Army Reporter information
for 4 INF DIV
3 ARVN CAV
2/1 CAV

For date 680831


4 INF DIV was a US Army unit
3 ARVN CAV was a Vietnamese Army unit
2/1 CAV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Kontum Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Kontum
Description: The following is an edited version from the weekly Vietnam Communique column in the 31 Aug 1968 issue. The 4th Inf encountered a week of light contact with the enemy except for one major battle. The Div's toll on the enemy was 53 killed. Elements of the 3rd ARVN Cavalry, along with a reaction platoon from the 2/1st Cav, OPCONed to the 4th Inf, foiled an attempted NVA ambush, killing 31 enemy. The following day the soldiers found 10 more bodies bringing the toll to 41 enemy killed. In the third day of enemy harassment of convoys along Highway 14 in Kontum Province, an estimated force of two NVA companies attacked a 4th Div convoy 14 miles south of Kontum with mortar, recoilless rifle, small arms, and rocket and machinegun fire. Armored cars from the 4th MP Company immediately returned the fire. At the outbreak of the attack, tanks and armored cavalry assault vehicles of the 3rd ARVN Cavalry and the 2/1st Cav, which had been deployed along the highway in anticipation of possible contact, began to pour heavy fire into the enemy positions. Under the onslaught of allied armor the enemy broke contact, leaving 41 killed behind.

The source for this information was 6808AR.AVN supplied by Les Hines


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