|28 September - 6 October 1968
There were two platoon contacts on the 30 September, resulting in one
enemy being captured. There were three clashes on 2 October: the first
with a party of four which resulted in one being killed and possibly two
wounded; the second with a party of ten when six were killed and at least
two wounded; the third with a group of three who succesfully broke
contact and withdrew. On the 5th of October the last clash was with a
party of three enemy resulting in one being killed.
The Company returned to Nui Dat on 6 October to undertake base
defence duties and to prepare for Operation Capital.
As there was no immediate operation planned, W Company made it known that they wished
to return to an area where well worn tracks had been located on a previous operation, but
not checked out. On 28 September W Company, with a section of mortars and supported by
the guns from Nui Dat, mounted an independent operation in the area of Ngai Giao (AO
Mustang), on Route 2 north of Nui Dat. The Company established its own Fire Support Base
and patrolled from it. At times all platoons were out of the base on patrol, protection being
provided by Company Headquarters and a few "light duty" members from each platoon.