A 1/61 moved out at 0645, is now at 065650, pick up point for M/3/9 (MIKE Company, 3rd BN, 9th REGT, 3rd DIV,USMC)
M/3/9 is located at 058653. Sighted an active Arty position at 034683, A 1/61 is located 500-700m south of M/3/9.
Have A 1/61 link up with M/3/9. Be prepared for A 1/61 to stay out. Tentatively M/3/9 is scheduled to be extracted at 1400. In either case select a night defensive for A 1/61 and M/3/9
M/3/9 Marines spotted 6 NVA in open moving to SW direction carrying packs could not determine if they were carrying weapons due to lack of visibility.
From Commander A 1/61, M/3/9 and A 1/61 have linked up and returning, one of their security elements is in contact, will keep you informed. Location of contact is YDO58647. A 1/61 has dropped M/3/9 and going to the relief of that platoon at 060668.
From Co A 1/61, A 1/61 is in heavy contact at YDO63640. Receiving RPG rounds, need a Medevac. CO A 1/61 is hit, the VC are trying to capture the APC that CO A 1/61 and FO are in.
From 1/11, A/161 needs two more Medevacs immediately.
From A1/61, M/3/9 receiving much Arty fire. Casualties 3 KIA, 27 WIA to include CO. Need two Medevacs.
M/3/9 sighted 18 VC moving west at 080650.
A 1/61 Have 60 mm incoming.
A Co 1/61 in contact approx 1600 hr.at 058646, contact continues, RPG's used, also enemy Arty at 1715 hrs on A Co position. Evac WIA, leaguer and reinforce A 1/61 with C 1/61 Co C enroute now. Casualties (Cumulative) FR KIA 2 FR WIA 25, IN KIA 9, IN WIA 0
From CO 1/61 to TOC, M/3/9 is located at YDO075662.I have given him orders to hold where he is.
From CO 1/61 to TOC. Request to know condition of CO A/1/61 and his FO's as soon as you can find out.
A and C 1/61 are in position and are towing disabled vehicles into their leaguers.
From A 1/61 reports 38 NVA approaching from the west.
From S-3 A 1/61, If you prepare LZ at A and C Co location we will send Medevac while there is a break in weather.
From XO 1st Bde to TOC for CO 1/61 CO A 1/61 was just going into surgery. They are worried about his arm. FO was sent to Da Nang. No word of RTO yet.
From A 1/61 Medevac lifted off at 2246 hours. Surgeon stayed on ground. Location of A and C at YDO70635.
A Co 1/61 moved west along the KW grid line 65 to effect link up with M/3/9 Marines. Link up was effected with M/3/9 with one platoon of A Co at 1550 hrs, About the same time another platoon of A 1/61 made enemy contact at YD 058647. A Co dropped M/3/9 and went to relief of the platoon. Heavy contact developed with the enemy, mortar, RPG and Arty employed by the enemy. Friendly losses thus far 3 KIA, 27 WIA. Enemy 9 KIA. Contact continued past 1900 hr.