ON Operation Baker, conducted near Duc Pho in Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam, elements of the U.
ON Operation Baker, conducted near Duc Pho in Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam, elements of the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division's Brigade Task Force swept through an area had been the target of Air Force F4C "Phantom" jets and UH-1B armed helicopter strikes.
The target was a Viet Cong-held village and the adjacent area.
As the infantry troops moved toward the village, they came under heavy enemy attack and were printed down for nearly twenty minutes before the attack was repelled.
A few minutes later, the patrol again came under enemy fire, this time from recoilless rifles.
The American troops pulled back about 50 meters and called in air strikes. Air Force and Army aircraft struck against the enemy position and armor elements joined the foot-soldiers.
Continuing their sweep, U.S. Forces arrived finally at what was left of the Viet Cong village. A search was made of the burning village which uncovered Viet Cong weapons and various pieces of equipment left behind by the enemy.
Wherever tunnels were found hand grenades were tossed into the opening to insure that tunnel system would not be used again by the enemy.
The search completed, troops head back to their company command post.