Army Reporter information
for F/8 CAV
198 LIB

For date 690120

F/8 CAV was a US Army unit
198 LIB 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 "VC killed by psyops hard sell" dated 20 Jan 1969. Three VC who thought the PSYOPs team broadcasting in their area was "all blow and no go" were in for a shock. The team was using a Navy swift boat to patrol a portion of the coastline in the Americal Division sector of I Corps. "We were broadcasting standard taped messages," said CPT Banta York, the 198th Inf Bde PSYOPs officer. As they were cruising back the coastline a helicopter flew out towards the swift boats and opened fire on the tree line. The VC reacted immediately by returning with a hail of automatic weapons fire. Reacting quickly, the men in the boat placed 50 cal, M-60 and 81mm mortar fire on the enemy position." Then the gunships from F Troop, 8th Cav came in and really worked the area over," York said. The three VC were killed in the action.

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

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