Headquarters and Headquarter Company
April 3, 1968

Forward Area: 1-20 Infantry Headquarters is located at LZ O’Connor with elements cutting the trails, looking for movement down into the Valley leading to the Coast and conducts a Security sweep south of Hiep Duc area looking for building or signs of traffic or build up, into these areas. At 0845hrs1-20 Infantry request light team from F Troop 8 Cav for Alpha Company at AT815245 and request was approved.

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco. SP4 Bernard A. Baier and SP4 Daniel D. Fleming where attached to the 67th Evac Hospital.


Alpha Company
April 3, 1968

Alpha Company is conducting platoon size patrols vicinity AT8224. At 0825hrs Alpha Company vicinity AT819241, killed 1 VC evading, at 1155hrs Alpha Company at AT816254 received small arms fire from west of their location resulting in 4 US WHA. At 0840hrs Alpha Company observed 2 men approximately 800 meters engaged with M-60, results 1 VC KIA both wearing tan uniforms, checking area no further findings. At 0845hrs1-20 Infantry request light team from F Troop 8 Cav for Alpha Company at AT815245 and request was approved. Alpha Company established their Night Positions at AT826246. Alpha Company reports 2LT Douglas N. Flack and SGT Merle W. Hall where attached to the NSA Hospital in Da Nang.


Bravo Company
April 3, 1968

Bravo Company at AT846246 conducts Search and Clear operations and by 1000hrs started to move south to cross the river and linked up with Delta Company at BS86622.


Charlie Company
April 3, 1968

At 1020hrs Charlie Company is located at BS646907 found a tunnel containing cooking utensils, misc. tools and rifle cover, and will continue to search the tunnel. At 1825hrs Charlie Company has the Security Mission for LZ Dottie.


Delta Company
April 3, 1968

Delta Company is moving out to the river to establish a crossing. At 1030hrs Delta Company at 850208 found 1 Stevens shot gun SN61190 lying in open result 1 CIA weapon. Delta Company was able established a very small rope system (Bridge) and moved across rive, after sending one man across with a rope (good job by the men). Delta Company left one platoon at (rope) bridge, to secure it for Bravo Company and Delta Company Command Post and one Platoon moving to LZ O’Connor. At 1829hrs Delta Company observed 15 men in open 600 meters west, no weapons called in artillery and 4.2 mortars with unknown results and the Delta Company one platoon at BS864226. SSGT Jordon Mar Jcarbe and SP4 Albert M. Laymon where attached to the 37th Evac Hospital.


Echo Company
April 3, 1968

Echo Company and 4.2 platoon where now located on LZ O’Connor and set up to provide direct support to the Battalion. Recon Platoon continued their Security Mission for LZ O’Connor.

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