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Vietnam / Viet Cong District #221019

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 09, 1972
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(Studio) Despite Il years war, Duc Boa, South Vietnam, remains unchanged.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Duc Hoa, South Vietnam) December 22, 1961, Spec. 4 James Davis killed in Duc Hoa district near Saigon, 1st American killed in Vietnam war. District is still a VC stronghold. Area is rich with rice and vegetables. Residents lead prosperous lives. Family ties stronger then government allegiance. Govt. cannot protect people from Viet Cong terrorism. Viet Cong levies taxes on people. District is on main infiltration route from Cambodia to Saigon. Vietnamization almost complete in area; only 3 American advisers remain.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

Cronkite, Walter;
Wagner, Richard

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