Americal Daily News Sheets information
23 INF DIV was a US Army unit
for 23 INF DIV
For date 681022
198 INF 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. 187 Wednesday August 23.
CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Americal Division soldiers accounted for 10 VC killed, three suspects detained and one crew-served weapon captured yesterday.
11th Inf. Bde. soldiers reported five VC killed, two suspects detained and one crew-served weapon captured.
"Always First" soldiers of a 3d Bn., 1st Inf. company led by Larry S. Birchfield (Albuquerque, NM) killed five VC hiding in a small tunnel in a village, four miles north of Duc Pho. The company also captured one 60mm mortar and two grenades in that action.
The 4th Bn., 3d Inf. command and control helicopter detained a total two VC suspects in two incidents in an area centered five miles south of Duc Pho.
"Charger" units of the 196th Inf. Bde. killed four VC and detained one VC suspect in Operation Wheeler/Wallowa.
"Gimlets" of a 3d Bn., 21st Inf. company killed one VC 15 miles west of Tam Ky.
"Guardians" of a 2d Bn., 1st Inf. company engaged two VC with small arms fire 16 miles northwest of Tam Ky yesterday. One was killed and the other was wounded and detained.
The 4th Bn., 21st Inf. Recon. Plt. killed two VC seven miles south of Hoi An.
2,500 pounds of rice were captured by "Guardians" of a 2d Bn., 1st Inf. 19 miles northwest of Tam Ky.
The 1st Sqdn., 1st Armored Cav. reported negative contact in their area of operations.
The 198th Inf. Bde.'s 1st Bn., 14th Arty. accounted for one VC killed in the Chu Lai area.
Today the 198th Inf. Bde. has been in the Republic of Vietnam one year. From Chu Lai to Duc Pho to La Giang to Hau Duc, "Brave and Bold" soldiers fought to this anniversary.
The brigade has to it's credit 1,226 VC and 401 NVA killed, 667 individual and 106 crew-served weapons captured and more than 57.2 tons of rice captured from the enemy. Civic action soldiers of the brigade have treated over 101,000 Vietnamese civilians. Artillerymen of the brigade have fired well over 200,000 rounds in support of infantrymen. The 198th has been and will continue to be a mission oriented, mission operated, mission completed brigade. Soldiers of the Americal Division salutes the 198th Inf. Bde. for their outstanding accomplishments during the brigade's first year in Vietnam.
The Americal Division suffered no casualties yesterday.
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