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19 November 1968
Submitted by: Dave Fogg

3rd Bde 4th Inf Div
Bn (1/35) Forward Fire Base
LZ Joan, Duc Co, YA 844252

Unit Locations:
A 1/35 LZ Vera, OPCON to 3/8 YA838178
B 1/35 LZ Joan, YA 844252
C 1/35 LZ Jean, YA 809234
D 1/35 LZ Jean, YA 809234
Recon Plt (-) LZ Joan YA844252
4.2 Mortar Plt (-), LZ Joan

Summary: Log opened at 0001 hours 19 November 1968. Unit locations: At LZ Joan YA841251, Battalion Headquarters (Forward), B Company 1/35, C Battery 2/9 Artillery, C Battery (-) 7/15 Artillery, E Company, Counter Mortar Section 2/9 artillery; 1st Platoon D Co 4th Engineers Battalion, Mobile Dental Clinic from the 4th Medical Battalion; At LZ Jean YA809234; C Company 1/35, D Company 1/35, 1 CSF platoon from the Special Forces Camp at Duc Co, 1 AN/TPS-25 section from Division artillery, Counter Mortar Section from the 4/42 Artillery; At LZ Vera YA835178, A Company 1/35 OPCON to 3/8 Infantry; At LZ Oasis; Headquarters and Headquarters Company Support (S-4 Forward); At Base Camp (Camp Enari); Battalion Headquarters (Rear). No significant activities occurred in the area of operations.

1615 hours (C) B Co CO Captain Tower reports that his 91 element went down to check out the 60mm ammunition cache that the engineers found this morning by cutting trees at grid 836248, found 14 rounds of 60mm Mortars, 5 rounds of 81mm Mortar. Major Royal says that the Engineers will go down first thing to blow them.

2100 hours (C) Message to Bde S-3 from the Bn S-3: Request permission to C/A a recon platoon to Hill 391 on 24 November 1968, will need 4 lift ships and 1 C&C bird. The element will C/A in to check the hill out and they will return on foot the same way. The Bde S-3 will pass this to Bde CO Colonel McClellan and give the answer tomorrow, stated that we will supply one Company for the three day operation with the 1/14 Inf from 21-24 Nov. '68 and to keep in mind. The Bn S-3 Major Royal passed this info along to LTC Buckner Bn CO.

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