Quang Tri, RVN
D/1-11 and RF 915 made contact with the point element of an estimated 15 man VC squad. The enemy fired small arms into the friendly position. The combined force detonated claymores, directed artillery fire, and returned small arms fire on the suspected enemy location. There were no friendly casualties. A sweep at first light revealed that two VC were KIA. Two AK-47's were found in the area.
At 1905H, 1/D/1-11 reported that an unmanned claymore ambush detonated at YD 396428. The platoon next observed two males fall and one male flee toward a small group which immediately withdrew to the East. Small arms fire and artillery were directed on the suspected enemy location. An early morning sweep yielded one enemy prisoneer of war and one VC KIA. There were no friendly casualties.
D/1-11 and RF 915 reported that two claymore ambushes detonated at YD 396426 and YD 389427. A subsequent sweep of the area revealed four VC KIA. Two AK-47's, 20,000 ($VN), numerous papers and articles of clothing were captured.
D/1-11 and RF 915 had a claymore ambush detonate, killing four VC. On the sweep of the area, two AK-47's and various documents were captured.
At 0950H D/1-11 with RF 915 in the vicinity of YD 410407 swept the area where two claymore ambushes had detonated during the night. Results: five VC KIA, three AK-47's, one M1933, 7.62 pistol, and one PPS-1943 Soviet MG captured.
At 2013 hours, one of D/1-11 and RF 127's claymore ambushes detonated at vicinity YD 418408. Artillery was directed on the suspected enemy location. A combinded sweep of the area produced two enemy KIA and two individual weapons captured.
At 0930 hours, a combined force by D/1-11 and RF 121, heard an explosion in the vicinity of YD 393426. A subsequent sweep of the area disclosed one enemy KIA.
At 2100 hours, a claymore ambush of D/1-11 and RF 121 detonated in the vicinity of YD 413397. Artillery and small arms fire were placed on the suspected location. There were negative results.
At 1627H FSB Fuller received five rounds of mortar fire. The rounds impacted outside the perimeter. There were no casualties or damage. They were later identified as 120mm mortars and those were the first in the area.
At 1012H a CH-47 crashed on the helipad and immediately caught fire on FSB Fuller. Gunships and artillery provided protective fire to suppress enemy mortar fire. Results: six US WIA, one US KIA.
At 1230H in the vicinity of YD 005614 D/1-11 at FSB Fuller sighted an estimated NVA squad north of the above location. Unit adjusted 81mm mortar fire on the enemy location resulting in two NVA KIA.
Between 1205H - 1738H FSB Fuller received 13 rounds of 120mm mortar fire, seven rounds impacted inside of the perimeter. Also received one round of B-40 and sporadic SAF. Artillery fired on suspected enemy locations in the vicinity of YD 985632 and YD 047628 with unknown relults. Results: two US WIA (M)
D/1-11 at FSB Fuller received a total of 7 rounds of 120mm mortars. A Q4 Radar which was air lifted to the fire base a few days earlier determined the enemy mortar posistion was at YD 980627. Counterbattery Artillery was fired with unknown results.
Between 0055H - 0745H D/1-11 at FSB Fuller received 15 rounds of 120mm mortar fire. All rounds impacted inside the perimeter. The indirect fire attack was followed by a sapper attack against a portion of the perimeter. D/1-11 fired organic weapons on enemy locatons and directed artillery fire at the suspected enemy mortar site in the vicinity of YD 9861__. Results: Two US WIA(M), 16 NVA KIA, one RPG-2 launcher, one AK47, two bamboo bangalore torpedoes and numerous grenades captured.
At 1116H FSB Fuller received 11 rounds of 120mm mortar fire. All of the rounds impacted inside of the perimeter. Results: Negative.
D/1-11 on FSB Fuller conducted a relief in place with elements of 2d ARVN Regt. assuming the security mission of FSB Fuller. ARVN Engineers cut a trail through the heavy undergrowth allowing ARVN forces to walk to the Fire Support Base. Upon their arrival D/1-11 walked off the Fire Support Base under fire.
At YD 168436 3/D/1-11 had a mechanical ambush detonate. An initial sweep revealed 2 NVA KIA. A thorough sweep at first light however revealed 1 pith helmet and drag marks.
At 1140H at YD 152434 D/1-11 was alerted to a possible attack by a scout dog. Defensive claymores were detonated to cover their front, at which time approzimately 15 personnal were observed retreating to the south. The enemy was immeadiately engaged with small arms fire. A sweep of the area revealed 1 NVA/VC KIA. One AK-47 magazine, 5 chicom grenades and one rucksack containing food was captured. At 1835H at YD 164428 3/D/1-11 engaged an unknown size enemy force with small arms fire, mortars, artillery and air strikes with unknown results.
At YD 155434 D/1-11 contacted an estimated 18 enemy personnel and engaged them with small arms fire, 4.2mm mortar and 81mm mortars. Gunships were called on station. There were 3 US WIA and 2 NVA KIA. The area was swept again at first light and numerous blood trails were found.
At 0710H at YD 197392 3/D/1-11 found a grave which contained one body.
At 1020H at YD 098482 2/D/1-11 detained 10 personnel who did not have ID cards. The Platoon then observed 7 personnel, who were carrying rucksacks, 100 meters north of their location. Organic weapons were not employed because the personnel were in the daytime no-fire zone. The platoon then began to maneuver to the north. Then they observed 1 individual carrying an AK-47 in the vicinity of YD 101485. The platoon was unable to apprehend any of the 8 personnel. The 10 people originally detained were taken to MAI LOC. Eight of them were released while the other 2 were detained by the Huong Hou District Officials.
At 1414H at YD 101488 1/D/1-11 discovered a US 55 gallon drum filled with oil. When the drum was destroyed, a secondary explosion was observed indicating it was booby trapped.
At 2200H at YD 102506 1/D/1-11 a PPS-5 from Mai Loc detected 3-7 personnel, at YD 096490, who were moving towards 1/D/1-11. After being notified, 1/D/1-11 adjusted 4.2mm mortar fire into the area. Radar was again employed, but there were no further sightings. The area was swept at first light with negative results.
At 1942H at YD 117523 2/D/1-11 reported observing 9-10 personnel with rucksacks approximately 700-1000 meters east of their ambush site. Approximately 30 minutes later, the unit spotted 3 personnel with weapons, rucksacks and steel pots on a hill in the vicinity of YD 123515. Then at approximately 2032H, 1 flashlight was observed in the vicinity of YD 123518. Artillery and 81mm mortar fire was called into the suspected enemy location. A sweep of the area at first light produced tissue paper with dried blood on it. 3 sets of footprints headed west which then turned north and were lost, and 1 old 60mm chicom round which was not in the area the day before.