Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV

For date 680929

23 INF DIV 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. 164 Monday September 30, 1968 CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Americal Division forces reported eight VC and one NVA killed and one individual weapon captured yesterday in the southern I Corps Tactical Zone. Light action yesterday near Duc Pho resulted in one VC killed and five suspects detained during operations by 11th Inf. Bde. "Jungle Warriors". Among huts three miles northwest of Duc Pho, troops of a 3d Bn., 1st Inf. company killed one evading VC and captured enemy documents. "Old Guard" soldiers of a 4th Bn., 3d Inf. company detained three VC suspects in two separate actions four miles southeast of Duc Pho. The "Old Guard" soldiers detained a Vietnamese female trying to evade in a hut and found enemy documents and ID cards without pictures on them. Later they detained two more VC suspects by a trail near the same site. In other action troops of another 4th Bn., 3d Inf. company detained a Vietnamese female without an ID card near a trail five miles south of Duc Pho. The infantrymen also detained one military age male in rice paddies 12 miles north of Duc Pho. Light action in the Operation Wheeler/Wallowa area yesterday resulted in six VC killed by "Charger" units of the 196th Inf. Bde. In an area centered 11 miles southwest of Hoi An, a recon. plt. from the 4th Bn., 21st Inf. killed two VC in two separate actions. A 2d Bn., 1st Inf. company found the body of one VC killed by an air strike 21 miles northwest of Tam Ky. A 3d Bn., 21st Inf. OP called artillery in on a group of VC 18 miles west of Tam Ky, killing one VC. Another 3d Bn., 21st Inf. OP spotted two VC 12 miles west of Tam Ky The "Guardians called in artillery killing both VC. "Brave and Bold" soldiers of the 198th Inf. Bde. reported one VC and one NVA killed, one suspect detained, and one individual weapon captured in Operation Burlington Trail. Yesterday morning a 1st Bn., 52d Inf. company led by 1LT Michael J. Deal (Arlington, VA) spotted two enemy soldiers running six miles west of Tam Ky. The "Ready Rifles" engaged the fleeing enemy killing one NVA. The second surrendered and was evacuated for interrogation. Early yesterday morning an unknown size enemy force attacked a fire support base north of Chu Lai. Units of the 1st Bn., 6th. Inf. repulsed the enemy attack which followed a mortar attack. A search of the area at day-break revealed that one wounded VC and one K-50 rifle had been left behind. The wounded VC was evacuated for medical treatment and interrogation, but died shortly thereafter. Two Vietnamese civilians taking advantage of the Volunteer Informant Program (VIP) yesterday, led soldiers of a 1st Bn., 6th Inf. company to a seven pound satchel charge north of Chu Lai. No enemy contacts were reported by the 1st Sqdn., 1st Armored Cav. yesterday in their area of operations. Two Americal Division soldiers were killed and 30 wounded and evacuated for medical treatment yesterday.

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