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Vietnam / Battleship New Jersey #199920

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 30, 1968
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(Studio) Battleship New Jersey fires into DMZ.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam) United States hopes Hanoi will consider ship just another weapon. Decision to use her made in August, 1967. Ship shown. 1,600 men aboard her. Twice as many men in World War II. [Captain J. Edward SNYDER JR. - says "New Jersey" put into commission to provide field artillery support to forces in S.E. Asia. Don't have to slug it out with battleship because we're the only 1.] Practice firing shown. [Rear Admiral Sam MOORE - says she'll hit deepest targets.] [Executive Ofr. Commander James ELFELT - says living conditions adequate. 4 man mess tables now instead of long tables. Have air conditioning.]
REPORTER: Don Webster

Cronkite, Walter;
Webster, Don

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