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Vietnam / Fighting / Patrol Boats #441730

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 05, 1968
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(Studio) 100 mile southwest of Saigon, American troops capture 50 Viet Cong suspects. 44 enemy killed near Saigon. In Mekong Delta, Brigadier General Franklin Davis, Junior, commander 199th light infantry brigade, wounded. Report on new tactic used by Navy.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Mekong River, South Vietnam) Delta hard to patrol, tempting to infiltrate. Navy anchors floating base 5 miles from Cambodia. Patrol boat stops Sampan. Last month, Army boat crossed border; crew not released. Navy has warning signs up; patrol boats turn back allied ships that might excuse incident.
REPORTER: Ken. Bernstein

Bernstein, Ken.;
Huntley, Chet

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