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Vietnam / Peace Talks / New Jersey / Copters #169

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 02, 1968
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(Studio) Hanoi representative Xuan Thuy rejects Humphrey's plan to end North Vietnam bombing. Tells Ambassador Averell Harriman that Humphrey, like President Johnson, still demands reciprocity. Hanoi says United States battleship "New Jersey" shows falseness of American claims of deescalating and seeking peace. Says "New Jersey" shelling civilian areas and DMZ. "New Jersey" shells enemy bunkers, supply lines and truck parking areas.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Aboard "New Jersey") "New Jersey" can reach targets that could only be gotten by air before. Mission is shore bombardment. Shown in action. Navy feels expense in ship will be justified in saving lives and equipment.
REPORTER: Bill Brannigan

(Studio) 2 copters with American wounded downed by North Vietnam West of Tam Ky. North casualties given; copters marked with red crosses.
REPORTER: No reporter given

Brannigan, Bill;
Reynolds, Frank

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