Historical Map tracking of 3rd Tank Battalion USMC. Bravo Company.
The Fog of War!!!
What the Platoon Leader Peter Rich remembers. Story.
My recollection- B-35 hit the first mine at YD 135-725 on our way back to Rt. 1 and Gio Linh, We buttoned it up and B-32, B-33, B-35 headed east toward Rt.1.
B-33 hit a mine at YD 156-723.
B-43 was stationed on Rt. #1 monitoring our situation. When B-33 hit the mine, we had no infantry support from the ARVN on the op and I asked B-43 to come to our assistance. At this time, we had two damaged tanks and no infantry support.
B-43 hit a mine at YD 153-727 and was ambushed at that location. I sent B-32 to B-43ís location. B-32 did not hit a mine. B-33 and B-35 arrived at YD 153-727 at night fall and all four Bravo Company vehicles spent the night buttoned up, with orders to shoot at anything that moves.
At dawn a Marine infantry platoon reached us. We Medivacíd the dead and wounded and repaired B-43ís track and returned to Rt.1. The three tanks went north to Gia Linh and B-43 returned to B Company Headquarters on Rt. 9.
YD 187-741 = On 23 Mar. 3rd Plt. in
contact. (Light Section.)
And such is the fog of war!