Lt. Don Atwood’s Daily Diary

From 21 January 1967 to 16 December 1967

While serving with Alpha Company, 70th Combat Engineers

2nd Platoon Leader

(Edited and interpreted by Anthony Durbin)

 

Daily Diary, Book #1

21 January 1967

Look at Highway 19 & see how to do it—use cold mix on it. Password: Lounge-Dark

—Gen Duke– take it easy 1st 16 *check for (No) 3rd 14  C Krenshaw on waiver

 

22 January 1967

(Sunday) Password: Pineapple- Social

—Class on survival at 08:15

—New men now PFCs

 

23 January 1967

1st and 2nd  Platoons;   22 (from 1st Platoon + 14 from 2nd Platoon = 36 men)

 

24 January 1967

—Came in to look at area – (Maybe General Duke above)

—Alert in 5 to 10 days.   Equipment: 5 ton & 3/4 ton; Password: Caesar-Worm (maybe Scissor-Worm)

1st Platoon, 20 men; 2nd  Platoon, 12 men; 3rd Platoon, 14 men

 

25 January 1967

* 19:30 Quiz on maintenance

Password: Friendly-Persuasion (Rasian)

No Equipment; 2nd Platoon, 13 men, 1 NCO (or Officer); 1st Platoon, 22 men, 1 NCO (or Officer); 3rd Platoon, 11 men

 

26 January 1967

Equipment: Grader from the  630th; Loader from the 20th; (WOW!) 5 trucks from 511th ; A Company dozer.  Question: Will VC work through holidays.  F. Tomasky to tank farm at 07:30. Password: Triple-Daisy  30 men, 1 NCO (or Officer)

                           

27 January 1967

Equipment: Loader  from the 20th; Grader from the 630th ; Dozer from  A Company.;  3 5-ton dumps from the 511th; Low boy for all day.   0700 on all 5 tons.  Where and Status: Battalion Motor Pool at 0900. ½ hour, Sgt. Hartley.  Password: Coach-Planet  15 men, 1 NCO (or Officer); 20 men total

 

28 January 1967

Equipment: None;  Daily Maintenance Report

To go to group from 1200 hours, Saturday to 1200 hours, Sunday(??) What vehicles

Deadline at beginning of period & when, why, what corrective action taken & what option to take if off deadline & keep it off.  Did it Deadline during reporting period.  1200 hours Sunday first reports

Password: Iodine-Scotch    37 men, 1 Officer

 

29 January 1967 (Sunday)

—No work—

509th Signal S-3 want blasting done -call them & then let our S-3 know what we need and when we do it

Password: Average-Windmill

Weapons inventory at 1900hours by S-1

 

30 January 1967 (Monday)

Workers:  33 men; 1 officer;  Perimeter - 5

Go to S-3 today & tell them about blasting

 

31 January 1967 (Tuesday)

Check HHQ MP at 0900 about air-compressor;   might get equipment about Friday for 3 or 4 days

—Pay at 0730 hours —Court?? From Battalion-

Meeting at 1930 in XO’s (Executive Officer’s) hooch (cancelled) Password: Hostess-Manual

Workers: 4 men; 1 officer;   (5-perm)

*Cpt. Ghering 1900 hrs*

 

1 February 1967

*Clean out A-24T ASAP

Group Maintenance Inspection on 8th, 9th & 10th.

Get on people about dress, especially hats—sleeves down at 1800 hours.

Password: Buffalo-Sahara

Class on 2404s at 0630

Workers: 28 men; 1 officer

 

2 February 1967

No Equipment  *Caution drivers on speeding.  Early run on trash by 0730

Password: Before-Hive  33 men; 1 officer

 

3 February 1967

Password: Dowel-Gush

*Check for Robinson about December pay

29 men; 1 officer

 

4 February 1967

Password: Judge-Howl

Motor Pool 0800   26 men; 1 officer

 

5 February 1967

Password: Sugar-Record

CP 81 to 102 (maybe Check Point 81 to 102).   2 meals on road

2-8 at 1330.  34th S&S Battalion, 33men

Meeting 34th at 1700 hrs   1 officer on call for barrier guard 9 EM from other platoon

Towers 2 to 12 attached to Cpt Macyka??  Area Fog — Take over for first Company that moves out.

Barrier guard with 34th SS

13th signal to tower 11 augmentation support (platoon)  Frequency (City Hall) 40.55 34th

-Battalion Net Primary 36.40 (Foot Locker)

-Alternate 59.15 (same)

—15th SS   (Row Boat) 57.65

—15th Administration  (Paper Clip)  43.65

Check List for men —

Weapon (with ammo), Protective mask, Mosquito net & repellant, Gear (all) Mess gear.  8 men from 1st & ???P4’s

 

6 February 1967

Battalion Guard 8th Feb. 3rd  Platoon, 6 men, 1st  Platoon,  15 men, 2nd Platoon, 11 men, 1 officer OK

 

7 February 1967

An Khe off limits from 0800 hours on 8th to 0800 hours on the 12th of February.

*A-20 for Navy Captain from 3 to 5 (1500 to 1700 hours)

Password: Action-Crown

1st Platoon, 8 men, 2nd and 3rd Platoons, 21 men, Motor Pool, 10 men

8 February 1967

Password: Berlin-Agree

1st Platoon, 7 men, 2nd Platoon & 3rd Platoon, 5 & 9 men, 1 officer

 

9 February 1967

—No Equipment—

 

10 February 1967

Password: White-Trumpet

—No Equipment—

People with M79s come to supply to clean. M14s on Sunday

 

11 February 1967

—No Equipment —

Password: Boxer-Leave

*Get vehicles T.I.ed and 2404s turned in

*Skill saw at Supply room

 

12 February 1967(Sunday)

—No Equipment —

Password: Freedom-Expose

(12 February 67—Choice Steal)(This was either an alternate password, or should be Choice steak)

*Keep (Get) vehicles (to) slow down

 

13 February 1967

Motor Pool, 13 workers —No Equipment —

 

14 February 1967

Drivers to Motor Pool at 1300 for licenses

—No Equipment —

Password: Tread-Print

Promotion Board 0900

EM (Enlisted Men) Club – Ruffin (to work)

8 men + 8 men +6 men + 1 officer = 22 men + 1 officer,

+ 8 men (from the) Motor Pool = (30 men, 1 officer - workers)

 

15 February 1967

—No Equipment —

Password: Pigmy-Jewel

111 P-5 (unsure what this was),

2nd Platoon, 6 men, 1 officer, 1st Platoon, 8 men, 1 officer, 3rd Platoon, 8 men

Workers 24 men, 2 officers

 

16 February 1967

Password: Ball-Ace

Equipment —None

Motor Pool, 10 men, 1st Platoon, 11 men, 2nd Platoon, 5 men, 1 officer, 3rd Platoon, 10 men

(Gen Cassi???) (maybe to inspect motor pool)

 

17 February 1967

Equipment —None

Password: Shock-Farm

1st Platoon, 13 men, 3rd Platoon, 11 men, 2nd Platoon, 10 men, 1 officer

* Add 3 workers (to 18 Feb)

 

18 February 1967

Password: Sting-Remove

Equipment — Grader (to or from) HHC, 1 truck to 1st Platoon.  Workers: Motor Pool 3 men,

1st Platoon, 14 men, 2nd Platoon, 9 men, 1 officer, 3rd Platoon, 10 men (36 men, 1 officer)

Grader: dead lined

 

19 February 1967 (Sunday)

Password: Right-Among

Equipment —None

Workers: Motor Pool, 1 man;

2 trucks on sand run for Capt. Fulton of B Company.  1 truck on crusher

 

20 February 1967

Password: Fender-Turn

Equipment —None

Workers: Motor Pool; 5 men -2, 1st Platoon, 15 men, 6 men Perm (perimeter),

2nd Platoon, 10 men, 1 officer, 3rd Platoon, 10 men (plus some ARVN men, maybe)

+NGUYVEN XUAN MAI SN 327754 + Tang Vinh  - 171063

 

21 February 1967

Password: Mate-Starch

Equipment — D7 Battalion on Barrier Road

*Work tomorrow night (maybe)

Hong Cong (mountain) top

*Lay off for night work about 3 Ems (Enlisted men)

Rte 19 until noon –whole platoon

Workers– Motor Pool, 2 men -1, 1st X, 2nd X, 3rd X

     337—385 (unsure what all this meant)

 

22 February 1967

Password: (unknown)

Motor Pool—2 men -1, Equipment –night– Dozer (sanitary fill)

6 men to 1st Platoon at 0900 * 1 Dozer (day) Same (sanitary fill) Motor Poll, 4 men -2

 

23 February 1967

Password: Strange-Oyster

Equipment —Dozer (night)

*See Lt. Lukavich for Battalion Air compressor.

*Maybe one from Page (Communication)

Workers —Motor Pool, 2 men -1, 3rd Platoon, 4 men,

2nd Platoon, 16 men, 1 officer, 1st Platoon, 16 men, -5

 

24 February 1967

Password: About-Knife

Equipment: Air Compressor tonight, Dozer from 511th, Grader from HHC, 8th Engineers

Workers:  6+9+8+1+2-1 (26 men plus 1 officer), Fuel

Phone lines on East Road

White R&R (Rest and Recuperation)

 

25 February 1967

Password: Breed-Front

—Equipment—Grader

*1st Platoon, 10 AM Crusher site

*Air Compressor – C Company Motor Pool

*Tonight 1st Platoon Air Compressor back at 0700 *Fill available tonight at 630(1830 hours)

and tomorrow  *Weapons check on Sunday 0720

Workers: 6+5+5+2-1 (18 men, 1 officer)

*Kelly (SP5 John E) needed at dispensary DSV 178th letter on Cannabilingst???

 

26 February 1967 (Sunday)

Nothing - Password: Grace-Fifty

Equipment: 511th dozer, check S-3 (26) 8th Engineers Grader

 

27 February 1967 (Monday)

Air Compressor C Company at 0730 (A-25 broken axle 26 February)

Motor Pool 4-2+4+4+5 (19 men)

 

28 February 1967

Password: Unite-Though (?)

Equipment: 511th dozer day & night

ESCs 8th Engineers Grader; 511th 2 5-tons; C Company Air Compressor 

EM (Enlisted Men) Club show at 2000 hours

No W-2 tomorrow.  See drivers before ESC.  Get Motor Pool Drivers at Maintenance Tent at 0630 

???Ledum & TAavng miz??? (unreadable)

Workers: 4+2-1+3 (10 men)

 

1 March 1967

Password: Park-Berry

Equipment: 511th dozer & our dozer at crushers at 1900 tonight; 630th lowboy

1 mar HHC Dozer with own transportation, 511 dozer on Hon Cong,

8th Engineer Grader, 511th 2 trucks, check with C Company for Air Compressor

Workers: 3+11+2-1 (16 men, 1 officer)

???(numbers)?? 114 sticks 57 lbs. (unsure what this means)

 

2 March 1967

Password: Note-Plum

Equipment: tonight: 2, A Company dozers, 1, 511th dozer,

HHC dozer, 8th Engineer Grader, C Company Air Compressor

 

3 March 1967

(Fill 630)  Password: Motor-Hypo

Equipment: Night: 2, A Company dozers & 1, 511th dozer,

Day: 511th dozer, 8th Engineer Grader, Air Compressor 1300, 630, 200 CFM

Workers: 5+7+3+1-1 (16 men, 1 officer)

 

4 March 1967

630 Loading… Password: Bell-Painter

Equipment: Barrier Road, Night: 511th dozer… Day: 8th Engineer Grader

1st and 3rd squads on crusher site

Move 5 tons over so B Company can park too

Put up an attic in wood hutch (list of names below may have done the work)

Ruffin (Henry E 9/67), Kelly J. (John E 9/67), Gibson (unknown), White (Either Dewayne S 4/68 or Grover T (12/68), Kendall (Donald E 5/67), Self  (Jerry L 4/67), Clark E (Emmet T 8/67).

$40 Panasonic Brown Case (possible purchase by Atwood)

Check for magazines (may have been missing some M-14 magazines)

Workers — 10+2-1

R & R (Rest & Recuperation) May have been available openings

1 Hong Cong… 29—3 April

2 Lumpar, India… 27—1 April

2 Panngi … 16—21 March

1 Panngi… 21—26 March

2 Tokyo… Last of March

3” 3/4, 2” 1/4, 4” 5 ton

 

5 March 1967

Password:  Iron-Poets

Equipment — Night—None

Day—None  (9:15 –9:30 CO’s time)(May have been 15 minutes with Capt. Hall)

*Wire around tool rooms

 

6 March 1967

Password—(none listed)

Equipment –Night—Day– Grader 8th Engineers. 1/2 day Grader 299(th Engrs.), on Rte 19;

HHC MP (Either equipment was in Motor Pool or this was a motor patrol).  No Asphalt distributor (?)

*Electrical Inspection

Workers— 2-1+6+9

 

7 March 1967

40 AIKs Per day…Pickets on Hon Cong (AIK, aid in kind, civilian workers maybe)

Password:  Sore-Warm

Equipment —Night—511th dozer & A Company’s; B Company Lowboy 7:15

Day—HHC Distributor, 299th Grader, HHC MP(motor pool or motor patrol)

Supplementary pay C Company.

1900 — Ashby (Bobby J. 2/68), Leyser (Vince Jr. 2/68), Rubel (Ruble, Lance 2/68), Rebarsic (Rubarczyk, Louis J. 2/68), Murphy (Jack R 1/68), Pikeref (Either Peizert, William R 2/68 or Pekarcik, David S 2/68), Mecarsik (unknown), Watkins (Charles D. 2/68) (Maybe new guys in Platoon)

*Briefing for Col.& Folder, Col. Brucher & More to visit sites

*List of persons needing hard hats tonight.  Report work done to come with equipment request.

*S-3 — 509 Signal

*3 workers to CP (Perm.)

*17 AIKs to work motor stables — every officers and NCO

*Company area—areas neat and clean at all times or will be put off pass list by C.O.  *New men held to company area.

*Safety —Supervisor responsible in all cases—!  * Commo (Communication) stables daily—1st echelon  *Weapons have to be locked  *Trash by old tool room—No

*Square tool room away!!

Workers — 2-1+7-1+5

 

8 March 1967

Password: Dice-Finger

Equipment—Night—511th dozer, B Company lowboy, 1 A (Company) dozer.  Day—299th grader, HHC grader *Get B/84th at crusher

*(Gibson—equipment on floor)(Maybe same guy on 4 March, short timer who left before April roster)

*PRC-25s to commo at 1930

*Stakes on Hon Cong

Workers (24-2)—2-1+4-1+10+8

 

9 March 1967

Password:  Forget-Effect

Equipment—Night—A Company dozer, B Company Lowboy.

Day—299th Grader Rte 19, 8th Grader B-Rd.

*W-2 - 1900 hrs Mess Hall

*Get OVM tools out of area (OVM, on vehicles material)

Workers 7-1+2-1+8

 

10 March 1967

Equipment—Night—Dozer

Day—511th Dozer, 8th Grader, Culvert

Leach Lake, Lt. Col. Murphy

Workers—11-1+2-1+10+3

 

 

11 March 1967

Fill —630th

Password: Mail-Stamp

Equipment—Night—None

Day— 2 Rome Plows

*3rd squad in MP (motor pool) *CQ on Sat & Sun only (CQ, charge of quarters)

*5 KPs (Kitchen Police, mess hall workers) now  *Pick foot lockers at 1900 new men *Radios in commo 1900 tonight.  Workers—17+2-1+6

OD (Officer of the Day) 11 March 67

 

12 March 1967 (Sunday)

Password:  Eye-Glass

Equipment—Night-none; Day-none

 

13 March 1967

Password ?? Bad Day (written in bold letters across words, everything & D/L also appear on page) Equipment Night and Day (nothing) 

Movie: Raising Fever???

 

14 March 1967

Password: Water-Boy

Equipment—Night-none

Day - 511th Dozer Barrier Rd.

*Laying around company area

Monthly Report Summary—Night

Supp(lemental) Pay 1900—C Company Supply

Delius (Kenneth 2/68), Durbin (Anthony F 2/68), Harper (Gale W 2/68), A. Johnson (Andrew W 2/68), Lang (Gregory F 2/68), Little (Creel A 2/68), J. Johnson (James 2/68), Mayer (Robert L 2/68), Motes (Billy R 2/68), Neece (Neese, Robert L 2/68) , Pritchett (James H 2/68), Smeltzer (Roger H 2/68), Smith J. (James H 2/68), Wentz ??? (Carl R? 2/68)  Workers  *-1

 

15 March 1967

Password: Run-Fast

Equipment—Night B-84th 1930, A7A (maybe A-7)-crusher.  Day— Pick up dozer–lowboy B-84th 0730, 511th dozer

*Gen. Moody—8 to 10 on projects

*Gen Duke, Sat. 8 to 1330

2341594, 45 pistol with holster & ammo (serial number of pistol)

 

16 March 1967

Password: Book-Story

Equipment—Night—A Company dozer, B Company Lowboy at 1915-CP (Command Post)

Day—511th dozer, 8th Grader.  Workers—12+2-1

 

17 March 1967

Password: Night-Black

Equip.—Night —none

Day—511th dozer, 8th Grader (?)

1 squad to crusher & 1squad to MP (motor pool) & 1 squad to quarry - (?) *Look over quarry

12-1 Workers

 

18 March 1967

Password: Horse-Shoe

Equipment—Night—511th Dozer.  Day-none.   Workers 14+2-1

 

19 March 1967 (Sunday)

Equip. None

Work on pad in MP (concrete floor in motor pool)

Soldier of Month (may have asked for recommendation)

 

20 March 1967

Equipment —None

Workers  13+2-1+4

 

21 March 1967

Password: Car-Tire

Equipment—Night-None.  Day-None

Workers  3+0

 

22 March 1967

Password: Chair-Cushion

Equipment: Night-511th Dozer.  Day-None

Check A-24 about wench shaft.  Check S-3 about culvert on Barrier Rd.

1900 BOM’s Class S-3 (Bill of Material, class on how to fill out forms maybe)

Rte 19 Potholes   6 mile pit.  Compact & shoot with RC then put chips on.

Workers  2-1+6    No Movie

Mixer C Company tonight

 

23 March 1967

Password: Hard-Rock

Equipment Night—511th Dozer 2100 hrs.

Day—None

*Safety—crack down (stupidity)

*Discipline—military courtesy

*Police of vehicles

*More authority to NCOs (non-commissioned officers)

*ESC pulled in M(otor). Stables (a must)

Range #4 Friday, M-14 (rifle), M-60 machine gun, 45 cal(iber) pistol., 50 cal(iber) machine gun   Workers  5+2-1+12

 

24 March 1967

???? Mafia (movie??)

Password: Wall-Paper

Equipment—Night-HHC mixer.  Day-None

*8 workers max (maximum)

*Range fire 0730

*Sat. weapons muster morning for A-22 ESC* Workers 4+2-1

 

25 March 1967

No Movie.  Password:  Floor-Tile

Equip.—Night-None.  Day-511th dozer

*Motor stables—1745 to 1815

*Try to pour pad at crusher site

Workers:  5+2-1

 

26 March 1967 (Sunday)

Password:  Go-Easy  (Pie-Apple tomorrow’s PW)

Equipment—None

 

27 March 1967

New Week.  Password:  Pie-Apple

Equipment—None  Workers  17+2-1

*Use own trucks tonight to pour

*Road from quarry.   Hats

 

28 March 1967

Password:  Shoe-Heel

Equipment—Night—None.  Day—None

A-22 Bolt

 

29 March 1967

No Movie.  Password:  Paper-Write

Equipment—Night—None.  Day—None

Culvert — Workers 4+2-5

 

30 March 1967

“Shadow of Evil”—Movie

Password:  Court-Arrest

Equipment—Night—None.  Day—None

Check weight of hopper at 630th.

27 pieces of PSP for storage shelves-paint.  Workers  4+2-1+19.  Add 2

DPA Pay.  630th to work for A Co.

 

31 March 1967

Password:  Fire-Hose

Equipment—Night—None.  Day—None

(Good work)  Workers  4+2-1+24

 

 

1 April 1967

Password:  Bed-Sheet

Equipment—Night—None.  Day– 8th DL

Grader (19 Bypasses)

Pay  19+4+2-1

 

2 April 1967

No Movie.  Password:  Bulletin-Daily

Equipment—Night-None (Sunday).  Day

*1000 hrs (our trucks to crusher)

No Workers

 

3 April 1967

OD (Officer of the Day) last night (New Week)

Password:  Rat-Trap

Equipment—Night-None.  Day—Grader 8th Engrs  Workers 35+3+1+13 (50-1)

No Movie

 

4 April 1967

Password — ??(unknown)   Equipment—None

Need 15 people for pour at Page Site

Pay—9 +15+2, 1  (26 men, 1officer)

 

5 April 1967

I went to get paid.  Password—?? (unknown)

Equipment—None

Workers 7+2-1+29  (38-1)

 

6 April 1967

Password:  Door-Knob

Equipment—None

Pay  7+2-1+30  (39-1)

 

7 April 1967

“Hotel Paradise” (Movie??)

Password:  Frozen-Food

Equipment—None (1st Squad to 3rd platoon)

Maybe Dozer for culvert tomorrow evening.  Pay  12-1+30  (42-1)

 

8 April 1967

Password:  Goal-Post

Equipment—None 

Pay  39-1

 

9 April 1967 (Sunday)

Movie—“Texas Across the River”

Password:  Holy-Smokes

Equipment—None

2nd Squad to Motor Pool at 1300 hrs

 

10 April 1967

New Week  Password: ?? (unknown)

Equipment—None

*1st & 2nd Squads on sand screen

*General Ploger —1530 —1550 crusher

*Drivers for nite hauling

Pay  41+2-1

 

11 April 1967

Password:  Beer-Can  (Colonals Haut??)

Equipment—None

*Barracks orderly—key to weapon (rack)

Pay  12+38+2-1

 

12 April 1967

No Movie.  Password:  Money-Mortar

87th Equipment—None  as usual

87th Pick up extra 11 for Pay

Pay 11+2-1+32 = 45-1

 

 

13 April 1967

Movie—“Night Must Fall”

Password:  Coffee-Cup

Equipment—Tonight: Crane from HHC 1930 at MP

*1st Squad sand screen; 2nd Squad MP; 3rd Squad to the 1st platoon

 A-23 & A-21 to truck pool.  Pay 2-1+39 total 41-1

(Sand screen finished) (good day) (Yea!!) (Turned over to 511th DumpTruck Co.)

2 Pay extra

 

14 April 1967

No Movie.  Password:  Light-Bulb

Equipment—Crane 1930 HHC MP

1—5 ton to crusher tonight

2—5 tons to 630th at 1900 (weapons)

Workers:  55+2-1 (57-1) (69-1)

 

15 April 1967

Movie—“What’s Up Tiger Lily”

Password:  Cisco-Poncho

Equipment—None

*Get grid of possible borrow pit by culvert!

*Water tanks on to A-22 for a few days.

*All trailers cleaned and greased by Sunday (marking)

*9 or 10 men to 3rd platoon. *Men on QL 19 by Monday

Pay  26+2-1+14 (42-1) (33-1)

 

16 April 1967 (Sunday)

Movie—“Kalidascope”

Password:  Big-Mouth

Equipment—None

*3rd Squad to Page Aite

*1st & 2nd Squads in Motor Pool

*Work on trailers (stencils)

*Start work 0900 (chow regular)

*See CO at 1000

*Barrier Rd turned over to “C” Co.

*Rte 19 turned over to “B” Co.

 

17 April 1967 New Week

Password:  Arm-Wrestle

Equipment—None—2 dozers—2 air comp

*Pick up 1 honcho

*Took over Quarry

Movie—“40 Guns to Apache Pass”

 

18 April 1967

Password:  Scotch-Water

Equipment—None—2 dozers—2 air comp

*1 truck to haul from 630th

Pay 5-3; 5-8  (8-13)

*175 yds3 fill      250 yd. fill

 

19 April 1967

No Movie.  Password:  Tire-Tube (3?)

Equipment—2 dozers—2 air comp.

1—54 ton to crusher site (tonight)

A-21 at crusher, A-23 at Quarry

Henius  Pay (Mar) W-2 form

(Maybe Albert J. Henius, Jr. got married and needed to change his W-2 form)

 

20 April 1967

Movie—“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”

Password:  Brook-Trout

Equipment—2 dozers & 2 air comps

*1—shovel moved to blast rock (try to get 6 to 8 trucks (vs-59)

*Take sand bag Reg. to G-4

(445 yds3 fill) (3-5 VN) (3 to 5 Vietnamese)

 

21 April 1967

*check on steels for wagon drill

Movie—“Madame X”

Password:  Paper-News

Equipment—HD-16, —1dozer 511th, 1 air comp.

*A-21 for night work.

Pay 4-3  (750 yds3 fill)

 

22 April 1967

Movie...”TV series”  Password: Pay-Day

Equipment—HD-16, 511th dozer (crusher); air comp (511th MP)

A-21 crusher site (night)  Pay 8-3 (860 lbs TNT — 1890 yds fill)

*Need 30W oil—55 gal.

 

23 April 1967

Movie—“Young Warriors”

24th (tomorrow) “Fantastic Voyage”

Password:  Poker-Chip (Sunday)

Equipment—8:45, HHC + 0900, “B” Co. dozers —2 air comp.

*Load fill—650 yds3

 

24 April 1967

Movie…”Fantastic Voyage”

Password:  Dog-Bone

Equipment—2 dozers—2 air comp

Pay 7-3   65 yd3 fill

 

25 April 1967

Movie… “Return to Ashes”

Password:  Pop-Corn

Equipment—1 “B” Co. dozer, 1 air comp

A-21 night work (630th quarry)

Pay 9-3   Fill 415 yds3

 

26 April 1967

No Movie.  Password:  Birds-Nest

Equipment—”B” & “A: Co. dozers, 1 air comp.  A-21 to crusher site 1900 hrs

*1000 hrs. HHC Entrenching machine

Fill  1200 yds3

 

27 April 1967

Movie… “Truck to Cairo”

Password:  Seven-Eleven

Equipment—2 dozers—1 air comp

*Get rags & angle iron (5-4)

*Check with Lt Brewer about 2 track drills.  *A-22 to crusher at 1900

*A-21 & 22 to crusher —Day

Pay  13-3 (825 yds3)

28 April 1967

Movie… “Not With My Wife”

Password:  Hockey-Stick

Equipment—2 “A” Co. & 1 630th dozers, 1 trencher, 1 air comp.

*A-21 crusher 1900

*A-22 to SFC Cahill   Pay 10-3

(Blast Rock 125) (Fill 455 yds3)

 

29 April 1967

Movie… “Alfie”  Password:  Diamond-Ring

Equipment—1 Co., 1 630 & A7A dozers, 2 air comp.  *A-21 to crusher 1900

*A-22 to SFC Cahill   Pay 1-3, 1-10

Fill  730 yds3

 

30 April 1967 (Sunday)

New Week.  Movie… “Defector”

Password:  Gold-Brick (Salt-Water)

Equipment—1 air comp, HD-1G & 1 630 dozer.   *A-21 to crusher site 1900

Clark (maybe Emmet T) at S-4 0730 to go to Quin Nhon

(Fill—310 yds3) Pick up extra 3 for 110 “P’s”

 

1 May 1967

Movie… (nothing) Password:  Salt-Water

Equipment—3 dozers, 1 air comp

(230 yds3 Fill)

 

2 May 1967

Movie… “The Texican”

Password:  Paper-Clip

Equipment—630, HD-16 & A7A dozers, 1 air comp.

*A-21 to crusher tonight at 1900 hrs.  *A-22 for sand bags for Top

*Check with S-3 for range

Pay 2-2  (Fill 620 yds)

 

3 May 1967

Movie… None.   Password: Screen-Door

Equipment—630th & HD-16 dozer + 1 air comp.   Pay 3 (110)  (Fill  615 yds3)

 

4 May 1967

Movie… “Way Way Out”

Password:  Safety-Razor

Equipment—HD-16, 630th dozer, 1 air comp.

*A-22 to crusher at 1900.  A-21 to crusher day.  Pay 3(110) (485 yds3 fill)

(2688-military dynamite, 1700 Bangalore TP) (4388 lbs for explosives)

 

 

5 May 1967

Password:  First-Base

Equipment—2 dozers.  A-21 to 444—1930

*Oil & Fuel filter for 40 ton shovel  - Cat 333.   *ESC for shovels

Pay 3    Fill 540

 

6 May 1967

Movie… “Night Walker”

Password:  Water-Wave

Equipment—HD-16 & 630th dozers

A-21 to crusher 1900

A-22 to SFC Cahill  (Fill 760 yds3)

 

7 May 1967 (Sunday)

Movie… ??     (Quarry guard)

Password:  Tank-Oil

Equip—0900 hrs. 630th & 1 dozer 1300 hrs.  *A-24 to crusher 1900.

*A-22 to Truck Pool  *Hard hats for quarry

(24 hats)  (680 yds fill)

 

8 May 1967

New Week.  Movie… None

Password:  Dirt-Shovel

Equipment— 1 dozer

*A-22 to truck pool  (Fill 920 yds3)

 

9 May 1967

Password:  Test-Score

Equipment—630 & B Co. dozers

*A-24 to 630th tonight

*A-21 & 22 to 630th tonight

A-21 & 22 to truck pool

Pay  3 (110)     Fill 625yds3

 

10 May 1967

Movie… “First Men in the Moon”

Password:  Pencil-Write

Equipment—1 630th & C Co. dozers

A-22 to crusher –1900 (night)

A-21 Company area (day)

A-24 to truck pool (day)  Fill 580 yds

 

11 May 1967

Movie… (nothing) Password:  Shoe-Walk

Equipment—2 dozers, 1A/C (air compressor)

*A-22 to 630th—1900 (night)

A-21, 22 & 24 to truck pool (day)

A-21 to crusher 1900 (night)

Fill  150 yds3    (O.D. Tonight) (Officer of the Day)

 

12 May 1967

Movie… “Man in the Dark”

Password:  Bike-Ride

Equipment—B 84th & 630th dozer, 1A/C

(Fill  340 yds)

 

13 May 1967

Movie… None.  Password:  Ocean-Beach

Equipment—HHC & 630th dozers, 1 A/C

*A-24 & 22 to crusher at 1900

*A-24 & 22 to truck pool (day)

(Fill—1000 yds)

 

14 May 1967 (Sunday)

No Movie.   Password:  Ship-Sail (Peach-Jelly)

Equipment—630th & HHC dozers & 1 A/C.

*A-22 & 24 to crusher (night)

*A-24 to crusher 0900 (day)

*A-21 to truck pool at 1300 (day)

Fill  115 yds.    Blast 694 lbs MD

Primary Blast

 

15 May 1967 New week

Move… “Way, Way Out”

Password:  Peach-Jelly

Equipment—630th dozer, 1 A/C

Fill none.  Quarry guard tonight

 

16 May 1967

Password:  Phone-Dial

Equipment—630th dozer, 2 A/C

*A-24 to crusher

*Kalina see Top 0700 (SP5 Charles J. Kalina to see 1st Sgt. Pappy Dowell)

*Shots—Murray, Motes, Pitman, Friday, West—tonight 1900

(Sgt E-5 Alphonzo Murray, PFC Billy R. Motes, PFC Clarence E. Pittman, PFC Rodney K. Friday, PFC Dean R. West to get shots)

*Pay—Simons 1300 hrs

 

17 May 1967

Movie… “TV program”   Password:  Box-Fight

Equipment—630th & A7A dozers, 2 A/C

*A-24 to truck pool  (Fill 890 yds)

AIK’s to TMP tomorrow

 

18 May 1967

Movie... “Defector”   Password:  Toy-Baby

Equipment—2-630th & 1 A Co. dozers, 2 A/C

*A-24 to crusher site  (Fill 620 yds)

 

19 May 1967

Movie… “Madame X”

Password:  Shower-Water

Equipment—A Co. & 630th dozers, 2 A/C

*A-21 & 24 to crusher 1900 (night)

(26 –Rock Bit) 0 Fill

430 lbs for primary

 

20 May 1967

Movie… “After the Fox”

Password:  Dime-Spend

Equipment—A Co. & 630th dozers, 2 A/C

*A-22 & A-24 (night) 1900 CP

A-22 & 24 Trash (day)

(Blast Rock—460 yds3)

 

21 May 1967 (Sunday)

Movie… None.  (Lost Quarry) End of Week.

Password:  Tree-Wood

Equipment—A Co. & (2) 630th dozers, 2 A/C

*A-21 & 24 hauling rock (quarry)

(Blast Rock 270 yds3)

 

22 May 1967

Movie… “Black Spur”  New Week

Password:  Climb-Rock

Equipment—Quarry 600 CFM & 2 clay spades, HH Platoon

1-Grader, HHC & B/70 Asphalt Distributor An Khe strip

1-A Co. Dozer  *A-22 & 23on Rte 19 (day).  2-night men (NCO) to mix

A-24 & 22 to CP 1900 (night) to crusher

 

23 May 1967

Movie... “Fortune Cookie”

Password:  Jump-Land

Equipment—Grader (night) 630th (1930)

*Asphalt Dist. (night) (1930) HHC MP

*Day—600 CFM, 1-630th Grader (0730), A Co. dozer.  *A-21 to truck pool

(30 yds cold mix)

 

24 May 1967

Movie… “TV Box 68”

Password:  Lock-Pick

Equip—(Night) HHC Grader & Asphalt Dist. (1915) HHC MP

*Day –630th Grader (0730) A Co. Dozer, 1-Loader—630th (0730)

*1—1st Platoon trucks & 2 of mine

 

25 May 1967

Movie... “Glory Guys”

Password:  Time-Run

Equipment—(Night) 630th Grader (1930), HHC Asphalt Dist. (1930)

(Day) 1—630th Grader (0730)

*Check about Dist. (S-3)  *1—5 ton to 3rd Platoon in morning

 Cold Mix 15 yds

 

26 May 1967

Movie… “Pistol for Ringo”  (WOW)

Password:  Write-Cross

Equipment—1 A/C; 1—630th Grader (0730)

*A-22 to Truck pool   15 yds Cold Mix

 

27 May 1967

Movie… “Paradise Hawaiian Style”

Password:  Cargo-Load

Equipment—(Night) 630th Grader (1930)

*Asphalt Dist.  HHC (1930)

(Day) 1-A/C, 1 Grader 630th (0730)

10 yds Cold Mix

 

28 May 1967 (Sunday)

Movie… None      Work 1300

Password:  Sun-Ball

Equipment—(Night) Asphalt (815th) Distributor, Grader HHC (1900)

*Day-630th Grader (1300), 1-A/C

 

29 May 1967

Movie… “Poppy Is Also a Flower”

New Week.  Password:  Bat-Mouse

Equipment—(Night) 1-630th Grader (1930)

Asphalt Dist (815th), HHC (1930)

(Day) 1-250 CFM A/C; B/84th, 1-250 CFM A/C; 630th, 8th Engr Grader

(15 yds3 of Cold Mix)

 

 

30 May 1967

Movie… “Young Fury”

Password:  Roof-Tin

Equipment—OPERATION MARRAUDER  (Search & Destroy Mission)

What a Bitch!  About 10 miles

 

31 May 1967

Movie… “TV Series”

Password:  Blue-Nose

Equipment—1-600 CFM (HHC or B/84th)

1-Grader (630th) 0730

1-Distributor 0730 HHC

 

 

1 June 1967

Movie… “TV Series”

Password: Pine-Sap

Equipment—Night - Grader 630th (1930)

1-Dist (815th) (1900 ??)

Day –600 A/C , Dist (815th) (0730)

Mix –15 yds

 

2 June 1967

Movie… None listed

Password:  Cat-Whisker

Equipment—Night (1900) 815th Dist, (1930) Grader.

Day 1-A/C, 1 Dist 815th

A-21 to haul water.  10 yds3 Cold Mix

 

 

3 June 1967

Movie… “Rage”  Password:  Spoon-Eat

Equipment—Dist (815th), 1 A/C

3 yards Cold Mix

 

4 June 1967

Move… None.  Password:  Dirt-Shovel

Equipment—Night 630th Grader 1930, 815th Dist (1930)

Day 815th (1300), 1 A/C

 

5 June 1967

Movie... None             New Week

Password:  Tan-Fur

Equipment—Night HHC Grader (1930), 815th Dist.

Day-630th Grader, 1 A/C  Asphalt Dist.

 

6 June 1967

Movie… (WOW) Password:  Tree-Wood

Equipment—(1300) Dist, 1 A/C

1-5 ton from 3rd Platoon

 

7 June 1967

Movie… “Batman & Combat (TV series?)”

Password:  Rice-Fried

Equipment—(Morning) Asphalt Dist & HHC Grader, 1-A/C (same)   Mix-10yds3

 

8 June 1967

Movie… “Murderers Row”

Password:  Bat-Homer

Equipment—630th Grader 0730

1-3rd platoon truck

 

9 June 1967

Movie… “Code 7 Victim 5”

Password:  Paper-Draw

Equipment—”C” Co. dozer, 630th loader, 630th Grader,

3-5 tons 3rd platoon & 1, 1st platoon truck (8-5 tons)  Fix(r)ed CP98 (??)

 

10 June 1967

Movie… None.  Password:  Seven-Lucky

Equipment—600 CFM HHC A/C (0730), Asphalt Dist (815th) 0730, HHC Grader 0730.

Inventory tools on Sunday (OK)

10 yards cold mix

 

11 June 1967 (Sunday)

Movie… None listed

Password:  Act-Play

Equipment—600 CFM A/C  Used 10 yds3 cold mix

 

12 June 1967  New Week

Movie… “Caper of the Golden Bulls”

Password:  Ride-Saddle

Equipment -Grader HHC, 815th Dist, same A/C

1 Driver to S-4 at 0730   A-21 to Bn Motor Pool  10 yds3 cold mix

 

13 June 1967

Movie... None.  Password:  Ghost-Sheet

Equipment—Grader, Dist. (HHC) same A/C

A-24 on sand run.  Grove to S-4  0730 (SP4 Robert P Grove, Jr.)

5 yds cold mix

 

14 June 1967

Movie… “Brides of Fu Man Chu”

Password:  Spark-Match

Equipment—600 CFM A/C, Grader 630th (0730)

*2 trucks to sand haul lined up at 0715.  *Class tomorrow 1900.

*Clean up for IG***

*No sheet exchange  *Clean & fill fire barrels  *Sleep head to foot

 

15 June 1967

Movie... “The Professionals”

Password:  Time-Watch

Equipment—1-600 A/C HHC

*1-truck from 3rd Platoon  *1 Night driver

 

16 June 1967

Movie... “Warning Shot”

Password:  Shoe-String

Equipment—Operators for clam 0730, A/C HHC, A Co. dozer.

 Night 630th Grader 1930 (SP/4 Murphy, Jack R.), HHC Distributor (trailer)

*2 trucks from 1st; *1 truck from 3rd platoon

 

17 June 1967

Movie… “The Desperado”

Password:  Boat-Anchor

Equipment—600 CFM A/C, 630th Grader & Dist (HHC) (0730),

1 truck to 3rd platoon, 1st (platoon) generator across 98.

 

18 June 1967 (Sunday)

Movie... None.  Password:  Golf-Club

Equipment—Night—None.

Day—630th Grader 1300.  *See B/70 about air/comp *All trucks go out at 0800

*See B/84 about foot tampers

 

19 June 1967 New Week

Movie... None.  Password: Agent-Cloak

Equipment—Night Dist (HHC) & 630th Grader 1930.

Day-250 A/C “C” Co. 0730 (all Night & Day Equip crossed out)

 

20 June 1967

Movie... None.   Password: Knight-White

Equipment—(Night) 630th Grader & HHC Distributor (1930)

*See B/84th about tampers

Day –250 “C” Co. (0730)

5 yds cold mix

 

21 June 1967

Movie… None listed. (Very quiet Birthday!)  Password:  Clam-Shell

Equipment—250 CFM “C” Co.

*A-22 to TOP (1st Sgt. Pappy Dowell)

*Recon for borrow pit for 290’s

 

22 June 1967

Movie… “Virginia Wolfe”

Password:  Tune-Dial

Equipment—(Night) Grader & Dist HHC (1900)

(Day) 250 (630th) 0730, 290 (630th) 1300 hr.  A-22 to 3rd platoon

 

23 June 1967

Movie... None listed Password: Hair-Color.

Equipment—Night Distributor & Grader 1900.

Day-250 CFM (630th) & 1300 Grader

A-23 & 24 to truck pool -0730

 

24 June 1967 to 29 June 1967

Green-Line.. (password)

Equipment—6-290, 3-Grader, 4-comp.  13 Equip.  (760 yds3)

 

30 June 1967

Movie… ??  Password:  Pipe-Briar

Equipment—HHC Comp “3”-290s (630th)

1-Grader HHC  *2 trucks on sand haul (0715), cold mix 5 yds, (943 yds fill)

 

30 June 1967

            “Been busy hauling buildings in the prefab stage.

It won’t be long and we’ll have a roof over our head.”

 

1 July 1967

Movie… ?   Password:  Song-Band

Equipment—3-290s (630th), 1-Grader (HHC), 1-HHC 600 A/C

*1 truck to TOP (A-24)

*2 trucks to pool

1610 yds Fill    10 yds cold mix

 

2 July 1967 (Sunday)

Movie…  None  Password:  Bowling-Alley

Equipment—Same-A/C, 2-290 (630th), 1-HHC Grader—(1300)

*A-24 to TOP (1300)

*A-23 to Rte 19 Quarry (1300)

 

3 July 1967

Password:  Finger-Print

OPERATION MARRAUDER II

Bad (WOW)

 

4 July 1967

Movie & Password– none listed

Equipment—3-290s (630th), 1-HHC A/C, 1-HHC Grader  *1-5 ton to truck pool

10 yds cold mix   112 7 yds Fill

 

5 July 1967

Movie… “TV program”   Password:  Lucky-Strike

Equipment—2-290s (630th), HHC A/C, HHC Grader (0730)

5 yds cold mix & 897 yds Fill

 

6 July 1967

Movie… None listed

Password:  Paint-Brush

Equipment—Distributor (HHC), 2-290s (630th), 1-HHC Grader (0730)   Fill –1100

 

7 July 1967

Movie… None listed

Password:  White-Sands

Equipment—2-290s (630th) (crossed out),

1-Grader (HHC) *A-22 to TOP Fill-60

 

8 July 1967

Movie… ?  Password:  Tobacco-Pouch

Equipment—1-290 (630th), HHC-Grader, 3-5 tons (mine)  Fill 400

 

9 July 1967 (Sunday)

Movie… ?  Password:  Whiskey-Sour

Equipment—1-290 (630th) 1300, 1300 630th Grader, Fill 500 yds3

 

10 July 1967 New Week

Movie.. ? 2nd Sqd ?  Password:  Soap-Tray

Equipment—1 (2?) 290 (630th), Grader (630th) at 1000

*A-24 to haul 3/4 to mix site

Fill—500

 

11 July 1967

Movie..? 2nd Sqd   Password:  Triple-Play

Equip—3-290s (630th), HHC-Grader

*2 trucks to Pool (at CP by 0730)

1000 yds3 Fill

 

12 July 1967

Password:  Tin-Roof

Equipment—3-290s (630th), 1 HHC Grader,

PA&E Towed Trailer (0800)(by mess-hall) *1 truck to TOP (A-24)

Diesel- 3700 sq yds  Fill 1000 yds3

 

13 July 1967

Movie… “Follow Me Boys”

Password:  Outer-Drive

Equipment— A Co. dozer & 2-630th (0630), Crane operator at CP 0630,

2-A/C HHC (290 lbs explosives) 300 yds3 Rock

 

14 July 1967

Password:  Floor-Shift

Equipment—1-A Co. & 2-630th dozers, 2-3 KW Generators ours & C Co.s

Rock  350 yds   400 lbs explosive.

 

15 July 1967

Movie… None listed

Password:  Honey-Water

Equipment—2-3KW, 1 C Co.,  3 dozers- (2 630th), 2 air comp.

500 yds, Front Loader—630th ? Rock

 

16 July 1967 (Sunday)

Writing erratic 16 to 20 July

Password:  Postage-Paid

Equipment—None.   Holiday

 

17 July 1967 (New Week)

Password… None listed

Equipment—A & 630 dozer, 2HHC A/C

*1 truck for TOP  NEW WEEK

 

18 July 1967

Movie… “Flint”.  Password:  Bell-Hop

Equipment—Night, 1 2nd generator,

Day, 1 A & 2 630th dozer, 2 A/C.  480 yds rock

 

19 July 1967

Password:  Sport-Shirt

Equipment—1 A & 2 630th dozers, 2 A/C

Rock 355 yds

 

20 July 1967

Movie… None listed

Password:  Candy-Store

Equipment—Night, our 3 KW;

Day, 1 A & 2 630th dozers, 2 A/C.  600 yds rock

 

21 July 1967

Movie… “Come Spy With Me”

Password:  Blue-Coral

Equipment—2 A/C, 1 HHC dozer, 2-630th dozers, 625 yds rock

 

22 July 1967

Quarry Guard, 1st platoon

Movie... “Dr. Goldfoot”  (Wow)

Password:  Snow-Cone

Equipment—3-630th dozers, 2HHC A/C,

17 trucks from pool, 725 yds blast rock

 

23 July 1967 (Sunday)

Password:  Sledge-Hammer

Equipment—2-630th dozers (0900) & A Co.

*7 extra trucks (1300), 2 HHC A/C

*8 A Co. trucks, 100 yds blast rock

 

24 July 1967 (New Week)

Password:  Trailer-Truck

Equipment—1 C Co. dozer, 1 A Co., 2-630th dozers, 2 HHC A/C, 510 yds rock

 

25 July 1967

Password:  Tweed-Suit

Equipment—2-630th dozers & 1 A Co., 2 HHC A/C, 4 B Co. & 3 D Co. trks.

Truck to (A-22) TOP (6 A Co. trucks), 570 cu yds rock.  Primary blast 2000 lbs

 

26 July 1967

Password:  Fire-Hydrant

Equipment—3 dozers, 2 A/C, No Rock

 

27 July 1967

Movie… “Return of the Seven”

Password:  State-Police

Equipment—A Co. & 2-630th dozers & 1 C Co. dozer, 2 HHC A/C

8 A Co. trucks, 365 yds rock

 

28 July 1967

Movie... “Sing & Swing”

Password:  Button-Zipper

Equipment—1 A Co. & 2-630th & 1 C Co. dozers, 2 HHC A/C.

A-23 to TOP

Fill 500 yds, Rock 275 yds

 

29 July 1967

Password:  Motion-Picture

Equipment—2-630th, 1-511th & 1 C Co. dozers,

2 HHC A/C, Shovel in Fill, A-22 in Motor Pool

700 yds Fill

 

30 July 1967 (Sunday)

Password… None listed

Equipment—(1000) operator 1300, 2-630th & 1 C Co. & 511th dozers,

2 HHC A/C

200 yds rock

 

31 July 1967 (New Week)

Password:  Cable-Car

Equipment—1 loader 630th, 2 A/C, 2-630 & 1 A Co. dozers, Rock 350 yds

 

1 August 1967

Password:  Last-Stand

Equipment—2-630th & C Co. Dozer, A Co. dozer (?), 2 HHC A/C, 425 yds Fill

 

2 August 1967

Password:  Honey-Comb

Equipment—night-HHC wrecker, 2000 hrs.,

Day-2-630th, 1 HHC & 1-511 dozer, 2 HHC A/C, 511th wrecker 0800.

Rock—525 yds.

 

3 August 1967

Movie... “The Collector”

Password:  Fairy-Tale

Equip—630th, 511th & HHC-dozers, 2 HHC A/C,

511th wrecker at Battalion  Motor Pool 0730 + 630th lowboy, Rock 325 Fill

 

4 August 1967

Password:  Barrel-Row

Equipment—2-630th, 1 HHC & 1-511th dozers, 2 HHC A/C, Rock 325 yds

 

5 August 1967

Password:  Bird-Seed

Equipment—HHQ, 511th & 2-630th dozers, 2 HHQ A/C

C-8200, D-2009

Tremmel, J.; Brown, N.; Delius; Pritchett; Wise.  (Shower Chow)

(SSgt James F Tremmel; PFC Nathan Brown; PFC Kenneth Delius; PFC James H. Pritchett; Wise)

210 ft. abutment, 150 ft. 1st Pier to ??

Hancock; Painter; Bowen

(PFC William L Hancock; PFC Roy E Painter; PFC James E Bowen)

137—132; Cpt Springshi, 45 GP MP

 

Daily Diary, Book #2

August 1967

Lt. Don Atwood  O5242068

Co A, 70th Engr Bn (CBT)

APO SF 96294       Book #2

Dave Paddock  O5242161

HQ (S-2) 19th Engr Bn (CBT)

APO SF 96238

39.85 (crossed out) Company Stocker

40.40 Bn. Smooth Fathom

New Freak —40.85

-13 July to 13 Aug- 10,205 cu yds of rock.  4 Aug 67 to 12 Aug 67

R&R (WOW)

 

14 August 1967 (New Week)

Password:  Snow-Shoe

Equipment—511th & C Co. dozers (pick up operators), 1 HHC A/C, 1-5 ton

*12 trucks from 511tj—haul blast rock, Blast Rock 680 yds., 15 locals

 

15 August 1967

Password: Cover-Girl

Equipment—1-630th & C Co. dozers, 2 A/C HHC, 655 yds rock, 15 locals

 

16 August 1967

Movie… “Viva Maria”

Password:  Cry-Baby

Equipment—1 C Co. & 2-630th dozers, 2 A/C HHC (shovel in fill), 250 yds fill, 15 locals

 

17 August 1967

Movie… “Thunder Alley”

Password:  Sky-High

Equipment—3-630th dozers, HHC A/C, Rock 155 yds, 15 locals

 

18 August 1967

Password:  Big-Dip

Equipment—3-630th dozers, 1 HHC A/C

15 locals

 

19 August 1967

Password:  Back-Stop

Equipment—3-630th dozers, 1 HHC A/C

15 locals

 

20 August 1967 (Sunday)

Password:  Pillow-Case

Equipment—2-630th dozer, 2 HHC A/C, 1300 Haul Blast Rock, Rock 270 yds

 

21 August 1967 (New Week)

Password:  Long-Day

Equipment—2-630th & 1 A Co. dozers, 2 HHC A/C, 1-5 ton, Rock 785 yds

 

22 August 1967

Password:  Sand-Bar

Equipment—3-630th dozers, 1-511th dozer S-3 0730, 2 HHC A/C, 1-5 ton *S-4 0730

Rock 300 yds

 

23 August 1967

Password:  See-Saw

Equipment—2-630th & 1-511th dozers, 2 HHC A/C, 2-5 tons

 

24 August 1967

Password:  Bad-Egg

Pick up Duds Locker, Rock—Paint

 

 

25 August 1967

Arrow Head 26-27

Moved to Pleiku

 

26 August 1967

Password:  Rainy-Day

 

27 August 1967 (Sunday)

Password:  Arrow-Head (Day-Dream tomorrow)

Equipment—Pick up culverts, 1-20 ft. & 2-10 ft. lengths

 

28 August 1967 (New Week)

Password:  Day-Dream (Bad-Boy)

Equipment—Loader, HHC 0715, arc welder Battalion Maintenance

*4 trucks at Camp Holloway

 

29 August 1967

Password:  Bad-Boy (Wash-Cloth)

Equipment—815th & HQ Bucket Loaders & arc welder (crossed out)

TO START SECURITY LIGHTING

 

30 August 1967

Password:  Wash-Cloth (Bean-Bag)

Equipment—815th earth auger at CP 0730 holes drilled –25

 

31 August 1967

Password:  Bean-Bag (Play-Mate)

Equipment—815th earth auger (CP 0730) holes-13

 

1 September 1967

Town off limits from 1800, 31 August to 0400, 4 September

Password:  Play-Mate (Wild-One)

Equipment—Auger-815th, Lowboy A Co., 1-5 ton

*Lowboy to pick up poles at 0800 hrs. Poles picked up-(number scratched out)

 

2 September 1967

Password:  Wild-One (Table-Top)

Equipment—Crane-151E (0730)

*2 trucks to pick up poles, 121 poles in all picked up

 

3 September 1967 (Sunday)

(1/2 day off WOW)

Password:  Table-Top (Gun-Shy)

Equipment—None  Work on cross arms, VC elections

 

4 September 1967 (New Week)

Password:  Gun-Shy (Beer-Keg)

Equipment—15– 20 ton, Auger 815th, 2-5 tons

OD (Officer of the Day) tonight   All poles picked up

 

5 September 1967

Password:  Beer-Keg (Screw-Driver)

Equipment—Earth auger 815th Battalion 0730, crane 15th E Co., 1-5 ton

 

6 September 1967

Password:  Screw-Driver (Wall-Paper)

Equipment—Auger

 

7 September 1967

Password:  Wall-Paper (Black-Board)

Equipment—Earth auger 815th (crossed out)

1-5 ton

 

8 September 1967 (40.85)

Password:  Black-Board (Dirty-Dozen)

Equipment—Earth auger 815th, 2-5 tons

 

September 1967

Quin Nhon—8 to 10 (Lt. Atwood was in Quin Nhon for three days)

 

11 September 1967 (New Week)

Password:  Day-Light (Bird-Dog)

Equipment—1 earth auger (crossed out) (815th),

1-5 ton  *3 trucks to 1st Platoon

 

12 September 1967

Password:  Bird-Dog (Pillow-Case)

Equipment—Crane (?) 15th, Auger 815th

2-5 tons for dog walk & 1 for Camp Holloway

 

13 September 1967

Stuff for lighting—88th & S-4

Password:  Pillow-Case (Easy-Chair)

Equipment—1 crane, auger, 1-5 ton

2-5 tons –Dog walk

 

14 September 1967

Password:  Easy-Chair (Nurse-Maid)

Equipment—crane, 151E, auger (crossed out) 3-5 tons,

A-4 to Childers

 

15 September 1967

Password:  Nurse-Maid (Side-Walk)

Equipment—repair gate at front entrance

Get ready for IG (Inspector General)

16 September 1967

Password:  Side-Walk (Love-Sick)

Equipment—crane, 15 Engineers, auger (?)

1-5 ton, 2-5 tons—dog walk

Came out Good on IG

 

17 September 1967 (Sunday)

Password:  Love-Sick (Show-Boat)

Equipment—crane—auger 815th, 3-5 tons

 

18 September 1967 (New Week)

Password:  Show-Boat (First-Base)

Equipment—auger, 1-5 ton

 

19 September 1967

Password:  First-Base (Tail-Spin)

Equipment—crane 15th LE (Light Equipment) & 2-5 tons

Driver for A-1 (110 cross arms)

 

20 September 1967

Password:  Tail-Spin (Tumble-Weed)

Equipment—crane 15th, 2-5 tons (crossed out)

 

21 September 1967

Password: Tumble-Weed (Goose-Pimple)

Equipment—Auger 815th, crane 643rd (?)

74 cross arms fixed

 

22 September 1967

Password:  Goose-Pimple (Sugar-Cane)

Equipment—Crane 15th LE & 1-5 ton

 

23 September 1967

Password:  Sugar-Cane (Cough-Drop)

Equipment—Crane 15th LE, 2– 5 tons

Put up 22 Light Cross arms

 

24 September 1967 (Sunday)

Password:  Cough-Drop (Cuff-Link)

Equipment—Crane 15th LE—1300 hrs

2-5 tons

 

25 September 1967

Password:  Cuff-Link (Back-Room)

Equipment—2– 5 tons, 1-crane 15th LE

39 usable lights some on barrier road

 

26 September 1967

Password:  Back-Room (Buck-Skin)

Equipment—2– 5 tons

74 cross arms & poles ready to go

 

27 September 1967

Password:  Buck-Skin (Chain-Gang)

Equipment—3– 5 tons, Auger 815th

28 September 1967

Password:  Chain-Gang (??)

Equipment—1– 5 ton

*1/2 of the platoon to work on Rte 14 cutting trees

 

29 September 1967

Password:  ?-? (Ham-Bone)

Equipment—1– 5 ton

 

22 September 1967

Password:  Ham-Bone (Bed-Room)

Equipment—2– 5 tons

Pick up barb wire at 88th

 

1 October 1967 (Sunday)

Password:  Bed-Room (Break-Neck)

Equipment—1– 5 ton

 

2 October 1967 (New Week)

Password:  Break-Neck (Cream-Puff)

Equipment—2– 5 tons

 

3 October 1967

Password:  Cream-Puff (Jay-Bird)

Equipment—2– 5 tons

10 loads of sand from Kontum

 

4 October 1967

Password: Jay-Bird (Water-Melon)

Equipment—1– 5 ton (14 3/4” gate values)

Cam Rahn Bay—4334 Capt Rodgers

Didn’t go

 

5 October 1967

Password:  Water-Melon (Tin-Can)

Equipment—Cam Rahn Bay thru 6th (Lt. Atwood in Cam Rahn)

 

7 October 1967

Password:  Glamour-Girl (Ginger-Ale)

Equipment—1– 5 ton

 

8 October 1967 (Sunday)

Password:  Ginger-Ale (Wild-Man)

Equipment—1– 5 ton

*A-22 & 23 to Mang Yang Pass

 

9 October 1967 (New Week)

Password:  Wild-Man (Tea-Party)

Equipment—2– 5 tons

 

10 October 1967

Password:  Tea-Party (Golden-Gloves)

Equipment—2– 5 tons

1300 Sat. 2406 (D2) weekly to Capt Daley

 

11 October 1967

Password:  Golden-Gloves (Dog-Biscuit)

Equipment—3– 5 tons

 

12 October 1967

Password:  Dog-Biscuit (Loving-Cup)

Equipment—3– 5 tons

 

13 October 1967

Password:  Loving-Cup

Equipment—3– 5 tons, 1 mixer

 

14 October 1967

Password:  Pad-Lock

Equipment—2– 5 tons

*See me about sand run to Kontum

A-22 & 21 on sand run

 

15 October 1967 (Sunday)

Password:  Cherry-Blossom

Equipment—2– 5 tons

*2– 5 tons to Mang Yang

Check trucks for bow & canvases

 

16 October 1967 (New Week)

Password:  Cigarette-Butt

Rte. 19 Clearing– 15 acres cleared

Equipment—4 dozers, 2 A Co., 2 C Co.

2– 5 tons (in front of 299th BN)

*A-22 & 23 on Mang Yang run

 

17 October 1967

Password:  Surf-Board

Equipment—2 A Co., 2 B Co., (scratched out), (6 dozers),

2– A Co. lowboys, 1 B Co. LB (lowboy), 1 630th LB,

2– 5 tons (A-22 to 3rd platoon)

*Make contact with armor on Rte 19, cleared 19.2 acres

 

18 October 1967

Password:  Bamboo-Shoot

Equipment—2 A, 2 B, 1 C (Company) dozers, 3– 5 tons

Oil for dozers & grease gun

Acres cleared– 14.7

 

19 October 1967

Password:  Peat-Repeat

Equipment—4 dozers, 2– 5 tons, 1 LB (lowboy)

*2– 5 tons to Waterman Quarry

 

20 October 1967

Password:  Pink-Rose

Equipment—4 dozers, 1 LB (lowboy), 3– 5 tons

*crossed out; 1 A Co. dozer to Camp Holloway

 

21 October 1967

Password:  ?-?             Started 509

Equipment—1 grader HQ, 2– 5 tons, 1 dozer (?) (1/2 day)

 

22 October 1967 (Sunday)

Password:  Sage-Brush

Equipment—Dozer (A Co.), Grader HQ, 2-5 tons (1300 hr)

Have quarterly report in on October 28th, 1967

 

23 October 1967 (New Week)

Password:  (nothing)

Equipment—1 grader HQ, 2- 5 tons

Crossed out 1 dozer (?) 290’s ?

 

24 October 1967

Password:  Ice-Cold

Equipment—4– 5 tons, 1 grader, 1-290, 1 dozer

 

25 October 1967

Password:  Canon-Crocker

Equipment—A Co. dozer, 1– 290 (630th), & 1 from 3rd platoon, HQ grader

*check with B Co. at motor stables about loader

 

26 October 1967

Password:  Rice-Paddy

Equipment—1 HQ grader, 1– 290 (630th), 2 A Co., 1 C Co. dozers, 4– 5 tons

 

27 October 1967

Password:  Clam-Bake

Equipment—2 A Co. & 1 C Co. dozers, 1 HQ grader, 1-630th -290,

5– 5 tons (A-32) (Switch Dozer) crossed out, 1 lowboy

 

28 October 1967

Password:  Baby-Face   Moved to field

Equipment—2 A Co. & 1 C Co. dozers, 1 grader, 2– 290s 630th,

1 lowboy (1/2 day)

 

29 October 1967 (Sunday)

Moved to field

Equipment—2 dozers, 2– 290s, 1 grader,

1– 5 ton, 1 lowboy   ESC 21 & 24 turn in

 

30 October 1967 (New week)

Recon Laterite Pit           None

Clear bridge—work on culverts

Dig trenches at camp—Hit road from top down by bridge Pans leave in 5 days

Equipment—2 dozers, 2– 290s, 1 grader, 4– 5 tons

 

31 October 1967

Equipment—2 dozers, 2- 290s, 1 grader, 4– 5 tons

No locals tomorrow  (Pick up culvert afternoon) 215 meet Battalion Co. & Group Co.

 

1 November 1967

1 grader 630th, 1 plow 815th (staying), 1 grader HHQ, 2 dozers, 2– 290s,

4– 5 tons  Clear bridge #1 far side  No AIKs for 3 days

*Work on road by quarry, 1 A Co. dozer at that location

 

2 November 1967

2 dozers, 1 Rome plow, 2– 290s, 2 graders (630th, HHQ)

(Clear Bridge) 1 lowboy, 4– 5 tons  (Security for Recon) tomorrow morning

 

3 November 1967

4– 5 tons, 1 lowboy, 3 dozers, 2– 290s, 1 HHQ   Lowboy to 57 after taking dozer out

*Sunday– dozers cut road across bridge

 

4 November 1967

4– 5 tons, 1 A Co., 1 815th, 1 C Co. dozers, 1 grader, 2– 290s,

1 loader,  Pick up loader at 15th with trucks 0815.

STEAKS TONIGHT

 

5 November 1967 (Sunday)

*1330– 10 trucks CP 15th

2 graders, 4 dozers, 4– 5 tons, 2-290s, 1 loader

 

6 November 1967 (New week)

Equipment—3 dozers, 1 Rome plow, 2 graders, 6– 5 tons, 2– 290s, 1 loader

*Finish road to firebase

 

7 November 1967

Equipment—3 dozers, 1 plow, 2– 290s, 2 graders, 1 loader, 9– 5 tons

 

8 November 1967

2– 290s, 2 graders, 1 Rome plow, 3 dozers, 1 loader.  3 extra 5 tons,  *2 of mine

 

9 November 1967

Equipment—2– 290s, 2 graders, 3 dozers, 1 Rome plow, 1 loader, 7– 5 tons

Keep hauling acrossed CP9 (not sure what this meant)

 

10 November 1967

NOWORK—crossed-out following equipment

Equipment—2 graders, 1 Rome plow, 3 dozers, 1– 290, 10– 5 tons, 1 loader, 1 630th lowboy.

Didn’t make first (lieutenant)  Date of rank 10 November

MOVED TO NEW FIRE BASE

 

11 November 1967

MADE FIRST LT.

Equipment—1 290, 1 (DL) loader, 3– 5 tons, 1 grader, 3 dozers, 1 Rome (DL) plow

 

12 November 1967 (Sunday)

Equipment—1– 290, 1 grader, 3– 5 tons, 2 dozers

 

13 November 1967 (New week)

Equipment—1– 290, 1 grader, 3 dozers, 3– 5 tons

 

14 November 1967

SAME

 

15 November 1967

SAME

 

16 November 1967

Equipment—2 dozers, 1 Rome plow, 1 grader, 1 loader, 3– 5 tons + 6– 5 tons

 

17 November 1967

Equipment—2 dozers, 1 plow, 2 graders, 1 loader, 3– 5 tons

 

18 November 1967

Load C Co. dozer on lowboy & return to Battalion

Equipment—2 dozers, 1 plow, 2 graders, 1 loader (?), 3– 5 tons

4 Mine (sweeping) Teams to Scooper 6 at 1730 to 1800 hrs.

 

19 November 1967 (Sunday)

2 dozers, 1 plow, 2 graders, 3– 5 tons, 1 loader

Made sweep of village, found nothing

 

20 November 1967 (New week)

Equipment—2 dozers, 1 plow, 1 loader, 3– 5 tons, 2 graders

 

21 November 1967

NO WORK—got hit on the 20th, 2100 (2100 hours, 9:00 PM)

Edwards killed, 3 wounded

(3 trucks, 22, 23, 24, combat loss)

22 November 1967

Equipment—3 dozers, 1 plow, 1 grader, 1 loader, 6– 5 tons    for TOP (1st Sergeant)

(What time and Blyth)

 

23 November 1967

Thanksgiving (HaHa) ?(Wow)? (sarcasm, maybe)

Equipment—1 loader, 1– 5 ton, 3 dozers, 1 plow, 1 grader

 

24 November 1967

3rd platoon coming out & 1st platoon going in.

Equipment—1 loader, 1– 5 ton, 2 dozers, 1 plow, 1 grader

 

25 November 1967

Equipment—1 loader, 1 grader, 2– 5 tons

 

26 November 1967 (Sunday)

Equipment—1– 5 ton, 1 loader, 1 grader

Road 100% complete today

Moved back to base camp

 

27 November 1967

Password:  Sweet-Potato

Equipment—Turn platoon over to new Lt.

 

28 November 1967

Password:  Lemon-Ade

(I’m excess) Wow

*Get culvert put together if possible

 

29 November 1967

Password:  Soft-Light

*Straighten out Motor Pool

See Lt Alitalo—71st Evac. (Evacuation)

 

30 November 1967

Password:  Fishing-Tackle

—OD TONIGHT— (Officer of the Day)

 

1 December 1967

Nothing

 

2 December 1967

Password:  Time-Frame (xed out)

Duties– Got awarded “Bronze Star”

 

3 December 1967 (Sunday)

Password:  ?-?

Duties– PIO on Rte 509

 

4 December 1967

Password:  ?-?

Duties—PIO

 

5 December 1967

Password:  Big-Dipper

Duties—Started SNOW MAN

 

6 December 1967

Password:  Lemon-Lime

Duties—Finish “Snow Man”

 

7 December 1967

Password:  Star-Light

Duties—Snowman,

(Lt then, Daniel) Waldo went to field Ban Me Thout (100 miles west of Pleiku)

 

8 December 1967

Password:  Hair-Less

Duties—Finish paper work for Dan (Waldo)

 

9 December 1967

Password:  Shoe-Sole

 

10 December 1967

Password:  Cold-Nose

Find some cots for the Company

 

11 December 1967

Didn’t do much, finished some paperwork.

 

12 December 1967

Password:  Sleeping-Time

*Get Christmas trees

 

13 December 1967

Password:  Bar-Grill

Get medic to attached Platoon of D Co.

 

14 December 1967

Password:  Big-Apple

—Start to clear (preparation for going home)

 

15 December 1967

Password:  Play-Mate

Went on 509 for last time

Duties—Finish clearing Battalion (final paperwork and turn in equipment)

 

16 December 1967

Password:  Roof-Top

Leave Battalion today!!

Only 9 killing days ‘til Xmas




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