Saigon—A multi-battalion force of the 3rd Brigade, 25th
Infantry Division is a member of the Army’s Task Force Oregon in Quang
Task Force Oregon has joined the units of the Ill Marine Amphibious
Force in the I Corps Tactical Zone to support Government of Vietnam forces.
The multi-brigade Army task force, commanded by Major General William
B Rosson, former chief of staff of the Military Assistance Command, is under
the operational control of the commanding general of III MAF.
Elements of the task force engaged an unknown number of enemy in
bunkers last Saturday night in an area five kilometers northwest of Duc Pho.
Fire was returned and artillery and a flareship were requested.
Twenty enemy were confirmed killed and five weapons captured. One U.S
soldier was wounded.
Light to moderate contact was reported Sunday by units of Task Force
One significant contact occurred when elements of the 25th’s 3rd
Brigade, supported by air strikes and Task Force Oregon artillery, accounted
for 50 enemy killed.
A 3rd Brigade, 25th Division company, killed 21 enemy Wednesday in an
engagement with an unknown size force seven kilometers north west of Duc
Two U.S. soldiers were killed and 16 wounded in the encounter.