28 November 1968
Submitted by: Dave Fogg
3rd Bde 4th Inf Div
Bn (1/35) Forward Fire Base
LZ Joan, Duc Co, YA 844252
A 1/35 LZ Jean YA809234
B 1/35 OPCON to 1/14 Inf YA777176
C 1/35 OPCON to 3/8 Inf at LZ Vera YA838178
D 1/35 OPCON to 3/8 Inf YA821131
Recon Plt LZ Joan YA844252
4.2" Mortar Plt, LZ Joan
Summary: Log opened at 0001 hours 28 November 1968. Unit locations: At LZ Joan YA841251, Battalion Headquarters (Forward), B Company 1/35 OPCON to 1/14 Inf for sweep operation south of LZ Vera (YA777176), C Battery 2/9 Artillery, C Battery (-) 7/15 Artillery GS, 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; A Company 1/35, D Company 1/35 OPCON to 3/8 Inf sweep operation south of LZ Vera (YA821131), 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, C Company 1/35 OPCON to 3/8 Infantry security of LZ Vera; At LZ Oasis; Headquarters and Headquarters Company Support (S-4 Forward); At Base Camp (Camp Enari); Battalion Headquarters (Rear).
Message from the Bde S-3 to the Bn S-3: Plans are being formulated for a 2 task force operation to begin 30 November 68 to 1 Dec 68 in an A/O east of LZ Karen. Tentative LZ for the 1/35 Inf vicinity YA830298, A and B Companies will operate in the operation.
1200 hours (C) Informed all units to put flack jackets and steel helmets and promptly get into the bunkers as intelligence from Bde reports that we are supposed to receive an attack from Cambodia on or near 1200 hours today.
2135 hours (C) From Bde S-3 to Bn S-3: Plans are being formulated for a task force operation (2) to begin on 30 Nov 68 to 1 Dec 68 in A/O east of LZ Karen, tentative LZ for 1/35 vic. YA830298, your unit should make a visual reconnaissance of the LZ on 29 Nov 68, if daisy-cutters are required request must be in NLT 1000 hours 29 Nov. Op order will be given out 29 Nov 68, will work in conjunction but not with 1/14 2 Co task force, will consist of 2 Co's, tentative LZ for 1/14 vic. 840330.