Army Reporter information
for 25 INF DIV
Location = FSB BUELL II
Location = Ben Cui Rubber Plantation

For date 680928

25 INF DIV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Tay Ninh Province, III Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Tay Ninh
Description: The following is an edited version from the weekly Vietnam Communique column in the 28 Sep 1968 issue. In the heaviest fighting of the week Tropic Lightning soldiers reported killing 340 enemy. Heavy fighting broke out as enemy forces launched mortar attacks on several 25th Div positions near the provincial capital of Tay Ninh and a ground attack near Dau Tieng in Binh Duong Province. The largest action began when an estimated enemy battalion initiated a ground and mortar attack on the defensive position of an element of the 1/5th Inf. The enemy attempted to breach the southern perimeter of the position, located three miles SW of Dau Tieng on the edge of the Ben Cui rubber plantation in Binh Duong Province. Artillery and helicopter gunships were called in and additional units of the battalion reinforced. The enemy withdrew and the mechanized infantrymen counted 99 enemy bodies in front of their positions after the battle. American casualties were light. Soldiers of the 25th repulsed a predawn attack on FSB Buell II killing 76 enemy. Following an intense mortar barrage, an unknown size enemy force hurled itself at the position two miles north of Tay Ninh City. At the height of the attack, more than 50 mortar rounds per minute were striking the base. The American defenders employed more than a thousand rounds of artillery fire along with supporting airstrikes to break the one-hour assault. In the same area where they killed 99 earlier in the week soldiers from the 1/5th Inf killed enemy in another action. Once again their base was hit by enemy small arms, automatic weapons, mortar and RPG fire. During the three-hour battle, the enemy force mounted three ground attacks against the camp but were unable to penetrate the perimeter.

The source for this information was 6809AR.AVN supplied by Les Hines

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