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					                          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); 1 st Platoon, 22 men, 1 NCO (or Officer); 3 rd 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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