Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV
123 AVN

For date 680912


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. 147 September 13 CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Action remained scattered in the Americal Division's southern I Corps Tactical Zone yesterday as Division forces and supporting elements accounted for 29 VC and four NVA killed, two crew-served and three individual weapons captured. Fighting in the 11th Inf. Bde's. area of operations yesterday resulted in 14 VC and four NVA killed, two suspects detained, and two crew-served and three individual weapons captured. A Vietnamese national recently escaped from the Viet Cong (who had used him as impressed labor) led troops of a 4th Bn., 3d Inf. company to a complete 105mm howitzer buried near the base of a hill eight miles west of Quang Ngai City. The Vietnamese had been forced to help bury the howitzer during the last TET offensive. "Aero Scouts" of the 123d Avn. Bn. killed a total of eight VC in four separate contacts yesterday 15 miles west of Quang Ngai City. Later the "Aero Scouts" killed an NVA and captured his AK-47 one mile southwest of the Ha Thanh Special Forces Camp. The "Aero Scouts" also detained two suspects west of Quang Ngai City. One of the suspects had blood on his clothing, but no wounds. Soldiers of a 3d Bn., 1st Inf. company killed three NVA and captured two AK-47 rifles and one RPD light machine gun in separate actions near the Ha Thanh Special Forces Camp yesterday. Yesterday morning two evading VC were killed by a 1st Bn., 20th Inf. company eight miles north of Duc Pho. Later in the day the "Sykes Regulars" killed another VC in a firefight 11 miles north of LZ Bronco. In other action yesterday the U.S. Air Force killed three VC during an air strike 12 miles west of Quang Ngai City. "Charger" units of the 196th Inf. Bde. killed 12 VC yesterday in the Operation Wheeler/Wallowa. "Legionnaires" of a 2d Bn., 21st Inf. company engaged and killed one evading VC 25 miles northwest of Tam Ky. "Polar Bears" of a 4th Bn., 31st Inf. company called an air strike on an area where an aircraft previously received fire, killing one VC 31 miles west of Tam Ky. In an area centered 15 miles west of Tam Ky, "Gimlets" of two 3d Bn., 21st Inf. killed four VC in two contacts 12 miles southwest of Hoi An. A reconnaissance element of the 4th Bn., 21st Inf. killed four VC in two contacts 12 miles southwest of Hoi An. A 4th Bn., 21st Inf. company engaged a group of VC hiding in a tunnel 29 miles west of Tam Ky, killing three of them. Three VC were killed in light scattered activity in the 198th Inf. Bde. area yesterday. A force from a 5th Bn., 46th Inf. company led by CPT Lawrence G. Johnson (Westchester, IL) engaged two VC yesterday afternoon 23 miles northwest of Chu Lai. One VC was killed by the "Professionals" in that jungle skirmish. An element of the 1st Bn., 6th Inf. "Regulars" discovered a series of six spider holes while sweeping the ridge line west of Chu Lai. Gunships of "F" Troop, 8th Cav. supporting 198th ground troops, reported killing two VC and destroying four camouflaged enemy huts yesterday afternoon 15 miles west of Chu Lai. "Brave and Bold" soldiers and medics of the 198th treated 545 Vietnamese yesterday during five MEDCAPs. No significant contacts were reported in the 1st Sqdn., 1st Armored Cav's. area of operations yesterday. Division forces suffered two soldiers killed and eight wounded and evacuated for medical treatment.

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