European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 29 1968, Page 1

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 29, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseYou Lead i la follow a . Soldier takes a Cue from vietnamese Warrior of a past Century As he cautiously goes on patrol in Hue s Citadel. There was Little time to take in the Cul Tural aspects of the Imperial City however As Allied troops re took the fortress from the die hard Viet Cong. A photo reds dig trenches within 100 Yards of Khe Sanh base Saigon up North Viet namese troops wednesday were reported within 100 Yards of . Marine base at Khe Sanh digging zigzagged trenches tactic used successfully by the Viet Minh in causing the fall up correspondent Robert Ibra him reported from Khe Sanh that the trenches were clearly in evid ence on the South Side of the base where some 5,000 . Marines Are surrounded by an estimated 16,000 North vietnamese soldiers. In the Battle of Dieni Enshu i North Vietnam 14 years ago communist Viet Minh Force managed to infiltrate the French held perimeter by sending Waves of troops through trenches dug in a zigzagged pattern to Evadea direct line of fire. Go for broke Khe Sanh located in South Vietnam s northernmost province about 12 Miles South of the de militarized zone do has be come a focal Point of the War since . Military commander in. William c. Westmoreland predicted it would be North Viet Nam s next target in a go for broke offensive. . B52 s t r a t o fortresses bombed within three Miles of the weather fair to partly Cloudy with Early morning ,.,.? creasing cloudiness Friday. Frank Heidelberg h0h 40, Low 28. Tempera or recorded wednesday get j 44 am pm 23 37 Munich p 32 46 Paris p 36 46 Prestwick c 64 Rome p 4 4 am pm 48 31 30 28 36 31 48 Athens cd 48 Aviano p 32 Berlin r 41 Frankfurt p 41 London o w Madrid p 43 54 67 wheelus p a partly Cloudy 2nd weather win a base wednesday and Jet fighter bombers and helicopters provided even closer support. Nevertheless Ibrahim reported the North vietnamese were Able to continue front. On Page 23, col. 5 Romney pulls out of gop Campaign says his candidacy unpopular Washington a Michigan gov. George rom Ney quit the Republican presidential nomination contest wednesday. He said it was Clear to him that his candidacy had not won wide told a news Confer ence broadcast by to and radio that it was desirable that Republican leaders have an Opportunity to make plans now for choosing a governors he said have an Opportunity tomake a substantial Effort to nominate a was immediate recognition among Republican Leader that Romney s action had projected new York gov. Nelson into the thick of a contest for the nomination wit former vice president Richard m. . Hugh Scott r-pa., a Romney supporter said he Hopes Rockefeller will become an Active leave the Campaign with regret Romney said. I a deeply grateful to the Many peo ple who have worked so hard for mentioning Rockefeller who had been backing his candidacy Romney said that the new Yor governor has Given me More than i have Given quitting the race front. On Page 2k, col. 1 stars an

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