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Vietnam / Fighting / Sweeps / Racial Riot #199795

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 24, 1968
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(Studio) American infantrymen sweep Communist stronghold in Mekong Delta. Marine sweep of DMZ (demilitarized zone) produces enemy weapons cache.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DMZ) Marines force enemy to retreat. Tons of supplies and ammunition hidden in area. Caches shown. Weapons to be destroyed. North Vietnam lived here. 9th United States Marine Corps reg., 3rd division conducted operation. [Colonel Robert BARROW - says uncovered supplies and ammunition and encountered elements of North Vietnam main forces. Feel 320th North Vietnam division rendered ineffective during monsoon.] Will take North Vietnam mos. to resupply area.
REPORTER: Tony Sargent

(Studio) Riot with racial overtones occurs at servicemen's stkade. at Long Binh month ago. 1 white soldier killed and 65 GIs hurt. United Press International reports that 12 black prisoners still control section of stkade. They're recing. food and water, but are ignored; hoped they'll rejoin rest of men.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Sargent, Tony
Duration:
00:03:30

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