Headquarters and Headquarter Company
June 8, 1968

Forward Area 1-20 Infantry Headquarters is located at LZ Ross for Operation WHEELER-WALLOWA and are OPCON to the 196th Light Infantry Brigade. At 0750hrs Delta Company 26 Engineer vicinity BT028344 found a mine in road, Chi Com type 15 pounds of explosive, destroyed in place left crater 3 deep by 4 diameter. At 0820hrs Command and Control Helicopter vicinity BT104214 received 30 to 40 rounds of AK fire 300 meters from Charlie Company 3-21 Infantry location took 1 hit negative casualties and air craft is flyable.

Rear Area: Battalion Rear continued their Mission of general support for the battalion and continued their Security Mission for LZ Bronco. At 0258hrs and 0445hrs Bunker 25 reports movement to their front called illumination. At 0930hrs Bravo Company 19 engineer at BS775445 received semi automatic weapons fire return fire with results 1 VC KIA and 1 VC WIA, CIA and he was evac.

 

Alpha Company
June 8, 1968

Alpha Company continued to conduct the Security Mission for LZ Ryder and maintain the OP also conducted security sweeps north and south of the LZ.

 

Bravo Company
June 8, 1968

Bravo Company remained OPCON to 3-21 Infantry Bravo Company with Charlie Company 3-21 Infantry sweep northeast to vicinity BT1122 is working the LZ Center Area of Operation. At 0820hrs Command and Control Helicopter vicinity BT104214 received 30 to 40 rounds of AK fire 300 meters from Charlie Company location took 1 hit negative casualties and air craft is flyable. At 0950hrs Bravo Company at BT106214 received 10 to 15 rounds of sniper fire from 200 meters northeast of their location returned fire and checked area found 1 VC KIA and CIA 1 pistol belt and 1 French weapon (Mas 36). At 1455hrs Bravo Company at BS115222 Bravo Company observed and engaged 4 VC with results 1 VC KIA.

 

Charlie Company
June 8, 1968

Charlie Company started day with saturation Ambushes in their Area of Operation. At 0759hrs Charlie Company received 4 rounds of M-79 fire from 300 meters south of their location with negative casualties firing artillery on location at this time. At 1056hrs Charlie Company vicinity BT053286 observed 3 individuals 1 with weapon engaged with M-60 fire and sweeping area with results engaged 1 VC KIA, 25, black shirt. Charlie Company continued their Search and Clear operation to BT055298 to BT053311. Charlie Company reports their Night Defense Position at BT051314.

 

Delta Company
June 8, 1968

Delta Company has the Security Mission for LZ Ross with 1 Platoon sweeps southwest and returns to the LZ. Delta Company also provided security for the 26 Engineer Mine sweep of highway 535. PFC Johnnie W. French was attached to the 249th General Hospital.

 

Echo Company
June 8, 1968

Echo Company is located at LZ Ross where Battalion Forward, is located and coordinates with the Battalion Rear Elements and the Base Defense on LZ Ross. The 4.2 Platoon is located on LZ Ross where they continue to provide direct fire support for the Battalion. 1-20 Infantry Recon Platoon reports have manned and maintain OP Dragon BT000315.

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