Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV
11 INF
123 AVN

For date 680830

23 INF DIV was a US Army unit
11 INF was a US Army unit
123 AVN was a US Army unit
F/8 CAV 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. 134 dated August 31. CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Action increased in the Americal Division southern I Corps Tactical Zone yesterday as Division forces and supporting elements accounted for 23 VC and one NVA killed and five individual weapons captured. Elements of the 196th Infantry Brigade killed nine VC and captured three individual weapons in their area of operations yesterday. A reconnaissance element of the 4th Battalion, 21st Infantry killed one evading VC with small arms fire yesterday 10 miles south of Hoi An. Later the element killed another VC with grenades in the same area. In an area centered eight miles south of Hoi An, a company of the 4th Battalion, 21st Infantry killed a total of four VC in three separate incidents. Another company of the battalion found one carbine in bushes 11 miles south of Hoi An. A company of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry engaged a group of NVA with small arms fire, killing one NVA four miles northeast of Que Son. A company of the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry engaged two evading VC with small arms fire killing one VC 25 miles west of Tam Ky. Later another company of the battalion spotted a group of VC in the open. Artillery was called in, killing one VC 26 miles west of Tam Ky. A reconnaissance element of the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry found one M-1 carbine and one SKS rifle in a hut 24 miles west of Tam Ky. Infantry and Cavalrymen of 198th Infantry combined with "Aero Scouts" of the 123d Aviation Battalion, killed six VC and captured one individual weapon yesterday in the Operation Burlington Trail area. "Aero Scouts" flying in support of the 198th Infantry Brigade yesterday killed three VC in the Operation Burlington Trail area Later the "Aero Scouts" killed another VC southwest of Chu Lai. A company of the 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry killed one VC and captured one M-1 carbine when they returned fire on a sniper in the Operation Burlington Trail area. Yesterday morning "H" Troop, 17th Cavalry engaged a group of VC south of Vinh Son, killing one VC. Action in the 11th Infantry Brigade's area of operations remained scattered yesterday as the "Jungle Warriors" and supporting elements killed six VC, captured one weapon, and detained two suspects. A gunship from "Primo Aviation Limited" killed one evading VC 12 miles north of LZ Bronco. In the jungle eight miles southwest of Duc Pho, SP4 Alberto Rodriguez (Kerrelville, TX), point man for a reconnaissance element of the 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, encountered two VC. The two VC fired at Rodriguez and fled. Rodriguez returned fire, killing one of the VC. One K-44 rifle was taken from the dead enemy. Yesterday afternoon the Command and Control helicopter from the 3d Battalion, 1st Infantry detained one VC suspect 11 miles north of the "Jungle Warrior's" home. The 11th Brigade's 52nd Military Intelligence Detachment killed two evading VC in rice paddies four miles north of Duc Pho. Action in the 1st Squadron, 1st Armored Cavalry's area of operations increased slightly yesterday as "F" Troop, 8th Cavalry killed two VC and detained two VC suspects. Americal Division forces suffered one soldier killed and two wounded and evacuated for medical treatment.

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