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Jun 2, 1968

June 2, 1968

6/31st with the 2nd Brigade along with 3/39th and 5/60th in operation Toan Thang II

Jun 5, 1968

Encircles VC Battalion

Complete encirclement of Viet Cong battlion which tried to storm Saigon from the South.

Jun 11, 1968

Smoke

“The battalion was detached to II Field Force, operating out of Fire Base Smoke again.”

Jun 23, 1968

Bravo

B Company moved west to guard the Binh Dien Bridge on National Route 4.

Jun 23, 1968

June 23, 1968 command change

6/31st OPCON passed from II Field Force back to 3rd Brigade, 9th Division.  Battalion moved back to Binh Chan setting up FSB Smoke II. (from Jim MacMaster timeline notes)

Jun 24, 1968

June 24, 1968 under operational control of 1st Brigade

OPCON to 1st Brigade for Operation Toan Thang II in conjunction with Long An Sector Forces.

Jun 26, 1968

June 26, 1968

Battalion Moved to Nha Be and Tan An. B Company returned to secure Bien Duc bridge at Binh Chanh.  Rest of battalion moved to just south of Tan An.  AT this time, there were three major missions fo the 6/31st:  Tank farm security at Hha Be,  Bien Duc bridge for security, and Tan An airstrip [...]

Jun 28, 1968

Charlie

C Company engaged an entrenched enemy force southwest of Tan An. The ensuing battle resulted in losses to all three of C Company’s rifle platoons.

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