It's 1145 on 4 June 1990, and things aren't looking so great in the village of Brezno. Two days ago the Democrats and Communists fought a meeting engagement, fell back, and pounded the village with artillery. Yesterday both sides again sent a patrol into the village, and this time Gunny Dos Santos' 1st Platoon decisively pushed the Communists back. But as Dos Santos brought the rest of his platoon into position, the Communist artillery crashed in and pounded them for several hours, causing serious casualties. Both sides once again ceded control of the village and fell back, then sent in small patrols to see what the heck is going on.
Owing to heavy casualties in 1st Platoon, Captain Kukoc ordered his 3rd Platoon, under SSgt Bettancourt, to send a small patrol back into Brezno to identify enemy intentions. The Communists did the same.
The boy and I roll off to see who goes first, and this time it's him.
GAME NOTE: because it was such a juicy target, I gave the kid's MG team 3K 4S, and that's all he managed. But he made up for it in a minute.
The communists fell back, and SSgt Bettancourt went back to move the remainder of his platoon into position, determined not to have to fight to re-enter Brevno again. 3rd Platoon dug-in in preparation for the next Communist push to take the village of Brevno. They wouldn't have to wait long.
SSgt Bettancourt was awarded the Estrella de Bronce for valor in leading his men to seize the critical position of the Post Office and Apartment Building in fending off an enemy patrol.
Last fight coming up.