Army Reporter information
for 199 LIB

For date 680106


199 LIB was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation MANCHESTER
Bien Hoa Province, III Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Bien Hoa
Description: The following is an edited version from the weekly Vietnam Communique column in the 6 Jan 1968 issue. The 199th LIB initiated Operation Manchester and killed 11 enemy during the first day's contacts. As the operation continued two platoons of the 4/12th Inf made heavy contact with the enemy in dug-in and well fortified positions. For two days the infantrymen fought in Bien Hoa Province. An ARVN Marine battalion and two more U.S. battalions were also called into the battle. The sweeping infantrymen found 111 enemy bodies and numerous weapons.

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


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