Army Reporter information
23 INF DIV was a US Army unit
for 23 INF DIV
16 CAG 23 INF
For date 680831
196 LIB was a US Army unit
16 CAG 23 INF was a US Army unit
11 LIB was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Quang Nam Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Hoi An
Description: The following is an edited version from the weekly Vietnam Communique column in the 31 Aug 1968 issue.
Americal Div soldiers killed 281 in heavy fighting with NVA and VC soldiers. In one day of fighting the 196th LIB and 16th CAG gunship crews accounted for 65 enemy killed and the capture of 13 enemy weapons. In the days's heaviest contact units from the 4/21st Inf under the operational control of the 196th, teamed with the gunship crews for the kills. The 4/21st Inf soldiers were credited with 37 kills and the gunship crews for the kills and the gunship crews with 28. The action occurred two miles south of Hoi An. (Editor's Note: Speculation is that the gunship unit was the 71st AHC). Air and ground forces in the 11th LIB's area of Quang Ngai Province combined to kill 16 VC and capture six weapons. Aero scouts of B/123rd Avn killed 10 VC and captured 4 weapons south of Quang Ngai. Infantrymen of the battalion were credited with seven of the kills, while gunship crews accounted for three. Other Bde units killed six VC and captured two individual weapons.
The source for this information was 6808AR.AVN supplied by Les Hines
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