• Short Summary

    ELEMENTS OF THE U.S. 199TH LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE HAVE JOINED SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT TROOPS IN?

  • Description

    ELEMENTS OF THE U.S. 199TH LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE HAVE JOINED SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT TROOPS IN A SEARCH FOR ENTRENCHED COMMUNIST GUERILLAS IN AND AROUND SAIGON.

    IN A SEARCH ON SUNDAY (FEB 11) EAST OF THE PHU THO RACETRACK IN SAIGON, THE AMERICANS MADE CONTACT WITH A COMPANY SIZE ENEMY FORCE. CONVERGING ON THE ENEMY'S POSITION, THEY ENCOUNTERED AUTOMATIC WEAPONS FIRE.

    THE AMERICANS LOST FIVE MEN KILLED AND 13 WOUNDED. THE VIETCONG SUFFERED 24 MEN DEAD AND ONE SUSPECT WAS DETAINED. AN ASSORTMENT OF WEAPONS WAS CAPTURED FROM THE BATTLE SCENE.

    CONTINUING THEIR SEARCH, THE AMERICANS UNCOVERED 49 MORE GUERILLA BODIES.

    A CLUSTER OF DESERTED HUTS, BELIEVED TO BE THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE GUERILLAS OPERATING IN THE AREA, WERE SET AFLAME.

    A VIETCONG RICE CACHE, AMOUNTING TO SEVERAL TONE, WAS ALSO GUTTED BY FIRE. THE TROOPS LATER BLASTED THE CACHE TO SCATTER THE GRAINS IN A MOVE TO DEPRIVE THE ENEMY OF THEIR FOOD SUPPLY.

    THE SEARCH IS CONTINUING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6UD7EK2XGH3ZIKSWBWWN2ILCZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6UD7EK2XGH3ZIKSWBWWN2ILCZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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