Americal Daily News Sheets information
23 INF DIV was a US Army unit
for 23 INF DIV
For date 680827
F/8 CAV was a US Army unit
174 AHC was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Quang Tin Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Chu Lai
Description: The following is an edited version from the Americal Daily News Sheets Vol. 2 No. 131 dated August 28.
CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Action slowed in the Americal Division's southern I Corps Tactical Zone yesterday as Division forces accounted for 16 NVA and 14 VC killed, three NVA detained, two crew-served weapons and seven individual weapons captured.
Action in the 1st Squadron, 1st Armored Cavalry's area of operations slowed yesterday as "Dragoons" and supporting elements accounted for 16 NVA and two VC killed, three NVA detained, two crew-served weapons and six individual weapons captured in an area centered seven miles west of Tam Ky.
"A" Troop accounted for eight of the NVA killed, three AK-47s and two 12.7mm anti-aircraft guns captured.
A company of the 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry engaged a group of NVA late yesterday, killing four NVA 13 miles west of Tam Ky.
A company of the 4th Battalion, 21st Infantry accounted for two NVA killed, three AK-47s and one NVA detained.
"F" Troop, 8th Cavalry killed two NVA and two VC.
In scattered light action yesterday the 196th Infantry Brigade killed six VC.
A company of the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry received two hand grenades on their perimeter early yesterday morning Flares were fired and the enemy was engaged with small arms fire and hand grenades, resulting in four VC killed 23 miles west of Tam Ky.
A company of the 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry observed two VC evading 13 miles west of Tam Ky The enemy was engaged with small arms fire, killing both VC.
198th Infantry Brigade soldiers killed two VC during light scattered action yesterday.
"H" Troop, 17th Cavalry found the body of one VC yesterday morning The cavalrymen had killed the VC earlier in a brief contact south of Tam Ky.
A company of the 39th Engineer Battalion, working in support of the 1st Battalion, 52d Infantry killed one VC attempting to evade south of Chu Lai.
11th Brigade infantrymen reported four VC killed and two suspects apprehended as light action continued yesterday in the Duc Pho area.
"Always First" rifle platoons of the 3d Battalion, 1st Infantry led by 1LT Vincent Satriano (Chicago, IL) and SSG Raymond Sampier (Valley Station, KT) killed two VC in separate contacts while conducting combat sweeps north of Duc Pho.
A company of the 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry killed two VC south of Chu Lai.
"Shark" gunships from the 174th Aviation Company responding to a call from 2d ARVN Division soldiers in conatact with an estimated VC company yesterday six miles east of Quang Ngai, destroyed ten fortified structures and two machine gun positions with rockets and machine gun fire.
Division forces suffered two soldiers killed and 17 wounded and evacuated for treatment.
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