YOK NAM LOA MASSIF AREA
From: HQ S3 Ops 1/42nd
To: S2 INTEL S3 Ops 2nd Bgde 101st Division Abn
Operation RAPIDSTRIKE III -
Orders for 03/13/1969
C Company during road movement to AO Suffer 1 KIA from Sniper fire
B Company Insert to LZ MASON set up defensive perimeter.
HQ and Mortar Plt. & 1/2 A company Insert to LZ MASON)
B Company send out patrols out to perimeter for LP, and bomb damage assessment (BDA). 1st Plt and “nd Plt, patrol clockwise , leaving LZ from East and West .Mortars set up to cover berm.
Balance of A Company (6 Huey's) insert to LZ MASON
Find trail East to West 210 732 North of LZ continues West 200 739. 2nd Plt contact enemy squad sized unit, exchange fire, enemy flee… 2nd plt suffer 3WIA all light, Loose contact with enemy
First arrived A company platoons to set LPs and night ambushes.