Army Reporter information
for 23 INF DIV
196 LIB
123 CAB 23 INF

For date 681019


23 INF DIV was a US Army unit
196 LIB was a US Army unit
123 CAB 23 INF was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation DUKE'S GLADE
Quang Nam Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Hoi An
Description: The following is an edited version from the weekly Vietnam Communique column in the 19 Oct 1968 issue. Americal forces reported 108 Communists killed in a week marked by the launching of Duke's Glade, a reconnaissance-in-force operation which accounted for 19 enemy fatalities in the first five days. The operation is being conducted by a unit from the 4/21st Inf under OPCON to the 196th LIB. The mission is centered in a mountainous region 11 miles SW of Hoi An. In other action elements of the 1/20th Inf, supported by gunships from the 123rd CAB, accounted for 11 VC killed and one suspect detained in a day-long series of contact 10 miles NE of Quang Ngai City. Other Div forces killed 19 enemy and detained 16 suspects on the same day during scattered action throughout the southern portion of the I Corps. On one previous day, Americal troops had killed 26 enemy in the same area.

The source for this information was 6810AR.AVN supplied by Les Hines


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