23rd Infantry (Americal) Operations in Vietnam

The Americal Division (23rd Infantry Division) was involved in operations throughout I Corps during its tour in Vietnam; 1965-1973. Some operations occurred simultaneously and were incorporated as different phases of larger operations. Units of the Americal Division won 14 battle streamers out of a possible 17 credited to the I Corps area of operations, not participating in the three earliest ones.

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Operation Name Dates Operational Area Units Involved Enemy KIA U.S. KIA
Attleboro 14 Sep - 24 Nov 66 War Zone "C" 196th LIB, 173rd Abn 1,106 67
(18 BNs) (72 Days) Tay Ninh Province 1st & 4th Inf. Divs
Cedar Falls 8 Jan - 28 Jan 67 War Zone "C" 1st, 25th Inf Div, 750 72
(83 days) Binh Duong Province 196th LIB, 173rd Abn, 11th Cav
Gadsden 3 Feb - 21 Feb 67 NW Tay Ninh Province 25th Inf Div, 196th LIB 161 29
(18 days) 3rd Bde, 4th Inf
Junction City 22 Feb - 14 May 67 War Zone "C" 1st, 4th, 25th Inf Div, 2,728 282
(22 BNs) (83 days) Tay Ninh Province 196th LIB, 173rd Abn, 11th Cav
Cook 19 Jun 67 Quang Ngai Province 3rd Bde 4th Inf, 196th LIB ? ?
(1 day) 1st Bde 101st Abn
Benton 12 Aug - 1 Sep 67 Quang Tin Province 101st Abn Div, 196th LIB 397 45
(20 days) 196th LIB
Wheeler/Wallowa 9 Nov 67 - 11 Nov 68 Quang Nam Province 23rd Infantry Div 10,020 683
(22 BNs) (367 days) Quang Tin Province
Binh Son Support 3 Dec - 5 Dec 67 Chu Lai area 198th LIB ? ?
(3 days)
Muscatine 19 Dec 67-10 Jun 68 Quang Ngai Province 23rd Infantry Div 1,129 142
(9 BNs) (175 days)
Haverford 13 Jan - 18 Feb 68 Gia Dinh Province 198th LIB ? ?
(35 days) Long An Province
Golden Valley 10 May - 12 May 68 Quang Tin Province 196th LIB ? ?
(2 days) Kham Duc
Burlington Trail 8 Apr - 11 Nov 68 Quang Tin Province 198th LIB 1,931 212
(216 days) Quang Nam Province
Delaware 19 Apr - 17 May 68 Thua Thien Province 101st Abn, 82nd Abn, 196th LIB 869 45
(32 BNs) (29 days) (A Shau Valley) 1st Mar Div, 1st Cav
Chattachoochee Swamp 20 Jun - 30 Jun 68 Quang Ngai Province 3rd Bn, 11th LIB ? ?
(10 days) Song Tam Rao Valley ARVN 2nd Div
Pochahontas Forest 5 Jul 3 Aug 68 Quang Tri/Quang Tin Provinces 196th LIB; 5/46, 198th LIB ? ?
(29 days) Hiep Duc Valley 1st Bn, 26th Marines; ARVN 5th Rgt.
Vance Canyon 20 Jun 2 Jul 68 Quang Ngai Province 198th LIB ? ?
(12 days)
Alice 1-9 Sep 68 Quang Ninh Province 23rd Infantry Div ? ?
(8 days)
Champaign Grove 3 - 24 Sep 68 Quang Ngai Province 23rd Infantry Div 378 15
(21 days)
Dukes Glade 1 Oct - 8 Oct 68 Quang Nam Province 11th LIB ? ?
(7 days)
Logan Field 7 Oct - 12 Oct 68 Quang Ngai Province 1/20th, 11th LIB 14 13
(5 days) 23rd Inf Div
Dale Common 18 Oct - 19 Oct 68 Quang Ngai Province 11th LIB 23 ?
(2 days) 3rd Bde, 1st Inf Div
Vernon Lake I 25 Oct - 2 Nov 68 Quang Ngai Province 11th LIB ? ?
(2 days) Song Re Valley 3rd Bde, 1st Inf Div
Vernon Lake II 2 Nov 68 - 28 Feb 69 Quang Ngai Province 1/46 196th LIB, A&B 1/20, D 4/3 455 35
(87 days) Song Re Valley
Hardin Falls 5 Jul 3 Aug 68 Quang Ngai Province 198th LIB ? ?
(31 days)
Fayette Canyon 15 Dec 68 - 28 Feb 69 Quang Nam Province 2/1 & 4/31 196th LIB, 1/46 198th LIB 322 72
(74 days)
Russell Beach 15 Jan - 20 Jan 69 Quang Tin Province 5/46 198th LIB, 4/3 11th LIB, 101st Abn Div ? ?
(5 days) Batangan Peninsula 3rd Bn, 26th Marines, ARVN
Iron Mountain 28 Feb 69 - 31 Mar 71 Quang Ngai Province 11th LIB, 4th ARVN 4,476 340
(4BNs) (732 days)
Frederick Hill 18 Mar 69 - 28 Feb 71 Quang Tin/Quang Ngai Provinces 196th LIB, 5th ARVN 7,524 600
(5 BNs) (713 days) (Tien Phuoc)
Geneva Park 18 Mar 69 - 28 Feb 71 Quang Tin Province 198th & 6th ARVN 2,237 253
(4 BNs) (713 days) Quang Ngai Province
Lamar Plain 16 May - 13 Aug 69 Quang Tin Province 23rd Inf Div, 101st Abn Div 524 478
(3BNs) (90 days) SW of Tam Ky
Nantucket Beach 20 Jul 69 - 8 Mar 71 Quang Ngai Province 23rd Inf Div 630 0
(3BNs) (597 days)
Dakota Clint 10 Feb - 29 Mar 70 Mai Loc 11th LIB, 1 Bde RF's 19 2 RF's
(47 days)
Elk Canyon I 12 Jul - Aug 70 Quang Tri Province 196th LIB ? ?
(45 days) Kham Duc area
Elk Canyon II 27 Aug - 29 Sep 70 Quang Tri Province 196th LIB ? ?
(33 days) Kham Duc area
Middlesex Peak 1 Mar - 1 Jul 71 Quang Nam Province 196th LIB, 198th LIB 463 ?
(122 days) Kham Duc area
Finney Hill 1 Mar - 1 Jul 71 Quang Ngai Province 23rd Inf Div 781 93
(122 days)
Unnamed op 1 Jul - 4 Oct 71 Quang Ngai Province 23rd Inf Div 324 ?
(96 days)
Keystone Oriole (Charlie) 1 Sep - 30 Nov 71 Redeploy to US 11th LIB, 98th LIB