Headquarters and Headquarter Company
January 15, 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 1416hrs Major Davis 1-20 Infantry called requested an Area of Operation extension from grid line 77 to 79 and north to 42 grid line. Time requested from 1800hrs January 15 to 1800hrs January 16, 1968. At 1544hrs 1-20 Infantry requested Engineer bull dossier for approximately 5 days at LZ Thunder to work on helicopter pads, roads, and terraces on shill side for improvement of defenses. At 1845hrs 1-20 Infantry called to request that we notify the ARVN ambush located vicinity BS785396 that Charlie Company would be passing through their ambush sites at approximately DATE/TIME 160100 January 1968. Action Duc Pho would not send out the ambush. 1-20 Infantry received call from Major Smith Duc Pho, Dai UI sent police force to Sa Huynh to clean up prostitution. Police picked up 7 prostitutes and were stopped by the Mike Force, who forced the police to release the prostitutes. Major Smith Duc Pho requested we notify Mike Force to cooperate with Dai UI and police.

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco. At 1531hrs 6th Engineer Company will blow bunker in my section in 20 minutes.

 

Alpha Company
January 15, 1968

At 0108hrs Alpha Company reports their location at BS885332. At 0515hrs Alpha Company received small from fire vicinity of location BS8930, return fire with M-79, after sweeping area there was negative results. At 0858hrs Alpha Company reports their location at BS886316. At 1111hrs Alpha Company has 2 people that correspond with list furnished of known VC, 9 others are being interrogated. At 1648hrs Alpha Company reports out of the 11 suspects, 6 were released and 5 brought to POW Cage. At 1845hrs Alpha Company and Charlie Company will move in vicinity Bridges 105 and 106, make sure personnel are notified. Alpha Company will Cordon Village Grid BS8733 and BS8833 and began search at first light. At 2230hrs Alpha Company detected VC ambush at BS864334 engaged VC reported results 3 VC KIA, no weapons found there was some automatic weapons fire from VC also 1 WHA (M).

 

Bravo Company
January 15, 1968

At 0110hrs Bravo Company unknown enemy vicinity BS783373 engaged with possible 3 enemy KIA, enemy didnít return fire, will Sweep Area in morning. Bravo Company continued to conduct Search and Destroy Operations in their Area of Operation and Security Mission for LZ OD. At 0827hrs Bravo Company reports their location at BS753334. At 0910hrs Bravo Company reports bridge 104 BS885288, located a tunnel which 1-20 Infantry Cheui Hoi says the VC uses at night, will ambush at night. Bravo Company at BS825336 observed 2 individual running away from a hut as element approached. At 1950hrs Bravo Company received approximately 12 rounds of automatic fire from east and unit returned fire negative results.

 

Charlie Company
January 15, 1968

At 0827hrs Charlie Company reports their location at BS902301. At 1845hrs Charlie Company call to let ARVN in vicinity of BS785396 that Charlie Company would be passing through their area site around 0100hrs tomorrow for their operation tomorrow. ARVN reports that their ambush has been cancelled. At 1845hrs 1-20 Infantry Alpha Company will move in the vicinity of Bridge 105 and 106. 1-20 Infantry wants these two notified of movement. Both are in a RD zone. Notified 1-20 the ARVN could not be contacted. Units will not be within 1200 meters of Bridge elements. Alpha Company will cordon Village at BS8733 and BS8833 and begin search at first light. Charlie Company will Cordon Village grid BS7740 and BS7840 and begin search at first light.

 

Delta Company
January 15, 1968

Delta Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Charlie Brown and Security Mission for key bridges in their Area of Operation and run security patrols from Charlie Brown to BS925223 to Charlie Brown. Morning Report PFC James H. Allen attached to 7th Medical Evac Hospital Qui Nhon.

 

Echo Company
January 15, 1968

Echo Company and 4.2 platoon and radar platoon where located on LZ Thunder to provide direct support to the Battalion. Recon Platoon at 0045hrs received sniper fire from BS775426 and returned fire. At 0858hrs Recon Platoon reports their location at BS876309 and continued their Security Mission for bridges 107-107.

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