Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV
123 AVN

For date 680923


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. 158 September 24 CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Action was light and scattered in the Americal Division's southern I Corp Tactical Zone yesterday as Division forces accounted for 15 VC killed. Scattered light action in Quang Ngai Province yesterday resulted in eight VC killed and two suspects detained during operations by "Jungle Warriors" of the 11th Inf. Bde. "Aero Scouts" of the 123rd Avn. Bn. killed six VC at the base of a hill 35 miles northeast of Duc Pho. Infantrymen of a 3rd Bn., 1st Inf. company killed two VC in separate actions four miles west and northwest of Duc Pho. In other action, soldiers of a 4th Bn., 3rd Inf. company detained two VC suspects one mile north of Duc Pho. "Charger" units of the 196th Inf. Bde. killed six VC in Operation Wheeler/Wallowa and Burlington Trail yesterday. The recon. plt. of the 4th Bn., 21st Inf. killed one VC in Operation Wheeler/Wallowa near Thang Binh. A 1st Bn., 52nd Inf. company found five VC bodies nine miles west of Tam Ky during operations in the Burlington Trail area. The VC had been killed by an air strike. "Brave and Bold" soldiers of the 198th Inf. Bde. killed one VC in light scattered action yesterday. A company of the 5th Bn., 46th Inf. commanded by 1LT James J. Frazier (Decatur, IL) killed one VC yesterday while making a sweep southwest of Chu Lai. Civic Action soldiers of the 198th led by CPT Robert S. Hardy Jr. (Toledo, OH) over a period of two days distributed 600 pounds of food, 70 pounds of clothing, 60 blankets, and assorted medical supplies to citizens of Binh Son. The citizens of Binh Son were victims of a VC attack four nights ago. The 1st Sqdn., 1st Armored Cav. reported no contacts in their area of operations yesterday. Division forces suffered one soldier killed and 23 wounded and evacuated for medical treatment.

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