Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV
123 AVN

For date 680921

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. 156 September 22 CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Action remained light and scattered in the Americal Division's southern I Corps Tactical Zone yesterday as Division forces accounted for 23 VC killed and two individual weapons captured. "Charger" units of the 196th Inf. Bde. killed 14 VC and captured two individual weapons in Operations Wheeler/Wallowa yesterday. In two separate incidents centered nine miles south of Hoi An, a recon. plt. of the 4th Bn., 21st Inf. killed a total of 12 evading VC with small arms and M-79 fire. A 3d Bn., 21st Inf. company found one M-1 carbine and one .45 cal. pistol in an area centered 13 miles west of Tam Ky. A 2d Bn., 1st Inf. company killed two VC in two separate contacts near Que Son. Light enemy contacts by 11th Inf. Bde. "Jungle Warriors" resulted in seven VC killed and five VC suspects detained during operations in Quang Ngai Province. Troops of a 1st Bn., 20th Inf. company led by CPT George F. Robb (Strongsville, OH) killed six VC yesterday in three separate actions. The first three VC were killed in a tunnel at the base of a hill seven miles south of Ha Thanh. In the second contact the "Sykes Regulars" killed one VC in a hole and one trying to evade near huts eight miles south of Ha Thanh Special Forces Camp. Later the company killed an evading VC near a clearing eight miles south of Ha Thanh. Soldiers of another 1st Bn., 20th Inf. company spotted a VC in a hole near a stream seven miles south of Ha Thanh. When the VC refused to come out, grenades were thrown in killing one VC. Troops of a 4th Bn., 3d Inf. company detained four suspects yesterday morning seven miles north of Duc Pho. A mine sweep team from a company of the 19th Eng. Bn. received automatic weapons fire from the east side of Highway 1 yesterday. The team returned the fire, resulting in one VC suspect detained four miles north of Duc Pho. "Brave and Bold" soldiers of the 198th Inf. Bde. reported one VC killed yesterday during light and scattered action in their area of operations. "Aero Scouts" of the 123d Avn. Bn. flying in support of the 198th killed on evading VC northwest of Chu Lai yesterday. The 1st Sqdn., 1st Armored Cav. reported one VC killed by "Dragoons" of their "B" Troop yesterday afternoon 20 miles west of Chu Lai. Division forces suffered two soldiers wounded and evacuated for medical treatment.

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