Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV
123 AVN

For date 680907


23 INF DIV 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. 142 September 8 CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Action flared in the Americal Division's southern I Corps Tactical Zone yesterday as division forces and supporting elements accounted for 73 VC killed and two individual weapons captured. Heavy fighting continued five miles west of Quang Ngai City yesterday as 11th Inf. Bde. "Jungle Warriors" reported 66 VC killed, six suspects detained and two individual weapons captured. In a fire fight that began late Friday night the reconnaissance platoon of the 4th Bn., 3rd Inf., killed 28 VC five miles west of Quang Ngai City. "Aero Scouts" of the 123d Aviation Bn. killed 16 VC and detained one suspect in the area west of the province capital. A 3rd Bn., 1st Inf., company killed 10 VC and captured an M-2 carbine in fighting west of the city. A reconnaissance patrol team killed eight VC with the aid of artillery in the jungle west of Duc Pho yesterday. A 3rd Bn., 1st Inf., company detained one suspect and a 3rd Bn., 1st Inf. company captured one AK-47 rifle and found one VC killed by artillery west of Quang Ngai City. In action near Duc Pho a 1st Bn., 20th Inf. company killed one VC near huts seven miles northwest of the "Jungle Warriors" base camp. Action slowed yesterday as 198th Inf. Bde. soldiers killed two VC. Late Friday night an unknown-size enemy force attacked a 1st Bn., 46th Inf. company's position in Operation Burlington Trail area. The "Professionals" returned the fire, killing two VC. Yesterday morning a 1st Bn., 52nd Inf. company commanded by CPT John A. Bierden (Minneapolis, MI) detained on male wearing an NVA shirt. Yesterday afternoon the command control helicopter of the 1st Bn., 6th Inf., detained two suspects. One man was carrying a carbine which he threw away after spotting the command and control helicopter. Civic action soldiers of the 198th Inf. Bde. treated 2,020 Vietnamese this week during MEDCAPs; and the fund for scholarships for Vietnamese students has reached $2,300. In the 196th Inf. Bde's. area of operations yesterday "Charger" units killed five VC in Operation Wheeler/Wallowa. A 3rd Bn., 21st Inf. company with Regional Forces observed two VC evading. The enemy was engaged with small arms fire, killing both VC 19 miles west of Tam Ky. A reconnaissance element of the 4th Bn., 21st Inf. engaged and killed one evading VC with small arms fire 12 miles south of Hoi An. Later the element killed another VC in the same area. A 4th Bn., 21st Inf. company engaged one VC with small arms fire 10 miles south of Hoi An, resulting in one VC killed. No significant contacts were reported in the 1st Sqdn., 1st Armored Cav's. area of operations yesterday. Division forces suffered 10 soldiers killed and 38 wounded and evacuated for treatment.

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