Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV
123 AVN
F/8 CAV
1/1 CAV

For date 680924


23 INF DIV was a US Army unit
123 AVN was a US Army unit
F/8 CAV was a US Army unit
1/1 CAV 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. 159 September 25 CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO)--Units of the Americal Division killed 92 NVA and 8 VC and captured 4 individual weapons yesterday in contacts throughout the division area of operations. The heaviest contact was in Operation Burlington Trail, as units of the 1st Sqdn., 1st Armored Cav., "F" Trp., 8th CAV. and a company of the 11th Bde's., 4th Bn., 21st Inf. killed 92 NVA and captured one AK-47 rifle in contacts throughout the afternoon. The "Gimlets" accounted for 22 NVA, "A" Trp., of the "Dragoons" killed 33 NVA, "B" Trp., killed 23 NVA and "F" Trp., 8th Cav. counted 14 NVA dead. "Charger" units of the 196th Inf. Bde. killed five VC in Operation Wheeler/Wallowa yesterday. The command and control helicopter from the 3d Bn., 21st Inf. engaged and killed one VC on a trail leading to LZ Center 21 miles west of Tam Ky. A 2d Bn., 1st Inf. company 16 miles south of Hoi An came under automatic weapons fire yesterday, and returned the fire, killing one VC Later the company spotted two VC evading into a hole They were engaged with M-26 grenades, resulting in two VC killed. A 4th Bn., 21st Inf. company killed one VC with small arms fire 11 miles southwest of Hoi An. "Brave and Bold" soldiers of the 198th Inf. Bde. killed two VC and captured two individual weapons during light and scattered contacts in Operation Burlington Trail yesterday. "Aero Scouts" of the 123d Avn. Bn. killed one evading VC nine miles south of Chu Lai. Two companies from the 1st Bn., 52d Inf. killed one VC and captured one Chicom type 53 rifle and a .45 cal. pistol yesterday while making a sweep 12 miles west of Tam Ky. One of the companies uncovered a 700 pound rice cache while sweeping the area. Civic Action soldiers of the 198th Inf. Bde. treated 255 Vietnamese during five MEDCAPs yesterday. Light action in the 11th Inf. Bde. area of operations resulted in one VC killed, four suspects detained and one weapon captured. Troops of a 3d Bn., 1st Inf., company killed one VC and captured one .45 cal. pistol, documents, and 7.62mm ammo. near Highway 1 four miles south of Duc Pho. In other action the command and control element of the 4th Bn., 3d Inf. detained four suspects near a beach seven miles southeast of Duc Pho. The four suspects were carrying false ID cards. Division forces suffered two soldiers killed and 34 wounded and evacuated for medical treatment.

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