Army Reporter information
for 9 INF DIV

For date 680831


9 INF DIV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
An Xuyen Province, IV Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Tan An
Description: The following is an edited version from the weekly Vietnam Communique column in the 31 Aug 1968 issue. In two days of fighting 11 miles SE of Tan An, elements from all three Bdes of the 9th Inf Div and supporting units killed 104 VC and captured 26 weapons. Action began when soldiers of the 5/60th Inf were inserted into a LZ and immediately made contact with the enemy. As fighting continued into the afternoon additional troops were moved into the area to encircle the enemy. Artillery, airstrikes and gunships were called in to support the infantrymen as intermittent contact continued throughout the night. The following morning the infantrymen made contact with the enemy again. Just after daylight the contact was broken and a sweep of the battle area disclosed 104 bodies.

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


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