Army Reporter information
for 23 INF DIV
Operation = WALLOW
3 BDE 1 CAV

For date 680113


23 INF DIV was a US Army unit
3 BDE 1 CAV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation WHEELER
Quang Nam Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Que Son
Description: The following is an edited version from the weekly Vietnam Communique column in the 13 Jan 1968 issue. Gunships of the division's 14th CAB supported an ARVN battalion which killed 111 enemy soldiers in Quang Ngai Province during a six-hour battle. One of the gunships reported killing 17 while another reported killing 15 of the enemy. In Operation Wheeler/Wallow, units of the 3d Bde, 1st Cav Div killed 22 enemy along the Truong Giang River near Que Son. Infantrymen of the 1/7th Cav airassaulted into the area and flushed out the enemy and gunships rolled in and engaged the Communist forces. One hundred and forty enemy weapons were uncovered in the largest enemy cache for the 196th LIB in Operation Wheeler/Wallowa. The brigade also uncovered 6700 pounds of enemy rice which was evacuated for redistribution to needy refugees.

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


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