Headquarters and Headquarter Company
March 4, 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 0217hrs OP on Tripoli reports fire fight about 200 meter from his position toward LZ Bronco. At 1038hrs 1-20 Infantry reports Security element on LZ Charlie Brown at BS929220 found 5 Bangalore torpedoes around fence, will destroy. At 1125hrs Helix reports East and Southeast of Carentan observed a number of males and females in area from east line of old bunkers running out to beach. Some looked away when Helix flew over, others didn’t pay any attention. At 1140hrs Tripoli OP Northwest friendly troops approximately 1 click out. At 1305hrs Op Tripoli observed approximately 4 people at Carentan on road. Delta is Company moving toward Carentan. At 1310hrs Helix reported some personnel male and female were evading at BS850370, and received small are fire 25 to 30 rounds no hits.

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco. At 0207hrs LZ Bronco is receiving ground attack at bunker 49 and northeast side of perimeter. At 0235hrs 1-20 Infantry area received a hit on supply tent area, may loose all tents in the fire. At 0345hrs LZ Bronco report to Division TOC received 50 rounds 82mm, Damage 6 supply tents, 2 orderly rooms, 4 sleeping tents, all 1-20 Infantry area also 2 H23 damaged. At 0540hrs 1-20 Infantry rear reports 3 rounds of 82mm mortar in Supply area, 1 round between Bravo and Charlie Company orderly rooms, estimate 30 VC firing small arms fire into sector, no automatic weapons fire observed, negative casualties. Delta Company finished up their Stand Down.


Alpha Company
March 4, 1968

At 0845hrs Alpha Company at BS839299 found misc. medical supplies, bottle of pills, 1 magazine of M-16 ammo will evac. At 0910hrs Alpha Company Command Post and 1st Platoon at BS839299, 2nd Platoon at BS837302, and 3rd Platoon at BS828200. At 1040hrs Alpha Company at BS839305 found ammo can with 1 green and one khaki and 1 black uniform in it, will evac, also found more medical supplies, 1 claymore-firing device, electrical charge type. At 1300hrs Alpha Company at BS823297 found cluster of 3 tunnels approximately 5’ diameter. Paths leading to tunnels were well used, nothing in tunnels will destroy. At 1418hrs Alpha Company at BS844296 located 2 tunnels, 4 X 5 X 20 meters, forms at leads off from tunnel 15 meters long, 2 are 30 meters long, cubby holes insides and found 1 hand grenade in tunnel. At 1418hrs Alpha Company at BS723297, found 1 tunnel 70 meters long, shape of S at end are extensions 2 meters long. Alpha Company at BS821249 found a 155 HE round blown in place. Alpha Company at BS843299 location 7 more tunnels 3 were 70 to 80 long 3 well camouflaged and straw on floor, used in the last 2 days. Alpha Company at 1930hrs is in their Night Defense Position at BS828297 with ambush at BS828302, BS833291 and BS826280.


Bravo Company
March 4, 1968

Bravo Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Thunder. At 0805hrs Bravo Company 1st Platoon on Bridges, 2nd Platoon on LZ Thunder and 3rd Platoon at BS892315. At 0910hrs Bravo Company at BS891316 located a tunnel, wooden supports 4’ X 4’ X 10’, 1 trip flare, 1 Chi Com hand grenade, some sort of book, will destroy upon completion of search of area. At 0910hrs Bravo Company 1st Platoon on bridges, 2nd Platoon on LZ Thunder and 3rd Platoon at BS892315. At 1030hrs Bravo Company at BS891316, destroyed tunnel and found a tunnel with 2 VCS suspects 25 meters from tunnel which was destroyed. At 1042hrs Bravo Company at BS891316 found 4 M-16 magazines fully loaded, other loose M-60 ammo, no count. At 1320hrs Bravo Company at BS889314 located a tunnel 5’ wide 4’ long and 4’ high also 1 Chi Com Hand grenade will destroy. At 1930hrs Bravo Company reports on LZ Thunder with Security Mission and Bridges.


Charlie Company
March 4, 1968

Charlie Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Dottie and using multiple patrolling in their Area of Operation. At 1330hrs Charlie Company at BS648834 and by 1510hrs Charlie Company at BS645825 observed several Vietnamese males, ordered them to stop fired warning shot, wounded 1 Vietnam VCS had him evac.


Delta Company
March 4, 1968

Showers and clean uniforms good food beer and soda party that evening properly more beer then soda. At 0235hrs LZ Bronco received 50 rounds of 82mm mortar rounds and at 0345hrs 6 Supply tents and 2 Orderly rooms and 4 sleeping tents, all in 1-20 Infantry damages. At 0540hrs 1-20 Infantry received 3 rounds of 82mm in supply room area, VC firing small arms fire into the sector, no automatic weapons fire observed, negative casualties. Delta reports lost most of our personnel equipment that we brought from Hawaii, any crew server weapon in for Repair and our Starlight Scopes which where in for service and socks where a problem because the Battalion also lost their supply of most equipment missed the socks for about 2 months more then the Starlight scopes.


Echo Company
March 4, 1968

Echo Company and 4.2 platoon where located on LZ Thunder to provide direct support to the Battalion. At 0805hrs Recon Platoon reports their location at BS803316 as they check out the area of contact last night. At 0910hrs Recon Platoon is located at BS802316 as they continued to Sweep and Clear the area. At 1930hrs the Recon Platoon reports their location at BS794316.

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