Battle of Xom Bung information
for 1 INF DIV

For date 680106

1 INF DIV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
South Vietnam
Location, Xom Bung
Description: While conducting a search four miles southeast of Lai Khe, A/2/18th Inf, 1st Inf Div entered the basecamp of the VC Phu Loi Bn and made heavy contact. The 2/2nd Mech Inf reinforced along with air and arty. The battle raged throughout the day. A sweep that evening revealed 58 VC dead but FACs estimated there were 15 more in areas the Inf could not reach. The 2/18th was extracted back to FSB Normandy I. Arty was applied all night and the next day the 2/18th air-assaulted the area again. Their sweep turned up an additional 27 VC KIAs for a total of 100.

The source for this information was Turner 1st Inf P:27 & 51

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