Army Reporter information
for 9 INF DIV

For date 680713

9 INF DIV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
South Vietnam
Location, Saigon
Description: The following is an edited version of an article titled "Ivy Crew Chief Chases One, Gets 12 NVA - Rocket Cache" dated 13 July 1968. The 9th Inf Div killed 110 in a week of heavy fighting. The soldiers of the Div encountered the enemy twice in a two day period. Elements of the, 5/60th Inf, 1st Bde quickly moved in on the enemy after they had been spotted 16 miles south of Saigon. Helicopter crews had been patrolling the area earlier and located a large number of heavily bunkered enemy positions. While the mechanized infantrymen were moving in from the east, soldiers from the 2/60th Inf and the 2/39th Inf closed in from the north and west, sealing off an estimated NVA battalion against a river. The two day battle resulted in 82 enemy killed.

The source for this information was 6807AR.AVN supplied by Les Hines

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