Our brothers in Bravo Company 1/12 at Fire Base Pace have refused to go out on patrols that would have required them to cross the Cambodian border, in violation of the Cooper-Church amendment and International law. They were ordered out on patrol while the administration continues to insist that our ground forces are in a strict defensive posture. VVAW demanded that Senator Kennedy initiate immediate Congressional action to determine why Bravo company was ordered out on patrols that would have required them to cross the Cambodian border. VVAW requested a complete investigation into the charges that:
1. They were sent into the field without a medic.
2. They were not receiving their mail. v 3. They were not being resupplied with ammunition.
4. They were threatened with court martials for talking to the press.
5. They were required to eat C-rations dated 1949.
On Oct. 22, after a pressured effort by VVAW, Bravo company was relieved of duty and replaced by Delta company. Delta was sent out on one mission and then refused to participate. They too were relieved of duty. All troops were taken out of Fire Base Pace, indicating another victory for resisters within the U.S. Military. The U.S. Army left behind two 8-inch self-propelled Howitzers.