Headquarters and Headquarter Company
December 12, 1968

Forward Area: 1-20 Infantry Headquarters is located at LZ Cork and will continued to work with ARVN units their Area of Operations in OPERATION VERNON LAKE II. At 0145hrs 11 Brigade reports 174 Aviation at BS774538 flare ship received small arms and automatic weapons fire with results 1 WHA (E). At 0700hrs 11 Brigade approved 1-20 Infantry Area of Operation extension BS3062 north to BS6068 east to BS3964 along present boundary to BS3062 from DATE/Time 120700hrs to 202400hrs. Mission to Recon suspected enemy areas. Passed on to HA THANH Special Forces, their reply Area will not be clear until 171200hrs and approved by G-3.

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco. At 1115hrs Bravo Company 19 Engineer at BS922188 reports ton truck received small arms fire and automatic weapons fire with results 1 KHA and 1 WHA (E), response with Artillery fire on enemy location. E Troop 1 Cav sent element to check the area. KIA was an Officer 1LT JAMES KENNETH BIRENLY IS LISTED AS KIA. At 1345hrs Alpha Company 19 Engineer report at BS789419 VIP received 1 155mm round and 1 105mm round paid 900 Piasters and rounds where destroyed.

 

Alpha Company
December 12, 1968

Alpha Company will continue their Security Mission for LZ Cork 1 Alpha Company is Air Moved from LZ Cork at 1510hrs to LZ Minh Long at 1730hrs Alpha Company Alpha Company 2 is from LZ Cork 1515hrs to LZ Snoopy and Bravo Company at LZ Cork 1515hrs to LZ Snoopy at 1521hrs, At PZ LZ Cork at 1521hrs and Alpha Company 3 PZ at 1523hrs to LZ Snoopy at 1535hrs. Alpha Company reports their location Security Mission for LZ Snoopy.

 

Bravo Company
December 12, 1968

Bravo Company will continue their Search and Clear Operations continue in the Area of Operation. Bravo Company reports their Night Defense Position at BS311598.

 

Charlie Company
December 12, 1968

Charlie Company will continue to conducts Combat Sweep and Clear operations in their Area of Operation. Charlie Company had received sniper fire in the morning with negative casualties and in the afternoon at 1250hrs Charlie Company at BS314590 engaged 3 VC all man (18-30 years old) 2 in khaki, 1 in PJs results 2 VC CIA and 1 VC KIA negative weapon, ID or documents evac to LZ Volunteer and notified IPW. At 1320hrs Charlie Company at BS314590 1 VCS CIA 1 VCS at BS314590, and evac to LZ Volunteer negative ID or documents. Charlie Company reports their Night Defense Position at BS315582.

 

Delta Company
December 12, 1968

Delta Company will continue their Search and Clear Operations in their Area of Operations. At 1315hrs Delta Company at BS365605 reports 3 VCS CIA (Man), Mountain yards evac to LZ Volunteer negative ID or documents. At 1720hrs Delta Company 1-20 Infantry is Air Moved from PZ BS365597 to LZ Cork at 1703hrs taken over Security Mission for LZ Cork.

 

Echo Company
December 12, 1968

Echo Company is located at LZ Volunteer where Battalion Forward is and coordinates with the Battalion Rear Elements and Base Defense elements on LZ Volunteer. The 4.2 Platoon is located on LZ Volunteer where they continue to provide direct fire support for the (1-20 Infantry Battalion) with Recon Platoon to continue their Security Mission for the TOC.

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