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COASTAL SURVMUMANCS P'0RV,3SMlAR!I September 1968 Although hampered by rough 3eas and bad weather daring the early Part of the months, XARIE TIM units maintained a high level of activity during September. Pheow positions and installations along the coast were Part~icipation in ground sweeps

taken under fire at evex7 opportunity.

with blocking patrol~s and naval gunfire support became more frequent as * ~liaison with forces ashore continued to improve. Surveillance ope~rations Patrols

resulted in a total of 77#058 detections of junks and sampans. inspected 35,180 of these craft and boarded another 169633.

1. total of

779 persons we-re detained from the craft boarded due to !=proper papersj,
repeated violation of fishing restrictionss, or suspicious act-J67I't 7 * In

additlion, the surveillagnce units made 1,3,38 detections of steel-hu.Ued vessels in X&RK-T TIlKE areas during Serptember. A total of 728 inspections

and 52 boardings found all to be on innocent passage. During one 21.-hour period of poor weather when *Suwift" boats were unable to remain on som patrol. stations, PCF 21. earned special recognition. While operating in extremely poor weat her- PC? 21 engaged four

evading sampana, sinking ones killing three of the evaders and probably killing two others with her accurate mortar and machine-gun fire. during the month XLAJC= TIKE units carried out 794 navUa. and participated in 40Q ground operations. O~verall

gunfirs missions

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of the offshore patrol units were not as numerous as in previous months resulting in a slight decrease in the total damage and casualties inflicted upon the een .""

Mhe only casualty due to enery fire wa3 received on the afternoon of 9 September, As PC? 96 closed the shoreline 18 miles southwest of Tan An for a harassment and interdiction mission heavy automatic weapons and recoilless rifle fire was received.
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The flae was returned killi:-q an estimated
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the enemy as the *Swift* boat cleared the area.

wounds received in the action. On 9 Saptaiber USCCC PO12 T3U: sighted a sampan displaiying a Viet T"Ihe •
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Cong flaag attempting to evade near the moath of the Bassac ?iver. sampan was stopped by warning shots from the cutter. of the craf, two men and a woman, were detained as

The three occupants arobabls Uiet Cong.

Also, on the 9th three 2A&PJ= TM-units took part in a combined

operation against an estimated Viet CGng company on

C•u Island. uaoc

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USCGC BIBB (AiWC 31) on station to the west of the island,, USCGC PINT XOMS and USCGC P?1T PA.RTIflE along -ith South Vietnamese 3avy gunboats and junks
landed 3agional ?orce troops in an amphibious landing on the eastarn shore about 10 miles north of An Thoi. The cutters provided naval Snrire support dhen crntact was made A-ih a

prior to the landing and throughout the day.
group of

about 30 enemq troops ?PMU PARIDGE ias able to provide immediate

suport with mortar fire Id1lling at least two of the enemy plus an estimated-

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two others and destroying three bunkers. Heavy blood trails were found In addition, the and the Viet Cong wore seen carrying men from the area. operation netted a total of ten enemW captured in action. On 13 September the cutter BIB inflicted heavy damage on enea areas 65 miles south-eouthwest of Each Gia. suppl"

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six targets using an airborne spotter the following results were recorded: 8 structures and 7 sampans destroyed; 21 structures and 16 sa•pans damaged; 6 Viet Cong killed; plus an estimated 20 Viet ConG founded.

During the afternoon of 17 Septamber, USCGC POi..T GaT, PCF 97 and PCF 45 took ;art in an action which resulted in six Viet Cong killed, two additional probable ki Il, one structure destroyed and anoth-er dazn4ged, and the

capture of six rucksacks containing grenades, a mine, mil.Itar7 equpment

and coinand a group of Vie.
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papers of intelligence value,

An -kr-iy sweepo had chased

Cong to an area near the coast 13 miles south ot Phan Rang.
£I2" units took the area under fire wita mortars am ..50

caliber machine -=na at the request of the Aizq unit commander on board
PCU 97. The captured material -Aas discovered during a search or the target

area by ground units. On Phu (uoc Island an ambsh of Regional Force troops on the 20th brought a rapid and deadly respons, from netrb7 1l T1. ptro, craft.

The troops, ambushed five miles south of Wuong Dong, called USCGC POOZ CIG S and the Vietnamess Navy MSC 16 for support in escapizng the

Viet Gong trap.

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The infantrymen swept the area but found no Viet Cong.

Later in the afternoons, after backloading troopss, the same division agmtn was ambushed from the vest bank of the4 river about one mile south of the earlier mabush. In the second ambush return fire was ligh.t because of the The assault craft cleared the ambush area and

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from the east bark 6 milea southeast of Ben Tre, and at 1127 from both
banks 2 miler east of Ben Tre. A mortar attack at the junction of the Three

Den Tre River and the Chet Say Canal accompanied the second attack, :1avymen were vounded during the day and two ATC Is were d-xa-aaed,

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time on the Ben Tre River, this time from tha aouth bark one mile east of Den Tre. Only one r.coilless-r.fle round was fired at the assault craft came from a populated area.

and the -ire was not returned because it There were no casualties. On the same dayvutsofRD PER's on the Ham Luong RIver,

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ssistance of GAM WARDEN

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less-rifle, automatic weapons and small arms fire from the west bank of the river, 3 miles eaet of Mo Cay. The fire was suppressed. One Navyman

was wounded as a result of a "cookoffr

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At 0900 on 22 September PAD 131 was ambushed while landing 6/31st Infantry Division troops on the Ba Rai Stream 3 miles east of Cai Be. Viet Cong fir•A automatic weapons and rockets from both banics, asaault craft Lired all weapons, includizrn fire. Nine Navymen were wounded. The

Riverine

flame, suppressing the enemy

On 24 September at 0825 RAD 111 received three rockets and small arms fire from the south bark of the Ben Tre ?.iver near the eastern edge of Ben Tre, while escorting an Army LCU arn LCYI-8 with supplies frr FSPB DAVID

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One ran was missing

in connectlon with the explosion which blewd an 8-b 1.0-foot hole through the deck of the personnel compartment. The aapper/sdimer capability of

the Viet Cong was amply demonstrated by the incident. Three more ambushes occurred during the month but without serious damage or casualties, Of greater confieqaence was the partial disabling

of V-S- NIERCMR (AP1339), flagship of CTIG 117.2, as a result of her dragging anchor and colliding vith tCZS SATY2 (ARL23) about 23C0 on 11 September. The ships were located with a3 BRAVO at the junction of the Vam Co and R~ap rivers. As Mbe attempted to pull away from SATYR, the starboard screw

of FMC:ER fouled in the pcrt anchor chain of SATYR and severed the chain. About 45&~ fathoms of anchor chain with the port anchor still attacheds
Wrapped around the shaft demolishing the screw and seizing the ahaft.

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anchor and most of the chain wdas cut free by divers the following day and * ~the remaining three turns of chains were removed on the 13th. Upon removal

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Infantry Division assets was such that the temporary loss of X.ERCER did
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Vietnamese Navy units, advised by U.S.f.lavy officers snd men, the en=7 hard this month.
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Ln which the TMN forces played vital .oies this =onth included L;Zi.' 260 in i C-Z, the TOAN T..O series in

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watenfay denial and am~hibious operations were conducted near the -a-ital city of Saigon by WIN River Patrol Group ( 51 and IG 30. 51G) massive LAA 30N

Coastal Group 12 and 13 units were employed in t'

260 operations which scourged the Vinh Loc Peninsula, east of •ue in ZrCTZ. Land sweeps by .ARVN, RF/PF and USMC elements were supported by

Task Force CUI R.ATER PBRs and MARKET TLM'" PCFs as well as the U. 3. Navy advised coastal groups. 72 eny The operation, 11-20 September, accountzd for

soldier3 killed, 21 of which 't•ere credited to the VIN sailors. An

The sailors also captured 30 Viet Cong cvd 6 other enemy suspects.

additionral 444 '?tet Cong and 78 suspects were reported captured by the allied forces. wounded. In III CTZ the TOAN TIIANG series of operations was rigorously pursued throu:hout the month. The ARV17 amphibious operations utilized the 3rd Friendly casualties were light; one ARM' killed and 9

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operations which nettid et =onth's end at least 3It) eneI7 killed ard 501 captured.

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The U. Z. advisor reported th-ct 6 "iet Cong were

killed auwrie, the land sweep and . prisoners were taken, one of which stated there vere 100 "liet Cong in the area, B-41 launchers were also uncoverede Several weapor, mortar rourns and a

On 28 Scpterber 4 more of the enery were several other weapors and report of swzs in the

knlled and 11 were captured plus 3 3-40 launchers, 4 detainees. ?inallyp
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area on 27 Septembers an RPI east of Saigon on the trong hV1P. sailors captured

PBIR sped to the sctne approximately 10 riles Uiver. The west bank was searched -and the

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One sailor was wounded when a Viet Cong opened fire on him after feigninsurrendier, lhe wounded sailor kil hid adversary. i

The six infantry battalions and one aev.ilJzry battalion of the V.iYC were er.ioyed in operations in deferse of the CM-, in Operation TCA:I THMG in 1Ii CTZ and iV C'Z. Task Force A, co7.r-pod Of the 5th and 6th !nfantrd-

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ta1l on -. s detached from tie task Iforce on 6 .3entember and --aa azaizrned to r r
t~e 5thARV Inantr7 aiii. III in MT. On 21 Sentember t-- battaali-on

was he1'o-Ulited to Phuoc T anh in Phuoc Long Province to reinforce a Regional Force outpost,
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Despite the heavy mortar and ground attack on 21 September, eneay killed and 6 captured while suffering On 1-1 Sentember., the 4th Battalion

V2.19r was credited with 128

4~ of their own killed and 56 wounded,

detached from the task force and moved to the soutthwest. outskirts of Tay %L-nh. That day the VNIMC lost 11 marines and 24 more were wounded when one

compan~r engaged an est.imated Viet Cong platoon; 5 of the enemy were killed. The 2nd and 3rd battalions composed the task force while it deployed to * Tay Ninh from 1.2 to 21 September. Ia defense of that provincial capital,,

t V~C accounted fur 81 Viet Cong killed and 3 capturd18mieswe N killed,, anothcer 57 were wounded and 2 USMC advisors were also wounded during the b)attle. The 2nd Battalion redeployed to Lien iHoa Province on 21 SeptezaThe 3rd and 4th battalions On 28

ber to Join th -i 5th ARTA Infantry Division.

raw~ined in a reserve status and relocated to T~hu Duec for refitting. * 4,

September the battalions were motor-convoyed to Can Tho to relieve the 5th and 6th battalions.
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over .14-1sre-aker missicw. bei;-w coni2ucteei.

znt~y-ftiae of t.*1C-ir

vere con ucted al.ong tlho

-merour -aten-ays of the Delta.

Indicative of

the success of thoi pwyop efforts wvas the rallingM
VMM

of 39 7iet Cond, to V.NZ/

forces,

This is tohe highest Clie'i iioi number expATnced. in one month.r

The previous highest mon'th -ms Octoter 1.967 wtier '15 -31lied and since January 1967 the avergae monthly rs-te 'has been. 1:2. In order to srnt~

the psyop progrma aad to provide adecra~te intelligence on psy:)p vulnerabilities, ihV-FORV co~enced prcmulgatL-. to psyop field personnel to apprisea -awezk!7 intelli:-ence surinary

them of genera.l trends, attitudes and To aid pco21,ie in the urban

information on Viet Cong/MIA vulnerabilities.

areas to hear the. "truth of the mattnr,," t-r-sr-sis-tor radios w~ere bein-' djistribute'l Lo village and ha.nlet chi4efs and to se~h-ol teascheri.. Civic2 action programs continued to giin anphasis ZL3 More end -tOre units i,.stitnter' ind.&vidual projects -4th adcspted hwalot3 and vi11i.-ee. The pro-

4-ct s in t*-e maiority wexro self-help projects 1-d. t.1ic res~onne of thle people in for fo~ themselvts 'v~s MoSt gretif.-in!. GROUP 4 Dowan:ad t 3 zyea.r -,tar7a.s. The civic action r-a

DOCIAssified after 12 years-

DECIASWJ1F
conducted by Naval Support Activity (:NAVSUFPACT), list outstanding accomplishments. Danang continues to The Village Assistance Team (VAT) is
There are currently 14 teams,, -

the center for these accomplishments,

made up of two to four men each, living among the people in selected villages within the city, with four more teams ;lanad. These men assist and instruct t the people in building houses, schoelz., dispensaries, latr"-.s

public showers and drainage di-hes as well as serving as teachers in the technical and academic field. It is not an unusual occurrence for the

teams to be advised of Viet Cong activity or given a warm greeting of

friendship as they travel around the city. Another contri],.tion made by
OAVSUPPACT, Danang was tihe establishment ol the Rear Admra1 Paul L LACE!,-

Jr., USN, Scholarship Award.

On 4 September COMMAV?.RV presented the first

scholarship valued at -A47O.OO to Miss 1guyen Thi Xuan who Is now attendingSaigon University. The money was donated by Navymen at 2IAVSUPPACT, Danang.
___

During the month 61 IMCAs were reported with over 10634 people being treated by US./ MI personrnel,

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156

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1-3

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'•- F. 10 •. 5 1 1a. illed 1o0 USN/92 1UJA/2 ARVN 45 0 b. Wounded 0 0 0 c. Captured 1 USIA 0 0 d, iMiscing, Enerq material losses: a, Destzoyeds 79 473 (1) JukSa or sar,:pans 551151 3Z9 Structuras "(2) b. Captured: 1 3 * (1) junks or snans 10 •renadas A (2) Weapons *13-'" 2 srnl ai.s *" "(3) Mm•uiticn (round) 3CO lb Small amount "(4) Fice (tons) D.--c, me.-ed: * 172 135 (1) junks or sa.pars 10 153 482 (2) Structures -S"N material losses: a, Destroyed: 0. 0 0 (I1) turf ace craft. 0 * 0 (2) H.elicopters
b. 'Damaged:

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(1) Surface craft (2) 17elicontersi
SAR missions

0 0
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Inforiwticn. not ap-l.ica--e or not availnale this arte. "1" individual, 4 crew served, 4 rocket launchers (;-40Al)4). 1 - merous srmall zJm.s a=r.o, -Tnr.ades, - rockets. * Includes 26 ;grenades, 2 clayrnore mines and 60BEangalore torpedo's, !r4icludes 319 mortuar, recoilles8-rifle ard rccket roxr~ds.

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32.5E G~'i #G3ENI~RAL RESý'VE Forclj 131.2 ;40.7 128.5 10123A102 402

642

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8722 141

2 728

81j834 265j,551

VC; NiA:YA VFIiC I
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251 icA: 72

Captured: 'WIA: 203

12

Suspects detained: ..!A 0

27

77 gunfire sup-port missions.
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Dimm.:randed at 3 ;rar ilIitervals
Decla'ssif-fdrd after 12 years

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I POG Fcor~omric revelopnent Education Social Welfare Transportation

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34

Ez~enditures M;~$) 21,16c ~ 57,.50L-

58319 C%14

1 G5 Nu~mber 1

50,2100

~choo~s ?.os~pital s/dis-erzaries Orphanages Othuers
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