European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 9 1968, Page 1

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 9, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseKhe san As Battles rage All along Doz from a and up dispatches Saigon North vietnamese artillery pounded Khe Sanh thursday As heavy fighting raged All along the demilitarized one. . Military spokesmen said the communists had brought up More tanks like those which overran the Lang Vei special forces Camp whose capture put More pressure on the Marine base at Khe Sanh. The spokesmen said units of the 1st air Cav div and Bobby hits Viet policy illusions . Marines at Khe Sanh improve their fortifications daring lulls in the bar rages of rocket artillery and mortar fire which the communists Are sending in. A photo if vol of ithe stars and troops of the 101st airborne ought a series of engage ments against parts of two North vietnamese divisions. They said the reds lost 119killed in fighting hear Gio Linh Dong a and Gamp Carroll . the Doz. At Khe Sanh communist gun ners slammed More than 300 rounds of artillery rocket an mortar fire into Marine positions and assaulted a battalion outpost about a mile from the base perimeter. The North vietnamese troop forced the marines off one half of the Hilltop outpost but the leathernecks counterattacked near Dawn with heavy artillery and air support and drove the communist troops was no information Avail Able about casualties. Lang Vei three Miles West of the Khe Sanh base and four Miles unofficial newspaper of . Forces in Europe North Africa and the Middle East vol. 26, no. 295 if 21855 a 5 daily 10 sunday Friday february 9, 1968 map on Page 4 from the laotian Border fell tothe tank led North vietnamese infantrymen in a furious 400 or so defenders including 24 american special forces cont. On Page it col. To new York up mayor John Lindsay declared a health emergency thursday in Newyork because of the garbage strike and ordered the transferor nearly 3,000 City employees to emergency duty in the sanitation department to collect the mountains of rotting refuse littering the City streets. A municipal workers Union official however told the men affected by the Transfer order to disobey it. John j. Delury the sanitation Titens Union president was or dered taken from jail where heis serving a 15-Day term for Lead ing the garbage strike for an emergency meeting with Lind say and gov. Nelson Rockefeller weather Clouds to Cloudy with widely 8howr� Little change High 45, Low 30. Temperatures recorded thursday col. A

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