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Vietnam / Johnson / Action / Medal Ceremony #570

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 19, 1968
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(Studio) President Johnson warns of bitter fighting ahead in Vietnam. Allied bases near Da Nang shelled. South Vietnam ammunition supply hit. 1 American killed, damage light. Enemy spotted 20 mile South of Da Nang. 48 enemy killed. Report on medal awards ceremony.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) 5 Army heroes commended. [JOHNSON - says other bitter days and battles lie ahead. Just possibility of peace. Will need more courage, wisdom and steadiness.] 1st award given to Catholic priest, Captain Angelo Liteky. Other awards given to Spec. Gary Wetzel, Spec. Dwight Johnson, sergeant Sam Davis and Captain James Taylor. [JOHNSON - awarded only 30 Congress medals of honor. Quotes other President saying rather have Congress medal than be President]
REPORTER: Bill Downs

Downs, Bill;
Reynolds, Frank

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