Headquarters and Headquarter Company
September 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 0755hrs 1-20 Infantry TOC Bravo Company 19 Engineer at BS750505 mine sweep team found pressure type mine on east side of road. Charge estimated at 10-15 pounds removed pressure device and blew in place. At 1555hrs 1-20 Infantry TOC reports E Troop at BS913245 a jeep with Bumper 21 on Red ball received automatic weapons fire, with results 2 US WHA. Dust Off completed at 1607hrs 21 Signal group from Chu Lai. For information at 0830hrs Brigade TOC notified 4-3 Infantry that aircraft safety zone for the arc lights in 10 Kilometers or 6 nautical miles from BS475710. At 0840hrs 1-20 Infantry reports E Troop mine sweep received 4-5 rounds small arms fire, returned fire continued the mine sweep, negative casualties. When Mine (sweep team) closed on bridge 94 they received approximately 12 rounds small arms fire from grid BS917207, 1 Vietnamese was wounded in right leg, requested Dust Off.

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


Alpha Company
September 8, 1968

Alpha Company continued their Security Mission for LZ Liz and conducted a Combat Assault 1st PZ at 0645hrs and Last LZ at 0707hrs cold. At 0850hrs Alpha Company 10, 20 are working at BS815445 with A 30 working at BS749412. At 1020hrs Alpha Company 10 and 20 are now at BS824444 with 30 at BS745395. At 1100hrs Alpha Company vicinity of BS752383 found 1 pistol belt, 1 hammock and 1 M-26 hand grenade sill searching area. At 1230hrs Alpha Company at BS812443 found misc. documents in hole, also found in haystack 1,000 pounds of rice will evac. At 1400hrs Alpha Company 30 is located at BS746417. At 1404hrs at BS744376 observed 1 woman, stopped her found large quantity of food, three males who were to her rear evaded and we are now checking the area, and have detained the female, result one detainee. At 1613hrs Alpha Company 30 reports at BS750365. At 1820hrs Alpha Company location 10, 20, Command Post at LZ Liz and 31A at BS736380, 31 at BS739377, and 33 at BS734374. At 2147hrs Alpha Company on LZ Liz spotted lights moving at BS745443 fired 81mm and the lights went out, the results unknown.


Bravo Company
September 8, 1968

At 0405hrs Bravo Company 21 received 10 rounds of carbine fire 150 meters from their perimeter and unable to tell what direction it cam from negative casualties. At 0850hrs Bravo Company location is 10 at BS773542, 30 at BS768554 and 20 Command Post at LZ Dragon At 1020hrs Bravo Company reports their locations Bravo Company 10 at BS773542 and 30 is at BS768554. Bravo Company the 10 element reports at 1740hrs they are at BS7685443, Mortar rounds maybe 82mm while assembling to move to might location Result 1 KIA, 1 VC evading at BS560540. At 1700hrs Bravo Company at BS7744514 received 3 rounds in coming mortar round have 4 US WHA and 1 KHA Dust Off completed at 1710hrs. At 1830hrs Bravo Company 10 is moving into location where the Command & Control helicopter had killed VC. Bravo Company 10 engaged 3 VC result 3 VC KIA. At 1900hrs Bravo Company 10 found 2 KIA VC apparently KIA by Sharks and at 1915hrs 10 reported found 5 more VC KIA, which 2 KIA by sharks. All these 11 VC KIA were male is same general location. Contact broken contact at 1925hrs grid BS770540. Further search at this time in impossible Bravo Company 10 moved to Night Defense Position with B 12 at BS779550 and B 11 at BS774547. Bravo Company reports SP4 JESSE JAMES PALMER LISTED AS KHA and also SP4 Joaquin Garcia awarded Purple Heart, 1LT Thomas E. Orr, SP4 Filimon L. Ferez and SP4 John F. Olivere where evac to 2nd Surgical Hospital.


Charlie Company
September 8, 1968

Charlie Company Command Post and 1st and 3rd Platoon has the Security Mission for LZ Thunder and 2nd Platoon has the Security Mission for LZ Charlie Brown. Charlie Company also has the 14 squad on Bridge 11 and the 22 squad on Bridge 94 for security. At 1830hrs Charlie Company reports their location Charlie 10, 30 and Command Post at LZ Thunder and 20 is located at LZ Charlie Brown with 14 at bridge 111 and C22 at bridge 94. At 2042hrs Late Report LZ Charlie Brown at 1020hrs reported an air burst of unknown type above his track. Charlie Company has one US WHA (M) was very minor, as results of another air burst and believe the air burst are coming from a cargo ship at sea. Not firing was coming from naval vessel which was firing in support of the 173 Airborne Whip has ceased fire at this time. SP4 Franklin Williams was evac to 2nd Surgical Hospital.


Delta Company
September 8, 1968

Delta Company locations are 10 at BS828245, 20 at BS833245, 30 Command Post at BS826245. At 1516hrs Delta Company at BS822257 spot (2) VC Suspects fires warning shots individual evaded took under fire results where 2 VC KIA. At 1613hrs Delta Company in their Night Defense Position 10, 20 Command Post is at BS826246, with ambushes at 31 at BS826254, 32 at BS834345.


Echo Company
September 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 (1-20 Infantry) Battalion. At 0850hrs Recon Platoon reports their location at BS864267. At 1020hrs Recon Platoon reports their Patrol Base at BS865267 with ambushes at BS864269 and OP at BS866267.

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