Army Reporter information
for 25 INF DIV
3/4 CAV

For date 680525


25 INF DIV was a US Army unit
3/4 CAV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
South Vietnam
Location, Saigon
Description: The following is an edited version from the weekly Vietnam Communique column in the 25 May 1968 issue. The 25th Inf Div killed almost 200 enemy recently within 20 miles of Saigon. Sweeping the area of battle that lasted two days, elements of the 1/27th Inf and the 3/4th Cav brought the number of enemy killed to 134. Four Americans were killed and 21 wounded in the heavy fighting that was supported by helicopter gunships, artillery and tactical airstrikes. The U.S. soldiers captured rifles, pistols, a rocket grenade launcher, a mortar, radios and an assortment of grenades and ammunition. Twenty-one enemy were killed by a combined force from the 1/27th Inf and the 2/34th Arm in a battle that broke out nine miles west of Saigon. After an hour of fighting the enemy retreated, but the U.S. forces pursued them until early afternoon. The 2/27th Inf engaged an estimated two VC platoons NW of Saigon. Twenty-four enemy were reported killed by the ground forces and five by supporting helicopter gunships. One U.S. infantryman was killed and one wounded in the fighting. The 3/22nd Inf found 10 enemy bodies while sweeping through an area 17 miles NW of Saigon where fighting took place earlier. They captured rifles, RPG launchers, and small arms ammunition.

The source for this information was 6805AR.AVN supplied by Les Hines


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