At approximately 0035 hours, 13 April 1967, the Viet Cong, initiated a mortar attack on the southwest corner of the Chu Lai Airfield.
The incoming rounds landed in the Marine unit VMA(AW)-533 ramp area, killing two (2) men and wounding forty-two (42) others. Damage to
aircraft was light. The MAG-12 defense siren was sounded at 0037 hours setting condition YELLOW. The Fifth Provisional Rifle Company
Command Post (CP) was manned at 0045 hours. All of the company platoon positions were manned by 0109 hours. All platoons of the
Fifth Provisional Rifle Company were immediately secured. The two men who were killed during the attack were: