and recorded 1 NVA KIA.
At 10:30am B/2-17 Cav observed two enemy moving toward their position and allowed the enemy to close. The element then engaged and killed the two VC soldiers.
Contact was sporadic throughout the LAMAR PLAIN AO as all units continued to seek the enemy with 1-501 uncovering numerous enemy KIA from earlier air/artillery strikes.
At 9:04am B/1-501 found the remains of 1 NVA KIA in a grave.
At 11:00am D/1-501 found two small huts, one of which contained the remains of 1 NVA KIA by an earlier air strike and a US Browning automatic rifle.
At 11:25am A/1-502 engaged 1 NVA soldier with small arms fire resulting in 1 NVA KIA and 1 AK47 captured.
At 12:10pm B/2-17 Cav observed 4 NVA. The element called in an air strike on the fleeing enemy listing 3 NVA KIA.
At 1:35pm B/2-17 Cav observed 3 huts with bunkers and one enemy soldier in the area. The Cav element engaged the area destroying the huts and recording 1 VC KIA.
Contact continued light in the AO as 1-501 continued to uncover the effects of the previous intensive air/artillery strikes in the area and 1-502 reported one small clash in the late afternoon.
At 10:45am B/1-501 found a small hut complex containing 1 British SMG*(small machine gun).
At 2:30pm D/1-501 found 2 AK47 and 1 Russian SMG as well as other miscellaneous equipment.
At 2:40pm B/1-501 found an NVA base camp containing 1 NVA KIA by an airstrike, 3 carbines and miscellaneous weapons parts.
At 7:05pm A/1-502 engaged 3 enemy with small arms fire at a range of 50 meters resulting in 1 NVA KIA.
Activity was light in the 1st Brigade AO as 1-502 began to extract from the AO and assume security missions throughout the Brigade AO for the next 12 days and 1-46 began an aggressive RIF operation to the southwest, south and southeast of LZ PROFESSIONAL.
At 7:45am a Brigade LOH reconnaissance team observed and engaged one enemy recording 1 VC KIA.
At 10:15am the same team recorded a second NVA KIA.
At 11:10am D/1-501 engaged and killed 1 NVA with small arms fire. The element also captured an AK47.
At 1:26pm B/2-17 Cav observed and engaged two enemy hiding in a hut resulting in 2 VC KIA.
At 3:50pm A/1-46 found two graves with the remains of 2 VC KIA.
Contact was limited to light ground to air contact with elements of B/2-17 Cav and the Brigade LOH reconnaissance teams.
At 9:55am B/2-17 Cav observed and engaged 6 enemy in the open resulting in 2 NVA KIA.
At 10:24am the same Cav unit engaged and killed a single VC.
At 2:50pm the Brigade LOH reconnaissance team engaged and killed 1 VC with M60 fire.
Contact was limited to light ground to air contact with elements of B/2-17 Cav observing and engaging 6 enemy in the open resulting in 2 NVA KIA
At 10:24am the Cav engaged and killed a single VC.
At 2:50pm the Brigade LOH reconnaissance team engaged and killed 1 VC with M60 fire.
Brigade units reported small clashes in the AO as Operation LAMAR PLAIN continued with light enemy contact.
At 7:05am B/1-46 engaged and killed 1 NVA with small arms fire.
At 10:15am the Brigade LOH reconnaissance team engaged one enemy soldier with ARA recording 1 VC KIA and suffering 1 US WIA.
At 10:24am D/1-501 engaged an enemy soldier at 200 meters accounting for 1 NVA KIA and 1 AK47 captured.
At 6:00pm D/1-501 received small arms and automatic weapons fire that killed the US point man. The element returned fire but the enemy broke contact with negative assessment.
Activity continued light in the AO as the 1-46 recorded only
At 11:30am C/1-46 engaged a five man enemy force with small arms fire at a range of 25 meters resulting in 2 NVA KIA.
At 12:50pm Recon/1-46 found two graves with the remains of 2 NVA killed in an earlier contact.
At 3:00pm a Brigade LOH reconnaissance team engaged 1 VC with the Minigun and M60 killing the enemy.
All units continued their current mission with light
At 12:13pm D/1-501and B/2-17 Cav observed and engaged one enemy soldier resulting in 1 NVA KIA.
At 6:05pm A/1-46 observed 60 enemy soldiers moving in a valley below their position at a range of 2500 meters. ARA was
employed resulting in 6 NVA KIA. The Air Cav was also employed but the deteriorating weather and rainfall precluded an accurate assessment.
At 11:45am a C/159 ASHB Chinook received two
rounds of small arms fire and one hit, resulting in 1 US lightly wounded.
At 2:45pm Recon/1-46 found a single grave containing the remains
of 1 VC.
Activity remained light in the LAMAR PLAIN AO as the 1-502
conducted a two company combat assault into the HILL 376 area, the
area of heavy fighting in early June.
At 9:30am A/1-502 conducted a CA into a cold LZ and commenced RIF*(recon in force)
At 9:35am D/1-501 found the remains of one NVA KIA.
At 9:49am B/1-502 followed A Company into the LZ and commenced supporting RIF operations in the area.
At 12:43pm A/1-502 found a grave containing the body of one NVA KBA.
At 4:05pm B/2-17 Cav reported the results of a BDA listing two NVA KIA by the airstrike.
At 4:27pm B/1-502 engaged three VC with small arms fire killing two in the ensuing fire fight.
The 1st Brigade continued Operation LAMAR PLAIN with sporadic
contact in the AO and the recovery of the crew of a disabled F4C that crashed in the AO.
At 11:00am B/1-46 engaged a five man enemy force with small arms fire. The enemy broke contact and fled in a disorganized fashion, leaving behind seven SKS rifles and assorted equipment that was captured by the pursuing element.
At 1:00pm A/1-502 found the remains of two VC KIA by an earlier air strike.
At 2:03pm an F4C aircraft conducting an air strike for the 1st Brigade experienced mechanical failure and spun out of control.
The crew ejected before impact and were recovered uninjured at 2:10pm by B/2-17 Cav and at 2:12pm by a USMC recovery CH46.
The 1st Brigade continued to record sporadic contact as
all elements conducted extensive RIF operations in the AO. The 1-46 conducted a combat assault into a cold LZ with its provisional reserve company
(PROSERVCO) composed of the administrative and logistical personnel of the battalion rear.
At 9:55am PROSERVCO/1-46 conducted a CA into an LZ with negative enemy contact.
At 10:20am A/1-502 found a grave containing one NVA KIA by an air strike.
At 11:25am PROSERVCO/1-46 observed and engaged two NVA soldiers at a range of 100 meters killing one NVA.
At 11:45am B/1-502 engaged and killed one VC at 15 meters.
At 11:55am a B/101 UH1H*(Huey) received small arms fire forcing the aircraft to land. One passenger in the aircraft was wounded.
At 3:30pm B/2-17 Cav engaged a single NVA resulting in one NVA KIA.
At 3:40pm B/1-502 found the remains of 3 NVA KIA by artillery.
At 4:10pm B/2-17 Cav found two NVA KIA in an earlier air strike.
At 6:00pm B/1-502 found a hut containing one M16.
There was negative ground contact in the AO.
At 11:15am a USAF FAC supporting QUANG TIN Province observed 4 enemy soldiers in the open and engaged them with artillery resulting in one VC KIA.
At 8:40am a Brigade LOH reconnaissance team observed and killed one enemy standing in a bunker entrance.
At 11:00am A/1-502 apprehended two VN females and evacuated them as detainees.
At 12:05pm a Brigade reconnaissance team engaged one enemy killing him with M60 fire.
At 2:35pm B/1-502 discovered hut with a bunker, tunnel and five coops with chickens. Detecting movement the element
reconnoitered by fire which resulted in four women and four children being detained. Two of the women were wounded and a medevac was made.
At 5:25pm A/1-501 evacuated two males, one female and two children as detained. One male had napalm burns which were covered with an NVA bandage.
Activity through the AO was characterized by extensive
reconnaissance missions, both ground and aerial, which indicated recent activity.
A number of bunker and hut complexes were found and various materials and
foodstuffs were uncovered. All were destroyed thereby denying the enemy
use of these needed facilities and resources. No contact was recorded.
Reconnaissance activities increased and numerous signs of
recent activity and bunker/hut complexes were found.
At 8:22am C/1-501 conducted a move by air from CHU LAI Beach to TAM KY Refuel pad for the purpose of
constituting a readily deployable RRF*(Rapid Response Force).
At 8:45pm the intensive reconnaissance developed positive enemy action as a LOH from B/2-17 Cav was
fired upon with 15 AK47 rounds while flying at 40 feet and 40 knots. One
round passed through the main beam thereby damaging the aircraft.
At 9:00am a LOH from B/2-17 Cav took a .30 cal round in the transmission causing it to make an emergency landing. The RRF *(Rapid Response Force) was
inserted at 9:44am and the air-craft was secured and prepared for evacuation which was accomplished by 10:51am.
At 9:01am C/1-502 conducted a CA and began reconnaissance in force operations to the northeast.
At 9:25am B/1-502 was extracted from the field returning to the TAM KY refuel Pad.
At 10:00am a scout dog working with A/1-502 tripped a booby trap. No injuries resulted.
At 10:25am A/1-501 uncovered a grave which contained one male body. The cause of death determined to be by air strike four days prior. Some 20 minutes later, while searching the same area, the unit found a 68 year old man hiding in a hut. Further search disclosed medical supplies and a grave which contained the body of a female who had been killed by an air strike approximately four days prior. Results: One VC KBAS and one detainee.
At 11:20am a scout from B/2-17 Cav observed one enemy moving SW. The enemy was engaged with artillery with no further
A change in plans diverted Recon/1-46 from RIF operations to LZ PROFESSIONAL.
At approximately 11:30am a LOH from B/2-17 Cav received moderate AK47 and AA fire but no hits were taken.
At 11:35am the Aero Rifle Platoon found 10-15 large bunkers.
At 11:58am 200 meters to the
north the platoon observed and engaged five enemy. Five NVA were killed and one
female, obviously wounded, fled to the west.
At 2:10pm a scout from B/2-17 Cav observed ten large huts. Indications were that this was an
exploitable area and the RRF was inserted a approximately 2:25pm. One
female and four children were apprehended and evacuated as detainees.
While observing an air strike at 2:55pm members of the Aero Rifle Platoon of B/2-17 Cav witnessed one body flying through the
air as a result of the strike recording 1 NVA KBAS *(killed by air strike).
At 3:50pm the Aero-Rifle Platoon was extracted from the AO and returned
to TAM KY airstrip.
At 5:05pm Recon/1-502 observed ten enemy moving to the south. The enemy was taken under fire resulting in one VC KIA.
Extensive ground and aerial reconnaissance continued and ground contact was light.
At 10:00am D/1-46 located a bunker/hut complex and apprehended 3 VN males, 9 females and 14 children. All were
evacuated as detainees.
At 10:40am Recon/1-502 apprehended and evacuated as a detainee, one VN female approximately 35 to 40 years of
At 11:00am B/1-501 detained and evacuated 7 male and 4 female
At 11:05am C/1-502 apprehended one male and one female VN and evacuated the two detainees.
At 1200pm A/1-502 located 2 VN males, documents and 1500 pounds of salt. The VN were evacuated as detainees and the salt destroyed.
At 2:56pm scouts from B/2-17 Cav conducting a BDA for air an strike assessed 2 NVA KBAS and five
At 4:20pm a B/2-17 Cav LOH received .30 cal and AK47 fire while flying at 40 feet and 40 knots. Four to five rounds were taken in the cockpit wounding one US and damaging the aircraft.