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Vietnam / First American Killed / Duc Hoa / Tennessee #3486

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 22, 1969
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(Studio) Today North Vietnam Army Day, but fighting light. 8 years ago today, 1st American serviceman killed in Vietnam ambush.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Duc Hoa, South Vietnam) Pentagon records show Sp/4 James Thomas Davis died near South Vietnam church. Few positive changes in area since 1960. Reconnaissance-intelligence platoon all that's left, [1st Lieutenant William R. HYDER - says possible for man to get killed here again. In September, 2 killed.] Highway 10 not secure at night. Outpost infiltrated by VC.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Report on Davis's hometown.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Livingston, Tennessee) 2,000 population Davis's home and neighborhood shown, Father, James Clarence Davis, druggist for 35 years 5 more Overton Cnty. boys were killed in Vietnam. Graves shown of Davis, John Leslie Bradford, and James L. Hicks. War too long.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

Koppel, Ted;
Murphy, Charles;
Smith, Howard K.

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