Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV
F/8 CAV
123 AVN

For date 680903


23 INF DIV was a US Army unit
F/8 CAV was a US Army unit
123 AVN 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. 138 September 4 CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Action in the Americal Division's southern I Corps Tactical Zone increased slightly yesterday as Division forces and supporting elements accounted for 30 VC killed, 16 NVA killed, and six individual weapons captured. In scattered action throughout the 196th Inf. Bde's area of operations yesterday, "Charger" units killed 16 VC, two NVA, and captured three individual weapons. A company of the 3d Bn., 21st Inf. killed two VC in two separate incidents 18 miles northwest of Tam Ky. In an area 17 miles northwest of Tam Ky, another 3d Bn., 21st Inf. company killed four VC and two NVA in four separate contacts. Reconnaissance elements of the 4th Bn., 21st Inf. killed two VC in two separate contacts yesterday four miles south of Hoi An. A company of the 4th Bn., 21st Inf. engaged and killed one VC six miles south of Hoi An. The unit later killed five VC in the same area. A company of the 2d Bn., 1st Inf. found the body of one VC killed by small arms fire and one M-79 grenade launcher 13 miles south of Hoi An. Another company of the same battalion was led by a VC female to a K-44 rifle concealed in a hut 24 miles northwest of Tam Ky. A company of the 4th Bn., 31st Inf. was fired on by snipers. The unit returned fire killing one VC and capturing one AK-47 33 miles west of Tam Ky. Scattered action in the 11th Inf. Bde's. area of operations yesterday resulted in nine VC killed, eight NVA killed, and three individual weapons captured in Quang Ngai Province. A company of the 1st Bn., 21st Inf. killed eight VC south of Quang Ngai yesterday. Yesterday morning troops of a company of the 3d Bn., 1st Inf. killed one VC, detained one suspect, and captured two hand grenades and ammunition (source material Not Readable) Yesterday afternoon soldiers of another 3d Bn., 1st Inf. company killed three NVA and captured two AK-47 rifles and a pistol belt with grenades five miles west of Quang Ngai City. Later the same unit killed five NVA and captured one AK-47 seven miles west of Quang Ngai. In the 196th Inf. Bde's. area of operations around Chu Lai yesterday "Brave and Bold" soldiers and supporting air power reported six NVA killed, and five VC killed. A search through an area west of Chu Lai by a company of the 1st Bn., 6th Inf. uncovered the bodies of five dead NVA yesterday. The five NVA were killed by fighter bombers flying in support of the battalion Sunday. In the same area a reconnaissance patrol killed two VC. "Aero Scouts" of the 123rd Avn. Bn. and helicopters of "F" Troop 8th Cav engaged and killed two VC in separate action south of Chu Lai yesterday The reconnaissance platoon of the 1st Bn., 6th Inf. located four enemy bunkers containing three 60mm mortar rounds and 350 AK-47 rounds south of Chu Lai yesterday. Later the platoon found the body of one NVA in a grave in the same area. A company of the 5th Bn., 46th Inf. killed one VC east of Tien Phuoc yesterday. Civic Action soldiers of the 196th treated 170 Vietnamese during three MEDCAPS yesterday. Division forces suffered two soldiers killed and 15 wounded and evacuated for treatment.

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