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Vietnam / Fighting / Con Thien #199753

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 20, 1968
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(Studio) Allies invade DMZ (demilitarized zone) to seek and destroy enemy staging areas. 2,000 Marines flown to Ben Hai River to assist. United Press International casualty figures cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Con Thien, South Vietnam) 1st brigade, 5th mechanized division gets jurisdiction over "Leatherneck Sq." [sergeant Major Emil TEPSITCH - says we're here to kill. Our unit goes on foot Man on the ground will win. Must shoot back whether it's the DMZ (demilitarized zone) or not.] [Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Selby LITTLE - says to secure 2 bases and interdict infiltration rtes. Not concerned about monsoon season.] Rain cuts down on air power. Doesn't hamper enemy artillery.
REPORTER: Tony Sargent

Cronkite, Walter;
Sargent, Tony

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