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

For date 680916

23 INF DIV was a US Army unit
A/123 AVN was a US Army unit
174 AHC 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. 151 September 17 CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Action was light and scattered yesterday in the Americal Division's southern I Corps Tactical Zone as Division forces and supporting elements accounted for 13 VC killed and two individual weapons recovered. "Charger" units of the 196th Inf. Bde. killed eight VC and recovered two individual weapons in scattered action in Operation Wheeler/Wallowa yesterday. In two separate actions a 3d Bn., 21st Inf. company killed a total of three VC in an area 14 miles west of Tam Ky. Another "Gimlet" company of the 4th Bn., 21st Inf. killed one evading VC with small arms fire eight miles south of Hoi An. The Bde. command and control helicopter killed three evading VC 19 miles west of Tam Ky (Note-A/123d Avn Bn Pelican helicopter). Bde. aerial observers called artillery on suspected VC locations 17 miles northwest of Tam Ky, killing one VC. A company of the 2d Bn., 1st Inf. at LZ Ross (approximately 20 miles west of Tam Ky) received two 105mm rounds, 10 M-26 hand grenades, 10 4.2 inch rounds, seven 81mm mortar rounds, six 60mm mortar rounds, three M-79 rounds, one 90mm recoilless rifle round, 300 rounds of M-60 ammunition, and two LAWS under the Voluntary Informant Program yesterday. Action in the 11th Inf. Bde's. area of operations was light and scattered yesterday as "Jungle Warriors" combined with "Shark" gunships of the 174th Avn. Co. to kill four VC and detain 11 suspects. Elements of the 3d Bn., 1st Inf. detained 10 suspects for questioning in Operation Champaign Grove, 12 miles west of Quang Ngai City yesterday. 11th Bde. MPs led by SSG Lones A. Warren (Greenville, SC) and "Sharks" of the 174th Avn. Co. killed four VC and detained one suspect five miles southeast of Duc Pho; as the gunships entered the area they spotted one VC evading to the west. The helicopters landed and SSG Warren's men took the VC under fire, killing him. Shortly afterward the gunships cornered four VC in a hut As the MPs approached, the VC fled The "Sharks" killed one of the fleeing VC and MPs killing the two VC and detained the fourth. Action slowed yesterday as one VC was killed in the 198th Inf. Bde's. area of operations. "Aero Scouts" of the 123d Avn. Bn. working south of Chu Lai engaged two VC killing one Four hand grenades were recovered from the VC's body. Six suspects were detained yesterday by "Brave and Bold" soldiers and supporting units ARVN troops operating with a 1st Bn., 52d Inf. company detained three suspects in two separate incidents. All three of the suspects were carrying weapons. A 1st Bn., 6th Inf. company commanded by CPT Thomas K. Chapman (Schofield Barracks, HI) detained one wounded suspect in the "rocket ridge" area west of Chu Lai. "Aero Scouts" detained two additional suspects. Civic Action soldiers of the Bde treated 136 Vietnamese yesterday during two medical visits. Division forces suffered one soldier killed and four wounded and evacuated for medical treatment.

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