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Vietnam / Fighting / Trashcan #199988

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 06, 1968
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(Studio) Enemy attacks 101st airborne division company 26 mile N.W. of Saigon. 33 Americans killed; 41 injured. Survivors say Viet Cong used women and children as shields. 48 enemy dead. Terrorists set off TNT in government information center in Cholon district of Saigon. 8 killed; 15 hurt. Report on Viet Cong who attack ships and their new weapon.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Enemy hitting more merchant ships with dubbed "flying trashcan". Firing procedure show. [US/Navy Ordinance Expert Lieutenant Joe WALLIS - says never saw anything like it. It'll fly, but he doesn't know about flight stability. Sacrificing range and accuracy for large amount explosives.] It could sink ship if hits at waterline. Ordinance afraid Rube Goldberg working for VC.
REPORTER: David Culhane

Culhane, David;
Reasoner, Harry

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