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"LANG SCH" was handwritten at the top of this document in grease pencil, indicating this copy was sent to the CAF Language School at My Khe. The Language School is also on the distribution list attached to the end of this operations summary. -- RT


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COMBINED ACTION FORCE
Daily Operations Summary 221600 - 231600H JULY 1970

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QUANG TRI PROVINCE

1. 4th CAG had negative contact with the enemy during the reporting period.

THUA THIEN PROVINCE

2. 221330H: (DELAYED REPORT) During a routine check, a CAP 3-5-4 patrol apprehended 1 VN male with an improper identification card at YD 987067, 19 km SE of Phu Loc District Headquarters. Unresponsive to questioning by CAP PF, the VN was detained and delivered to District Headquarters for further interrogation. RESULTS: 1 VN detained.

3. 230300H: A CAP 3-1-3 ambush initiated organic weapons fire on an estimated 10 VC with weapons moving W at YD 909108, 2 km SE of Phu Bai Combat Base. The enemy returned fire with SAF and fled S. A sweep of the area disclosed 1 VC KIA, 1 AK-47, 3 AK-47 magazines and 1 ChiCom grenade. The grenade was destroyed and the rifle and magazines were delivered to District Headquarters. RESULTS: 1 VC KIA; 1 IWC, 3 AK-47 magazines and 1 ChiCom grenade destroyed.

QUANG NAM PROVINCE

4. 221430H: (DELAYED REPORT) On a combined operation with C Co., 1st Tank Bn and E and F Companies of 2nd Bn, 5th Marines, CAPs 2-9-1 and 2-9-2 discovered 2 bunkers containing 300 lbs of rice and 20 lbs of canned goods at AT 895495, 2.5 km NE of Duc Duc District Headquarters. A further search of the area disclosed 1 VC female obviously trying to avoid the sweep. The VNís name appeared on the District Black List. The bunkers were destroyed and the food was distributed among the CAP PF. Continuing on, the CAPs apprehended 4 male and 6 female VN civilians with improper identification and discovered 4 M-26 grenade booby traps rigged with trip wire firing devices and 2 105mm HE dud round booby traps each rigged with pressure type firing devices at AT 895485, 2 km NE of Duc Duc District Headquarters. A search of the area for further SFDs was nonproductive. Unresponsive to CAP PF questioning, the 10 VN and VC POW were delivered to District Headquarters for further interrogation. The 6 booby traps were destroyed in place. RESULTS: 1 VC POW; 10 VN detainees; 6 SFDs and 2 bunkers destroyed; 300 lbs of rice and 20 lbs of canned goods captured.

5. 222015H: A CAP 2-1-3 patrol base apprehended 1 VN female who was obviously observing the patrol base at AT 935704, 1.6 km N of Hieu Duc District Headquarters. Unresponsive to questioning by CAP PF and without an identification card, the VN was detained and delivered to District Headquarters for further interrogation. RESULTS: 1 VN detained.

6. 222030H: A CAP 2-4-1 patrol initiated organic weapons fire on 2 VC with weapons moving N at BT 177596, 2.2 km NE of Hieu Nhon District Headquarters. The enemy fled NE without returning fire. A sweep of the area

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was nonproductive. RESULTS: Negative.

7. 231000H: A CAP 2-7-1 patrol discovered an ammunition cache hidden in a bunker area at BT 022634, 7 km NW of Dien Ban District Headquarters. The cache was destroyed in place. A further search of the area was nonproductive. RESULTS: 80 .50 cal rounds, 2000 M-16 rounds, 5000 7.62mm rounds, 50 .30 cal rounds, 1 claymore mine destroyed.

8. 231300H: A CAP 2-7-10 patrol discovered an unknown type mine with a pressure type firing device placed beside a trail at BT 039645, 7 km NW of Dien Ban District Headquarters. The mine was destroyed in place. While sweeping the area for further SFDs, 1 USMC accidentally detonated an unknown type booby trap rigged with a trip wire firing device placed beside a trail in the vicinity of the above grid. The USMC received minor fragmentation wounds from the exploding SFD. RESULTS: 1 USMC WIA(M); 1 mine destroyed.

QUANG NGAI PROVINCE

9. CACOs 1-3 and 1-4 had negative contact with the enemy during the reporting period.

SUMMARY   ENEMY   WEAPONS   FRIENDLY
  1 VC KIA   1 IWC   1 USMC WIA(M)
  1 VC POW  
  12 VN DETAINEES  

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Page 3 of this summary was a low resolution map of I Corps with arrows numbered 2 through 8 pointing to the locations of the actions described in the numbered paragraphs on pages 1 and 2 above. The location of CAF HQ on the coastline near Da Nang was also noted on the map, along with bases and cities such as Cam Lo, Camp Butler, Dong Ha, An Hoa and Chu Lai. Page 4 was the following distribution list.

DISTRIBUTION:
CG, FMFPac (Attn: G-5)
CG, III MAF
CG, XXIV Corps
Dep CG, XXIV Corps
CG, 101st Airborne
CG, 1st Mar Div (2 copies)
CG, Americal Div
Deputy Cmdr for Territorial, I Corps
AC/S, G-3, I Corps
Chief, Territorial Forces Div, CORDS III MAF
III MAF Staff Sections:

    G-2 (4 copies)
    G-3 (2 copies)
    G-5
    Force Inspector
    III MAF COC (6 copies)
    PsyOps (2 copies)
    CIB (4 copies)

XXIV Corps TOC (6 copies)
XXIV Corps AG (22 copies)
PSCD (2 copies)
CAF School (2 copies)
CAF Lang School
1st CAG (2 copies)
2nd CAG (13 copies)
3rd CAG (7 copies)
4th CAG (4 copies)
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