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Archive for June, 1970

Jun 1, 1970

John Bullock letter

“Ben Luc. …better get to work and write. I slowed down somewhere. These people are trying to make Ben Luc into stateside. Everyday it’s something else. First they said we couldn’t keep weapons in the barracks. We have to turn them into the arms room. Then they said 24 hours after we came in from [...]

Jun 2, 1970

John Bullock

“Ben Luc. Bob McCoy is trying to talk me into extending for 6 months to get out of the field. That way you get a job like clerk in a base camp and don’t have to go out into the field. Besides that you get a 30 days leave to the U.S. [What do want [...]

Jun 3, 1970

John Bullock

“Ben Luc. Alpha Company of the Sixth and Thirty-First was officially turned over to the new C.O. today. I can’t imagine us liking him as much as Captain Levazzi… I hope we go down the river again the same place we went a few days ago. The river runs through Ben Luc and the whole [...]

Jun 4, 1970

Niner Alpha

When became last Niner Alpha.  Second night directed first fire mission in contact. Down the river from Ben Luc. I can point out the about location still on a map.

Jun 5, 1970

John Bullock

“Ben Luc. I think my ringworm is gone now, the stuff Doc gave me must have did the job. It doesn’t itch anymore, and there’s only a spot where it was… I’m supposed to be out of here April 11, 1971 if I extend the two weeks so I can get the five months early [...]

Jun 5, 1970

John Bullock letter

“…not going out tonight so will be going on Eagle Flights tomorrow. Last night boats took us down river south of here, and picked us up this morning. ..saw trails where they had been last night. Tried to get my film from the camera shop, but the woman wouldn’t look for it because the date [...]

Jun 6, 1970

John Bullock

“Ben Luc. Guess we will go out again tonight. It rained on us last night and soaked us, then we didn’t get trucks this morning, so we had to walk into Ben Luc. I found out the name of the Fire Support Base that supplied us in Cambodia, it was F.S.B. Seminole. I was in [...]

Jun 6, 1970

John Bullock letter

“We might go to a F.S.B. named Jackson. Haven’t the slightest idea where it is. Supposedly, we will stay there 2 weeks then 2 weeks somewhere else before returning to Ben Luc. No one here knows for sure. Sometimes I don’t think the Great White Father (Col. Gearin) even knows. Things getting dull around here. [...]

Jun 7, 1970

Robert Stewart

First trip to FSB Jackson for Alpha Company. Firebase far North in AO.  est of Cu Chi.

Jun 7, 1970

John Bullock

Company to FSB Jackson. Go on A.P. by truck.

Jun 8, 1970

John Bullock

Bunker guard at Jackson.

Jun 9, 1970

John Bullock

River patrol then bunker guard.

Jun 10, 1970

John Bullock

Went out to a.p. by truck.

Jun 11, 1970

John Bullock

Walked to a.p.

Jun 12, 1970

John Bullock

Bunker guard.

Jun 13, 1970

John Bullock

Sweep from boats. a.p. with A.R.V.N’s

Jun 14, 1970

John Bullock

“FSB. Jackson. I’ve been out of cigarettes for about 4 days now, but other than that I guess I’m alright… We came here the 9th and have been going on A.P.’s mostly. “

Jun 15, 1970

John Bullock

“Bunker Guard after a.p. last night off river, north of Sugar Mill.”

Jun 15, 1970

John Bullock letter

“…APing as usual. Getting to be the usual drag. E-T Sgt. said this morning we’d be tearing Jackson down in 2-4 days. Will stay here until that’s done. We Aped on the river south of here last night and a little north of Hiep Hoa (Sugar Mill). That is where the 25th Div. had F.S.B. [...]

Jun 16, 1970

Robert Stewart

Alpha company working out of Jackson

Jun 16, 1970

Jackson

One platoon on Eagle flight out of Jackson gets in contact.  Body of VC colonel found.

Jun 16, 1970

John Bullock letter

“Jackson. The third platoon went on Eagle flights today and had to leave a few behind because they had too many to get on the choppers so I lucked out and stayed here. Our platoon had bunker guard last night and again tonight. …a U.S.O. Show here this afternoon. I got to see that. Too [...]

Jun 17, 1970

John Bullock

A.P. by boats across from Sugar Mill

Jun 18, 1970

John Bullock

“FSB Jackson. I got 297 days left after today… We A.P.-ed south of here again down the river by boats. We were right across the river from Sugar Mill (Hiep Hoa). It sure was wet too, cause it rained from afternoon on into the night sometime… I guess we won’t have to tear this place [...]

Jun 19, 1970

Robert Stewart

RIF – Recon in Force.  Intelligence from captured documents say Jackson to be attacked tonight.

Jun 19, 1970

John Bullock

Bunker Guard.

Jun 20, 1970

John Bullock

Sweep with A.R.V.N.’s and bunker guard at night

Jun 21, 1970

John Bullock

“First visit to VC Island. Sweep, stay behind a.p.”

Jun 21, 1970

Robert Stewart

VC Island full of booby traps and thick growth. Max arty range from Jackson. Squad size stay behind left from 3rd Platoon Alpha. Later big contact. Made the RVN news on the radio as it was going on by some mysterious circumstance. Stay behind after losing contact for a while extracted by ACV.

Jun 22, 1970

John Bullock letter

“Just got back this morning. Stayed out last night and sweep a small clump of trees this morning We made contact yesterday afternoon. Got two kills then and another kill when a gook ran over one of their own booby traps last night. In less than a month, we had 11 people dusted off from [...]

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