Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV
123 AVN

For date 680930

23 INF DIV was a US Army unit
123 AVN was a US Army unit
F/8 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. 165 Tuesday October 1 CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Americal Division soldiers accounted for 18 VC killed and five individual weapons captured in southern I Corps Tactical Zone yesterday Soldiers of the 198th Inf. Bde. reported nine VC killed yesterday in their area of operations. Sunday evening an aerial observer spotted a group of 10 VC south of Chu Lai. Artillery was called in as the observer made adjustments. A search of the area yesterday revealed the effectiveness of the air adjusted artillery fire. Eight VC bodies were found at the site. In the Burlington Trail area a 1st Bn., 52d Inf. company led by CPT Floyd W. McLean, Jr. (Ft. Sill, OK) found the body of one VC who had been killed previously during an attack on a fire support base west of Tam Ky. Two hand grenades were found on the dead man's body. Civic Action soldiers of the Bde. treated 141 Vietnamese civilians during two MEDCAPs yesterday. Scattered contacts in Quang Ngai Province yesterday resulted in five VC killed, nine suspects detained, and two individual weapons captured by 11th Inf. Bde. "Jungle Warriors". The 1st Bn., 20th Inf. combined with "Aero Scouts" of the 123d Avn. Bn. yesterday morning in killing four VC and capturing two weapons near a bridge eight miles northwest of Quang Ngai City. "Sykes Regulars" and an "Aero Scout" gunship cornered and killed two of the VC near the bridge. A few minutes later the combined forces killed the other two VC who were fleeing from the scene. One M-1 rifle, one BAR, two sets of web gear, and documents were captured in that action. "Always First" soldiers of a 3d Bn., 1st Inf, company detained three VC suspects in two separate actions in an area centered eight miles north of Duc Pho. Two of the suspects were found hiding in a hut. The third was detained near a village. "Old Guard" soldiers of a 4th Bn., 3d Inf. company found one VC killed while making a sweep across a trail three miles southwest of Duc Pho. The VC had been killed earlier when helicopter gunships fired on the area. The command and control helicopter of the 4th Bn., 3d Inf. spotted five military age males digging a grave beside a trail one mile southwest of Duc Pho. All five had pack marks on their shoulders and were detained by the "Old Guard" soldiers. In other 11th Bde. activity , "Always First" soldiers of a 3d Bn., 1st Inf. company detained one VC suspect Sunday night. The suspect was caught sleeping in a hut near Highway 1, five miles north of Duc Pho. The "Always First" soldiers became suspicious of the hut while moving to a night location. "Dragoons" of the 1st Sqdn., 1st Armored Cav. reported three VC killed, three individual weapons captured, and 29 suspects detained in their area of operations yesterday. "C" Trp., 1st Sqdn. killed three VC and detained 13 VC suspects in an area centered 14 miles northwest of Tam Ky. "Blue Ghosts" of "F" Trp., 8th Cav. detained 14 VC suspects in the same area. In an area centered eight miles northwest of Tam Ky, "A" Trp., 1st Sqdn. detained two VC suspects. A detainee led "Dragoons" of Hq and Hq Trp., to three K-44 rifles hidden in a tunnel northeast of Tam Ky. "Charger" units of the 196th Inf. Bde. accounted for one VC killed yesterday in Operation Wheeler/Wallowa. One VC body was found five miles northwest of Tam Ky by "Guardians" of a 2d Bn., 1st Inf. company. The VC, who had been killed by artillery, had been dead at least one day. Americal Division forces suffered the loss of two soldiers killed and six wounded and evacuated for medical treatment yesterday.

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