Diary 16-22 OCT 1968
16 Oct - [field strength] 461. (10 APC & 6 TRACK). Quiet nite. Scts escort 2 btrys arty to FSB Washington II, secured & returned.
A Co. - Open Rt 22(1 plat), escort DT-TN-DT convoy (1 plat).
Letter ML & Pop
17 Oct - [field strength] 453. 10 APC & 6 TRACK. Received today accelerated promotions 1-E6, 3-E5, 10-E4. Quiet nite. Scts - same as Oct 16.
A Co. - Open Rt 26 w /RF Co.
18 Oct - [field strength] 464. 10 APC & 6 Track. Quiet nite. - Scts same as Oct 16.
A Co. - Open Rt 4; linked up at 1230; depart 1815.
19 Oct - [field strength] 469. Quiet nite - Scts same as Oct 16.
A Co. - Open Rt 4; linked up 1 km N CP White at 1045. Secured VTR opn. Returned Rawlins 1930.
2 letters from ML
Move of DL track from MP [motor pool at TNBC] to field - M548 HQ 94 (D26)
20 Oct - [field strength] 492. 10& 8[This style notation about DL APC & tracks continues.] Quiet nite - storm hit 0130; heavy rain (8-10") and high winds until 1200. All operations called off except short RIF's by B & C Co's. Maint & police 1300-1700.
21 Oct - [field strength] 489. 64 malaria. Quiet nite -IG INSPECTION (less CMMI) went well. All area satisfactory except A Co. security.
THUNDER ROAD II - Day 3
Letter from ML & Vic
CMMI - Wpns 90 [% score out of 100]
22 Oct - [field strength] 490. 7 & 9. Thunder Road - Day 4 (Last day) Quiet nite.
A Co. -Moved out of NDP; opened Rt 4 to CP White at 0930. Closed Tay Ninh 1930.
No mail-wrote Vic
MII3 WATER OPNS REQUIREMENTS (p 64-65 - Driver's Manual) [Apparently we had been ordered to prepare for water operations; the items below were critical ones to be checked before the M113 entered the water or it would sink!]
Illegitimi nil carborundum