Headquarters and Headquarter Company
April 25, 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 1331hrs 1-20 Infantry resupply ship received automatic weapons fire 30 rounds at 005218, received 3 rounds (hit ship) 2 in gas tank caused oil leak. Ship was able to fly to LZ Ross, replacement ship has been requested. At 0755hrs 1-20 Infantry reports a LRRP team inserted this time at location AT993404. At 0915hrs 1-20 Infantry reports PF/RF platoon at BT027360 and BT025357 in contact with 1 VC platoon at BT018360, artillery called in support, PF/RF receiving mortar fire and called artillery and mortar on suspected mortar location at BT017364 and BT015362 mission end 0917hrs.

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco.


Alpha Company
April 25, 1968

Alpha Company continued their Search and Clear operations in their Area of Operations and at 0842hrs in vicinity AT988357 received automatic weapons fire from 3-4 VC the 1st Platoon returning fire while another platoon is maneuvering in the area of the 4 VC, they received fire at AT98366 with results 3 WHA 1526hrs Alpha Company observed 2 VC at BT004383. VC fired 2 rounds of automatic weapons and Alpha Company returned small arms fire with results of 1 VC KIA. One of Alpha Company men was WHA, Dust Off Called and completed at 1610hrs. VC was wearing green uniforms, canteen, the other was wearing black shirt and pants. At 1740hrs Alpha Company located enough blood and pieces of human body part where they fired artillery this morning to claim 1 VCKIA.


Bravo Company
April 25, 1968

Bravo Company continued to use their Search and Clear operations in their Area of Operations. At 0905hrs Bravo Company 10 in contact with 8-10 VC coordinates AT974315, VC observed with 1 weapon in black PJ. Bravo Company 10 returned fire and mortars, VC moved to high ground, and Area will be searched. At 1120hrs Bravo Company 16 reported that at AT973314 where they received sniper fire this morning found 20 M16 and AK 47 expended rounds. At 1136hrs Bravo 10 observed 2 VC with weapons, they are in contact now receiving fire from north of 965315 with two automatic weapons results 1 US WHA Dust Off completed at 1300hrs the will continue to sweep the area.


Charlie Company
April 25, 1968

Charlie Company continued to use their Search and Clear operations in their Area of Operations.


Delta Company
April 25, 1968

Delta Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Ross and their Road Security for 535 Highway.


Echo Company
April 25, 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.

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