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Vietnam / Truce and Violations / Marshall #201814

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 29, 1969
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(Studio) Enemy begins three-day truce for New Year's. Light action reported. Allies to have one-day truce. Allies charge enemy with more than 100 truce violations during Christmas. One was attack on Lai Khe patrol. Captain John Marshall only survivor.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(South Vietnam) [Captain MARSHALL - describes ambush on jeep. All killed but he. Tried to surrender but was cut down by fire. After a time, enemy stripped jeep and men of equipment. Played dead. Enemy set fire to jeep and bodies. Picked up next a.m. Ready to go back after he's fixed up.]
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

Reasoner, Harry;
Shepard, Gary

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