Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV
123 AVN

For date 680829


23 INF DIV 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. 133 dated August 30. CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Action decreased in the Americal Division's southern I Corps Tactical Zone yesterday as Division forces and supporting elements accounted for 11 VC killed and two individual weapons captured. In the 11th Brigade area of operations around Mo Duc and Duc Pho, ground units killed seven VC and apprehended 10 suspects in scattered action. "Always First" soldiers of the 3d Battalion, 1st Infantry detained nine suspects for questioning during yesterdays operations. Two rifle companies of the battalion led by 1LT Vincent Satariano (Chicago, IL) and 1LT Eugene S. Phillips (Killeen, TX) killed a total of five VC in three separate contacts north of Duc Pho and east of Mo Duc. "Sykes Regulars" of the 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry reported a total of two VC killed in two incidents south of Duc Pho. "Charger" units of the 196th Infantry Brigade killed three VC and captured one weapon in Operation Wheeler/Wallowa area yesterday. A Recon element of the 3d Battalion 21st Infantry killed one VC with small arms fire 16 miles west of Tam Ky yesterday "Gimlets" of a Company of the 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry company killed a total of two VC in two separate incidents nine miles west of Tam Ky. "Guardians" of a 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry company uncovered one M-1 carbine 21 miles northwest of Tam Ky. Action in the 198th Infantry Brigade area of operation was light and scattered yesterday as "Brave and Bold" soldiers and supporting elements killed one VC, detained two suspects, and captured one weapon. A company of the 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry led by CPT Lawrence G. Johnson (Westhester, IL) killed one VC northwest of Chu Lai yesterday morning. A group of NVA fled leaving behind one AK-47 rifle yesterday when "Aero Scouts" of the 123d Aviation Company swooped down on the northwest of Chu Lai. "Ready Rifles" of the 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry captured one wounded VC south of Chu Lai yesterday morning. The VC was evacuated for medical treatment. A unit of the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry led by CPT Chris N. Martin (Schoefield Barracks, HA) captured one VC yesterday when the "Regulars" won a foot race with the VC trying to outrun the unit. Civic action soldiers of the 198th Infantry Brigade treated 84 Vietnamese yesterday during two medical visits. Units of the 1st Squadron, 1st Armored Cavalry reported no significant contacts in their area of operations yesterday. Division forces suffered one soldier wounded and evacuated for treatment.

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