Southern Cross information
for 196 BDE 23 INF

For date 710122

196 BDE 23 INF was a US Army unit
F/8 CAV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Quang Tin Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, LZ CENTER
Description: The following is an edited version of an article titled "Division nets 48 enemy" by SP4 David Goodrich. In relatively light action last week, the men of the Americal Division accounted for 48 enemy dead, while capturing a number of others. As part of Operation Frederick Hill, the men of the 196th Infantry Brigade managed to kill 14 enemy soldiers during the week ended. On patrol at the beginning of the week, Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry uncovered a cache containing 500 pounds of rice. About 200 meters up the trail, they came upon another 500 pounds. All the rice was extracted to LZ Center. Holiday cease fires Limit week's battle action. Charlie Co. 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry killed a lone VC yesterday, spotted near a tree line, in an area north of Tam Ky. That evening, Company A, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry 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. While on patrol southwest of Tam Ky, Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry engaged five NVA with small arms fire. Two of the five were killed, and five packs were captured. Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry, while in their night defensive position killed an NVA, capturing an AK-47 and a pack, containing clothing and medical supplies. A couple of days later, a lone VC was killed by men of Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry as he wandered into their day defensive position, south of Tam Ky. While making a sweep of a structured area west of Tam Ky, Company A, 3rd Battalion 21st Infantry observed two VC to their front. They engaged with M-16 fire, killing one, Continuing the sweep, they discovered three graves containing VC killed by mortar fire. The kills were credited to a recon element of the battalion. While on a visual recon mission yesterday, gunship from F Troop, 8th Cavalry observed seven NVA soldiers. One was killed, as the other managed to evade.

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