Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV
123 AVN

For date 680917

23 INF DIV was a US Army unit
F/8 CAV 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. 152 September 18 CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Action was scattered yesterday in the Americal Division's southern I Corps Tactical Zone as Division forces and supporting elements accounted for 11 VC and eight NVA killed and one crew-served and four individual weapons captured. "Charger" units of the 196th Inf. Bde. and supporting elements killed eight VC and captured one individual weapon in Operation Wheeler/Wallowa yesterday. The 2d Bn., 1st Inf. command and control helicopter killed two VC 17 miles northwest of Tam Ky. A 4th Bn., 21st Inf. company in two separate incidents nine miles south of Hoi An killed two VC and captured one M-16 rifle The battalion command and control helicopter later killed two VC in the same area. A 3d Bn., 21st Inf. "Gimlet" company killed one evading VC 15 miles west of Tam Ky. "F" Trp., 8th Cav. killed one VC four miles east of Thang Binh. Scattered enemy contacts yesterday resulted in eight NVA and three VC killed, two suspects detained, and three individual and one crew-served weapon captured during operations by 11th Bde. infantrymen in Quang Ngai Province. Troops of a 1st Bn., 20th Inf. company killed three NVA and then discovered a weapons and supply cache containing one RPD light machinegun, two AK-47 rifles, six RPG-7 rocket rounds, six Chicom hand grenades, one M-26 hand grenade, three RPD machinegun drums, over 1500 rounds of AK-47 ammo., 600 rounds of M-16 ammo., pouch, nine NVA packs, one U.S. trip flare, three NVA first aid packs, two NVA helmets, and assorted documents. The cache was found near a trail 20 miles west of Quang Ngai City. "Aero Scouts" of the 123d Avn. Bn. killed two VC in separate actions near huts located near the Tra Khuc river 15 and 16 miles west of Quang Ngai City. The "Scouts" also captured an M-1 carbine and detained one suspect in that action. 11th Bde. MPs from Duc Pho killed an evading VC near a hut four miles northwest of the "Jungle Warriors" home. A 3d Bn., 1st Inf. company killed five NVA yesterday after receiving automatic weapons fire about three miles southwest of Ha Thanh. In action late Monday night troops of a 3d Bn., 1st Inf. company detained one suspect among huts near the Tra Khuc River 15 miles west of Quang Ngai City. Action was light and scattered in the 198th Inf. Bde. area of operations yesterday as "Brave and Bold" soldiers denied the enemy supplies and destroyed booby traps. "Professionals" of a 5th Bn., 46th Inf. company found 400 pounds of rice the VC had cached in the hills northwest of Chu Lai. Later the company found and destroyed three booby traps. Three M-79 rounds were found by a company of the 1st Bn., 6th Inf. as they searched a ridge line west of Chu Lai. Another "Regulars" unit of the 1st Bn., 6th Inf. treated 426 Vietnamese during five MEDCAPs north of Chu Lai yesterday. 1st Bn., 52d Inf. Civic Action soldiers brought the total of civilians treated yesterday to 472 as the "Ready Rifles" attended to 46 more Vietnamese civilians. "Dragoons" of the 1st Sqdn., 1st Armored Cav. reported no significant contacts in their area of operations yesterday. Division forces suffered six soldiers killed and 31 wounded and evacuated for medical treatment.

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