Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV
123 AVN

For date 681025

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. 190 Saturday October 26. CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Units of the Americal Division killed 18 VC and one NVA, detained one NVA and 12 VC suspects and captured one individual weapon in southern I Corps yesterday. Units of the 198th Inf. Bde. killed nine VC and one NVA and detained one NVA and 12 VC suspects. In the Burlington Trail area the 1st Bn., 52d Inf. recon. plt., led by 1LT Barry Luther (Orange Park, FL) detained one VC suspect who had been wounded in the leg. Early that morning a 1st Bn., 52d Inf. company led by CPT Jack W. Sorensen (Council Bluffs, IA) engaged and killed one NVA. The enemy was killed when he attempted to flee the "Ready Rifles" west of Tam Ky. The "Ready Rifles" recon. plt. was next to make contact. The infantrymen engaged two NVA, wounding one. The wounded NVA was detained and evacuated for medical treatment. He had been carrying a pack filled with rice and medical supplies. CPT Sorensen's company again made contact as they continued to operate west of Tam Ky. They engaged and killed one VC who was carrying military documents. "Blue Ghosts" of F Trp., 8th Cav. killed two VC while flying in support of "Brave and Bold" infantrymen northwest of Chu Lai. In two separate actions, the 1st Bn. 52d Inf. recon. plt. detained one VC and called in artillery on a group of VC moving west. Results of the artillery fire mission were one VC killed and two VC suspects detained. In the Chu Lai area a 5th Bn., 46th Inf. company, led by CPT Michael R. Smith (New Lebanon, OH) reported receiving small arms fire southwest of here. Fire was returned killing five VC. A check of the area resulted in six VC suspects detained. "Aero Scouts" of the 123d Avn. Bn. detained two VC suspects south of Chu Lai in the afternoon. Civic action soldiers of the 1st Bn., 46th Inf.; 5th Bn., 46th Inf.; and the 1st Bn., 6th Inf. treated 865 Vietnamese during five MEDCAPs. In the 196th Inf. Bde.'s area of operations, "Charger" units killed eight VC and captured one individual weapon and 13,900 pounds of rice. A 3d Bn., 21st Inf. company spotted two VC with weapons 14 miles west of Tam Ky. The enemy was engaged with small arms fire, resulting in one VC killed and one K-44 rifle captured. A 4th Bn. 21st Inf. company killed one VC seven miles south of Hoi An with small arms fire. The 3d Bn., 21st Inf. command and control helicopter killed one VC 14 miles west of Tam Ky. In two separate incidents, in an area centered 15 miles west of Tam Ky, a 3d Bn. 21st Inf. company killed a total of three VC. "Guardians" of a 2d Bn., 1st Inf. company engaged and killed one VC with small arms fire 15 miles west of Tam Ky. Another company of the battalion killed one VC 11 miles southwest of Hoi An. A 4th Bn., 31st Inf. company found 3,000 pounds of rice 14 miles southwest of Hoi An. Another company of the battalion found 7,200 pounds of rice in various containers hidden huts, 25 miles west of Tam Ky. A 2d Bn., 1st Inf. company found 3,700 pounds of rice 16 miles northwest of Tam Ky. Two days ago, Vietnamese civilians, under the Voluntary Informant Program (VIP), turned in to the 4th Bn., 21st Inf. 50 M-26 grenades, 40 81mm mortar rounds, 2 1/4 pounds of Flex-X, eight 106mm recoilless rifle rounds, five 3.5" rocket rounds, one Claymore mine, and assorted small arms ammo, etc. Yesterday, the "Gimlets" received 28 M-26 grenades, 2 1/2 pounds of Flex-X, two 4.2" mortar rounds, and five 81mm mortar rounds under the VIP. "Guardians" of the 2d Bn., 1st Inf. received 30 105mm artillery rounds, one M-72 LAW, six M-26 grenades, and one Claymore mine under the VIP on the 25th also. Very light action in Quang Ngai Province resulted in one VC killed by 11th Inf. Bde. "Jungle Warriors." The single action took place near the Song Ve. "Always First" soldiers of a 3d Bn., 1st Inf. company killed one VC 19 miles northwest of Duc Pho. The 1st Sqdn., 1st Armored Cav. reported two tons of polished rice captured yesterday. The rice was found by "Dragoons" of A Trp. two miles south of Thang Binh. Seven Americal soldiers were wounded and evacuated for medical treatment.

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