We will hit a strategic target this day. Other platoons have already seized multible targets in our Area of Operation. Our task is to secure VC base just beneath the hill of Chamkar Yeak. It is of utmost importancy that our platoon succeeds. US HeadQuarters rely on us and the whole operation is dependent on our delivery before further strategic and tactical actions can take place. We also believe that vital information regarding VC and NVA troop movements can be found at this base.
Due to extensive recon during the last week we have also come to the conclusion that the nearby village is VC-friendly and that they were most involved in the tragedy regarding 3rd Platoon. Intel from LRRPs can confirm this.
We have been informed by HQ that the platoon will undertake a patrol through the village before any action on
Objective Hill Of Chamkar Yeak. HQ also states quite clear that any evidence of VC activity shall result in a complete annihilation of the entire village. Show of force is Imperative!
OBJ - BRAPNTH PREI: Patrol through the village. Any evidence of VC activity shall result in a complete annihilation of the entire village and its treacherous inhabitants!
OBJ - HILL OF CHAMKAR YEAK: Our mission is to overtake this strategic position at all cost. Bear in mind that the base and the commander might sit on vital Intel for next steps. If possible, we must capture and interrogate the Viet Cong commander.
3rd Platoon: There are still many MIA from the platoon. Search for bodies or dogtags at known VC prisoncamps.
1 UH-1D Medevac
M35A2 Helisupply trucks
2 M151 MUTT cars
2 M113 Mobile Mortar
2 M-1 81mm Mortar
2 M151 MUTT Command cars
3 M35A2 Transport trucks
Weather: Cloudy with light fog, increasing into the afternoon. Light wind from south expected to turn into easterly wind in the afternoon.
Mine threat: Medium
AA threat: Low
Civillian presence: Medium
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