CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 27, 1968
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(Studio) Enemy tries to overrun 2 allied outposts that guard infiltration rtes. to Saigon and Mekong Delta. 276 enemy killed. Il South Vietnam killed. Rptd. Communists may be trying to draw more troops from Saigon. At Da Nang, PFC Robert Vickers, 26, convicted of deaths of 2 Vietnam civilians and sentenced to life in prison. 2 of 7 tried for crime received lesser sentences and rest not tried yet. South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu sends envoy to Thailand to invite exiled General Duong Van Minh to return home. "Big Minh" left Vietnam in 1964. Remains popular; Thieu would like him as 1 of top political advisors.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
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