Army Reporter information
for 25 INF DIV
2/506 ABN
4/23 INF

For date 680914


25 INF DIV was a US Army unit
2/506 ABN was a US Army unit
4/23 INF was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Tay Ninh Province, III Corps, South Vietnam
Location, FSB RAWLINS
Description: The following is an edited version from the weekly Vietnam Communique column in the 14 Sep 1968 issue. In a week of moderate action soldiers of the 25th Inf Div killed 72 enemy soldiers and found the bodies of 150 others killed in earlier action. Infantrymen of the 4/23rd Inf guarding FSB Rawlings east of Tay Ninh counted 27 enemy bodies after they had repulsed a ground and mortar attack. They recovered three machineguns and ammunition for mortars and small arms as well as grenades and bangalore torpedoes. Two wounded suspects were detained. There were no U.S. fatalities in the encounter but 15 Americans were wounded. Sweeping the area of an earlier contact near Trang Bang, elements of the 2/506th Abn, 101st Abn Div operating under the control of the 25th found the bodies of 86 enemy soldiers killed previously. Mortar and small arms ammunition were also found. Seventeen suspects were detained. Another battalion unit apprehended five suspects after receiving heavy automatic weapons and small arms fire four miles north of Trang Bang.

The source for this information was 6809AR.AVN supplied by Les Hines


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