Headquarters and Headquarter Company
July 31, 1968

Forward Area: 1-20 Infantry Headquarters is located at LZ Thunder and will continued to work with ARVN units in their Area of Operations. At 0130hrs MACV Duc Pho Bridge 115 PF stated they received 10 rounds mortar fire. US element Charlie Company in vicinity reported negative mortar fire. Fare Ship illuminated area, negative sighting, counter mortar radar, has negative report. At 1000hrs MACV Buddhists will be holding religious ceremonies during daylight hours from 5 to 9 August at BS868357.

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


Alpha Company
July 31, 1968

Alpha Company will continue with their Security Mission for LZ Thunder. Alpha Company conducts a Combat Assault 1st PZ at 0613hrs 4th lift LZ 0647 cold. At 0823hrs Alpha Company at BS803492, received several rounds of small arms fire, negative casualties returned fire. At 0926hrs Alpha Company at BS906285, found 3 pair of Ho Chi Minh sandals, completed VC Uniform, 2 green shirts, 1 M-72 Law complete, will destroy Law. At 0940hrs Alpha Company found 2 short way transistor radio and both were set on 11.90 kilocycles. At 1141hrs Alpha Company at BS906285 found 10 pair Ho Chi Minh sandals, 1 NVA pack, 1 US canteen, 2 black uniforms shirts, 10 electric blasting caps with fuses, 5 non electric blasting caps with fuses, 5 non electric blasting caps with 6" of fuse on each cap. Also 36 M-16 ammo, 148 rounds AK47 ammo, 310 rounds 30cal linked, 37 rounds of 30cal M-1, destroyed all but AK 47 ammo. At 1412hrs Alpha Company at BS912284 engaged 2 VC evading results 1 VC KIA, 1 VC CIA. The CIA wore blue PJ and had old wounds in legs and chest. At 1616hrs Alpha Company at BS910287, the VC POW, leaded element of Alpha Company to a well camouflage tunnel. Tunnel was 2’ wide, 6 ‘deep and L shaped and will continue to check, negative findings. At 1805hrs Alpha Company at BS916281 with ambushes at BS907293 and BS905285.


Bravo Company
July 31, 1968

At 0955hrs Bravo Company (-) reports located at BA TO, 3rd Platoon at BS603319, 1st Platoon at BS535306. At 1606hrs Bravo Company (-) is located at BA To with 10 at BS548310 and 30 at BS622302.


Charlie Company
July 31, 1968

At 0810hrs Charlie Company is located at BS763400. At 1800hrs Charlie Company is moving into their Night Defense Position at BS774376 with ambushes at BS761379, BS772378 and BS759369. At 2105hrs Charlie Company at BS774374 observed 6-8 personnel just like our personnel just like our LRRP, like to known if we had any in this area, negative response also negative sighting any more.


Delta Company
July 31, 1968

Delta Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Charlie Brown. At 1805hrs Delta Company at LZ Charlie Brown with ambushes at BS895295 and BS903298. Message from Division Toc there will be a Navy ship coming down the coast from Chu Lai to Sa Huynh 0600hrs 1 August 1968. At 1946hrs Late Entry Charlie Company 19th Engineer reports at 1630hrs at BS920201 a 2 ˝ ton truck proceeding south received 1 M-79 round. The round exploded 25’ behind the truck. Operator of truck continued down the road did not return fire, negative casualties, and negative damage.


Echo Company
July 31, 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 1200hrs Recon Platoon reports their location at BS567688.

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