Headquarters and Headquarter Company
April 22, 1968

Forward Area 1-20 Infantry Headquarters is located at LZ Ross for Operation WHEELER-WALLOWA and are OPCON to the 198th Light Infantry Brigade. As the 196th Light Infantry Brigade moves north to support the Marines. At 1648hrs 1-52 Infantry reports a tank in convoy from LZ Ross to LZ Baldy hit a mine at 108424, size 155mm round, at AT108424 tank had to be towed in, A 1-1 Calvary tank 1 man had broken wrist and was Dust Off at 1955hrs with 6 WHA (M).

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco. S-4 section moves a team to LZ Ross, which will become part of the Rear Area forward.

 

Alpha Company
April 22, 1968

Alpha Company continued their Search and Destroy operations in their Area of Operation.

 

Bravo Company
April 22, 1968

Bravo Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Ryder and OP in their Area of Operation.

 

Charlie Company
April 22, 1968

Charlie Company continued to use their Search and Destroy operations in their Area of Operation. At 0653hrs Charlie Company 30 at AT968327 received sniper fire form AT973333 with the 3rd Platoon was moving northward direction engaged with artillery and sighted 8 VC with weapons at BS966336 at 0705hrs.

 

Delta Company
April 22, 1968

Delta Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Ross and their Road Security for the 535 road from LZ Baldy and LZ Ross. At 1550hrs Delta Company located and destroyed 1 mine on road. It was 15 pounds of explosive in a cement block with mousetrap firing device. Left crater 5 in diameter and 3 deep. Road passable engineers will repair in morning.

 

Echo Company
April 22, 1968

Echo Company is located at LZ Ross where Battalion Forward is located and coordinates with the Battalion Rear Elements and the Base Defense or LZ Ross. The 4.2 Platoon is located on LZ Ross where they continue to provide direct fire support for the Battalion. At 2230hrs Recon Platoon 10 receiving 2 incoming mortar rounds at AT045382 OP Cobra 1 round 50 meters from location and 1 round 200 meters from location observed flashes at AT149381 (5 rounds) AT040377 1 round.

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