Assuming Operational Control

Headquarters and Headquarter Company
January 10, 1968

Forward Area: 1-20 Infantry Headquarters is located at LZ Thunder and will continued to work with ARVN units in their Area of Operations. At 0230hrs 1-20 Infantry reports the Mike Force move, Mick Force was not aware of this and Info was relayed to Duc Pho Advisor Duty Officer. At 1409hrs 1-20 Infantry need Dust Off placing TNT on dud grenade and exploded. Serious leg injury element, at grid BS797377, Dust Off completed at 1347hrs. At 1510hrs Bravo Company closed on LZ OD at 1504hrs. At 1955hrs 1-20 Infantry reports bridge site 105 had movement fired on movement believe they hit, illuminating now, site 106 saw individual with light moving south along Rail Road. When he clears No Fire Zone the element is cleared to fire.

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco.


Alpha Company
January 10, 1968

At 1100hrs Alpha Company is location at BS858270 found tunnel and in tunnel was small amounts of clothing, cooking utensils and bayonet. At 1343hrs Alpha Company at BS823267 observed 3 individuals at BS824270 and observed 7 individuals all taken under artillery fire. At 1750hrs Alpha Company have 2 VC in a cave, searching it out, results found a weapon SKS #0753 1960 model and an American type entrenching tool, Shot gun 12 gauge, SN 018602 make unknown. Also found was a box with rice, medical supplies and documents.


Bravo Company
January 10, 1968

At 1345hrs Bravo Company found a Booby trap, need Dust Off was placing TNT on DUD grenade and explodes serious leg injury BS797377, Dust off completed 1347hrs. Bravo Company closed LZ OD at 1504hrs with two night ambushes out. 1LT Tommy J. Mitchell was evac to 85th Evac Hospital.


Charlie Company
January 10, 1968

Charlie Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Charlie Brown and bridges in their Area of Operation. At 2055hrs Charlie Company report receiving 4 wounds of sniper fire vicinity BS895266 Bridge 99. At 2340hrs received call from call from Major Smith Duc Pho stating that a civilian was wounded and would be brought by PF to Charlie Company location for Medical Aid, the PF would have Flashlights, but would not have an interpreter.


Delta Company
January 10, 1968

Delta Company at BS817273 found fresh campsite and freshly cut trees. Delta Company continued their Search and Destroy operation BS823267-BS824270, at BS823267 observed 3 individual. Delta Company at BS824270 observed 7 Individuals Delta Company took all individuals under Artillery fire with unknown results. At 1620hrs Delta Company spotted a group of people wearing Khaki jacket. At 1645hrs Delta Company is located at BS812287. At 1907hrs Delta Company has ambushes at BS810295 and BS817292 Night Defense Position is at BS812294.


Echo Company
January 10, 1968

Echo Company and 4.2 platoon and radar platoon where located on LZ Thunder to provide direct support to the Battalion. Recon Platoon continued their Security Mission for LZ Thunder. At 0330hrs Recon Platoon heard explosion in the vicinity Bridge 108 unit started receiving small arms fire and returned fire with negative Casualties at this time, unknown results. Bridge 108 still reporting sniper fire. At 0645hrs Recon Platoon still received sniper fire at bridge 108, from Radio monitoring sniper. At 1111hrs 1-20 Infantry was informed that Highway 1 is open.

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