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Archive for February, 1970

Feb 5, 1970

Robert Stewart

I arrived at Alpha Company. Sent to Gettysburg the next day.

Feb 6, 1970

Battalion change of command

Lt. Col. Gerald Carlson turned over command of the 6/31st to Lt. Col. Cornelius Gearin at Can Giouc.  Carlson received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with V device, tenth award. Carlson’s parting words:  ”It is the dream of every infantry officer to someday command a battalion in combat.  I consider myself extremely [...]

Feb 8, 1970

Robert Stewart

Gettysburg. Explosion of major size set off near Gettysburg deepening river and completing a navigatable section of river.

Feb 9, 1970

Robert Stewart

Alpha at Gettysburg. Suspected attack by large unit of enemy. Everybody digs in… water one foot down.

Feb 11, 1970

Robert Stewart

Alpha. Operating out of Gettysburg.

Feb 14, 1970

Robert Stewart

Eagle Flight for Alpha Company

Feb 17, 1970

Alpha

Eagle Flight.

Feb 18, 1970

Robert Stewart

On Tango Boats for river operation.

Feb 19, 1970

Tan Tru

C company under Lt. Col Gearin in contact. Killing 50 vc.  No US casualties.

Feb 28, 1970

25th Division

6/31st under operational control of now 3rd brigade of 25th Division.

Feb 28, 1970

Robert Stewart

Finished knocking down A company HQ at Can Giouc for move to Ben Luc

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