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Vietnam / Ben Het #204305

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 27, 1969
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(Studio) Reporter reaches besieged Ben Het and finds it defended by 700 men: mostly Montagnards, artillery unit, and special forces.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Ben Het, South Vietnam) Communists have upper hand. Siege vicious; United States troops unhappy. [Pfc. James ROBY, JR. - says getting chewed up.] [Pfc. Michael REDMON - says need infantry.] [ROBY - says can't get food or ammunition] CIDGs (Civilian Irregular Defense Group) hired by United States to fight. [CIDG Advisor Lieutenant Colonel Andrew MARQUIS - says letters told United States to quit fighting useless cause and told South Vietnam they wouldn't kill them in camp.] [SP/5 Reagan McDANIEL - says ARVN test and they can't stand alone.] South Vietnam troops not ready to take over.
REPORTER: Don Webster; Cameraman: Skip Brown Sound: D. V. Hai

(Studio) United States cargo planes drop 40 tons supplies here and new company government irregulars brought in.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Webster, Don

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