Headquarters and Headquarter Company
May 20, 1968

Forward Area 1-20 Infantry Headquarters is located at LZ Ross for Operation WHEELER-WALLOWA and are OPCON to the 196th Light Infantry Brigade. At 0245hrs 1-6 Infantry reports that Delta Company 1-6 Infantry will continue to search for the Delta Company 1-20 Infantry MHA vicinity BT077225. At 1641hrs 1-20 was instructed that road will be opened tomorrow and every other day there after. At 1646hrs Delta Company 1st Lift to LZ Ross and 2nd Lift at 1757hrs return from LZ Cacti and 1-52 Infantry. At 1720hrs 1-20 Infantry assumed OPCON of Charlie Company 1-20 Infantry from 1-6 Infantry.

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco. At 1130hrs Delta Company 19 Engineer at BS821346 a 5 ton dump truck hit a mine, 20-25 pounds exploded about 300 meters south of bridge 109 truck destroyed 2 WIA (E) left crater 1 meter by 1 meter.


Alpha Company
May 20, 1968

Alpha Company has the Security Mission for LZ Ross. PFC Jessie Grayson was sent to 91st evac.


Bravo Company
May 20, 1968

Bravo Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Ryder and will be conducting local Security Patrols in their Area of Operation.


Charlie Company
May 20, 1968

At 0035hrs 1-6 Infantry reports Charlie Company is located at BT063264. At 0245 Charlie Company will establish and OP vicinity BT077225 and the remainder of Charlie Company will search vicinity BT081270 Charlie Company is present location at BT079262. 1-6 Infantry reports that Charlie Company has closed their objective at 0445hrs. At 1720hrs 1-20 Infantry assumed OPCON from 1-52 Infantry. Charlie Company is moving to BT040300.


Delta Company
May 20, 1968

Delta Company spent the day with the Security Mission for LZ Cacti and returned from LZ Cacti at 1635hrs and returned to their Search and Destroy operations in their Area of Operations northwest of LZ Ross. SP4 Robert C. Taylor sick and evac was attached to the 2nd Surgical Hospital.


Echo Company
May 20, 1968

Echo Company is located at LZ Ross where Battalion Forward, is located and coordinates with the Battalion Rear Elements and the Base Defense on LZ Ross. The 4.2 Platoon is located on LZ Ross where they continue to provide direct fire support for the Battalion. 1-20 Infantry Recon Platoon manned OP Tiger, Cobra and Dragon. At 2234hrs Recon Platoon at LZ Cobra received 2 hand grenades on north side of perimeter, no casualties or damage, also 1 trip flare was tripped and reply by some Recon by fire with negative assessment.

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