Headquarters and Headquarter Company
April 1, 1968

Forward Area: 1-20 Infantry Headquarters is located at LZ O’Connor, with elements cutting the trails, looking for movement down into the Valley leading to the Coast and conducts a Security sweep south of Hiep Duc area looking for building or signs of traffic or build up, into these areas.

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco. At 0700hrs E Troop at BS832364 received 7 rounds sniper fire on Carentan Bridge, returned fire with results unknown. Advance Party for the 4-21 Infantry has arrived to LZ Bronco for duty with the 11th Light Infantry Brigade.


Alpha Company
April 1, 1968

At 0645hrs Alpha Company starting moving out boundary between 4-31 Infantry and 1-20 Infantry is the 29 (east west grid line). At 1135hrs Alpha Company at AT826242 received 6-8 rounds of Automatic fire from AT818223 with no casualties returned fire with 4.2 Mortar. Alpha Company swept the area with negative finding. Alpha Company set up their Night locations at AT826245.


Bravo Company
April 1, 1968

Bravo Company began their Search and Destroy operations moving from AT846245 and set up their Night Defense Position at AT845246.


Charlie Company
April 1, 1968

Charlie Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Dottie and LZ Uptight with one ambush.


Delta Company
April 1, 1968

Delta Company moved in morning from AT850234 to AT851225 started around 0800hrs with heavy ground flog as cover to take control of the bridge at1045hrs Delta Company vicinity AT853223 killed 1 VC evading. At 1400hrs Delta Company at AT842211 found 1 Mas 36 SN43304 in a tunnel. Also damaged heavily the 2 road building equipment they found and cut possible use for spare parts equipment appeared to be broken down and destroyed any parts of the Bridge to make it as hard as possible to repair. At about 1640hrs Delta Company began to move out in a Sweep operation to the Southeast and established a Night Defense Position AT856210. Delta Company has to call a Dust Off for 6 personnel that had stepped on a bee hive and where overcome by stings as we where moving through heavy growth area.


Echo Company
April 1, 1968

Echo Company and 4.2 platoon where now located on LZ O’Connor and set up to provide direct fire support for the Battalion. Recon Platoon continued their Security Mission for LZ O’Connor.

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