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Christmas / Vietnam War #198981

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 25, 1968
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(Studio) Allies' cease-fire ends. Communists' cease-fire has some hours to go. Both accuse violations. Casualties noted. One violation occurs during Christmas service in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam) At Fire base Junction City, Christmas service held. [Chaplain Billy Joe PRICE - reads Bible.] While service in progress, enemy mortar rounds explode. Film shown. Fire returned by United States troops. Worship area changes to scene of Catholic Mass. [Priest, Captain John SMITH - conducts service.] [Spec. 4th Class John STRINGER - notes hot weather. Was in South Korea last Christmas. Will make best of it.] [TROOPS - sing "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear."]
REPORTER: Tony Sargent

Cronkite, Walter;
Sargent, Tony

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