Army Reporter information
for 9 INF DIV

For date 671231


9 INF DIV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
South Vietnam
Description: The following is an edited version from the "1967 Action Summarized" column that appeared in the 20 Jan 1968 issue. Division officials have released figures which show that military operations during the past year accounted for 4,870 VC killed and 2,451 enemy weapons captured. In addition, over 639 tons of rice were uncovered and evacuated for redistribution to Vietnamese villagers. Since its arrival in Vietnam in December 1966, the 9th has conducted 42 different operations in 11 different provinces. Its area of responsibility now ranges from the double canopy jungle east of Saigon to the Mekong Delta paddy lands south of the capital city. The 1st Brigade has conducted operations in areas ranging from the jungles of Phuoc Tuy Province on the South China Sea to Tay Ninh Province along the Cambodian border. In the south the 2nd and 3rd Brigades became the first major U.S. units to conduct sustained operations in the Mekong Delta. In the Nhon Trach jungles and mangrove swamps of the Rung Sat Special Zone the 2nd Brigade went afloat with the Mobile Riverine Force. The operations were e conducted jointly with Naval Task Force 117. The 3rd Brigade has concentrated their operations in Long An Province which is the key to access to the Delta. Sharing the activities of the 9th Division have been the 11th Armored Regiment, the Royal Thai Army Volunteer Regiment, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam and many Regional and Popular Force units. On the civic action front the division has treated over 275,000 patients at MEDCAPS, air-dropped over 240 million PSYOPS leaflets, broadcast over 700 hours of PSYOPS messages, helped Vietnamese build four schools and repair 19 others, construct three dispensaries and 46 playgrounds and distribute over 260 tons of food, clothing and health supplies to Vietnamese villagers.

The source for this information was 6801AR.AVN supplied by Les Hines


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