Southern Cross information
for 196 BDE 23 INF

For date 710115

196 BDE 23 INF was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Quang Tin Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Hawk Hill
Description: The following is an edited version of started "Division Recap Weekly Action" column. The subtitle reads "division counts 82." In Hawk Hill action 28 enemy soldiers were killed by the 196th Infantry Brigade this week. Company A of the 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry initiated the action this week by killing one NVA southwest of Tam Ky. Captured was an AK-47 and a magazine. While on a search and clear mission Company A of the "Professionals" engaged five VC with M-16s, killing while the others evaded. Later this week, the company heard movement about 15 meters from their night defensive position southwest of Tam Ky. They covered the area with M-16 fire resulting in two NVA kills. The Recon element of the 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry began the week by finding a hospital southwest of Tam Ky. The hospital consisted of four structures. Half an hour later the unit received 10 rounds of sniper fire approximately 75 meters south of their location. The "Professionals" returned fire, swept the area and uncovered four enemy booby traps. Later in the day, while working with a platoon of RF's Recon came upon three NVA soldiers on a jungle trail. Quick reactions resulted in two NVA killed and two AK-47s CIA. Late in the week, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry, while on patrol northwest of Tam Ky uncovered a cache containing 500 pounds of rice. About 200 meters farther along the trail they came across another cache of 500 pounds of rice. The rice was extracted to LZ Center. Company A, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry found one VC killed in a tunnel. The kill was credited to them for earlier action in the area. Earlier in the day the company has engaged one and killed one NVA. Company C, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry killed a lone VC this week spotted near a tree line in an area southwest of Da Nang. Charger 13 of the 196th Infantry Brigade, Aviation section killed ? VC ???? while on a reconnaissance mission.

The source for this information was 7101_402_scr supplied by Les Hines 04/05/2000

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