10/6/69 Dirty, smelly and hotter than hell. 1st landed at Long Bien then went to Bien Hoa then to Dian. Will be stationed at Bien Hoa. In-country training starts tomorrow.
11/1/69 Working 3 different jobs, one week at Long Bein to back up the LURPS. One week at Non-Trock pulling night ambush patrols and one week at Bien Hoa.
12/28/69 Here at Long Bien we were inserted 4 times in 3 days. Fighting pretty heavy this week.
1/7/70 Smith and Hayes killed on 1/2/70, after our patrol was hit by 4 or 5 NVA in a bunker.
1/28/70 At Dian (12 miles north of Saigon, 10 miles south of Long Bien and 11 miles west of Bien Hoa.
2/18/70 Back from Long Bien. Rumors are no more support for the LURPS and in April they are going to disband the 3/17th and farm us out to other outfits.
4/?/70 Got my ass chewed out for not writing home to my mother while I was in the hospital. Given direct order by CO to write home. Still at Fire Base Rob.
5/?/70 Working by Song Be and Pouc Bien.
5/24/70 We are at Fire Base Rob.
6/14/70 We had worked with the 11th Armor Cav, 2 months before in Cambodia. Mother wanted to know.
6/19/70 Still at Fire Base Rob.
6/26/70 Stationed at Dian but still working out of Fire Base Rob.
6/28/70 Still at Fire Base Rob.
7/6/70 Left Fire Base Rob the 1st of July. Now back at Non-Trock (25 miles south of Long Bien)
7/17/70 At Non-Trock (30 miles south of Saigon) pulling 7 days and nights of night ambush and 2 days of stand down at Dian.
7/27/70 8 nights of ambush patrol, 2 nights in Dian, located 2 miles south of Long Bien.
I mailed other letters home, but there were no dates and I did not mention where I was.