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2 BDE 25 INF was a US Army unit
for 2 BDE 25 INF
From date 681027 to 681103
C/3/17 CAV was a US Army unit
4/9 INF was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Hau Nghia Province, III Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Trang Bang
Description: The following is an edited version from the weekly Vietnam Communique column in the 18 Nov 1968 issue.
Members of the 25th Inf Div killed 84 enemy during a week of moderate contact. On Oct 28, helicopter gunship crews and ground forces from the 25th killed 33 enemy, while Air Force airstrikes, in support of the division, accounted for nine more. In the heaviest action, a scout helicopter form C/3/17th Cav, under the operational control of the 25th, on an early morning aerial reconnaissance mission nine miles NE of Trang Bang sighted four enemy soldiers. The chopper crewmen engaged them, killing one as the others fled. A short time later, a scout helicopter from the 2nd Bde drew fire as it hovered near the ground in the same area while checking an enemy body. The initial burst of fire killed one U.S. soldier while continuing fire pinned the helicopter down. The pilot radioed for help. When gunship crews from C/3/17th Cav arrived they observed 16 enemy soldiers. They immediately engaged the enemy while elements of the 4/9th Inf were being airlifted to the location. A firefight followed as the infantrymen landed in the hot landing zone. When contact broke, 11 enemy had been killed. There were no further casualties.
The source for this information was 6811AR.AVN supplied by Les Hines
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