Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV
123 AVN
174 AHC

For date 680906

23 INF DIV was a US Army unit
123 AVN was a US Army unit
174 AHC was a US Army unit
F/8 CAV 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. 141 September 7 CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Action increased in the Americal Division's southern I Corps Tactical Zone yesterday as Division forces and supporting elements killed 23 VC, one NVA and captured one crew-served and five individual weapons. Fighting erupted west of Quang Ngai City yesterday as 11th Inf. Bde. "Jungle Warriors" and supporting elements killed 20 VC, detained 14 suspects and captured one crew-served and four individual weapons. "E" Troop, 1st Sqdn, 1st Cav. killed one evading VC six miles west of Quang Ngai City. "Sharks" of the 174th Aviation Company killed two VC in separate actions eight and 10 miles west of the Province Capital. A 3d Bn., 1st Inf. company killed three VC and captured two AK-47 rifles near a tunnel complex eight miles southwest of Quang Ngai City. Another company of the battalion killed two more VC in a small valley 10 miles west of metropolitan Quang Ngai. "Aero Scouts" of the 123rd Aviation Bn., led the day's total with 11 VC killed. Ten of the VC killed in action nine miles northwest of Quang Ngai were wearing Khaki uniforms. In that contact one M-1 carbine, one RPG, one AK-50, and documents were captured. "Aero Scouts" killed the other VC near highway 58 in the same site. The "Aero Scouts" also detained five suspects in the area west of Quang Ngai City. A reconnaissance element of the 4th Bn., 3d Inf. detained six suspects in separate actions. Three of the suspects were captured near a large tunnel complex near a trail seven miles northwest of the Province Capital. Later a 4th Bn., 3d Inf. company killed one VC in the same area. A 3d Bn., 1st Inf. company detained two suspects west of Quang Ngai. In the same area a 4th Bn., 3d Inf. company detained one VC suspect. Light action in the 196th Inf. Bde's area of operations accounted for one VC killed and one individual weapon captured. An Americal Division reconnaissance patrol observed a group of VC evade into a hut. An artillery fire mission called, resulting in one VC killed 25 miles northwest of Tam Ky. A 4th Bn., 31st Inf. company found one French SMG 36 miles west of Tam Ky Action slowed down yesterday as 198th Inf. Bde. soldiers reported one NVA killed. Yesterday morning a 1st Bn., 6th Inf. company discovered an NVA grave west of Chu Lai. Another "Regulars" company operating in the same area found a small unit base camp. Yesterday afternoon a 1st Bn., 46th Inf. company found an NVA pack containing documents and detained one suspect. Two other 198th Inf. Bde. units detained two additional suspects during search and clear operations. A 5th Bn., 46 Inf. company found three small tunnels while checking and area after receiving sniper fire. The 1st Sqdn., 1st Armored Cav. reported two VC killed by "F" Troop 8th Cav., one in the Burlington Trail area and one in the Operation Wheeler/Wallowa area. Division forces suffered 6 soldiers killed and six wounded and evacuated for treatment.

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