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SEQ# DATE TIME BLT 3/3 COORD Action(s) CC PG # WIA KIA
1.000 08/17/65 1000H Mike BT 650034 Company M which landed by LVT across a beach to the North in the  65-08-091    
1.001     LVT  Amtrac(s)   vicinity of X BT 650034 D-1 at 1710000H and commenced overland  65-08-102    
1.002     F/O 81mm    by foot. The remainder of the BLT embarked aboard amphibious      
1.003     F/O  "C" 1/12   shipping and sailed for the objective area during the afternoon and      
1.003     3d Eng.   night of 17 August 1965.     Note: Estimate of 4 or 5 LVT's utilized. 65-08-084    
1.004     Notation:   Note: Individual attached Units described on CC page 070.  65-08-070    
1.005     Notation:   It is assumed that the Attached Units assigned to a Company       
1.006         remained with that Company. Only the primary Company will be       
1.007         plotted on the map once originally plotted... to save space.         
1.100 08/17/65 1100H Mike BT 650034 Msg: M Co on the beach 65-08-136    
1.101         Other:INCIDENTS, MESSAGES,ORDERS pgs.(Radio Logs)      
1.200 08/17/65 1127H Mike BT 645025 Msg: M Co now searching village of TUYET DIEM #2 65-08-136    
1.201         Other:INCIDENTS, MESSAGES,ORDERS pgs.(Radio Logs)      
1.300 08/17/65 1430H Mike BT 657998 Found (1) M-1 and (1) grenade w/out pin in "C" ration can at 65-08-102    
1.301         BS657998, it was destroyed.      
1.302     VC SNIPER BS 663007 Receiving two (2) sniper rnds from approx. BS663007at 171430H. 65-08-102    
1.303 08/17/65 1438H Mike BT 657998 Msg: pres loc 657988 records 2 sniper rds entire  65-08-136    
1.304         area appears deserted M-1 Booby Trap      
1.305         Other:INCIDENTS, MESSAGES,ORDERS pages.       
1.306         (Radio Logs) Log indictaed 677988      
1.400 08/17/65 1505H Mike BT 652005 One (1) man was slightly wounded by Booby Trap. Unable to I.D. 65-08-102 1U/I  
1.401     VC Booby Trap BT 652005 At BT 652005 at 171505H. 65-08-102    
1.402     Notation:   Other: NO WOUNDED Documented for 8/17/65.       
1.500 08/17/65 1856H Mike BT 667995 M Co spent night at BT 667995 where we received two (2) sniper 65-08-102    
1.501     VC SNIPER BT 675007 rounds which came from the NE from a long range. APPROX. Coord. 65-08-102    
1.502 08/17/65 1856H Mike BT 667995 Msg: M - Night pos at 666996 will move at 0100H 65-08-136    
1.503         Other:INCIDENTS, MESSAGES,ORDERS pages.       
1.504         (Radio Logs) Log indictaed 666996 not 667995      
2.000 08/18/65 0420H Mike BT 683971 Established blocking force. 65-08-091    
2.001         Moved out at 180100H and proceeded to BT683971 arriving at 0420H. 65-08-102    
2.002         The area was secured and the Company proceeded to dig in.       
2.003 08/18/65 0930H HELO UH34D(s)   Note: (6) Howtar's from Whiskey Battery delivered to Mike Company. 65-08-102    
2.004 08/18/65 0930H Howtar107mm   Delivery of Howtar(s) started to arrive at 0930H. 65-08-102    
2.005 08/18/65 0930H Howtar107mm   Confirmed (6) Howtar's delivered via crewman pictured in photo. 65-08-102    
3.000 08/18/65 0730H India BS 718922 Remaing BLT landed across southern portion Beach Green.  65-08-095    
3.001 08/18/65 0700H Kilo   Other:India on left (Beach Green One) - Kilo on right  (Beach Green 65-08-098    
3.002 08/18/65 0700H Lima BS 718924 Two) in LVT's. Lima in reserve landed in LCU8's and LCM8's. 65-08-100    
3.003 08/18/65 0630h BLT 3/3 BN CP   Note: 3/3 Bn Command Group landed with I/K/L 3/3. 65-08-070    
3.004 08/18/65 0630h NOTES:    India:F/O 81mm - F/O  "C" 1/12 - 3d Eng. - FAC Team. Kilo:F/O 81mm          
3.005 08/18/65 0630h Attached Unit    F/O  "C" 1/12 - 3d Eng. - NGF Tm 3/12. Lima:F/O 81mm - F/O  "C" 1/12.       
3.006 08/18/65 0630h To Company's:   BLT 3/3: H&S(-) - NGF Tm 3/12 - Art. Lia Tm 1/12 - 3d Eng.        
3.007     See # 1.004/5   See notation in paragraphs 1.004 and 1.005 - Applies.      
3.008 08/18/65 0630h LVT  Amtrac(s)   LCM (s) + LCU(s) NOTE: Each "Wave" is plotted on the Map. 65-08-070    
3.009     NOTE:   Information obtained from the CC pages C65-08-081/082/083/084.      
4.000 08/18/65 0630+h India BS 717922 A large charge of explosives set off in front of "I" Co, with no effect. The  65-08-091    
4.001         company pushed on through the sub-hamlet of An Cuong (1).      
4.002 08/18/65 0630+h Kilo BS 715924  Kilo moved thru N. edge of An Cuong (1) and secured Hill 22. 65-08-091    
4.003         Then moved to BS 708928.      
4.004 08/18/65 0630+h Kilo BS 715924 Kilo Co. 1st 2nd &3rd Plt. Set up in night defensive positions. After 65-08-098    
4.005 08/18/65 0630+h NGF Tm 3/12   setting in Naval gunfire was called in on enemy troops concentrations 65-08-098    
4.006         located at BS714947 to BS718945. Arty also called in but never on trgt.      
4.007 08/18/65 0630+h VC F ( ?  ) BS 714947 BS 714947- BS 718945 plotted on map. (Area of artillary fire.) 65-08-098    
4.008     VC F ( ?  ) BS718945 Note: Number of enemy troops not mentioned. Plotted on map.      
5.000 08/18/65 0630+h Lima BS 715924 Lima (2nd wave) rec'd heavy  s/a fire the from r/flank. (2) Marines WIA 65-08-091 2  
5.001         Other:Co's I and K continued movement westward.      
6.000 08/18/65 0630+h Kilo BS 708928 Kilo to NE to vic. 708928 65-08-091    
6.001         Other:Kilo Toward Phase Line APPLE to BS711939       
6.002 08/18/65 0630+h BLT 3/3 BN CP BS 711939 India Co. 3/3 rejoined "K" Co. 3/3 at approx BS 711939 and the 3/3 65-08-096    
6.003     Kilo   BN Headquarters Group at the Bn CP. India Co. was ordered to      
6.004     India    board Amtracs and Ontos and return to BS 720928.       
6.005     LVT  Amtrac(s)   Note: No mention of how many LVT's and Ontos were used to take      
6.006     Ontos BCo.3rd    India & Kilo to BS720928.      
6.007 08/18/65 0630+h BLT 3/3 Supply BS 720928 BLT 3/3 Supply point was set up by the Battalion Executive Officer.  65-08-096    
7.000 08/18/65 0630+h India BS 702922 Company "I" executed flanking movement to the northeast. Air strike 65-08-091    
7.001   0730+h     to right flank. (2) superficial WIA's from fragments sustained. 65-08-095 2  
7.002         Other:India taken under heavy s/a fire from left flank in the 2/4 zone      
7.003          of action at BS 703923. Company was directed to attack the      
7.004         source of fire - An Cuong (2)   BS  701928 reinforced by      
7.005         tanks and commenced attack across the stream.      
8.000 08/18/65 1115h India BS 701928 India - During the action C/O Co. I was KIA by enemy frag.  65-08-091 6 1
8.001         Grenade. (3) members of his party were WIA. Also rec'd. 65-08-092    
8.002         60mm mortar fire and (3) more WIA.      
8.003         6 WIA  1 KIA noted. India Co. returned to the 3/3 zone of action.      
8.004 08/18/65 1115h  VMO-2 UH-1E  BS 700928 Disabled UH-1E landed near Company I positions and ten (10) 65-08-096    
8.005     Tank ID? (#3  )   Marines with three tanks were left behind to guard aircraft. This was      
8.006     India (10men)   Gen. Victor H. "Brute" Krulak's Huey. Gas tank hit by VC fire.        
8.007 08/18/65 1115+h Kilo BS 714938 At this time Company "K" receiving heavy volume of automatic fire in 65-08-092    
8.008         the vacinity of BS 714938 and went into the attack to overcome the       
8.009         resistance.       
9.000 08/18/65 1225H LVT  Amtrac(s) BS 698932 At this time five (5) LVT's full of supplies (rations, water) were 65-08-092    
9.001         under small arms,mortar, recoilless rifle fire as they were trying to      
9.002         reach the battalion postion.      
9.003 08/18/65 1305H India BS 720928 At 1305h "I" Co was dispatched  to assist the LVT's. #76 65-08-096    
9.004     Tank ID# A34    One (1) Tank in lead, followed by five (5) Amtracs and five (5) Ontos. 65-08-096    
9.005     LVT  Amtrac(s)   As we got to the top of the ridge line at BS703927 the lead Tank was       
9.006     Ontos BCo.3rd   hit by a 57mm RR and stopped. Several 81mm mortar rounds dropp-       
9.007         ed in on our position. Attended the wounded and called for helo evac.      
9.008         Result of mortar fire on the Amtracs resulted in five (5) KIA and   17 5
9.009         seventeen (17) WIA. Tank ID# via Col. Ray Stewart posting.       
10.000 08/18/65 1400H India BS 703927 Company "I" taken under heavey fire wch. inflicted several casualties. 65-08-092 ? ?
10.001   1500H Golf 2/4 BS 683971 Co "G" 2/4 arrived at 1500H and set in to the West of the Company M. 65-08-102    
10.002   1500+H "B" 3d Eng BS 718928 Very large cave network found. Later blown by Engineers.  65-08-100    
10.003     Lima BS 718928 Lima received one (1) WIA wounded slightly left upper arm. Not evac. 65-08-100 1  
10.004     VC F (20 ) BS 720939 Lima reports in excess of 20 VC seen moving on Hill45 65-08-100    
10.005   1500+H ONTOS "B" Co. 3rd  BS 718934 Ontos Plt. arrived between Phase Line Apple and Banana and the hill 65-08-100    
10.006          was raked with good accuracy. No further fire encountered. 718934 65-08-100    
10.007     Lima BS 724937 Lima Co. 2nd & 3rd Plt. atop Hill 45. 724937  65-08-100    
11.000 08/18/65 1525H Kilo BS 713942 Continued their attack to the north and company "K" became  65-08-092    
11.001     Lima   engaged in a fire fight which resulted in several friendly casualties,   ? ?
11.002     BLT 3/3 BN CP   however Companies "K" and "L" assaulted the hill and established      
11.003         a perimeter of defense at about 1550H. BLT 3/3 CP established       
11.004 08/18/65 1525H+  VMO-2 UH-1E  BS 700928 Crew of downed UH-1 Gunship repaired the gas leaks and dropped 65-08-096    
11.005         the rocket pods to be blown by security personnel. Pods blown.       
11.006         Company "I" recovered the 10 Marines at the downed UH-1E.  65-08-096    
12.000 08/18/65 1550+H Hotel 2/4  BS 703923 A platoon of Company H 2d Battalion 4th Marines that was pinned 65-08-092    
12.001         down by emeny fire and was continuing to advance to reach the       
12.002         LVT's but was suffering rather heavy casualties which impeded    ? ?
12.003         their progress somewhat.       
13.000 08/18/65 1600H India BS 701931  Two squads of India 3/3 and 1 Plt H 2/4 joined by 3 tanks advanced  65-08-096 15 2
13.001     Hotel 2/4    North to 701931 where they engageg a large force of VC.      
13.002     Tank ID? (3  )   After suffering several casualties they withdrew to 702927.      
13.003     VC F (? )    Fifteen (15) WIA & two (2) KIA. Unknown number of VC forces.      
14.000 08/18/65 1600H L 3/7 BS 708927 Company "L" 3rd Bn. 7th Marines landed vicinity and were assigned 65-08-092    
14.001      VTR M-51   to OPCON of BLT 3/3.Reinforced with a light section of tanks and a       
14.002     tank   tank retriever from Company "B" 1st Tank Battalion were assigned       
14.003     tank   the mission of effecting juncture with Company "I" 3d Bn 3d Marines      
14.004     tank   vicinity BS 700930.      
15.000 08/18/65 1730H L 3/7 BS 702929 Company "L" 3d Bn. 7th Maines with 2 platoons abreast followed by 65-08-092    
15.001     tank   the tanks. As they approached the preassigned juncture point they      
15.002     tank   came under extremely heavy small arms and mortar fire from the      
15.003     tank   west. The Company continued its attempt to cross the open rice      
15.004         paddy in the area but was unable to do so because of the intense      
15.005         enemy fire.      
15.006         NOTE: There is no coordinates given for L 3/7's attempt to cross the      
15.007         open rice paddy and have plotted #15 ? as the most likely location.      
15.008         Probable coordinates: BS  702929      
16.000 08/18/65 1730+H L 3/7 BS 698926 As darkness fell patrols were dispatched to the N and the W to locate 65-08-092    
16.001     (1) LVT   Company I , the tanks, and the LVT's. The patrol to the N was un-      
16.002     Tank ID? (1  )   successful; the patrol to the West returned and reported locating one      
16.003         burning tank and one disabled LVT.       
16.004         Note: The (5) LVT's were known to be at BS 698932 but L 3/7 patrol       
16.005         located (1) burning tank and a disabled LVT  at BS 698926.       
16.006     BLT 3/3 BN CP BS 713942 A decision was made to execute a night movement of Company "L"       
16.007         3rd Bn, 7th Marines to the BLT 3/3 perimeter.       
17.000 08/18/65 1730+H Tank ID? (2  ) BS 698932 At the same time two tanks formerly in support of Company "H" 2d Bn  65-08-092    
17.001         4th Marines moved to the resupply LVT's to increase the defensive      
17.002         capability in that area.       
17.003 08/18/65 1930H India BS 698927 (2) Platoons of "I" 3/3  advanced west to 698927 and engaged VC 65-08-096    
17.004       BS 700930 forces at 700930 resulting in one (1) KIA and one (1) WIA. VC 6 KIA. 65-08-097 1 1
17.005         VC broke contact and a helicopter evac was conducted for 2 casualies.      
17.006 08/18/65 1930+H India BS 704927 Unable to locate Supply train and ordered to return to 704927 where "I" 65-08-097    
17.007     Hotel 2/4    Co 2nd Plt and a Plt from "H" 2d Bn 4th Marines were located.      
17.008 08/18/65 2300H Tank ID? (2  ) BS 698932 Note: Coordinates not mentioned in CC's but the (5) resupply LVT's  65-08-092    
17.009         rptd. as located at BS 698932. See # 9.0 (2) Tanks arr. Appr.2300h       
18.000 08/19/65 0130H BLT 3/7 Bn CP   BS 713942 Company "L" 3d Bn. 7th Maines arrived Bn. Perimeter at 190130H.  65-08-092    
18.001     BLT 3/3 BN CP   Note: Bn CP established at BS 713942. See # 11.005      
18.002   0145H India BS 700930 Note: Company "I" remained in village in contact with the VC until   65-08-097    
18.003   0145+H VC F (6 ) BS 704927 190145H when it began it's return to the Battalion secondary      
18.004   0345H India BS 704927 Command Post arriving at 190500H. (Probable Coordinates)        
18.005 08/19/65 0500H India BS 713942 Return back hampered by illumination. (6) VC killed vincinity 704927. 65-08-097    
18.006     Hotel 2/4    Gathered 2nd Plt "I" Co. an Plt of H 2/4 and back to Regimental CP.      
18.007 08/19/65 0630+H Mike BS 700975 (1) Plt Mike Co. 3/3 sent out to establish an outpost at BS 700975. 2/4 65-08-102    
18.008   0630+H F-4 Phantom(s) BS 700975 called in airstrike thinking they were VC. F4 phantom(s) dropped (3)  65-08-102    
18.009     250Lb Bomb(s) BS 700975 250lb. Bombs. Falling within 100 meters from Plt. No one was hurt.      
19.000 08/19/65 0130H L 3/7 BS 713942 Company "L" 3d Bn 7th Marines upon arrival at BLT 3/3 area was 65-08-102    
19.001         intergrated into the defensive perimeter for the night.      
19.002 08/19/65 0700H BLT 3/3 BN CP BS 715958 BLT 3/3 was assigned the mission of continuing the attack to the sea 65-08-093    
19.003 08/19/65 0700H Kilo BS 715958 in zone. The Bn. Jumped off to the north with Co. "K" 3/3 on the left. 65-08-093    
19.004         The zone of action was prepared with naval gunfire and artillery       
19.005         prior to the commencement of the attack.      
19.006         The Bn. Moved toward the beach against sporadic resistance.      
19.007         NOTE: BS 715958 Is not mentioned but is most likely coordinates.      
20.000 08/19/65 0700+H Kilo BS 726952 Company "L" 3d Bn 3d Marines on the right. See# 21 as well.  65-08-101    
20.001     Lima   Kilo/Lima 3/3 & L 3/7 sweeping to the sea. 1st &3rd Plt L 3/3 across      
20.002     L 3/7   sand dunes. 2nd Plt. L 3/3 joined. "L" 3/3 received mortar fire. A round       
20.003         landed in 2nd Plt (1) KIA (11) WIA  as well as (2) WIA Corpsmen.   13 1
20.004 08/19/65 0700+H       VC BS 712957 As the force reached Phase Line CHERRY Company "L" 3d Bn 3d  65-08-093    
20.005         Marines, Company "K" 3d Bn 3d Marines and the Battalion Command      
20.006         group came under intense s/a and mortar fire from BS712957.      
20.007         The battalion moved quickly to the dune line just inboard of the beach       
20.008         and returned fire. Note: See #19. Artillery and air strikes were called       
20.009         in on the VC positions and the fire ceased. (BS712957).      
21.000 08/19/65 1710H L 3/7 BS 713943 After intensive preparation of the zone of action by air, artillery, and 65-08-093    
21.001     Lima   naval gunfire, BLT 3/3 continued the attack to the south with Company      
21.002     Kilo   "L" 3d Bn 7th Marines on the left, Company  "L" 3d Bn 3d Marines in       
21.003     BLT 3/3 BN CP   the center and Company "K" 3d Bn 3d Marines on the right. On arrival      
21.004         at phase Line Banana the BLT estab. defensive perimeter. Co. "K" 3d      
21.005   1855H      Bn 3d Marines and Co. "L" 3d Bn 3d Marines closed at approx. 1855H       
21.006          Co. "L" 3rd Bn 7th Marines delayed due to heat casualties. A Plt. from        
21.007          "L" 3/3 was attached to the Company and the entire unit arrived in to        
21.008   2140H     the BLT area at 2140H. A defensive posture was maintained during the      
21.009         night with heavy H & I fires being provided by artillery and naval gunfire.      
22.000 08/20/65 0600+H Kilo BS 718922 The following morning patrols were sent out from each company to 65-08-093    
22.001     Lima   locate any by-passed VC pockets of resistence. All returned reporting      
22.002     BLT 3/3 BN CP   no contact.       
22.003   1050H     At approx. 1050H Co. "K" 3d Bn 3d Marines, Co. "L" 3d Bn. 3d Marines       
22.004         and the Executive officers group commenced movement southward       
22.005   1240H     toward Beach GREEN arriving without incident at 1240H.      
22.006         Note:  BS 718922 not mentioned but is Beach GREEN. See #3      
22.007     L 3/7   TheCommanding Officer Group. Company "L" 3d Bn 7th Marines and      
22.008     ONTOS "B" Co.   the 3d Plat. Company "B", 3d AT Bn. remained to receive BLT 1/7 and      
22.009         guide them into position.      
23.001 08/20/65 1330H BLT 1/7 BS 718922 BLT 1/7 commenced landing at approximately 1330H and the 65-08-093    
23.002   1440H Kilo   Commanding Officers Group of BLT 3/3 commenced movement to      
23.003   1550+H Lima   Beach GREEN at 1440H arriving at 1550H.       
23.004 08/20/65 1500H Kilo BS 727924 Company "K" to Beach Green. Commenced back loading.  65-08-098    
23.005         Note:  BS 718922 not mentioned but is Beach GREEN. See #22      
24.000 08/20/65 1330+H BLT 3/3 BN CP BS 718922 RETRACTION FOLLOWED SHORTLY AND THE BLT SET SAIL FOR 65-08-093    
24.001     Kilo   CHU LAI ABOARD LST1161.      
24.002     Lima   Note:  BS 718922 not mentioned but is Beach GREEN. See #23      
25.001 08/20/65 1835H Mike BS 673974 No further action took place on the 20th and Mike Co. 3/3 started re- 65-08-102    
25.002         traction by HELO at 1835H and the last unit arrived back in the BN      
25.003         area at 1925H. REMARKS: Forcing troops to keep spread out pays off.      
25.004         Only one man was wounded by the tripped booby trap.      
25.005         Helo extrations probable coordinates at BS 673974 (Capt. Morris).      
26.000 08/20/65 1700H India BS 718922 We stayed at the Regiment CP the 19th of August and retracted      
26.001         around 1700 20 August 1965.      
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