European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Apr 7 1968, Page 1

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 7, 1968, Darmstadt, Hesse looters help themselves inside a uttered Northwest Washington supermarket. Arson also swept the nation s capital saturday. A photo 21 dead across nation from a and up dispatches Federal troops patrolling Washington were increased saturday to More than 12,000 soldiers paratroopers and marines As new episodes of racial disorder broke out in the nation s capital. Sources reported plans to boost the total even More in an Effort to curb the unrest. Five people were listed cv5 dead As incidents of arson and tooting resumed in the City in protest against the slaying of or. Martin Luther King. Sixteen deaths were reported in other racially troubled cities10 in Chicago two in Detroit and one each in new York Minneapolis Memphis and Tallahassee Fla. A police spokesman in washing ton said a sniping incident occurred just a Block from the department of Justice in downtown Washington mid yay Between the White House and the Capitol. All entrances to the Whitehouse wore closed except one Ana Sinding there was a Soldier n Battle dress with Bayonet am cd to his Rifle. A steel Cable Amer was stretched around the executive mansion. Trp Werc Brught to the Rilday to j up Washl so m 1 5-Mnn police Force try quell the outbreaks.xx8 be first Limo since my i that r�8ular . Troop been called on to Cope within the District of unofficial never pop a of . Forc to in euro Jet North Africa and the Middri eat vol. 26, no. 353 if 21855 a s doily 10 sunday sunday april 7, 1968 Capitol guards soldiers one Manning a machine gun stand guard on the Steps of the Capitol. A photo presence of the troops and in fit curfew brought a a Nuy Lull but Early Satur of morning marauders were As i on the streets. Olice spokesman Gilberty in Jolo announced the presence ? Law too s but did not entity the uuit8t a also told a news conference cleanup operation involve i j siege lifted at Khe Sanh Saigon a the 77-Day siege of Khe Sanh is Over. J a company of South Vietnam Ese paratroopers was dropped into the . Marines combat base by helicopter saturday for the first link up of Allied vietnamese airborne troops were expected to follow. Even More significant the move apparently signalled the be ginning of the withdrawal of at least some of the 6,000 marines from the base it is expected that South Viet namese troops will take Over de sense of most of the two Square mile fortress freeing six Marine battalions to launch offensive thrusts outside the base instead of being in Static defensive positions. . Senior military planner sin Saigon had hinted that at least some of the marines Manning the fortress May be replaced by the South vietnamese troops. Already one battalion Otma Rines about 1,000 men. Has moved outside the barbed wire ring around the base and is push ing southward rooting out North vietnamese troops from the Hills near the laotian Hundred South Vietnam Ese rangers have been holding the Southern perimeter of the base since the siege began jan.21. An estimated 14.000 North vietnamese had encircled Thos

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