Army Reporter information
for 23 INF DIV
1/52 INF

For date 690113

23 INF DIV was a US Army unit
1/52 INF was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
South Vietnam
Location, Chu Lai
Description: The following is an edited version of an article titled "Americal hits VC" dated 13 Jan 1969. Americal Division soldiers of the 1/52nd Inf, supported by airstrikes and helicopter gunships, killed 18 enemy soldiers recently in a day-long series of skirmishes hear Tam Ky. Co B, led by CPT Larry D. Allgood was on a sweep in an area west of Tam Ky when they made contact with an unknown size enemy force shortly before noon. The 198th Bde soldiers got the enemy pinned down and began to maneuver for better positions while calling on the gunships for fire support. "We were on a hill where we could observe the whole area," said Allgood. "We called on artillery and gunships and just kept pounding them." Jets were also called into the fray in the central highlands area. When the enemy tried to break off contact and flee the area the Americal soldiers pressed the conflict. Several items of enemy equipment were captured, including three rifles, a VC flag, VC newspapers and propaganda documents, medical supplies, and a number of Chicom grenades. The infantrymen also detained seven VC suspects. "The outstanding support we got from the gunships and the airstrikes really made the difference in the battle.," Allgood said. Nine of the 18 kills were credited to gunships and airstrikes, with the other nine killed by the company's riflemen.
Comments: CPT Allgood, Larry D.; ; ;

The source for this information was 6901AR.AVN supplied by Les Hines

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