Americal Daily News Sheets information
for 23 INF DIV

For date 690107

23 INF DIV 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. 3. No. 8 Wednesday January 8. CHU LAI (AMERICAL IO) - Americal Division forces reported killing 10 VC, detaining seven VC suspects and capturing one individual weapon in a day of gusting winds in southern I Corps yesterday. Heaviest action occurred in the 11th Inf. Bde. area where six VC were killed in four encounters with Cos. B and C, 4-3 Inf., and seven VC suspects were detained. In early morning, Co. C found the bodies of three VC killed by small arms fire within the previous 24 hours eight miles southeast of Duc Pho. Moving northeast, Co. C detained a VC suspect in the afternoon and, at dusk, killed a VC in the same area. Almost simultaneously, Co. B, operating a short distance further south, killed a VC. Minutes later a recently formed Co. B Short Range Patrol engaged and killed on VC three miles south of Duc Pho. C/1-20 Inf. detained six VC suspects outside a small village three miles northwest of Duc Pho. Three companies accounted for the three VC killed in separate incidents in the 196th Inf. Bde. area. At 0555 hours, A/3-21 Inf. killed a VC 14 miles northwest of Tam Ky while, at 0940 hours, Co. B, 201 Inf. killed a VC nine miles further northwest and captured his AK-47 rifle. D/4-31 Inf. engaged two VC and killed one 24 miles west of Tam Ky. The remaining kill was credited to C Trp., 1st Sqdn., 1st Cav. which spotted a VC and killed him six miles southeast of Hoi An. In the 198th Inf. Bde. area, the 1-6 Inf. treated 148 Vietnamese in a MEDCAP at Ky Chanh Monday, and the 5-46 Inf. followed yesterday by treating 55 at Nuoc Mau. For the third consecutive day and seventh day in the last 10, no Americal Division soldiers were reported killed. Seven were wounded and evacuated for medical treatment.

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