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Vietnam / Fighting / Pacification #441994

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 02, 1968
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(Studio) Enemy bombards center of Da Nang. 27 civilians killed; 46 wounded. North and west of Saigon, B-52 bombers drop 175 tons bombs on enemy infiltration rtes. Pacification program in South Vietnam disrupted by 2 enemy offensives. Allies patch it up.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Long An Province) Viet Cong active in area. Loc Tien Mot described as pacified hamlet; pacified 3 times. Army has young men. Last pacification team stayed for 6 mos. School and dispensary left behind. School burned 3 times. Dispensary open 4 mos.; few use it due to reprisal fear. No medicine or equipment. Viet Cong took it away 1 night. Hamlet chief says more troops needed to make village safe. Says guerrillas collect taxes at night. 2 companies of South Vietnam regular forces around village. Move freely in day but pull back in hamlet at night. American and South Vietnam troops look for VC. Area still not pacified fully.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

Huntley, Chet;
Trotta, Liz

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