Headquarters and Headquarter Company
July 8, 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 0658hrs MACV request Area of Operation extension from DATE/TIME 080630 to 081200, Mission to search the area. Cleared with 1-20 Infantry at 0659hrs and MACV were notified of clearance at 0703hrs. Charlie Company is at grid BS9020. At 2030hrs 1-20 Infantry TOC 1-20 S-2, S-3, and Commanding Officer visited the 3 Special Forces Camps they are responsible for, on a liaison mission. At 2250hrs 1-20 Infantry track on bridge 104 observed a hut burning 300 meters off road. The hut blew up at grid BS884288. Called in Illumination negative results, will continued to observe.

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco. At 1210hrs E Troop at BS919262 moving on Highway 1 when jeep flipped into ditch with 4 US hurt all four dusted Off names SP4 Eaton, SP4 Mc Skisell, SP4 Drader and SP4 Wendar where the injured unit unknown. SP4 Carlos Diaz was sick and evac to 6th Support Battalion.


Alpha Company
July 8, 1968

At 0030hrs Alpha Company at BS836382, spotted 2 VC moving from west to east, engaged results 1 VC KIA. At 0150hrs A 13 engaged 5-10 VC results 1 VC KIA, 1 M-1 rifle CIA plus ammo, at grid BS812346, Serial #421311, VC KIA wore black PJ and sandals with 72 rounds of M-1 ammo. At 0405hrs Alpha Company 10 element a BS808354, heard an undetermined number of VC force call in illumination, results negative will check out area in morning. Alpha Company (-) and Command Post at 1813hrs reports their locations at LZ Bronco and ambush sites at BS773375, BS772387, BS781350, and BS778360.


Bravo Company
July 8, 1968

Bravo Company (-) has the Security Mission for LZ Thunder. At 0700hrs Bravo Company at BS838319, received 2 rounds small arms fire, and 1 round M-79 negative casualties, returned fire checked out area negative results. Bravo Company is 75 meters from village, moving into Village will police up personnel, will keep you informed. At 0810hrs Requests for Dog team to work with Bravo Company at BS839328 while searching village. A VC nurse ran from a hut 3 warning shots were fired, she continued to run results I VC KIA, was wearing white clothes, no ID. Requests from Duc Pho a Military Intelligence team to work with Bravo Company. At 0900hrs Bravo Company at BS842306 received 1 round sniper fire from the west negative casualties, element moving west to check out area. At 1252hrs Bravo Company at BS839318 requests a Dust Off for 1 Vietnamese female with abscessed breast, Dust Off completed 1300hrs. At 1505hrs Bravo Company at BS838312, observed all the people in 4-5 hootches packing up their belongings and preparing to move out. After questioning detained 1 female VCS approximately 25, had medical supplies. At 1645hrs vicinity BS838312 detained 1 VCS evading approximately 17, dressed in white shirt, black bottoms. At 1700hrs Bravo Company at BS838312 detained 1 female VCS approximately 36, interpreter says is wife of VC tax collector and at 1715hrs same location detained 1 VCS 25-40 dressed in white top and black bottoms. At 1813hrs Bravo Company locations Bravo (-) LZ Thunder and ambushes at BS862307, BS858314 and BS857308.


Charlie Company
July 8, 1968

At 0715hrs Charlie Company was notify that MACV would have people search in the area of BS893298 from 080630 to 081200. At 0812hrs Charlie Company located at BS901299 and by 1210hrs they have worked their way to BS907293. At 1813hrs Charlie Company (-) reports they are in their Night Defense Position at BS907293 with ambushes at BS913281, BS911285, and BS911283.


Delta Company
July 8, 1968

Delta Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Charlie Brown at 0812hrs 10 at BS923142, 20 at BS930240, 30 at Charlie Brown, and Delta 31 at Bridge 94. And at 1913hrs Delta Company Command Post at Charlie Brown with ambush sites at BS928168, BS925170, BS933242 and BS932243. At 1948hrs Delta at BS932245 spotted 6 VC evading took under fire and results 2 VC KIA no ID cards, age 20-25, dressed in black PJ bottoms, 1 had blue top and 1 had red top. The rest headed north, will set up ambushes further north and try to catch them on their way.


Echo Company
July 8, 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 Battalion. At 1210hrs Recon Platoon reports their location at BS495482. At 1439hrs Recon Platoon had 1 man injured EM fell and twisted knee and will call Dust Off. At 1553hrs Recon report they are moving out at this time. At 1613hrs Recon Platoon report their location at BS492481. At 1835hrs Recon Platoon reports their location at BS488480. SP4 Timothy J. Brader and SP4 Freddie L. Baton where injured at 1300hrs and evac to 2nd Surgical Hospital.

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