Headquarters and Headquarter Company
June 26, 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 0100hrs 174th Aviation Sharks and Flare ships on Visual Recon Mission spotted 3 fishing type boats 15-20’ long approximately 30-40 meters off shore. On a second pass sharks spotted boats head to shore and 3 personnel were spotted moving out from boats to wood line, took area under fire with results 3 boats destroyed vicinity BS907303. At 0848hrs 1-20 Infantry Delta Company 4-21 Infantry at BS732515 detained 3 VCS no ID cards, ages between 19 to 25 years old. At 0905hrs Delta Company 4-21 Infantry BS749532 found 105round booby-trapped with pressure firing device. Tied to rake across a trail, destroyed also found a trip wire by the rake which was attached to a 81mm rounds also destroy. At 0920hrs 1-20 Infantry Delta Company 1-52 Infantry from LZ Liz to LZ Bronco by CH-47 1st Lift TD LZ Bronco 0836hrs, 2nd Lift TD 0848hrs, 3rd lift TD 0900hrs and 4th Lift, Final Lift TD at 0912hrs. At 0925hrs MACV, Major Smith recommends that Duc Pho be put off limits to walking troops until the RF Company departs. At this time RF troops are walking around with loaded weapons. At 0945hrs Charlie Company 39th Engineers found a US body along Highway 1 dressed in pair of pants and shirt had no ID card. Believe to be a LRRP. Body is now at Mo Duc District Headquarters. At 1000hrs Delta Company at BS727517 found 2 81mm duds, 1 bobby trap, and 1 was not going to destroy in place. At 1130hr Delta Company 1-52 Infantry move from LZ Bronco to Chu Lai by caribou. 1st Lift departed Bronco at 0914hrs 2nd Lift at 0943hs, 3rd Lift at 1018hrs 6th and final lift at 1126hrs. At 1135hrs Division TOC Special Forces Platoon from Minh Long is in contact with approximately 1 NVA Platoon, 11th Brigade has mission to reinforce Special Forces and capture NVA POW’s, Warlord to assist Platoon and 1 Platoon from 1-20 Infantry on Standby at LZ Dragon. At 1515hrs 1-20 Infantry reports 4-21 Infantry at BS735521 found 1 81mm WP rounds and destroyed and 1 81mm booby trap destroyed at BS726519, 1 155mm dud destroyed at BS733531. At 1800hrs 1-20 Infantry TOC reports 4-21 Infantry Night Locations 20-30 and Command Post at LZ Dragon with 10 ambushes is at BS752535. At 2020hrs Bridge #95 being hit by explosive rounds, blew down a bunker could be either mortars or satchel charges. Troop E reports that the 2 rounds received were 60mm mortar rounds.

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco. SP4 Robert J. Lee and SP4 George H. Garza where attached to the 6th Convalescent.


Alpha Company
June 26, 1968

At 0859hrs Alpha Company at BS746427 found concrete gate, sign on gate said "GI go back to America Ho Chi Minh No 1" Destroyed gate. Alpha Company moves on to LZ Liz and takes over the Security Mission for LZ Liz. At 1537hrs Alpha Company is located at BS732431, located and destroyed 2 large propaganda signs. At 1800hrs Alpha Company (-) reports locations at LZ Liz with ambushes 20 BS734432, 33 BS736437, Command Post 752435. At 2145hrs Alpha Company ambush at BS735435 in position heard male in hooch, threw in hand grenade, results 1 individual ran from hooch believed to be wounded, got away, inside of hooch found 4 WIA all Dust Off called and completed and 3 where KIA and 1 WIA.


Bravo Company
June 26, 1968

Bravo Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Thunder. At 1545hrs Bravo Company at BS846394 found 3 bodies OD Uniforms, killed by artillery or mortar fire. At 1800hrs Bravo Company (-) is at LZ Thunder with ambushes locations at 10 BS841394, BS835391 and 31 BS813363.


Charlie Company
June 26, 1968

At 0715hrs Charlie Company at BS790327 observed 3 VC standing on hill are to far away to engage, called artillery on them. At 1201hrs Charlie Company is located at BS780434. At 1210hrs Charlie Company is at BS754323 found a corral 50 meters long X 25 meters wide recently constructed and found Large hole 12’ deep X 6’ wide well used trail from hole to corral. At 1850hrs Charlie Company reports that they are in their Night Defense Position at BS775342, with ambushes at 10 BS777342, 20 BS772332 and 30 BS778337.


Delta Company
June 26, 1968

Delta Company located at LZ Bronco for their second, Stand Down. SP4 Ronald A. Michell was sick and evac to the 2nd Surgical Hospital at 0900hrs and was attached.


Echo Company
June 26, 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. Recon Platoon continued their Security Mission for LZ Charlie Brown. At 1203hrs Recon Platoon at BS934247 found 18 rounds caliber 45 ammo, 1 hammock, destroyed in place.

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