Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV
123 AVN

For date 680828

23 INF DIV was a US Army unit
F/8 CAV was a US Army unit
123 AVN 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. 132 dated August 29. CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Action remained steady in the Americal Division's southern I Corps Tactical Zone yesterday as Division forces and supporting elements accounted for 16 VC and 16 NVA killed and nine individual weapons captured. Action remained steady yesterday in the 198th Infantry Brigade's area of operations as "Brave and Bold" soldiers and supporting elements reported four VC and eight NVA killed and eight individual weapons captured. Brigade artillery units were credited with the eight NVA killed by artillery Tuesday night. The eight NVA bodies were found northeast of Chu Lai by a company of the 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry the "Professionals" also found three M-16 rifles, three M-1 rifles, one carbine and one AK-47 with the bodies. "Aero Scouts" of the 123d Aviation Company killed one VC near Chu Lai. A company of the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry killed three VC near Chu Lai. Civic Action soldiers of the 198th Infantry Brigade treated 68 Vietnamese yesterday during two medical visits. In action centered in an area nine miles north-northwest of Tam Ky "Dragoons" of the 1st Squadron, 1st Armored Cavalry and supporting elements accounted for eight NVA and one VC killed yesterday. "B" Troop accounted for one NVA killed, "C" Troop killed five of the NVA, "F" Troop, 8th Cavalry killed one of the NVA and one VC and the 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry "Guardians" killed the other NVA. In the 196th Infantry Brigade's area of operations "Charger" units killed eight VC and captured one AK-47 in scattered action. "F" Troop, 17th Cavalry called in artillery on a group of VC resulting in three VC killed 16 miles northwest of Tam Ky. A reconnaissance element of the 4 Battalion, 21st Infantry engaged and killed two evading VC seven miles south of Hoi An. The command and control helicopter of the 4th Battalion, 21st Infantry in two separate incidents killed a total of three VC and captured one AK-47 four miles south of Hoi An Scattered enemy contact in the 11th Brigade's area around Duc Pho yesterday resulted in three VC killed. A fire team led by PFC Edward L Zimmerly (Ambey, IL) from a company of the 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry killed one VC when two VC leaped from a tree and attempted to evade. Later yesterday a squad from the same company led by SP4 Charles N. Schell (St. Paul, MN) killed two evading VC. Americal Division forces suffered four soldiers killed and 22 wounded and evacuated for treatment.

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