Battle for Thuong Duc information
for A-109 SF DET

From date 680928 to 681019

A-109 SF DET was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation MAUI PEAK
Quang Nam Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Thuong Duc SF Camp
Description: Throughout September the NVA entrenched themselves in the mountains that surrounded the camp on three sides. Just after 0200H elements of the 21st NVA Regt overran two outposts located about 600 yards southwest of the main camp. Later that day, camp forces recaptured both positions in hard fighting. During the next few days, the NVA occupied several villages and drove out their inhabitants. Via a captured Chinese radio the SF learned that the NVA were taking heavy losses from the incessant aerial and artillery pounding. They also learned of a resupply effort and successfully ambushed this in the open fields northwest of the camp on 2 October. The NVA continued to rocket and mortar the camp but all threats to the camp were removed when the U.S. Marines and ARVN battalions moved to clear the area in operations MAUI PEAK and HUNG QUANG 174. The casualties from this battle were KIA: 21 CIDG, 8 RF/PF; WIA, 9 SF, 32 CIDG, 6 RF/PF; NVA KIAs were 68.

The source for this information was Green Berets at War P: 201

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