Company Daily Records (not recommended for PTSD patients or under 17.)
Here's what I remember about Khe Sanh -
were airlifted from Utah Beach (Wunder Beach) to the Rock Pile, a marine
base near Khe Sanh, spent the night and the air lifted by helicopter again
to a hill close to Khe Sanh. We moved out as a company and ended up on
a small hill between Khe Sanh marine base and the Laotian border. We were
closer to the marine base than Laos. The area had been heavily bombed,
was no vegetation on the hill and body parts were every where. The stench
of death hung heavy in the air. The North Vietnamese Army Regulars (NVA)
were firing rockets at Khe Sahn and they were coming right over our heads.
You could heard their scream or whistle. We were waiting for one to come
in on us with our shallow fox holes. That whole mess was terrible. We
pulled pulled patrols, found and destroyed munitions and engaged the enemy
for several days from this position (the hill). We then made a combat
assault onto another hill overlooking Laos. Our squad was on the 1st or
2nd helicopter. We recieved enemy fire coming in, but we all got down
safely. Fowler was pissed because he wasn't there at the hot landing zone
(LZ). He liked action, but took care of the company. The hill had only
a few trees near the top and over the sides about 100 ft down and was
L shaped with the bottom of the L pointing towards Laos, the bottom of
the L being a small lower ridge running off the main ridge.
The links below do not show the daily records, however "some" of the information is pulled from them.
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