Headquarters and Headquarter Company
November 7, 1968

Forward Area: 1-20 Infantry Headquarters is located at LZ Cork and will continued to work with ARVN units their Area of Operations in OPERATION VERNON LAKE II. At 0940hrs Aerial Scouts at BS380516 destroyed 2 camouflaged huts, 1-tunnel 50 meters of trench. At 1005hrs Command and Control helicopter a BS459584 observed small hootch complex. At 1025hrs Aerial Scouts at BS383574 recorded 1 secondary explosion, black smoke 150 high. At 1328hrs Alpha Company engaged platoon size element and Command and Control helicopter is going airborne at this time for direction of artillery fire. At 0715hrs Late Report at BS465590 1 individual lost his weapon 45 caliber pistol Serial Number unknown, post combat loss.

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco. 11 Brigade reports Headquarters 3-1 at BS758489 at 1746hrs ton truck ambushed between LZ Dragon and LA Liz, truck is being towed to LZ Liz with results 1 US WIA.

 

Alpha Company
November 7, 1968

Alpha Company continued to use Search and Clear Operation in their Area of Operation and at 1010hrs at BS459584 found tunnel 10 long checked with negative results, also observed fresh foot in the area. At 2236hrs Alpha Company is at BS467564 and at 1328hrs Alpha Company at BS473566 engaged platoon size element of NVA results unknown at present time. Command and Control Helicopter is airborne at this time will direct artillery. At Alpha Company reports at BS465590 1 individual lost his weapon .45 Pistol SN# unknown, post combat loss. At 1350hrs Alpha Company engaged an estimate platoon size element, resulting in 3 NVA KIA. At 1450hrs Alpha Company at BS467566 received small arms fire 1 US WHA requested Dust Off with hoist and gun ships also report CIA 2 AK-47.

 

Bravo Company
November 7, 1968

At 0856hrs Bravo Company is at BS465585 found hut 8 X 12 with approximately 500 pounds of rice, destroyed rice. At 1010hrs Bravo Company at BS459584 found a10 long checked with negative results, also observed fresh footprints in the area. At 1140hrs Bravo Company at BS458589 found 3 camouflaged huts 10 X 10 also 700 pounds of rice, rice destroyed. At 1236hrs Bravo Company reports their location at BS463584. Bravo Company reports SP4 Dennis W. Medford was evac to the 312th Evac Hospital sick at 0800hrs and PFC Chester W. Weed was evac to the 312th Evac Hospital with fractured right ankle at 1500hrs.

 

Charlie Company
November 7, 1968

Charlie Company continued to conduct Combat Sweeps operations in their Area of Operation today with negative finding and by 1236hrs Charlie Company is located at BS472601.

 

Delta Company
November 7, 1968

Delta Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Cork.

 

Echo Company
November 7, 1968

Echo Company is located at LZ Cork where Battalion Forward is and coordinates with the Battalion Rear Elements and Base Defense elements on LZ Cork. The 4.2 Platoon is located on LZ Cork where they continue to provide direct fire support for the (1-20 Infantry Battalion). At 1236hrs Recon Platoon reports their location at BS450627. At 1200hrs Recon Platoon at BS450627 found 1 hut used for animals negative animals. Also found in area 1 K44.

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