Headquarters and Headquarter Company
June 24, 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 0956hrs Delta Company 4-21 Infantry at LZ Dragon beginning to move and Delta Company 1-52 Infantry reports they are beginning to move. At 0910hrs Delta Company 4-21 Infantry at BS753533 received 8 rounds automatic weapons fire, returned fire, awaiting results, with negative results. At 1132hrs Delta Company 4-21 Infantry found 2 105mm round duds, were not booby trapped, destroyed in place. At 1150hr Delta Company 4-21 Infantry reports 1st Platoon at LZ Dragon, with 2nd Platoon at BS766550, 3rd Platoon and Command Post at BS770540 with 16 at BS735470. At 1419hrs Delta Company 4-21 Infantry reports at BS794542 observed 20-25 people moving toward beach and got into boats. The 11th Brigade Commander wanted to check it out with negative results. At 1500hrs Delta Company 1-52 Infantry at BS755445 spotted 2 VC with weapons 50-100 meters away, boy with them engaged with small arms results 1 VCS CIA 11 years old boy. At 1550hrs Delta Company 4-21 Infantry at BS773544 Command Post found 20 spider holes in area of 100 meters off the side of trail about 3 meters with over head cover, sizes 3 deep X 2 and destroyed. At 1720hrs 1-20 Infantry reports utility ship at BS828384 received 3 rounds small arms fire, negative hits. At 1935hrs Delta Company 4-21 Infantry reports 1st and 2nd Platoons with Command Post at LZ Dragon with 3rd Platoon at BS779551. Delta Company 1-52hrs reports 2nd Platoon and Command Post at LZ Liz with 11 at BS751442 and 32 at BS745450. At 1955hrs Delta Company 4-21 Infantry at BS775550 reports 3rd Platoon received 2 rounds incoming M-79 on way to ambush location with negative casualties, distance 400-500 meters.

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco. At 1810hrs 1-20 Infantry reports at BS914263 a 2 ton truck was returning from Sa Huynh and was ambushed negative casualties, radiator of truck was hit with 1 round, received approximately 40 rounds and 2 grenades from east, truck and personnel at LZ Thunder.

 

Alpha Company
June 24, 1968

Alpha Company is at LZ Bronco to finish their Stand Down and preparing to rejoin the Battalion Operations. At 1955hrs Alpha Company is in their Night Defense Position at BS767387 with ambushes at 10 BS764387 and 20 BS765380.

 

Bravo Company
June 24, 1968

At 0700hrs Bravo Company 10 received 10 rounds semi automatic fire from one location vicinity BS797798, negative casualties will move into area and check it out. At 0956hrs Bravo Company 1st Platoon is located at BS799464, 2nd Platoon and Command Post at BS816461 with 3rd Platoon at BS742373. At 1150hrs Bravo Company 2nd Platoon and Command Post is located at BS818433, 1st Platoon is at BS827442 with 21 at BS821439, 22 at BS825433 and 3rd Platoon at BS821439. At 1350hrs Bravo Company at BS829432 found 1 crossbow in hooch 24" long string made of commo wire. At 1543hrs Bravo Company at BS805446 spotted 3 men 100 meters away evading, results 1 VC KIA dressed in black, 2 other evaded. At 1835hrs Bravo Company is moving into their Night Defense Position at BS803438 with ambushes at 20 BS811448, 28 BS815438 and 30 BS724399 with PFC DONALD LEROY WASHINGTON LISTED AS KHA. (Died of Wounds see date June 22).

 

Charlie Company
June 24, 1968

Charlie Company is using saturation patrolling in their Area of Operation with their Center of Mass at BS803326. At 1150hrs Charlie Company is as follows 10 BS793327, 20 BS787323, 30 Command Post BS790323 and 31 at BS790325. At 1632hrs Charlie Company at BS793328 found 3 huts, Platoon size sleeping positions, looked like it had been destroyed about a month ago also found fresh Ho Chi Minh sandals prints in area. At 1835hrs Charlie Company is in their Night Defense Position at BS790328 with ambushes at 10 BS790332, 20 BS790326, and 30 BS791328.

 

Delta Company
June 24, 1968

Delta Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Thunder. At 0956hrs Delta Company 10 is at LZ Thunder with 2nd Platoon moving out from base of Thunder and Delta 3rd Platoon at BS859345. At 1835hrs Delta Company (-) is at LZ Thunder with ambushes at 21 BS837388, 22 BS835394, 23 BS829403. At 2300hrs Plans for Delta Company: Delta Company will move by convoy from LZ Thunder to LZ Bronco for Stand Down on June 25. Bravo Company will then take over the Security Mission for LZ Thunder. PFC Mack M. Lewis was attached to the 6th Condolence Hospital.

 

Echo Company
June 24, 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 0956hrs Recon Platoon reports their location at LZ Charlie Brown. At 1150hrs Recon Platoon reports Recon 1-2 at Charlie brown and Recon 3 is location at BS939240. At 1500hrs Recon Platoon at BS934235 reports they have found rice under woodpile, estimated enough to feed 100 to 125 people, no people living in the area, destroyed in place. At 1835hrs Recon has closed on LZ Charlie Brown.

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