Southern Cross information
for 198 BDE 23 INF
5/46 INF 23 INF

For date 681124


198 BDE 23 INF was a US Army unit
5/46 INF 23 INF was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Quang Tin Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, LZ BAYONET
Description: The following is an edited version of an article titled "'Professionals' Roundup Rice." LZ BAYONET - Rice, rice, and more rice was the situation recently when a 198th Inf. Bde. company discovered and confiscated 29,500 pounds of rice during an operation in an area 10 miles southwest of Chu Lai. Besides the large rice cache, the "Professionals" of Co. D. 5th Bn., 46th Inf. also killed four Viet Cong and detained 12 VC suspects during the operation. "It took more than three Chinook loads to evacuate all that rice," said CPT Michael R. Smith of New Lebanon, Ohio, the company commander. Varying quantities of rice were found in 24 different locations in the area. The largest of he caches was about 2,500 pounds.

The source for this information was 6811_112_scr supplied by Les Hines 01/05/2000


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