FOLLOWING FROM 3RD BATTALION, 7TH MARINES COMMAND CHRONOLOGY FOR MAY, 1968:
1. The 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines continued to conduct patrolling throughout the assigned TAOR for the subject period. Company K took part in Operation ALLEN BROOK from the 1th to the 15th of May. The 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines Command Group also participated in Operation ALLEN BROOK along with I 3/27, A 1/7 and G 2/7 from 15 to 18 May. Their contact with an estimated NVA battalion resulted in 162 NVA killed and numerous weapons captured.
(1) Enemy Situation, 1-31 May. Reconnaissance elements had numerous sightings of enemy movement north and south of the Song Vu Gia in the vicinity of grid AT8454. Intelligence gained from Marine operations in the area reveal newly infiltrated NVA units. The 36th Regiment, 308th NVA Division has been confirmed as being located in the Go Noi Island area, vicinity of grid AT9754. The 162nd Battalion, 330th Regiment, 333d NVA Division, has been reported in the Thuong Duc asrea vicinity of grid (......), through interrogation reports. The 31st Regiment, 341st Division has been confirmed as being in the Thuong Duc area. no recent reports on the Q-14 (LF) Company which was last reported in Loc Tan village (AT8454).
NAVAL MESSAGE EFFECTIVE 171910H
4. 3RD BN, 7TH MARINES CHOPPED CO G 2D BN, 7TH MARINES, CO A 1ST BN, 7TH MARINES, CO I 3RD BN, 27TH MARINES AND 3RD BN, 7TH MARINES COMMAND GROUP TO 27TH MARINES 171910H
1ST BATTALION, 7TH MARINES COMMAND CHRONOLOGY; MAY, 1968:
b. Significant Operations Conducted. From 8-18 May 1968, Alpha Company participated in Operation Allen Brooke. Alpha Company, commanded by Captain W. R. ROLL, was credited with 60 confirmed NVA kills, 1NVA POW, with numerous weapons and assorted equipment.m During their participation in Allen Brooke, Alpha Company received 12 KIA's and 65 WIA's. There are ten (10) Marines nominated for decorations for heroic achievement on the battlefield.
FROM 2ND BN, 7TH MARINES COMMAND CHRONOLOGY: MAY, 1968:
2. 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines terminated Operation Ballard Valley on 3 May and commenced Operation Allen Brook on 4 May. The After Action report for both of these operations will be forwarded separately.
COMMAND CHRONOLOGY: 3RD BN, 27TH MARINES---17 MAY
As the battalion moved forward it was subjected to occasional mortar and small arms harassing fire. Company K moved into the tree line in the vicinity of AT 962522 and came under intense small arms and automatic weapons fire. Company L moved to the east of Company K and met little resistance. Air and artillery missions were called in support of Company K, and at about 1930, two platoons were successful in linking with Company I. Company L was located to the east in the vicinity of AT 967523, and the Command Group, with one platoon of Company K, were located in the vicinity of AT 963518. These positions were maintained throughout the night. At 171910H OPCON of Company I passed to the 27th Marines and remained until the end of the operation. Casualties sustained on the 17th of May were as follows: Company I -50 WIA and 15 KIA, Company K-14 WIA and 6KIA, Company L-4 minor WIA's. Enemy casualties could not be accurately assessed at this time due to darkness.