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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - September 8, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseA col. Tenry eaters a. ,. Vietnam err legend by George me Arthu Saigon a the lanky Bird colonel sprawled awk Wardly on the Hospital bed carefully protecting a swollen right Arm bandaged from the shoulder Sandy hair was thin Ning the eyes were weary and his lean legs poked from ill fitting pyjamas. In Blu Hospital garb he looked pretty much like others in the Ward but he was one of the few authentic and living legends i Vietnam. The four Star commander of american forces Gruff spoken Gen. Creighton w. Abrams had stopped by to pass a few old Soldier jokes. Other generals and less exalted ranks had dropped in. Some new correspondents old friends had dropped . Henry Emerson 42, friends As Hank and called the gunfight or by his men was pleased by the the hell he said. I guess if you have to go it Good to go out winning. I m Lucky to be alive at All. What bothered Emerson was leaving behind the 1st brigade of the 9th inf div some 4,000men he had led seven months and folded into possibly the Best infantry brigade in Viet Nam. It took a Little while to realize that my Days As a brigade commander were probably Over Emerson shrugged. The Arm will prob ably be All right in a couple of months but somebody else will have the brigade by then. It s probably a staff Job for s first combat to kill wound was a Long time catch ing him. He emerged decorated but unscathed from the Korea War and an earlier tour in Vietnam which be spent fight ing in the Jungles As a battalion commander with the 101st air borne. He was a legend before that Lour was Over one of the first unit commanders in the War to cont. On Phi be 2tl col t a bears Edge Myers. Ire series opener. �. Story Oit Page 21 Enol Finiol new Poper of . In Europe North afr co Ond the Middle a of. 27, no 143 if 21855 a sunday september 8, 1968 5 daily. 10 sunday 0 invades Texas s huh Johnson Dubcek talks i with soviet Diplomat Prague a Vasily in. Kuznetsov the soviet Union s top diplomatic trouble shooter met saturday with Alexander Dubcek the re form minced chief of soviet to c c u p i e d Czechoslovakia s communist party. An official announcement Saidie two exchanged views on re lations Between their two coun tries and communist parties. J . Who is the soviet Union s first Deputy foreign min cont on Pago 2j, col. 1 i Romania May Bow to Russ Bucharest a Romani reportedly has bowed to soviet demands for talks on renewal Ofa him ral Friendship and assistance treaty in an Effort tease Kremlin pressure in the Wake of the czechoslovak said that the re a Jmc of the president and communist party chief Nicolae eau alarmed by reports of red Nim. Movements along the East by reluctantly agreed to m consider soviet terms for sex Jension of the 20-year pact of which formally ran out in car jury this no talks to to held Here next Mon ii wore expected to focus on i Al a issues in the soviet draft ii. Derman problem and the quo Tiomi of Mutual consultations political and military winners All five winners including double Winner display their trophies after three preliminary rounds of the miss americ pageant in Atlantic City . From left Linda Fitts miss Florida Talent Winner Judith Ford miss Illinois Talent and swimsuit Cherie Davis miss Virginia Talent Susan Thompson miss Iowa swimsuit and Del Lynne catching miss Alabama swimsuit. The new miss Amer Ica was being chosen saturday night. A seeks to Cut into backing of Wallace Houston up Richard m. Nixon flew into president Johnson s territory Over the weekend and criticized vice president Hubert h. Humphrey As a defender of the Johnson adm Nistra administration has frittered away the greatest military Power in history in a policy of piecemeal escalation in Viet i Nam the Republican presidential candidate said. Nixon said the administration has presided during a time when crime is rising nine times As fast As the population and when government spending programs have caused financial than government hous ing government welfare and government jobs let s provide in Tco of on unfit s1. Cd w Romania is the Only comm k of. On Pyc 8 0oj. To Chase mexicans Rescue defecting cuban Mexico City up a defecting cuban code expert who said he was kidnapped by Castro agents was rescued by mexican Federal police Friday night us the cuban ambassador and his staff tried to wrestle him aboard Havana bound plane. Federal agents said the de Fector. Juan Ojeda appeared to have been drugged. He fought with cuban guard through the Mexico City Airport in the dramatic last chapter Ofa spy thriller Chase that began Halfway around the world in , 24, was chief code expert at the cuban Mission i Jakarta. Reliable diplomatic sources reported he tried to defect there and the cuban govern ment sent two Security agents touring him Back to Havana. He escaped from the agents injury finding Asylum in the mexi can embassy the sources mexican foreign office granted him a visa As an Ordi nary tourist and he Dis appeared from Jakarta july 27.there was speculation at the time never confirmed that height have gone to the . Central intelligence Agency with his knowledge of Castro codes. Wea partly Cloudy Iki Heid Ellenj High 71, 1 recorded saturday c4 4 am pm 8t Adana p m 75 ath it p 6j 77 Aviano. P 69 w brain p50 70 Frankfurt p 47 72 London p p partly Cloudy r her sunday. Frankfurt-3w &3. Temperatures it 4 4 am pm67 e Madrid p 48 m Munich ass 73 Par p 43 64 prot twice. 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