R 010743Z JAN 69
FROM: CTF ONE ONE FIVE
TO: PCF EIGHT EIGHT
INFO: ONE ONE FIVE PT FOUR/CTU ONE ONE FIVE PT FOUR PT SEVEN
         SA IV CTZ//COMNAVFORV/NILO RACH GIA/NILO HA TIEN

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A. PCF 88 260506Z DEC 68 NOTAL
B. FOURTH CZIO 310650Z DEC 68 NOTAL

1. (C) REF A REPORTS A HEAVY FIRE FIGHT BETWEEN VC AND KKK FORCES ALONG THE CAMBODIAN BORDER AS THE IMPROBABLE RESULT OF YOUR HAVING REVEALED THEIR RESPECTIVE HIDDEN POSITIONS WHILE ILLUMINATION A SUSPICIOUS WATERBORNE CONTACT.

2. (C) REF B IS A FOLLOWUP INTELLIGENCE REPORT (UNEVAL) INDICATING THE VC SUFFERED 22 KIA/WIA WHILE THE KKK SUFFERED 15 KIA AND 7 WIA DURING THE ENGAGEMENT.

3. (C) THIS HIGHLY REMARKABLE IF NOT BAZAAR OCCURENCE AND THE RESULTING CASUALTIES TO BOTH SIDES SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISHED WITH ONE ILLUMINATION ROUND WHAT IT MIGHT WELL HAVE TAKEN A SUBSTANTIAL ALLIED OPERATION TO ACHIEVE AT THE POSSIBLE COST OF MANY LIVES.

4. (U) WHILE IT IS RECOGNIZED THAT THIS ACTION OCCURED ONLY BECAUSE YOU WERE AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME, NONETHELESS PLEASE ACCEPT MY HEARTY WELL DONE FOR HAVING PUT THE MATCH TO A HIGHLY EXPLOSIVE POWDER KEG.

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