Army Reporter information

From date 710215 to 710221

Primary service involved, US Army
Kien Giang Province, IV Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Rach Gia
Description: 08Mar71- Vietnam communiqué Feb. 15-21 Page 2 Military Region 4 On the afternoon of Feb. 15, a U.S. Army OH6 helicopter was hit by enemy ground fire, crashed and was destroyed in Kien Giang Province. There were no casualties in the crash. The next afternoon in the province, a U.S. Army rivercraft Boston Whaler hit an unknown-type mine 27 miles south-southwest of Rach Gia and then received an unknown number of B40 rockets and 60mm mortar fire from an undetermined-size enemy force. Three U.S. personnel were killed and two wounded. The boat was destroyed.

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