Army Reporter information
for 23 INF DIV
1/1 CAV
196 LIB
198 LIB

From date 681027 to 681103


23 INF DIV was a US Army unit
1/1 CAV was a US Army unit
196 LIB was a US Army unit
198 LIB was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation WHEELER/WALLOWA
Quang Ngai Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Quang Ngai
Description: The following is an edited version from the weekly Vietnam Communique column in the 18 Nov 1968 issue. Soldiers of the Americal Division killed 235 enemy soldiers in the week's heaviest fighting. Oct 31st the trooper killed 44 enemy in a widely scattered contact. The action took place in the southern portion of the I Corps. Troopers from the 1/1st Cav, under operational control of the 11th LIB, killed 23 VC and one NVA soldier in scattered contacts. The soldiers also detained 21 suspects, found two tons of rice and captured one individual weapon. All of the action centered in a valley 12 miles west of Quang Ngai City. Units of the 196th LIB, operating in the Wheeler/Wallowa area, killed 11 other VC in scattered contacts. The infantrymen also captured two individual weapons and uncovered one ton of rice. Riflemen from the 198th LIB accounted for nine VC killed and nine suspects detained in the operation Burlington Trail area.

The source for this information was 6811AR.AVN supplied by Les Hines


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