Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV
123 AVN

For date 681001

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. 166 Wednesday October 2. CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Americal Division soldiers reported two VC killed and 14 suspects detained in southern I Corps Tactical Zone yesterday. 11th Inf. Bde. "Jungle Warriors" reported one VC killed and 11 suspects detained during operations in Quang Ngai Province yesterday. In action near Duc Pho, "Old Guard" soldiers of a 4th Bn., 3d Inf. company killed one evading VC near a trail one mile southwest of Duc Pho. The company also detained one VC suspect who had no ID card near the same site. Recon. troops of the 3d Bn., 1st Inf. detained four VC suspects near abandoned railroad tracks 11 miles northwest of Duc Pho. Three of the suspects were caught as they tried to flee on bicycles. Soldiers of another 3d Bn., 1st Inf. company detained two evading VC suspects near a hut two miles north of Duc Pho. "Always First" soldiers of another 3d Bn., 1st Inf. company detained one suspected VC who had no ID card three miles northwest of Duc Pho. In other action "Old Guard" soldiers of a 4th Bn., 3d Inf. company detained one VC suspect whose ID card had been altered. The suspect was caught near Highway 1, eight miles south of Duc Pho. "Sykes Regulars" of the 1st Bn. 20th Inf. combined with "Aero Scouts" of the 123d Avn. Bn. to detain one VC suspect hiding atop a hill, five miles northwest of Quang Ngai City. "Dragoons" of the 1st Sqdn., 1st Armored Cav. reported one VC killed, one VC captured, and two suspects detained in their area of operations yesterday. "Blue Ghosts" of "F" Trp., 8th Cav. killed one VC 15 miles west of Tam Ky. "C" Trp., wounded one VC in a contact 10 miles northeast of Tam Ky yesterday. The VC was evacuated for medical treatment and interrogation. Two VC suspects were detained in the same area. Forward air controllers flying in support of the 198th Inf. Bde. ground forces directed 18 air strikes against an unknown size enemy force west of Tam Ky. The air strikes ignited five secondary fires and destroyed four enemy bunkers. 390 Vietnamese civilians were treated as a result of five MEDCAPs conducted yesterday, three by "Professionals" of the 5th Bn., 46th Inf., and two by "Regulars" of the 1st Bn., 6th Inf. 196th Inf. Bde. "Chargers" reported no contacts yesterday in their area of operations. One Americal Division soldier was killed and 22 were wounded and evacuated for medical treatment yesterday.

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