3rd Platoon, C Company, 4th Battalion, 47th Infantry Binh Dinh Province – June 19, 1967

April 8, 1967
Mekong Delta

June 18, 1967 – Tim wrote this letter from our Navy Barracks ship the day before our unit launched a major search & destroy operation near Ap Bac Village in the Mekong Delta. By mid morning of June 19th, we were pinned down in a horrific battle with Viet Cong forces who were heavily armed and heavilyfortified.

When the battle ended, our Battalion had lost 47 brave soldiers including Tim Johnson.

Over 250 Viet Cong fighters were killed that day.