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Toan Thang  II Operational Report 1 OCT 68  -  4 Dec 68
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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
HEADQUARTERS 2ND BRIGADE, 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION
APO 96225

AVDCSB-C                                                                                                                              10 March 69







TOAN THANG

PHASE II


EXECUTION


1 OCT 68  -  16 FEB 69

GROUP-4
DOWNGRADED AT 3 YEAR INTERVALS
 DECLASSIFIED AFTER 12 YEARS

Incl 2

1 OCT 68

     2-27:  Co A remains OPCON to 1st Bde.  Bn (-) maintained NL vic XT742165.
1 plat Co B maintained NL vic XT605112, FSB MEADE.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT756148, XT743153 and back to NL.  Co C cdt move to Cu Chi Base Camp.  Co D provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  Co B vic XT750152 detonated a booby trapped grenade w/tripwire, resulting in 1 US WIA (evac).  Co B vic XT45148 detonated a booby trapped grenade w/tripwire resulting in 2 US WIA (evac).

     TF 2-34 Armor:  Co B 2-14 remained OPCON to TF 2-34 Armor.  At first light cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 8A frm the Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT639126 to the Hoc Mon Bridge.  Swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm XT629126 to FSB MEADE.  Co A/2-34 Armor (1 plat) established block vic XT710145 while 1 plat Co B/2-14 cdt RIF fm XT723150 to Co A's block.  Cont to provide security for the Ba Bep and the Phu Cong Bridges.  Cont w/improvement with bridge complexes.  Negative contact during the reported period.  

     2-14 Inf (-):  Co B remains OPCON to TF 2-34 Armor.  Co A maintained NL vic XT604016.  Co's C and D maintained NL vic XS629978.  Co A cdt security RIFs vic XT592022 and XT593003.  Co C cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XS63698 to LZ vic XT573015; cdt RIF vic of their LZ.  Co C cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm XS636999 to their NL.  Co D provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  Supporting gunship of Co C vic XT576006 engaged 1 VC with AW, a sweep of the area led Co C to capture 1 VC POW (WIA) and 1 detainee; evac to IPW.

     2-12 Inf: Bn (-) maintained NL vic XT508258.  Co C maintained NL vic XT501196.  Co A provided NL security.  Co A cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT589277; cdt RIF vic of their LZ.  Co C cdt security RIF vic XT496215, and XT483223.  Co D cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT607303; cdt cbt aslt to LZ vic XT589271.  Co C vic XT500183 engaged 2-3individuals w/81mm, w/negative results.  Co A vic XT505248, engaged 4 personnel w/arty; negative results of rtn of fire.  Co B and supporting gunship vic XT589277, engaged an unk number of VC w/SA and AW resulting in 5 VC POW, 6 VC POW (WIA), 12 VC KIA (BC), 6 by gunships and 6 by SA.  VC rtn fire w/1 hand grenade, resulting in 1 US WIA (dusted).
     3-187 Air Cav (-): Co C remains OPCON to 1st Brigade.  Co A maintained NL vic XT581196.  Co B maintained NL vic XS513983.  Co's D and Recon Plat remained at Cu Chi Base Camp.  1 plt Co A and B cdt security RIF's vic XT593201 and XT567195.  Co D and Recon Plat cdt stand down.  At FSB PATTON, LP vic XT582195 engaged 3 VC w/claymores; negative results.  At 1230H vic XT594201 Co A received sniper fire; negative casualties or rtn of fire.
2.  Special Operations:  None

2 OCT 68
     2-27     Inf (-): Co A remained OPCON to 1st Bde.  Bn (-) maintained NL vic XT742165.  1 plat Co B maintained NL vic XT605112, FSB MEADE.  Co B provided NL security.  Co C cdt stand down.  Co D AP vic XT749154, sighted 1 VC and engaged w/arty and 81mm; fire ceased at 2015H w/negative results.
     TF 2-34 Armor: Co B/2-14 Inf remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  At first light cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to XT620126; swept Hwy 1 fm XT629126 to the Hoc Mon Bridge.  Swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm XT629126 to FSB MEADE.  Continued to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep bridges.  Continued with improvements of bridge complexes.  Co B/2-14 Inf cdt local security RIFs vic XT710143 and XT708144.  Negative contact during the reported period.
     2-14 Inf (-): Co B remains OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Co A maintained NL vic XT604016.  Co C (-) and Co D NL vic XS629978.  Co A cdt RIF vic XT596037 and XT625037.  Co C cdt RIF vic XS648982, XS645982, XS645986 and XS64991.  Co D provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  At 1510 H Co A vic XT537024 received 1 burst of AK fire, negative casualties; rtn fire w/SA, VC losses unk.  Co A vic XT625036 apprehended 14 detainees, (evac).
     2-12 Inf (-): Bn (-) NL vic XT508258.  Cos B and D NL vic XT589274.  Co's B and D cdt search opns in area of contact vic XT589274.  Co B cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to vic XT589274.  Co C cdt RIF to vic XT508206, XT508204, XT503203 and XT507206.  Co C vic XT508203 engaged 3 VC w/SA and AW; VC rtn fire w/AW; negative casualties, VC losses unk.  Co C vic XT516196 received several rds of sniper fire; negative casualties; rtn fire w/all organic weapons; results, 1 VC KIA (BC).  Co D vic of their NL received AW fire fm an estimated 1-2 VC; negative casualties; rtn fire w/ LFT and AW; VC losses unk at this time.
     3-187 Air Cav (-): Co C remains OPCON 1st Brigade.  Co's A and D and Recon plat NL vic XT581196.  Co B NL loc vic XS513983.  Co A cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT577280; cdt RIF of LZ.  Co A cdt air move fm XT614293 to their NL.  At 1142H Co B cdt airmobile cbt aslt frm NL to LZ vic XT610297; cdt RIF vic of their LZ.  At 1515H Co B cdt air move from vic XT619290 to NL.  Effective 0759H Co D OPCON to 25th ARVN Div to cdt special operations under ARVN control.  Co D at 0748H cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT595234.  At 1230H Co D cdt air move fm Trung Lap back to their NL.  At 1300H Co D cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT614294; cdt RIF vic of their LZ.  At 1505H Co D cdt air-move fm vic XT619290 back to their NL.  At 0734H, 80 RF/PF, 25th ARVN Division, fm Bao Trai cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm Bao Trai to LZ vic XT615215, for special operations w/Co D/3-187 Air Cav under ARVN control.  At 1330H 25th ARVN Division cdt air-move fm Trung Lap to Duc Lap.  Negative contact during the reported period.

3 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-):  Co A remained OPCON to 1st Bde.  Bn (-) NL loc XT742165.  1 plt Co B NL loc vic XT605112, FSB MEADE.  Co A remained OPCON to 1st Bde.  Co B provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  Co C at 0950H cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm their NL to LZ vic XT608228.  At 1205H Co C cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT609291 to LZ vic XT621308.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ's to vic XT620308 and XT622306.  At 1545H cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT609308 to their NL.  Co D at 1013H cdt airmobile cbt aslt frm their NL to LZ vic XT647287.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XT643295 and XT642296.  At 1559H Co D cdt airmobile cbt aslt frm vic XT640295 to their NL.  At 0135H Co D AP vic XT757149 engaged 15-20 VC with arty; negative results.  At 1030H supporting gunship, vic XT633300 received AW fire fm an unk number of Vc; negative casualties; took 6 hits minor damage to ship.
     2-14 Inf (-): Co B remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Co A NL loc vic XT604016.  Co's C and D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT600016, XT596025, XT600030, XT607035.  Co C at 0840H cdt airmobile cbt aslt frm NL to LZ vic XT646039.  At 0903H Co C cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT655038.  Co C cdt RIF back to NL.  At 2140H Co A vic XT604016 engaged movement 300m outside of NL w/AW and M79; movement ceased, results unk.  At 0240H Co A AP, vic XT598027 engaged 2 VC w/SA; VC rtn fire w/RPG; results, 2 VC KIA (BC); negative casualties.  Co A relocated AP site to vic XT599023.  At 0345H FSB KEENE, received RPG and SA fire fm an unk number of VC; rtn fire with organic wpns.  At 0400H received 60 and 82mm fire; rtn fire w/counter mortars and arty.  Mortar fire ceased at 0415H, RPG fire ceased at 0420H.  At 0425H received occasional SA fire.  A total of 30-40 rds of RPG fire was received, resulting in 2 US WIA fm Co A (evac, 1 RTD), 2 US WIA fm Hq Co (evac), 1 US WIA (evac, RTD) fm 7-11 arty, E Co 1 US WIA (evac).  Total US casualties 6 US WIA.  At 0700H NL vic XT604016, as a result of last night's contact located 13 VC KIA (BC).  At 0915H supporting gunship, vic XT646039 engaged 2 VC with AW, resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC).  Co C apprehended 2 detainees who were evac to IPW.  Co A vic XT607024 destroyed a bunker w/bloody rags and VC stretchers inside, resulting in 8 VC KIA (POSS).  Co C vic XT6500376 apprehended 7 detainees who were evac to IPW.
     2-34 Armor: Co B/2014 Inf remains OPCON to TF 2-34 Armor.  At first light cdt sweep of Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT629126 and Hwy 1 fm XT629126 to the Hoc Mon Bridge; swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm XT629126 to FSB MEADE.  Continued to provide security for the Phu Cuong/B Bep Bridges.  Co B/2-14 cdt stand down vic of the Phu Cuong Bridge with the Super contact tm.  Negative contact during the reported period.
     2-12 Inf: Co A NL loc vic XT513260.  Co's B and D NL loc vic XT595266.  Co C NL loc vic XT501194, FSB STUART.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT518260, XT567257, XT5165247, XT527246, XT526256 and back to NL.  Co's B and D cdt local RIFs and cloverleaf vic of area of contact vic XT596266.  At 1422H Co B cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT594277 to NL.  Co D at 1435H cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT594277 to their NL.  At 0805H Co A vic XT514256 apprehended 1 detainee who was evacuated to IPW.  At 1125H Co C vic XT510215 engaged 5 VC w/SA/AW/LFT and arty; results, 1 VC KIA (BC) and 1 VC KIA (POSS).
     3-187 Air Cav (-): Co C remains OPCON to 1st Brigade.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT582195.  Co;s A and D in conjunction w/16 RF/PF fm Trung Lap cdt combined opn.  Co's A and D established block fm vic XT584198 to XT564166.  Co A and RF/PF cdt combined RIF in the Ba Due area vuc XT568172 and XT570179.  Co B cdt move to Cu Chi Base Camp.  Cdt stand down.  At 2310 H Co A  AP engaged 2 VC w/clay-mores and hand grenades; negative results.  At 0005H Co A AP relocated vic XT578202.  At 0945H Co A, vic XT599179, received 4 rds of SA fire fm an unk number of VC; negative casualties.  Rtn fire w/all organic wpns; VC losses unk.  At 1410H Co A vic XT572176, engaged 3 VC w/organic wpns, resulting in 1 VC POW (WIA).  VC rtn w/1rd of RPG fire; negative US casualties.
2.     Special Operations: Co A/3-187 in conjunction w/16RF/PF fm Trung Lap cdt combined RIF vic XT568172, and XT570169, Ba Due area.
3.     Air Strikes vic XT513306: At 1050H 3 VC KBA (POSS).  At 1105H 3 VC KBA (POSS).  At 1200H 1 VC KBA (BC) and 3 VC KBA (POSS); at 1240H 1 VC KBA (BC).
4 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-): 1 plat Co B/2-27 Inf was replaced by 1 plat of Co B/2-14 Inf at FSB MEADE.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT642165.  Effective 031805H Co A rtn to Bn control.  Co A/2-27 Inf 4 Oct 68 replaced Co B/2-14 Inf on the Phu Cuong Bridge.  Co B (-) at 0850H cdt airmobile cbt aslt from NL to LZ vic XT688129.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XT;690127 and XT690129.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XT690127 and XT690129.  Co C at 0837H cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT686113; cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XT693123, XT693125, XT692122.  Co D at 0925H cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT700125.  Co C at 1525H cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT594130 to their NL.  Co B at 1534H cdt airmobile aslt fm vic XT701129 to NL.  At 2045H Co C/2-27 Inf vic XT750150 engaged 3-5 VC w/arty; results unk.  At 1100H supporting gunship vic XT699135 received sniper fire fm an unk number of VC resulting in 1 US WIA (evac) fm Co C; rtn fire w/AW and rockets, VC losses unk.
      2-14 Inf: Co B/2-14 was replaced by Co A/2-27 Inf on the Phu Cuong Bridge.  Co B (1 plat) was replaced by 1 plat Co B/2-14 Inf at FSB MEADE.  Co's A and B (-) NL loc vic XT604016.  Co's C and D NL loc vic XS629978.  At 1516H Co C cdt airmobile cbt aslt frm vic XT594130 to their NL.  At 1400H Co A cdt airmobile dbt aslt fm their NL to LZ's vic XT644037 and XT642035.  Co D at 1502H cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT697122 to their NL.  At 1525H Co D cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT695123 to LZ vic XT631998 and XT636609.  Co B conducted asirmobile ct aslt fm vic XT695123 to LZ vic XT701129.  At 1518H Co B cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to their NL.  At 2105H Co A vic XT597016 engaged 2 VC with organic wpns and arty; VC rtn fire w/2rds of 60mm; negative casualties, VC losses unk.  At 0005H Co A and Hq Co vic XT604016 received 20 rds of RPG and 2 rds of 107mm: rtn w/ 4.2/81mm and arty; negative casualties, VC losses unk.  At 0845H Co A vic XT601023 apprehended 4 detainees.  At 1505H Co A vic XT45000 apprehended 2 detainees (evac).  Co D vic XT651004 apprehended 7 detainees, evac to IPW.
     2-34 Armor: Co B/2-14 Inf was replaced by Co A/2-27 Inf on the Phu Cuong Bridge.  At first light cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 8A fm the Phuy Cuong Bridge to vic XT629126 to the Hoc Mon Bridge; swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm XT629126 to FSB MEADE.  Continued to provide security for the Phu Cuong and Ba Bep Bridges.  Negative contact during the reported period.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, B and D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co C NL loc vic XT513260.  Co C maintained NL and provided security for the Trang Bang Bridge.  Co A cdt RIF vic XT513268, XT518269, XT517273, XTG513294 and XT512298.  Cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT513300 to their NL.  Co B provided NL security.  Co C cdt RIF vic XT483204, XT478203, XT483224 and XT485213.  Co D cdt RIF vic XT515265 and XT512298.  At 2130H Co C, vic XT501201, radar picked up 4-5 VC, engaged w/81mm, results unk.  At 2220 H, Co C vic XT501194 radar at the Trang Bang Bridge engaged movement w/81mm. results, unk.  At 1110H, Co A vic XT517298 located 1 NVA KIA (BC), killed by arty.
     3-187 Air Cav: Bn NL vic XT582195.  Co A cdt move to Cu Chi Base Camp; cdt stand.  Co B established and maintained blocks vic XT571218, XT575212, XT568203, XT572202 in support of Co C's sweep.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF vic XT570215, XT567220 and XT566233.  Co C cdt sweep of Ban Han Village vic XT569214 in conjunction w/20 RF/PF fm Trung Lap.  3 plats Co D established blocks vic XT562208, XT561214 and XT564218.  Recon plat cdt RIF vic XT566228, XT565238 and XT566233.  Co C vic XT568212 detonated a BT grenade w/tripwire, results, 1US (WIA) (evac).  Recon plat vic XT565238 received sniper fire fm the east; negative casualties.  Rtn fire w/SA/AW; VC losses unk.  Co C vic XT567273 detonated a BT (unk type), results, 2 US WIA (dusted).
2.     Special Operations:  Co C/3-187 Air Cav cdt sweep of Dan Han Village vic XT569214 in conjunction w/20 RF/PF fm Trung Lap.
5 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-): Co A remains OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co B at 0833H cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT581300; cdt RIF fm LZ to vic XT585304.  Co C at 0750H cdt airmobile cbt aslt frm NL to LZ vic XT571274; cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT572283.  Co D at 0802H cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT574275; cdt RIF fm LZ to vic XT575279, XT575274 and XT575276.  Co's C and D at the close of the period remained in area of contact.  At 0020H FSB CROCKETT vic XT742165 received 8X82mm rds; negative casualties; rtn w/counter mortar, VC losses unk.
At 0135H Co C AP vic XT736153 engaged 30-40 VC w/M60/SA/claymore/81mm; VC rtn 2/SA; negative casualties, VC losses unk.  At 1000H Co's C and D vic XT575279 received SA and AW fire fm an estimated squad of VC; rtn w/organic wpns/LFT/arty; results, Co C sustained 2 US WIA and 1 US KIA (evac) also 3 US MIA.
     2-34 Armor: Co A/2-27 Inf remains OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  “Delayed Entry” Co A/2-22 Inf at 041255H OPCON to 2-34 Armor to assist in clearing operations.  Co A/2-22 Inf established NL vic XT710145.  Co A 2-22 Inf cdt RIF vic XT698147 and XT703142.  At first light cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to XT629126 to the Hoc Mon Bridge.  Sweep and clear Hwy 8A fm XT629126 to FSB MEADE.  Continue to provide security for the Ba Bep/Phu Cuong Bridges.  Negative contact during the reported period.
     2-14 Inf:  1 plt Co B provided security for FSB MEADE.  Co's A and B (-) NL loc vic XT604016.  Co's C and D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co A cdt RIF vic XT607027, XT623028 and XT624018.  Co B (-) provided NL security.  Co C provided NL security.  2 plats Co D cdt RIF vic XS635985, XS648988, XS645985, XS627962, XS625974, XS645962 and XS633962.  Co's C and D vic XS629978 received 2 .60mm rds; negative casualties; rtn w/counter mortars and arty; VC losses unk.  Hq Co vic XT604016 received 8-10 rds of 60mm, negative casualties.  Co D vic XS629984 apprehended 9 detainees who were evac to IPW.
     2-12 Inf: Bn (-) NL loc vic XT513260,  Co C NL loc Trang Bang Bridge.  Co A cdt RIF vic XT535255, XT543245, XT538233 and XT535234.  Co B provided NL security.  Co C established block vic XT495188 to XT507186.  Co D cdt RIF vic XT517263, XT510271, XT533287 and XT532274.  Co C vic XT501194 radar observed movement and engaged w/81mm; negative results.
     3-187 Air Cav: Bn NL loc vic XT582195.  Co A cdt stand down.  Co B cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT499167.  Co's B and D cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT499167.  Co C cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT583153; cdt RIF vic of their LZ.  At 1303H Co's B and D vic XT505167, received SA/AW fire fm an estimated VC squad; negative casualties; rtn fire w/organic wpns; VC losses unk.
2.     Special Operations: None
8 OCT 69
     2-27 Inf (-): Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co A remains OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Co B cdt airmobile cbt aslt at 0815 H fm NL to LZ vic XT527217; cdt RIF fm LZ to vic XT543212, XT532218, XT540217, XT539221.  Co C cdt airmobile cbt aslt at 0750H fm NL to LZ vic XT539214; cdt RIF to vic XT527216, XT538217, XT533214, XT533217 and XT5237218.  Ref 2-27 Inf 071030H, change US casualties to read: from 3 US WIA and 1 US DOW (evac) to 4 US WIA and 2 US DOW (evac), 1 US WIA was RTD.  At 081312H Co C vic XT527218 engaged approx 10 VC w/organic wpns; VC rtn w/SA resulting in 6 US WIA and 1 US KIA (evac), and 1 VC KIA (BC).
     2-12 Inf: Co D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co C NL loc Trang Bang Bridge.  Co's B and D/3-187 Inf remain OPCON to 2-12 Inf.  Co's A and B/2-12 Inf and Co's B and D/3-187 Inf NL loc in area of contact vic XT552248.  Co's A and B/2-12 Inf established and maintained block fm vic XT538225 to vic XT545238 in support of Co C's RIF.  Co C cdt RIF vic XT512192, XT513201, XT515205 and XT519209.  Co D 2-12 Inf provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  Co's B and D/3-187 provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  Co's B and D3-187 cdt move to Cu Chi Base Camp and cdt stand down.  Co A/2-12 Inf at 1400H cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT543246 to NL.  Co B at 1410H cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT543246 to NL.  Ref (change of entry) SITREP #281 for 061801-071800H, 2-12 Co's A and B w/Co's B and D/3-187 Inf OPCON to 2-12 Inf at 0850H vic XT554247 received SA, AW and RPG fire fm an estimated 120-150 NVA fm the 1st Bn of the 101st NVA Regt.  Also observed 2 individuals running into a hooch w/a mortar tube, resulting in the following: US casualties, 2-12 Co B sustained a total of 6 US KIA and 8 US WIA, Hq Co sustained a total of 1 US KIA (all casualties were evac, 1 of the US WIA was RTD).  Co B 3-187 Inf sustained a total of 1 US KIA and 5 US WIA, Co D sustained a total of 8 US WIA & Hq Co sustained a total of 1 US WIA.  All US WIA and KIA were evac, 5 US of the 9 US WIA were RTD.  Change enemy losses to read as follows:  55 NVA KIA (BC), 46 NVA KIA (POSS), 18 NVA KBA (BC), and 11 NVA KBA (POSS).  At 08050H Co's A and B/2-12 Inf and Co's B and D/3-187 Inf vic XT552248, received approx 35x82mm rds, RPG, M79, SA, and AW fire fm an estimated 2 heavily reinforced Co w/th the following results: Rtn w/organic spns/LFT/spooky/arty and counter mortar ship, 72 NVA KIA (BC), 26 NVA KIA (POSS), and 1 NVA POW (WIA).  At 1030H Co C vic XT515205 engaged 3 VC in a hedgerow; negative rtn of fire resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC) and 1 VC POW (WIA) and 1 VC POW.  At 1200H Co C vic XT525215 received SA and AW fire fm an estimated 18 VC; rtn w/organic wpns.  Contact was broken and VC moved out toward the northwest.  At 1710H Co C vic XT525215 captured 1 VC POW (WIA).
     2-34 Armor: Co A/2-27 Inf remained OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Co !/2-22 Inf remains OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Co A/2-22 Inf NL loc vic XT710145.  At first light cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 8A fm Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT629126, and fm XT629126 to the Hoc Mon Bridge.  Swept and clear Hwy 8A fm XT629126 to FSB MEADE.  Cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Co A/2-22 Inf provided convoy security for the 3-187 Inf Co C fm their NL to Cu Chi Base Camp.  Also provided security for the 4-9 convoy fm Cu Chi to XT591266.  At 1325H Co A vic XT569173, an APC detonated a 25 lb AT mine, results, 1 US WIA (evac) and major damage to the APC.  At 1745H Co A/2-22 Inf vic XT509196 detonated an unk type mine, resulting in 3 US WIA, 2 were evac.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B (-) NL loc vic XT604016.  1 plat Co B NL loc vic XT605112.  Co C remained at Cu Chi Base Camp.  Co D NL loc vic XS629978.  1 plat Co A established block vic XT594011.  Cdt RIF to vic XT600006 and XT605003.  2 plats Co A cdt RIF vic XT617011, XT600006 and XS633983.  Co B provided NL security.  Co C cdt move fm Cu Chi Base Camp to their NL vic XS629978.  1 plat Co D cdt daylight AP's vic XS629885.  Co D (-) cdt RIF vic XS621995 and XS630995.  Co B AP observed movement 300 meters to their southwest and engaged 3 VC with claymores and M79; negative rtn of fire; swept area w/negative findings.
     4-9 Inf: Co A cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm Row “B” to LZ vic XT591266 to establish and secure a NL.  Co B (-) cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm Row B to LZ vic XT591266 to establish and secure a NL.  Remainder of Co B cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm Row “B” to LZ vic XT628240; cdt RIF vic of their LZ.  Co B cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT625240 to LZ vic XT591266 to establish and secure a NL.  Co D cdt airmobile cbt salts frm Row “B” to LZ vic XT591266 to establish and secure a NL.  Co A vic XT599273 located 1 VC KIA (BC).
     3-187 Inf: Effective 1425H Co's B and D/3-187 Inf rtn to Bn control.  Effective 8 Oct 68 Co's A and C cdt move by truck to Cu Chi Base Camp.  Co B at 1425H cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT554247 to Row B.  Co D cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT557247 to Row B.  Bn cdt stand down.  Co B vic XT522215 engaged 1 VC with SA and AW; negative rtn of fire; results unk.  Co B vic XT556248 engaged 1 VC with SA and AW resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  NL received 2-25 rds of 82mm; rtn w/counter mortars resulting in 14 US WIA (evac).
2.     Special Operations:  None
9 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-): Bn NL vic XT742165.  Co A remains OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Co B provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  Co C cdt RIF to vic XT751151, XT752153, XT753156, XT744154 and back to NL.  Co D moved to Cu Chi Base Camp and cdt stand down.  Co C vic XT751151 detonated a booby trapped grenade with trip wire resulting in 1 US WIA (evac).
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, B and D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co C NL loc vic XT501194.  Co A cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT440283; then to LZ vic XT565325; to LZ vic XT566303; upon completion cdt airmove back to NL.  Co B cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT567283; then to LA vic XT565215; upon completion Co B cdt airmove back to NL.  Co C cdt RIF to vic XT504196, XT521204, and XT519200.  Co D cdt local security RIF vic XT512261, XT516267. XT531263 and XT527250.  At NL vic XT513260 apprehended 2 detainees who were evac to IPW.  Co C vic XT521204 rec'd 2 rds of RPG fire; negative casualties; rtn w/organic wpns/81mm; results unk.  Co C vic XT578265 apprehended 2 detainees, evac.
     2-34 Armor: Co A/2-27 Inf remains OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Co A/2-22 Inf eff 9 Oct 68 rtn to Bn control.  At first light cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 8A fm Phu Cuong Bridge to XT629126 and fm XT629126 to the Hoc Mon Bridge; swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm XT629126 to FSB MEADE.  Continued to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Co A vic XT564167, apprehended 1 detainee who was evac to IPW.  At 1020H apprehended 1 detainee, who was turned over to the National Police at Cu Chi.
     2-14 Inf:  Co's A and B (-) NL loc vic XT605016.  1 plat Co B NL loc vic XT605112.  Co's C and D NL loc vic XS629978.  1 plat Co A cdt search of area of possible mortar site vic XT621010; cdt RIF to vic XT623010.  1 plat Co A cdt local RIF to vic XT601021 and XT604025.  Co B provided NL security.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF vic XS626976 and XS627972.  3 plats Co D cdt cloverleaf's vic XS635983; cdt RIF to vic XS635984, XS638983 and XS634971.  Co D vic XT609016 apprehended 6 detainees who were evac to IPW.  Co D vic XS627982 apprehended 2 detainees who were evac to IPW.
     4-9 Inf: Co's A, B and D NL loc vic XT599269.  Co C loc outpost vic XT592216.  Co A cdt RIF to vic XT603274, XT607277 and XT603286.  Co B cdt RIF to vic XT604261, XT605269, XT619260 and XT610270.  Co C cdt RIF to vic XT577216 and rec'd 3 rds of sniper fire; negative casualties.  Co A vic XT604282 detonated a fragmentation BT grenade resulting in 1 US WIA (evac).
     3-187: Eff 090700H released OPCON 2nd Bde.  Co's A and C, vic XT567166, a convoy rec'd 1 RPG rd or mortar rd; rtn w/LFT/arty resulting in 6 US KIA and 11 US WIA (evac).
     Special Operations: None
10 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-): Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co A remains OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Co B cdt RIF to vic XT736163, XT735161 and XT537216.  Co C cdt RIF to vic XT732151.  Effective 101200H Co's B and C/2-27 Inf OPCON to 2-12 Inf to assist in their contact.  At 1243H Co C/2-27 Inf cdt airmobile cbt aslt frm NL to LZ vic XT540211.  At 1312H Co B/2-27Inf cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT540211.  co D cdt RIF to vic XT751151, XT752152, XT756157 and XT745151.  Co B AP vic XT732160 while enroute to AP site spotted 10-15 individuals; engaged w/arty; results unk.  Co D vic XT751511 detonated a BT US grenade resulting in 1 US WIA (evac).  Co B vic XT535216 apprehended 1 detainee (evac).
     2-34 Armor: Co A/2-27 Inf remains OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  At first light cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT629126 to the Hoc Mon Bridge; swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm XT629126 to FSB MEADE.  Cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Co A/2-27 Inf cdt RIF to vic XT804123, XT799129, XT537216.  Negative contact during the reported period.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A and B and D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co C NL loc vic XT501194.  Eff 10120H Co's B and C/2-27 Inf OPCON to 2-12 Inf.  Eff 101440H Co's A and C/4-9 Inf OPCON to 2-12 Inf.  Effective 101500H Co's B and C/2-27 Inf rtn to Bn control.  At 0750H Co A/2-12 Inf cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT530224.  At 1125H Co's A and D/2-12 Inf cdt airmobile cbt aslt frm NL to LZ vic XT530226.  Co B/2-12 Inf at 0735H cdt airmobile cbt aslt frm NL to LZ vic XT517217.  Co C/2-12 cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT513213 to LZ vic XT530226.  At 2034H radar on the Trang Bang Bridge spotted 4 VC; engaged 2/81mm resulting in 4 VC KIA (POSS).  Co C vic XT501194 on Trang Bang Bridge picked up movement and engaged w/81mm; negative results.  Co A vic XT531224 rec'd SA fire fm an unk number of VC resulting in 12 US WIA (evac), 2 US KIA (evac) and 3 US MIA; rtn fire w/SA/AW and arty resulting in 2 VC KBA (BC) and 15 VC KBA (POSS).  Co C vic XT506191 engaged 3 VC w/SA and AW; VC rtn w/AK47; negative casualties; VC losses unknown.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B (-) NL loc vic XT604016.  1 plat Co B NL loc vic XT604112.  Co's C and D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co A (-) at 09006 cdt airmobile cbt aslt frm NL to LZ vic XT633054.  1 plat Co A cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT626052.  Co A cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT618058 to LZ vic XT581010.  Co D cdt airmobile cbt aslt frm NL to LZ vic XT664017.  Co D cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT611011 to LZ vic XS627962 and XS640963.  At 2055H NL vic XT604016 engaged movement to their front w/arty; negative results.  At 0950H Co D vic XT640045 apprehended 2 detainees (evac).
     4-9 Inf: Co's A, B and D NL loc vic XT599269.  Co C located outpost vic XT592216.  Co B cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT605312.  Co B cdt airmove fm XT605320 to their NL.  Co C cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT547229.  Co D at 0806H cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT606329 to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF to vic XT604323, XT608320 and XT609316.  Co C cdt RIF to vic XT584215, XT585219, XT581228 and XT580228.  Co D cdt RIF to vic XT597300, XT601322 and XT604318.  Recon plat cdt security RIF to vic XT608298.  Co B vic XT609319, a Chieu Hoi who rallied to Co B was turned over to IPW.  Co C vic XT591228 rec'd 4 rds of SA fire, results 1 US WIA (evac); rtn w/SA and AW, VC losses unk.
     Special Operations: None
11 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf: Co A remains OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Co's B and C NL loc vic XT538222, in area of contact.  Co D NL loc vic XT742165.  Co B cdt RIF to vic XT539224 and XT538229.  Co C cdt RIF to vic XT534222 and XT536227.  Co D cdt local security RIFs vic of their NL XT742154.  Co C at 1610H cdt air move fm vic XT538229 to NL.  Co B at 1613H cdt air move fm vic XT538229 to their NL.
     2-34 Armor:  Co A/2-27 Inf remains OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Co A/2-27 Inf cdt RIF to vic XT789140, and XT783143.  At first light cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to XT629126, and fm XT629126 to Hoc Mon Bridge; swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm XT629126 to FSB MEADE; continued to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Negative contact during the reported period.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A and D NL loc in area of contact vic XT53223..  Co B NLloc vic XT513260.  Co C NL loc vic XT501194.  Co A and D cdt RIF to vic XT539229 and XT534224.  Co A at 1530H cdt airmove fm vic XT546239 to their NL.  Co D at 1534H cdt airmove fm vic XT546239 to their NL.  Co B cdt stand down.  Co C cdt RIF to vic XT497207, XT504199, and XT522202.  At 2000H Co C AP vic XT501192 rec'd SA fire fm an estimated 6 VC; negative casualties; rtn fire w/organic wpns/81mm; VC losses unk.  At 2030H NL vic XT497196 rec'd 1 rd RPG fire resulting in 1 US WIA (negative dustoff required); rtn w/organic wpns/81mm; VC losses unk.  Co's A and D vic XT533221 located 3 US MIA to change status to 3 US KIA.  Co's A and D vic XT534222 rec'd SA and AW fire fm an unk number of VC resulting in 1 US WIA (evac); rtn w/organic wpns/arty/LFT/AS; results unk.  At 0950H vic XT535227 was observed 3 VC KBA (BC).  At 1130H Co A vic XT539229 located 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1400H 2-12 Inf vic XT533227 located 10 VC KIA (BC) and 10 VC KBA (BC).
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B (-) NL loc vic XT604016.  1 plat Co B NL loc vic XT605112.  Co's C and D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co A cdt RIF to vic XT625019 and XT648033.  Co B provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  2 plats Co C established block fm vic XS614975, and fm XS620982-XS624982.  1 plat Co D established block vic XS645995.  Co D (-) cdt RIF to vic XS627986, XT636003 and XS645995.  At 1920H Co B AP vic XT517927 rec'd AK fire fm an estimated 10 VC; negative casualties.  Rtn fire w/organic wpns/81mm/4.2; contact broken at 1935H; VC losses unk.  At 1940H Co B AP vic XT622027 rec'd SA fire fm an estimated 10 VC resulting in 2 US WIA (evac); rtn fire w/organic wpns/81mm; VC losses unk.  Contact broken at 1950H.  Co B vic XT617015 apprehended 2 detainees (evac).  Co D apprehended 1 detainee (evac).
     4-9 Inf: Co's A and C NL loc in area of contact vic XT534233..  Co's B and D NL loc vic XT599269.  Co A cdt RIF to vic XT533230.  Co B provided NL security.  Co C cdt RIF to vic XT533227.  Co D cdt RIF to vic XT600272, XT604274, XT610275 and XT614278.  Recon plat cdt RIF to vic XT585276, and XT593282.  Co C cdt airmove fm vic XT534225 to their NL.  Co A cdt airmove fm vic XT534226 to their NL.  Co C vic XT492216 engaged lights w/M79 and 81mm; negative rtn of fire or results.  NL vic XT592216 rec'd 6 rds of 60mm; negative casualties; rtn w/81mm; VC losses unk.  At 1450H Co D vic XT614277 detonated a BT grenade resulting in 1 US KIA and 1 US WIA (evac).  Co D vic XT614277 detonated a BT grenade resulting in 1 US WIA (evac).
12 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-) A Co: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT739157, XT726143, XT723153, XT723158, XT728158 and back to their NL.  Co C cdt local cloverleaf's vic of their NL XT742165.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT745106, XT750152, and back to their NL.  At 1932H Co D, vic XT753153, AP received fire fm a small number of VC, neg casualties.  Rtn fire with all organic spns, VC losses unknown.  At 2315H Co D, vic XT742165, eng 1 VC with M79, neg rtn of fire, neg results.  Immediately after engagement of 1 VC, eng 4 more VC with 81mm, neg rtn of fire or results.  At 0932H Co B, vic XT728158, loc a blood trail, resulting in 1 VC KIA (poss).
     TF 2-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 Inf remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Co A 2-27 Inf cdt local security RIF vic of their NL.  At first light cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to XT629126 to FSB MEADE XT605112.  Cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  At 2100H Co A, vic XT705145 eng 1 VC with .50 Cal, neg rtn of fire or results.  At 2200H Co A, vic XT708148, an LP received SA and hand grenades, neg casualties.  Rtn fire with all organic wpns, LFT, and arty with results unknown.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, B and D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co C NL loc vic XT501194.  Co A provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  Co B cdt RIF vic XT515244.  Co C cdt RIF vic XT509195, XT511199, XT516196.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT507248, XT497245, XT493252, XT504255 and back to their NL.
     4-9 Inf:  Co's A, B and D NL loc vic XT5999269.  Co C loc ARVN outpost vic XT599216.  At 0758H a 10 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT599269 to LZ vic XT625228 and XT631231.  A 5 ship lift to each of the 2 LZs above.  At 1030H a 5 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm XT626236 to LZ vic XT628243.  At 1250H a 5 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults, fm vic XT628243 to LZ vic XT647236.  At 1314H a 5 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT637233 to LZ vic XT662243.  At 1455H a 5 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT622243 to LZ vic XT600158.  At 1600H a 5 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT647236 to LZ vic XT611159.  At 1625H Co A cdt airmove fm vic XT611159 to their NL.  Co B at 0728H cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT613313 to their NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT590201, XT595185, XT599205, and back to their NL.  Co D provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  At 120730H Recon plat cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT587269, XT583269 and back to their NL.  At 1516H Recon plat cdt airmove fm their NL to Cu Chi Base Camp.  Cdt stand down with the emphasis on care, cleaning and inspection of equipment.  Personal administrative matters will also be accomplished.  At 0900H Co A, vic XT673230, apprehended 3 female detainees WIA, who were evacuated.
     2-14 Inf: Co A NL loc vic XT604016.  Co A NL loc vic XT604016.  Co B (-) NL loc vic XT604016.  1 plat Co B NL loc vic XT605112.  Co C and D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co A cdt airmove to Cu Chi Base Camp. Cdt stand down with the emphasis on care, cleaning and inspection of equipment.  Personal administrative matters will also be accomplished.  1 plat Co B provided security for a VTR fm C/65th Engr Bn vic XT625025.  2 plats Co B established block vic XT595004 and cdt RIF to vic XT608034, XT616032, XT610008, and XT618012.  3 plats Co C cdt RIF vic XS635975, XS63795, XS640986, XS638990, and XS632995.  2 plats Co C established block vic XS640975.  1 plat Co C established block vic XS650989 and RIF'd to XS652940.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XS624985, XT610015 and back to their NL.  Effective 121145H 1 plat Co D relieved 1 plat Co B in place at FSB MEADE XT605112.  At 0210H Co B, vic XT604016, FSB KEENE received 3 82mm rds, neg casualties, apprehended 3 detainees who were evacuated.
13 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-) A Co: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co B cdt local RIF vic of their NL.  Co C cdt local security RIF vic XT738163.  Co D cdt local security RIF vic XT743163.  At 2116 H Co C AP, vic XT733163, eng 8-10 VC, with all organic wpns and arty.  VC rtn fire with SA resulting in neg US casualties.  4 VC KIA (Poss).  
     TF 2-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  At first light cdt sweep, clear and outposting Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to XT640140.  Co A 2-27 Inf cdt RIF vic XT787132 and XT792132.  Cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Neg contact during the reported period.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A, B and 1 plt Co D NL loc vic XT604016.  Co D and 2 plats Co D NL loc vic XS629978.  1 plat Co D provided security for FSB MEADE XT605112.  Co A cont stand down at Cu Chi.  At 1045H a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults frm FSB to LZ's vic XT628015, XT628011, and XT1637017.  Co B cdt RIF fm their LZ's to vic XT632023, XT635028, and XT643037.  Co C cdt RIF vic XS633986 and XT632020.  At 1414H a 5 ship lift of Co C cdt airmove frm vic XT35025 to their NL.  At 1420H a 5 ship lift of Co C cdt airmove fm vic XT635035 to their NL.  Co D provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  At 1930H Co B, vic XT604016, eng a blinking light with 81mm, neg rtn of fire or results.  At 2055H Co D, Vic XT604016, eng 2 VC with 81mm, results unknown.  At 1130H Co B vic XT632023, eng 1 VC with SA, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1430H C&C ship vic XT635014, eng 1 VC with SA, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  Co's C and D 13 Oct 68, vic XT6301, apprehended 43 detainees, 10 of the 43 were evacuated to IPW.
     2-12 Inf:  Co's A, B and 1 plt Co D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co C NL loc vic XT501194.  Co A provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  At 0820H a 5 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm FSB to LZ vic XT516218.  At 1135H a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT516218 to LZ's vic XT477242, and XT475232.  At 1355H a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT476232 and XT458237 to LZ vic XT580175.  At 1625H Co B cdt airmove fm vic XT681167 to their NL.  Co C cdt RIF vic XT502218, and XT496213.  At 0750H a 5 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm FSB to LZ vic XT526198.  At 0800H a 5 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm FSB to LZ vic XT5353211.  At 1250H a 10 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT502210 to LZ's vic XT539225 and XT54224.  At 1425H a 10 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults frm vic XT540217 to LZ vic XT600180.  At 1640H Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT540217 to LZ vic XT600180.  At 0920H Co B, vic XT502210, received 1 burst of SA fire, neg casualties or return of fire.
     4-9 Inf: Co's A, B and D NL loc vic XT599260.  Co C NL loc vic XT995216.  Effective 130600H Recon plat became attached to DISCOM to purpose of providing additional support.  Co A provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  At 0758H a 10 ship lift Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm FSB to LZ vic XT566318.  Co D cdt RIF vic XT565313, XT568311, and XT568306.  At 1544H a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt airmove fm vic XT568305 to their NL.  Co C cdt RIF vic XT613217, XT608225, and back to their NL.  At 0750H a 10 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm FSB to LZ vic XT566318.  At 0940H a 10 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT526198 and XT535211 to LZ vic XT498226.  Co D cdt RIF vic XT569317 XT570315, XT575313 and XT577305.  At 1530H a 5 ship lift of Co D cdt airmove fm vic XT579311 to their NL.  At 1532H a 5 ship lift of Co D cdt airmove fm vic XT579311 to their NL.
     Special Operations: None
14 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-) A Co: Co A remains OPCON TF 2034 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co B cdt move to Cu Chi Base Camp for stand down.  2 plats of Co C cdt local security RIF vic XT728163 and XT726158.  2 plats Co D provided NL security.  2 plats Co D cdt local security RIF vic XT748167, XT744158, XT750160, XT751159, and XT749153.  Neg contact during the reported period.
     TF-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 Inf remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Co A 2-27 cdt local RIF vic of their NL.  At first light cdt sweep, clear and outposting of Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to XT50140.  Cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Neg contact during the reported period.
     2-14 Inf:  Co's A, B and 1 plat Co D NL loc vic XT604016.  Co C and 2 plats Co D NL loc vic XS629978.  1 plat Co D provided security for FSB MEADE vic XT605112.  Co A cdt move fm Cu Chi to NL.  At 0700 Co A cdt airmobile assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT5 30138.  Cdt RIF vic of their LZ.  At 1225H cdt airmove fm XT634139 to NL.  2 plats Co B cdt a local RIF vic of their NL.  At 1255H Co B (-) cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ XT639007 and XT640008.  Cdt RIF in vic of their LZ's and rtn to NL.  Co D provided NL Security.  At 2310H Co B, vic XT604016, an IP eng 3 VC with arty and M79, neg rtn of fire, or results.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, B and D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co C NL loc vic XT501194.  Co A cdt RIF vic XT511262 and XT516244.  Co B at 0900H cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT580233.  At 0925H a 5 ship lift of Co B and a 5 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ's vic XT580233 and XT582247.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ's to vic XT571255 and XT559244 and rtn to their NL.  Co D (-) at 0915H cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to vic XT582247.  Co D cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XT513324, XT569248, XT567248., and rtn to their NL.  Co C cdt RIF vic XT505191, XT519198, XT511184, XT522185, XT525196 and XT515198.  At 0950H Co A, vic XT519254, a VC Chieu Hoi gave himself up to 2-12.  At 1120H Co D, vic XT569249, detonated a US booby trapped grenade, with a trip wire, resulting in 2 US WIA's (evac).  At 1320H Co B, vic XT556244, apprehended 3 female detainees who were evac to IPW.
     4-9 Inf: Co's A, B and D NL loc vic XT599269.  Co C NL loc vic XT595216.  At 1115H Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to vic XT607303.  Co A cdt RIF fm their LZ to vic XT606308 and Xt612307.  At 1540H Co A cdt airmove fm their LZ to vic XT606308 and XT612307.  Co B provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  Co C cdt sweep and clearing opns of Hwy 7A to vic XT581195, and outposted, as required.  Co D cdt RIF vic XT585262 and XT597252.  At 1830H Co B AP, vic XT602271, detonated an unknown type booby trap, resulting in 2 US WIA's (evac).  At 1345H Co A, vic XT615305, received 15 60mm rds, neg casualties.  Rtn fire with arty and LFT, VC losses unknown.
     Special Operations: Co A 2-14 Inf in conjunction with elements of RF/PF fm Trang Bang, Cu Chi Sub-sector and the 625th ARVN Co with 2nd Bde CRIP, cdt a combined cordon and search of Thai My village.  At 0705H 2nd Bde CRIP cdt airmobile combat assaults fm Bac Trai to LZ vic XT516157.  At 0750H RF/PF elements cdt airmobile combat assaults fm Bao Trai to vic XT530178.  2nd Bde CRIP and RF/PF elements cdt a search of Thai My village.
15 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-) A Co: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co B cont stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.  At 0915 Co C cdt combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT523165.  Co C RIF vic of their LZ.  At 0851 Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT623165.  Cdt RIF in vic of their LZ.  At 1600H Co C and D cdt airmove fm their NL to An Phu vic XT502183 where they will establish a NL.  At 1700H NL vic XT503183 received several rds SA fire and 1 RPG rd fm unknown location.  Fire was not returned.  Results: No US casualties.
     TF 2-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 Inf remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Co A 2-27 cdt local RIF vic of their NL.  At first light cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to XT650140.  Cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  2-34 Armor cont ARVN training at Duc Hoa for the 1st Bn 46th Inf ARVN.  At 0052H HQ's Co, vic XT710143 eng 1 light 500 meters to the E with Arty.  Results unknown.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A, B and 1 plat Co D NL loc vic XT604016.  Co D and 2 plats Co D NL loc vic XS629978.  A plat Co D provided security for FSB MEADE vic XT604112.  Co A provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  Co B established block vic XT599026, cont RIF to vic XT603035 and established block.  Upon completion of opn rtn to their NL.  At 0744H Co C of 2-14 cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT601039.  Co C cdt RIF fm their LZ into block CAROL and SALLY.  At 1313H Co C of 2-14 cdt airmove fm vic XT604030 to their NL.  1 plat Co D cont to provide security for FSB MEADE.  At 0930H Co B and C vic XT5903 apprehended 23 detainees (20 males and 3 females) who were evac to IPW.  Also captured 1 K-54 pistol.  At 1045H Co C vic XT615044 eng 1 VC who ran into a haystack with hand grenades.  Haystack caught on fire and VC was burned beyond recognition.  Results: 1 VC KIA (BC).
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, B and D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co C NL loc vic XT501194.  Co A cdt RIF to vic XT512257, XT515253, XT501245, XT509258, XT508258.  Rtn to their NL.  Co B provided security for their NL and acted as the RRF.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT494204, cdt cloverleaf vic XT499208 and XT498212.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT526245, XT513235 to XT510242 and rtn to their NL.  At 1535H Co D cdt airmove fm their NL to FSB CROCKETT.  Effective 1600H Co D 2-12 Inf OPCON to 2-27 Inf for purpose of providing security for FSB CROCKETT.  At 1815H Co C vic XT501194 received SA, AW, RPG and mortar fire fm unknown size VC force approx 300 meters to the N; rtn fire with SA, AW, Arty, LFT and 81mm.  Results:  1 US WIA; VC losses unknown.  At 2000H Co C vic XT501194 received 1 rd RPG fire fm the N; rtn fire with Arty.  Results:  No US casualties; VC losses unknown.  At 2055H Co C vic XT501194 received 1 rd RPG fire fm unknown direction and distance.  No rtn of fire.  Results:  No US casualties.  At 1110 Co A vic XT504255, Chieu Hoi led element to a cache containing 1,050x.30 cal rds.  Element destroyed ammo.  At 1335H Co C vic XT598197 apprehended 1 mail detainee who had chest wounds.  Detainee had no ID.  Evac to 12th Evac.
     4-9 Inf: Co's A, B and D NL loc Vic XT599269.  Co C NL loc vic XT595216.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT597269 to XT600260, XT510258, XT613279, XT612283, XT604273 then back to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT588204 to XT581254 to XT575265 to XT579264 to XT585275 then back to their NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT619233, XT611232 then back to their NL.  Co D provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  At 2035H Co C vic XT598221 eng movement 50 meters to the S with M79 and 81mm.  Received 1 burst SA fire in rtn.  Results:  No US cas; VC losses unknown.  At 2220H NL Co B vic XT595269 eng unknown number of VC 50-75 meters to the SE with 4.2 and M79 and claymore mines.  VC did not rtn of fire.  Results: VC  losses unknown.  At 0905H Co B vic XT580264 received several bursts of SA fire fm 1-2 snipers 50 meters to the W; rtn fire with organic wpns.  Results: No US casualties; VC losses unknown.
     Special Operations: None
16 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-) A Co: Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2034 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742164.  1 plat Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT781134, XT786163, XT802140 and rtn to their NL.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm their NL and reinforced FSB CROCKETT vic XT726143.  Co's C and D cdt sweep frm XT502183 to NL vic XT488179.  At 1800H Co C and D requested LFT for 2 US WIA vic XT503183.  Also received RPG fire fm vic XT501182.
     TF2-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  1 plat Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT781134, XT786136, XT802140 and rtn to their NL.  2-34 with 2-13 Arty moved fm Cu Chi to FSB JACKSON 3 with Co C 4-9 providing convoy security.  2-34 cdt local US RF/PF RIF around the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cont ARVN training at Duc Hoa for the 1st Bn 46th Inf ARVN.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A, B and 1 plat Co D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co C and 2 plats Co D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co A provided security for FSB KEENE vic XT604016.  1st plat Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT604016, XT604032, XT618029, cdt cloverleaf, to XS626978, XS625992, XS642994, XS643990 cdt cloverleaf then cdt RIF to vic XS632790 and rtn to NL.  2nd plat Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XS629978, XS627958, XS639956, XS639962, to XS629978 and rtn to their NL vic XT604016.  At 2008H trip flare went off on SE side of NL vic XT604016.  Noticed small amount of movement and eng with M79.  Received neg rtn of fire.  Neg results at this time.  At 2030H sighted movement approx 250 meters SE of NL and eng with 81mm.  Neg results.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, B and D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co C NL loc vic XT501184.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT513260, XT525242, XT52532, XT526248.  Co cdt rif fm their NL to Vic XT513260, XT525242, XT52532, XT526248.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to XT5512260, XT525242, XT525232, XT536323, XT526248.  Co C (-) cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT501194, XT506194 and rtn to their NL.  Co C (-) OPCON 3/4 Cav.  Cdt sweep vic XT508194, XT510198, XT514199 to XT514203.  Co D cdt stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.  At 2045H Co B LP at their NL sighted 2 VC approx 45 meters fm wire.  Eng with SA fire.  Checked area with starlight and saw 1 VC carrying the other away.  Eng with 81mm and illumination.  Will check out.
     4-9 Inf: Co's A and C NL loc vic XT436163.  Co's B and D NL loc vic XT422122.  Co B and 3 plats Co D cdt RIF to vic XT435164.  1 plat of co C cdt RIF to vic XT592261, XT435164, to FSB JACKSON 3 to provide security for 2-13 Arty.  RECON plat remains attached to DISCOM.  At 1150H at NL vic XT595269, received 15 rds of 60mm fire.  Rtn fire with Arty.  Neg US casualties.  VC losses unknown.  At 1315H, GS eng 1 VC, results 1 VC KIA.
17 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-) Co C:  Co A remains OPCON to TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co B was trucked fm Tan Hoa to vic XT714165.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT714164 to XT743163, XT739170, XT742165 and back to their NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT509179, XT570177, XT517167, XT509176.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT515197, XT613164, XT509179, and back to their NL.  At 0902H Co D vic XT509173 received sniper fire fm complex; 150m.  Rtn with SA fire.  Results neg US casualties.  VC losses unknown.  At 0800H Co C (-) vic XT6001, apprehended 8 VC PW's and 1 detainee.  Will evac to IPW.
     TF 2-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 Inf remains OPCON TF 2-34.  Co A 2-27 Inf cdt sweep fm vic XT802140, XT798134, XT802135, XT802140 and back to their NL.  Co A 2-34 cdt sweep fm Cu Chi of 8A to the Phu Cuong Bridge.  Then ran convoy fm Cu Chi down 8A to NW on Hwy 10 to FSB JACKSON.  Cont ARVN training at Duc Hoa for the 1st Bn 46th Inf ARVN.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults to 2 LZ's.  LZ1 vic XT599006.  LZ2 vic XT601002.  Co C then cdt sweep into block set up by Co B vic XT610011, and XT611005.  Then fm their block cdt sweep fm vic XT623001, XS623998, XS619997, XS624993.  Co B cdt sweep fm block to vic XT610011, XS623998, XS619997, XS624993.  Co B cdt sweep fm block to vic XT611001, XT624017, XT605020, XT604016 and rtn to their NL.  At 0755H a 10 ship  lift of Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT603002 and XT603002.  There was a 5 ship lift to each of the 2 LZ's.  At 0802H a 5 ship lift of the 3rd plat Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT6060114.  At 2235H Co C requested dustoff for to US WIA vic XS624978.  Both sustained light fragment wounds.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, B and D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co C NL loc vic XT501194.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT513260, XT524149, XT510227, XT501231, XT511245. Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT513260, XT203264, XT494267, XT495269, XT502268, XT504264.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT501194, XT503204, XT500213, XT507209, XT507213, XT504219, XT506203.  Co D cont stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.  At 1935H vic NL XT513260 FSB PERSHING, received 12 rds 82mm.  Rtn fire with counter mortar.  Also received fire fm AP while leaving NL.  Results:  16 US WIA (13 dustoff) and 1 US KIA.
     4-9 Inf: Co's A and C NL loc vic XT436153.  Co's B and D NL loc vic XT422122.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT436164, XT426158, XT422149, XT436143, XT436164 and rtn to their NL.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT423163, XT427162, XT426132, XT417192, XT411115 and rtn to NL.  At 1244H a 10 ship lift of Co C and D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their FSB to LZ vic XT436164 for Co A and LZ vic XT423123 for Co D.  At 2040H Co A at FSB WARE vic XT595263, observed 15 VC 200 meters NE.  Eng with SA, AW, M79 and arty, neg rtn of fire.  Results: 10 VC KIA.  At 2115H Co D and B vic XT423123 received 16-20 rds 82mm fire, rtn fire with counter mortars.  Results 3 US WIA.  VC losses unknown.
     Special Operations: None
18 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-) A Co: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  The 2nd plat of Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT705144, XT720155, XT724154, XT725257 and rtn to their NL.  2nd plat Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT742165, XT748158, XT748164, XT752159 and rtn to their NL.
     TF 2-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  At first light sweep, clear and outpost of Hwy 8A to Hwy 10 to vic XT470130.  Provided escort for convoy fm Cu Chi, SW on 8A to vic XT547049.  Cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cont ARVN training at Duc Hoa for the 1st Bn 46th Inf ARVN.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT604016, XT595030, cdt cloverleaf, vic XT597032, XT605033, to XT633026.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT629978, XT528992, XT533026, XT643976, to XT631972.  At 0515H Co A vic XT617024 observed AP with starlight scope.  2 VC 100 meters NW.  Eng with arty, VC fled.  Results neg.  At 1000H Co B vic XT605034 detonated a booby trapped US grenade with trip wire across dike.  Resulting 2 US WIA.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, B and D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co C NL loc vic XT502294.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL vic XT513260, XT503365, XT503354, XT496286, cdt cloverleaf, to XT500268.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT513260 to XT514255, XT500246, XT415244, cdt cloverleaf, to XT526245.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT501194 to XT510183.  Provided security for bulldozer.  Co D cont stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.  At 1100H Co C vic XT510182 received SA, RPG fm estimated 8-10 VC.  Rtn fire with all organic wpns/Arty.  Results neg US casualties.  VC losses unknown.  At 1220H Co C vic XT501194 received 1 rd AK fire.  Neg casualties.
     4-9 Inf: Co's A and C NL loc vic XT436163.  Co's B and D NL loc vic XT422122.  Co's A and C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT436164, XT410014, set up block vic XT407141, to XT417153.  Co's B and D cdt RIF fm their NL vic XT423122 to XT509138, XT413143, XT423133 and rtn to NL.  At 0300H Co B AP vic XT418126, observed 5 VC approx 100 meters W.  Eng with 81mm.  Results unknown.
     Special Operations: None
19 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-) Co A: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742164.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT742164 to XT752141, XT746133 and rtn to their NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL vic XT742164, to XT745166, XT741166 and rtn to their NL.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL vic XT742164 to XT738159, XT722164, XT38159, XT722164, XT735152 and rtn to their NL.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     TF 2-34 Armor:  Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Co A 2-27 Inf cdt local security RIF around the Phu Cuong Bridge.  At first light cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 8A to Hwy 10 to FSB JACKSON III.  Provided security escort for convoy fm Cu Chi to JACKSON III.  Cont to provide security for the Phu Cuon/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cont ARVN training at Duc Hoa for the 1st Bn 46th Inf ARVN.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, B and D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co C NL loc vic XT501194.  One plat Co C provided security for bulldozer.  At 0942H a 5 Ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT568170.  At 0956H a 5 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT577191.  At 1134H a 5 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT568190, to LZ vic XT534228.  At 0927H a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT549201 and XT552196.  A 5 ship lift to each of the 2 LZ's.  At 1020H a 5 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT549201 to LZ vic XT559181.  At 1220H Co C vic NL XT501194 received 1 rd of AK fire.  Results: Neg casualties.  At 1945H Co D 65th Engr AP vic XT5132183 received 5 x 60mm fire.  Rtn with counter mortars.  VC losses unknown.  At NL vic XT513260, received 12 rds of 60mm fire.  Neg cas.  At 1040H Co B vic XT538182, heard sniper fire fm unknown location.  Neg rtn of fire. Neg results.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL vic XT604016 and established block vic XT584010 and XT578004.  At 0755H a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT569003 and XT568013.  A 5 ship lift to each of the LZ's.  At 0745H a 10 ship lift of Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT573020 and LZ vic XT578031.  A 5 ship lift to each LZ.  At 1300H Co C vic XT575007, apprehended 10 VC PW's; 1 female and 10 males.  They will be evacuated to IPW.  At 1700H vic XT605015 3 Chie Hoi's gave themselves up and led element to where they buried their wpns.
     4-9 Inf: Co C NL loc vic XT436163.  Co D NL loc vic XT422122.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL vic XT436164 to XT423157, XT427164, XT417153 and rtn to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL vic XT423123 to XT418130, XT414123, XT417122, XT412116 to XT417107.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     Special Operations: None
20 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-) Co A: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742164.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL vic XT742164 to XT750155 and rtn to their NL.  Co C cdt stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.  Co D cdt a local RIF vic of their NL.  At 2000H Co C AP observed 15 VC moving N vic XT697152.  Eng with claymores, SA.  Neg results at this time.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and D NL loc vic XT604016.  1 plat Co B, cdt RIF fm their NL vic XT604011 to XT624015 set up block vic XT520006 and rtn to their NL.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to XT600006 to XT606004 and rtn to their NL.  A plat Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to XT600006 to XT606118 and rtn to their NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm their NL vic XT604011 to XYT610001 and set up a block; rtn to their NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT635974, XS637976 and rtn to their NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XS639985, XS639987, XT635986; dropped off 2 AP's and the rest rtn to their NL.  At 0920H vic NL 2 Chieu Hoi's came up to the wire and gave themselves up.  Said they knew of buried wpns; will element to location of wpns.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-12 Inf: Bn NL loc vic XT501194.  Co A cdt RIF in their NL to vic XT520264, XT501194.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT520264, XT520270, XT516275, cdt cloverleaf, to XT513282, cdt cloverleaf, XT519280, XT514270 and rtn to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT521248, XT521724 and rtn to their NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to XT498201, cdt cloverleaf, XT505205, cdt cloverleaf, XT503211, and rtn to their NL.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT504266 and rtn to NL.  At 2040H Co C vic XT501194, received 1 rd high explosive fire of unk type and fm unkn location.  Rtn fire with illum.  Neg Casualties.
     4-9 Inf: Co's A and B NL loc vic XT436164.  Co C Cdt RIF fm their NL vic XT436164 to XT426159, XT422156, XT411156, XT431150, XT447154 and rtn to their NL.  Co C cdt RIF in their NL vic XT436164 to XT425116, XT430116, XT430121 and rtn to their NL.  At 2125H Co C vic XT697124 heard sampans on river.  Eng with arty.  Neg rtn of fire.  Results unknown.
21 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-) Co A: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Co A 2-27 cdt local security RIF around the Phu Cuong Bridge.  At first light cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 8A to Hwy 10, to FSB JACKSON III.  Cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  At 1505H Co A vic XT491102 track hit mine.  Track was a combat loss.  Results: 1 US WIA.  No dustoff for him was required.  Cont ARVN training at Cu Hoa of the 1st Bn 46th Inf ARVN.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and D NL loc vic XT604016.  At 0729H a 10 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ Bao Trai Airstrip.  At 0738H a 5 ship lif of Co B cdt airmobile assaults fm their NL to LZ Bao Trai Airstrip.  At 0740H a 4 ship lift of Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ's vic XT536030 and XT538026.  A 5 ship lift to each of the LZ's.  At 0811H a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm Bao Trai Airstrip to LZ's vic XT542033 and XT546027.  A 5 ship lift to each of the LZ's.  At 0811H a 5 ship lift of Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm Bao Trai Airstrip to LZ vic XT543015.  At 0625H a 5 ship lift of Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm Bao Trai Airstrip to LZ vic XT538018.  At 2020H Co A vic XT594022 received 2 rds of sniper fire.  Neg rtn of fire.  Neg casualties.  At vic XT567008 Co C apprehended 18 VC PW's.  Will evac to IPW.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, B and D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co C NL loc vic XT501194.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to XT514188, XT518199, XT516205, XT512202 and rtn to their NL.  At 0522H a 10 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT607287.  At 1005H a 4 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT495256.  At 1030H a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt a cdt airmobile combat assaults to LZ vic XT577275.  At 1236 H a 10 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ's vic XT587293 and XT598300.  A 5 ship lift of each LZ.  At 1212H a 5 ship lift of Co B airmobile combat assaults to LZ vic XT577275.  At 1236H a 10 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT607287 to LZ vic XT569306.  At 1455H a 10 ship lift cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT513213 to LZ of their NL.  At 1455 a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm XT578277 to LZ their NL.  At 2133H Co C vic XT501194 received 3 RPG's and 1 x 60mm mortar.  Rtn fire with 81mm and arty.  Neg casualties.  At 1406H Co C vic XT513213 was in contact with estimated squad of VC.  VC eng with claymore then withdrew.  Results: 4 US WIA.  Dustoff required.  At 2020H 1 plat Co A AP received 2 rds of sniper fire.  Neg rtn of fire.  Neg casualties.  At 2245H Co B element at FSB PERSHING sighted 6 individuals in front of bunker #13.  Fired 81mm.  Results unknown.
     4-9 Inf: Co's C and D NL loc vic XT436164 for Co C and D XT423123.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL vic XT436164 to XT431146, XT421152, XT424158 and rtn to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL vic XT436164 to vic XT4335133, XT438138, XT427140, XT415137, XT423137, XT412133 and rtn to their NL.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
22 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-) Co A: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742164.  Co B cdt RIF vic of their NL XT742165 to vic XT53139, XT761156.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT742164 to XT697147, cdt cloverleaf patrols vic XT697147.  Co D cdt local RIF vic of their NL vic XT742164.  At 0100H Co D AP observed 40 VC through a starlight scope vic XT733161.  Eng with 81mm and arty.  VC moved out of sight.  Results unknown.  At 0830-1210H, gunships eng 5 VC in sampan; 1 sampan destroyed, 5 VC (BC).
     TF 2-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Co A 2-27 Inf cdt local security RIF around Phu Cuong Bridge.  At first light cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 8A to Hwy 10 to FSB JACKSON III.  Cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cont ARVN training at Duc Hoa for the 1st Bn 46th Inf ARVN.  At 1445H vic XT57187, tank detonated unknown type of mine.  Results: Neg casualties; major damage to tank.
     2-14 Inf: Co A NL loc vic XT604016.  Co D NL loc vic XS629978.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm their NL vic XT604016 to vic XT612020, XT620125, XT517020 and rtn to their NL.  1 plat Co B cdt local security RIF vic of their NL.  1 plat co C cdt RIF fm their NL vic XS7629978 to XS625967, XS637965 and rtn to their NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XS635991, XT635000, XS627990 and rtn to their NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XS639973, XS648983, XS641985 and rtn to their NL.  At 1040 vic NL apprehended 4 male VC PW's.  They were evac to IPW.  At 1716H Co B vic XT611005 received 1 rd sniper fire.  Rtn with organic wpns.  Results neg.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, B and D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co C NL loc vic XT501194.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT503240, XT502235, XT505222, XT492207, XT500200 and rtn to their NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT595195, XT493205, XT510202, XT508206, XT506212 and rtn to their NL.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT501261, XT501273, cdt cloverleaf, vic XT495268, cdt cloverleaf and rtn to their NL.  At 0807H Co D vic XT509262 received an unknown number of SA AW fire.  Results: 2 US WIA.  At 1108H Co B vic XT503248 apprehended 1 female VC who says is VC.  She was evac to IPW.
     4-9 Inf: Co's A and C NL loc vic XT436164.  Co's B and D NL loc vic XT423123.  Co A cdt stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.  At 1715H a 5 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT568174.  At 0725H a 5 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults to vic XT568174.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     Special Operations: None
23 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-) Co A: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co C destroyed tunnels vic XT698150 and rtn to their NL.  At 0950 a 10 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT669086 and XT582079.  A 6 and 4 ship lift respectively to each of the LZ's.  At 1020H a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults from their NL to LZ's vic XT7547207 and XT442192.  A 5 ship lift to each of the LZ's.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     TF 2-34 Armor:  Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  At first light cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to XT650140.  Provided security for convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB JACKSON III.  Cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cont ARVN training at Duc Hoa for the 1st Bn 46th Inf ARV.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and D NL loc vic XT604016 for Co A and vic XS629978 for Co D.  At 0840H a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL vic XT604016 to LZ's XT624005 and XT622004.  A 5 ship lift  . . .

NOTE:  BALANCE OF 23 OCT & BEGINNING OF 24 OCT 68 (page 23 of original copy) MISSING.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B NL loc vic XT604017.  Co's C and D NL vic XT629978.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT599002, XT605003, XT625014, XT634032, XT623028, XT615025 and rtn to their NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XS627990, XS643997, XS655992, XS647987, cdt cloverleaf and rtn to their NL.  At 1426H Co B vic XT615024 loc and destroyed 1 booby trapped US grenade with trip wire in hedgerow.  At 0035H vic XT583017 Co A AP spotted through starlight scope movement of an unknown size force.  Eng with 81mm counter mortar.  Results unknown.  At FSB KEENE vic XT604016, Co B eng 2 VC with M-79.  Neg rtn of fire.  Neg results.  At 1300H Co C vic XS642999 apprehended 3 detainees and evac to IPW.  At 1320H Co B vic XT625014 apprehended 8 detainees and evac to IPW.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A and D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co's B and C loc vic XT501194.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT516194, cdt cloverleaf, XT523265, cdt cloverleaf, XT512272, cdt cloverleaf, XT532269, cdt cloverleaf, XT540260, cdt cloverleaf, XT537250, cdt cloverleaf and rtn to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT512185, XT 7518197, XT511192 and rtn to their NL.  Co C cdt stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.  Co D cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT508260, XT501252, XT483252, cloverleaf and rtn to their NL.  At 1950H 1 plat Co B AP vic XT500200 heard movement.  Eng with arty.  Results unknown.  At 1445H Co D vic XT491259, apprehended 1 male detainee who was evac to IPW.
     4-9 Inf: Co's A and C NL loc vic XT436164.  Co's B and D NL loc vic XT423123.  Co's B and D NL loc vic XT423123.  Co B cdt sweep to Hwy 1.  At 1000H a 9 ship lift of Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT632283.  At 2025H a 9 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults in their NL to LZ;s XT644288 and XT649282.  A 4 ship lift respectively to each of the 2 LZ's.  At 2150H Co D vic XT571191 AP received 2 RPG's.  Rtn with arty.  Results 1 US WIA; negative dustoff required.  At 0017H vic XT584193, FSB PATTON II received 10-15 rds of 82mm fm vic XT593196.  Rtn fire with counter mortar.  Neg casualties; results unknown.  At 1155H vic XT630298 Co C loc and destroyed 1 booby trapped 60mm rd with trip wire across trail.  At 1430H vic XT585256 Co D apprehended 4 male detainees who were evacuated to IPW.
     Special Operations: None
25 OCT 6 8
     2-27 Inf (-) Co A: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co B cdt local RIF vic of their NL.  Co C and D NL loc vic XT742165.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     TF 2-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  2-34 Armor, at first light cdt sweep, clearing, outposting of Hwy 8A fm Cu Chi to the Phu Cuong Bridge.  Provided escort convoy of 2-12 Inf element fm Cu Chi to Trang Bang Bridge and rtn.  Also provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON II and rtn.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B NL loc vic XT604017.  Co's C  and D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co A maintained security for their NL.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT606032 and set up a block.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT601027 and set up a block then rtn to NL.  Co D cdt a local security RIF of their NL.  At 0735H a 10 ship lift of Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ's vic XT598041 and XT594035.  A 5 ship lift to each of the 2 LZ's.  At 1730H Co C vic XT629978, detonated a booby trapped device of an unknown type.  Results, 3 US WIA.  Dustoff was required.  At 1810H vic XT512013 Co B eng 3 personnel taking evasive action.  Results, 2 VC POW (WIA) both female.  At 2255H vic XS629978 Co D received 2 incoming rds and eng with arty.  Neg results and casualties.  At 2305H vic XT593019 Co A AP received 2 mortar rds of an unknown type.  Results, 1 US WIA.  At 1130H Co D vic XT596036 apprehended 11 VC suspects on a VCI mission.  They were evacuated to IPW.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A and B NL loc vic XT513260.  Co's B and C NL loc vic XT501194.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to XT502210, XT494215 and rtn to NL.  Co C cont stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.  At 0905H a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ's XT559265 and XT565277.  A 5 ship lift to each of the 2 LZ's.  At 0915H a 10 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ's XT556265 and XT56264.  A 5 ship lift to each of the LZ's.  At 2003H vic XT527263 Co A AP observed 50-75 VC and eng with mortars.  Results unknown.  At 2115H vic XT501194 Co B observed 5 VC and eng with 81mm and arty.  Resuls unknown.  At 0804H XT498197 Co B detonated claymore mine; unknown if command or trip wire.  Results, 1 US WIA.  At 1050H vic XT562268. received 1 rd pf sniper fire.  Results, 1 US WIA.  At 1050H vic XT562268, received 1 rd of sniper fire and eng 4 NVA with SA and grenade fire.  Results 1 VC POW and 3 NVA KIA (BC).  At 1230H vic XT565263, gunship observed man run into tree line and eng with AW.  Results, 1 VC KIA (poss).
     4-9 Inf: Co's A and C NL loc vic XT436164.  Co's B and D NL loc vic XT423123.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT587190, XT590188, XT587190, XT590188, XT582181, XT579178 and rtn to NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT580200, XT572207, XT567206,  XT560199 and rtn to NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT565186 and rtn to NL.  At 1600H a 10 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to FSB PERSHING.  At 1915H vic XT577190 Co D eng 4 VC with SA fire.  Neg rtn of fire.  Results 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1835H vic XT584193 PATTON II received 5-6 60mm and 30 rds of SA fire.  Rtn with 81mm and arty.  Results 11 US WIA, 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1850H vic XT585191 Co C AO received SA/RPG fire and rtn fire with Sa/AW and arty.  Results 2 US WIA and 1 US KIA.  At 2350H vic XT578192 Co D AP received 2-3 grenades when 3 VC fled after throwing.  Eng with SA.  Neg results.  At 0835H vic XT584193 received 50-75 rds of SA fire.  Rtn with SA and 81mm.  Results 1 US WIA.  At 0840 H vic XT571171 Co C detonated a pressure type mine.  Results, 3 US WIA.  At 0855H Co B vi XT578199 received SA/AW fire fm estimated 4 snipers.  Rtn fire with SA and 81mm.  Results 1 NVA KIA (BC).
     Special Operations: None.
(no date / missing page(s)  ( 26 OCT 68 and 27 OCT 68 ?)
     2-27 Inf (-) Co A: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT769149 and rtn to NL.  Co C cdt local security RIF of their NL.  Co D NL and maintained security.  At 0515H vic XT763188, Co B AP eng an estimated 10-20 VC with claymores and organic wpns.  VC rtn fire with SA and sporadic AW.  VC were further eng with 81mm/arty/and LFT.  Results, 2 VC KIA (BC) and 2 US WIA, dustoff.  At 0900H vic XT730154 Co D loc a shallow grave which had 1 VC KIA (BC) with severe wounds on the head and chest.  He was 12-18 years old.
     2-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Co A 2-27 cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  2-34 Armor, at first light cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi.  Also provided security escort for convoy of 2-12 Inf elements fm Cu Chi to Trang Bang Bridge and rtn.  Also provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON II and rtn.  At 1315H vic XT782134 Co C received sporadic SA fire and rtn fire with SA.  Results, neg casualties, VC losses unknown.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B NL loc vic XT604017.  Co's C and D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT600021, XT590025 and set out a block.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT591017, XT587010, XT585024, to block established by Co A.  Both Co's rtn to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS622988, XS627992 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS634995, XS642990 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS643981, XS643974 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS634967, XS628965, XS643974 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF from NL to vic XS634967, XS628965, and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS624968, XS622969, XS623981 and rtn to NL.  Co D NL security.  At 0735H a 5 ship lift of Co B (-) cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ's vic XT636003 and XT636029.  A 3 and 2 ship lift to each of the LZ's.  At 0745H a 5 ship lift of Co B (-) cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT623054.  At 1330H vic XT575024, Co A received 5 rds of sniper fire.  There was a neg rtn of fire due to RF's in the area.  Results, neg casualties.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A and D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co's B and C NL loc vic XT501194.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT512256, XT512261, XT516262, XT527765, XT523266 and rtn to NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT496203, XT505204, XT500208, XT497213 and rtn to NL.  Co C NL security.  Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT510247, XT517242, XT623244, XT525327, XT533243, XT527247 and rtn to NL.
     4-9 Inf: Co's A and C NL loc vic XT436164.  Co's B and D NL loc vic XT423123.  Co B cdt sweep, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm FSB PATTON II to Hwy 1.  Co C NL security.  At 0917H a 5 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT632236.  At 0940H a 5 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT620218.  At 1000H a 5 ship lift of Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT625208.  At 1012H a 5 ship lift of co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT604177.  At 1145H a 5 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT636239 to LZ vic XT601171.  At 1202 a 4 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT620218 to LZ vic XT593184.  At 1228H a 5 ship lift of Co C cdt airmobile combat assauls fm vic XT627196 to LZ vic XT567183.  At 1427H a 5 ship lift of Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT603184 to LZ vic XT573201.  At 1441H a 5 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT601171 to LZ vic XT565210.  At 1533H a 5 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT565215 to vic of NL.  At 1208H vic XT596185 Co C detonated 1 US booby trapped grenade with trip wire across a trench.  Results, 2 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1318H vic XT563182 received sniper fire fm an estimated 1 sniper and rtn fire with SA.  Results, neg casualties.  VC losses unknown.  At 1450H vic XT575198 Co C detonated a booby trapped US grenade with a trip wire in a hedgerow.  Results 2 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1514H vic XT572197 Co C detonated an unknown type of pressure mine.  Results 6 US WIA (dustoff).
     Special Operations: None.
28 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-) Co A: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Co A 2-27 Inf cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  2-34 Armor at first light swept,  cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi.  Also provided security escort for convoy 2-12 Inf elements fm Cu Chi to Trang Bang Bridges.  Also provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON II and rtn.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B NL loc vic XT604017.  Co's C and B NL loc vic XT604017.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT625027 and rtn to NL.  Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT625977, XS641989, XS634974 and rtn to NL.  Co D NL security.  At 21510H a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT594067 and XT596060.  A 5 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to vic XT625027.  At 2210H vic of NL was observed 2 lights and 4-5 VC.  Eng with arty.  Results unknown.  At 2320H Co B vic XT604017 observed 2 persons moving to their SW and eng with arty.  Results unknown.  At 0625H vic XT505028 Co A AP while moving to their NL detonated an unknown type booby trap.  Results, 3 US WIA (dustoff).
     2-12 Inf: Co's A and D NL loc vic XT518256.  Co's B and C NL loc vic XT501194.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT519263, cdt cloverleaf, XT526265, cdt cloverleaf, XT530257, XT539260, cdt cloverleaf, XT537252 and rtn to NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT507196, XT513207, XT519206, XT513196 and rtn to NL.  Co C NL security.  Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT509261, XT500262, cdt cloverleaf XT492259, XT500257, XT506256 and rtn to NL.  At 0924H Co D vic XT507263, received AW/.60mm/and rifle grenade fm an estimated VC squad.  Fire was rtn with SA and arty.  Results, unknown.  At 1425H vic XT537252, Co A eng 1 VC running in a hootch.  Results neg. Loc in hootch 1 VC pack and 2 Chicom grenades.
     4-9 Inf: Bn NL loc vic XT584193.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT587196, XT585209, XT576208 and rtn to NL.  Co B cdt RIF to vic XT599177 and rtn to NL.  Co C cdt stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.  Co D swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm FSB PATTON II TO Hwy 1.  At 1029H Co C vic XT574254 eng 1 man in grey shorts taking evasive action.  Results, 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1050H Co C vic XT574264, received SA fire fm an unknown number of VC.  Fire was rtn with SA and LFT.  Results 1 US KIA.  Then Co C spotted an additional 10 VC in the area and eng them.  Results VC KIA (BC).  At 0945H Co A vic XT598177, found a 7 year old boy who reported that there were 10 VC in vic XT575254.  He was evac to Cu Chi.  At 1220H a 9 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT568263.  At 1238H an 8 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT575265.  At 1345H a 5 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT565262.  At 1519H a 5 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT625077.  At 1730H a 5 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT578243 to NL.  At 1642H a 5 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT582251 to vic of NL.  At 1750H a 5 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT581245 to NL.
     Special Operations: None
29 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-) Co A: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co B NL security.  Co C cdt RIF fm NL to XT744155, XT749150, XT738149, XT764146 and rtn to NL.  Co D NL security.  At 2030H vic XT725155 Co D AP, observed 8 VC near ambush site and received 2 x HE rds/SA fire.  Rtn with SA/AW/81mm and arty.  Results unknown.
     TF 2-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Co A 2-27 cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT800130, XT794125 and rtn to NL.  Also cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  2-34 Armor, at first light, swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi.  Also provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON II and rtn.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B NL loc vic XT604017.  Co's C and D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co A NL security.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT510001 and set up a block.  Another plat of Co B cdt RIF fm NL and set block at vic XT596015.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT598019, XT596017 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS632980.  Co D NL security.  At 1545H vic XT634034 gunships eng 4 VC taking evasive action.  Results, 4 VC WIA POW.  At 1200H vic XT604017 Co C picked up 2 males confirmed as VC ages 16 and 48 yrs.  1 has location of 3 AK-47's and cache of RPGs.  At 2135H vic XT604017 Co B observed 2 lights 500 meters NW and eng with arty.  Neg rtn of fire; results unknown.  At 2145H vic XT60401(illegible) Co B observed 2-3 persons 500m W and eng with arty.  Results unknown.  At 2345H vic XT594016 Co A AP observed 2 lights 500m E and eng with arty.  Results unknown.  At 0245H vic XT604017 at NE observed 2 persons 500m SE and eng with killer jr.  Results unknown.  At 350H vic XT604017 at NL radar picked up movement 500m and eng with arty, neg results.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A and D NL loc vic XT518256.  Co's B and C NL loc vic XT501194.    Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT503251 and set up block, then to XT519249 and rtn to NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT494206, XT495219, XT501220, XT506214, XT510210, XT513204 and rtn to NL.  C1 set up block vic XT487248.  C2 set up block vic XT501262.  C3 set up block vic XT509764 then to XT513261, XT500260, XT497270, XT499277 and rtn to NL.  Co D cdt RIF into block set up by Co C and rtn to NL.  At 1825H vic XT518256 at NL received 15-20 rds of 82mm and rtn with 81mm and arty.  Results, 4 US WIA and 1 NBI, VC losses unknown.  At 2000H vic XT501194 at NL was observed 2 VC 150-200m and eng with M-79; movement ceased.  Results unknown.
     4-9 Inf: Bn NL loc vic XT584193.  Co A swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm FSB PATTON II to Hwy 1.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT569178, XT560183, XT553180, XT562172 and rtn to NL.  Co C cont stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.  Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT586197, XT595196, XT598184, XT603182, cdt cloverleaf, XT595180, cdt cloverleaf and rtn to NL.  At 1725H vic XT584193 at NL, received approx 15 rds of 82mm and rtn with 81mm and arty.  Results 2 us WIA (dustoff).  At 2145H vic XT584193 at NL, radar picked up movement approx 500m SE.  Eng with 81mm and movement ceased.  Results unknown.  At 0955H vic XT573177, Co A detonated 1 US booby trapped grenade with trip wire across a trench.  Results, 1 US WIA.  At 1120H vic XT589196 Co D received 3 rds of M-79 fire fm S direction.  Rtn with organic wpns/81mm.  Neg casualties.  Results unknown.
     Special Operations: None
30 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf (-) Co A: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742164.  Co B NL security.  Co D cdt stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.  At 0735H a 10 ship lift of Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT716174 and XT720179.  A 5 ship lift to each of the LZ's.  At 0745H a 5 ship lift of Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT721175.  At 2120H vic XT763141, Co B AP sprang an ambush on 1-2 VC 200m fm AP site.  Eng with SA/81mm and arty.  Neg rtn of fire; neg casualties.  At 2335H vic XT757144, Co B AP eng 1 VC with SA.  Results, 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 0405H vic XT756144, Co B AP observed 1 VC trying to pull another VC body out of area and eng with SA/ and AW.  Neg rtn of fire, results unknown.  At 0950H vic XT718178 Co C received sporadic sniper fire resulting in 1 US WIA (dustoff) and 3 VC KIA (BC) with 3 AK-47's.
     2-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Co A 2-27 cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Ben Bridges.  2-34 Armor at first light swept, cleared and outposed Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi.  2-34 Armor also provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON II and to Duc Hoa and rtn.  At 2200H vic XT805126 ARVN bunker at Phu Cuong Bridge received SA and sniper fire fm the 1st Div TAOI.  Counterparts rtn fire with SA and 60mm.  Neg results and neg casualties.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B NL loc vic XT604017.  Co's C and D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co's A and D provided NL security.  At 0812H a 10 ship lift of Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT605003.  At 0818H a 10 ship lif of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ's vic XT613007 and XT606000.  A 5 ship lift to each of the 2 LZ's.  At 2000H vic XT596026 Co A observed 5-10 persons moving W and eng with arty; results unknown.  At 1805h vic XS630985, Co's C and D apprehended 3 detainees who were evacuated to IPW.  At 0035H vic XT604017, Co B observed 1 person by starlight scope moving S and eng with arty.  Results unknown.  At 1030H vic XT605 Co C picked up one detainee who was evacuated to IPW.  At 1300H vic XS629978, Co C apprehended 1 detainee hiding in bushes.  At 1500H vic XS623976, Co C eng 1 VC taking evasive action and eng with SA, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).
     4-9 Inf: Bn NL loc vic XT584193.  Co C NL security.  Co D swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm FSB PATTON II to Hwy 1.  At 0918H a 10ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT563264.  At 0930H a 5 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ XT577264.  At 0942 H a 5 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT561241.  At 0950H a 5 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults from NL to LZ vic XT561241.  At 0950H a 5 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic ST564270 to LZ vic XT561241.  At 1105H a 5 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic a 5 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT589254 to LZ vic XT589241.  At 1133H a 5 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults vic XT563246 to LZ vic XT577264.  At 1422H a 10 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT569245 to LZ's vic XT743096 and XT751100.  A 5 ship lift to each of the LZ's.  At 1120H vic XT589196 Co D received 3 rds of M79 fire and rtn with organic wpns and 81mm.  Neg casualties; neg results.  At 0940H vic XT584193, Co C received 1 Chieu Hoi and evacuated him to IPW.  At 1155H vic XT575272, A detonated 1 US booby trapped grenade with trip wire across a ditch, resulting in 1 US WIA (dustoff).
     2-12 Inf: Co's A and D NL loc vic XT518256.  Co's B and C NL loc vic XT501194.  Co A NL security.  Co B (-) departed NL to outpost Hwy 6A vic XT487205, XT490215.  1 plat Co C escorted minesweep fm XT493226 to XT496236, XT503263 and XT500247.  1 plat Co D patrolled between outposts.  Co D (-) escorted minesweep team fm XT496235 and back to NL.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     Special Operations: None
31 OCT 68
     2-27 Inf: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co C NL security.  Co D cont stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.  At 0729H a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT721176.  At 0850H vic XT721177, Co B eng 1 VC with grenade who was in canal, breathing through a straw.  Results, 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 0930H vic XT721177, Co B eng 1 VC with AW fire.  There was neg rtn of fire, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 0945H vic XT723177, Co B received AK fire and rtn with all organic wpns.  Resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC).  At 0945H vic XT723177, Co B received AK fire and rtn with all organic wpns.  Results 2 VC KIA (BC).  At 1000H vic XT723177, Co B apprehended 1 VC PW who was evac to IPW.  At 1455H a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm XT729185 to LZ FSB CROCKETT.
     2-34 Armor (-): Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  2034 Armor (-) and A/2-27 Inf cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Elements of Co A 2-27 Inf, cdt RIF N of the Saigon River to XT784143 and rtn.  2-34 Armor at first light cdt, swept, cleared and outposed Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi.  2-34 Armor provided security for resupply convoy to Duc Hoa and rtn.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and D NL loc vic XT604017.  Co's C and D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co's (missing) and D provided NL security.  1 squad Co B cdt RIF S of Bn NL.  At 0826H a 10 ship lift of Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ's vic XT622013 and XT622018.  Co B observed 4-5 persons and eng with 81mm.  Results, unknown.  At 2335H vic XT623027, Co A AP observed 3 lights moving 500m SE and eng with arty.  Lights went out; results unknown.  At 0210H vic XT604017, was observed 2 persons 600m N and eng with arty.  Results unknown.
     4-9 Inf: Co's A and B NL loc vic XT584193.  Co's C and D established FSB GORDON vic XT585305.  Co A swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm FSB PATTON II to Hwy 1.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT577188, XT561190, XT563195, XT560202, XT569198, and XT570201 and rtn to NL.  At 0930H a 10 ship lift of Co C, cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT505305.  At 1000H a 10 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT505305.  At 1315H a 5 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT585305 to LZ vic XT565318.  At 1320H a 10 ship lift of Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm XT585305 to LZ vic XT604323.  At 0855H vic XT513197, Co C AP received 4-5 RPG rds and eng suspected area with arty and 81mm.  Results 4 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1000H vic XT505305, gunships eng 1 VC taking evasive action.  Results 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1130H vic NL XT584193, received approx 15 rds of 82mm fire and rtn with 81mm and arty.  Results unknown, VC losses negative.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A and D NL loc vic XT518265.  Co's B and C NL loc vic XT501194.  Co A NL security.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to fic XT622197, XT528204, XT522209 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT493230, XT495224, XT481215, XT493212, XT589216, XT488226, XT492230, and XT501232 and rtn to NL.  At 0844H vic XT513197, Co B detonated a claymore mine positioned in a tree.  Results, 1 US WIA (dustoff).  At 0940H vic XT507257, Co D a Chieu Hoi turned himself and an RPG-2 launcher to ground troops.  At 0945H vic XT507257, Co D received SA fire fm NE and rtn with all organic wpns.  Results negative; VC losses unknown.  At 1400H vic XT519201, Co B apprehended 1 male detainee who was evac to IPW.  At 1620H vic XT502147, a Chieu Hoi rallied to Co D and pointed out a female as being a VC.  They were evac to IPW.
     Special Operations: None
1 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf (-): Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co D remains Cu Chi Base Camp.  Co D cdt move fm Cu Chi Base Camp to their NL, provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co C cdt local security RIF vic of their NL XT742165.  Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ's vic XT727163, and XT727159.  Cdt RIF vic of their LZ's and back to their NL.  At 1400H NL, vic XT742165, apprehended 2 detainees who were evac to IPA.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, C and D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co B NL and security for the Trang Bang Bridge/FSB STUART XT501194.  Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ's vic XT532234, XT530236, XT538216, Trang Bang, XT543232, XT537240 and XT491250.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ's vic XT531231 and back to their NL.  Co B cdt local security RIFs vic XT505204, XT493212 and XT501211.  Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ's vic XT520228, XT520234, XT534222 and XT528213.  Cdt RIF vic of their LZ's.  Co D cdt cloverleaf's vic XT511273 and XT507258.  At 2015H Co B, bic Xt501194, eng 2 VC with 82mm, neg rtn of fire or results.  At 2040H Co B, vic XT501194, received SA fire fm the W; rtn fire with 81mm with neg results.  At 0555H NL vic XT518256, received 8 rds of 82mm mortars fm the S; rtn fire with counter mortars/arty.  Results: 6 US WIA (dustoff), VC losses unknown.  At 1120H Co C vic XT543223, received a burst of SA fire; neg casualties or rtn of fire.  Also apprehended 1 male detainee who was running fm the US troops.
     2-34 Armor (-): Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  2-34 Armor (-) and A/2-27 Inf cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cdt local security RIFs vic of bridge complexes.  At first light cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi.  Provided convoy security for resupply fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON II and the Duc Hoa convoy.  Neg contact during the reported period.
     2-14 Inf: Co A and Co B (-) NL loc vic XT604016.  One plat Co B provided security for FSB KEENE at XT605112.  Co C and D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT619027, XT596036, XT597013, XT602010 and back to their NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XS624966 and XT507008.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XS624977, and XT607008.  Co D cdt RIF vic XS638997, XS638977, XS623979 and back to their NL.  At 1845H NL vic XT604016, received sporadic SA fire fm 150-200 meters to the NW and 18-20 rds of 82 mortars fm 1000-1400 meters to the NW; rtn fire with counter mortar and arty.  Results: 5 US WIA; VC losses unknown.  At 2220H Co A AP, vic XT623028, eng movement on the road with arty with neg results.  At 2305H NL vic XT604016, eng movement 300-400 meters to the E with 81mm with neg results.  At 2340H NL vic XT604016, received 5 rds of 82mm mortars and 4 rds of RPG fire fm the NW and the E; rtn fire with 4.2, arty and LFT.  Results: 3 US WIA; VC losses unknown.  At 0205H NL loc vic XT604017, radar picked up movement 3000 meters to the NW; eng with LFT with neg results.  At 0245H vic XT604016, received 3 rds of 82mm mortars fm the NW; rtn fire with counter mortar and arty.  Results: Neg US casualties, VC losses unkn.
     4-9 Inf (-): Recon plat remains attached to DISCOM.  Co A and Co B NL loc vic XT582195.  2 plats Co C and 2 plats Co D with 1 plat of RF loc FSB GORDON XT586303.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT572198, XT568202, XT574198 and XT578194.  Co B cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 7A for resupply convoy.  2 plats Co C cdt move fm their AP site to vic XT600317, to select a new AP site.  Remainder of Co C provided NL security.  2 plats Co D cdt move fm their AP site to vic XT596605, to select a new AP site.  Remainder of Co D provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  At 1107H Co B, vic XT68169, detonated a booby trapped US grenade with trip wire along a berm.  Resulting in 2 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1300H Co A, vic XT570200, received sporadic SA fire fm an unknown number of VC, rtn fire with all organic wpns.  Results: Neg US casualties, VC losses unknown.
     Special Operations: Co C and Co D, 4-9 Inf, with 1 plat RF fm Trung Lap an NL; mission is to assist in security of FSB.
2 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf (-A):  Co A remains OPCON tf 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co B (-) cdt RIF from NL to vic XT739171, XT749177, XT749174, XT756174 and rtn to NL.  Co C and D secured NL and prepared for night activities.  At 1820H Co D vic XT723154, received sniper fire; rtn fire with arty.  Results unknown.  At 1945H vic XT740163 NL observed 8 VC.  Eng with SA, AW fire; neg US casualties, VC losses unknown.  At 1945H vic XT740163 NL observed 8 VC.  Eng with SA/arty.  Results unknown.  At 0140H vic XT730160 NL observed 18-20 VC with starlight scope; eng with arty, results unknown.  At 0316H vic XT740163 NL observed 12 VC; eng with arty.  Results unknown.
     2-34 Armor (-): Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  2-34 Armor (-) and Co A 2-27 cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cdt local security RIFs vic of bridge complexes.  At first light cleared, swept, and outposted Hwy 8A frm Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi.  2-34 Armor provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON II and rtn.  Also escorted resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to PERSHING and rtn.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-14 Inf: Co A and Co B NL loc vic XT604016.  Co B provided security for the FSB MEADE XT604112.  Co C and Co D NL vic XS629978, Co A cdt local security RIF of NL.  Co A (-) cdt local RIF fm NL to vic XT593011, XT593005, XT590011, XT593016 and rtn to NL.  Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS620982, XS625977, XS623976, XS626977 and rtn to NL.  Co B and C provided NL security.  At 1320H a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile cmbt salts fm vic XS625996.  A 5 ship lift to each of the LZ's.  Cdt RIF vic of their LZ's and back to their NL.  At 1616H vic XT589054, gunships eng 2 VC taking evasive action.  Resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC).
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, C and D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co B NL loc vic Trang Bang Bridge.  2-12 Inf (-) opened Hwy 7A for resupply convoy.  At first light Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT490216, XT93226 and established outposts.  1 element of Co B escorted minesweep team fm XT496235 to vic XT487206, and rtn to NL.  At first light Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT509260, XT513262 and established outposts.  1 element of Co D secured and escorted minesweep.  2-12 outposts were picked up by convoy as it passed.  At 2060H Co B, vic XT501194, radar observed movement and eng with 81mm.  Results unkn.  Co A cdt stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.
     4-9 Inf: Co's A and B NL loc vic XT584193.  Co's C and D established FSB GORDON vic XT585305.  Co A swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm FSB PATTON II to Hwy 1.  Co C and D provided NL security.  At 1045H a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT563215.  Cdt RIF of their LZ and back to their NL.  At 0945H Co A vic XT568170, detonated 1 US booby trapped grenade with trip wire along road.   Resulting in 5 US WIA (dustoff).
     Special Operations: None
3 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf (-): Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co B cdt local RIF vic XT745154.  Co's C and D provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  At 1917H Co D, vic XT757172, eng 8 VC with SA and AW, VC rtn fire with AK fire; results, 1 US WIA (dustoff), VC losses unknown.  At 0020H Co C, vic XT738146, eng 5 VC with all organic wpns/arty, resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC).  At 0840H Co A, vic XT757152, loc 3 VC KIA (BC).  At 1030H Co B, vic XT742164, eng 2 VC with grenades resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC).
     2-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2034 Armor.  2-34 Armor (-) and A/2-27 Inf cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cdt local security RIFs vic of the bridge complexes.  At first light cdt sweep, clearing and outposting of Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi.  2-34 Armor provided convoy escort fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON II and to FSB PERSHING and rtn.  Co A 2-34 Armor at 1415H vic XT568172, detonated a 40lb anti-tank mine, resulting in 1 US WIA (dustff), major damage to the tank.  At 1615H Co A vic XT568172, received 15 rds of SA fire fm an unknown number of VC, resulting in 1 US WIA (dustoff).  Rtn fire with SA and AW, VC losses unknown.
     2-14 Inf: Co A and Co B (-) NL loc vic XT604016.  1 plat of Co B provided security for FSB MEADE vic XT605112.  Co C and Co D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT603033, XT599042, XT598049, ST599042, XT598049, XT599052.  Co B cdt local security RIFs vic of their NL.  Co C provided NL security and acted as the RRF.  Co D cdt RIF vic XS638997, and XS623987.  At 1840H supporting gunship, vic XT586028, eng 2 VC with AW, resulting in 2 VC KIA (poss).  At 1945H Co B, vic XT601022, eng 3 VC with 81mm and arty, results unknown.  At 2245H Co B, vic XT501022, eng lights with arty, with neg results.  At 0748 Co A vic XT606025, detonated a booby trapped US grenade with trip wire, resulting in 1 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1050H Co A, vic XT599032, apprehended 1 detainee to IPW.  At 1130H Co A vic XT608036 apprehended 1 detainee, who was evac to IPW.
     4-9 Inf: Co's A and B NL loc vic XT584193.  Co's C and D NL loc vic XT585305.  Co A cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT569190, XT570190, XT566181, XT563184, XT570190, and XT565181 and back to their NL.  Co B swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm FSB PATTON II to Hwy 1.  Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT597328, XT608318, XT602326, XT607318, and back to their NL.  Co D (-) cdt RIF vic XT565317, XT593313, XT543312, XT565317 and XT560319.  1 plt Co D cdt sweep and clearing opns vic XT585306, XT579305, XT579300, XT581296 and XT584296.  At 1840H Co C, vic XT10317, detonated an unknown type booby trap, resulting in 1 US WIA (dustoff).  At 0950H Co A vic XT563184, received sporadic sniper fire, neg casualties.  Rtn fire with all organic wpns, VC losses unknown.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, C and D NL loc vic XT513260.  Co B NL and provided security for the Trang Bang Bridge/FSB STUART XT 501194.  Co A cont stand down Cu Chi Base Camp.  At 0830H Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT591266.  Cdt RIF fm their LZ to XT603228 and XT604229, Cdt RIF vic of their LZ's.  At 1230H Co B cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT600230 to LZ vic XT614233 cdt RIF vic of their LZ.  At 1420H Co B cdt airmove fm vic XT616215 back to their NL.  At 0750H Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults frm vic XT613262 to LZ vic XT574266 and XT578280.  At 1305H Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT578280 to LZ vic XT578280 to LZ vic XT515283.  At 1315H Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT578280 to LZ vic XT520282.  At 1436H Co C cdt airmove fm vic XT520282 back to their NL.  Co D at 0812H cdt airmobile combat assaults fm their NL to LZ vic XT519266 and XT595255.  At 0955H Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT591266 to LZ vic XT603228 and XT604229.  At 1205H Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT595255 to LZ vic XT612215.  At 1230H Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT600230 TO LZ 616215.  At 1230 H Co D cdt combat assaults fm vic XT600230 to LZ vic XT616217.  At 1415H Co D cdt airmove fm XT614222 back to their NL.  At 2245H Co B, vic XT508191, eng 7 VC with M79, neg results.  At 0935H Co C, vic XT575280, detonated a pressure mine, resulting in 2 US WIA.  At 1035H Co B, vic XT604229, received 2 60mm mortar fire.  Rtn fire with all organic wpns.  VC losses unknown.
     Special Operations: None
4 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf (-) Co A: Co A remains OPCON TR 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co's B and C provided NL security.  C D (-) cdt local security RIF of NL.  At 0742H a 10 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT746204, cdt RIF vic of their LZ.  At 0925H a 5 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT744206 to LZ vic XT739196, also cdt RIF of their LZ.  At 1015H a 5 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile combat assaults, fm vic XT740200 to LZ vic XT740191, also cdt RIF of their LZ.  At 1455H Co D cdt airmove fm vic XT745191 back to their NL.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-34 Armor:  Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  2-34 Armor (-) and A/2-27 cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cdt local security RIFs vic of bridge complexes.  At first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi.  2-34 Armor provided convoy security fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON II to FSB PERSHING and rtn.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, C and D NL loc vic XT518260.  Co B NL and provided security for the Trang Bang Bridge/FSB STUART XT501194.  Co A cont stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT495206, cdt cloverleaf, XT504207, XT510210, XT509217, cdt cloverleaf, XT497223, XT497204 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT526274, cdt cloverleaf, XT530270, XT529260 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) AP at vic XT526243, cdt RIF to vic XT523247, XT515247 and rtn to NL.  Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT511263, XT500268, cdt cloverleaf, XT493269, XT499276, cdt cloverleaf XT498264 and rtn to NL.  At 1334H a 5 ship lift of Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT555170 then cdt airmove back to NL.  At 2145H Co C received 5 rds of 60mm and rtn with 60mm/81mm and arty.  Results 1 US WIA (dustoff).
     2-14 Inf: Co A and Co B (-) NL vic XT604016.  1 plt Co B provided security for their NL.  Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS627966, XS630961, XS649976, XS643977, XS630988, XS634990 and rtn to NL.  At 0643H a 10 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to vic XT623054 and XT614052.  A 5 ship lift to each of the LZ's.  Cdt RIFs of their LZ's.  At 1015H a 4 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile combat assaults fm vic XT611053 to LZ vic XT604046, cdt RIF of LZ and cdt airmove back to their NL.  At 1445H Co B vic XT604017, apprehended 4 detainees and evacuated them to IPW.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     4-9 Inf: Co's A and B NL loc vic XT584193.  Co's C and D NL loc vic XT585305.  Co's A and B swept, cleared and outposted 7A fm FSB PATTON II to Hwy 1.  Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT608317, XT503319, XT504316, and rtn to NL.  Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT591309, XT596316 and back to NL.  At 2000H Co D vic XT560325 eng 1 VC with organic wpns resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1215H Co B vic XT574170, detonated 1 US booby trapped grenade resulting in 2 US WIA (dustoff).
     Special Operations: None
5 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co B provided NL security.  Co C acted as RRF for the Phu Cuong Bridge and prepared for night activities.  Co B (-) moved to Hwy 8A and cont SE on Hwy 1 to vic XT674100 then swept S to vic XT767407, XT671072, XT6770701, XT576078, XT676053.  At 2102H Co C AP vic XT744145, eng 4 VC with (rest of paragraph missing)
     2-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  2-34 Armor (-) and Co A 2-27 Inf, cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cdt local security RIF's vic of bridge complexes.  At first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi.  2-34 Armor provided convoy security fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON II and to FSB PERSHING and rtn.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, C and D NL loc vic XT518260.  Co C NL and provided security for the Trang Bank Bridge/FSB STUART vic XT501194.  Co A cont Cu Chi stand down.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT523252, XT532256, dropped off AP and rtn to NL.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT489916 and XT495233 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT511262, XT502254, XT499242 and established squad size outposts; cdt local cloverleafs vic of outposts and rtn to NL.  Co A at 2020H cdt 5 ship lift airmobile combat assaults to LZ vic XT540164 and XT553158 to secure downed helicopters.  At 1127H a 10 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ's vic XT551291 and XT550274.  A 5 ship lift to each of the LZ's.  At 1135H a 5 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT559289, cdt RIF's of their LZ.  At 1410H a 10 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ's vic XT472269 and XT469248.  A 5 ship lift to each of the LZ's.  At 1630H a 10 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile move fm vic XT575267 back to their NL.  At 1200H Co D vic XT550275, apprehended 1 female detainee who was taking evasive action.  At 1730H vic XT508058 Co A apprehended 2 detainees and 1 VC PW who were evac to IPW.  At 1730H vic XS630990 Co D apprehended 3 male detainees who were evac to IPW.
     Special Operations: None
6 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf: Co A remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co B secured NL and prepared for night activities.  Co C acted as the RRF for the Phu Cuong Bridge and prepared for night activities.  Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT747150, XT760144, XT7673149, XT760140 and rtn to NL.  At 1905H vic XT762146 Co C was eng by an unknown number of VC with RPG rds; rtn fire with arty counter mortar, resulting in 3 US WIA (dustoff).  At 0955H vic XT764146 Co D loc in area of last nights contact, 1 VC dead.  Results, 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1044H Co D vic XT753149 loc 1 VC KIA (BC) in area of last nights AP.
     2-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 Inf remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Co A 2-27 Inf and Co A (-) 2-34 Armor cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cdt local security RIF's of bridge complexes.  At first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi.  Also secured and provided escort fm Cu Chi to 4-9 Inf Bn NL XT582195 and rtn.  Provided escort for VTR retrieving 5 tanks fm vic XT499242 and 1 tank vic XT584181 and rtn to Cu Chi.  At 0200H vic XT803140 Co A 2-34 observed movement in water near the Phu Cuong Bridge.  At 0237H vic XT803140, a 50 ft span of the S portion of Phu Cuong bridge was destroyed, resulting in 8 US WIA (all dustoff), and 1 US MIA, and 1 M48 tank in river.  At 1345H vic XT574181, tank hit a 20 lb mine resulting in major damage to tank and neg US casualties.  At 0730H vic XT802141, Co A loc underwater 2 VC KIA (BC).
     2-14 Inf:  Co A and Co B NL loc vic XT604016.  1 plat Co C provided security for FSB MEADE vic XT604112.  Co's C and D NL loc vic XS629978.  Co A (-)  cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT645033, cdt cloverleaf, XT650036, cdt cloverleaf, XT642043, XT635039 and rtn to NL.  Co's B and C secured NL and prepared for night activities.  Co D cdt RIF fm NL to XS627988, XS647991 and established patrol base.  Plats of Co D cdt RIF's fm patrol base and rtn.  At 2220H vic XT607026 Co B heard metallic sounds and eng with arty; results unknown.  At 0935H vic XS644990 Co C apprehended 1 male detainee who was taking evasive action; was classified IC.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, C and D NL loc vic XT518260.  Co C maintained NL and provided security for the Trang Bang Bridge/FSB STUART XT501194.  Co A acted as Bn RRF and secured NL and prepared for night activities.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT532183, XT523193, XT528208, XT518216, XT511202, XT511194 and rtn to NL.  Co C provided security for tanks vic XT543172.  Also provided security and escort for sweep team clearing road; RIF back to NL.  At 0939H a 10 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile CA fm FSB PERSHING to LZ vic XT642291.  Cdt RIF of LZ.  At 1530H a 10 ship lift of Co D cdt airmove back to FSB STUART.  Later rtn to NL.  At 2010H vic XT500246, Co A while enroute to AP eng 1 VC resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 2130H vic XT500246 Co A while enroute to AP received 1 burst of AK fire, sustaining 1 US WIA (neg dustoff).  At 1310H vic XT634299 Co D received 3 60mm rds and rtn with arty resulting in neg casualties.
     4-9 Inf: Recon plat attached to DISCOM.  Co's A and B NL loc vic XT584193.  Co's C and D NL loc vic XT583505.  Co A (-) and B (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A for resupply.  Co C (-) and D (-) cdt RIF fm their respective AP sites back to their NL.  Co C (-) cdt an airmove fm FSB GORDON to LZ FSB PATTON II.  At 2121H 1 plat Co A vic XT568172 received 10 rds of 60mm mortars and rtn with arty and 81mm, resulting in neg casualties.
     Special Operations: None
7 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co B secured NL and prepared for night activities.  Co C secured NL and acted as RRF for the Phu Cuong Bridge and prepared for night activities.  Co D cdt combined opns with Co A 2-34 Armor.  Co D moved fm Cu Chi to join with RF/PF.  Units then moved into block vic XT598090.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Co A 2-27 and Co A (-) 2-34 Armor cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cdt local US/RF/PF/RIF's around the bridge complexes.  At first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi.  Also secured and provided escort fmf Cu Chi to 4-9 Inf Bn NL vic XT582195 and rtn.  Co A (-) 2-34 Armor cdt combined opns with Co D 2-27 Inf.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-14 Inf: Co A and Co B NL loc vic XT604016.  1 plat Co B provided security for FSB MEADE vic XT605112.  Co B cdt local security RIF of their NL.  Co C provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  A Co (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT599020, XT599006, established patrol base and cdt local RIF's of that area; after completion, rtn to NL.  1 plt Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT631961, cdt cloverleaf, XS622965 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS624989, XS639989, XS642987 and rtn to NL.  At 2020H Co B AP observed 3 VC with starlight scope and eng with 81mm with neg results.  At 2140H Co B AP heard metallic sounds and eng with arty; results neg sounds.  At 2150H Co B AP heard splashing in rice paddy and eng with arty, results neg sounds.
     4-9 Inf: Recon plat attached to DISCOM.  Co's A and B NL loc vic XT584193.  Co's C and D NL loc vic XT585305, Co's A (-) and B (-) with 1 plat of Co C and 1 plat Co D, swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A for resupply convoy and cdt RIF's vic of villages Bau Dieu, Phoc Hiep, My Dang and Dat Mit Nai.  Co's C (-) and D (-) provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  At 0715H Co C vic XT564183, received SA fire fm an estimated 3-4 VC and rtn with SA, resulting in neg US casualties; VC losses unknown.  At 0850H vic XT573172, Co C detonated 1 US booby trapped grenade with trip wire, resulting in 3 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1520H vic XT570172, Co C detonated 1 US booby trapped US grenade with trip wire.  Results: 1 US WIA (dustoff).
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, C and D NL loc vic XT518260.  Co B maintained NL and provided security for the Trang Bang Bridge/FSB STUART XT501194.  Co's A (-), C (-) and D (-) cdt combined VCI search opns with RF fm Trang Bang.  Co A (-) established AP sites vic XT487262, XT493250 and XT489262.  Then established blocks vic XT475255, XT471257, and XT474257.  At 0750H vic XT470266, Co A apprehended 1 male detainee who was evac to IPW.  At 0810H vic XT461239, supporting gunships eng 1 VC taking evasive action, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 0745H vic XT470255 Co A apprehended 5 male detainees taking evasive action; both were evac to IPW.  1 was wounded.  At 1325H vic XT462253, Co D loc 5 VC PW's.
     Special Operations: None
8 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co B provided NL security and acted as the RRF and prepared for night activities.   Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT755151, XT761167, XT755144, XT 760143 and rtn to NL.  Co D provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  At 0915H Co C vic XT751152, detonated 1 US booby trapped US grenade with trip wire resulting in 2 US WIA (dustoff).
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, C and D NL vic XT518260.  Co B NL loc and security for the Trang Bang Bridge/FSB STUART XT501194.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT526246, XT544247, XT548243, XT520242 and rtn to NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT489193, XT488203, XT494217, XT507217, XT507208 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT509260, XT511265 and rtn to NL.  Co's C (-) and D (-) cdt airmobile combat assaults of 10 ships each at 1405H to LZ's vic XT377373 and XT366372 and established block fm vic XT377372 east to vic XT365371.
     Special Operations: None
9 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  1 plat of Co B moved by truck to vic XT742117 then cdt RIF to vic XT739116, XT733106, XT737112, XT749101, XT753103 and rtn to NL.  Co's C and D provided NL security.  At 1900H vic XT763151 Co D AP observed 3 VC and eng with organic wpns and arty; neg rtn of fire; neg results.
     2-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Co A 2-27 Inf and Co A (-) 2-34 Armor cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/ Ba Bep Bridges.  Cdt local RIF's around the bridge complexes.  At first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT629126.  Provided security escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON II XT582195 and rtn.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-14 Inf: Co A and B NL loc vic XT604016.  Co C (-) and Co D NL loc vic XS629978.  1 plat of Co C provided security for FSB MEADE XT605112.  Co A (-) cdt local RIF fm NL to vic XT615030, XT723035, XT630669, XT633039, XT533235, XT624107 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT596030, XT610040, XT595047, XT593006, XT60005 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS598999 and provided security for MEDCAP and SYOPS then to XT611003 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT646990 and established patrol base; cdt local RIF's of the area and then to NL.  At 2155H vic XT599008 Co A AP observed 2-3 VC by starlight scope and eng with arty; results unkn, neg sightings.  At 0930H vic XT622035, a Chieu Hoi surrendered to Co A and was evac to IPW.
     4-9 Inf: Co's A, B and D NL loc vic XT584193.  Co C NL loc vic XT595305.  Co A (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm Bn NL to Hwy 1 for resupply convoy.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT587199, XT581210, XT582223, XT573222, XT580208, XT576206, XT581200 and rtn to NL.  At 1055H a 10 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile CA fm FSB PATTON II to LZ vic XT542148; cdt RIF's of their LZ and rtn to NL.  At 1935H Co D vic XT573178 received RPG and AK47 fire fm an estimated VC squad and rtn with SA/81mm.  Results neg US Casualties.  VC unknown.  At 0100H vic XT579204 Co A AP observed 50-75 VC and eng with arty; results unknown.  At 1130H vic XT542148 Co D received SA fire and rtn with LFT and arty, resulting in 3 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1423H vic XT459184 Co A eng 1 VC taking evasive action, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1510H Co C vic XT555153 detonated a pressure type mine resulting in 6 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1400H vic XT548150 Co D apprehended 1 male detainee who was evac to IPW.  Recon plat is OPCON to DISCOM.
     2-12 Inf: Co' A and C (-) NL loc ic XT513260.  Co's B and D (-) maintained NL at FSB STUART/Trang Bank Bridge vic XT501194.  Co C (-) of 4-9 Inf is OPCON to 2-12 Inf.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT524264, XT530271, cloverleafed, XT523268.  At 1900H vic XT494198 Co B AP enroute to AP site was eng with 1 claymore by an unknown element, resulting in 7 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1015H vic XT516200 Co B eng 6 VC with SA, results unknown.
     Special Operations: None
10 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf: Co A remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165.  Co D NL loc vic XT725149.  Co B is OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Co C provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co D acted as RRF for the Phu Cuong Bridge; cdt local security RIF of their NL.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-34 Armor: Co A 2-27 remains OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Co B (-) of 2-27 was OPCON to 2-034 eff 0730.  Co A 2-27 and Co A (-) 2-34 Armor cont to provide security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cdt local RIF's around the bridge complexes.  At first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to XT629126.  Provided security escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON II XT582195 and rtn.  Also provided escort security for convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PERSHING XT513260 and rtn.  Co B (-) of 2-27 Inf and Co A 2-34 Armor cdt RIF fm the Ann Margaret Gate to Phu Hoa Dong XT707193.  Upon completion of RIF released B (-)/2-27 fm OPCON.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A and C NL loc at XT513260.  Co's B and D NL loc at FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT522262, XT5399268, XT535266, and rtn to NL.  At each vic a cloverleaf was ctd.  Co B (-) cdt search opns in area.
22 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf: Bn (-) NL loc vic XT742165, FSB CROCKETT.  Co D NL loc vic XT725149.  Co A cdt stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.  Co A released fm OPCON 2-34 eff 1300H and replaced by Co B to provide security for Phy Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Co C provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co D at first light, closed out their present NL vic XT725149 and rtn to FSB CROCKETT.  Cdt local security RIF around NL and acted as the RRF.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-34 Armor: Co B 2-27 Inf eff 1300H OPCON TF 2-34 Armor.  Co B 2-27 and Co A 2-34 Armor provided security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cdt local RIF's around the bridge complexes.  At first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT629126.  Provided security escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON II and to Co D, 4-9 Inf NL XT543150 and rtn.  Also provided security escort for convoy fm Cu Chi to Duc Hoa and rtn.  At 2115H vic XT81134 Ba Bep Bridge received 2 rds of SA fire; rtn with SA, arty and 81mm, resulting in neg US casualties; VC losses unknown.
     4-9 Inf. Recon plat attached to DISCOM.  Co's A, B and C NL loc vic XT582195, FSB PATTON II.  Co D NL loc vic XT543150.  Co A provided NL security; cdt local RIF of NL; prepared for night activities.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT586187, XT593173, XT570178 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) at first light, swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm FSB PATTON II to conjunction of Hwy 7A and Hwy 1 for resupply convoy and rtn.  Co D (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm NL vic XT543150 to conjunction of Hwy 7A and Hwy 1 for resupply convoy and rtn.  At 1905H vic XT544150 received SA; fire was rtn with SA, arty, resulting in 1 US WIA (dustoff), VC losses unknown.  At 1050H vic XT584171 Co B received sporadic fire and rtn to organic opns and LFT, resulting in neg US casualties, VC losses unknown.  At 1445H vic XT580174 Co B detonated 1 US booby trapped grenade with trip wire across a dike, resulting in 4 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1430H vic XT582172 Co A apprehended 4 detainees who were evac to IPW.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A and C NL FSB PERSHING vic XT513260.  Co's B and D NL FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Co D provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  At 0745 a 10 ship lift of Co A cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ's vic XT526214 and XT519199, established block vic XT523211 and XT519201; after completion rtn to NL.  At 0802H a 10 ship lift of Co B cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT516218; cdt RIF to XT518214, XT513207 and rtn to NL.  At 2040H vic XT501194 Co B observed 2-3 individuals and eng with SA fire, resulting in neg sightings.  At 1300H vic XT608314 Co C detonated 1 US booby trapped grenade with trip wire across hedgerow, resulting in 3 US WIA (dustoff).
     2-14: Co's A and B NL loc vic XT604016, FSB KEENE.  Co C (-) and Co D maintained NL vic XS629978; 1 plat co C secured arty at FSB MEADE XT605112.  Co C provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS639988, XT642995, and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT643964, XT648976 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT628970, XT624970, XT628987 and rtn to NL.  Co B cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ's vic XT614004, XT611004, XT575023 and XT628975.  Co D detonated 1 US booby trapped grenade in hedgerow, resulting in 4 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1213H vic XT650038 Co A apprehended 1 VC POW who was evac to IPW.
     Special Operations: None
12 NOV 68
     2-17 Inf: Co B remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Co's C and D NL loc FSB CROCKETT vic XT742165.  Co A cdt stand down at Cu Chi Base Camp.  Co C provided NL security and acted as the RRF for the Phu Cuong Bridge; cdt local security RIF around NL; prepared for night activities.  Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT745162, XT756167, along canal to XT750165, XT748160 and rtn to NL.  At 0315H vic XT802140 Co B sustained 4 US NBI (dustoff), resulting fm a short fuzed grenade.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-34 Armor: Co B 2-27 Inf remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  1 plat tanks Co A 2-34 Armor, OPCON to 4-9 Inf eff 0900H.  Co B 2-27 Inf and Co A 2-34 Armor provided security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep bridges.  Cdt local US/RF/PF security RIF's around the bridge complexes.  At first light, swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT629126.  Provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON I and II, and to Co D, 4-9 Inf NL vic XT543150.  Also provided security for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PERSHING and rtn.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     4-9 Inf: Recon plat attached to DISCOM.  1 plat tanks Co A 2-34 Armor OPCON to 4-9 Inf eff 0900H, Co's A, B and C NL FSB PATTON II vic XT582195.  Co D NL loc vic XT543150.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm NL and established block fm XT592195 to XT592173.  At 0900H Co C (-) with OPCON tank plat Co A 2-34 Armor, swept east through village of Bau Dieu into block position established by Co A (-).  After completion rtn to NL.  Co B (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm NL to vic XT582195 to junction of Hwy 7A and Hwy 1 for resupply convoy and rtn.  Co D (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm NL vic XT543150 to junction of Hwy 7A and Hwy 1 for resupply convoy and rtn.  At 1240H vic XT574196 Co C sustained 10 US WIA (dustoff) resulting fm a five explosion, chain reaction booby trap command detonated or claymore.  At 1345H vic XT578178 Co C detonated a pressure type mine in a hedgerow, resulting in 2 US WIA (dustoff).
     2-12 Inf: Co's A and C NL loc vic XT513260, FSB PERSHING.  Co's B and D NL loc vic FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge XT501194.  Co A (-) and 1 plat Co B cleared Hwy 6A for resupply convoy and rtn.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT511261, XT499242 and established outposts at these locs; cdt cloverleafs at each outpost; escorted sweep team fm FSB PERSHING to XT499242 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT495233 and established outposts at these locations.  At 1045H vic XT489216 Co B received SA, AW and RPG fire; rtn with organic wpns, resulting in 2 US WIA (dustoff), VC losses unknown.  At 1330H vic XT577268 Co D apprehended 1 VC POW who was evac to IPW.  At 1515H vic XT576274 Co D apprehended 3 detainees possible VCI, 2 female and 1 male; they were evacuated to IPW.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B NL loc vic XT604016, FSB KEENE.  Co C (-) and Co D NL loc vic XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured arty at FSB MEADE XT605112.  Co C (-) provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co A cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT604066; RIF to vic XT513054, after completion rtn to NL.  Co B cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT603047; cdt RIF to XT613064 and rtn to NL.  Co D cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT661014; cdt RIF to vic XS637995 and XS637987 and rtn to NL.  At 1835H vic XT604017 NL received 7-8 rds 82mm fire resulting in 2 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1855H vic XS629916 NL received 15-20 rds 82mm resulting in 4 US WIA (dustoff).  At 0940H vic XT607064 Co A detonated 1 booby trapped US grenade with trip wire in hedgerow resulting in 1 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1430H vic XS611981 Co C apprehended 2 male detainees who were evac.  At 1400H vic XT620053 Co B apprehended 1 male detainee who was evac to IPW.
     Special Operations: None
13 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf: Co B remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Co's C and D NL loc FSB CROCKETT vic XT742165.  Co A rtn to Bn NL; cdt local security RIF and acted as the RRF.  Co C provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT741160, XT726156 and rtn to NL.  Co's A (-) and D (-) cdt opn with 2-34 Armor.  At 1910H vic XT766148, Co C received 5-6 rds of sniper fire and rtn with organic wpns.  Neg US casualties; VC losses unknown.
     2-34 Armor: Co B 2-27 remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Co B 2-27 Inf and Co A 2-34 Armor, provided security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cdt local US/RF/PF security RIF's around the bridge complexes.  At first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT529126.  Provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON I and II, and to Co D, 4-9 Inf NL vic XT543150.  Also provided escort for convoy to Duc Hoa and rtn.  Co's A (-) and D (-) 2-27 Inf were OPCON to 2-34 Armor for cdt of search opns and RIF's SW of Hwy 1 in area bordered by XT655110, XT665096, XT609103; there was neg contact during the reported period.
     4-9 Inf: Recon plat attached to DISCOM.  Co A, Co B and C NL FSB PATTON II vic XT582195.  Co D NL loc vic XT543150.  Co A (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm FSB PATTON II to junction of Hwy 7A and Hwy 1 for resupply convoy.  Co B provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT563186, XT560180, and rtn to NL.  Co D (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm XT543150 to junction of Hwy 7A and Hwy1 for resupply convoy.  At 1030H vic XT566176 Co B apprehended 1 male detainee who was picked up in area of last night's movement.  He was evac to IPW.  At 0930H vic XT564187, Co C received SA and AW fire fm estimated squad of VC; rtn fire with organic wpns, LFT, arty, resulting in 1 US WIA (dustoff), VC losses unknown.  At 1430H vic XT526154 Co D received SA and AW fire fm estimated 3 VC; rtn fire with organic wpns, LFT and 81mm; resulting in neg US casualties; VC losses unknown.
     Special Operations: None
14 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf: Co B remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Co A, C and D NL FSB CROCKETT vic XT742165.  At 1105H a 5 ship lift of 1 plat Co D cdt airmove fm NL to Bao Trai and secure Co C/3-13 arty.  Co A at 1130H cdt airmobile fm NL to LZ's vic XT721125 and XT719212; cdt RIF of their LZ's.  At 1155H Co A cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT728208, cdt RIF of their LZ; and established NL vic XT7199216.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-34 Armor: Co B 2-27 remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Co B 2-27 Inf and Co A 2-34 Armor provided security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cdt local US/RF/PF RIF's around the bridge complexes.  At first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT629126.  Provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON, PERSHING and to Co D, 4-9 Inf NL vic XT543150.  1 tank plat Co A 2-34 Armor went OPCON to 4-9 Inf at 0800H for opns in Thai My.  There was neg contact during the reported period.  2-34 (-) swept rd to FSB MEADE and escorted arty to Bao Trai.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A and C NL vic XT513260, FSB PERSHING.  Co's B and D NL FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT510266, XT491258, XT495256, and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT487205, XT490215 and established outposts; escorted sweep team fm XT487205 to vic XT496235 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT520249, XT522238, XT521227, XT515240 and rtn to NL.  1 plat of Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT503253, XT500247, XT494235 and established outposts.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     4-9 Inf: Recon plat attached to DISCOM.  Co's A, B and C NL FSB PATTON II vic XT582195.  Co D NL vic XT543150.  Co A swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm FSB PATTON II to junction of Hwy 7A and Hwy1 for resupply convoy.  Co's B (-) and Co C (-) and 1 plat Co D and 1 tank plat of Co A 2-34 Armor OPCON to 4-9 Inf dt search opns of village of Thai My with RF/PF fm Cu Chi sub sector.  At 0726H Co B (-) cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ's vic XT523155 and XT532155; cdt RIF of their LZ's.  At 0745H Co C (-) cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ's vic XT524122 and XT535144; cdt RIF of their LZ's; upon completion rtn to NL.  At 0850H vic XT534149 Co C detonated a pressure type mine.  At time of requested dustoff, when LZ detonated another mine of same type.  Resulting in 7 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1130H Co's B and D apprehended 4 detainees which 2 were admitted laborers; evac to IPW.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B NL vic XT604016, FSB KEENE.  Co C (-) and D NL vic XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured arty at FSB MEADE XT605112.  CO's A and C provided NL security and cdt local security RIF's of their NL.  Co's B and D cdt opns with RF/PF to search area of last night's contact.  Elements swept into vic XT468046; neg results.  At 2213H vic XT585060, Co D received AK fire and 60mm fire; rtn with organic wpns, arty and counter mortar.  Results, 1 US KIA and 10 US WIA (dustoff), VC losses unknown.  At 0955 Co B vic XT580058 loc 6 VC KBA (BC) and 6 AK 47's.
     Special Operations: None
15 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf: Co B remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.    Co's C and D NL vic XT742165 FSB CROCETT.  1 plat Co D secured arty at FSB MEADE.  Co A (-) NL vic XT719216.  Co A cont search in area of AO NERO, vic's XT714216, XT726215, XT725213; upon completion cdt airmove back to NL.  Co C cdt airmove to LZ vic XT479124 to establish a new NL.  Co D provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  There was neg contact during reported period.
     2-34 Armor: Co B 2-27 remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Co B 2-27 Inf and Co A 2-34 Armor provided security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cdt local US/RF/PF security RIF's around the bridge complexes.  At first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT629126.  Provided security for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON, PERSHING and to Co D, 4-9 Inf NL vic XT543150.  Also provided escort for convoy fm Cu Chi to Duc Hoa and rtn.  At first light, swept, cleared Hwy 8A to Bao Trai then to XT477125.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     4-9 Inf: Recon plat attached to DISCOM.  Co's A, B and C NL FSB PATTON II vic XT582195.  Co D NL vic XT543150.  Co A provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co B (-) cdt opns with RF/PF fm Cu Chi Sub Sector.  Elements cdt RIF vic XT575176, XT570173, XT557173, XT571192 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A S to Hwy 1 for resupply convoy; cdt local RIF's vic of outposts.  Co D (-) at first light, swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A N to Hwy 1 for resupply convoy; secured engineering effort vic of Thai My and Hwy 7A.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, C and FSB PERSHING vic XT513260.  Co B NL FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT515188, cdt cloverleaf, XT523207, XT519214, XT514203, and rtn to NL.  Co D provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co A (-) at 0915H cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT505295; cdt sweep to XT514308 then RIF back to NL.  Co C (-) at 0928H cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT509293; cdt sweep to vic XT511297, cdt cloverleaf, XT518307 then rtn to NL.  At 1945H vic XT501194 Co B received sniper fire and observed 6 persons in same loc; rtn with M79/AW/and 81mm, results unknown.  At 0815H vic XT497198 Co B apprehended 2 male detainees who were taking evasive action; they were evac to IPW.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B NL FSB KEANE, vic XT604016.  Co C (-) and Co D NL security vic XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured for night activities.  2 plats Co D cdt opns with the 25th ARVNs.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS630973 and established block.  Elements of the 25th ARVN's cdt sweep into blocks set up by Co D/2-14 Inf; upon completion elements rtn to respective NL.  Co A (-) and 2 plats Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT590045.  Co A (-) cont to vic XT591055, XT602062.  2 plats Co B to vic XT590004; then 1 to vic XT591055, XT582063.  At 1450H Co A elements cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT485054; then cdt airmove back to NL.  At 1040H vic XS634977 ARVN elements in opns with 2-14 Inf eng 3 VC in bunker, resulting in 3 VC KIA (BC).  At 1455H vic XT585053, Co B apprehended 4 NVA PW's and evac them to IPW.  At 1700H vic XT482050 Co B eng 3 VC resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC) and 1 VC WIA POW (evac).  At 1838H vic XT472056 Co B received SA sniper fire and rtn with organic wpns.  Results, 1 VC KIA (BC) and 1 US WIA (dustoff).
     2nd Bde C&C ship helicopter at 1400H vic XT482049 eng 1 VC carrying RPG-7, resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).
     Special Operations: None
16 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf: co B remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Co's A and D (-) NL FSB CROCKETT vic XT742165; 1 plat Co D secured arty at BAo Trai Airstrip.  Co C and 1 plat Co D NL vic XT477126.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT739159, XT736163, XT742175 and rtn to NL.  Co C and 1 plat Co D secured new NL vic XT477125; cdt local security RIF's and prepared for night activities.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-34 Armor: Co B 2-27 Inf remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Co B 2-27 Inf and Co A 2-34 Armor provided security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cdt local US/RF/PF security RIF's around the bridge complexes.  At first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT629126.  Provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON, PERSHING, and to Co D, 4-9 Inf NL vic XT543150.  At first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm Cu Chi to Bao Trai; then fm Bao Trai to vic XT477126.  When sweep team reached Bao Trai, escort team departed Cu Chi with resupply convoy for arty at Bao Trai Airstrip.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     4-9 Inf: Recon plat attached to DISCOM.  Co's A, B and C NL FSB PATTON II vic XT582195.  Co D NL loc vic XT543150.  Co A (-) secured MEDCAP and festival in Bau Dieu; cdt security RIF's E of Hwy 7A and established outposts vic XT573169, XT580120; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co B fm outposts and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) cdt security RIF's W of Hwy 7A and established outposts vic XT561811, XT564178, XT568172; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co D (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm NL XT543140 to Hwy 1 for resupply convoy; secured engineering effort vic Thai My.  At 1940H vic XT573177 Co A AP received 2 RPG rds/1rifle grenade/SA fire fm approx 4 positions; rtn with SA/M79.  Results, 2 US WIA (dustoff).  At 0730H vic XT571191 Co C received AW fire; rtn with organic wpns and gunship; results, neg US casualties; VC losses unknown.  At 0840H vic XT576172 Co A detonated 1 Chicom grenade booby trapped with trip wire, resulting in 4 US WIA (dustoff).
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, C and D NL loc FSB PERSHING vic XT513260.  Co B NL loc FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT514246, XT599238, XT482249, XT494243, XT510252 and rtn to NL.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT499207, XT509218, XT506209; cdt cloverleafs at each loc and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT532047, XT5547228, XT542217, XT527240, and rtn to NL.  Co D provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  At 0115H vic XT500247 Co D apprehended 2 male detainees taking evasive action; evac to IPW.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B NL FSB KEENE, vic XT604016.  Co C (-) and Co D maintained NL security vic XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured arty at FSB MEADE, vic XT605112.  Co C (-) provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  At 0930H a 10 ship lift of Co D cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ's vic XT664017 and XT663010; cdt RIF to vic XT637003.  At 1230H Co D cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT474055; cdt RIF to vic XT469148 and XT471048; upon completion cdt airmove back to NL.  Co (-) and B (-) cdt airmobile opns with elements of the 25th ARVN Division.  At 0835H ARVN's cdt airmobile CA fm Duc Hoa to LZ vic XT653043; moved to vic XT650038.  At 0850H Co B cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT624035 and XT624030; elements of Co B and ARVN's both RIF to XT624035; upon completion elements RIF back to NL.  At 0910H Co A cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ's vic XT629043 and XT629030; elements of Co A and ARVN's cdt RIF to vic XT634038; ARVN's RIF along Hwy 9A and established block at vic XT650027; Co A cont to XT628015; upon completion elements RIF back to NL.  At 1000H vic XT603035 Co A apprehended 5 detainees who ARVN's say are VC; turned detainees over to ARVN'S.  At 0925H vic XT629043 Co A received SA fire fm 2 VC and rtn with organic wpns and gunship.  Resulting in neg US casualties; VC losses unkn.
     2nd Bde: At 100H 2nd Bde MEDCAP and S5 personnel at vic XT568183, received approx 40 rds of sniper fire; neg rtn of fire due to civ in the area.  Neg casualties.
     Special Operations: None
17 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf: Co B remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Co's A and D (-) NL FSB CROCKETT, vic XT742165; 1 plat Co D secured arty at Bao Trai.  Co C, Recon plat and 2 plats of Co D NL loc FSB REED, vic XT477125.  Co A provided NL security and cdt local RIF's; prepared to move to new FSB.  Co C (-) cdt local security RIF of their NL.  Co D (-) cdt local security fm NL to vic XT474114 and rtn.  Recon plat cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT489124, XT489130, XT484120 and rtn to NL.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-34 Armor: Co B 2-27 Inf remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Co B 2-27 Inf and Co A 2-34 Armor provided security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cdt local US/RF/PF security RIF's around the bridge complexes.  At first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT629126.  Provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON, PERSHING and to Co D 4-9 Inf NL vic XT543150.  When sweep reached Bao Trai, security and escort team departed Cu Chi with Co D  (-) mortar plat of 2-27 Inf and resupply convoy for FSB REED, vic XT477125.  1 plat of Co B 2-27 Inf and 2 plats of 2-34 Armor cdt opns with 2 Co's 4-7 ARVN regiment.  1 plat Co B 2-27 departed fm Phu Cuong Bridge by boat and moved to vic XT749177 and established block.  2 Co's of 2-7 Regiment also participated in opns by established block on S side of Phu Hoa Dong fm vic XT708175 to vic XT726189.  1 plat 2-34 Armor met with 2 Co's 4-7 ARVN's vic XT720160.  Elements RIF to XT745160, XT760170; upon completion elements rtn to their respective NL's.  At 1335H vic XT573178 Co B truck detonated mine resulting in a small hole in bed.
     4-9 Inf: Recon plat attached to DISCOM.  CO's A, B and C NL FSB PATTON II vic XT582195.  Co D NL vic XT543150.  Co A cdt local security RIF vic of NL and prepared to move to FSB McNAIR by hook.  Co B (-) cdt opns with RF/PF fm Trung Lap.  Cdt RIF fm FSB PATTON II to vic XT577190, XT562188 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm FSB PATTON II to Hwy 1; cdt RIF E and W of Hwy 7A vic of Bau Dieu; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co D (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm NL XT543150 to Hwy 1 with 1 plat 3/4 Cav; secured engineering effort in Thai My; upon completion, rtn to NL.  At 1940H vic XT575185 Co C AP on way to AP site received SA and rifle grenade fire fm estimated 4-5 VC; fire was rtn with SA/arty/81mm.  Results, 1 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1020H vic XT564186, Co B received sniper fire fm S; rtn fire with organic wpns; neg results.  At 1100H vic XT564186 Co B apprehended 2 male detainees in area of contact; evac to IPW.  At 1400H vic XT562188, Co B received SA fire fm estimated 7-8 VC; rtn fire with organic wpns and LFT; results unknown.  Co's A and D of 8-9 Inf were released fm OPCON 2nd Bde to OPCON 3rd Bde, eff 1630H.
     2-14  Inf: Co's A and B NL FSB KEENE, vic XT604016.  Co C (-) and D maintained NL security vic XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured arty at FSB MEADE, vic XT605112.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT612020, XT617028, cdt cloverleafs XT625016, XT515010 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT601030, XT595011 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT605032, XT596037, XT595011 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS628994, XT;632000, XT538000, and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS649965, XS647950, XS631968 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS620975, XS623964, XT627980 and rtn to NL.  At 1030H vic XT6230127 Co A apprehended 1 male detainee who was evac to IPW.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, B and C NL FSB PERSHING vic XT513260.  Co B NL FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Co A provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT513197, XT514212, XT521204.  Co's C (-) and D (-) cdt airmobile opns with RF fm Trung Lap.  At 0732H Co D cdt airmove fm NL to LZ Trung Lap.  At 0745H Co C cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT533228; cdt RIF to XT553245, and XT545234; cdt RIF to XT545243, XT553245.  At 0800H Co D with RF cdt airmobile CA fm Trung Lap to LZ's vic XT585236 and XT589229; cdt RIF to vic XT589254; cdt RIF to vic XT579244.  At 1047H Co C cdt airmobile CA fm XT553245 to XT598237 and XT597242; cdt security RIF vic of their LZ's.  At 1200H vic XT516205 Co B apprehended 2 detainees; evac to IPW.  At 1255H vic XT605216 Co D apprehended 5 VC in a bunker; evac to IPW.  At 1425H vic XT623222 Co D received sporadic sniper fire fm unknown number of VC; rtn fire with organic wpns/gunship/arty; results unknown.  At 1330H vic XT605215 Co D apprehended 3 female detainees who were evac to IPW.
     1-2 Inf (M): Received OPCON C/1-5 Inf (M) eff 1500H; established NL at Thai My vic XT545150.
     Special Operations: None
18 NOV 68
     1-5 Inf (M): 2nd Bde assumed OPCON of 1-5 Inf (M) eff entry into 2nd Bde TAOI at 1527H.  C/1-5 Inf reverted to OPCON 1-5 Inf (M) at 1527H and maintained NL at Thai My vic XT543150.  1-5 Inf (M) established and secures FSB PATTON I, vic XT592214.  Neg contact during the reported period.
     2-27 Inf: Co B remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Co A OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Co's C and D NL at FSB REED vic XT477125.  Co A closed out FSB CROCKETT; moved to Cu Chi and met with convoy and was displaced to FSB REED.  Co C- cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT475133, XT476137, XT465129 and rtn to NL.  Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT469124, Xt468104 and rtn to NL.  Recon plat swept rd TL-10 fm FSB REED to XT486109; cdt RIF to XT493109, XT486120 and rtn to NL.
     2-34 Armor: Co B 2-27 remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Co B 2-27 Inf and Co A 2-34 Armor provided security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cdt local US/RF/PF security RIF's around the bridge complexes.  At first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT629126.  Also swept, cleared Hwy 8A fm Cu Chi to Bao Trai and fm Bao Trai to FSB REED vic XT477216.  When sweep team reached Bao Trai, security team departed Cu Chi with resupply convoy for FSB REED.  Provided escort for convoy fm Cu Chi to Duc Hoa and rtn.  Co A/2-27 Inf OPCON 2-34 Armor, was displaced to FSB REED by convoy and released from 2-34 Armor OPCON upon arrival at FSB REED, at 1600H.
     4-9 Inf: Recon plat attached to DISCOM, (-A, D); C1/-5 Inf(M) OPCON to 4-9 Inf, maintained NL vic XT543150.  Co's B and C departed FS PATTON II and moved to Dau Tieng.  Co C (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm FSB PATTON to Hwy 1.  Co C/1-5 Inf (M) swept, cleared Hwy 7A fm their NL to FSB PATTON I vic XT591215.  4-9 Inf (-) fm OPCON 2nd Bde upon clearing 2nd Bde TAOI.  C/1-5 Inf (M) released fm OPCON of 1-5 Inf (M) eff 1527H and reverted to OPCON of 1-5 Inf (M).
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B NL FSB KEENE, vic XT604016.  Co C (-) and Co D maintained NL security vic XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured arty at FSB MEADE vic XT605112.  Co C provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT631983, XS628996, and rtn to NL.  At 0755H Co B cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ's vic XT623058, and XT517059; elements then RIF to vic XT523055, XT611041; upon completion rtn to NL.  At 0740H Co B cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ;s vic XT593068 and XT601065, elements then RIF to vic XT523055, XT611041; upon completion rtn to NL.  At 0740H Co B cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ's vic XT593068 and XT6010655; elements then RIF to vic XT623055, XT511041; upon completion rtn to NL.  At 0740 Co B cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ's vic XT593068 and XT601065; elements then RIF to vic XT601060, XT582155; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co D cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ's vic XT629033 and XT636036, elements RIF to XT622016, cdt cloverleaf, XT621013; upon completion rtn to NL.  At 0930H vic XT600062 Co B apprehended 1 male detainee; evac to IPW.  At 0940H vic XS623975 Co D detonated 1 US grenade booby trapped with trip wire, resulting in 3 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1510H vic XT583145 co B received 2 bursts of AK fire; rtn with SA.  Results neg.  At 1530H vic XT575035 Co A, G and C apprehended 13 detainees; evac to IPW.  At 1520H vic XT575035 Co A, B and C eng 2 VC taking evasive action; neg rtn of fire.  Results, 2 VC PW's (WIA).  At 1530H vic XT575035 Co D eng 1 VC resulting in 1 VC WIA.  At 1630H vic XT581025 Co B's LOH received 1 hit of SA fire resulting in 1 US WIA (pilot).
     2-12 Inf: Co's A and C and D NL FSB PERSHING vic XT513260.  Co B NL FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Co A provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT497207, XT503219, XT503207 and rtn to NL.  At 0910H Co D cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ's vic XT548247 and XT461249; established block at each of the LZ's.  At 0930H Co D CA to LZ vic XT466235 and established block.  Co C cdt airmobile combat assaults fm NL to LZ vic XT463245; cdt RIF of LZ.  At 0945H Co C CA fm NL to LZ's vic XT464245, XT463246; cdt RIF of LZ's.  At 1246H Co D CA to XT488257; cdt RIF to vic XT560260 and rtn to NL.  At 1315H Co C cdt CA to LZ's vic  vic XT498247 and XT503244 and rtn to NL.  At 0940H vic XT466246 Co C apprehended 10 detainees of which IPW team says they are VC; evac to IPW.  At 135H vic XT502236, gunship eng 2 VC taking evasive action resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC).
     Special Operations: None
19 NOV 68
     1-5 Inf (M): Co's A and B NL FSB PATTON I, vic XT592214.  Co C NL vic XT543150.  Co's A and B provided NL security and cdt local security RIFs.  Scout plat swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm FSB PATTON I to Hwy 1.  Co C (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm FSB PATTON I to Hwy 1; secured engr effort vic Thai My.  1-5 Inf (m) provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON I and C/1-5 Inf NL.  At 0830H vic XT524150, Co C picked up 1 Chieu Hoi; (evac).
     2-34 Armor: Co B 2-27 remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Co B 2-27 Inf and Co A 2-34 Armor provided security for the Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  Cdt local US/RF/PF security RIFs around the bridge complexes.  At first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm the Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT529126.  Also swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm Cu Chi to Bao Trai and rtn.  1 plat 2-34 Armor participated in opn with Bn (-) 4-7 ARVN.  Regiment cordoned S and SE section fm XT733134 to Xt743137.  At first light, 1 Co ARVN along with NP swept through and searched village fm E to W; neg findings.  1 plat 2-34 Armor cdt opns with 1 Co 2-27 ARVN Regiment.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B NL FSB KEENE, vic XT604016.  Co C (-) and D maintained NL security vic XS629978; 1 plat Co D secured arty at FSB MEADE, vic XT604112.  Co A cdt RIF to vic XT573024; then 1 plat to vic XT582025, XT573035 and 1 plat to XT580041; elements rejoined, cdt RIF vic XT593020 and rtn to NL.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT607023, XT613027, XT620026 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to Hoc Mon Canal; cdt search opns; then RIF to vic XS672977, XS663979 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co D cdt local security RIF of NL.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A and C and D NL FSB PERSHING vic XT513260.  Co B NL FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Co's A, B and C reinforced plat of Co D, participated in special opns.
     2-27 Inf: Co B remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Bn NL loc FSB REED vic XT477126.  Co's A and C participated in special opns; Co D (-) provided NL security and cdt local security RIF; swept rd TL 10 fm FSB REED to Bao Trai.  2-27 Inf and A/1-8 Arty provided excort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi.
20 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf: Co B remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Bn NL loc FSB REED XT477216.  Co C provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co A (-) cdt RIF to vic XT474114; 1 plat RIF to XT485114, XT483110, XT488111 and rtn to NL; 1 plat RIF to XT487120 and rtn to NL.  Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT474127, XT455128, XT463124, XT467123 and rtn to NL.  Recon plat swept road TL 10 fm FSB REED to Bao Trai.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, C and D NL FSB PERSHING XT513260.  Co B NL FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge XT501194.  Co A provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT496196, XT503223, XT507223 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT528263, XT5450274, XT553283 and rtn to NL.  Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT519267, XT513287, XT502267, and rtn to NL.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B NL FSB KEENE XT604018.  Co C (-) and D maintained NL security vic XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured arty at FSB MEADE.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm their NL to vic XT594007, XT596033 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT602025, XT514028 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT602025, XT514028 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT623036, XT629029 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT621009, XT610003, XT607009 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  At 1400H, 1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS649973 and set up AP site.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS634998, XS624987, XT623982 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT622981 and established block; then to vic XS642973 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS636984, XS655980 and rtn to NL.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     1-5 Inf (M): Co's A and B NL FSB PATTON I XT592241.  Co C NL vic XT543150.  Co C (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm NL to Hwy 1; secured engr effort vic Thai My; then to XT504153, XT515254 and rtn to NL.  Scout plat swept and outposted Hwy 7A fm FSB PATTON I to Hwy 1.  1-5 Inf (M) provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON I.  Co's A (-) and D (-) participated in special opns.   Co B (-) with 2 plats RF cdt RIF to vic XT579229, XT575236.  1 plat Co B then cdt RIF to XT584216 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF to XT579222, XT582219 and rtn to NL.  At 1223H vic XT585223, Co B AP observed 40 VC with starlight scope and eng with 81mm fire.  Neg results.  At 0025 vic XT595223 Co A AP sprang an ambush on 7 VC with 3 claymores/81mm/AW; neg rtn of fire; results unknown.  AP rtn to NL.  At 1010H vic XT579229 Co B detonated 1 US grenade booby-trapped with trip wire in a hedgerow resulting in 1 US WIA (neg dustoff).  At 1145H vic XT518228 Co D detonated an unknown type of booby trap in a hedgerow, resulting in 1 US KIA, and 1 VN KIA, 4 VN WIA (dustoff).  At 1350H vic XT575235 Co B apprehended 1 female detainee (evac).
      2-34 Armor: B/2-27 Inf and 15th Co, 4-7 ARVN Regt, OPCON to 2-34.  HQ, Sct plat and 15th Co, 4-7 ARVN Regt secured and maintained NL XT742165.  B/2-27 Inf, 1 plat A/2-27 Armor and Hvy Mortar Plat 2-34 Armor secured and maintained NL at Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges and cdt local US/RF/PF RIFs and night activities vic of bridge complexes.  A/2-34 Armor at first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm Phu Cong Bridge to XT629126.  Co A (-) 2-34 Armor cdt opns with 2 Co's 4-7 ARVNs , cdt RIF fm vic XT713184 to XT703180 to XT690165; upon completion elements rtn to NL.
     Special Operations: None
21 NOV 68
     1-5 Inf (M): Co's A and B maintained NL FSB PATTON I, vic XT592214.  Co D maintained NL vic XT543150.  Co A (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm FSB PATTON I S to Hwy 1; cdt local RIF vic XT563178 and rtn to NL.  Co B (-) cdt opns with RF fm Trung Lap; cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT570174 to vic XT600170; cdt cloverleaf and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm XT504154 to junction of Hwy 1; secured Engr effort vic Thai My.  Sct plat secured NL and prepared for night activities.  1-5 Inf (M) provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATON I and Co C NL vic XT543150.  At 2100H vic XT537150, Co C eng 3 VC with SA fire; neg rtn of fire; neg results.  At 0726H vic XT601222, Recon plat received SA fire fm estimated 3 VC; rtn fire with organic wpns; results, 2 US WIA, (1 dusted off, 1 RTD).
     2-34 Armor: B/2-27 Inf, 15th Co 4-7 ARVN Regt and 1 plat A/1-5 Inf (M) OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  HQ, Sct plat and 15th Co, 4-7 ARVN Regt secured and maintained NL XT742165.  B/2-27 Inf, 1 plat A/2-27 Armor and Hvy Mortar plat 2-34 Armor secured and maintained NL at Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges.  A/2-34 Armor at first light, swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT629126.  Provided escort security for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PERSHING vic XT512260.  2 tank plats 2-34 Armor and 1 plat Co A/1-5 Inf (M) RIF fm Cu Chi to vic XT682182, XT680193, XT674195; upon completion, 2 tank plats rtn to Cu Chi; 1 plat Co A 1-5 Inf moved to FSB CROCKETT.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, C, and D maintained NL FSB PERSHING vic XT513260.  Co B maintained NL FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Co A provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT493226, XT490216 and established outposts; provided escort for sweep team fm vic XT487205, XT496236; upon completion rtn to NL.  A/2 plat cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT509260, and established outposts; provided security for sweep team fm FSB PERSHING to XT496236; upon completion rtn to NL.  Recon plat cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT496236, XT503236 and established outposts; upon completion rtn to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT525245, XT535245 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT535255, XT541260 and rtn to NL.  Co D (-) cdt search opns fm NL to vic XT515277 to XT510293 and rtn to NL.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-27 Inf: Co B remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Bn NL loc FSB REED vic XT477216.  2-27 Inf (-) provided security for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB REED.  Recon plat established block fm XT482119 to XT482116; swept road fm NL to Bao Trai.  2 plats Co D cdt local security RIF into block established by Recon plat and rtn to NL.  At 0710H a 10 ship lift each of Co A and Co C cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ XT317224; Co A cdt RIF to vic XT331233; Co C cdt RIF to vic XT330223; then both elements to vic XT337223, XT339218.  At 1430H vic of LZ cdt airmove back to LZ.  At 0900H vic XT478117 Co D apprehended 3 detainees; evac to IPW.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B NL at FSB KEENE, vic XT604816.  Co C (-) and D NL at XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured arty at FSB MEADE, vic XT605l112.  Co C (-) provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  1 plat Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT605020, XT597036, XT608035 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT620026, XT633020, XT625020 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS640977; set up patrol base and cdt local RIF fm NL to vic XT621990, XS638096.  At 2226H, vic XT604017, NL received 1 82mm rd fm vic XT579018; rtn fire with counter mortar; neg casualties.  At 0125H vic XS628991 at NL, movement was observed 260m S; eng with 81mm; neg results.  At 1150H vic XT602038, Co A apprehended 1 maile detainee who was in area.
     Special Operations: None
22 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf: Co B remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Bn NL loc FSB REED vic XT477216.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT492112, XT501109, XT488120 and retn to NL.  Co C provided NL security and cdt local security RIF; swept road fm NL to XT452153 and cdt RIFs E and W of road.  Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT454125, XT563110, XT469125 and rtn to NL.  Cdt cloverleaf at each loc.  Recon plat swept road fm FSB REED to Bao Trai.  At 2300H vic XT477175, NL received 2- 82mm/SA fire; rtn with arty/counter mortar/SA.  Results 7 US WIA (6 dustoff).
     2-34 Armor: B/2-27 Inf, 15th Co 4-7 ARVN Regt, OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  HQ, Sct plat and 15th Co, 4-7 ARVN Regt secured and maintained NL XT742165.  B/2-27 Inf, 1 plat A/2-27 Inf and Hvy Mortar plat 2-34 Armor, secured and maintained NL at Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges and cdt local US/RF/PF RIFs and night activities of bridge complexes.  A/2-34 Armor at first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT629126, swept, cleared Hwy 8A fm Cu Chi to Bao Trai vic XT527043 and rtn.  1 plat B/2-27 swept and searched N of the Saigon River, vic XT795140; upon completion rtn to NL.  1 plat Co A 2-34 Armor, cdt RIF fm Cu Chi to vic XT689148, XT713150, XT727146 and rtn to NL.  At 1950H vic XT716156, APC while enroute to ambush site, observed 3 VC and eng with grenades; results unknown.
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, B and C maintained NL at FSB PERSHING vic XT513260.  Co B NL loc at FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Co A provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT50834, XT508203, XT509194 and rtn to NL; cdt RIF at each location.  Co's C (-) and D (-) cdt airmobile combat assaults frm NL to LZ vic XT469158 and established block W; also established block at LZ vic XT468155, oriented W.  At 0745H Co D cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT459154 and established block N.  At 0819 Co C cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT454156; combined later with RF elements; then Co C with RF swept E into blocks.  At 0835H Co C cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT453160; later combined with RF elements and swept SE into blocks.  At 1155H Co C cdt airmobile CA to LZ vic XT462229 and with RF swept NE into blocks.  At 1500H Co C with RF cdt airmobile CA to LZ's vic XT407196 and XT402196; cdt local RIFs.  At 1010H Co D cdt airmobile CA to LZ vic XT555197; cdt RIF to XT559190.  At 1030H Co D cdt airmobile CA to LZ vic XT547167 cdt RIF to vic XT551183; upon completion elements rtn to NL.  At 1105H vic XT484157 Co C apprehended 3 detainees; 2 male, 1 female (evac).
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B NL loc at FSB KEENE, vic XT604086.  Co C (-) and C maintained NL security vic XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured arty at FSB MEADE, vic XT605112.  Co A (-) and Recon plat swept, cleared and outposted road T-3 and 249 E to Hwy 9A for resupply convoy and rtn to NL.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT600020, XT599023, cdt cloverleafe, XT599039, XT520039, and rtn to NL.  Co C provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co D (-) cdt VCI op with PRU fm Duc Hoa.  At 1255H, Co D cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT609010 and established block oriented S; also CA to LZ vic XT613004 and established block oriented W.  At 1306H Co D cdt airmobile CA to LZ vic XT606002 and with PRU cdt sweep into blocks; then RIF to vic XS615999, XT521999; upon completion, elements rtn to NL.  At 2120H vic XT615018 Co B AP observed 6 persons moving W and eng with 81mm/arty; results unknown.
     1-5 Inf (m): Co's A and B NL at FSB PATTON I, vic XT592214, Co C NL loc vic XT654150.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT570195, XT565185, XT560186; elements present location as of 1800H.  1 plat Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT560185; present location.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT580196, XT565195, XT569184; present location.  At 1936H vic XT545150, Co C received SA/4 HE mortar rds fm estimated sqd size of VC; neg results.  At 0745H vic XT494220, Co B received 10 rds 60mm and rtn with arty/LFT; results, neg US casualties, neg results.  At 0910H vic XT557165, Recon plat received SA/AW/RPG fire fm estimated VC plat; returned with organic wpns/LFT; results neg US Casualties, VC losses unknown.  At 1025H vic XT557167, Co C APC detonated AP mine; results, neg casualties, neg damage.  At 1430H vic XT560190, Co B received SA fire fm an unknown number of VC; rtn with organic wpns/LFT; results, neg US casualties, 1 VC KIA (BC).
     Special Operations: None
23 NOV 68
     2-27 Inf: Co B remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Bn NL loc FSB REED vic XT477126.  Co C provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  2-27 Inf provided escort for convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB REED.  At 0810H Co A (-) cdt airmobile CA fm FSB REED to LZ vic XT503114; cdt RIF back to NL.  At 0740H Co D cdt airmobile CA fm FSB REED to LZ vic XT430111 and XT430104; elements cdt RIF to vic XT426113.  Co D at 1050H cdt airmove back to NL.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-34 Armor: B/2-27 Inf, 15th Co 4-7 ARVN Regt, and 1 plat Co A/1-5 Inf (M) OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  HQ, Sct Plat, 1 plat 1-5 Inf (M) and 15th Co, 4-7 ARVN Regt secured and maintained NL FSB CROCKETT vic XT742165.  Co B/2-27 Inf, 1 plat A/2-34 Armor and Hvy Mortar Plat 2-34 Armor secured and maintained NL at Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges and cdt local US/RF/PF RIFs and night activities.  Co A/2-34 Armor at first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT629126; swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm Cu Chi to Bac Trai, vic XT527043 and rtn.  Also swept and cleared road fm FSB CROCKETT to Hwy 8A; provided escort for Duc Hoa convoy; provided security for Co C/3-13 arty fm Cu Chi to vic XT442057.  Co A (-) moved NE to vic XT700190; then to vic XT690195, XT584200, XT584175 and rtn to NL.  At 2034H vic XT781134 at NL, radar picked up 3 persons 200m out moving E; eng with SA; neg results.  At 2125H vic XT721134 at NL, radar picked up 3 persons; eng with SA/60mm fire; neg results.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B maintained NL at FSB KEENE, vic XT605016.  Co C (-) and D maintained NL security vic XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured arty at FSB MEADE, vic XT605112.  Co C provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT600030, XT597057, XT595060; 1 plat Co A cont to vic XT614059; after completion, Co A (-) rtn to NL.  Co B (-) swept, cleared and outposted road E to junction of Hwy 9A and 249, vic XT652026; upon completion, rtn to NL.  Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS626985, XT642993, cdt cloverleaf, XS640970, XT630970 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co D cdt local RIF of NL.  At 2320H vic XS633984, Co C AP observed 2 persons 600m out and eng with arty; results unknown.  At 1016H vic XT608055, Co A apprehended 3 male detainees (evac).
     2-12 Inf: Co's A, C and D maintained NL at FSB PERSHING vic XT513260.  Co B NL at FSB STUART/Trang BanG Bridge vic XT501194.  Co A wpns plat cdt RIF fm NL to FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge and cdt relief in place of co B and cdt local security RIF.  Upon arrival loc as of 1800.  1 plat Co C cdt airmobile CA fm vic XT527272 to LZ vic XT583303; cdt RIF to vic XT577307, XT564318; upon completion, cdt airmove back to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT542247, cdt cloverleaf, XT543248; at 1120H cdt airmobile CA fm vic XT543248 to LZ vic XT583303; cdt RIF to vic XT577307, XT564318; upon completion cdt airmove back to NL.  At 1145H Co C (-) cdt airmobile CA fm FSB PERSHING to LZ vic XT583303; cdt RIF to XT677307, XT564318; upon completion cdt airmove back to NL.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT495264, XT498267, XT493277, XT500495 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT504265, XT495252, XT483262, XT475255 and rtn to NL.  At 1455H vic XT524212, Co B apprehended 2 VC POW's of which 1 was wounded, later died; results 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1455H vic XT490246, Co B apprehended 2 male detainees; 1 WIA; both evacuated on dustoff.  At 1640H vic XT5332020, airstrike support 2-12 eng 4-6 VC resulting in 4VC KBA (poss).
     1-5 Inf (M): Co's A (-), B NL at FSB PATTON I, vic XT692214.  Co C NL at vic XT543150.  Sct plat and 1 plat Co A NL at XT563190.  Co A cont to free stuck vehicles along Hwy 7A; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT591223, XT580229, XT575245 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm XT504154 to junction of Hwy 1; upon completion rtn to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT562150, XT548157, and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT452150, XT552143, and rtn to NL.  At 0825H vic XT508228, APC detonated pressure type mine, resulting in 1 US KIA and 1 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1225H vic XT575178, Co A detonated an unknown type booby trap resulting in 4 US WIA (dustoff).
     Special Operations: None
24 NOV 68
     2-34 Armor:  B/2-27 Inf, 15th Co 4-7 ARVN Regt, and 1 plat Co A/105 Inf (M) OPCON 2-34 Armor.  HQ, Sct Plat, 1 plat A/1-5 Inf and 15th Co 4-7 ARVN Regt secured NL FSB CROCKETT vic XT742165.  Co B/2-27 Inf, 1 plat A/2-34 Armor and Hvy Mortar Plat 2-34 Armor secured NL at Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges and cdt local US/RF/PF RIFs and night activities vic bridge complexes.  Co A/2-34 Armor at first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm Phu Cuong Bridge to XT629126; swept Hwy 8A fm Cu Chi to Bao Trai; then fm Bao Trai to Sugar Mill vic XT431071; provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to Sugar Mill.  1 plat Co B/2-27 Inf along with RF/PF fm Phu Cuong, cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT798126, XT791127, XT78213(missing); along Saigon River and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co A/1-5 Inf cdt local security RIF of NL.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B NL at FSB KEENE, vic XT604016.  Co C (-) and D NL at XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured arty at FSB HOUSTON vic XT430071.  At approx 0700H, Co A OPCON to 2-27 Inf.  Co C (-) provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  1 plt Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS635983, XS640990, and established block.  1 plat cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT624985, XS639909, and swept into block; then moved to XS630981, XS634976 and established block; then other plat cdt RIF to XS644980, XS640978 and swept into block; upon completion, elements RIF to XS634964, XS627970 and rtn to NL.  Recon plat swept, cleared and outposted Hwy TL-9A for resupply convoy; cdt local RIFs fm outposts; upon completion, rtn to NL.  Co B (-) cdt opns with RF fm Duc Hoa District; RF established two blocks center of mass at XS652992 and XS565986.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to XT590002, XS585995 and swept into blocks; upon completion, elements rtn to NL.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-27 Inf: Co B remains OPCON 2-34 Armor.  Bn NL loc FSB REED XT477125.  At approx 0700H assumed OPCON of 2-14 Inf.  At XT579168, Recon plat received 6-7 rds of sniper fire; rtn with organic wpns; neg results.  At 1200H vic XT545147, Co C, APC detonated an unknown type booby trap resulting in 1 US WIA (dustoff).  At 0954H vic XT525197, Co A apprehended 16 male detainees (evac).  At 1530H vic XT524219, Co B eng 4 VC taking evasive action, resulting in 4 VC KIA (BC).
     2-12 Inf: Co's C and D NL at FSB PERSHING vic XT513260.  Co A NL at FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Co B NL at XT525209.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT493226 and XT490215 and established outposts; provided escort for sweep team fm XT487205 to XT496235.  Mortar plat cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT509260 and XT513262 and established outposts; provided escort for sweep team fm NL to vic XT496235.  Recon plat cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT495236, XT500247, XT503263 and established outposts; upon completion, elements rtn to NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT517198 and met with Co D 1-5 Inf (M); both elements cont RIF to vic XT520213; upon completion, elements rtn to NL's.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT522272, XT525275, and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT514255, XT495262, and rtn to NL.  I plat co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT504255, XT492247, XT477245 and rtn to NL.  At 0755H vic XT527198, Co B received SA fire fm 5-8 VC; fire was rtn with organic wpns/81mm/LFT; results, neg US casualties, VC losses unknown.  At 1340H Recon plat swept road fm FSB REED to Bao Trai and rtn.  Co's A and C/2-27 Inf and Co A/2-14 Inf participated in special opns.  At 1420H vic XT445132, Co D cdt airmobile CA to LZ XT445132; cdt RIF to vic XT443126; upon completion cdt airmove back to NL.  At 1440H vic Co C at XT331113, detonated 1 US grenade booby trapped with trip wire in hedgerow, resulting in 4 US WIA (dustoff).  At 11450H vic XT441126, supporting gunship eng 1 VC taking evasive action; results 1 VC KIA (BC).  At 1550H vic XT330117, Co C detonated an unknown type of booby trap in a hedgerow, resulting in 1 US WIA (dustoff).
     1-5 Inf: Co's A (-), B maintained NL FSB PATTON I, vic XT5922214.  Co C NL at XT543150.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT582197, XT566180, XT560153 and rtn to NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to Hwy 1, then S along Hwy 1 to vic XT551173, XT550192; then cdt sweep NE on Hwy 1; n to vic XT513192, XT517198; at this loc met with Co B/2-12 Inf OPCON 1-5 Inf approx 1340H; then both elements continued to vic XT520213; upon completion OPCON of Co B/2-12 released fm 1-5 Inf and elements rtn to NL.  Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT588150, XT587167, and rtn to NL.  Sct plat swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm NL S to Hwy; provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON I.  At 2000H vic XT5331151, Co C AP received SA/RPG fire fm unknown size force; rtn with organic wpns/arty/81mm, results unknown; US had 2 WIA's (dustoff).  At 0955H vic XT550185, Co B received sniper fire fm unknown number of VC, rtn fire with 50 cal fire; results, neg US casualties; VC losses unknown.  At 1111H vic XT490214, Co B's jeep received 1 RPG rd resulting in 5 US WIA (dustoff).
     2-12 Inf: Co's C and D NL at FSB PERSHING vic XT513260.  Co's A and B NL at FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT500204, XT495215, cdt cloverleaf, XT491219, XT491211, cdt clover leaf and rtn to NL.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL FSB STUART to Bn NL at FSB PERSHING.  Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT520237, XT532232, XT542237, and rtn to NL.  Co D (-)cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT516227, XT497220 and rtn to NL.  Recon plat cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT503254, XT496247, XT506243 and rtn to NL.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     1-5 Inf (M): Co's A (-) and D NL at FSB PATTON I, vic XT5923214; 1 plat Co A OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Co C NL at vic XT543150.  Co A (-) moved fm NL via Hwy 7A and Hwy 1 to vic XT589142; cdt RIF to vic XT610131, XT615131; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co B moved fm NL via Hwy 7A and Hwy 1 to vic XT530183; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co C (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 1 fm NL to Hwy 1.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-14 Inf: Co A remains OPCON 2-27 Inf.  Co B NL at FSB KEENE vic XT604016.  Co C (-) and D NL at XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured arty at FSB MEAD vic XT4310721; 1 squad Co C secured arty at Duc Huo, XT320085.  Co B swept, cleared road 279 and provided security for engr effort; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co C (-) provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Recon plat swept, cleared and outposted road fm FSB KEENE to Hwy TL-9A.  Co C (-) cdt local opns with RF/PF elements fm Bao Trai and the 2-49th Regt.  At 0725H Co D (-) cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT474088; cdt RIF fm LZ to vic XT485084, XT473069.  At 1502H Co D cdt airmove back to NL.  ARVN and RF/PF elements swept on left and right flanks of Co D; upon completion elements rtn to NL.  At 0750H vic XT475082, Co C apprehended 5 male detainees (evac).  At 0915H vic XT495094, Co D apprehended 5 male detainees (evac).
     2-34 Armor: B/2-27 and 15th Co 4-7 ARVN Regt, and 1 plat co A/1-5 Inf (M) OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  HQ, Sct plat, 1 plat A/1-5 Inf and 15th Co, 4-7 ARVN Regt secured NL FSB CROCKETT vic XT742165.  Co B/2-27 Inf and 1 plat A/2-34 Armor and Hvy mortar plat 2-34 Armor secured NL at Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges and cdt local US/RF/PF RIFs and night activities.  Co A 2-34 Armor at first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT629126; swept Hwy 8A fm Cu Chi to Duc Hoa; then fm Bao Trai to Sugar Mill vic XT431071; provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB HOUSTON.  At first light, swept and cleared Hwy 1 fm Cu Chi to vic XT707080; provided escort for Duc Hoa convoy.  2 tank plats Co A/2-34 Armor and 1 plat Co A/1-5 Inf (M) cdt opns with 1 plat RF/PF fm Cu Chi subsector.  Elements departed Cu Chi and moved to line of departure, vic XT588116 to vic XT69118; moved fm LD and seized objectives vic XT588116 to vic XT691118; swept to vic XT695126 and established night defensive position.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-27 Inf (-B): Cont Op PIEDMONT SWIFT.  Co A 2-14 Inf remains OPCON to 2-27 Inf.  Co D NL FSB REED, vic XT477215.  Co A/2-27 NL vic XT355146.  Co C/2-27 Inf NL vic XT331122.  Co A/2-14 NL vic XT300070.  1 plat Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT283064 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT283087 and rtn to NL; both Co A elements were fm 2-14 Inf.  1 plt Co D 2-27 Inf cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT480133, XT487122 and rtn to NL.  Recon plat swept road fm FSB REED to Bao Trai.  At 0915H, Co A (-) cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT326162.  At 0955H vic XT285062, Co A/2-14 Inf eng 5 VC, neg rtn fire fm VC.  Results neg.
     Special Operations: 2-27 Inf cont Op PIEDMONT SWIFT.
26 NOV 68
     1-5 Inf (M):  Co's A (-) and B NL at FSB PATTON I, vic XT592214; 1 plat co A OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Co C NL vic XT543150.  At 0910H Co A (-) cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT610226; cdt RIF to vic XT613220 and vic XT610226 and established block at these locations.  Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT600222 and swept toward blocks; upon completion, elements rtn to NL.  At first light Co C swept and cleared Hwy 7A fm FSB PATTON I to Hwy 1 vic XT563167 to Cu Chi; provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON I.  At 1905H co A AP vic XT577227 received AK fire; rtn w/SA fire; negative US casualties, VC unk.  Co C AP vic XT533150 received SA/grenades fm estimated squad of VC; rtn w/organic wpns/81mm/arty; negative casualties, 3 VC KIA (POSS).  Co B vic XT618222 received sniper fire; rtn w/organic wpns; negative results.  Co A vic XT613223 apprehended 1 female detainee (evac).
     2-12 Inf: Co's B, C and D NL loc at FSB PERSHING vic XT512260.  Co A NL loc at FSB STUART/Trang Bang bridge, vic XT501194.  Co A (-) cdt RIF to vic XT516193, XT524197, XT494216 and rtn to NL.  Co B cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT607178; cdt RIF to vic XT614170; an additional lift of Co B to same LZ at 055H.  At 1100H elements cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT607178 to LZ's vic XT565215 and LZ vic XT564198; cdt RIFs of their LZ's; upon completion elements cdt airmove back to NL.  Co C (-) cdt RIF to vic XT541256, XT532267, XT528284, XT518268 and rtn to NL.  Co D (-) cdt RIF to vic XT503258, XT483250, XT50225 3 and rtn to NL.  Recon plat cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT5099276, XT515277, XT512269 and rtn to NL.  Co B received 10 rds 82mm fire; rtn w/counter mortar; negative US casualties, results unk.  Co A NL radar picked up 4 personnel in vic XT505187, engaged w/81mm w/negative results.  Co D vic XT488257 engaged 5 VC w/organic wpns; negative rtn of fire, negative results.
     2-14 Inf: Co A remains OPCON to 2-27 Inf Co B loc FSB KEENE vic XT604016.  Co C (-) and Co D loc vic XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured Arty at FSB HOUSTON vic XT431071; 1 squad secured Arty at Duc Hue vic XT320085.  Co B (-) swept road fm FSB KEENE to Hwy 9A; cdt local RIFs fm outposts; Co B (-) swept road fm FSB KEENE to Hwy 9A; cdt local RIFs fm outposts; secured Engr effort along Hwy 249.  Co C provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co B (-), D (-) and Recon plat participated in operations with 1 Co of RF fm Bao Trai.  Elements cdt cordon and search of village of Hau Hoa.  1 Co RF established 2 blocks at vic XT572043 and XT568035.  Co B (-) moved fm AP sites to vic XT585022, XT585026 and established blocks at vic XT574030 and XT5852029.  Co D (-) w/VIC and National Police cdt airmobile cbt aslt to LZ's vic XT581040 and XT584035; a five ship lift to each LZ.  Elements then swept fm east to west through village; upon completion cdt airmove back to NL.  Recon plat apprehended 1 NVA POW; (evac).  Also apprehended 2 other detainees (evac).  At 1215H, 65th Engr bulldozer vic XT572042 detonated an anti-tank mine, resulting in 1 US WIA (evac).
     2-34 Armor: B/2-27 Inf, 15th Co 4-7 ARVN Regt, 1 plat Co A/1-5 Inf (M) OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Hq, 1 plat 2-34 Armor, and 1 Co 4-7 ARVN Regt secured FSB CROCKETT vic XT742165.  Co A (-), 1 plat Co A/1-5 Inf (M) and 1 plat RF/PF fm Cu Chi Sub Sector maintained NL vic XT694120.  2 plats Co D/2-27 Inf, 1 plat Co A/2-34 Armor and Hvy Mortar Plat 2-34 Armor secured and maintained NL at Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges and cdt local US/RF/PF security RIFs and night activities vic of bridge complexes.  Co A/2-34 Armor at first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi and Hwy 1 fm Cu Chi to Hoc Mon; swept Hwy 8A fm Cu Chi to Bao Trai and fm Bao Trai to the Sugar Mill.  Provided escort for Cu Hoa convoy.  2 tank plats Co A/2-34 Armor and 1 plat Co A/1-5 Inf (M) cdt operations w/1 plat RF/PF fm Phu Hoa District; elements cdt RIF fm LD at vic XT800140 to vic XT800135, XT797135 and rtn to NL.  Negative contact during the reported period.
     2-27 Inf: Co A/2-14 Inf remains OPCON to 2-27 Inf.  Bn Hq, located at Duc Hue vic XT320085.  Co D NL at FSB REED vic XT477125.  Co A and 1 plat Co C/2-27 Inf NL loc vic XT321150; Co C (-) NL loc vic XT331124.  Co A/2-14 In NL loc vic XT300070.  Cont op PIEDMONT SWIFT.  Co A/2-14 Inf cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm NL to LZ vic XT350055; cdt RIF to vic XT353067 and established NL.  2 plats Co C cdt airmobile cbt aslt to LZ vic XT334150; cdt RIF to vic XT335163 and rtn to NL.  Recon plat swept and cleared road fm FSB REED to Bao Trai and rtn.  Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT463143, XT72155 and rtn to NL.  Co A (-) and 1 plat Co C cdt RIF to vic XT333153 and established NL.  At 1810H vic XT307150, AP observed 10 VC moving northeast and did not engage; they were across border.  Co A/2-27 Inf vic XT325149 observed 4 VC 200m out and engaged w/SA; negative results.  Co A NL received SA/RPG fire fm an estimated VC company 20-30m out; rtn fire w/organic wpns/arty/LFT; results, 3 US KIA, 12 VC KIA (BC), 1 VC POW, 11 US WIA (evac), 15 VC KIA (POSS).  At 1205H vic XT350058, support Chinook received ground fire; landed safely in Bao Trai.  Co A/2-14 Inf vic XT352059 detonated 1 US grenade BT w/tripwire resulting in 1 US WIA.  Co A/2-14 Inf engaged 1 VC; negative rtn of fire, negative results.
     3-4 CAV; Trp A NL loc vic XT692185.  Trp C NL loc vic X682179.  Trp B remained in Cu Chi Base Camp and ctd stand down.  Trp A and Trp C cdt operations w/elements of 2-7 ARVNs.  Trp A 2/1 ARVN plat cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT696195, XT678203, XT680210 and established a new NL; Trp A was on right flank.  Negative contact during the reported period.
     2nd Bde forward CP remained at Tra Cu vic XS470979, co-located with 49th ARVN Regt CP.
27 NOV 68
     2-14 Inf: Co A remains OPCON to 2-27 Inf.  Co B NL FSB KEENE vic XT604016,  Co C (-) and Co D NL loc vic XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured Arty at FSB HOUSTON vic XT431071.  Co B (-) swept road fm FSB KEENE to Hwy 9A.  Recon plat cdt RIF to Hwy 249 and secured Engr effort vic XT574143.  Co C provided NL security.  1 plat Co D Cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS623972, XS632960, XS634965 and rtn to NL.  Co D apprehended 2 male detainees (evac) vic XS627960.
     2-34 Armor: B/2-27 Inf, 15th Co 4-7 ARVN Regt, 1 plat Co A/1-5 Inf (M) OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Hq, 1 plat 2-34 Armor and 1 Co ARVN 4-7 Regt secured FSB CROCKETT vic XT742165.  2 plats Co A/2-34 Armor, 1 plat A/1-5 Inf (M) and 1 plat RF fm Cu Chi Sub Sector, NDP loc vic XT681131.  Co B/2-27 Inf and 1 plat Co A/2-34 Armor secured NL at Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges and cdt local US/RF/PF RIFs and night activities vic of bridge complexes.  Co A/2-34 Armor at first light swept Hwy 8A fm Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi and Hwy 1 fm Cu Chi to vic XT707080; swept Hwy 8A fm Cu Chi to FSB HOUSTON vic XT430071 and rtn.  2 plats Co A/2-34 Armor, 1 plat Co A/1-5 Inf (M) and 1 plat RF fm Cu Chi Sub Sector cdt RIF fm NDP vic XT681131 to vic XT686117, XT678109, XT671122, XT667130; upon completion elements rtn to their NL's.  1 plat Co B/2-27 Inf moved by boat fm Phu Cuong Bridge to vic XT763173; then cdt RIF along canal and east to vic XT770173 and rtn.  Co A vic XT681130 received SA fire; rtn w/SA/arty; results, negative US casualties, VC unk.  Co A apprehended 3 male detainees (evac).  Co B/2-27 received 4 rd of sniper fire fm 2 VC; rtn fire w/organic wpns resulting in 2 VC KIA (BC).  Co B/2-27 Inf engaged 2 VC w/M79 resulting in 1 VC KIA (BC).
     1-5 Inf (M): Co's A (-) and B (-) NL at FSB PATTON vic XT592214; 1 plat Co A OPCON to 2-34 Armor; 1 plat Co B NL at Cu Chi.  Co C (-) NL loc vic XT543150; 1 plat Co C secured FSB STUART.  Co C (-) at first light swept Hwy 7A fm NL to Hwy 1; secured Engr effort west of Thai My.  At first light, Sct Plat swept and cleared Hwy 7A fm Bn NL south to Hwy 1.  At first light 1 plat Co B swept Hwy 1 fm Cu Chi northwest to Trang Bang Bridge.  1 plat Co C swept Hwy fm Trang Bang Bridge to vic XT410130.  Upon completion of road clearing, Co B (-) and Co A (-) met at Trang Bang Bridge; cdt cloverleafs of area; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co C vic XT543174 APC detonated a pressure type mine resulting in 6 US WIA (evac), 1 APC combat loss.
     2-12 Inf: Co's B, C and D NL at FSB PERSHING, vic XT512260.  Co A NL loc FSB STUART/Trang Bang, vic XT501194.  1 plat Co A cdt RIF with 1 plat RF fm Trang Bang; elements cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT501202, XT503219, XT491205 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) cdt road clearing opns of Hwy 6A; cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT513262, XT500245, XT493224, XT492218; upon completion rtn to NL.  1 Squad Co A provided escort for mine sweep tm south on Hwy 6A.  Recon plat cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT514267, XT515276; cdt cloverleaf, XT513272 and rtn to NL.  Co D (-) moved fm NL by A (-) and B (-) 1-5 Inf (M) PC's to vic XT538290; cdt cloverleafs of area.  Co B (-) cdt RIF to vic XT514240, XT514234, XT494223 and rtn to NL.  At NL vic XT518256, received 3 rds 82mm fire; rtn w/countermortar; negative casualties, VC unk.  At 1320H vic XT498241, convoy's lead truck detonated anti-tank mine, resulting in 6 US WIA (evac).  At 1400H vic XT498241, Co C apprehended 7 male detainees (evac).
     2-27 Inf: Co A/2-27 Inf remains OPCON to 2-27 Inf.  Co C and Recon plat NL FSB REED vic XT477125.  Hq loc at Duc Hue vic XT320085.  Co A/2-27 Inf NDP loc vic XT334151.  Co C/2-27 Inf NDP loc vic XT328122.  Co A/2-14 Inf NL loc vic XT354057.  Cont Op PIEDMONT SWIFT.  Co A (-) cdt RIF to vic XT333172 and rtn to NL.  Ao C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT360053, XT357033, XT358028, XT344039 and rtn to NL.  Recon plat swept and cleared Hwy fm FSB REED to Bao Trai.  Co D (-) cdt RIF to vic XT460125, XT444128, and rtn to NL.  Co A (-) cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm XT352052 to LZ vic XT358041 and cdt RIF back to NL.  Co C cdt airmobile cbt aslt to LZ vic XT407097; elements cdt RIF to vic XT412094 and XT412104.  Co C cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT407097 to LZ vic XT424082; cdt RIF to vic XT426082.  Co C cdt airmobile cbt aslt fm vic XT426082 to LZ vic XT348045.  Co A/2-14 Inf detonated BT unk type charge resulting in 5 US WIA (evac).  Co D received AW fire fm an estimated 10-15 VC; rtn fire w/organic wpns/81mm; negative US casualties, VC unk.  Co C on sweep found 2 VC KIA fm Co A/2-27 Inf contact on 26 November.
     3/4  CAV: Hq located Cu Chi.  Trp B maintained NL Cu Chi.  Trp A maintained NDP vic XT690214.  Trp C maintained NDP vic XT685213.  Trp A cdt RIF with 1 plat 4-7 ARVN Regt; elements cdt RIF to vic XT680220 and rtn to NDP.  Trp B departed Cu Chi and moved to vic XT675212 and established a NDP.  Trp C cdt opns with 1 plat 2-7 ARVN Regt; elements cdt RIF fm NDP to vic XT653211 and established a new NDP.  Trp B APC received 1 RPG rd; negative rtn of fire; results 5 US WIA (evac).
     2nd Bde forward Cp remained at Tra Cu vic XS470979, co-located with 49th ARVN Regt CP.
     No significant change in strength and combat effectiveness in RF Dispositions.
28 NOV 68
     2-34 Armor: B/2-27 Inf, 15th Co 4-7 ARVN Regt, 1 plat Co A/1-5 Inf (M) OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Hq Co, 1 plat 2-34 Armor and 1 Co ARVN 4-7 Regt, secured FSB CROCKETT vic XT742165.  Co B/2-27 Inf and 1 plat Co A/2-34 Armor secured and maintained NL at Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges and cdt local US/RF/PF RIFs and night activities vic of bridge complexes.  Co A/2-34 Armor swept Hwy 8A fm Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi, and Hwy 1 fm Cu Chi to FSB HOUSTON vic XT430071 and rtn; also provided escort for Duc Hoa convoy and rtn.  Co B (-) 2-27 Inf moved by Engr boat fm Phu Cuong Bridge and cdt search along river to vic XT765174 cdt search of contact area, established block and swept area vic XT769171.  1 plat Co A/1-5 Inf (M) moved to vic XT761173 and provided support for Co B/2-27 Inf search of contact area; upon completion elements rtn to NL's; Co B/2-27 searched river upon returning to NL.  At 2230H vic XT731134 at NL Ba Bep Bridge, radar picked up movement; eng with 81mm/arty; results unknown.
     2-14 Inf: Co A remains OPCON 2-27 Inf.  Co B NL at FSB KEENE, vic XT604016.  Co C (-) and D NL vic XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured arty at FSB HOUSTON, vic XT431071; 1 sqd Co C secured arty at Duc Hue, vic XT320085.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT591017, XT604007 and rtn to NL.  Co C provided security and prepard for night activities.  2 plats Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS650990 and established a patrol base; 1 plat RIF to vic XS634992; 1 plat RIF to vic XT663004; both plats rtn to patrol base to NL.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-12 Inf: Co's B, D and Recon plat NL loc at FSB PERSHING, vic XT412260.  Co C NL loc at Cu Chi.  Co A NL at FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Co A (-) 2-12 Inf along with 1 plat RF fm Trang Bang cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT515197, XT515205 and rtn to NL.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT528236, XT5 49237, XT539254 and rtn to NL.  Co C cont 72 hour stand down at Cu Chi.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT515226, XT506220, XT506248 and rtn to NL.  Recon plat cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT535262.  XT534274 and rtn to NL.  At 1815 vic XT518265, NL received unk number of 82mm mortar rds; rtn with arty; results neg US casualties, VC losses unknown.  At 1925H vic XT512261, Recon plat AP observed 5-6 VC and eng with SA/AW; VC rtn with SA; neg results.  At 0745H vic XT519254, Co B detonated 1 unknown size pressure type anti-personnel mine resulting in 1 US WIA (dustoff).
     3/4 Cav (-D, -F): HQ loc Cu Chi.  Trp A NL vic XT676225.  Trp B NDP vic XT664239.  Trp C NDP vic XT654228.  Trp's A, B and C cdt opns with elements of 2-7 ARVN's.  Trp A with 1 plat 2-7 ARVNs cdt RIF fm NDP to vic XT677223, XT655215, XT676225 and rtn to NDP.  Trp B with 1 plat 2-7 ARVNs cdt RIF fm NDP to vic XT676215, XT665240 and established a new NDP.  Trp C with 1 plat 2-7 ARVNs cdt RIF fm NDP to vic XT674215, XT662213, XT695210 and established new NDP.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     1-5 Inf (M) (-): Co's A()-) and B (-) NL at FSB PATTON I vic XT592214; 1 plat Co C OPCON to 2-34 Armor; 1 plat Co B NL at Cu Chi.  Co C (-) NL vic XT543150; 1 plat Co C NL FSB STUART.  Co A (-) cdt mech sweep fm NL to vic XT501169; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co B (-) cdt Mech sweep fm NL to vic XT592224, XT598236; then to vic XT502173; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co C (-) swept and cleared Hwy 7A fm NL to Hwy 1; secured engr effort west of Thai My; then moved to vic XT495184; upon completion, rtn to NL.  At first light 1 plat Co C swept Hwy 1 fm Trang Bang to vic XT410240.  At first light, Sct plat swept and cleared Hwy 7A from NL to Hwy 1; provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON I.  At 2245H vic XT580196, Co A AP observed movement and lights; eng with 4.2/arty; results unknown.  At 1200H vic XT514188, Recon Plat apprehended 92 detainees; 36 evac; remainder released as IC.
     2-27 Inf (-B): Co A/2-14 Inf remains OPCON to 2-27.  Co C and Recon plat NL at FSB REED, vic XT477125.  HQ located at Duc Hue, XT320085.  Co A/2-27 Inf NL at vic XT334141.  Co C/2-27 Inf NL vic XT407097.  Co A/2-14 Inf NL vic XT354057.  Cont Op PIEDMONT SWIFT.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT485115, cdt cloverleaf, XT494114, XT495725 and rtn to NL.  Recon plat swept and cleared road fm Bn NL to Bao Trai.  2-27 Inf (-) provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB REED.  At 0658H, Co C 2-27 cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT342154 and cdt RIF to vic XT334154; then cdt sweep to border vic XT314150 and swept back S; upon completion rtn to NL.  At 2010H A/2-27 vic XT334151 observed 10 VC and eng with arty/organic wpns; results, 36 VC KIA (BC), 20 VC KIA (poss), 6 US WIA (dustoff), 3 US KIA, 1 VC POW (WIA).  At 1245H vic XT323149, Co A/2-14 Inf eng 1 VC; neg rtn of fire; results 1 VC KIA (BC).
     Special Operations: 2-27 Inf cont Op PIEDMONT SWIFT.
29 NOV 68
     2-34 Armor (-B, C): B/2-27 Inf, 15th Co 4-7 ARVN Regt, 1 plat Co A/1-5 Inf (M) OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  HQ, 1 plat A/2-34 Armor, a plat A/1-5 Inf (M) and 1 Co 4-7 ARVN Regt secured FSB CROCKETT vic XT742165.  Co A (-) loc at Cu Chi.  Co B/2-27 Inf and 1 plat Co A/2-34 secured NL at Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges and cdt local US/RF/PF RIFs and night activities vic of bridge complexes.  Co A 2-34 Armor at first light swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 8A fm Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi, and Hwy 1 fm Cu Chi to vic XT707000.  At first light swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm Cu Chi to FSB HOUSTON vic XT430071 and rtn to NL.  Co A (-) 2-34 armor and 1 plat B/2-27 Inf cdt a coordinated RIF and search.  Co A (-) 2-34 moved to LD vic XT763160 and established a block; 1 plat Co B 2-27 Inf cdt sweep into block; upon completion elements rtn to NL.  There was neg contct during the reported period.
     2-12 Inf: Co's B and D, and Recon plat NL at FSB PERSHING vic XT512260.  Co A NL at FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge, vic XT501194.  Co C NL loc at Cu Chi.  Co A (-) with 1 plat RF fm Trang Bang cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT479200, XT489185 and rtn to NL.  Co B (-) and Recon plat cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT548249, XT555238 and rtn to NL.  1 reinforced sqd of Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT495204, XT476210, XT489185 and rtn to NL.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     1-5 Inf (M) (-): Co's A (-) and B (-) NL at FSB PATTON I vic XT592214; 1 plat Co A OPCON to 2-34 Armor; 1 plat Co B NL at Cu Chi.  Co C (-) NL loc vic XT543150; 12 plat Co C NL at FSB STUART vic XT501194.  At first light, 1 plat Co C swept Hwy 1 fm Trang Bang to vic XT410240 and rtn to NL.  Co C swept and cleared Hwy 7A fm NL to Hwy 1; secured engr effort to the West of Thai My; cdt Mech sweep west along Hwy 7A to vic XT510107 and searched area; upon completion rtn to NL.  At first light, Sct plat swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm Bn NL to Hwy 1; provided escort for resupply envoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON I and rtn.  Co A (-) cdt Mech sweep to vic XT566175; cdt search of area; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co B (-) cdt Mech sweep frm NL to vic XT570170; cdt search of area; upon completion rtn to NL.  At 0800H vic XT575185, recon APC detonated an unknown size anti-tank mine resulting in 1 US KIA, 1 US WIA and 2 VC WIA (dustoff); APC, combat loss.  At 0940H vic XT572179, Recon plat received SA and 1 claymore; rtn with 50 cal; at dustoff an additional claymore was detonated, resulting in 3 US KIA and 3 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1405H vic XT571175, Co A received a grenade fm VC; eng with SA; results, 3 US WIA (dustoff) and 3 VC KIA (BC).  At 1400H Co's A and B, XT574475 apprehended 8 detainees (evac).
     2-24 Inf (-): co A remains OPCON to 2-27 Inf.  Co B NL at FSB KEENE, vic  XT604016.  Co C (-) and D NL vic XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured arty at FSB HOUSTON; vic XT431071; 1 sqd Co C secured arty at Duc Hue, vic XT320085.  Co B (-) swept, cleared and outposted road fm Bn NL, FSB KEENE to Hwy TF 9A; cdt local RIFs fm outposts; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co C provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS635990 and XS6722983 and established block at both locations; 1 plat Co D cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS625970, XT6329653, XT640980; upon completion rtn to NL.  At 1400H Recon plat cdt airmobile CA fm NL, FSB KEENE, to LZ vic XS626996; cdt sweep to vic XS630985; upon completion rtn to NL.  At 1145H vic XT625050, Recon plt apprehended 1 female detainee (evac).  At 1230H vic XT635025, Co B received 4-5 rds of M79 fire; rtn with M79; neg results.  At 1500H vic XS626995, Recon plat apprehended 7 detainees (evac).
     2-27 Inf (-B): Co A/2-14 Inf remains OPCON 2-27 Inf.  Co D and Recon plat NL at FSB REED, vic XT477125.  HQ, loc at Duc Hue, vic XT320085.  Co A 2-27 Inf NDP at vic XT334151.  Co C 2-27 Inf NDP vic XT507097.  Co A 2-14 Inf NDP vic XT354057.  Cont Op PIEDMONT SWIFT.  1plat Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT3361164, XT344155, XT340147 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT323155, XT330162 and rtn to NL.  Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT455125, XT450107 and rtn to NL.  Recon plat swept and cleared Hwy fm FSB REED to Bao Trai.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT407110 and rtn to NL.  2-27 Inf (-) provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chu to FSB REED and rtn.  Co C (-) at 1350H cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT392124; cdt RIF to vic XT394126; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co A 2-14 Inf at 0805H cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT377147; at 0815H an additional life of Co A 2-14 to same LZ; cdt sweep to vic XT39148 and XT382143; elements rtn to LZ and established NL.  At 0346H Co A 2-27 Inf vic XT334151 observed lights 600m S and eng with arty; results unknown.  At 1940H vic XT334151, Co A 2-27 radar at NL picked up an unkn force 700m NW; also another unkn force moving SW towards NL; eng with arty; results unknown.  At 1100H vic XT455115, Co D apprehended 2 male detainees (evac).
     3/4 Cav (-D, -F): HQ loc Cu Chi.  Trp A NDP vic XT676227.  Trp B NDP vic XT665240.  Trp C NDP vic XT695210.  Trp a cdt RIF fm NDP to vic XT660210, XT582139 and established a new NDP.  Trp B cdt RIF fm NDP to vic XT660210, XT543293 and established a new NDP.  At 2045, Trp A observed movement 300m W of vic XT678225 and eng with Arty; neg results.
     Special Operations: 2-27 Inf cont Op PIEDMONT SWIFT.
30 NOV 68
     2-34 Armor (-B,C): B/2-27 Inf, 15th Co 4-7 ARVN Regt, 1 plat Co A 1-5 Inf (M) OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  HQ, 1 plat A/2-34 Armor and 1 Co 4-7 ARVN Regt secured FSB CROCKETT vic XT742165.  Ao A (--) and 1 plat A/1-5 Inf (M) loc at NDP vic XT652105.  Co B 2-27 Inf and 1 plat Co A 2-34 secured NDP vic Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges and cdt local US/RF/PF RIFs and night activities vic of bridge complexes.  At first light, Co A 2-34 Armor swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi, and Hwy 1 fm Cu Chi to XT707080; swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm Cu Chi to Bao Trai and fm Bao Trai to Sugar Mill; provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB HOUSTON vic XT430071 and rtn; also provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB KEENE via 9A and Hwy 249 and rtn.  Co A (-) 2-34 Armor and 1 plat A/1-5 Inf (M) cdt opns with RF/PF Co fm Cu Chi Sub Sector; elements swept in NDP at vic XT652105 to vic XT660100, XT666095, XT557100 and rtn to NL.  At 0200H vic XT742161, NL received sniper fire; rtn with 81mm/4.2/arty; neg results.
     2-12 Inf: Co's B and D, and Recon plat NL at FSB PERSHING, vic XT512260.  Co A NL at FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Co A (-) cdt RIf fm NL to vic XT499197, XT502203, XT496200 and rtn to NL.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT469255 and rtn to NL.  Co C remains in Cu Chi on 72 hour stand down.  4/2 mortar plat outposted road at vic XT513262.  Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT502252, XT496235, XT492218 and established outposts; patrolled between outposts; 1 sqd provided escort for sweep team fm Bn NL to vic XT9498247.  Co A swept road fm NL to vic XT496235.  At 1340H vic XT498247, Co D apprehended 1 male detainee (evac).
     3/4 Cav (-D, -F): HQ, loc at Cu Chi.  Trp A NDP vic XT695187.  Trp B NDP vic XT675178.  Trp C NDP vic XT695210.  Trp A moved fm NDP to FSB PATTON I vic XT592216; cdt RIF N through HoBo Woods to vic XT617228 and established a new NDP.  Trp B cdt RIF fm NDP to vic XT570178, XT594200, XT682210 and established a new NDP.  Trp C cdt RIF fm NDP to vic XT691215 and established a new NDP.  At 1155H vic XT601221, Co A APC detonated an unknown type mine while received SA fire; rtn fire with SA; results 2 US WIA (dustoff), VC losses unknown; APC combat loss.  At 1430H vic XT598221, Co A received SA fire fm E; rtn with SA; results unknown.
     1-5 Inf (M) (-): 1plt Co A remains OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Co's A (-), B (-) and Scout plat NL at FSB PATTON I, vic XT592214.  1 plat Co C loc in Cu Chi.  A plat Co B NL at FSB STUART, vic XT501194.  1 plat Co C swept Hwy fm Trang Bang Bridge to vic XT410240.  Co A (-) swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm Bn NL to Hwy 1; cdt Mech sweep fm outposts; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT514189 through village of An Phu.  Co (-) swept and cleared Hwy 7A fm NL to Hwy 1; swept W from NL to vic XT503153 then N along road to secure engr effort to vic XT503164; cdt cloverleaf; upon completion rtn to NL.  At 115H vic XT578192, Co A AP observed 30-50 VC and eng with 81mm/4.2/arty; results, neg.  At 0900 vic XT528184, engr with 1-5 Inf (M) truck detonated a 50 lb anti-tank mine; neg casualties; truck, combat loss.  At 1125H vic XT568181, Co A received 60mm/AK fire; rtn with organic wpns/LFT/AW; results neg.  At 1420H vic XT495175, Co C received RPG/claymore fire; rtn with organic wpns; results 3 US WIA (dustoff), VC losses unknown.
     2-27 Inf (-B): Co A 2-14 Inf remains OPCON 2-27 Inf.  Co D and Recon plat NL at FSB REED, vic XT477125.  HQ located at Duc Hue, XT320085.  Co A 2-27 Inf NDP at vic XT334151.  Co C 2-27 Inf NDP vic XT407097.  Co A 2-14 NDP vic XT377147.  Co's A and C 2-27 Inf and Co A 2-14 Inf cdt airmove and rtn to their respective night locations.  Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT460150, XT451147, XT451151 and rtn to NL.  Recon plat cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT442130 and established a block.  At 1155H vic XT448138, Co D observed 2 VC and eng with organic wpns; neg rtn of fire; results, 1 VC KIA (BC) and 1 VC POW (evac).  At 1305H vic XT448138, Co D detonated Chicom grenade booby trapped with trip wire, resulting in 1 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1955H vic XT334151, Co A radar picked up movement N; eng with arty; neg results.
     2-14 Inf (-): Co A remains OPCON until 0930H.  Co B NL at FSB KEENE, vic XT604016.  Co C (-) NL vic XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured arty at FSB HOUSTON vic XT331071; 1 sqd Co C secured arty at Duc Hue, vic XT320085.  Co B swept, cleared and outposted road fm NL to Hwy 9A; cdt local RIFs fm outposts; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co C (-) provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  At 0725H Recon plat cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT538016; cdt RIFs of LZ.  At 0705H, Co D cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT535014; cdt local RIFs of LZ.  At 2019H vic XT604017 at NL was observed 3-4 persons; eng with M79/81mm; neg results.
     Special Operations: 2-27 Inf cont Op PIEDMONT SWIFT.
1 DEC 68
     2-34 Armor: Co B/2-27 Inf, 15th Co 4-7 ARVN Regt, 1 plat Co A/1-5 Inf (M) OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Hq, 1 plat Co A/2-34 Armor and 1 Co 4-7 ARVN Regt secured FSB CROCKETT vic XT742165.  Co A (-) and 1 plat Co A/1-5 Inf (M) maintained NDP vic XT604111.  Co B/2-27 Inf and 1 plat Co A/2-34 Armor secured and maintained NL at Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges and cdt local US/RF/PF RIFs and night activities vic of bridge complexes.  At first light, Co A/2-34 Armor swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi and Hwy 1 fm Cu Chi to vic XT707080; swept Hwy 8A fm Cu Chi to Bao Trai; swept and cleared road fm FSB CROCKETT to Hwy 8A; provided escort for convoy to Duc Hoa.  Co A (-) and 1 plat Co A/1-5 Inf (M) cont opns w/RF/PF Co fm Cu Chi Sub Sector; elements swept fm NDP vic XT505111 to vic XT667100, XT682090, XT673087; upon completion elements rtn to NL's.  Co B/2-27 Inf vic XT803140 found VC casualty in river; results, 1 VC KIA (BC).  Co A/2-34 Armor vic XT680080 apprehended 2 male detainees (evac).
     1-5 Inf (M): 1 plat Co A remains OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  Co's A (-), B (-) and Sct Plat maintained NL at FSB PATTON vic XT592214.  1 plat Co B loc FSB STUART vic XT501194.  Co C loc vic XT5413150.  Co A (-) cdt Mech sweep fm NL to vic XT552184 and searched area.  1 plat Co A swept Hwy 1 fm Cu Chi to FSB STUART.  Co B (-) cdt Mech sweep fm NL to vic XT552184; searched area.  Co C swept Hwy 7A fm NL to Hwy 1; swept W fm NL to village of Binh Dong then north to vic XT503176 to secure Engr effort.  Sct Plat swept Hwy 7A fm Bn NL to Hwy 1.  Co C detonated 1 US grenade booby trapped w/tripwire, resulting in 2 US WIA (evac).  Co A received 10-15 rds of AK fire vic XT555183; rtn w/organic wpns; negative results and casualties.
     2-12 Inf: Co's B, C, and D NL at FSB PERSHING vic XT512260.  Co A loc FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge, vic XT501194.  Co A (-) w/11plat RF/PF fm Tr;ang Bang cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT503207, XT523208 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT500237; present loc at end of reported period.  Co B (-) and D (-) cdt airmobile dbt aslt fm FSB PERSHING to LZ vic XT610292.  Co B (-) swept to vic XT613300; Co D  (-) swept to vic XT612294; upon completion, elements cdt airmove back to NL.  Co B helicopter detonated mine suspended fm pole while landing; results 2 US WIA (evac).
     2-14 Inf: Co's A and B loc FSB KEENE vic XT604016.  Co's C (-) and D loc vic XS629978; 1 plat Co C secured arty at FSB MEADE, vic XT612116.  Co B moved to Cu Chi for 72 hr stand down.  Co C (-) provided NL security and prepared for night activities.  1 Plat Co C cdt RIF to vic XS628970; cdt cloverleaf and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co D cdt RIF to vic XS617989 and rtn to NL.  Co A (-) swept road fm FSB KEENE east to Hwy 9A; cdt local cloverleafs fm outposts; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co C apprehended 1 male detainee (evac).
     2-27 Inf: Bn NL loc FSB REED vic XT477125.  Co A (-) provided escort for Engr tm fm FSB REED to vic XT492135.  Co C (-) cdt RIF to vic XT469142, XT457747 and rtn to NL.  4.2 Mortar plat swept road fm NL to Bao Trai; Co D cdt a 20 ship airmobile cbt aslt to LZ vic XT541115; cdt cloverleafs of LZ and established new NL at LZ.  At 1850H vic XT477125, NL received mortar fire fm east; rtn w/counter mortar/arty; negative US casualties, VC unknown.  Co D received AK fire in southwest; rtn w/arty; negative US casualties, VC unk.
     3/4 CAV:  Hq loc Cu Chi.  Trp A NDP loc vic XT613225.  Trp B NDP loc vic XT664240.  Trp C NDP loc vic XT690214.  Trp A cdt RIF to vic XT611235, XT608253 and established a new NDP.  Trp B cdt RIF fm NDP to vic XT652228 and rtn to NDP.  Trp C cdt RIF to vic XT673217 and rtn to NL.  C&C vic XT618228 received RPG rd while landing; negative US casualties, helicopter combat loss; NL received mortar fire/SA; rtn w/4.2/arty/gunship; negative results.
     2nd Bde: At 1055H vic XT575161, C&C spotted 4 VC and engaged w/AW; VC rtn w/AW; C&C received 3 hits and went down; negative casualties, 2 VC KIA (BC).
2 DEC 68
     2-34 Armor (-B, C): B/2-27 Inf, 15th Co 4-7 ARVN Regt. 1 plat Co A/1-5 Inf (M) OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  HQ, 1 plat A/2-34 Armor and 1 Co 4-7 ARVN Regt secured FSB CROCKETT vic XT742165.  Co A (-) loc at Cu Chi.  1 plat A/1-5 Inf (M) loc FSB MEADE vic XT612116.  Co B/2-27 Inf and 1 plat Co A/2-34 Armor secured and maintained NL at Phu Cuong/Ba Bep Bridges and cdt local US/RF/PF RIFs and night activities vic of bridge complexes.  At first light, Co A/2-34 Armor swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi and Hwy 1 frm Cu Chi to XT707080; swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm Cu Chi to Bao Trai; swept and cleared road fm FSB CROCKETT to Hwy 8A.  1 plat Co A/2-34 Armor cdt opns with 4-7 ARVN Regt.  1 Co ARVNs established block vic XT760105 to vic XT770102.  ARVN Bn (-) cdt RIF fm LD vic XT745130 to vic XT756128, XT768127.  1 plat Co A 2-34 Armor and 1 Co and plat 4-7 ARVNs cdt RIF fm LD vic XT750116 to vic XT762115, XT779108; upon completion units rtn to respective NL's.  At 2145H vic XT779108, Co A AP observed 15 personnel with starlight scope, eng with arty; neg results.  At 2020H vic XT607110, Co A radar picked up 3 sampans at vic XT593095 and eng with arty/2 tanks; results unknown.
     3/4 Cav (-D, F): HQ, loc Cu Chi.  Trp A NDP vic XT612232.  Trp B NDP vic XT639227.  Trp C NDP vic XT667238.  Trp A moved to Cu Chi for a day stand down.  1 plat Trp B cdt RIF to vic XT652228 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Trp B cdt RIF to vic XT653222 and rtn to NDP.  1 plat Trp C cdt RIF fm NDP to vic XT673219, XT672233 and established new NDP.  1 plt Trp C cdt RIF fm NDP to vic XT672207, XT688215, XT672233 and established new NDP.  Trp A 2130H vic XT611232, observed movement with radar and starlight scope, eng with 50 cal; results unknown.  At 0830H vic XT615227, Trp A received 4 rs of 60mm fire; neg rtn of fire; neg US casualties.
     2-27 Inf (B): Bn NL loc FSB REED, vic XT477126.  Co D NL vic XT541145.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT491108, XT493114 and rtn to NL.  Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NDP to vic XT544106, XT540106, XT540102, XT549109 and rtn to NL.  Recon plat cdt airmobile CA fm ambush site vic XT457117 to LZ vic XT504153 and cdt RIF back to FSB REED.  4.2 Mortar plat swept and cleared road fm Bn NL to Bao Trai.  At 1030H and 1055H Co C cdt airmobile CA fm FSB REED to LZ vic XT417113; cdt RIF to vic XT417136, cdt cloverleaf and established new NDP.  At 1955H vic XT542116, Co D received 2 rds of AK fire; rtn with arty; results 1US WIA (dustoff).  At 1000H vic XT547109, Co D detonated 1 US grenade booby trapped with trip wire; resulting in 3 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1400H vic XT477127, C&C apprehended 2 male detainees (evac).  At 1429H vic XT492110, Recon plat apprehended 1 male detainee (evac).
     2-14 Inf: Co A NL at FSB KEENE vic XT605016.  Co's C and D NL vic XS629978.  Co B loc Cu Chi.  Co B remains in Cu Chi on 72 hour stand down.  Recon plat swept, cleared and outposted road fm FSB KEENE to Hwy TL 9A.  At 0800H, Co A cdt airmobile CA fm FSB KEENE to LZ vic XT517973; cdt local RIFs of LZ; upon completion cdt airmove back to NL.  At 0827H Co D cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XS517973; cdt RIF to vic XS528981; upon completion cdt airmove back to NL.  At 0855H, Co C (-) cdt airmobile CA fm vic XS628981to LZ's vic XT577024 and XT586025; elements cdt RIF to vic XT583027, then RIF back to NL.   At 1240H Co C (-) cdt airmobile CA fm FSB KEENE to LZ vic XS514977; cdt RIF of LZ.  At 1315H Co C (-) cdt airmobile CA fm vic XS514977 to LZ vic XS615973; cdt RIF of LZ; upon completion cdt airmove back to NL.  At 1910H vic XT604017, NL received 82mm fire; rtn with arty/4.2/81mm; results, 1 US WIA (dustoff).  At 0830H vic XS516969, Co A eng VC with organic wpns/gunship; results neg rtn of fire; results 15 VC KIA (BC), 2 VC POW.  At 1410H vic XT595008, Recon plat apprehended 1 female detainee (evac).
     2-12 Inf: Co's B, C and D NL at FSB PERSHING vic XT512260.  Co A NL at FSB STUART/Trang Bang bridge vic XT501194.  Co A (-) provided escort for mine sweep team fm FSB STUART to vic XT495215.  1 plat Co A, along with 1 plat PF fm Trang Bang cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT501207, XT495215 and rtn to NL.  2 plats Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT493220, XT510220, XT510220, XT510210, and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm NL and established outposts along Hwy 6A; patrolled between outposts; upon completion rtn to NL.  Co D (-) provided escort for mine sweep tm fm FSB PERSHING to vic XT492284, XT496284 and rtn to NL.  At 0945H vic XT597209, Co A eng 3-7 VC in hedgerow; neg rtn of fire; results 1 VC KIA (BC), 3 VC KIA (poss).  At 1215 vic XT493208, Co A received SA fire; rtn with organic wpns; results neg US casualties, VC losses unknown.
     1-5 Inf (M) (-): Co's A (-) and B (-), Sct plat NL at FSB PATTON I, VIC xt592214.  Co C (-) NL vic XT543150.  1 plat Co C loc FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  1 plat Co A loc Cu Chi.  At first light, 1 plat Co C swept and cleared Hwy 1 fm Cu Chi to vic XT515189, then S to vic XT505193; upon completion rtn to NL.  At first light, 1 plat Co A swept and cleared Hwy 1 fm Trang Bang to vic XT410240.  Co C (-) swept and cleared Hwy 7A fm NL E to Hwy 1; cdt RIF to vic XT488180 and rtn to NL.  Co A (-) swept W of NL then S and cdt Mech sweep vic XT567185, XT553185, XT555124 and rtn to NL.  Co B (-) cdt Mech sweep and search of vic XT599170, XT590150, XT566167 and rtn to NL.  Sct plat swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm FSB PATTON I to Hwy 1; cdt local RIF fm outposts; provided security escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to Bn NL.  At 0910H vic XT573172, Co B detonated 1 US grenade booby trapped with trip wire, resulting in 1 US WIA (dustoff).
     Special Operations: None
3 DEC 68
     2-34 Armor (-B, -C): B 2-27 Inf, 15th Co 4-7 ARVN Regt, 1 plat Co A 1-5 Inf (M) OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  HQ, 1 plat C A 2-34 Armor,f 1 plat Co A 1-5 Inf (M) and 1 Co 4-7 ARVN Regt secured NL FSB CROCKETT vic XT742165.  Co A (-) loc Cu Chi.  Co B 2-27 Inf and 1 plat Co A 2-34 loc at Phu cong/Ba Bep Bridges and cdt local US/RF/PF RIFs and night activities vic of bridge complexes.  At first light, Co A 2-34 swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi and Hwy 1 fm Cu Chi to vic XT707080; swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm Cu Chi to Bao Trai; swept and cleared road fm FSB CROCKETT to Hwy 8A; provided escort for Duc Hoa convoy and rtn; secured engr effort between Bai Trai and Duc Hoa.  Co A (-) 2-34 Armor and 1 plat Co A 1-5 Inf (M) cdt RIF fm LD vic XT701146 to vic XT730145, XT752140 and rtn to NL.  Co B 2-27 Inf vic XT802141 at 2205H eng a floating bundle on river resulting in secondary explosion.  At 1030H vic XT803140, Co B 2-27 Inf loc 1 female body floating under bridge; killed by grenade; results 1 VC KIA (BC).
     1-5 Inf (M) (-): Co's A (-) and B (-), Sct plat NL at FSB PATTON I, vic XT592214.  Co C (-) NL vic XT543150; 1 plat Co C loc Cu Chi; 1 plat Co B loc FSB STUART.  At first light, Sct plat swept, cleared and outposted Hwy 7A fm Bn NL to Hwy 1; cdt local RIFs fm outposts and provided escort for resupply convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON I.  At first light, 1 plat Co C swept and cleared Hwy 1 fm Cu Chi to Trang Bang Bridge.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT575190; then along Hwy 7A to vic XT547152; N to vic XT542172, cdt cloverleaf and rtn to NL.  Co B (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT615134, XT590145 and rtn to NL.  At first light, Co C swept and cleared Hwy 7A fm NL E to Hwy 1, then swept W fm NL to vic XT504153 and moved N to Trang Bang; secured engr effort and cdt RIF vic of An Phu.  At 1012H vic XT502164, Co C tank hit mine while received SA fire; rtn with organic wpns/LFT; results, 1 US WIA (dustoff), major damage to tank, 1 VN WIA (dustoff).  At 1130H vic XT502168, Co C detonated 1 grenade booby trapped in hedgerow resulting in 1 US WIA (dustoff).
     2-27 Inf (-B): Co A NL at FSB REED, vic XT477125.  Co C NDP at vic XT417133. Co D NDF vic XT541115.  Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT487125, XT471125 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NDP to vic XT437147, XT420148 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NDP to vic XT541120, XT545123, XT550129 and rtn to NL.  4.2 mortar plat swept and cleared road fm FSB REED to Bai Trai.  At 1955H vic XT479144, Co D at NL received 10 60mm rds; rtn fire with arty; neg US casualties; VC losses unknown.  At 0810H vic XT473119, Recon plat apprehended 1 male detainee (evac).
     2-14 Inf: Co A NL at FSB KEENE vic XT604016.  Co's C and D NL vic XS629978; Co B loc Cu Chi.  Co A (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT585020; XT582131, XT573201, cdt cloverleaf N and S; then to vic XT599036 and rtn to NL.  Co B cont 72hr stand down at Cu Chi.  1 plt Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS640980, XS646992, cdt cloverleaf E and W and rtn to NL.  1 plt Co C opened resupply route fm NL to Hwy TF 9A; swept and outposted; cdt local RIFs fm outposts and rtn to NL.  Recon plat swept road fm FSB KEENE to vic XT633016.  At 0830H vic XT598024, Co A apprehended 5 male detainees (evac).
     2-12 Inf: Co's B, C and D NL at FSB PERSHING, vic XT512260.  Co A NL at FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  Co A (-) provided escort for mine sweep tm fm Trang Bang Bridge along Hwy 1; met with 1-5 Inf (M) sweep tm; rtn to Trang Bang Bridge and swept 6A N; met with Co B element sweep tm; upon completion rtn to NL.  1 plat Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT518199, XT504214, XT494210 and rtn to NL.  1 plt Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT518199, XT504214, XT494210 and rtn to NL.  1 plt Co B cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT502247, XT495236, XT492218, and established outposts; patrolled between outposts; 1 sqd escorted mine sweep tm fm FSB PERSHING and met with sweep tm fm Co A element.  At 0735H Co B (-) cdt airmobile CA fm FSB PERSHING to LZ vic XT604299; cdt RIF to vic XT614295.  At 0755H, Co C cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT581297; cdt RIF to vic XT614295.  At 0755H, Co C cdt airmobile CA fm NL to LZ vic XT581297; cdt RIF to vic XT580299.  At 1140H Co C (-) cdt airmobile CA fm vic XT581297 to LZ vic XT578227; cdt local RIF.  Co C (-) cdt airmobile CA fm vic XT581297 to LZ vic XT578227.  At 1413H, ARVNs cdt airmobile CA to same LZ.  At 1540H, Co B cdt airmove back to NL.  At 2020H vic XT577227, Co C detonated a booby trapped 8” rd, resulting in 5 US KIA, 8 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1230H vic XT605299, Co B detonated 2 82mm rds booby trapped with trip wire; results 3 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1430H vic XT544228, supporting gunship eng an unknown number of VC, resulting in 3 VC KIA (BC), 1 VC KIA (poss).
     3/4 Cav (-): HQ, loc Cu Chi.  Trp A loc Cu Chi.  Trp B NDP loc vic XT650228.  Trp C NDP loc vic XT671236.  At first light, Trp A departed Ann Margaret gate and cdt plat size sweeps vic XT687174, XT682197, XT689180 as of 1800H.  Trp C cdt plat size RIFs vic XT666223, XT680207, XT610208, XT680220, XT684213.  1 plat Co C established NDP vic XT674231.  1 plat Co D established NDP vic XT676226.  1 plat Co C established NDP vic XT680220.  Thee was neg contact during the reported period.
4 DEC 68
     2-34 Armor (-B, -C): B 2-27 Inf, 15th Co 4-7 ARVN Regt, 1 plat Co A 1-5 Inf (M) OPCON to 2-34 Armor.  HQ, 1 plat Co A 2-34 Armor and 1 Co 4-7 ARVN secured NL at FSB CROCKETT.  Co A (-) 2-34 Armor and 1 plat A/1-5 Inf (M) loc cu Chi.  Co B 2-27 Inf and 1 plat Co A 2-34 Armor secured and maintained NL at Phu Cuong/Ba Dep Bridges and cdt local US/RF/PF RIFs and night activities vic of bridge complexes.  At first light, Co A 2-34 Armor swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm Phu Cuong Bridge to Cu Chi and Hwy 1 fm Cu Chi to vic XT707080; swept and cleared Hwy 8A fm Cu Chi to Bao Trai; swept and cleared for sweep fm FSB Crockett to Hwy 8A.  1 plat Co A 2-34 Armor departed fm LD vic XT770140 and moved to vic XT774144, XT763147.  1 plat Co B 2-27 Inf departed LD vic XT773140 and moved to vic XT777143, XT767150; upon completion elements rtn to NL.  There was neg contact during the reported period.
     2-12 Inf:  Co's B. C, and D NL at FSB PERSHING, vic XT612260.  Co A NL at .FSB STUART/Trang Bang Bridge vic XT501194.  At first light, co C (-) cdt RIF E along Hwy; escorted sweep tm and met with 1-5 Inf (M) sweep tm; moved to Hwy 6A and swept N on Hwy.  1 plat co A with 1 plat RF/PF fm Trang Bang cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT587211, XT480209, and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co B cdt RIF fm NL and established outposts at vic XT498242, XT500246, XT513262; patrolled between outposts.  Recon plat cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT527262, XT524275 and rtn to NL.  At 0107H, Co D (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT527262, XT524275 and rtn to NL.  At 0107H, Co D (-) cdt airmobile CA fm FSB PERSHING to LZ vic XT513297.  At 1017H, Co B (-) cdt CA to same LZ; elements cdt local RIFs of LZ.  At 1955H vic XT511182, Co A received SA/82mm fire; rtn with SA/81mm/90mm; neg US casualties, VC losses unknown.  At 2022H vic XT501194, NL received SA fire; rtn with results unknown.  At 1045H vic XT493212, Co C apprehended 2 female detainees (evac).
     2-14 Inf: Co A loc Bn NL FSB KEENE vic XT604016.  Co B loc at Cu Chi.  Co's C and D NL at vic XS6729978.  2 plats Co A cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT570018 and established patrol base; 1 element cdt RIF to vic XT585203, Xt571028 and rtn to patrol base; upon completion all elements RIF back to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS647979, XS647988 and rtn to NL.  Co C (-) cdt RIF fm NL to vic XS630960, XT655956, and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co A cdt local RIFs of NL.  Co B rtn to FSB KEENE and prepared for night activities.  At 2135H vic XS628974, Co C AP observed movement; eng with 81mm; neg results.  At 0810H vic XT598105, Co A detonated 1 US grenade booby trapped with trip wire, resulting in 1 US WIA (dustoff).  At 1132H vic XT573019, Co A received SA fire; rtn with organic wpns; results 1 US WIA (dustoff).
     1-5 Inf (M) (-): Co's A (-) and B (-), Sct plat loc at Bn NL FSB PATTON I vic XT592214.  Co C (-) loc vic XT543150.  1 plat Co B loc Cu Chi, 1 plat Co C loc FSB STUART vic XT501194.  At first light, 1 plt Co B swept Hwy 1 fm Cu Chi to Trang Bang Bridge.  At first light, 1 plat Co C swept Hwy 1 fm Trang Bang Bridge to vic XT410240.  At 0930H Co A (-) cdt airmobile CA fm FSB PATTON to LZ vic XT573140; cdt RIF to vic XT573133 to vic XT575143.  Co B (-) moved fm NL to vic XT575144 and met with Co A (-) CA element; both elements rtn to NL.  At first light, Co C (-) swept Hwy 7A to Hwy 1; moved NL to FSB STUART; swept S into An Phu; secured engr effort.  1 plat Co C and Sct plat cdt RIF fm NL and established block fm vic XT555157 to vic XT575164.  1 plat Co C moved into block at vic XT563148; upon completion element rtn to NL.  At first light, Sct plat swept Hwy 7A to Hwy1; established block with 1 plat Co C; provided escort for convoy fm Cu Chi to FSB PATTON I.  At 1300H vic XT559170, Recon plat apprehended 1 male detainee (evac).
     2-27 Inf (-B): Co A loc Bn NL FSB REED vic XT477126.  Co C NDP loc vic XT417133.  Co D NDP loc vic XT541115.  Co A moved to Cu Chi for 72 hr stand down.  4.2 mortar plat swept and cleared rd fm FSB REED to Bao Trai.  Recon plat cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT457107, XT460100 and rtn to NL.  1 plat Co C cdt RIF fm NL to vic XT423136, XT416126 and rtn to NL.  At 1955H vic XT541116, Co D received 2 RPG rds; rtn with arty/81mm; neg US casualties, VC losses unknown.  At 2320H vic XT418137, Co C received AK fire fm unkn number of VC.  Rtn with arty, neg results.  At 1015H vic XT456107, Recon plat eng woman taking evasive action with SA; results 1 VC KIA (dustoff).  At 1214H vic XT528114, Co D detonated 1 US grenade booby trapped with trip wire, resulting in 1 US WIA (dustoff).
     3/4 Cav (-D): HQ loc Cu Chi.  Trp A NDP's loc vic XT673175, XT580180 and XT589184.  Trp B NDP's loc vic XT651228, XT655226, XT651224.  Trp C NDP's loc vic XT684188, XT675185, XT685175, XT674157 as of 1800H.  At 1232N vic XT646229, Co B received 2-3 RPG rds; rtn with organic wpns; also, tank detonated unknown type mine; results 4 US WIA (dustoff), tank, minor damage.
     Special Operations: None

CONTINUED . . . . . . (TOAN-THANG_PHASE II_DEC 5 68 - JAN 4 68)