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Vietnam / Fighting / Marine Homecoming #441926

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 17, 1968
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(Studio) South of DMZ, Marine unit barraged and attacked by enemy. 25 Marines killed; 126 hurt. 27 enemy dead. Enemy ambushes South Vietnam ranger force South of Da Nang. 37 South Vietnam killed. Aiding ranger force kills 82 North Vietnam. 27th Marine reg. sent home Thursday
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(San Diego, California) Marines sent home because they had done share of fighting before TET offensive when they were called again. Men greeted by families. Men receive welcome from city. Reg. received 1,500 Purple Hearts during combat. Vets. get 20 days leave and new duties in US. Men march in street.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

Huntley, Chet;
Wordham, Bill

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