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Vietnam / Fighting / United States Embassy #199939

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 04, 1968
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(Studio) Command center for United States forces in Central Highlands, Nha Trang, 1 of targets of Viet Cong mortar and rocket attacks. 1 killed; 38 wounded. Report on security measures.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Roof of 7 story United States Embassy has sandbag bunker on roof. US mil. embarrassed by TET offensive. Bunkers manned around clock. [Embassy Security Ofr. Michael COUGLIN - says embassy is prime target because it's symbolical. Expects trouble.] MPs suspicious of everyone. [SPEC. 4/c Larry GRANT - says many Viet Cong go by every day. Sometimes wish they'd hurry up and get here. Suspicious of all Vietnam.] [sergeant James SWANSON - says look for suspicious vehicle. Get taxi cabs away from building Always watching.] Viet Cong agent carrying sketches of embassy captured.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

Kalb, Bernard;
Reasoner, Harry

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