From John Bullock's notebook

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From John Bullock's notebook

Postby Niner Alpha » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:45 pm

John kept a small notebook that he wrote a line or two about what he and 3rd Platoon Alpha was doing on a given day. It dates some incidents with more discription elsewhere as well as tells of the day to day activities of one man in one infantry squad.


Notebook John Bullock: Entries are for 3rd platoon, Co A, unless otherwise noted:

4/10/70 – Stand down Ben Luc
4/11/70 – Ap @ FSB Chamberlain
4/12/70 – Medcap security, a.p. @ chamberlain
4/13/70 - chopper from Cu Chi, a.p.
4/14/70 – 3 insertions, a.p.
4/15/70 – insertions from Cu Chi, a.p.
4/16/70 – Chopper to Chamberlain, truck to Hiep Hoa, slept
4/17/70 – bunker guard
4/18/70 – back to Ben Luc
4/19/70 Short op. from Ben Luc
4/20/70 – missed platoon
4/21/70 – boat from Ben Luc, a.p.
4/22/70 – Dayhold, a.p.
4/23/70 – Dayhold, a.p.
4/24/70 – Boat back to Ben Luc
4/25/70 – Chopper to My Tho – [I was] dusted off [with several others]
4/26/70 – [I was at]3rd Field Hospital, Ton Son Nhut
4/27/70 – [I was at] 3rd Field Hospital
4/28/70 – [I returned] To Ben Luc
4/29/70 – [I was at] Ben Luc, bunker guard
4/30/70 – [I went ] to Tan An I back
May 1 - [I went to]To Tan An – chopper to FSB Gettysburg
May 2 – [I went from] Gettysburg –[to] field
May 3 – Fld., a.p.
May 4 – Fld. , a.p.
May 5 - To Getty – To Chamberlain – bunker guard
May 6 - Chamberlain, a.p.
May 7 – To Cambodia, A.P.
May 8 – pinned down on sweep on second town [Chantrea], a.p.
May 9 – 2nd sweep[Chantrea], a.p.
May 10 – 3rd sweep [Chantrea] successful, pagoda, another town, a.p.
May 11 – Another town, set up, firefight
May 12 – morning firefight, sweep – to Chamb
May 13 – bunker guard
May 14 – 4 insertions, a.p.
May 15 – a.p. from Chamberlain
May 16 – bunder gd
May 17 – a.p. from Chamberlain
May 18 – Chamb to Getty. Down Bobo Canel, a.p.
May 19 – bunker gurad
May 20 – hump to a.p.
May 21 – tore down bunker, a.c.v. to a.p.
May 22 – tore down bunkers, bunker guard
May 23 – Happy Birthday, a.p. on Bobo Canel by A.C.V.
May 24 – bunker guard
May 25 – to Ben Luc – all Dead Drunk
May 26 – stand down
May 27 – 2 insertions
May 28 – 2 ins
May 29 – 2 ins
May 30 – 1 insertion, boat to a.p.
May 31 – truck to a.p.
June 1 – stand down
June 2 – a.p. by truck
June 3 – boats to a.p.
June 4 – stand down
June 5 – truck to a.p.
June 6 – boat to a.p.
June 7 – to FSB Jackson, truck to a.p.
June 8 – bunker guard, day
June 9 – River Patrol, bunker guard
June 10 – a.p. by truck
June 11 – walked to a.p.
June 12 – bunker guard
June 13 – swept from boats, a.p. with A.R.V.N.’s
June 14 – a.p. off river, north of Sugar Mill
June 15 – bunker gurard
June 16 – [I] stayed back from Eagle flight
June 17 – a.p. by boats across from Sugar Mill
June 18 – dayhold at Sugar Mill, aqua-bush
June 19 – bunker guard
June 20 – sweep with A.R.V.N.’s, bunker guard
June 21 – sweep, stay behind, a.p. [this cryptic entry was about the first time we were at V.C. Island]
June 22 – Sweep, chopper to a.p.
June 23 – bunker guard
June 24 – bunker guard
June 25 – guarded hut
June 26 – bunker gd
June 27 – bunker gd
June 28 - walk to a.p.
June 29 – perimeter at Jackson
June 30 - to Ben Luc
July 1 – a.p. on river by boat
July 2 – stand down
July 3 – 3 insertions, a.p.
July 4 – brought in by boats, standdown, party
July 5 – A.C.V. broke down, stay in
July 6 – a.p. by A.C.V.’s
July 7 – a.p. by A.C.V.’s
July 8 – stand down
July 9 – [I was on] profile
July 10 – begin 2 day op. f. Chamb, a.p.
July 11 – dayhold, a.p.
July 12 – to river, back to Ben Luc by boat, stand down
July 13 – a.p. by boats
July 14 – stand down
July 15 – a.p. – trucks near Ben Luc
July 16 – stand down
July 17 – airmobile, truck to a.p.
July 18 – truck and chopper to a.p.
July 19 – stand down
July 20 – Eagle Flight standdown
July 21 – walk to a.p.
July 22 – truck to a.p. with A.R.V.N.’s
July 23 – stand down
July 24 – Eagle Flt, a.p.
July 25 – Naval Yard, Ben Luc
July 26 – stand down
July 27 – Barge up River, a.p.
July 28 – a.p.
July 29 – to Jerod, to Chamberlain
July 30 – Airmoble to Chamb, to Ben Luc
Aug 1 – bunker guard
Aug 2 – Eagle Flt, a.p.
Aug 3 – Boat to Ben Luc, a.p.
Aug 4 – a.p.
Aug 5 – a.p. by boat
Aug 6 – a.p. from barge
Aug 7 – To Ben Luc, stand down
Aug 8 – airmobile, stand down
Aug 9 – Chinook to Chamberlain – To V.C. Island [second time]
Aug 10 – V.C. Island
Aug 11 - V.C. Island
Aug 12 - V.C. Island
Aug 13 - V.C. Island
Aug 14 - V.C. Island
Aug 15 - V.C. Island ,airmobile, bunker guard at Chamb
Aug 16 – a.p. with A.R.V.N.
Aug 17 – to Ben Luc to get things
Aug 18 – walk to a.p.
Aug 19 – bunker guard
Aug 20 – Boats to a.p., walked in
Aug 21 – set up late, night a.p.
Aug 22 – bunker guard
Aug 23 – a.p.
Aug 24 – to Hiep Hoa, a.p. with A.R.V.N.’s
Aug 25 – a.p. with A.R.V.N.’s
Aug 26 – Back to Chamb, airmobile, sweep, to Hiep Hoa
Aug 27 – sweep to a.p.
Aug 28 – to Chamb, bunker guard
Aug 29 – bunker guard
Aug 30 – [I was on]profile, platoon airmobiled, bunker gd
Aug 31 – a.p. with ARVN, contact
Sep 1 – bunker guard
Sep 2 – a.p. by truck
Sep 3 – airmobile, a.p.
Sep 4 – bunker gd
Sep 5 – airmobile, a.p.
Sep 6 – a.p., n.d.p.
Sep 7 – bunker guard
Sep 8 – to Xuan Loc
Sep 9 – awards ceremony, Bn party
Sep 10 – platoon party
Sep 11 – To Bien Hoa

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