Army Reporter information
25 INF DIV was a US Army unit
for 25 INF DIV
For date 680831
3/4 CAV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Tay Ninh Province, III Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Tay Ninh
Description: The following is an edited version from the weekly Vietnam Communique column in the 31 Aug 1968 issue.
In a week of heavy contact the 25th Inf Div killed 224 VC and NVA soldiers. A series of unsuccessful attacks on several Tropic Lightning bases near Tay Ninh city and heavy fighting within the province capital itself cost the enemy 157 lives. Only nine Americans were killed as the U.S. force halted the main thrust into the city; however, two VC battalions had reportedly infiltrated into the city and set several fires. Fighting began as elements of the 3/4th Cav and 4/23rd Inf with Vietnamese forces pushed the enemy into the southeast third of the city. In an effort to minimize damage to the city, helicopter gunships and Arty fire was not used. The first contact occurred when 2/27th Inf soldiers lying in ambush engaged the rear element of an estimated 300-man force moving on a road towards Tay Ninh.
The source for this information was 6808AR.AVN supplied by Les Hines
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