Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV

For date 680911

23 INF DIV 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. 145 September 12 CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Action increased slightly yesterday in the Americal Division's southern I Corps Tactical Zone as Division forces and supporting elements accounted for 13 NVA and 13 VC killed and four individual weapons captured. Increased action in the Quang Ngai Province yesterday resulted in 13 NVA and eight VC killed, one suspect detained and four weapons were captured by the 11th Inf. Bde. "Jungle Warriors". The "Aero Scouts" of the 123d Avn. Bn. began the day by detaining one VC suspect and finding one NVA killed by artillery. Later they engaged and killed eight NVA with the aid of artillery. Air strikes near Quang Ngai accounted for four VC killed. The strikes were directed by a 4th Bn., 3d Inf. company. Later in the same vicinity, "Old Guard" soldiers from another company found two .45 cal. sub-machine guns in bushes near a hut that had been destroyed by an air strike. One K-44 rifle was later found in the same area. A 3d Bn., 1st Inf. company killed three NVA west of Quang Ngai. "Always First" soldiers of another company found one NVA soldier killed by artillery. One AK-47 rifle was found with the body. "Sykes Regulars" of a 1st Bn., 20th Inf. company killed two VC eight miles south of Duc Pho. Another company of the battalion killed another two VC in the hill country west of LZ Bronco. Action remained scattered and light in the 198th Inf. Bde's. area of operations yesterday as "Brave and Bold" soldiers killed three VC. A 5th Bn., 46th Inf. company commanded by 1LT Michael Hutton (Austin, TX) engaged two VC fleeing from a village in the Operation Burlington Trail area, killing one. Later two more VC were killed by the "Professionals" in the same area. A company of the 1st Bn., 6th Inf. led by CPT. Francis X. Brennan of Boston, MA) discovered a base camp located in the rocket ridge area west of Chu Lai yesterday. Civic Action soldiers of the Bde. treated 420 Vietnamese during seven medical visits in the last two days. "Chargers" of the 196th Inf. Bde. killed two VC in Operation Wheeler/Wallowa. The reconnaissance platoon of the 4th Bn., 21st Inf. engaged and killed one VC 11 miles south of Hoi An. A 3d Bn., 21st Inf. company engaged and killed one VC with small arms fire 21 miles northwest of Tam Ky. The 1st Sqdn., 1st Armored Cav. reported one suspect detained by their "B" Troop yesterday. Division forces suffered one soldier killed and 15 wounded and evacuated for treatment.

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