A Recon Marine Remembers LZ Margo (continued)
No Rest For the Weary
We pulled a few short patrols off the ship but in mid-August we went out and began a long patrol which lasted until we went into Camp Carroll around Sept. 11. I am not sure of the exact date. We had been in the bush about a month and we were tired. There was no rest for the weary since we even received a bit of incoming at Camp Carroll.
We choppered out of Camp Carroll on Friday Sept. 13 for LZ Margo. We were told we were going into a hot LZ but arrived without incident.
On Friday, September 13, 1968, the battalion landing team was heli-lifted one CH-46 at a time from Camp Carroll to LZ Margo, northwest of the Rockpile and just south of the DMZ.
The platoon took up a position on the south of the LZ not far from the 81mm mortar unit. There was a ravine next to our last hole. We heard some activity in the ravine at night but didn’t see any enemy.