10 JUNE 1968
This was the new battalion's first shake-down operation and took the form of an airmobile move to
search the Binh Ba Rubber Estate 15 miles north of Nui Dat, and to check the identity of workers in
the area - really a show of force.  The operation was not completed until dusk because of the heavy
undergrowth encountered by D Company during their approach.  The battalion flew back to Nui Dat,
being extracted from two LZs, the last lift taking place in total darkness.