(Official U.S. Army Weekly Press Release, 25 May 1968)
Army Reporter information for 173 ABN
For date 680525
173 ABN was a US Army unit
(Edited version.) A NVA battalion attacked a company of
infantrymen from the 173rd Abn Bde 25 miles NW of Qui Nhon. The attack
was repelled resulting in 60 NVA killed. The action took place in the
Operation Cochise Green area where a company of the 1/50th Infantry,
conducting a reconnaissance-in-force mission, came under heavy fire
from mortars and automatic weapons. A second company of the battalion
was quickly deployed to reinforce its sister unit and artillery and
tactical airstrikes were called in to provide additional fire support.
Sixty NVA soldiers were killed in the fighting while the U.S. force
suffered three soldiers killed and 33 others wounded.