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Vietnam / Ben Het / Montagnards / Casualties #204272

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 26, 1969
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(Studio) Special Forces camp at Ben Het under siege for 52 days. Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Marquis says enemy could take camp if they wanted to pay high price. Camp depends on airdrops for supplies. Camp consists of American artillery unit, some Green Berets, and mostly Montagnards. Site no test of South Vietnam Army.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Near Ben Het, South Vietnam) CIDG, (Civilian Irregular Defense Group), worst of South Vietnam regiments. They're paid by United States to fight. Don't like South Vietnam or North Vietnam. [Advisor sergeant Robert MULCAHY - says sometimes they'll sit down when don't want to go. Takes good advisor to keep them going. If we left, would probably go back to villages.] If money stops, they'll probably quit fighting.
REPORTER: Don Webster

(Studio) Night after DW report, drunken Montagnards got in gunfight with South Vietnam regulars. 1 killed. Casualties reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Webster, Don

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