Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jul 25 1967, Page 6

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - July 25, 1967, Tokyo, Japan 124 8 captured Jeff raze 4th wipes out Viet company Barracks Saigon in heavy artillery barrages 4th troops chopped up a North Viet namese company in the Cen trial Highlands kill ing 124 and taking eight Saigon Headquarters said losses were 22 men killed and 39 More than rounds of artillery pounded the communist believed to be of company or about 150 in the Battle some 250 Miles North of about 50 Miles further a unit of a civilian irregular defense group and its american special forces advisers was re ported in heavy Contact about the same time near the special forces Camp of Dak their were Only scanty de but reports from the Field said a unit apparently was operating outside the Camp when it ran into an enemy Force of unknown it was said to have reported at one Point that it was in heavy Contact and 30 men were reported to have made it Back to the there was no indication As to How Many civilian irregulars and their special forces advisers were in the 4th action to the division spokesmen said sweeping infantry troops had counted the 124 North Viet namese bodies and they had been identified As members of the 32nd the troops also Sei cd Large quantities of arms and ammunition from the including 21 automatic assault rifles and machine and three rocket the North vietnamese were raked by air strikes and helicopter head quarters reported the Battle started just before noon and ended at pc murder Village chief Saigon a a Village chief and two vietnamese civil ians were killed sunday night by grenades thrown into the Home of the Village official about five Miles Northeast of military authorities report the assumed to be the work of Viet Cong occurred in an Dinh Village in Gia the province that sur rounds the vietnamese police and regional Force troops were said to be searching for the persons who threw the troops of the 4th Delvs 1st 22nd positions during a Battle in Vietnam Central Send an 81mm mortar round toward communist Usa photo by 4 Mick Harsell explosive at his feel cant Stop 1st hero by Gerard Forken staff correspondent i Vietnam a artillerymen who gambled that a faulty enemy mortar round would not explode at his feet As he kept firing his howitzer has been awarded the Silver Star and its vietnamese when the Viet Cong shelled a 1st fire support 4 Edward Phippen of a 1st 7th had no assigned rather than stay Low in a Phippen headed for a howitzer where he served As assistant when the Section stopped fir Phippen took off across the open Battery area under heavy fire to assist another gun while at this an enemy mortar round landed be tween his feet but failed to sex undaunted by the unexploded the artillerymen continued the counter mortar aware that concussion from his howitzer blasts could detonate the faulty Phippen remained at his Post until the pc mortars were he was awarded the nations third highest award for heroism and the vietnamese Cross of gallantry with Silver Star in special ceremonies 14 pc killed by re team Saigon platoon of Viet Cong attacked a Montag n a r d revolutionary develop ment team in Central South Vietnam and came off the vietnamese officials said Sun the paramilitary re whose main task is pacification and not killed 14 Viet about half of the attacking their own casualties were termed the pacification team also captured one automatic eight individual weapons and a number of the incident occurred in Phu Bon about 200 Miles Northeast of Early Satur in North Vietnam Bureau Saigon air Force jets destroyed four Barracks 81 Miles West of Hanoi air Force planes flew 97 mis Sions Over the heavy Cloud cover Over much of North Vietnam limited the majority of strikes to the South Ern where pilots re ported they destroyed or dam aged eight boxcars and 22 trucks and Tore up 120 feet of they also set off 23 explosions and ignited 30 fires be tween Dong hoi and Mugia Navy jets struck Supply storage Road and water traffic As Well As flak Sites while Marine jets hit lines of storage areas and fortified Over half of the 447 sorties flown Over South Vietnam sat urday were in support of ground b52 bombers hit an enemy base Camp and troops 15 Miles Northeast of Bien Hoa Airfield late the Strat fort Ress Crews made a predawn strike hitting enemy in filtration truck base Camps and fuel and Supply Stor age Sites Miles Northeast of a the giant bombers later in the Day struck ammunition storage Sites in an Xuyen 28 Miles Southeast of Quang army helicopters killed destroyed 14 fortified positions and Sank 12 Banc leads White horse Saigon a Hyeun Sik Bak saturday took Over As commander of South Korea White horse in a ceremony at the divisions head quarters about 300 Miles North East of he succeeds so Dong at the Myung Shin commander of All korean forces in South praised Lee for his direction of the i Charlie submits his resignation Binh Vietnam pc were lived of so they decided to turn them selves but they were Bash so they left a ninth soldiers found the note in an old Bunker near this Delta a few Yards away they found the syrians to France France a an International red Cross dc4 transport plane saturday flew 12 badly burned syrian soldiers to a local Hospital for the patients were burned during the War with a Pacific stars stripes july 1967 Bridge beats wading across a rickety Bamboo Bridge is used by leathernecks of the 1st 1st Marine to Cross a River during a re Cut operation Southwest of a usic photo by Lewis

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