Army Reporter information
for 101 ABN
1/502 ABN

For date 680525


101 ABN was a US Army unit
1/502 ABN was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation CARENTAN II
Thua Thien Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Pha Tam Giang Bay
Description: The following is an edited version from the weekly Vietnam Communique column in the 25 May 1968 issue. The 101st Airborne Division continued their pursuit of the enemy in Operation Carentan II, killing 72 enemy and capturing seven weapons in scattered action. The largest action took place near Pha Tam Giang Bay five miles north of Hue. A company of the 1/502nd Infantry surprised a reinforced NVA platoon. The paratroopers forced the enemy to withdraw to positions on the bay. Small arms fire and supporting artillery drove the enemy from his position and contact was lost. Forty-one NVA soldiers were killed in the battle. Thirty-one additional enemy were killed in widely scattered actions the same day.

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


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