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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 20, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseUnofficial new pop of of . Fer cts in Europe North Africa and the Middle East vol. 26, no. 306 if 21855 a tuesday february 20, 1968 is daily 10 sunday d Tan son Nhut again by red rockets Home on the Range the old West flickers briefly to life in John Day ore., As real live cowboys Wrangle 400 cows right through main Street. Some 1,400 cattle were driven through town during the Day to Home ranches for Home bound go killed 48 injured from a and up1 dispatches Saigon communist rockets slammed into Tan son Nhut air base Here forthe second consecutive Day monday in two fighting was under Way on two sides of the key base. Vietnamese troops backed by american helicopters attacked communist positions where the rocket Sites were believed to fighting entered around the Village of Tan Thoi three Miles Northwest of Tan son Nhut and near a Bridge spanning the Saigon River about three Miles East of the base the mos important in South Vietnam. The first rocket attack on Theta son Nhut base monday morning scored a direct hit on the passenger terminal and killed one american Soldier who had served his year in Vietnam and was awaiting air transport of his homeward cont. On Page a col. 1 reporter s report h got wounded today editor s note up correspondent Alvin b. Webb or. Suffered minor shrapnel wound sin the leg and lower Back Mon Day while covering the bitter Street fighting in Hue. A time Magazine correspondent Davi Greenway with him also suffered slight injuries. Here i Webb s account As dictated from his Hospital bed to a Fel Low correspondent. Up Hue up i got wounded today. A mortar round hit about four feet away while i was trying to help remove wounded Marine who had been hit in the Throat. We were with Delta company,1st battalion 5th marines moving along Well when All hell broke Loose. A Marine sergeant and i had been pinned Down for about an hour. Snipers had us zeroed in. They put four rounds within four feet of my head. Two Young marines got killed on Awall to my right. Screams were terrible. I la never for get them. Round that got us i did thear coming in. We had just reached wounded kid an someone said Okay you hold his head when it started spinning right leg went numb. Then awful pain in foot. I heard screams to my rear. The sergeant was hit in both legs and the Arm. Our medic was hit in the leg. I crawled under a truck an gritted my Teeth. My wounds include shrapnel in right foot leg right Arm and Back of head. Last not much i Don think. They finally got us just performed an emergency tracheotomy on the kid we had been carrying. Herode out with us on truck a tube sticking from his they told me at the Aid station that he just died. I attired and Hurt. They Are taking me Back. Idon t know where. Webb was taken to the .military Hospital at Phu Bai just below Hue. First report said he would have to remain in cont. On Page 2k, col. H May match a. Icbms soon Washington a defens Secretary Robert s. Mcnamara fas told Congress the soviet Union May have As Many land based intercontinental ballistic missiles icbms As the United states by mid-1969, the Pentagon disclosed monday. It marked the first time a .official has publicly projected a Date when Russia might catchup with the United states in terms of strategic land base launchers. The defense department said however the introduction of multiple warheads on existing a. Missiles will give the United states a three40 0ne or Jour to one Lead in separately targe table nuclear bombs for the next six to eight years. Ane Pentagon did not specify Nen Mcnamara told Congress soviet upsurge in strategic missiles but it was presumably recent Days when he testified closed doors to con Gressional committees consider ing the defense budget. Mcnamara s heavily censored annual military statement which was presented to Congress inmate january credited the soviet Union with 720 land based icbms As of last oct. 1, compared with cont. On Page col. V Oscar nominations and clyde9 guess who9 at ton Hollywood a Bonnieann Clyde and guess who s coming to dinner took to honors in the 40th annual acad Emy awards nominations Mon Day with 10 mentions apiece. Spencer Tracy who died Las year was named among the Best actors for his final performance in guess who s coming to it was the ninth Nomina Tion for the two time first time nominees for Best actors were Warren Beatty for Bonnie and Clyde and dus tin Hoffman for the also named were Paul Newman for Cool hand Luke Tor ub9 and Rod Steiger for in the heat of the three past winners won Nomi nations for Best Anne Bancroft the graduate Audrey Hepburn wait until dark and Katharine Hepburn guess who s coming to Din the other nominees were newcomer Faye Dunaway for Bonnie and Clyde and the vet eran Dame Edith a ans for the nominees for Best picture cont. On Page 2t, col. I president jew a i Pye was if cot without so Wpm la a he talked with from ther a a i you i Wolf it i � i she knew the wounded Man yep Jedi. Maybe she wanted to get out before 1 got Here John son Vietnam Veteran told Johnson he was a truck i St late new. Washington a White House task Force recommended monday a Broad Range of Cut rate prices for tourist services including a 50-per cent discount on Domestic air line fares to attract foreign visitors to the United states

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