Army Reporter information
for 196 BDE 23 INF

From date 710215 to 710221

196 BDE 23 INF was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Quang Tin Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Tam Ky
Description: 08Mar71- Vietnam communiqué Feb. 15-21 Page 2 23rd Inf Div Early on the morning of Feb. 15 in Quang Tin Province of Military Region 1, an aerial observe for an element of the 23rd Infantry Division observed five enemy 24 miles west of Tam Ky and called for a fire mission. It resulted in all five of the enemy killed and no friendly casualties. Early that afternoon, a ground observer of the same artillery element observed and called for fire on a second group of five enemy 23 miles west of Tam Ky. gain the results were all five enemy killed and no friendly casualties. In Quang Tin Province during the afternoon of Feb. 17, a forward air controller observed an unknown-size enemy force in an open area 26 miles southwest of Tam Ky. He called for fire from an element of the 23rd artillery, which resulted in seven of the enemy killed. There were no friendly casualties. The next evening in the same province, helicopter gunships assigned to the 196th Bde. engaged an undetermined-size enemy force in area nine miles southwest of Hoi An. The action resulted in five enemy killed and no friendly casualties. During the afternoon of Feb. 20 in the region's Quang Tin Province, an element of the 196th Bde., on a search operation 19 miles west of Tam Ky, received ground fire from an undetermined-size enemy force. Small arms fire was exchanged. One U.S. soldier was killed and 11 were wounded in action. Enemy casualties are unknown. (A/3/21st had 1 KIA, 8 WIA(E), and 1 WIA(M) D/1/46th had 3KIA and 2WIA on this day) Farther south in the same military region in Quang Ngai Province late in the evening of Feb. 21, an artillery observer for the 23rd observed 30 enemy in an area 12 miles south-southeast of Quang Ngai City. Artillery and helicopter gunships of the division engaged the enemy. An infantry element was inserted in the area and confirmed 15 enemy killed and captured two crew-served and five individual weapons. There were no friendly casualties.

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