Headquarters and Headquarter Company
April 5, 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. They are looking for building or signs of traffic or build up, into these areas.

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco. At 0700hrs Bravo TOC reference explosions at 0110hrs 9 satchel charges were placed for launch into LZ Bronco and 7 landed on launching platform, 2 were duds and were found on the launch platforms. At 2115hrs E Troop at BS834326 Bridge section on Bridge 108 observed light moving along RR track engaged with 50 Caliber and received a large secondary explosion.


Alpha Company
April 5, 1968

Alpha Company continued to use Platoon size Search and Destroy Operations vicinity AT8225. At 1530hrs Alpha Company is located at AT948839, found a bear trap, booby trap in bushes 51’ from a hootch. At 1305hrs Alpha Company engaged 9 VC/NVA 100 meters south location moving west 3 rucksacks, all had weapons engaged with small arms fire and 4.2 fire, 6-7 KIA firing ceased will cross river, and check the area tomorrow when we cross river. Alpha Company is in their Night Defense Position at AT873211.


Bravo Company
April 5, 1968

Bravo Company at AT917216 killed 1 VC evading and then swept back to LZ O’Connor for preparations for the Battalion returning to 11th Light Infantry Brigade control.


Charlie Company
April 5, 1968

At 1000hrs Charlie Company located at BS675905 heard firing, Aero Scout will do a VR of the area. At 1030hrs Charlie Company at BS625896 found 6 HE 81mm mortar rounds, 17 81mm Illumination mortar rounds and 4 3.5 rounds will destroy all in place. At 1030hrs Charlie Company received a report from the VR observed 9 graves and 3 were filled in and 6 where still open, Charlie Company will check it out. At 1415hrs Charlie Company at BS623904 found 50 caliber spotter rounds and 1 3.5 HE round will be destroyed in place. At 1800hrs Charlie Company report their Night Defense Position atBS6532914 with ambushes at 638918, 658904, 659900 and 654898.SP4 John H. Paul was evac to 2nd Surgical Hospital.


Delta Company
April 5, 1968

Delta Company has all elements swept back to LZ O’Connor as they begin preparations for their return to the 11th Light Infantry Brigade control.


Echo Company
April 5, 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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