains OPCON 1-27 Inf.  Co C 4-9 Inf cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8104 where they came in contact with an unknown number of VC.  Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co A provided security fm their NL vic XT732058 to vic XT805040.  Co's B, C and D cdt stand down to include maintenance of equipment and personnel needs and care.

3-22 Inf. (-):     Bn(-) maintained NL vic XS811989.  Co's A and D established check points.  Co A established check points vic XS820989, XT823985, XS899996 and XS833985.  Co D established check points vic XS798989, XS8115995, XS815990 and XS819980.  Co B provided security for the Bn(-) NL and acted as the RRF.

4 - 9 Inf (-):     Bn(-) maintained NL vic XT775035.  Co C 4-9 Inf remains OPCON 1-27 Inf.  Co B      2 -27 Inf remains OPCON 4-9 Inf.  Co B 2-27 infantry maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co's A and D cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ's XT784099 and XT790098 and cdt RIF fm LZ's to vic XT7809 and XT7909 where they came in contact with an unknown number of VC.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT7703, XT7702, XT7802 and XT7803.  Co B 2-27 Inf cdt local cloverleaf opns vic of their NL.  Additional LZ's for CO's A and D vic XT745064 and XT764054.

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1 - 27 Inf:     At 2100 hrs Co A's AP, vic XT786060, engaged 3 VC with 81mm, VC loses unknown.  At 0957 hrs Co C, 4-9 Inf, vic XT623047, sustained 1 US WIA resulting fm frag wounds received while blowing bunkers.  At 0945 hrs, Co C, 4-9 Inf vic XT823047, received SA and RPG fire fm estimated 2 VC sqds resulting in 2 US KIA's, and 8 US WIA's.  Rtn fire with LFT and supporting gunship, resulting in      1 VC KIA (BC) killed by gunship and 1  VC KIA (Poss), and 1 VC KIA (BC), killed by SA.  At 1714 hrs Co C 4-9 Inf, vic XT823047, sustained 3 US WIA resulting fm shrapnel wounds.  At the close of the period Co C 4-9 Inf remains in contact.

3 - 22 Inf (-):     Negative contact during the reported period.

4 - 9 Inf (-):     At 0900 hrs Co A, vic XT791096, loc 8 VC KIA (BC), killed by arty.  At 1006 hrs Co B, vic XT780026, sustained 1 US WIA fm friendly fire fm a firing range.  At 1248H, Co D, vic XT707097, engaged 1 VC with SA resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1258 hrs Co A, vic XT792094, engaged 1 VC with SA resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1440 hrs Co A, vic XT793092, loc 11 VC KBA (BC), and 1 VC KIA, (BC).   At 1535 hrs Co A, vic XT793092, engaged 1 VC with SA resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC), killed by supporting gunship.  Contact was broken at 1545 hrs for Co's A and D.

At 1010 hrs supporting air, vic XT791050, supporting 49 Inf, 3 VC KBA (Poss).  At
1205H, supporting air, vic XT821049, supporting 1-27 Inf, 3 VC KBA (Poss).

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1 JUL  68

General:     1-27 Inf:   CP, Co B, D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  1 plat Co C and A maintained NL vic XT783057.  Two plats Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co A and D cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ's vic XT791110, XT791096, XT791112 and XT797120.  Cdt RIF vic of their LZ's.  Co's B, C and Recon plat provided security for their Bn(-) NL and acted as the RRF.

3-22 Inf:          CP, Co A, B and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT841055.  Co C maintained NL vic XT851040.  Co D maintained NL vic XT816077.  Co A and Recon plat provided security for their Bn(-) NL and acted as the RRF.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8305, XT8304 and XT8204 and back to their NL.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107, XT8106, XT8206 and XT8207 and back to their NL.

Special Operations:     None

1 - 27 Inf:     At 2145 hrs, Recon plat AP, vic XT807066, engaged 3 VC with AW fire with negative results.

3 - 22 Inf     Negative contact during the reported period.

2 JUL  68

General, 1-27 Inf:   CP, Co B, D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  1 plat Co C and Co A maintained NL vic XT783057.  Two plats Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ vic XT782097 and swept south-east to their NL.  Co B provided security for their NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7107, XT7207, XT7307, XT7304, XT7408, XT7308 and back to their NL.  Two plats Co C provided security for the Hoc Mon Bridge.  Cdt sweep and clearing operations vic XT7408.  Co D cdt airmobile combat assault to LZ vic XT773088 and swept fm their LZ southwest to their NL.  Recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

3 - 22 Inf:     Co A, B and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT841055.  Co C maintained NL vic XT851055.  Co C maintained NL vic XT816077.  Co A cdt daylight AP's vic XT829055, XT824048 and XT844054.  Co B(-) provided NL security.  1 plat Co B cdt swept to vic XT823055 for future establishment of NL.  Co C(-) cdt daylight AP's vic XT840045, XT845045 and XT852052.  1 plat Co C provided security for their NL.  Co D cdt daylight AP's vic XT812078, XT813072, XT818071, and XT724072.  Recon plat cdt daylight AP's vic XT835073.

Special Operations:     None

(p30)     

1 - 27 Inf:     At 1930 hrs Recon plat, vic XT806068, engaged 1 VC with SA, AW, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1945 hrs Co A, vic XT783058, sustained 1 US NBI, resulting fm swollen neck and ribs.  At 2055 hrs, Co B, vic XT810063, engaged 5 VC with SA, AW and M79, resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC).  At 2300 hrs Recon plat, vic XT806088, engaged 5 VC with SA and AW, resulting in 4 VC KIA (BC) and 1 VC KIA (Poss).

3 - 22 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

3 JUL  68

General:     1-27 Inf:   CP, Co B, D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  1 plat Co C and Co A maintained NL vic XT782057.  Two plats Co C maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co's A and D cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ's vic XT782127 and XT772129.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ's to vic XT7712, XT7812, XT7711 and XT7108.  Co B provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  1 plat Co B established blocking position vic XT815055.  Cdt a combined sweep and clearing opns in conjunction with elements of the Hoc Mon National Police to vic CM XT812054.

3 - 22  Inf:     Bn(-) maintained their NL at vic XT41055.  Co B moved their NL to vic XT823056. Co D maintained NL vic XT815077.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8404, XT8304, X^8405.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107, XT8106.  Co C moved their NL to vic XT841055.

Special Operations:     1-27 Inf Co B in conjunction with elements of the Hoc Mon National Police cdt a combined sweep and clearing opns vic XT812054.

1 - 27 Inf:     At 2025 hrs, Co D AP, vic XT807061, engaged 5 VC with SA, AW, and M79 fire.  Negative rtn of fire.  VC loses unknown.  At 2230 hrs Co D AP, vic XT810061, received SA fire fm an estimated 5 VC resulting in 1 US KIA and 1 US WIA.  Rtn fire with SA, AW and M79 fire resulting in      2 VC KIA (BC), and 1 VC KIA (Poss).  At 0820 hrs, Co A, vic XT814055, located 2 VC KIA (BC) resulting fm SA fire.  At 1045 hrs Co D, vic XT889119, located 1 VC KIA (BC) resulting fm SA fire.  At 0730 hrs Co A, vic XT782057, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm stomach cramps.  At 0015 hrs Co B, vic XT805050 sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm friendly SA fire.

3 - 22 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

********     Reference SITREP  No. 183 for 301801 - 011800 Jul 68.  
          1 - 27 Inf Co D (additional entry) 8 VC KIA (BC) by SA.

(p31)

4 JUL  68

General: 1 - 27 Inf:   CP, Co B, D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  1 plat Co C and Co A maintained NL vicXT782057.  Two plats Co C maintained NL vic  XT712071.  Co's A and D cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ's vic XT792121, XT780105 and XT730088.  Cdt RIF fm their NL's to vic XT7308, XT7810, XT7710, XT7911, XT7912 and XT8012.  Co B provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7107 and XT7207.  Recon plat provided security for their NL.

3 - 22 Inf:     Bn(-) maintained their NL vic XT851055.  Co B maintained NL vic XT823056.  Co D maintained NL vic XT818077.  Co A and Recon provided security for their NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8205, XT8204, XT8105 and XT8404.  Two plats Co C cdt RIF fm to vic XT8404, XT8305, and XT8304.  1 plat Co C in conjunction with PF fm Hoc Mon cdt a combined RIF to vic xT8404 and XT8304.  Co D cdt RIF to vic XT8108, XT8107, XT8007.

1 - 27 Inf:     At 0912 hrs Co A, vic XT777107, engaged 1 VC with SA resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1011 hrs Co C, vic XT727065, sustained 3 US WIA fm frag wounds.

3 - 22 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

5 JUL  68

General: 1-27 Inf:   CP, Co B and D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  One plat Co C and Co A maintained NL vic XT783057.  Three plats Co A moved fm vic XT783058 to vic XT712071.  Two plats Co C moved fm vic XT712071 to vic XT783058.  One Plat Co A remains vic XT783058.  Co B provided security for their NL.  Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ vic XT893083.  Cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8908 and XT8907.  Recon plat provided security for their NL.

3 - 22 Inf:     Effective 1410 hrs released OPCON 2nd Bde.

2 - 14 Inf:     Effective 1200 hrs gained OPCON 2nd Bde.  Co A established NL vic XT815077.  Co B established NL vic XT823056.  CP, Co C and D established NL vic XT841055.

Special Operations:     None

1 - 27 Inf:     At 2050 hrs Co D, vic XT801058, engaged 20 VC with SA, AW, artillery and LFT resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC) and  ---VC KIA (Poss).   VC rtn fire with SA and hand grenades resulting in negative casualties.  Co A sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm stomach cramps.

3 - 22 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

(p32)

6 JUL  68

General: 1-27 Inf:   CP, Co B, D and Recon plat NL loc vic XT895050.  3 plats Co A NL loc vic XT712071.  1 plat Co A and Co C NL loc vic XT783058.  Co A provided security for Engr efforts along the MSR.  Co B, 1 plat Co C, Co C, 1 plat Co A, in conjunction w/the 3rd and 5th Bns, 7th Regt of the 5th ARVN Division cdt a combined special operation.  Co B, 1 plat Co D, Co C, 1 plat Co A cdt airmobile cbt aslt to LZ vic XT739166.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XT7316, XT7317, XT7415, XT7516, XT7517 and XT7417.  The 3rd and 5th Bn's, 7th Regt of the 5th ARVN Division cdt RIF to the following objectives:  XT736164, XT766162, XT757155, and XT764155.

2 - 14 Inf:     CP. Co C, D and Recon plat NL loc XT841955.  Co B NL loc vic XT823056.  Co A NL loc vic XT815077.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8107, XT8106, XT8207 and back to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8205, XT8305 and back to NL.  Co C, D and Recon plat provided security for their NL.

Special Operations:   Co B, 1 plat Co D, Co C, 1 plat Co A in conjunction w/the 3rd and 5th Bn's, 7th Regt of the 5th Division, cdt a combined special operation.  The 3rd and 5th Bn's, 7th Regt of the 5th ARVN Division cdt RIF to the following objectives:  XT736164, XT766162, XT757155 and XT765155.

1 - 27 Inf:     At 0030H Co D, vic XT807071, engaged 5 personnel w/hand grenades resulting in 1 detainee who was evacuated to IPW and classified as an innocent civilian.  At 1025H Co B vic XT739167 sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm man going into convulsions.

2 - 14 Inf:     At 1245H Co A vic XT815077 sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm a dog bite.  At 0730H Co B vic XT841055 received 20 rds of SA fire fm 1 position resulting in 1 US WIA.

7 JUL  68

General:  1-27 Inf:   CP, Co B, D. and Recon plat NL loc vic XT805050.  3 plats Co A NL loc vic XT712071.  1 plat Co A and Co C NL loc vic XT783058.  1 plat Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT7106, XT7005, XT6905 and XT 3 plats Co A provides security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Cos B and C cdt airmobile cbt aslt to LZ's vic XT793085 and XT789084.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XT7808, XT7807, XT7806, XT7908, XT7907 and XT7906.  Co D provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Recon plat cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT805,  XT8006 and XT8105.

2 - 14 Inf:     CP, Co's C and D, Recon plat NL loc vic XT841055.  Co B NL loc vic XT823056.  Co A NL loc vic XT815077.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107, XT8207 and XT8106.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to viv XT8105, XT8205 and XT8304; cdt move fm vic XT823056 to XT851047 to establish a new NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT8406, XT8305 and XT8405.  Co D and Recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

(p33)

Special Operations:     None

1 - 27 Inf:     At 2103H Co D, vic XT806067 engaged 5 VC w/SA fire resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  VC returned fire w SA;  negative casualties.  At 1410H Recon plat, vic XT817052 apprehended 1 detainee.

2 - 14 Inf:     At 2345H Co B vic XT823056 received 2 incoming rds outside of their perimeter;  negative casualties.

8 JUL  68

General:     1-27 Inf:   CP, Co B, D, and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Three plats Co A maintained NL vic XT713071.  One plat Co A and Co C maintained NL vic XT783058.  One plat Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7106, XT7105, XT7104 and XT7203.  Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ vic XT798107 and XT799121.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XT7910, XT8010 and XT8011.  Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ vic XT798105 and XT769087.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XT7910, XT8010 and XT8009.  Co C provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Recon plat cdt clearing operations vic of their NL.

2 - 14 Inf:     CP, Co C and D maintained NL vic XT841055.  Co A maintained NL vic XT815077.  Co B maintained NL vic XT851047.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107, XT8207, XT8206, and XT8106.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8307, XT8407, XT8406, and XT8405.  Co C cdt blocking, vic XT839079 in conjunction with PF's fm Hoc Mon for Co B.  Co D provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

Special Operations:   Co C cdt blocking position vic XT839079 in conjunction with PF/s fm Hoc Mon for Co B.

1 - 27 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

2 - 14 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

9 JUL  68

General:  1-27 Inf:   CP, Co B, D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Three plats Co A maintained NL vic XT713071.  Co C and one plat Co A maintained NL vic XT793058.  2 plats Co A, B, C and D cdt saturation patrols fm their NL to vic XT7905, XT7904, XT7903, XT8003, XT8004, XT8103, XT8104, XT8105, XT8106, XT7705, and XT7805.  2 plats Co A, B, provided security for their NL.                                                             (p34)
2 - 14 Inf:     CP, Co C and D maintained NL vic XT841055.  Co A maintained NL vic XT814077.  Co B maintained NL vic XT851047.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8207, XT8206 and back to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL vic XT8504, XT8505, XT8506, XT8406 and XT8405 and back to their NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8305, XT8206, XT8204, XT8304 and back to their NL.  Co D and Recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

2 - 27 Inf:     Remained at Cu Chi base camp conducting training.  They remain on stand down.

3 /4 Cav. (-):     Troop A maintained NL vic XT625125.  Troop B maintained NL vic XT544177.  Troop C maintained NL vic XS456828.  Troop D(-) and 3-22 Co B(-) maintained NL vic XT456828.  2-22 Co B maintained NL vic XT456828.  Troop A and C cdt outposts fm vic XT387251 to the Hoc Mon Bridge.  Troop B provided security for engineers fm Cu Chi base camp to vic XT563167, and cdt sweep of the MSR.

Special Operations:     None

10   JUL   68

1 - 27 Inf:     At 0845 hrs Co A, vic XT714037, engaged 1 VC with 81mm mortars with unknown results.  VC did not rtn fire.

2 - 14 Inf:     At 0805 hrs Co C, vic XT841055, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm blood in urine.

2 - 27 Inf:     Negative contact during reported period.

3 /4 Cav:     At 0630 hrs troop B, vic XT563167, received sniper fire fm unknown number of VC, negative casualties.  Rtn fire with SA and AW with negative results.  At 1100 hrs Co C, vic XT590150, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm fragmentation.  At 1520 hrs Troop B, vic XT565168, received SA, AW and RPG fire fm unknown number of VC.  Rtn fire with SA with neg results.  At 1939 hrs Troop B, vic XT543173, engaged 10 VC with organic wpns with negative results. VC did not rtn fire.  At 2345 hrs Troop A, vic XT533182, received several rounds of fire fm unknown number of VC, negative casualties.  Rtn fire with SA, negative results.

11 JUL  68

General:  1-27 Inf:   CP, Co B, D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.   Three plats Co A maintained NL vic XT713071.  Co C and one plat Co A maintained NL vic XT783058.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7107, XT7207, XT7307, Xt7308, XT7207 and back to their NL.  Co's B and C cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ's vic XT640055, XT601065, XT642640, XT641031, XT62053, XT617055, XT601039 and XT593054.  Cdt RIF vic XT6405, XT6006, XT6464, XT6403, XT6205, XT6105, XT6103 and XT5906.  Co D and Recon plat provided security for their NL, and acted as the RRF.

2 - 14 Inf:     CP, Co C and D maintained NL vic XT851055.  Co A maintained NL vic XT815077.  Co B maintained NL vic XT851047.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107, XT8106, XT8206, XT8207 and back to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8404, XT8504 and back to their NL.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8405, XT8305, XT8205 and back to their NL.  Co C and Recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

2 - 27 Inf:     Remains on stand-down at Cu Chi base camp.

3 /4 Cav(-):     Troop A maintained NL vic XT623128.  Troop B maintained NL vic XT585155.  Troop C maintained NL vic XT585155.  Troop D(-) maintained NL vic XT782132.  3-22 Co B maintained NL vic XT802149.  2-22 Co B maintained NL vic XT498193.  Troop A moved fm vic XT623128 to vic XT653145 to establish a new night location.  Troop C moved fm vic XT653145 to XT623128 to establish a new night location.  Troop B provided security for engineers fm Cu Chi base camp to vic XT563167 and cdt sweep of the MSR.  Troop D(-) provided security for their NL.

Special Operations:     None

1 - 27 Inf:     At 0750 hrs Co D, vic XT793047, apprehended 1 detainee.

2 - 14 Inf:     At 2112 hrs Co B, vic XT851057, received SA fire fm unknown number of VC resulting in 1 US WIA.  Rtn fire with SA and aW with negative results.

3 /4 Cav:     At 2034 hrs Troop C, vic XT635180, detonated AT mine and received SA and AW fire fm unknown number of VC resulting in 4 US WIA and major damage to the tank.  Rtn fire with AW and SA fire with unknown results.  At 2130 hrs 2/22 Co B, vic XT498193, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm unconsciousness.  At 0005 hrs Troop A, vic XT676145, received SA and RPG fire fm unknown number of VC resulting in 2 US WIA.  Returned fire with SA and AW with unknown results.  At 0645, Troop C, vic XT446226, located 1 VC KIA (BC) by SA.

2 - 27 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

12   JUL  68

General:  1-27 Inf:    CP, Co B, D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Three plats Co A maintained NL vic XT713071.  Co C and 1 plat Co A maintained NL vic XT783058.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7107, XT7207, XT7307, XT7407 and back to their NL.  Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ's vic XT617005, XT615002 and XT722125.  Cdt RIF vic XT6100, XT5900, XT6000, XT4601, XT7212 and XT7112.  Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ's vic XT627021, XT625027, XT711132, and XT707131.  Cdt RIF vic XT6202, XT6002, XT 6201, XT7013 and XT7113.  Co D and Recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

(p36)

2 - 14 Inf:     CP, Co C and D maintained NL vic XT841055.  Co A maintained NL vic XT815077.  Co B maintained NL vic XT851047.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107, XT8007 and back to their NL.  Co's B and D cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ's vic XT795086.  Cdt RIF vic XT7908, XT7907, XT7906, XT8006, XT8106, XT8206, XT8306, XT8406, XT8405 and XT8504.  Co C and Recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

2 - 27 Inf:     Remains on stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.

3 /4 Cav (-):     Troop A maintained NL vic XT653145.  Troop B maintained NL vic XT585155.  Troop C maintained NL vic XT623128.  Troop D(-) maintained NL vic XT782132.  3-22 Co B maintained NL vic XT802138.  2-22 Co B maintained NL vic XT498193.  Troop B provided security for engineers fm Cu Chi Base Camp to vic xT56167 and cdt sweep of the MSR.  Troop D(-) provided NL security.  

Special Operations:     None

1 - 27 Inf:     At 2225 hrs Co B(-), vic XT746020, engaged 2 VC with SA fire.  VC losses unknown.  Negative rtn of fire.

2 - 14 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

2 - 27 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

3 /4 Cav(-):     At 1305 hrs 2 -22 Co B, vic XT506262, received sniper fire fm estimated VC platoon, negative casualties.  Rtn fire with 60mm fire with negative results.

13 JUL  68

General: 1-17 Inf:   CP, Co B, D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A maintaind NL vic XT783071.  Co C maintained NL vic XT783058.  1 plat Co A, in conjunctionwith 2 plats of PF's fm Hoc Mon, cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7501, XT7401, XT7302, XT7303, XT7204, XT7105, XT7106 and back to their NL.  Co C bde RIF fm their NL to vic XT6908, XT6909, XT7009, XT7010, XT6910, XT6810, XT6811, XT6812, XT6712, XT6713 and back to their NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NO to vic XT6805, XT7804, XT7803, XT7703, XT7603, XT7604, XT7605, XT7706 and back to their NL.  3 plats Co A, Co C and Recon plat provided NL security and acted as the RRF.

2 - 14 Inf:     CP, Co C and D maintained NL vic XT841055.  Co A maintained NL vic XT815077.  Co B maintained NL vic XT851047.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107, XT8108, XT8008, XT8007, XT7107 and rtn to their NL.  Co's B and D cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ's vic XT798110, XT786105, XT788089, XT798105 and XT788010.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ's vic XT7911, XT8011, XT7810, XT7910, XT8010, XT7808, XT7811, XT7509 and XT7909.  Co C and Recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

(p37)

2 - 27 Inf:     Remains on stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.

3 /4 Cav (-):     Troop A. B. C amd D(-) conduct move with sweeping elements.  Troop A provided security along MSR fm vic XT523188 to XT593147.  Troop C cdt security along MSR fm vic XT593147 to XT713071 to XT651139 to XT808136.  Troop D(-) provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  3-22 Co B maintained NL vic XT802139.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vicXT5317, XT5319, XT5219, XT5118 and XT5019.  

Special Operations:     1 plat Co A in conjunction with 2 plats of PF's fm Hoc Mon cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT6501, XT7401, XT7302, XT7303, XT7204, XT7105 and XT7106.  

1 - 27 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

2 - 14 Inf.:     Negative contact during the reported period.

2 - 27 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

3 /4 Cav(-):     At 2045 hrs 3-22 Co B, vic XT680137, received SA and RPG fire fm unknown number of VC resulting in 3 US WIA.  Rtn fire with SA, AW and M79 with neg results.  At 2145 hrs Co B, vic XT681037, received SA, RPG and AK47 fire fm an estimated squad of VC resulting in 1 US WIA.  Rtn fire with SA and AW with negative results.  At 2230 hrs Co B vic XT680137, received SA and AW with negative results.  At 2230 hrs Co B vic XT680137, received SA and RPG fire fm an unknown number of VC resulting in 1 US WIA.  Rtn fire with all organic wpns and LFT with negative results.  At 0015 hrs Co B, vic XT554169, APC detonated a mine and received sporadic SA fire resulting in 2 US WIA and major damage to APC.  Rtn fire with SA.  VC losses unknown.  At 0345 hrs Co C, vic XT664114, apprehended 41 detainees.  At 1525 hrs Co C, vic XT615134, received 1 RPG rd and 1 SA rd resulting in 1 US WIA.  Negative rtn fire.

14 JUL  68

General: 1 - 27 Inf:   CP, Co B, D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A maintained NL vic XT713071.  Co C maintained NL vic XT783058.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7107, XT7207, XT7307, XT7407, XT7406, XT7306, XT7206 and XT7106.  Co C, D and1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8006, XT8007, XT7908 and XT7907.  3 plats Co D provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  Recon plat cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7602, XT7601, XT7501, XT7402, and XT7502.

(p38)

2 - 14 Inf:     CP, Co C and D maintained NL vic XT841055.  Co A maintained NL vic XT815077. Co B maintained NL vic XT815047.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vicXT8107, XT8106.  Co B in conjunction PF/RF fm Hoc Mon cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8504, XT8404, and XT8304.  Co D in conjunction with the PF/RF fm Hoc Mon cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8405, XT8305 and XT8205.  Co C and Recon plat provided NL security and acted as the RRF.

2 - 27 Inf:       CP, Co A, B, C, D and Recon plat established new Bn NL vic XT566154.  Co A and B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT5615, XT5614, XT5613, XT5513, XT5314, XT5713 and XT5715.  Co C, D and Recon plat provided NL security and acted as the RRF.

3 /4 Cav(-):     Troop A, B, C and D(-) cdt move with sweeping elements.  Troop A cdt sweeping opns along road fm vic XT523188 to XT593147.  Troop B cdt sweeping opns along road fm vic XT388253 to XT523188.  Troop C cdt sweeping opns along road fm vic XT593147 to XT713071.  Troop C cdt sweeping opns along road fm vic XT593147 to XT713071.  Troop D cdt sweeping opns along road fm vic XT651139 to XT808136.  Effective 140900 hrs lose OPCON 2 - 22 Co B.  Effective 141100 hrs gain OPCON 1-5 Co A.  1-5 Co A maintained NL vic XT802139.  Co B provided NL security and acted as the RRF.
Special Operations:       2 - 14 Co B and D in conjunction with the RF/PF fm Hoc Mon cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8405, XT8305, XT8304, XT8205, XT8504 and XT8404.  

1 - 27 Inf:     At 1904 hrs, Co B, vic XT677132 apprehended 2 detainees.

2 - 14 Inf:     Negative contct during the reported period.

2 - 27 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

3 /4 Cav(-):     At 0600 hrs Troop B, vic XT547177 sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm a fall.

15 JUL  68

General: 1-27 Inf:    CP, Co B, D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A maintained NL vic XT713071.  Co C maintained NL vic XT783058.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7107, XT7106, XT7006, XT7005, XT7004, XT6904, XT6903, XT7002, XT7003, XT7103, XT7104, XT7204, XT7205 and XT7105.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8005, XT8004, XT7104, XT7105 and XT8106.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7805, XT7705, XT7605, XT7603, XT7504, XT7704, XT7804, XT7904 and XT8004.  Recon plat cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7502, XT7501 and XT8005.
2 - 14 Inf:     CP, Co C and D maintained NL vic XT841055.  Co A maintained NL vic XT815077.  Co B maintained NL vic XT851047.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107, XT8106, XT8205 and XT8207.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8504, XT8404, and XT8403.  Co D in conjunction with 1 plat RF/PF's cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8405, XT8404, XT8304, XT8205.  Co C and Recon plat provided NL security and acted as the RRF.

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2 - 27 Inf:     CP, Co A, B, C, D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT566154.  Co A, B and C cdt airmobile combat assault to LZ's vic XT628857, XT628864.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ's to vic XT6285, XT6284, and XT6286.  Co C and Recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.     

3 /4 Cav(-):     Troop A, B, C and D(-) conduct move with sweeping elements.  3 - 22 Co B; maintained NL vic XT802149.  1 - 5 Co A maintained NL vicXT483195.  Troop A cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm vic XT523188 to XT593147.  Troop B cdt sweep and clearing opns on the MSR fm vic XT388253 to XT523188.  Troop C cdt sweep and clearing opns on the MSR fm vic XT593147 to XT713071.  Troop D(-) and 3 - 22 Co B cdt sweep and clearing opns fm vic XT805136 to XT525043.       1 - 5 Co A provided security for the NL.  

Special Operations:   2 - 14 Co D conjunction with one plat of RF/PF's cdt RIF fm their NL to vicXT8305, XT8404, XT8304, and XT8205.  

1 - 27 Inf:     At 2133 hrs Co C, vic XT783058 sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm fever.  At 1100 hrs Co A, vic XT705050, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm a sprained ankle.  At 1325 hrs Co D, vic XT801050, apprehended 33 detainees.

2 - 14 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

2 - 27 Inf:     At 2005 hrs Co C, vic XT566154, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm lacerations.  At 1440 hrs Co A, vic XT623841, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm heat exhaustion.

3 /4 Cav(-):     At 0030 hrs Troop B, vic XT501195, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm vomiting and fever.  At 1635 hrs Troop B, vic XT501194, received sporadic sniper fire fm unknown number of VC, negative casualties, rtn fire with SA and AW with unknown results.

16 JUL  68

General:  1-27 Inf:   CP, CO's B, D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co C maintained NL vic XT783058.  3 plats Co A established and maintained blocking position vic XT707097.  Co C established and maintained blocking position vic XT691005 in support of Co B's RIF.  One plat Co A provided security for the Hoc Mon Bridge, cdt local cloverleaf vic of their NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT6612, XT7713, XT6713 and XT6712.  Co B cdt search and exploration of tunnel complex vic XT676138.  Co D and D Recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

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2 - 27 Inf:     Bn maintained NL vic XT567153.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT5615, XT5515 and XT5415.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT5615, XT5614, XT5514 and XT5415.  Co's C and D provided NL security.  

2 - 14 Inf:     CP, Co C, D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT841055.  Co A maintained NL vic XT816078.  Co B maintained NL vic XT851047.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8307, XT8306, XT8206,  XT8106 and XT8107.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8504 and XT8404, XT8304, and XT8204.  Co D and Recon plat provided NL security and cdt care and maintenance of equipment.

3 /4 Cav (-):     Troop A, B,  C and D(-) conduct move with sweeping elements.  3 - 22 Co B maintained NL vic XT802139.  1 - 5 Co A maintained NL vic XT493195.  Troop A cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm vic XT523188 to XT593147.  Troop B cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm vic XT388253 to XT523188, and provided security for the Trang Bang Bridge.  Troop C cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm vic XT593147 to XT712071.  Troop D(-) and 3 - 22 Co B cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm vic XT651149 to XT808136.  1 - 5 Co A in conjunction with one company of RF and one company of ARVN rangers fm the 25th ARVN Division cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT4819, XT4820, XT4821, XT4823 and XT4824.

1 - 27 Infantry:     At 1000 hrs Co B, vic XT676130, apprehended 2 detainees.  At 1015 hrs Co B, vic XT676130, received SA fire fm tunnel complex, negative casualties.  Rtn fire with SA, hand grenades and CS gas with negative results.

Special Operations:   1 - 5 Co A in conjunction with 1 company of RF and 1 company of ARVN rangers fm the 25th ARVN Division, cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT4819, XT4820, XR4821, XR4823 and XT4824.

2 - 27 Inf:     At 1855 hrs Bn NL, vic XT548145, received 3 unidentified rds 300 - 400 meters outside of their NL, regative casualties or damage.  At 2250 hrs Co C, vic XT567153, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm muscle spasms.

2 - 14 Inf:     At 2015 hrs Co A, vic XT816078, received mortar or artillery rds, negative casualties, negative rtn of fire.

3 /4 Cav(-):     At 1945 hrs Troop A, vic XT558171, received 2 rds of sniper fire, negative casualties.  Negative rtn of fire.  At 0045 hrs Troop C, vic XT602040, received 1 RPG rd or mortar rd and SA fire fm unknown size of VC force, negative casualties.  Rtn fire with SA.  VC losses unknown.  At 0219 hrs Troop(-), vic XT600140, received sniper fire fm unknown size VC force, negative casualties.  Negative rtn fire.

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17 JUL  68

 General:  1-27 Inf:   CP, Co D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A maintained NO vic XT712071.  Co B maintained NL vic XT676131.  To complete search and exploration of tunnel complex, upon completion, 1 plat Co B moved fm vic XT676131 to XT672143 for further exploration of tunnel complex.  Remainder of Co B cdt move fm vic XT676131 to their NL.  Bn(-) cdt stand down to include maintenance care of equipment and personnel needs.

2 - 27 Inf:     Bn maintained NL vic XT567153.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT5615 and XT6714.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT5615, XT5614, XY5514, XT5513 and XT5613.  Co's C and D provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

2 - 14 Inf:     CP, Co C, D and Recon Plat maintained NL vic XT841055.   Co A maintained NL vic XT816078.  Co B maintained NL vic XT851047.  Co A cdt boat move fm their NL to vic XT826074 dismounted and cdt RIF to vic XT8207, XT8206, XT8106, XT8107 and back to their NL.  Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ's vic XT790100 and XT782101.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ's to vic XT7909, XT8009, XT7810, XT7709 amd XT7708.  Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ's vic XT798088 and XT783181.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ's to vic XT7808, XT7908, XT7909 and back to their NL.  Co D and Recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

3 /4 Cav (-):     Troop A, B, C and D(-) cdt move with sweeping elements.  Co A 1-5 Inf and Co B 3-22 Inf remains OPCON 3 /4 Cav.  Co A l-5 maintained NL vic XT483195.  Cdt a combined RIF in conjunction with 1 company of RF fm the 25th ARVN Division to vic XT5219, XT5217 and XT5217.  Co B 3-22 Inf maintained NL vic XT802139.  Cdt night AP's vic of Cu Chi Base Camp, provided security for the Phu Cuong Bridge vic XT8031136.  Troop A cdt sweep and clearing opns fm vic XT523188 to vic XT593147.  Troop B cdt sweep and clearing opns fm vic XT593147 to vic XT712071.  Troop C cdt sweep and clearing opns fm vic XT388253 to vic XT523188.  Troop D(-) cdt sweep and clearing opns fm vic XT651139 to vic XT808136.

Special Operations:     Co A 1-5 infantry in conjunction with 1 company of RF fm the 25th ARVN Division cdt combined RIF to vic XT5218, XT5217 and XT5216.

1 - 27 Inf:     At 2018 hrs Co C, vic XT765075, engaged 5 VC with SA and AW, negative results.  Negative rtn of fire negative cas.  At 1105 hrs Co C, vic XT779067, while crossing a body of water WM went down into the water and never came back up, presumed dead, non hostile.

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2 - 27 Inf:     At 1932 hrs Bn NL vic XT567153, received 8 rds of 82mm, negative casualties.  Rtn fire with counter mortar with unknown results.  At 0940 hrs Co A, vic XT575145, received an estimated 2 rds of sniper fire, negative casualties, negative rtn fire.

2 - 14 Inf:     At 1005 hrs Co C, vic XT799093, sustained 1 US MBI resulting fm wasp stings.

3 /4 Cav (-):     ***Delayed entry Co B 3-22 Inf OPCON 3/ 4 Cav at 0129 hrs Co B 3-22, vic XT600140, received mortar fire or RPG fire resulting in 2 US WIA and 1 US WIA fm the 65th Engr Bn.  At 0654 hrs, C troop, vic XT722144, detonated a mine, resulting in 1 US WIA and 1 tank combat loss.  At 1047 hrs Co A 1-5, vic XT53165, received sporatic sniper fire fm an estimated VC platoon, negative casualties.  Rtn fire with SA and AW, VC losses unknown.  At 1118 hrs Co A 1 - 5, vic XT530170, sustained 2 US NBI's resulting fm heat exhaustion.

18 JUL  68

General: 1 - 27 Inf:   CP, Co D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co B maintained NL XT676131.  Co C maintained NL vic XT783158.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7107, XT7207, XT7307, XT7407 and back to their NL.  3 plats Co B provided security for their NL.  1 plat Co B and 1 plat Co C cdt search for man who was drowned, vic XT780067  was recovered changing status to a non battle death.  Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ's vic XT734180 and XT743167.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ's to vic XT7318, XT7419 and XT7415.  Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ vic XT736178 and XT736196.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ's to vic XT7317, XT7417 and XT7319.  1 plat Co C and Recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

2 - 27 Inf:     Bn maintained NL vic XT567153.  Co A and 1 plat Co C provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF. Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT5615, XT5714, XT5713 and back to their NL.  2 plats Co C cdt night AP's and local cloverleafs vic XT5514 and XT5314.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT5615, XT5515, XT5415 and back to their NL.
                                                                    2 - 14 Inf:     CP, Co C and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT841055.  Co A maintained NL vic XT816078.  Co B maintained NL vic XT851047.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107, XT8207, XT8317 and at completion of RIF, cdt move by boats back to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8505, XT8504, XT8404 and back to their NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8405, XT8406, XT8306, XT8307, XT8406 and back to their NL.  Co D and Recon plat provided security for their NL.

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3 /4 Cav(-):     Co A 1-5 and Co B 3-22 infantry remains OPCON 3 /4 Cav.  Co A 1-5 provided security for the Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Maintained NL vic XT473195.  Co B 3-22 maintained NL vic XT802139.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns along route 8A and outposted along 8A vic XT740142, provided security for the laterite pit, vic XT691045.  Troop A cdt sweep and clearing opns fm vic XT523188 to XT593147 and outposted 1 squadron in sector after completion of sweep.  Troop B cdt sweep and clearing opns fm vic XT593147 to XT712071 and outposted one squadron after completion of sweep.  Troop C cdt sweep and clearing opns m vic XT388253 to XT523188 and outposted one squadron in sector at completion of sweep, and provided security for the Trang Bang Bridge, vic XT501139 to vic XT808136 and provided security for the Phu Cuong Bridge vic XT806136,

Special Operations:     None

1 - 27 Inf:     At 1950 hrs Recon plat, vic XT804040, engaged 6 VC with SA and AW, resulting in 3 detainees and 1 who was WIA and 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1400 hrs Co D, vic XT746180, engaged 1 VC with SA and AW, VC losses unknown.

2 -27 Inf:     At 1845 hrs Co B, vic XT567153, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm EM falling and puncturing lips and gums.  At 1025 hrs Co B, vic XT574137, received 1 RPG rd, negative casualties.  At 1040 hrs, Co D, vic XT574137, sustained 1 US NBI fm a possible rupture.  At 1108 hrs Co D, vic XT545157, received AK 47 fire fm an unknown number of VC, negative casualties.   Rtn fire with SA and AW, VC losses unknown.  At 1140 hrs Co D, vic XT545157, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm heat exhaustion.

2 - 14 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

3 /4 Cav (-):     At 2305 hrs Co C troop, vic XT601142, sustained 1 US WIA, fm booby trap.  At 0635 hrs C troop, vic XT601142, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm a fever and chills.

19 JUL  68

General:  1-27 Inf:   CP, Co D and Recon plat NL loc vic XT805050.  Co A NL loc vic XT712071.  Co C NL loc vic XT78058.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT7107, XT7007, XT6907, XT6806 and back to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to a new NL vic XT816078; cdt local cloverleaf operations vic of their new NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7805, XT7806, XT7906 and back to their NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8005, XT8006, XT8106, XT8105, XT8104 and back to their NL.  3 plats Co D provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Recon plat cdt sweep and clearing operations fm vic XT805050 to vic XT749037.

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2 - 27 Inf:     Bn maintained NL vic XT567153.  Co's A and D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT5515, XT5615, XT5715, XT5516, XT5415, XT5414 and XT5413.  Co B provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vicXT5615, XT5715, XT5616, XT5615, XT5414 and XT5413.

2 - 14 Inf:     CP, Co C, D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT841055.  Co A maintained NL vic XT816078.  Co B maintained NL vic XT851047.  Bn cdt move fm their NL to new NL vic XT750163 to establish and secure a new Bn NL.  Cdt local RIF of their new NL.

3 / 4 Cav(-):     Co A 1-5 and Co B 3-22 remains OPCON 3 /4 Cav.  Co A 1-5 maintained NL vic XT483195.  Cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT4819, XT4820, XT4920, XT4821, XT4919 and back to their NL.  Co B 3-22 Inf maintained NL vic XT802139.  Provided security for the Ba Bep Bridge vic XT781134 with 1 plat.  Cdt a combined AP's in conjunction with 1 plat of RF/PF fm the 25th ARVN Division vic XT665140.  Troop A 3 /4 Cav maintained NL vic XT544177.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns in their sector at completion of sweep of the MSR.  Cdt combined AP opns in conjunction with 1 plat of RF fm the 25th ARVN Division vic XT553172.  Troop B cdt sweep and clearing of the MSR fm vic XT593147 to vic XT712071, outposted 1 plat in their NL.  Cdt combined AP in conjunction with 1 plat RF fm 25th ARVN Division, vic XT610137.  Troop C provided security for the Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Cdt sweep and clearing of the MSR fm vic XT388253 to XT623188.  Cdt 2 combined AP in conjunction with 1 plat of RF fm the 25th ARVN Division vic XT512187 and XT527187.  Trooop D(-) provided security for the Phu Cuong Bridge vic XT806316.

Special Operations:   3 /4 cav in conjunction with elements of RF from the 25th ARVN Division conducted combined AP's.

1 - 27 Infnatry;

2 - 27 Infantry:     At 1842 Hrs Co A Ap, vic XT555154, received an unknown number of 50 cal. and AK47 fire from an estimated 5 - 10 VC, resulting in 2 US WIA's.  Rtn fire with SA and AW, 1 detainee evac to IPW.  At 0847 hrs Co D, vic XT541152, received 4 bursts of AW fire, resulting in 1 US WIA.  Rtn fire with SA, AW and M79, VC losses unknown.  At 1050 hrs Co A vic XT529148, received 1 RPG rd, resulting in 1 US WIA.  Rtn fire with M79, VC losses unknown.  At 1100 hrs Co D, vic XT523131, sustained 1 US NBI, resulting fm heat exhaustion.  At 1130 hrs Co C, vic XT544147, detonated a booby trapped grenade resulting in 2 US WIA.

2 - 14 Inf:     At 1135 hrs Co D, vic XT755170, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm man having the dry heaves.

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3 /4 Cav:     At 0143 hrs B trp, vic XT658111, sustained 2 US WIA's fm booby trap, also apprehended 1 detainee.  At 0250 hrs Co B, vic XT661100, received 3 - 4 bursts of AW fire, negative casualties or rtn of fire.  At 1615 hrs A trp, vic XT573163, received sniper fire fm unknown number of VC resulting in 1 US WIA.  Rtn fire with organic wpns with negative results.

 20 JUL  68

General:      1- 27 Inf:   CP, Co D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co B maintained NL vic XT816078.  Co C maintained NL vic XT783058.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7107, XT7106, XT7105, XT7104, XT7204, XT7203, XT7103, XT7003, XT6904, XT7004 and XT6005.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107, XT8207, XT8206 and XT8106.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7805, XT7705, XT7704, XT7504, XT7503, XT7505, XT7605, XT7705 and back to their NL.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8005, XT8105, XT8205, And XT8305.  Recon platoon cdt sweep and clearing opns fm their NL to vic XT805050 to vic of Hoc Mon.

2 - 27  Inf:     Bn maintained NL vic XT567153.  Main CP, Co A, B and D moved their NL fm vic XT567153 to vic XT529177.  Co C moved their NL fm vic XT567143 to vic XT484196.  Cdt local RIF of their new NL.  

2 -14 Inf:     Bn maintained NL vic XT567163.  Co's A, D and Recon plat provided for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7516 and XT7617.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to Vic XT7516, XT7515 and XT7617.

3 /4 Cav (-):     Effective 200600 hrs JUL 68 released OPCON Co A 1-5 Inf (M).  Co B 3-22 Inf remains OPCON 3 /4 Cav.  Maintained NL vic XT802139.  One plat Co B provided security for the Ba Bep Bridge vic XT781134.  A trp in conjunction with 1 plat of RF fm the 25th ARVN Division, cdt a combined AP vic XT502193.  Cdt sweep and clearing of the MSR fm vic XT523168 to vic XT593147, and outposted 1 plat on the sector at completion of the sweep.  B trp in conjunction with 1 plat RF fm the 25th ARVN Division cdt combined night AP's vic XT509199.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm vic XT593147 to XT712071, outposted 1 plat in their sector at the completion of the sweep.  C trp provided security for the Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm vic XT388253 to vic XT527187.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm vic XT751139 to vic XT808136.  

Special Operations:   3 /4 Cav(-) in conjunction with elements of RF fm the 25th ARVN Division cdt combined AP operations.

1 - 27 Inf:     At 2355 hrs Co D, vic XT832050, engaged 1 VC with SA and AW fire, negative rtn fire, VC losses unknown.

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2 - 27 Inf:     At 2355 hrs Recon plat, (CRIP) vic XT608008, engaged a suspected VC meeting place, resulting in 9 VC KIA (BC), 3 VC KIA (Poss), and 1 PW (WIA).

2 - 14 Inf:     At 1845 hrs Co A, vic XT816078, sustained 1 US NBI, resulting from a snake bite.  At 1025 hrs Co D, vic XT834057, engaged an unknown number of VC with all organic wpns, resulting in       1 VC KIA (BC),  1 PW, and PW WIA.  At 2120 hrs Co D, vic XT834057, engaged 5 VC with all organic wpns, resulting in 3 VC KIA (BC) and 2 VC KIA (Poss).  At 0815 hrs Co B, vic XT754172, located 1 grave contained 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1130 hrs Co B, vic XT763164, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm a leg injury.  At 1217 hrs Co C, vic XT761172, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm heat exhaustion.

3 /4 Cav(-):     At 2105 hrs A trp, vic XT503195, engaged 5 VC with all organic wpns, VC losses unknown.  At 2345 Hrs Co D trp, vic XT660109, received 5 rds of AK47 fire, negative casualties, negative rtn of fire.  At 1805 hrs C trp, vic XT531180, had a supply truck detonate a mine, resulting in 2 US WIA's and major damage to the truck.

21 JUL  68

General:  1-27 Inf:   CP, Co D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co B maintained NL vic XT816078.  Co C maintained NL vic XT783058.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7107, XT7207, XT7307, XT7406, XT7506 and XT7505.  Co B Cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8106 and XT8206.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vicXT7805, XT7804, XT7704, XT7604 XT7504 and XT7505.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8004, XT8104 and XT8204.  Recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

2 - 27 Inf:     CP, Co A, B and D maintained NL vic XT529177.  Co C maintained NL vic XT585196.  Three plats Co's A, B, C and D cdt RIF to vic XT571162, XT519187, XT503193 and XT540178.  One plat Co C provided security for Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  One plat Co A, B and D provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

2 - 14 Inf:     Bn maintained NL vic XT750163.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7416, XT7415, XT7515, XT7615, and XT7516.  Co's B and C provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7416, XT7417, XT7317.

3 /4 Cav.(-):     Co B 3-22 Inf remains OPCON 3 /4 Cav.  Maintained NL vic XT802139.  A trp cdt sweep and clearing of the MSR fm vic XT523188 to vic XT59147, and outposted 1 plat in their sector and completion of the sweep.  A trp and Co B 3-22 Inf provided security for the Phu Cuong Bridge vic XT527187.  One plat A trp cdt stand down to include maintenance of equipment.  C trp in conjunction with one plat fm the 25th ARVN Division cdt a combined AP operations to vic XT552167, XT665108, XT619189, XT600196, and XT629119.  Cdt sweep and clearing operations of the MSR fm vic XT388253 to vic XT523188.  D trp(-) cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm vic XT651139 to  vic XT808136.

Special Operations:   3 /4 Cav C trp in conjunction with one plat RF fm the 25th ARVN Division cdt combined AP's vic XT552167, XT663108, XT5191989, XT500196 and XT629119.

1 - 27 Inf:     At 0950 hrs Co D, vic XT820044, engaged 2 VC with SA, negative rtn of fire, VC loses unknown.

2 - 27 Inf:     At 1110 hrs 65th Engr Bn, vic XT565164, received 1 burst of AW fire, negative casualties.  At 1345 hrs, Co D vic XT536188, received AW fire fm an estimated VC squad, negative casualties.  Rtn fire with all organic wpns, VC losses unknown.  Contact broken at 1430 hrs.

2 - 14 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

3 /4 Cav:     Negative contact during the reported period.

22 JUL  68

General:  1-27 Inf:   CP, Co D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co B maintained NL vic XT816078.  Co C maintained NL vic XT783058.  Co A moved by truck to vic XT7303 dismounted and cdt RIF fm dismount point to vic XT7303, XT7403, XT7404, XT7405 and XT7406.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107 and XT8006.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7805, XT7704, XT7703, XT7602, and XT7502.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8005, XT7905, XT8806, and XT7704.  Recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

2 - 27 Inf:     CP, Co A, B and D maintained NL vic XT529677.  Co C maintained NL vic XT585196.  Co's A and B provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  Co C effective 22050 hrs OPCON 2 /3 Cav.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT5317, XT5217, and XT5116.  

2 - 14 Inf:     Bn maintained NL vic XT750163.  Co's A provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Co's B and D cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ vic XT749206 and RIF vic of their LZ.  Co C cdt amimobile combat assaults to LZ's vic XT686126, XT705119, and XT701118 and cdt RIF vic of their LZ's.

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3 /4 Cav (-):     Co B 3-22 Inf remains OPCON 3 /4 Cav.  Maintained NL vic XT802139.  Co B 3-22 Inf provided security for the Phu Cuong Bridge vic XT527187.  Effective 220500 hrs JUL 68, Co C 2-27 OPCON 3 /4 Cav.  Maintained NL vic XT501194.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns fm vic XT388253 to vic XT523188, at completion of sweep, one plat provided security for the Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194 and 3 plats provided security at the Trang Bang Soccer Field.   One plat outposted in sector during daylight hours.  A trp (Sector II) cdt sweep and clearing opns fm vic XT523188 to vic XT593147, at completion outposted 1 plat in their sector.  B trp cdt stand down to include maintenance and training.  Co C trp (Sector III) cdt sweep and clearing opns fm vic XT5931147 to vic XT713071.  At completion of sweep outposted 2nd plat in their sector.  C trp(-) sector IV, effective 220530 hrs attached Cav plat cdt clearing opns along route 8A.  D trp(-) in conjunction with 1 plat of RF fm the 25th ARVN Division, cdt combined AP opns vic XT587151.

Special Operations:   3 /4 Cav D trp in conjunction with 1 plat of RF fm the 25th ARVN division, cdt combined Ap opns vic XT587151.

1 - 27 Inf:     At 1919 hrs Co A, vic XT713072, apprehended 1 detainee who was turned over to National Police. At 1920 hrs Co A, vic XT713072, engaged 1 VC with SA, AW and 90mm, negative rtn fire, VC losses unknown.  At 0935 hrs Co C, vic XT768042, apprehended 12 detainees who were turned over to the NP.  At 1025 hrs Co B, vic XT802072, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm stomach cramps.  At 1410 hrs Co D vic XT811046, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm a snake bite.

2 -27 Inf:     At 2030 hrs Co D's AP, vic XT543182, sighted 20 VC armed with 60mm mortars and AK47's,  fired illumination, negative sightings.  At 2130 hrs NL, vic XT524177, received 3 RPG rds and SA fire, resulting in 2 US WIA, rtn fire with all organic wpns, VC loses unknown.  At 1200 hrs Co D, vic XT518165, received 3 ineffective rounds of sniper fire, negative return of fire.  At 1210 hrs Co D, vic XT519164, received SA and RPG fire fm an unknown number of VC, resulting in 1 US WIA and also sustained 4 US NBI resulting fm heat exhaustion.  Rtn fire with all organic wpns, VC losses unknown.  Contact was terminated at 1220 hrs.  At 1335 hrs Co D, vic XT519164, apprehended 1 detainee, will evac.  At 1505 hrs Co A vic XT519164 received 2 rds of either 60mm or M79 fire, resulting in 2 US WIA's.  At 1607 hrs Co's A and D vic XT509165, received 1 rd of 60mm or M79 fire, negative casualties.

2 - 14 Inf:     At 2000 hrs Co D's AP, vic XT752168, engaged 1 VC with SA and M79, VC losses unknown, negative rtn of fire.  At 1240 hrs LFT, vic XT707118, engaged 1 VC with SA, AW, VC losses unknown.  At 1301 hrs Co C, vic XT707118, engaged 5 VC with SA and AW, resulting in 2 VC KIA BC)  At 1420 hrs supporting gunships, vic XT739200, engaged 3 VC resulting in 3 VC KIA (BC).  At 1310 hrs Co C, vic XT707118, apprehended 3 detainees, will evac.  At 1430 hrs VR vic XT515164, engaged 1 VC with AW, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1445 hrs VR, vic XT735155, engaged 1 VC with AW, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC)  At 1653 hrs Co C, vic XT707118, apprehended 6 detainees, will evac.

3 /4 Cav (-):     At 1950 hrs Co C, vic XT582157, engaged 1 VC with AW, VC losses unknown.  At 1646 hrs Co A, vic XT564167, received 3 rds of AK fire, negative casualties or damage.

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23  JUL  68

General:  1-27 Inf:   CP, and Recon plat. Maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A maintained NL vic  XT712071.  Co C maintained NL vic XT783058.  Effective 222000hrs Co D 1-27 OPCON 2-27 Inf.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7301, XT7302, XT7201, XT7202, XT7302, XT7103, XT7001, XT7102, XT7003, XT7104, XT7105 and XT7106.  Co B cdt a boat assault fm their NL to vic XT855045 and cdt RIF fm vic XT855045 to vic XT8504, XT8404, XT8405, and XT8406.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7805, XT7906, XT8006, XT8607, XT7106, XT8006 and XT7904.  Recon plat provided NL security.  Effective 230730 hrs Co D 1-27 rtn to Bn control, provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

2 - 27 Inf. (-):     Co's A, B and D remained in area of contact vic XT511169.  Co C maintained NL vic XT585197.  Effective 222000 hrs Co D 1-27 OPCON 2-27, provided security for 2-27 CP NL vic XT529177.  Co C 2-27 remains OPCON 3 /4 Cav.  Co A cdt RIF fm vic XT511169 to vic XT5116, XT5016, XT4916, XT4917.  Co B provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Co D cdt RIF fm vic XT511161 to vic XT5116, XT5016 and XT4916.  Effective 230730 hrs Co D 1-27 Inf rtn to Bn control.

2 - 14 Inf:     Bn(-) maintained NL vic XT750163.  Co C maintained NL vic XT680126, cdt search and exploitation of tunnel complex.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7516, XT7515, XT5615.  Co's B and D provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

3 /4 Cav(-):     Co B 3-22 Inf remains OPCON 3 /4 Cav.  Maintained NL vic XT802139.  Provided security for the Phu Cuong Bridge vic XT527187.  Co C 2-27 remains OPCON 3 /4 Cav, cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm vic XT388253 to vic XT523188, at completion of sweep, rtn to and provided security for the Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194 and the Trang Bang Soccer Field.  One plat was outposted in sector during day light hours.  Trp A cdt combined AP opns in conjunction with one plat of RF fm the 25th ARVN Division vic XT533186.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns fm vic XT523188 to vic XT593147.  At completion of road sweep 1st plat was outposted in sector.  Effective 221900 hrs JUL 68, the 187th Bn 101 abn Division OPCON 3 /4 Cav.  A trp, 198th Bn 101 Abn Division cdt a night sweep and clearing opns to vic XT5516, XT5715, XT5617, XT5717.  B trp cdt stand down to include maintenance and care of equipment.  C trp cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm vic XT593147 to vic XT713071.  Outposted sector with 2nd plat.  D trp(-) commencing at 0530 hrs the attached cav plat cdt RIF and sweep and clearing opns along route 8A.  Effective 231130 hrs 187th Bn 101 Abn Division released OPCON.

Special Operations:   Trp A in conjunction with 1 plat of RF fm the 25th ARVN Division cdt combined AP opns vic XT533186.

1 - 27 Inf:     At 2345 hrs NL, vic XT805050, received 1 60mm rd, negative casualties.  At 0750 hrs Co D, vic XT750153, sustained 1 US NBI fm mental disturbance.

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2 - 27 Inf:     At 1930 hrs Co B, vic XT512174, received AW fire fm 6 VC, negative casualties.  Rtn fire with SA, VC losses unknown.  At 1114 hrs Co D vic XT504166, received AW fire fm 2 -3 VC positions, negative casualties.  Rtn fire with all organic wpns and LFT, resulting in 3 VC KIA (poss).

2 - 14 Inf:     At 2100 hrs Co C, vic XT683125, engaged 3 VC with SA and M79, resulting in               1 VC KIA (BC).  At 0013 hrs Co C, vic XT683125, received SA and grenades fm unknown number of VC, resulting in 5 US WIA.   Rtn fire with M79, VC losses unknown.  At 1505 hrs HHC, vic XT750163, sustained 1 US NBI fm back injury.

3 /4 Cav (-):     At 2225 hrs A trp, vic XT569176, engaged 20 VC sith 50 Cal and arty, VC losses unknown.  At 0900 hrs A trp, vic XT552171, sustained 1 US WIA fm head injury (frag wounds).

24 JUL  68

General: 1-27 Inf:   CP, Co D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A maintained NL vic 712071.  Co B maintained NL vic XT816078.  Co C maintained NL vic XT783158.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7107, XT7106, XT7205, XT7306, XT7307, XT7407, XT7406, XT7305 and XT7206.  Co B cdt night AP opns vic XT805071.  Cdt move fm their AP site vic XT805071 to vic XT808067 to establish and maintain blocking position .  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7805, XT7705, XT7706, XT7606, XT7605, XT7505 and back to their NL.  Co D at 0530 hrs established blocking position fm vic XT811062 and XT811065, at completion Co D cdt sweep and clearing opn fm their NL to vic of Hoc Mon.  Two plats of RF/PF fm the 25th ARVN Division established blocking position vic XT806063.  Recon plat cdt sweep through vic XT808060 and swept towards Co B and D's blocking positions.

2-27 Inf:          Bn(-) moved their NL to vic XT611020.  Co C remains OPCON 3 /4 Cav on 24 JUL, released OPCON 2-27(-).  On 24 JUL 2-27 OPCON 1ST Bde.

2 - 14 Inf:     Bn(-) maintained NL vic XT750163.  One plat Co D maintained NL vic XT680126.  Provided security for engr works (demolition of tunnel complex) vic XT680126.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vicXT7516, XT7616, and XT7617.  Three plats of Co D and Co B provided security for their NL.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7516, XT7616, and XT7615.

3 /4 Cav (-):     Co B 3-22 and Co C 2-27 Inf remains OPCON 3 /4 Cav.  Atrp cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm vic XT593146 to vic XT713071.  At completion of sweep outposted 1 plat in sector.  B trp cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm vic XT388253 to vic XT523188.  Co C trp cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm vic XT523188 to vic XT593147.  At completion of sweep outposted 1 plat in sector.  D trp cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm vic XT651139 to vic XT651139 to vic XT808136, at completion outposted 1 plat in sector.  Co C 2-27 provided security for the Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Co B 3-22 Inf provided security for the Phu Cuong Bridge vic XT805135.  

1 - 27 Inf:     At 0700 hrs Recon plat, vic XT774056, apprehended 30 detainees, who were turned over to the NP.

2 - 27 Inf:     At 1830 hrs Co D, vic XT504156, received AW fire fm estimated 4 VC, negative casualties.  Rtn fire with SA, AW and M79.  VC loses unknown.

2 - 14 Inf:     At 1950 hrs Co D, vic XT680125, engaged 8 VC with SA, AW and M79, resulting in      1 VC KIA (BC) and 5 VC KIA (Poss).  At 0730 hrs Co A, vic XT750163, sustained 1 US NBI. EM is seriously ill.  At 1345 hrs, Co C, vic XT763171, sustained 3 US WIA fm booby traps.

3 /4 Cav (-):     At 1950 hrs A trp, vic XT548174, sustained 1 US NBI, resulting fm stomach cramps.

Special Operations:   1 - 27 combined blocking positions two plats of RF/PF fm the 25th ARVN Division established blocking positions vic XT806063.

25 JUL  68

General:  1-27 Inf:   Cp, Co D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co B maintained NL vic XT816078.  Co C maintained NL XT783068.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7107, XT7207, XT7307, XT7306, XT7406, XT7505, XT7405, XT7305, XT7205, XT7206, XT7107 and back to their NL. Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT8107, XT8106, XT8105, XT8204.  Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ's vic XT793128, XT802082.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ's to vic XT7911, XT7811, XT7912, XT7810 and XT7710.  Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ's vic XT797118 and XT802082.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ's to vic XT802082.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ's to vic XT7911, XT7910 and XT8710.  Recon plat provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.

2 - 14 Inf:     Bn(-) maintained NL vic XT750163.  One plat Co D maintained NL vic XT680126.  Provided and acted as a stay behind ambush patrol.  At completion rtn to Bn NL vic XT750153 and provided security.  Co's A and C cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ vic XT736195.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XT7319, XT7419, XT7420, and XT7520.  Co's B and D provided security for the Bn NL and acted as the RRF.

3 /4 Cav (-):     Co C 2 - 27 Inf remains OPCON 3 /4 Cav.  Co B(-) 3-22 Inf remains OPCON DISCOM.  Co B (-) provided security for the Phu Cuong Bridge vic XT805135.  Co C 2 - 27 cdt night AP's vic XT484204, and XT494201.  D trp (-) in conjunction with 1 plat of RF/PF fm the 25th ARVN Division cdt combined AP opns vic XT551167 and XT538178.  A trp cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm the Phu Hoa Dong area vic XT588149 to Hoc Mon Bridge vic XT712071.  At completion of sweep, outposted one plat in the sector.  B trp cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm the Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194 to vic XT576203.  At completion of sweep outposted one plat in sector.  Co C trp cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm the TRang Bang Bridge vic XT501194 to Phuoc My vic XT588149.  At completion of sweep , outposted one plat in sector.  D trp(-) cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm vic XT642139 to the Phu Cuon Bridge vic XT805135.  

Special Operations:  3 /4 Cav D trp(-) conjunction with one plat RF/PF fm the 25th ARVN Division cdt combined AP opns vic XT551167 and XT538178.

1 - 27 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

2 - 14 Inf:     Negative contact during the reported period.

3 /4 Cav (-):     At 2226 hrs Co C trp, vic XT599141, engaged 4 VC with ARTY, negative rtn of fire, VC loses unknown.  At 0600 hrs C trp 3 /4 Cav, vic XT798134, received SA and RPG fire fm an estimated 6 - 8 VC, resulting in 1 US KIA and 5 US WIA.  Rtn fire with all organic wpns, resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC) and 2 POW (WIA).

 26 JUL  68

General: 1 - 27 Inf:  CP, Co D and Recon plat maintained NL vic XT805050.  Co A maintained NL vic XT712071.  Co B maintained NL vic XT816078.  Co C maintained NL vic XT783058.  Effective 260600 hrs JUL 68 released OPCON 2nd Brigade.


2 - 14 Inf:     Co's A, B and C maintained NL vic XT750163.  One plat Co D moved their NL vic XT712071.  Three plats of Co D moved their NO vic XT683123.  Co's A and C provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7515, XT7514, XT7614, XT7714 and XT7614.

3 /4 Cav (-):     D trp (-) less areo-rifles:  Co C 2-27 (sector I) provided security for FSB at Trang Bang and the Trang Bang Bridge, vic XT476104.  Cdt combined night AP's in conjunction with one plat of RF/PF fm the 25th ARVN Division to vic XT494200, and XT503189.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns of the MSR fm vic XT501194, XT476203, with engr Bn at first light.  At completion of sweep outposted one plat on their sector.  A trp was relieved in place by C trp, rtn to base camp and acted as the RRF.  Prepared for night convoy escort.  C trp Trang Bang Bridge - Phuoc My effective 25 JUL 68, 1 plat OPCON 101 Air Cav.  Cdt combined night AP's in conjunction with elements of RF fm the 25th ARVN Division vic XT530177 and XT534184.  Established and maintained strong point vic XT534184.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns with engr Bn fm vic XT501194 to vic XT588149.  At completion of sweep outposted 1 plat in their sector.  Two plats trn to base camp prepared for night activities.  Trp B sector III Hoc Mon Bridge - Phuoc Mu, relieve C trp in place.  Cdt night AP's in conjunction with RF fm the 25th ARVN Division vic XT596136 and XT617139.  Established trp (-) strong point vic XT604140.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns sector III at first light with engr elements at 0430 hrs, fm vic XT588149 to vic XT173071.  At completion of sweep, outposted 1 plat in their sector.  Two plats rtn to base camp and prepared for night activities.  Co B 3 -22 sector IV Phu Cuong Bridge vic XT652139.  Co B 3-22 (-) with 1 Cav platoon, provided security for the Phu Cuong Bridge vic XT805135l  One Cav plat (-) and elements of RF provided security for the Ba Bep Beidge vic XT781133.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns vic XT652139 to vic XT806135 with engr Bn.  At completion of sweep, outposted 1 Cav plat in their sector.  

Co F, 50th Inf (3 teams LRRP) remains OPCON  2nd Bde.  Cdt opns vic XT601839 and XT625831, 3 teams LRRP inserted 251000 hrs and extracted 261045 hrs.  Effective 261200 hrs released OPCON 2nd Bde.

Special Operations:   Co 2 -27 Inf in conjunction with elements of RF fm the 25th ARVN Division, conducted combined AP's opns vic XT494200 and XT503189.  Co trp 3 /4 Cav in conjunction with elements of the RF fm the 25th ARVN Division cdt combined opns with elements of AP's in the vic XT596137 and XT617139.

1 - 27 Inf:     Released OPCON 2nd Brigade.

2 - 14 Inf:     At 2340 hrs Co B's AP, vic XT755171, engaged 2 VC with SA, AW and M79, rsulting in 1 VC KIA (poss).  Rtn fire with 6 - 8 rds of AK fire, negative casualties.  At 0950 hrs Co B, vic  XT752155, sustained 1 US WIA resulting fm frag wounds fm booby traps.     

3 /4 Cav (-):     At 1250 hrs Co C 2 -27, vic XT499195, detonated a booby trap, resulting in 3 US WIA.  Also engaged 1 VC with SA, rsulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).

27 JUL  68

General: 2-14 Inf:   Bn (-) maintained NL vic XT750163.  One plat Co D maintained NL vic XT712071.  Three platoons Co D maintained NL vic XT683123.  Co's A, B and D cdt stand-down to include maintenance training and care of equipment.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7416, XT7616, XT7617 and back to their NL.

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3 /4 Cav (-):     D trp, less aero-rifles:  Co C 2-27 Inf provided security for FSB at Trang Bang and Trang Bang Bridge vic XT502194.  Cdt two combined AP's in conjunction with elements of RF fm the 25th ARVN Division vic XT504200 and XT498190.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns of Rte 1 in sector with attached engr elements at first light.  Out-posted sector commencing at 0530 hrs.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns Rte 1 fm Trang Bang to Go Dau Ha.  C trp relieved Co C 2-27 and completed the sweep of MSR.  A trp cdt stand down to include maintenance and training, provided and acted as the RRF.  Co C trp (-) remains OPCON 101st Air Cav.  Cdt combined AP's in conjunction with RF elements fm the 25th ARVN Division vic XT548164, XT566170.  Established trp(-) strong point vic XT551171.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns fm XT501194 to vic XT588147.  Cdt sweep of Rte 1 fm Trang Bang to Go Dau Ha at completion of sweep outposted 1 plat in sector.  Two plats rtn to base camp and prepared for night activities.  
          Trp B(-) Sector III Hoc Mon Bridge - Phuoc My:  One plat remains OPCON, B 3-22 for security of Phu Cuong and Ba Bep bridges.  Established strong point vic XT646118 until 2130 hrs cdt move to vic XT675100.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns fm vic XT588149 to vic XT712071, at completion of sweep, out-posted sector with 1 plat.  Trp(-) trn to base camp prepared for night activities.  Co B 3-22 sector IV Phu Cuong to vic XT65139:  1 plat Co B remains OPCON.  Provides security with 1 Cav Plat(-) for Phu Cuong Bridge vic XT805135.  One Cav plat(-) and RF elements provided security for the Ba Bep Bridge vic XT781132.  Provided DISCOM with a night AP vic XT667177.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns of Rte 8A in sector with attached engr elements at first light.  At completion of sweep outposted sector with attached Cav plat.  Provided security for the Phu Cuong and Ba Bep Bridges.

Special Operations:   Co C 2-27 in conjunction with RF elements fm the 25th ARVN Division cdt combined AP's vic XT504200 and XT498190.  Trp C (-) in conjunction with RF elements fm the 25th rvn Division cdt combined AP's vic XT548164 and XT566170.

2 -14 Inf:     At 1200 hrs Co C, vic XT761171, sustained 1 US NBI EM needs medical care.

3 /4 Cav (-):       At 2320 hrs Co C 2-27, vic XT503201, received 2 bursts of AK-47 fire, negative casualties.  Rtn fire with all organic wpns, resulting in 2 VC KIA (poss).  At 1100 hrs Co B, vic XT703083, sustained 1 US NBI resulting fm vehicle accident.

28 JUL  68

General:  2-14 Inf:   Bn(-) maintained NL vic XT750163.  One plat Co D maintained NL vic XT712071.  Three plats Co D maintained NL vic XT683123.  Co's A and B, provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT7416.  One plat Co D provided security for the Hoc Mon Bridge vic XT712071.  One plat Co D provided security for their NL vic XT582123.  Two plats Co C cdt local cloverleaf opns vic XT682123.  

3 /4 Cav (-):     D trp, less Aero Rifles:  Cd C 2-27 and Co B(-) 3-22 Inf remains OPCON 3 /4 Cav.  Co C 2-27 sector I (Trang Bang to Go Da Hau).  Fm 271800 - 280600 hrs JUL 68, provided security for the Trang Bang Bridge and FSN vic XT502194.  Cdt night offensive opns in sector by establishing two combned AP's in conjunction with elements of RF fm the 25th ARVN Division, vic XT543171 and XT547164.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns of Rte 1 fm vic XT501194 to XT476103.  At 0530 hrs with engr elements and elements of C trp 3 /4 Cav, at completed sweep of outposted sector.  One platoon conducted rif vic XT6616 and XT6716, upon completion of rif returned to base camp:  A trp continues stand down to include maintenance and training.  Provided as rrf for discom ambush and Phu Cuong Bridge complex.
     C trp sector II Trang Bang Bridge to Phuoc My.  From 271800 - 280600 hrs Jul 68, one (1) Plt released opcon 101 Air Cav effective 26 Jul 68, returned to C trp 3 /4 Cav.  Conducted night opertions in sector by establishing two (2) combined AP's in sector in conjunction with RF elements from 25th ARVN division vic XT547164 and XT543171.  Established trp strong point vic XT545176, until 0530 hrs.  Conducted sweep and clear operations from vic XT501194 - XT588149.  From 280600 - 281800 hr Jul 68 conducted sweep and clear in operations in sector with attached Engr elements and assisted by Co C 2 - 27 in completion of sweep of Route 1 from Trang Bang Bridge to Go Da Hau.  One (1) Plt outposted in sector.  Two (2) Plt return to base camp and prepared for night activities.
      Trp B (-) sector III from vic XT724056 - XT588149.  One Plt opcon B 3-22 for security of Phu Cuong and Ba Bep Bridge.  Conducted night offensive operation in sector by establishing AP vic XT590147.  Established trp (-) strong point vic XT602140 until 2100 hrs Jul 68.  Trp (-) returned to base camp and prepared for night activities.  Co B(-) 3 - 22 sector IV Phu Cong Bridge to XT652139.  One (1) Plt trp B opecon.  Co B(-) 3-22 with one (1) Cav Plt (-) provided security for the Phu Cuong Bridge vic XT805135.  One (1) Cav Plt and elements of RF provided security for the Ba Bep Bridge.  Conducted sweep and clearing on route 8A in sector with attached Engr elements and outposted sector at completion of sweep.

Special Operations:   3 /4 Cav, Co C 2/27 Opcon in conjunction with elements of RF from the 25th ARVN division conducted combined AP's vic XT543171 and XT547164.

2/14 Infantry:     Negative contact during the reported period.

3 /4 Cav (-):     At 2300 hrs vic XT621128, engaged 2 VC with M60 and M79, negative results.

29 JUL  68

General: 2/14 Inf:   Bn (-) maintained night  location vic XT750163.  One (1) Plat Co D maintained NL vic XT71071.  Three (3) Plat Co D maintained NL vic XT683123.  Co's A and B provided security for the Bn(-) NL vic XT750163 and acted as the RRF.  One (1) Plat Co D provided security for the Hoc Mon Bridge vic XT712071.  Two (2) Plat Co D conducted local cloverleaf operations vic of their NL XT683123.  One (1) Plat Co D provided security for NL vic XT683123.  Co C conducted combat assaults to vic XT742196 and rif to vic XT7419, XT7417, and XT7418.

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3 /4 Cav. (-) D trp, less aero rifles.)   Co 2 -27 remains OPCON 3 -4 Cav.  Maintained NL vic XT502194.  Provided security for FRB and the Trang Bang Bridge vic XT502194.  Conducted night operations in sector by establishing two (2) combined AP's in conjunction with elements of RF from the 25th ARVN Division vic XT500190 and XT502198.  At 0530 hrs conducted sweep and clearing operations of route #1 from vic XT501194, south to vic XT563167 with engr elements.  Co B 3 - 22 remains OPCON 3 /4 Cav.  One (1) Plat A troop remains OPCON Co B 3/22 with one (1) Cav Plat provided security for the Phu Cuong Bridge vic XT805135.  One (1) Cav Plat and elements of RF provided security for the Ba Bep Bridge vic XT781132.  Conducted sweep and clearing operations of route 8A with Engr elements.  Conducted local rif vic XT6614 and XT6714.  A trp one (1) Plat remains OPCON Co B 3-22 for security of Phu Cuong Bridge vic XT805135 and the Ba Bep Bridge vic XT781132.  Conducted night operations in sector by establishing a trp (-) strong point vic XT624127.  One (1) Plat conducted sweep northwest to vic XT563167.  One (1) Plat conduct sweep southeast to vic XT723057.  Conducted combined AP operation in conjunction with elements of RF from the 25th ARVN Division vic XT651122 and XT614138.  At 0600 hrs conducted sweep & clearing operations from vic XT563167 to vic XT724056, at completion of sweep outposted sector wit two (2) Plat.  Trp (-) returned to base camp and prepared for night activities.  Trp B relieves C trp in sector, established trp(-) strong point vic XT547176.  Conducted AP operations in conjunction with elements of RF from the 25th ARVN Division vic XT483198.  Conducted sweep and clearing operations of route #1.  In sector with Engr elements from vic XT501194 - XT476203.  Assisted Co C 2 - 27 in completion of sweep of Highway 1.  At completion of sweep outposted their sector with two (2) Plat.  Trp (-) returned to FSB, prepared for night activities.  C trp conducted stand down from 29 - 31 Jul 68, to include maintenance and training.  Provided for RRF for Discom ambush, FSB, Phu Cuong and Ba Bep Bridge complex.

Seal Team:   (Sea, Air, Land, Navy):   5 man SEAL team remains OPCON 2nd Bde.  Utilized to survey Phu Cuong, Ba Bep, and Hoc Mon Bridge for most likely method of attack by water, and to make recommendations for defense against water attack upon completion of survey.

Special Operations:   Co C 2 -27 Inf cdt combined AP's in conjunction w/elements of RF fm the 25th ARVN Div vic XT500190 and XT502198.  Trp A 3/ 4 Cav cdt combined AP's in conjunction w/ elements of RF fm the 25th ARVN Div vic XT651122 and XT614138.
2 - 14 Inf:     At 1903H HHC, vic XT750163 sustained 2 US NBI resulting fm a bunker caving in on them.

3 -4 CAV: Trp B vic XT552170 at 2256H observed 3 lights moving northwest to southeast at 550 metes, engaged w/.50 cal and movement ceased, results unknown.

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30 JUL  68

General:  2 - 14 Inf:   Bn (-) maintained NL vic XT750163.  One plat Co D maintained NL vic XT712071.  Three plats Co D maintained NL vic XT683123.  One plat Co D provided security for the Hoc Mon Bridge.  One plat Co D provided security for their NL vic XT683123 and acted as the RRF.  Two plats Co D cdt local cloverleaf vic of their NL XT683123.  Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ vic  XT370198 and RIF vic of their LZ.  Co's B and C staged out of Go Da Hau vic XT487251.  Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults to vic XT342194.  Co's B and C cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XT3419 and XT3420.

3 /4 Cav(-) D trp, less aero rifles:  Co C 2-27 remains OPCON 3 /4 Cav.  Established two strong points at Trang Bang soccer field and vic XT510190 provided security for NL on route 1.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns of route 1, south of Trang Bang Bridge towards XT563157 with attached engr elements.  At 1900 hrs cdt move fm Cu Chi to Tay Ninh, at completion of off-loading of vehicles rtn to Cu Chi Base Camp.
     (0600-1800 hrs), upon closing Cu Chi Base Camp, A trp cdt maintenance and acted as RRF, and prepared for the night activities.  Trp B cdt night offensive opns in sector by strong pointing route I with two plats.  Trp(-) rtn to Trang Bang FSB and prepare for ngiht activities.  Trp C established strong point in sector with one plat.  Outposted route I in sector with two plats at completion of convoy.  Trp C(-) rtn to Base Camp prepared for night activities.  Co B 3-22 (Phu Cuong Bridge, XT652139) one plat Co B OPCON Trp C.  One plat trp B OPCON.  Co B 3 -22 with one plat Cav (-) secured Phu Cuong Bridge.  Cav plat and RF elements provided security for the Ba Bep Bridge.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns of route 8A in sector with attached engr elements.

Seal Team:  (sea, air, land, navy):   5 man SEAL team remains OPCON 2nd Bde.  Utilized to survey Phu Cuong Bridge, and Ba Bep Bridge.  Cdt sweep and clearing opns of Rte 8A in sector with attach engr elements.

Specia Opns:     None

2 - 14 Inf:     At 0935 hrs, Co A vic XT372198, apprehended 2 detainees.

3 /4 Cav:     At 2109 hrs C trp, vic XT592153, received 2 rds of M79 fire, negative casualties or rtn of fire.  At 2105hrs, B trp vic XT565165, received 20 rds of AK47 fire, negative casualties.  Rtn fire with SA and 50 cal, VC losses unknown.  At 0350 hrs, B trp, vic XT536180, rec 20 rds of sniper fire, negative casualties or return of fire.  At 1005 hrs B trp, vic XT557158 received sniper fire resulting in 1 US WIA.  Rtn fire with SA and M79, contact broken at 1022 hrs.  At 1030 hrs, Co D vic XT320282, A LOH received SA fire fm an estimated 6 VC, resulting in 3 US WIA, and 1 LOH combat loss.  Rtn fire with SA and AW resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC) and 2 VC KIA (Poss).  At 1130 hrs Co B trp, vic XT565165, received sniper fire, neg cas.  Rtn fire with SA and AW, VC losses unknown.