Headquarters and Headquarter Company
August 7, 1968

Forward Area: 1-20 Infantry Headquarters is located at LZ Thunder and will continued to work with the ARVN units in their Area of Operations. At 0900hrs 1-20 Infantry TOC request 8 dogs for 9th August 1968, pick up time 1300hrs, 4 dogs for Charlie Company and 4 dogs for Delta Company want dogs for a 3 day period. At 0707hrs Charlie Company 39th Engineers OP observed 2 snipers that fired at mine sweep team each day. Requested 2 Gun Ships, artillery used previous days in not effective. At 0700hrs received permission from Division TOC to send Gun Ships, and at 0705hrs Gun Ships scrambled for the mission. At 1130hrs Brigade S-3 Notified 1-20 Infantry TOC the Operation Logan Field is indefinitely postponed and that there is no longer any reason to plan on taking over the Area of Operation. At 1405hrs Charlie Company 39 Engineer at BS724572 Roller being towed by dozer stuck a mine Roller was completely destroyed negative casualties. The Operation with 1-20 Infantry is still approved.

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


Alpha Company
August 7, 1968

Alpha Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Thunder and at 1221hrs at BS771407 found 600 to 700 pounds of unpolished rice hidden under a haystack. At 1410hrs Alpha Company 10 and 20 elements is at Thunder with 32 at BS771407 and 13 at BS855265. At 1810hrs Alpha Company reports locations at LZ Thunder with ambush at BS855265.


Bravo Company
August 7, 1968

Bravo Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Thunder. At 0806hrs Bravo Company 1st Platoon is at BS964358 with the 2nd Platoon moving off LZ Thunder. At 1005hrs Bravo Company is at BS864357 obtained a book with 400 names of people in area from 4 Buddhist monks who claim they are authorized to make ID cards. Interpreter says they are phony. Will question further Bravo Company at BS839310, 20 received heavy caliber fire results 1 US WHA E-5 David Fielding requested sharks, not available on another mission at this time Dust Off called and completed at 1210hrs, change to WIA was DOA. At 1420hrs Bravo Company at BS874340, detained 1 VCS 30, Buddhist monk, dressed in white hiding in hootch when captured. At 1810hrs locations are as follows Bravo Company (-) at LZ Thunder with ambushes at BS842307, BS842297 and BS845305. At 1946hrs Bravo Company moving into position spotted 4 VC at BS844315 took under fire resulting in 1 VC KIA, other 3 evaded. The Male KIA, 20-25, in black and white PJ, no ID, no documents or weapons. At 2007hrs Bravo 30 at BS844315 received 2 rounds of M-79, 3-4 rounds of small arms fire at BS844315 resulting in 1 US hit in back with frag, called Dust Off, Completed at 2009hrs, and was DOA at A& D 6th Support 2020hrs E-5 Simpkins, Wilner. SGT DAVID FIELDING AND SGT WILNER SIMPKINS LISTED AS KILLED KHA both (died of wounds).


Charlie Company
August 7, 1968

At 0955hrs Charlie Company is at BS862373, 10 at BS856372, 20 at BS858368 and 30 at BS852366. At 1015hrs Charlie Company at BS767359 ambushes spotted individual with weapon in brush engaged and checked area and found 1 grenade and some toilet articles along with in the same area found a small hooch with 2 pair of Ho Chi Minh sandals and cooking pots, no sign of recent use all destroyed. At 1810hrs Charlie Company established their Night Defense Position at BS862370 with ambushes at BS863352 and BS855380.


Delta Company
August 7, 1968

Delta Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Charlie Brown. At 0955hrs Delta Company reports locations 20 at BS925168, 21 and OP at BS918164, 30 and Command Post at LZ Charlie Brown, 32 at BS938229 and the 11 Bridge 94. At 1445hrs Delta Company while driving on road with a jeep, was a command detonated mine exploded approximately 15 meters to front of vehicle negative casualties and negative damage at grid BS912262. At 1609hrs Delta Company reports location 10 is at BS906206 and all other no change. At 1810hrs Delta Company location with ambushes at BS909200, BS882237, 10 element Night Defense Position at BS906209, 20 Night Defense Position at BS927167 and 33 on bridge 94 with 12 ambush at BS884245 and Command Post and 30 at LZ Charlie Brown. At 2035hrs Late Report: at 1445hrs 4 US where WIA all were very minor scratches.


Echo Company
August 7, 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 (1-20 Light Infantry Battalion. Recon Platoon reports their location at LZ Bronco.

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