Headquarters and Headquarter Company
November 16, 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 0400hrs forward to the S-5 reference Chu Hoi Program, request leaflet drop, and a tape with a woman’s voice pleading for her NVA soldier to come home, and this is to have a baby crying on it, request for tonight. At 0730hrs 26 Engineer report at BS415726 a CH-47 carrying lather from air mobile dozer aborted mission lost blade at above coordinates, presently trying to recover blade. At 0912hrs Aerial Scouts Visual Recon at 0900hrs at BS341464 received automatic weapons fire 6-8 rounds, at BS343494 received automatic weapons fire from village and BS338508 received automatic and small arms fire from village. Also at BS337526 received automatic weapons fire in village and at BS425505 7 huts destroyed and several new ones being build. At 1530hrs Division reports at 1500hrs the Commanding General ship went down in to close LZ, resulting in the Commanding General with a possible dislocated shoulder, Suffix 14 has a concussion and head injuries, old Suffix 19 has neck injury, cut juggler vain. Suffix 43, new 19, crew except from Air Craft have negative injuries, the Air Craft has possible internal injuries.

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco. Excess road to Montezuma is closed because of the adverse weather conditions. DELAY REPORT from 2135hrs 15 November 1968 11 Brigade MACV at Duc Pho at BS808378 report VC are reported to be in Refugee cam which borders LZ Bronco on West and to south of (Military Police Gate), VC threw numerous hand Grenades with negative casualties and Damage unknown, fired Illumination with negative assessment Bravo and Charlie sections LZ Bronco were placed on gray alert at 2135hrs and returned to white at 2200hrs.


Alpha Company
November 16, 1968

At 1020hrs Alpha Company the 133 element is located BS443556 and Alpha Company Command Post is located at BS447554 as they continued to search and sweep their Area of Operation.


Bravo Company
November 16, 1968

Location Bravo Company is at BS447562 continued to use Combat Sweeps operations in their Area of Operation.


Charlie Company
November 16, 1968

Charlie Company will continue their Security Mission for LZ Cork.


Delta Company
November 16, 1968

Delta Company continued their search and clear in their Area of Operations Delta Company locations at 1235hrs Delta (-) BS416572, 133 at BS413572 and 163 BS417565. At 1910hrs Delta Company reports their location at BS416569.


Echo Company
November 16, 1968

Echo Company is located at LZ Cork where Battalion Forward is and coordinates with the Battalion Rear Elements and Base Defense elements on LZ Cork. The 4.2 Platoon is located on LZ Cork where they continue to provide direct fire support for the (1-20 Infantry Battalion). At 0915hrs Recon Platoon at BS436576 engaged 1 female evading with pack and rice, approximately 25 years old, Dust Off called still alive but not expected to live and inside pack found, cooking utensils, Documents, bag of plastic spoons, 1 Chi Com hand grenade, change of green cloths, wearing black PJ, suspected VC nurse and 1 person got away and sex unknown. A 1120hrs Recon Platoon at BS466564 engaged 1 VC evading escaped, found 1 pack made of poncho liner, 1 bag of rice, 1 raincoat, 1 pair pants, 1 AK-47 also 1 SKS in good condition. At 1240hrs Recon Platoon reports their location at BS436575. At 1810hrs Recon Platoon reports their location at BS436573.

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