Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV
123 AVN

For date 681028

23 INF DIV was a US Army unit
123 AVN 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. 193 Tuesday October 29. CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Ten NVA and 13 VC were killed, 19 individual weapons were captured, and 15 suspects were detained in southern I Corps yesterday. "Jungle Warriors" of the 11th Inf. Bde. accounted for eight NVA and four VC killed, 13 suspects detained, and 19 individual weapons captured. Troops of a 4th Bn., 3d Inf. company found three NVA killed by air strikes 11 miles northwest of Duc Pho. "Aero Scouts" of the 123d Avn. Bn., working with troops of the 4th Bn., 3d Inf., killed five NVA 13 miles west of Duc Pho. A reconnaissance element of the 4th Bn., 3d Inf. found a cache of 17 individual weapons in a hole 11 miles northwest of Duc Pho. The haul included eight SKS rifles, six M-1 carbines, two French grease guns, one AK-47 rifle and 300 pounds of rice. Near the Song Tra Khuc, eight miles west of Quang Ngai City, F Trp., 1st Cav. killed one VC. A 3d Bn., 1st Inf. reconnaissance element killed two VC by a trail 17 miles northwest of Duc Pho. Troops of a 1st Bn., 20th Inf. company killed one VC among huts three miles north of Duc Pho. The 1st Bn., 20th Inf. command and control element detained a total of six VC suspects in three incidents southeast of Duc Pho. Another 1st Bn., 20th Inf. company detained three VC suspects in the same area. MPs of the 11th Bd. and the National Police detained four military -age male VC suspects on Highway 1 four miles north of Duc Pho. Under the Voluntary Informant Program (VIP), 11th Inf. Bde. soldiers received two LAWs, two 105mm howitzer rounds, five 4.2" mortar rounds, one 81mm mortar round, four 60mm mortar rounds, five M-26 grenades, 27 M-79 rounds, and over 250 rounds of small arms ammo from Vietnamese civilians. In the 196th Inf. Bde. area of operations, "Charger" units killed seven VC and two NVA, and captured 10,500 pounds of rice. A 4th Bn., 21st Inf. reconnaissance element killed one VC with small arms fire 14 miles southwest of Hoi An. The "Gimlets" also found 4,000 pounds of rice in their area. A 4th Bn., 21st Inf. company found one dead VC in a cave and killed another one by calling artillery fire on him in action centered in an area seven miles southwest of Tam Ky. A 3d Bn., 1st Inf. company killed a total of four VC in four separate actions in an area centered 12 miles west of Tam Ky. "Aero Scouts" of the 123d Avn. Bn. killed two NVA with M-60 machine-gun fire 30 miles west of Tam Ky. A 4th Bn., 31st Inf. company found 2,000 pounds of rice 21 miles west of Tam Ky. Later, another company of the battalion found 1,000 pounds of rice in the same area. 3,500 pounds of rice was captured by other units of the battalion 16 miles west of Tam Ky. The 4th Bn., 21st Inf., received eight M-79 rounds, one M-72 warhead, 1 1/4 pound of C4, five M-26 grenades, one 60mm mortar round, and three 2.75 rockets Sunday under the VIP. The 2d Bn., 1st Inf. received six 105mm howitzer rounds, eight M-79 rounds, and one M-26 grenade the same day, also under the VIP. Units of the 198th Inf. Bde. reported killing two VC yesterday. In the Chu Lai area a 5th Bn., 46th Inf. company, led by 1LT James J. Frazier (Decatur, IL) killed one VC who attempted to flee the "Professionals" southwest of Chu Lai. "Aero Scouts" of the 123d Avn. Bn. killed one VC while flying in support of "Brave and Bold" soldiers south of Chu Lai. In the Burlington Trail area a 1st Bn., 52d Inf. company, led by CPT Jack W. Sorensen (Council Bluffs, IA), discovered 1,000 pounds of rice and destroyed one booby-trapped hand grenade west of Tam Ky. Civic action soldiers of the brigade treated 524 Vietnamese during five MEDCAPs. The Division suffered one killed and nine wounded and evacuated for medical treatment.

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