This has been a busy but very productive day. Feel like I accomplished a good bit. Did my part in the paperwork and ceremony battle!
Regarding the landings of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division: Was at Vung Tau where the main force arrived. We put them ashore by LSTs and then flew them to Bien Hoa Air Base, north of Saigon. This was an expensive way to do it, but it was the safest way. I feel pretty good about planning this move and not getting a single person hurt during my part. In fact, I feel real puffed up about a lot of other moves which have been executed without loss---Marines into Qui Nhon, large scale operations at An Khe last week, and others. So far have been able to outguess or out-think the VC, but don’t know how long that good luck will hold. Long time, I hope.