SITREP-69. SITREP is a military acronym that stands for, Situation report. A sitrep can be defined as; A short concise statement identifying a units current location and tactical situation. The sitrep’s contained in this paper are derived from S/2-S/3 daily staff journals for the 4/3 11th LIB, Americal Div. 1969. Sitrep’s highlight the activities of Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta companies as well as, Recon, Aero scouts, HHC and C&C. Read on and you will find crisis, conundrum and comedy.
If 1968 was the year of the Booby trap, the Battalion hit more than 70, then 1969 is the year of the mortar attack. One mortar attack produced 11 dead and 11 wounded. On another occasion two mortar attacks in a 4 hour period produced 36 casualties.
01 Jan. 69 1805H
Co. B reports Osness, Victor put his M-16 in his mouth and pulled the trigger resulting in his death.
02 Jan. 69 1200H
Co. C request DUSTOFF at BS847308 for 1 US WHA result of blowback from a M-79 round.
Pfc. Lynn L Glen.
02 Jan. 69 1910H
Co. D request DUSTOFF at BS817401 for 1 US w/gunshot wound.
02 Jan. 69 2010H
Battalion strength report: Co. A-101, Co. B-110, Co. C-99, Co. D-96, Co. E-67, profiles-3.
07 Jan. 69 1115H
Co. A 2nd platoon had 1 US bitten by dog.
Sp4. Michael Hill.
07 Jan 69 1530H
Commo person N. of LZ Thunder said children have 15- 81mm rounds.
08 Jan. 69 1120H
Co. C short range recon patrol,(SRRP), engaged 5 VC result 1 US KHA, 1 US WHA, 1 PRC-25 destroyed.
10 Jan. 69 1230H
Co. D request DUSTOFF at BS775380 for 1 US WHA by Booby trapped M-26 grenade.
10 Jan. 69 1420H
Co. C reports 2 VC KIA result of short, sharp firefight.
10 Jan. 69 Summary
4/3 elements continue mission in the southern DUC PHO AO.
12 Jan. 69 1625H
4/3 relieved of responsibility of Southern DUC PHO AO by 1/20 Inf. 4/3 under the OPCON of TF Cooksey for operation Russell Beach.
13 Jan. 69 1100H
Co. A received AW fire result 1 US KHA.
13 Jan. 69 2010H
Co. A request DUSTOFF for 1 US KHA.
14 Jan. 69 1220H
Co. A request DUSTOFF at BS728819 for 3 US WHA by Booby trap. Dog handler wounded seriously. 2 A Co. em wounded.
15 Jan. 69 0620H
Co. A reported 30-40 VC evading at BS727803.
15 Jan. 69 1045H
Recon platoon airlift to FSB South, BS727812. Same location as Co. A position.
15 Jan. 69 1440H
LOH ship went down between cordon and LZ Dottie. 1st platoon from Co. B is on stand-by.
15 Jan. 69 1515H
Co. D reports receiving 2 additional APC’s from H troop of the 17th Cav. Attached persons now total 37.
15 Jan. 69 1945H
Co. A request DUSTOFF at BS728811 for 3 US WHA result of AW fire.
Willie J. Allen
16 Jan 69 Summary
4/3 continues OPCON TF Cooksey and operation Russell Beach.
18 Jan. 69 1700H
FSB South received mortar rounds resulting in 2 US WHA from Co. B 4/3, 5 US WHA from 5/46 Inf.
18 Jan. 69 1840H
Co. D request DUSTOFF for 1 US burnt hands on flare.
18 Jan. 69 2005H
1 US wounded by frag from 5/46 Inf. Grenade.
Donald Fenton, evac at daylight.
19 Jan. 69 1900H
Battalion strength: Co. A-96, Co. B-97, Co. C-97, Co. D-97, Co. E-74
19 Jan. 69 Spot report
At BS734815, Co. A found bunkers made of brick or concrete w/six feet of dirt on top.
20 Jan. 69 1035H
Co. D has 439 detainees.
20 Jan. 69 1155H
Co. D has 836 detainees.
21 Jan. 69 1410H
Co. D report eng. Hit Booby trap w/1US WHA, 3 US KHA.
21 Jan. 69 1840H
Co. D hit Booby trap at BS748810
21 Jan. 69 1940H
Co. D engaged unknown size enemy element result in 1 US WHA.
21 Jan. 69 Summary
Result of days ops are 17 VC KIA, 4 US KHA, 4 US WHA.
22 Jan. 69 1705H
Co. D request DUSTOFF at BS748811. 5 US WHA, 1 US KHA result of two Bouncing Betty’s, one failed to explode.
Other indivs. From eng.
23 Jan. 69 0001H
FSB South received 10-11 rounds of mortar fire resulting in 13 US WHA, 2 ARVN’s WHA.
Sp4. Anthony Wieckowicz- Co. E
Sp4. Daniel McGraw- Co. A
Sp4. Walter Robinson- Co. E
Sp4. Tomus M. Mihelich- Co. A
Sp4. Bradford Hall- Co. A
Cpl. Dennis Riley- Co. A
Pfc. Joseph Gersch- Co. D
Remaining people to be evacuated at daylight HHC persons:
23 Jan. 69 1000H
Companies A and B the same. Co. C SITREP Neg. Co. D w/APC’s 17th Cav. Recon BS745817
23 Jan. 69 Summary
Days results: 12 US WHA, 2 ARVN WHA, 1 US KHA, 2 US injured result non-hostile action, 6 VC KIA.
24 Jan. 69 1400H
Co. D received 5 assault boats.
Co. A in contact throughout the day. Day ops produced 8 VC KIA, 32 VCS taken to CHIC.
25 Jan. 69 Summary
Results of the days ops were 3 VC KIA, 6 VC CIA, 8 VCS, 1 Chieu Hoi and 1 French sub-machine gun.
26 Jan. 69 1110H
Co. D request DUSTOFF for 1 US w/frag wounds from blowback of M-79.round. Recon
Pfc. Ronnie Pugh
26 Jan. 69 1520H
Co. A went OPCON 5/46 Inf. At 1400H
27 Jan. 69 0215H
Co. D reports 1 US from recon with frag wounds from grenede.
Averell Clark-will evac in morning
28 Jan. 69 2320H
Co. A has 1 US with snake bite.
Gary R. Lavoy
28 Jan. 69 Summary
Co. A remained OPCON 5/46
Co. C and D switched places with D going to FSB South.
29 Jan 69 0005H
Co. C reports receiving AW fire
29 Jan. 69 0010H
Co. C at BS758840 reports there position has received 15 mortar rounds followed by 10-15 VC armed with satchel charges, RPG’s, AK-47’s and a crew served weapon, possibly 51. cal. 1 APC was hit by RPG result 9 US WHA,1 US from eng., 1 em from Co. C, Christopher Olah. 6 VC KIA, 3 AK-47’s CIA
29 Jan. 69 1645H
Co. A-109+ 14 SRRP attached
Co. B-102+22 w/APC’s attached
Co. C-115+6 people w/dogs and 28 people w/APC’s attached
29 Jan. 69 Summary
Results of the days ops were 8 VC KIA, 27 VCS detained, CIA; 3 AK-47’s, 2 30 cal MG’s, 1-60mm tube, 5- M1- carbines, 1 BAR, 1 Rocket launcher w/rocket.
30 Jan. 69 1805H
Recon request DUSTOFF at BS721818. Shrapnel in head and feet.
Manue M. Moralas.
31 Jan. 69 0910H
Co. B reports 1 US WHA by SA fire to foot.
31 Jan 69 0950H
Co. B receiving AW fire at BS272807. Gunships and Tac air have been called.
31 Jan. 69 0950H
Co. C at BS721820 receiving heavy AW fire. Gunships called.
31 Jan. 69 1100H
Companies B and C in contact.
31 Jan. 69 1300H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 5 US WHA by Booby trap.
Wyrick- new person
Also 1 Co. B person name-Cady.
31 Jan. 69 1825H
Co. D 1 US shot self in foot. Evac by C&C
31 Jan. 69 2055H
3 more Co. C wounded from 1300H incident.
31 Jan 69 Summary
Result of the days ops:
1 NVA KIA
11 VC KIA
4 VCS detained
10 US WHA
1 US KHA
1 US wounded by non-hostile action.
01 Feb. 69 1750H
01 Feb. 69 Summary
results of the days ops were:1 NVA w/weapon KIA, 3 VC KIA, 1 VC CIA, 25 VCS detained, Misc. grenades and medical supplies.
04 Feb. 69 1555H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 2 US WHA by SA fire.
Thomas J. Gildow
04 Feb. 69 1945H
Received call fron LTC. Ambrose 198th s/3. We revert back to 4/3 control and move to LZ Buf 08 Feb. 69.
05 Feb. 69 1545H
Co. C reports all APC’s hooked out of mud.
06 Feb. 69 1310H
Co. D request DUSTOFF for 1 US wounded by own 45 cal. Pistol while searching tunnel. BS676844
Ronald L. Maruska
06 Feb. 69 1310H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 1 US who dropped claymore blasting cap on foot.
Donald L Payne
06 Feb. 69 1505H
Co. C 1st platoon hailed 1 Sampan w/2 persons. Co. C received and returned fire. Later determined persons were ARVN.
07 Feb. 69 1630H
Battalion strength report:
Attached APC persons are 57.
09 Feb. 69 0835H
Co A request DUSTOFF for 4 US WHA result of Booby trapped grenade FSB South.
John a. Wiedman
David J. Evens
09 Feb. 69 1845H
Co. A request DUSTOFF at BS523822 for 1 US WHA by SA fire
10 Feb. 69 Summary
4/3 continues ops in the Buf AO with A and D companies conducting sweep and search ops. Co. C as quick reaction force at CHIC. Co. B secures Buf.
11 Feb. 69 0910H
Co. A request DUSTOFF fr 1 US WHA by SA fire at BS500832.
11 Feb. 69 1220H
Report from Brigade: Regimental size element within 750 meters of BS509749.
11 Feb. 69 1500H
Co. A request DUSTOFF at BS486848 result Booby trap.
Victor Jaca Jaca-WHA
13 Feb. 69 Spot report
At 0001H 4/3 became OPCON 198th Inf.
13 Feb. 69 Intelligence
1. Enemy situation: The local enemy forces have enjoyed relative freedom of movement except for infrequent friendly operations by ARVN and Americal elements, the most recient being Russell Beach (13 jan. 69 to 08 Feb. 69).
The area is VC dominated and their control was uncontested by GVN until operation Russell Beach. Everyone should be considered as either a VC or VC sympathizer and all men of military age (MAM) must be considered as members of VC forces in the area. The AO is the principle operating area of the 48th VC Light Force Battalion and has been their base camp area for the past 2 years. The Battalion has approx. 200 VC. The battalion is normally deployed by company.
D. Tactics: The enemy throughout the area can be expected to attack engaging small allied forces, bring sniper fire on helicopters and employ mines and surprise firing devices in great numbers to harass friendly units. When large allied units have gone into the VC AO, the VC and local Guerrillas have gone into hiding in tunnels and caves or mingle with local population. They do not oppose allied troops except by mining, ambushes, sniper fire and occasional mortars. Small patrols are subject to ambushes. If the enemy is surprised, experience has indicated that his initial confusion and disorientation can result in large numbers of KIA’s and POW’s. However , he will recover quickly and resort to his evasion tactics.
C. S/2 comment; It is felt that if trapped the enemy would defend to the last man .
14 Feb. 69 Summary
4/3 continues to conduct sweep and search ops in the Buf AO.
Co. A and B vic. BS700800
Co. C at CHIC
Co. D securing Buf
Results of the days ops: 25 VC KIA, 7 VC WIA/CIA, 19 VC CIA, 26 VCS, 635 detainees, 1 US WHA.
15 Feb. 69 1715H
16 Feb. 69 1015H
received top priority message from 198th Inf. , subject: Instructions for cessation of offensive operations. 1. Cessation will be in effect from 16 Feb. 69 at 1800H to 17 Feb. 69 at 1800H. General rules: US forces will not initiate any air/ground offensive.
16 Feb. 69 2010H
Message from 11th LIB: 4/3 be prepared for release from 198th OPCON to OPCON 11th LIB for deployment south of river vic. BS5274. 4/3 will leave 1 company at CHIC.
16 Feb. 69 2102H
Co. D request DUSTOFF for 1 US with blown eardrum.
Kenneth H. Walker
16 Feb. 69 2120H
Co. D sprung ambush with 4 claymores, had secondary explosions. Closed LZ Buf.
17 Feb. 69 Summary
4/3 Inf. Ceased operations until 1800H then resumed normal operations.
18 Feb. 69 1025H
C&C ship took 8-10 hits result 1 US WHA
18 Feb. 69 Spot report
Co. A relieve Co. C 20 Feb. 69. Assume responsibility security CHIC.
Co. D secure Buf.
Heavy mortar platoon on Buf
20 Feb. 69 1230H
Co. A moves to CHIC
Co. B moves to BS524821—vic lz buf
Co. C moves to BS525822—vic lz buf
Co. B closed LZ Buf
20 Feb. 69 2140H
Recon platoon received incoming grenade at BS525813. Result is 2 US WHA.
20 Feb. 69 Summary
results of the days ops were:1 US WHA, 1 US KHA, 1 US non-hostile wound.
21 Feb. 69 1600H
Co. D request DUSTOFF at BS554795 for 1 US KHA, 2 US WHA from Booby trap.
21 Feb. 69 Summary
results of the days ops were: 3 VC KIA, 2 VC WIA/CIA, 1 VC CIA, 4 VCS apprehended, 2 US WHA, 1 US KHA.
22 Feb. 69 1110H
SRRP, Larry Davidson Dusted off w/frag wounds vic. Recon platoon.
22 Feb. 69 1450H
H Trp. 17th Cav at BS480785. Hit road mine result 6 US WHA. Us from Recon:
22 Feb. 69 Summary
Results of the days ops were:6 VC KIA, 4 VCS, 6 VC CIA, 5 NVA KIA, 1 Chieu Hoi, 9 US WHA, 1 AK-47 CIA.
23 Feb. 69 0145H
LZ Buf received 6-8 rounds mortar fire resulting in 5 US WHA, 1 US MHA.
23 Feb. 69 0309H
Co. D request DUSTOFF for 1 US WHA by grenade.
23 Feb. 69 0345H
Co. D reports finding missing US. Indiv. KHA, body Booby trapped.
23 Feb. 69 Summary
results of the days ops: 6 US WHA, 1 US KHA, 2 VC KIA.
24 Feb. 69 1000H
SRRP request DUSTOFF at BS529848. Blowback from hand frag in tunnel.
24 Feb 69 2035H
LZ Buf came under attack with Grenades and SA fire resulting in 7 US WHA, 1 US MHA.
When DUSTOFF arrived another attack resulted in 3 US WHA.
Capt. Charles Fields
Coy R. Tinsley
Co. D MHA is Allen M. Royston
26 Feb. 69 0510H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 2 US with frag wounds from friendly grenade.
26 Feb 69 2000H
The command post of the PF and US advisors came under attack and asked for Co. A assistance. Co. A and 3 APC’s fought there way into the stressed command resulting in 2 US KHA, 1 US WHA.
Joseph F. Bauer-KHA
27 Feb. 69 Summary
Results of the days ops were 2 VC KIA.
28 Feb. 69 0915H
Co. D request DUSTOFF at BS556825 for 1 US WHA by SA fire.
28 Feb. 69 1345H
Co. C request DUSTOFF at BS510765 for 1 US WHA by AW fire.
Eugene Couturiaux Jr.
Co. C is now in contact with a platoon of NVA who are firing AW’s and RPG’s at the APC’s. Spotted numerous bunkers and concertina wire. Called air strike on target. Request DUSTOFF for 5 US WHA
Pfc. Fernando Garcia-WHA
Pfc. George Harnish-WHA
Pfc. Daniel B. Webster-WHA
Pvt. George McDonald-WHA
Sgt. Austin Lawther-WHA
Pfc. Gary Vargason-WHA
Pfc. John Hamilton-WHA
1Lt. Richard Keithline-KHA
Pfc. Dennis Groff-KHA
Pfc. Carter Freud-KHA
Pfc. Wilber Hicks-KHA
Co. B air lifted into the battle area resulting in 6 US WHA, 4 US KHA.Co. B Casualties:
Check out the Monumental Moments page for greater detail about this battle.
28 Feb. 69 Summary
Results of the days ops were:
1 US WHA from Co. D.
11 US WHA, 1 US KHA, 3 US MHA from Co. C
6 US WHA, 4 US KHA from Co. B
01 Mar. 69 1050H
Co. C request routine DUSTOFF for 1 US with frag wounds in hand
Pfc. Roland C. Demers
01 Mar. 69 1140H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 1 US gun shot to foot.
Pfc. Major Fowler
02 Mar. 69 1220H
Co. D request DUSTOFF at BS552852 for 4 US WHA by Booby trap.
Sgt. Richard Miller
Pfc. Gerald M. Hatley
Pfc. Dennis Vanduyn
02 Mar. 69 2205H
LZ Buf request DUSTOFF for 7 US WHA, 1 US KHA result of mortar/rocket attack.
Major Walter Tully-KHA
LTC Jack Davis-WHA
Msg. Dale Vincent-WHA
Sp4. Tony Emerson-WHA
1Lt. Robert Callahan-WHA Co. E
Sp4. Richard Mehegan-WHA Co. E
Sp4. Derald ??
Capt. Charles Savely-WHA Chaplain
06 Mar. 69 1320H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 3 US WHA result of claymore detonation.
07 Mar. 69 0730H
TF SPARGO at line of departure with Co. B 4/3 Inf.
07 Mar. 69 1645H
Co. D reports 1 US WHA with frag wound in right arm.
09 Mar. 69 1420H
At BS533860 the APC’s have 3 US WHA and 1 APC disabled by RPG fire.
09 Mar. 69 1630H
Recon request DUSTOFF for 1 US WHA.
Sp4. Ronnie Pugh
09 Mar. 69 1745H
2 US KHA from Recon
Also 2 US MHA
09 Mar. 69 1755H
Co A has 1 US KHA
09 Mar. 69 1820H
Recon requests DUSTOFF for 3 US WHA
Charles Cruell-Co. A line # 101
10 Mar. 69 1100H
recon reports it found US MHA from yesterdays action.
Pfc. Arthur Lindsay-KHA
11 Mar. 69 1400H
TF SPARGO reports 4 VC KIA, 1 VC WIA/CIA BS717788
12 Mar. 69 1145H
At BS595816 1 APC from H Trp. 17th Cav hit mine result in 2 US KHA, 3 US WHA and APC destroyed.
16 Mar. 69 0200H
Co. D received incoming grenade result 2 US WHA
19 Mar. 69 0155H
CHIC reports being hit by 15-20 RPG and SA fire result 2 US WHA 1 US KHA from Co. B.
19 Mar. 69 0200H
LZ Buf received 20-25 mortar rounds resulting in 6 US WHA, 1 US KHA.
William Utts-Co. E
Ralph McConnoughay-Co. D
19 Mar. 69 Summary
Results of the days ops were: 2 US KHA, 8 US WHA, 11 VC KIA
20 Mar. 69 1030H
Co. D 3rd platoon stepped on a bouncing betty but it failed to detonate.
21 Mar. 69 1530H
Co A request DUSTOFF at BS561762 for 5 US WHA result AW fire.
George R. Malone-Medic
21 Mar. 69 1740H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 2 US WHA, 1 US MHA.
Pfc. Eli Collier
Pfc. Timothy Walsh
Pfc. Charles Orlowski
21 Mar. 69 2005H
Late entry: During time Co. C was in contact they lost 2 M-60 MG’s and 1 PRC-25 radio.
22 Mar. 69 0930H
Co. A request DUSTOFF at BS546768 for 2 US WHA by SA fire.
Psg. Ramon Moreno
24 Mar. 69 0150H
LZ Buf received 15 rounds of rockets result 3 US WHA, Co. D.William Burgeon
24 Mar. 69 2230H
LZ Buf receiving SA fire result 1 US WHA
26 Mar. 69 1240H
Co. C request DUSTOFF at BS574746 for 2 US WHA by Booby trapped 105 round.
Pfc. Hurley Boyd-both legs blown off
Sp4. james Heneghan-frag wound
27 Mar. 69 1050H
Recon platoon received SA and AW fire at BS535772. result 1 US WHA.
Sp4. Frank Hewitt
27 Mar. 69 1400H
Co. D request DUSTOFF for 1 US WHA result SA fire.
29 Mar. 69 Late Report
Found body of Roy Tinsley MHA sense March 9, 1969.
01 April 69 1445H
Co. B request DUSTOFF at BS487776 for 1 US WHA by sniper fire.
Sp4. Donald E. Fenlon
01 April 69 1745H
Strength report: Co. A-80, Co. B-73, Co. C-85, Co. D-84, Co. E-64
04 April 69 0710H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 1 US Urgent. Suspect Pleurisy.
Sp4. Robert Keefe
04 April 69 1900H
Co. B request DUSTOFF at BS468775 for 1 US KHA by AW fire.
Gerald W. Cantrell
06 April 69 1050H
Recon platoon request DUSTOFF at BS548795 for 1 US WHA result of Booby trap.
07 April 69 1250H
Co. D at BS444802 found numerous body parts; 2 or 3 fingers and some human feet.
09 April 69 Summary
4/3 Inf. Continues search and sweep ops in the Buf AO.
Co. A secures LZ Buf
Companies B,C, D and recon on patrol
11 April 69 Summary
OPORD-5-69, HQ 4/3 Inf. Mission:
4/3 Inf. Establishes FSB San Juan Hill beginning on 12 April 69 at 0630H. Prepares for combat operations vic. 515 Valley. Provides Liaison at District HQ in BA TO.
13 April 69 Summary
Co. A secures LZ Buf.
Co. C, search and sweep Buf vic.
Co. B and D San Juan Hill
4.2 San Juan Hill
17 April 69 1735H
Co. D request DUSTOFF from San Juan for 1 US WHA by mortar round.
Pfc. Michael English
18 April 69 0501H
Co. B and D OPCON 3/1 Inf. At this time
19 April 69 1730H
Co. E request DUSTOFF from SJH for 1 US injured when bunker collapsed.
Sp4. Raymond Lopez
20 April 69 Summary
HHC moves to San Juan Hill.
Co. A secures LZ Buf.
Co. B secures LZ San Juan Hill
Co. C secures LZ Bronco
Co. D running ops BS6535
21 April 69 Summary
Co. B secures San Juan Hill, Companies A, C and D conduct ops.
22 April 69 2115H
Recon reports 2 US WHA result enemy grenade. BS646369
Pfc. Theodore Tucker
Sp4. J. W. Pasis
25 April 69 0955H
DUSTOFF request from SJH for 1 US injured while burning human waste.
Sp4. William Jones
26 April 69 0845H
Co. A found NVA base camp including a 1,000 Lb. Bomb cleaned out and used as a latrine.
26 April 69 0945H
C&C ship DUSTED OFF 1 US with burns to eye.
Sp4. Robert Sistrunk
26 April 69 1820H
Strength report: Co. A-72, Co. B-114, Co. C-73, Co. D-82, Co E-50
27 April 69 0245H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 1 US w/frag from mortar
27 April 69 1855H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 1 US burnt by flare.
Sp4. William Gvoskrevtz
29 April 69 0800H
Co. D request DUSTOFF, routine, wound in neck
Sp4. Duane A. Stone
29 April 69 1204H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 1 US injured in bunker collapse.
Sgt. Gerry Rogers
30 April 69 1054H
Co. B departs SJH for ops.
Co. C to CA to SJH for security
30 April 69 1150H
Co. D makes heavy contact at BS638450. Resule 4 US KHA, 4 US WHA.
Albert J. Davis-KHA
Howard W. Erickson-KHA
Bruce L. Hansted-WHA
Salvatore Sinischi- WHA
01 May 69 1200H
Co. B becomes OPCON 1/52 Inf. 198th LIB at 1200H today.
04 May 69 1955H
Co. D request DUSTOFF for 1 US with snake bite. Urgent
Sp4. Peter Brown
04 May 69 0830H
Co. B Capt. Kenneth L. Veeder accidentally shot self with M-16
08 May 69 1710H
Battalion informed that Co. B will return OPCON 4/3 at 1200H 09 May 69.
10 may 69 1005H
Late entry: Request DUSTOFF for Co. A result of indirect fire, (possibly Navy), 2 US KHA, 2 US WHA.
Pfc. Charles Smith-KHA
Pfc. Ervin Williams-KHA
Sp4. Joseph Vann-WHA
Pfc. Earnest Robenson-WHA
11 May 69 1315H
Co. B had 1 US injured when bullet cooked off in fire which forced Co. B to abandon NDP and equipment .
Sp4. Danny Flannery
Left behind 1 PRC radio, 6 starlight scopes, 1 weapon. All items later recovered.
11 May 69 1750H
Co. A request DUSTOFF for 1 US with frag wound.
Pfc. Thomas Sawatzk
12 May 69 0445H
Recon reports contact at BS635447. Mortar, Small arms and AW fire resulted in 5 US KHA, 3 US WHA.
Sp4. Charles Thomas-KHA
Sp4. Sammuel Wable-KHA
Pfc. Michael J sturgill-KHA
Joseph A. Nursynski-KHA
Sam Hill Jr.
Pfc. Mark O Brummer
12 May 69 1605H
Co. B request DUSTOFF for Larry Olsen who received frag wounds from blowback of M-79.
13 May 69 1115H
Co. A completed DUSTOFF of 2 US WHA by frags.
1Lt. Frank W. Meyers
Sp4. Richard Grantham
14 May 69 0645H
Co. A received SA fire result 1 US KHA.
Sp4. Henry Owens
15 may 69 1210H
Co. C engaged 15 VC at BS605435 result 1 US KHA.
Sp4. Jerry Thomas
16 May 69 1615H
Late entry: C&C evacuated 2 US WHA from Co. C with wounds from air strike close to there position.
19 May 69 0915H
Co. D request DUSTOFF for 1 US injured when fire caused explosion.
Pfc. Michael English
19 May 69 1415H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for Sgt. J. Coopley who broke leg jumping off chopper during Combat assault.
26 May 69 1005H
Co. C reports NVA/VC on their organic net.
26 May 69 2040H
San Juan Hill reports mortar attack. Result 5 US WHA.
Pfc. Mickey Norwood
Pfc. Paul Schnell
31 May 69 2320H
Co. D request DUSTOFF for 1 US who shot self in leg.
Sp4. Forrest Primm
01 June 69 1615H
Battalion strength: Co. A-88, Co. B-102,Co. C-71, Co. D-90, Co. E-55
02 June 69 1005H
Co. D reports finding a Bear trap at BS593420. Destroyed in place.
03 June 69 1050H
Co. D request priority DUSTOFF at BS590422 for 1 US WHA by Punji stick.
Sp4. Santiago Renteria
03 June 69 1635H
Co. D becomes OPCON 1/20 Inf. Mission is to CA into blocking position.
03 June 69 1705H
Co. D request DUSTOFF at BS745403 for 1 KHA, 3 WHA result of enemy contact.
Sp4. Roddie L. Perry-KHA
Sp4. Donald Gilbert-WHA
Pfc. Stephen W. Hunt-WHA
Pfc. John R. Chedisten-WHA
04 June 69 1105H
Battalion defoliation mission for today.
04 June 69 1700H
Battalion strength report: Co. A-89, Co. B-88, Co. C-77, Co. D-83, Co. E-58
04 June 69 2400H
LTC Albert J Smith assumed command of the 4/3 Inf.
05 June 69 0730H
Late entry: At 2150H Co. C, stone 69, Request DUSTOFF for 1 US with swelling stomach.
Pfc. Richard Jones
06 June 69 1120H
C&C ship dusted off 1 US with frag wounds.
Sp4. F Andrada
10 June 69 0700H
Battalion informed that LRRP teams Idaho and Oregon will be operating in our AO.
10 June 69 0900H
Co. B request DUSTOFF at BS776229
Sp4. Kent Charles D
10 June 69 2040H
Co. D request DUSTOFF for 1 US with self inflicted gun shot wound.
Sp4. Paul Welch
11 June 69 0130H
Co. E request DUSTOFF for 1 US w/frags from M-79 blowback.
Sp4. Vincent Magrone
12 June 69 0625H
Co. D request DUSTOFF for 1 US WHA by Booby trapped claymore. Urgent
Sp4. Alexander B. Brantly- DOW
12 June 69 0825H
Co. D reports 1 US injured by blowback from M-79.
Pfc. George Grago
13 June 69 0840H
Co. A request DUSTOFF at BS 805233 for 1 US KHA, 4 US WHA result contact with unknown size enemy unit. Co. A KIA 16 NVA.
Pfc. Nicholas Ahyo,
Sp4. Carl Nance
Sp4. hector Valdivia
15 June 69 1700H
Message from Capt. Simpson on LZ Don. 6/11 Arty was burning charges when ¾ ton truck caught fire resulting in Pfc. William Hanson dusted off with burns.
16 June 69 1510H
LZ Don received 10-12 rounds of mortar fire resulting in 1 US KHA, 8 US WHA. KHA was;
LTC Smith-Battalion Commander
17 June 69 0435H
SJH received 7-10 rounds result in 1 US WHA
John C. Deneham
17 June 69 2015H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 1 US with self inflicted wound to the foot.
Pfc. Jerry Crawford
19 June 69 1313H
LTC Fernandez arrived SJH to assume command of 4/3.
19 June 69 1655H
Strength report: Co.A-100, Co. B-95, Co. C-67, Co. D-78, Co. E-73
23 June 69 2135H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 1 US with snake bite,BS665437
Sp4. Terry Clapp
24 June 69 1000H
Defoliation mission at 0645.
28 June 69 0845H
At 0750H Co. B was ambushed at BS682448. Command detonated mine followed by SA fire result:
2Lt. Richard T. Sellers-KHA
Pfc. Michael Garwood
Sp4. Larry D. Smith
Sp4. Stanley Henson
28 June 69 2130H
Co. B has 1 US WHA by grenade.
Pfc. Thomas P. Mahoney
29 June 69 0607H
LRRP Team Nevada arrives 4/3 AO
30 June 69 1215H
Co. E 4.2 request DUSTOFF for 2 US WHA. Individuals encountered a hang round with the 4.2. When attempting to clear the round the charges ignited.
Joe D. Schroder
01 July 69 1423H
Co. C makes contact result 2 VC KIA
01 July 69 1505H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 1 US
Pfc. Robert Favreau
01 July 69 1530H
Co. C request DUSTOFF at BS654453. 1 US with gun shot wound to the face.
1Lt. Edgar Drake
02 July 69 1630H
Co. C reported 1 US wounded in yesterday’s contact.
Pfc. Thomas Richensin
Individual was gun shot in the right forearm. The Pfc. Said he did not report the wound because it was minor. The Pfc. Also noted that the Company was down to 72 pairs of boots on the ground and could not afford to lose any more people.
02 July 69 2355H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 2 US injured falling off rocks.
Albert J. Eurey
06 July 69 1830H
Co. A request DUSTOFF for 2 US.
2Lt. John H. Vanloan-Centipede sting
Pfc. Juan Mitchell-temp of 105
10 July 69 0805H
Co. A request DUSTOFF for 1 US who cut self with machete.
Pfc. Richard Beiner
11 July 69 0525H
Three persons injured: ??
2Lt. William Johnson
Sp4. Albert M. Alvarado
Pfc. Michael J. Mills
11 July 69 1710H
Co. B request DUSTOFF on SJH, urgent. Possible broken back, Blivit broke loose and smashed his bunker.
12 July 69 1000H
E-5 Ocie Blalock slipped on rock and broke collarbone.
14 July 69 0830H
SMJ. Gray spotted body from air above San Juan Hill. Found Pfc. James Cole from Co. C. Indiv missing sense last night.
20 July 69 1115H
Recon platoon found a camouflaged tube 3 Ft. long with camouflaged parachute attached. Believe it is a sensing device.
24 July 69 0630H
Recon request DUSTOFF for 1 US WHA by grenade frag.
William F. Long
25 July 69 1520H
Co. A reports it tripped a Booby trapped 105 round. Booby trap fizzled and smoked but did not detonate.
26 July 69 0828H
Co. A request DUSTOFF for 1 US w/shrapnel in neck.
Michael T. Shields
28 July 69 1000H
Co. B request DUSTOFF for 3 US WHA by mortars.
Pfc. Jerry Brewer-WHA
Pfc. Andrew K. Foots-WHA
Pfc. Roy Bawn-KHA
29 July 69 1130H
Co. A request DUSTOFF for 1 US WHA.
Pfc. William Cherry
01 Aug. 69 1810H
Strength report: Co. A-97, Co. B-92, Co. C-82, Co. D-97, Recon-20.
01 Aug. 69 Summary
4/3 continues search and sweep ops in the San Juan AO.
03 Aug. 69 Summary
Neg. significant events throughout the day.
06 Aug. 69 1430H
LRRP team Oregon request extraction due to injured person.
07 Aug. 69 1325H
Co. C found 18 graves with bodies 4-5 years old.
08 Aug 69 2103H
Co. C reports 2 US slightly wounded form grenade attack.
Sp4. Johnny H. Anglin
Sp4. James L. Liedel
09 Aug. 69 0645H
Co. D reports 3 NVA KIA.
09 Aug. 69 0700H
LRRP team Nevada reports movement on both sides. May request extraction.
09 Aug. 69 0845H
Co. D reports finding 3 blood trails, 1 packet of Marijuana, 2 chicom grenades.
09 Aug. 69 1320H
LRRP team Nevada was extracted at this time.
09 Aug. 69 1350H
Co. B request DUSTOFF for 1 US WHA by grenade.
Sp4. Chester Jones
11 Aug. 69 0940H
Late entry: Co. A 3rd platoon spotted 1 NVA/VC with shorts, no shirt, no weapon. Engaged with Artillary and 81mm mortar but he evaded to the west. Unknown results.
11 Aug. 69 1000H
Co. B 1st platoon spotted 1 VC with black pajamas. Engaged with arty with unknown results.
11 Aug. 69 1410H
Co. B found a bomb shelter with connecting trench lines. Heavely used trails with Buffalo and human tracks.
11 Aug. 69 1515H
Co. B spotted 7 NVA BS 614417. Engaged with Arty and 81mm mortar with unknown results.
11 Aug. 69 2030H
LZ San Juan Hill radar reports a company size force on NW finger of permeter.
11 Aug. 69 2040H
Co. D request DUSTOFF for 1 US overdose of drug, suspect—TEDROL.
Pfc. Marvin Walker
12 Aug. 69 0745H
Co. A reports 2 NVA KIA found on sweep outside wire.
13 Aug. 69 0540H
SJH reports receiving 8-12 mortar and RPG rounds.
13 Aug. 69 0613H
SJH received 15-20 mortar rounds.
13 Aug. 69 0615H
Co. E reports 5 US WHA by shrapnel.
13 Aug 69 0705H
SJH received 5 RPG followed by 14 mortar rounds.
13 Aug. 69 0710H
Co. A request DUSTOFF for 3 US WHA by mortar attack.
13 Aug. 69 0925H
Late entry: Co. A request DUSTOFF for 3 US WHA by shrapnel.
Richard L. Schack-HHC
Sgt. Charles McDonough-Co. A
James P. Heneghan-Co. C
13 Aug. 69 Summary
Results of the days ops were 16 US WHA
14 Aug. 69 0540H
San Juan Hill received 4 mortar rounds w/neg casu.
0602H received 5 mortar rounds w/neg casu
0620H received 8 motar rounds w/neg casu
0624H received 12 rounds w/neg casu
14 Aug. 69 1435H
Co. C request DUSTOFF at CA location, BS627357. 1 US WHA by AW fire. Gun shot wound in lower right leg.
Capt. Robert J.H. Small
15 Aug. 69 0635H
San Juan Hill received 5 rounds believed to be 140mm rocket.
15 Aug. 69 1245H
HU1B lift ship from company B combat assault received AW fire at BS621343. Crew of 4 and 6 men from Co. B all KHA. Co. B persons include:
Sp4. David Lentz
Sp4. Masse Raymond
Sp4. Ronald Robenson
Pfc. Terry McDonell
Pfc. John Smith
Pfc. William Somauitte
15 Aug. 69 1425H
San Juan Hill receives 51 cal fire on CH47B while landing.
15 Aug. 69 1625H
SJH received recoilless rifle fire.
15 Aug. 69 1645H
Co. C spotted 1 NVA in foxhole near 51 cal. Position. Engaged with grenades resulting in 3 NVA KIA, 2 NVA WIA/CIA, 1 51 cal complete.
15 Aug. 69 1840H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 1 US WHA by mortar fire
James R. Benson
15 Aug. 69 1930H
Co. C at site of downed HU1B, BS622344. Found 3 M-60 MG’s, 6 M-16’s. Totally destroyed. Company was forced off the site by small arms fire.
16 Aug. 69 0041H
Co. D request DUSTOFF for 4 US WHA by grenade attack.
Sgt. William Blackburn-KHA, will evac at daylight
James P. Babcock
Bobby L. Graham
Craig A. Fox
Micheal J. Cruca
16 Aug. 69 0355H
Co. B receives RPG, mortar and SA fire.
16 Aug. 69 0730H
C&C picked up 4 bodies from Co. C NDP
16 Aug. 69 0930H
C&C picked up 6 bodies from site.
16 Aug. 69 1410H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 1 US gun shot in stomach.
Pfc. Robert Faureau
16 Aug. 69 1455H
Co. C request DUSTOFF at BS632352 for 2 US WHA by grenade.
Sp4. Martin Judd
Kit Carson scout
16 Aug. 69 1910H
Co. B received 40 rounds of mortar plus SA fire at BS644366.
16 Aug. 69 2000H
MSG Hall, S-3, Makes arrangements for an emergency resupply of ammo to Co. B. as follows: 10 cases M-60, 6 cases M-79, 5 cases Hand frags, 10-15 cases of M-16.
16 Aug. 69 2155H
Resupply chopper for Co. B taking fire. Off loaded ammo and evacuated the wounded.
Pfc. Harry Goodwin
Pfc. Scott E. Wise-DOW
17 Aug. 69 1100H
Co. B found 9 NVA KIA from last nights action
18 Aug. 69 1030H
Co. B at BS638367 found 3 NVA KIA by 4.2. 1 NVA was 6 Ft. tall and weighed 200 Lbs.
20 Aug. 69 0645H
Co. A request DUSTOFF for 3 US WHA.
Pfc. David Anderson
Pfc. James Hamick
Pfc. David Downie
21 Aug. 69 0330H
Co. A request DUSTOFF result of mortar, RPG and S/A attack.
Pfc. Erwin Fox
Pfc. Gregory Fraley
Pvt. Steven Elting
21 Aug. 69 1025H
Co. C request DUSTOFF at BS637358 for 1 US GSW in chest
Pfc. James L. Gordon-DOW
21 Aug. 69 1120H
Co. A request DUSTOFF for 1 US injured by shrapnel from air strike 500m distance.
Pfc. Dennis Cunningham
21 Aug. 69
Co C request DUSTOFF at BS637357 for 3 US WHA by indirect fire of unknown caliber.
Pfc. Terrance Taliaferro
21 Aug. 69 1300H
Late report: Co. A reports 2 em injured but not dusted off.
Sgt. Richard F. Houston
Pfc. Gary T. Dino
22 Aug. 69 0440H
Co. a request DUSTOFF at BS652354 for 5 US WHA by RPG, SA.
Sp4. Robert Briggs
Pfc. Harvey M. Atkins
Pfc. Raymond Cole
Pfc. Ronald M. Harper
Pfc. David Franks
22 Aug. 69 0704H
Co. A on sweep finds 5 NVA KIA plus various equipment, grenades ans small arms.
23 Aug 69 1700H
Co. D OPCON 1/1 Cav
25 Aug. 69 0525H
Co. A request DUSTOFF at BS652409 for 1 US W/shrapnel in face.
Pfc. Bruce W. Desselle
25 Aug. 69 0600H
Co. A received 3 RPG’s, KIA 1 NVA with claymore. Indiv had on shorts and bag of grenades.
25 Aug. 69 0630H
Co. A engaged with M-79 and KIA 1 NVA. Captured 1 RPG and launcher.
25 Aug. 69 0645H
Co. A KIA 2 NVA and captured M-79, 1 RPG launcher, 2 AK-47’s.
26 Aug. 69 0945H
Co. D OPCON 1/1 Cav, reports 2 US KHA
Pfc. George E. Henery-gun shot in chest
Pfc. Donald C. Brown-gun shot in chest
Sgt. James D. Brown-WHA
27 Aug. 69 1325H
Recon platoon request DUSTOFF at BS607373 for 1 US GSW.
Pfc. William Washington
29 Aug. 69 0805H
Late entry: Co. D, OPCON 1/1 Cav request DUSTOFF for 15 US WHA result of mortar attack BS823322.
Sgt. Thomas Stedman
Sp4. Willie Morris
Sp4. Billy G. Turinski
Pfc. James Bond
Pfc. William P Lata
Pfc. Salvatore Sinischalchi
Pfc. Eddie Stevenson
Pfc. John R. Tretter
Wounded but not dusted off included:
Sp4. Jerry W. Davidson
Pfc. Gary D. Gruber
Pfc. Melvin Johnson
Sp4. Nornam Curtis
Pfc. Jerry L. Humes
29 Aug. 69 1515H
Late report: At 1220H, BS823310, Co. D received unknown number of mortar rounds resulting in 1 US KHA, 20 US WHA.
Pfc. Doyle P. Morria-KHA
The wounded in hostile action include:
Capt. Billie Baize
Sp4. Harmon L Samuel
1Lt. Thomas C. Pearson
Sp4. Robert Stevens
Sp4. Jerry W. Taylor
Pfc. Richard H. Adler
Pfc. Nell R. Bartsch
Pfc. Gery R. Birka
Pfc. John C. Cerra
Pfc. Jerry L. Humes
Pfc. Richard J. Jackson
Pfc. James J. Massi
Pfc. Larry D. Mininger
Pfc. Teddy Smith
Pfc. Willard Thompson
Pfc. John Varenhorst
Pfc. Theodore Walker
Pfc. Arn Woodcock
Sp4. Charles A. Huffman
Pfc. Charles Sener
01 Sep. 69 0225H
Co. B request DUSTOFF for 5 US WHA by mortar fire.
Pfc. Bobby Edmonson-DOW
1Lt. Larry Hancock-WHA
Pfc. Willie Collins
Pfc. William White
Pfc. Andrew Foot
02 Sept. 69 1000H
Co. C OPCON 1/1 Cav.
02 Sept. 69 1315H
Co. C reports 1 US wounded by friendly fire.
Pfc. Michael Jasper
02 Sept. 69 1600H
Co. C request DUSTOFF at BS819311 for 5 US WHA.
Pfc. William G. Batts-KHA
Pfc. Kenneth G. Dupont
Pfc. Charles McCuty
Pfc. Antonio A. Victorin
SSG. Donald W. Delap
02 Sept. 69 1615H
Co. C OPCON 1/1 Cav report 34 NVA KIA
02 Sept. 69 1925H
Strength report: Co. A-83, Co. B-82, Co. D-74, Recon-31
03 Sept. 69 2100H
Co. C OPCON 1/1 Cav report KIA 4 NVA.
04 Sept. 69 2240H
Co. C OPCON 1/1 Cav Request DUSTOFF at BS844323 for 5 WHA result of a Grenade and M-79 attack
Sgt. Ramos Facundo
Sp4. Larry W. Hom
Pfc. Ted Schleining
Sp4. Phillip Anderson
Pfc. Francis French
06 Sept. 69 0730H
Co. A request DUSTOFF at BS641432 for 4 US WHA by Booby trap.
Pfc. Alvis Humphries
Pfc. Michael Lafferty
Pfc. Donnie Trussel
Sp4. Owen Bateson
06 Sept. 69 1900H
Request Herbicide mission for 07 Sept. 69.
07 Sept. 69 1030H
Co. B at BS584398 received SA and AW fire result 1 US KHA. Air strike called on target.
Sgt. Ronald Peetzke-DOW
09 Sept. 69 0900H
Herb Man: BS661307, BS720313, BS661300, BS661430.
09 Sept. 69 1155H
Co. C returned OPCON 4/3 Inf.
09 Sept. 69 2000H
Strength Report: Co. A-91, Co. B-93, Co. C-69, Co. D-74, Recon-32
10 Sept. 69 1530H
Airlift complete; Recon moved from SJH to OPCON Co. C 4/3 at Co. C NDP, BS586387.
10 Sept. 69 2035H
LRRP team Oregon inserted BS697383. LRRP team Illinois inserted BS695450.
11 Sept. 69 1040H
Co. D request DUSTOFF for 1 US shot self in foot with M-79.
Pfc. Lindley Hoopes
11 Sept. 69 1645H
Herb Man; 13 Sept. 69 0700H, Clearance granted.
12 Sept. 69 0920H
Co. C reports contact with squad size enemy unit result 1 US WHA.
Pfc. Dennis C. Hunt
13 Sept. 69 0235H
Co. C and Recon received 25-30 mortar rounds result 1 US WHA.
13 Sept. 69 0840H
Co. D request DUSTOFF for 3 US WHA.
Pfc. Jack C. Downard
Pfc. Gary Houghan-Co. C
13 Sept. 69 1145H
Co. B request DUSTOFF for 1 US WHA by enemy contact.
Sp4. Charles Page
13 Sept. 69 1225H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 4 US WHA by Booby trap.
Sp4. Maurice Finlinson
Pfc. Robert P. Blouin
Pfc. Daniel J. Colonello
Sgt. Lewis E. Tower
16 Sept. 69 1130H
SJH request DUSTOFF for 3 US WHA by WP rifle grenade.
Sgt. Bud Baker-Co. B
Pfc. Albert Suruggs-Co. B
1Lt. Jack Vanloan-HHC
19 Sept. 69 1250H
Co. A request DUSTOFF at BS537403 for 2 US WHA w/gun shots.
Sgt. Richard Houston
Sp5. Larry Kruse
20 Sept. 69 1045H
Recon request DUSTOFF for 1 US WHA.
Pfc. Albert G. wayrauch
20 Sept. 69 1600H
Late entry: Co. A reports 2 injured result of Punji stick.
Capt. James Schwebach
SFC. Joe A. Foster
21 Sept. 69 1630H
LRRP team Oregon inserted BS656300.
21 Sept. 69 2000H
Co A request DUSTOFF for 11 KHA, 11 WHA result mortar and SA attack on NDP.
21 Sept. 69 2100H
Co. A has 11 KHA and 10 WHA dusted off. 1 US WHA remained. Three mortar rounds landed directly in foxholes resulting in all 11 KHA.
SFC. Joe A. Foster-KHA
Sgt. Wilfredo Andrada-KHA
Pfc. Dennis Bartlebaugh-KHA
Pfc. Davitt Franks-KHA
Sp4. Larry Hatchcock-KHA
Pfc. Thomas Larson-KHA
Pfc. Michael Pacheco-KHA
Pvt. Gregorio Castillo-KHA
Pvt. Steven Elting-KHA
Pfc. Carl Dean-KHA from Co. B
E-5 Arthur Ariaga-WHA
Pfc. Norbert Koontz-WHA
Pfc. William Sawatzki-WHA
Pfc. Michael Shields-WHA
Sp4. Donnie Trussell-WHA
Pvt. Mickey Norwood-WHA
1Lt. Albert Nauck- WHA
Sp4. Daniel Girres-WHA
Pfc. Levi Ross-WHA
Pfc. Paul Perdue-WHA
Pfc. Arsenio Ortiz-WHA
Pfc. Harie Elkins-WHA
23 Sept. 69 0930H
Co. C move to SJH.
Co. D move to CHU LAI for stand down.
23 Sept. 69 1110H
LRRP team Oregon engaged 2 NVA result 2 NVA KIA.
23 Sept. 69 1325H
LRRP team Oregon in contact with unknown size enemy force at BS647292. 1 NVA KIA, request extraction.
26 Sept. 69 1630H
LRRP team Idaho inserted BS685287.
27 Sept. 69 1545H
LRRP team Idaho engaged 2 NVA at BS682284. Request extraction.
02 Oct. 69 1200H
AO request # 71 from 173rd Airborne for LRRP insert.
02 Oct 69 2040H
Strength report: Co. A-72, Co. B-99, Co. C-95, Co. D-95
03 Oct. 69 1045H
Co. D at BS615415 observed NVA moving into their ambush position. Result 5 NVA KIA, 2 NVA WIA/CIA, 3 pigs killed and evacuated to BA TO.
05 Oct. 69 1140H
Co. D reports 2 US missing. 1 man lost grip on rope while crossing river. Second man tried to help. Both missing.
Pfc. Michael Gallego
Pfc. Michael McDaniel
05 Oct. 69 1300H
LRRP teams Oregon and Nevada inserted BS662298.
05 Oct. 69 1605H
LRRP’s engage 5 NVA request extraction.
06 Oct. 69 1030H
Co. C request DUSTOFF on SJH for 3 US injured by exploding grenade in trash.
Sp4. Daniel B. Webster
Sp4. Erwin C. Hillegas
Pfc. Garry Hougham
07 Oct. 69 2155H
Co. D had 81mm round fall short at BS655878 result 6 US WHA
Sgt. George Bradshaw
Sp4. James Massi
Pfc. John Baker
Pfc. Ken Couture
Pfc. Erich Hagenlocher
Pfc. John Tretter
13 Oct. 69 0515H
Co. D request DUSTOFF at BS633445 for 6 WHA result of a SA, AW, RPG, Grenade and mortar attack.
Pfc. John Baker-KHA
Sgt. Dale Olmsted-WHA
Sgt. Alan O. Parker-WHA
Pfc. Robert Anderson-WHA
Pfc. John R. Chediste-WHA
Pfc. Eric Hagenlocher-WHA
18 Oct. 69 1030H
Warlords observed Negro body in river BS630425.
19 Oct. 69 2205H
Co. D LP had movement, sprang ambush 1 NVA KIA, 1 US WHA,
Pfc. Edward Liznak
25 Oct. 69 0720H
Co. D request DUSTOFF for 1 US with shrapnel from mad minute.
Pfc. John Brooks
26 Oct. 69 1300H
LRRP team Nevada made contact at BS662334. request extraction
26 Oct. 69 1845H
Co. B request DUSTOFF for 1 US with burns from a flare.
Pfc. Jesus DeLeone
27 Oct. 69 0615H
LRRP team Oregon inserted for trail watch and snatch mission.
29 Oct. 69 1645H
Co. C request DUSTOFF at BS750250 for 2 US WHA during Combat assault.
Pfc. Russell T. Meyers
Pfc. Edward Lavver
29 Oct. 69 late entry
Co. A request DUSTOFF for 1 US with head cuts.
02 Nov. 69 2015H
Strength report: Co. A-84, Co. B-103, Co. C-120, Co. D-84, Recon-19
03 Nov. 69 0915H
LRRP team Nevada extracted.
04 Nov. 69 0745H
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 34 US with Dysentery. Both sample cases confirm diagnosis.
06 Nov. 69 1530H
Co. B request DUSTOFF at BS690315 for 6 US WHA by friendly short rounds.
Sp4. Gerald A. Brockwell
Sgt. Terry L. Deilo
Pfc. Scot F. Shelagowski
Pfc. Stephen Thomas
07 Nov. 69 1715H
Co. C request DUSTOFF at BS694303 for 1 US injured by blowback from grenade.
09 Nov. 69 0620H
LRRP team Idaho inserted BS625390.
10 Nov. 69 1325H
LRRP team Idaho extracted.
14 Nov. 69 1545H
Co. B reports they lost a man in river.
Pfc. Victor Haglund
15 Nov. 69 1730H
LRRP team Oregon extracted due to contact.
16 Nov 69 2135H
Co. D request DUSTOFF at BS655378 for 1 US KHA, 3 US WHA result of Grenade and small arms attack.
Pfc. Raymond Talley
Pfc. Henry L. Limbach
Pfc. Joseph Allen
17 Nov 69 1540H
Co. D request DUSTOFF for 1 US self inflicted GSW.
Pfc. Donnie R. Mock
18 Nov. 69 1310H
Received report from Battalion that body picked up this morning is.
Pfc. Victor Haglund
18 Nov. 69 1355H
Co. A request DUSTOFF for 1 US WHA.
James R. Irby
19 Nov. 69 0203H
At BS585413 Co. C received mortar attack result in 6 US WHA.
Sgt. Ronald G. Dennis
Pfc. Steven Frieble
Pfc. Romerelo Guerra
Pfc. Richard Nelson
Pfc. Ronal;d M. Owen
James J. Smith
20 Nov. 69 1030H
LRRP team Oregon engaged 18 NVA result 4 NVA KIA, 1 US KHA, request extraction.
22 Nov. 69 0630H
Co. A reports 26 persons ill. Co. B rep[orts 36 people with same illness. Test cases at 23rd Med.
Lynn A. Farrell
24 nov. 69 1725H
LRRP team Idaho extracted due to 1 man extremely ill
24 Nov. 69 2030H
Co. C reports 1 US wounded by friendly M-79.
Pfc. Jammie M. Traver
25 Nov. 69 1245H
Co. D at BS634403 engaged and KIA 12 Water Buffalo.
25 Nov. 69 1352H
Co. D engaged and KIA 8 Water Buffalo.
04 Dec. 69 0010H
Arty EM injured self with M-79 round
04 Dec. 69 1710H
Late entry: LRRP team Oregon reports 100-150 NVA at BS655463.
05 Dec. 69 1650H
LRRP team Idaho extracted.
06 Dec. 69 0545H
Beacon on station. Drop 28-500 Lb. Bomb at BS607358.
06 Dec. 69 0700H
Insert LRRP team Idaho at BS714327.
07 Dec. 69 0641H
Maj. McGee, Battalion S/3, informed Co. D commanding officer about a friendly ville east of current location with 21 people. Co. D warned against maltreatment of VN Civilians.
07 Dec. 69 1450H
Beacon Drop 22-500Lb. bombs at BS651469.
08 Dec. 69 0845H
Beacon drop 22-500Lb. bombs at BS595421
08 Dec. 69 1910H
Strength report: Co. A-87, Co. B-99, Co. C-102, Co. D-90.
09 Dec. 69 0315H
Co. B at BS642368 had trip flare go off. Engaged with Grenade, M-79, SA and 81mm fire. Will recon area in daylight.
09 Dec. 69 0640H
Beacon drop; 28-500 Lb. bombs at BS664394
09 Dec. 69 1840H
Beacon drop: BS599431, 14-500 Lb. bombs dropped. 14-500 Lb. bombs not dropped because of computer failure.
10 Dec. 69 Summary
4/3 continues search and sweep operations in the San Juan AO.
Co. A secures SJH
Companies B,C,D and recon conduct sweep and search ops.
11 Dec. 69 0655H
Beacon drop: BS577410. 28-500 Lb. bombs.
12 Dec. 69 0450H
Beacon drop at BS598428. 22-500 Lb. bombs
12 Dec. 69 0920H
Cpt. Phillips from Battalion has air craft in route to San Juan Hill to defoliate area. The defoliant is not a danger to humans or animals.
12 Dec. 69 1025H
Defoliant helicopter completed spraying San Juan Hill area.
16 Dec.69 1630H
Report to Battalion; All Bunkers on SJH have plum bobs.
17 Dec. 69 1347H
Co. C request DUSTOFF at BS686421 for 1 US WHA gun shot.
John H. Bonczek
17 Dec. 69 Late entry
Co. C request DUSTOFF for 4 US with immersion foot, 2 US with infections.
18 Dec. 69 0840H
Co. B request DUSTOFF for 3 US.
Pfc. David Crabtree---feet
Pfc. Thomas Hobbs----Feet
Sp4. Perry Perciful
20 Dec. 69 0905H
Co. C reports M-79 round stuck half way down barrel. Told to destroy in place.
20 Dec. 69 0930H
LRRP team Oregon inserted.
20 Dec. 69 1030H
LRRP team Oregon extracted due to Heavy contact.
23 Dec. 69 1015H
LRR team Nevada inserted BS735247.
24 Dec. 69 0845H
Co. A request DUSTOFF for 3 US WHA by SA fire.
Pfc. Clyde Collins
Sgt. Ronald G. Dennis
Pfc. Peter Dempsey