Combat Radio Traffic - Charlie Company April 24, 1969
The Radio traffic recording you are listening to was originally over 32 minutes long, much of it garbled and unintelligible. It has been edited to 6 minutes. (To listen to entire 32 minute recording as a mp3 - CICK HERE - 37 MB)
Charlie Company experienced enemy sniper fire pinning the unit down along a steep rocky ridge and the wounded had slipped down the slope onto rocky terrain. The location is about two to three miles north, northwest of LZ mile High. To download and save the entire 32 minutes segment as an mp3 file, see instructions below.
Three key radio call signs are used throughout the recording. Four-Three-Charlie, Four-Three, and One-Niner. Four-Three Charlie is the fourth platoon leaders' RTO, Four Three is the 4th platoon leader, and One-Niner is a battalion level officer. The audio begins distorted, but gets better as the recording continues.
PFC Jerry E. Griewahn, Mortar Platoon, C Company 1969, obtained this recording a few days later when Charlie Company was sent to a FSB to recoup. An artillery man mentioned to Grewahn that they had recorded theApril 24 radio traffic and asked if he wanted it. With foresight Griewahn took the man up on his offer and saved it to this very day. We appreciate the unknown artillery man who originally made the recording, and to Jerry for sharing this historical audio.
We also wish thank Red Warrior Mike Gowan who led us to find Jerry Griewahn in 2009..
Here we see them clowning around early 1969. Charlie Company members Jerry E. Griewahn (L) and Mike Gowan (R)
To listen to entire 32 minute recording as a mp3 - CICK HERE (37 MB)