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Vietnam War / Viet Cong Guerrilla Action #722

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 29, 1968
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(Studio) New guerrilla offensive by Communists may be shaping up in South Vietnam. Over Hanoi radio, Viet Cong order terrorist actions against troops and civilian officials. Fight conts. in Cambodian border area, where B-52s aid allies; and in Danang area. Casualties given. New Communist drive centered on pacification teams and combat units. United States Army's Medical Civic Action Platoon may be target. Such platoon featured.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Dong Hoa, South Vietnam) Band plays swing as pied piper for MedCap. While band plays, other members platoon perform civic action duties in Viet Cong infested village. Programs against disease and poverty launched. Dong Hoa orphanage noted. Viet Cong orphans show affection for soldiers of MedCap, who treat the children kindly. [sergeant Edward MCCURDY - tells of his effort to adopt one of the orphans.] Results hard to measure; program seems to work.
REPORTER: Craig Spence

Donaldson, Sam;
Spence, Craig

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