Army Reporter information
25 INF DIV was a US Army unit
for 25 INF DIV
For date 680525
3/4 CAV was a US Army unit
1/27 INF was a US Army unit
2/34 ARM was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation TOAN THANG
Hau Nghia Province, III Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Cu Chi
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 Cavalry 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 Armor 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 Infantry 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.
This issue also contained a short article entitled Gunships Kill 24 In Assault which states: Gunships of the 188th AHC, 1st Avn Bde recently killed 24 enemy soldiers in an assault against a suspected enemy base camp NW of Tay Ninh. In support of elements of the 25th Inf Div, the gunships surprised the enemy in an open area and poured heavy concentrations of firepower upon a large number of enemy soldiers. The 188th's troop carriers then inserted infantry troops in the area, who conducted several successful assaults against the remaining enemy.
The source for this information was 6805AR.AVN supplied by Les Hines
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