Army Reporter information
for 4 INF DIV
2/8 INF

From date 681027 to 681103


4 INF DIV was a US Army unit
2/8 INF was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Pleiku Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Pleiku
Description: The following is an edited version from the weekly Vietnam Communique column in the 18 Nov 1968 issue. Soldiers of the 4th Inf Div killed 41 enemy soldiers. The body count in the 4th Inf Div's action on the Ia Lang River 19 miles SW of Pleiku rose to 37, Oct 29, as mechanized troopers and a gunship added 19 more. (This paragraph was reported in the prior week) The 2/8th Inf was in a night position 1/2 mile north of the river when it began to receive ground probes on the west side of its perimeter. An Air Force gunship was called to the scene and commenced to rake the area with heavy fire which set off three secondary explosions. At the conclusion of the fighting, the soldiers said they could hear bodies being drug from the scene. A sweep of the area in the morning by the mechanized troops revealed 19 bodies. In addition, 69 field packs, 59 Chicom grenades, 6 crew served weapons, 600 rounds of small arms ammunition, 70 assorted mortar rounds and a significant amount of explosives were located.

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


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