Headquarters and Headquarter Company
June 17, 1968

Forward Area 1-20 Infantry Headquarters is located at LZ Thunder as the Battalion returns to Control of the 11th Light Infantry Brigade Control in the Duc Pho Area of Operation. At 1640hrs Charlie Battery 6-11 Artillery has completed move from LZ Thunder to LZ Dragon at 1620hrs and Bravo Battery 6-11 and Division TOC Artillery is now located approximate 1 mile north of Duc Pho moving to LZ Thunder. At 1745hrs 6-11 Artillery reports Bravo Battery has closed on LZ Thunder.

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco. At 0725hrs Bravo Company 19 Engineer at 0640hrs at coordinates BS771464, Command Detonated mine, the mine sweep team was headed south, found nylon wire running from culvert to rice paddy 150meters out to the west side of road. Wire appeared broke we pulled on wire and mine exploded over culver, crater 6 wide and 3 deep seem to be a 105mm round. AT 0930hrs Bravo Company 19 Engineer at 0820hrs 752501 Mine Sweep Team north found mine made from burlap bag filled with approximately 30-40 pounds of explosive. Firing device made of 2000 pipes one inside the other wide of large tube in mine. Put a rope on mine and blew in place crater 8- 9 diameter and 5 in deep. At 1605hrs Delta Company 1-52 Infantry reports at BS727564 a ton truck hit a mine with results 1 US WHA, Dust Off completed that 1542hrs WHA was E-8 Donald Parker, with multiply frag wounds and ton will be towed into LZ Bronco. At 2330hrs 1-20 Infantry McCreary William R. SGT Bravo Company gun Shot wound right hand, chest upper left and upper left let, prognosis good, Cal .45 pistol discharged while being cleaned and Dust Off was completed.

 

Alpha Company
June 17, 1968

Alpha Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Charlie Brown. At 0722hrs Alpha Company at BS936222, Vietnamese male came to perimeter seeking first aid grazed in left arm and left side by bullet, will evac. At 1055hrs Alpha Company is receiving fire from vicinity BS913240 it appears to be PF checked with MACV to see what PF where in area only on bridge 95 and 104 must be VC returned fire. At 1835hrs Alpha Company (-) at LZ Charlie Brown with ambushes at BS936222, BS931248 with one roving patrol Checkpoints BS933230, BS 934237, BS932246 and ambushes at BS894233, BS895234 and BS897232.

 

Bravo Company
June 17, 1968

Bravo Company is at LZ Bronco for their Stand Down. At 2330hrs 1-20 Infantry McCreary William R. SGT Bravo Company gun Shot wound right hand, chest upper left and upper left let, prognosis good, Cal .45 pistol discharged while being cleaned and Dust Off was completed. SGT William McCreary was attached to the 2nd Surgical Hospital sick at 2330hrs.

 

Charlie Company
June 17, 1968

Charlie Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Thunder. At 0820hrs Charlie Company reports an ambush at BS844319. At 1835hrs Charlie Company (-) is on LZ Thunder with ambushes at BS844319, BS900291, BS896311, BS893304 and BS901304.

 

Delta Company
June 17, 1968

At 0800hrs Delta Company is located at BS904294. At 1203ahrs Detla Company reports their location at 904294. At 1535hrs Delta Company at BS891299 found a wounded female, wounds in legs and stomach and shoulder, Dust Off completed at 1555hrs. At 1915hrs found a canister 5 long and 1 in diameter Sn#1320-039-3789-0603 gray in color, destroyed in place. Delta Company reports that they are in there Night Defense Position at BS888304 with ambush at BS895308. At 1203hrs Delta Company reports their location at BS904294.

 

Echo Company
June 17, 1968

Echo Company is located at LZ Thunder where Battalion Forward is and coordinates with the Battalion Rear Elements and Base Defense elements on LZ Thunder. The 4.2 Platoon is located on LZ Thunder where they continue to provide direct fire support for the Battalion. At 1210hrs Recon Platoon reports their location at BS828401. At 1329hrs Recon Platoon at BS826403 found 57 Caliber 50 rounds with a mixture of ball and tracer ammo, will be destroyed. At 1835hrs Recon Platoon their location BS826404 with ambush at BS824406.

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