16 Feb 1969

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Friendly Villager Points Out Mine

BAN ME THUOT Information from a friendly Montagnard villager led troops of the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry to an antitank mine in a road near Landing Zone Steadfast north of here.

The villager told a Kit Carson Scout attached to Delta Company about the mine. The 1st Platoon was dispatched with the Montagnard to find the device.

On the road linking LZ Steadfast with the battalion water-point, the platoon found a plastic antitank mine 10 inches in diameter and three inches thick with a pressure detonating device.

The Montagnard was rewarded for his part in the safe removal of the mine.


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