Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Aug 2 1967, Page 6

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - August 2, 1967, Tokyo, Japan 25th sweep uncovers pc classroom in Tunnel Saigon up american infantrymen sweeping through communist infested Countryside Northwest of Saigon uncovered an underground Viet Cong class room and infiltration route Way military spokesmen said the classroom was hidden in one of several tunnels Dis covered by elements of the 25th Northwest of cd along what is believed to be a key infiltration route from Cambodia to the infantrymen went after the reds Over Broad stretches of land Between the Saigon and Oriental found no the enemy was authorities but a Rifle team found the underground classroom and a hut filled with and Ameri can Tunnel rats turned up an other Tunnel Complex filled with training homemade hundreds of rounds of Small arms ammunition and six chinese communist made Gre the troopers also confiscated a Viet Cong Vietnam Bureau Saigon communist forces continued to Dodge any major fights with troops As Amer ican infantrymen continued 19 announced ground operations in South Vietnam the Only significant Battle re ported occurred when a patrol of the 5th Marine tangled with an estimated 25 to 30 communist soldiers 17 Miles South West of hoi fourteen communists were killed and four weapons were no Marine casualties were re the command released final casualty figures from saturdays four hour Battle be tween units of the 9th Marine and an enemy Force three Miles Northwest of con Thien in the Southern half of the forty reds were losses were 23 killed and 191 pc murder 21 civilians Vietnam Bureau shot and killed 21 vietnamese civilians saturday in two night raids in the Northern reports Here said Viet Cong broke into bang Lang Hamlet five Miles South of Hue and shot 14 civilians to two others were a the victims were relatives of South vietnamese near Chu other Viet Cong gunned Down seven including the chief and assistant chief of an Dien on terrorists slipped into Hiep Hoa Village near Bien Hoa and assassinated a Viet Cong Veteran Pilot Dies of 24 Vietnam Bureau Saigon first Karl the youngest Pilot to shoot Down a Mig and the air forces senior Veteran of the air War Over North died Friday from injuries suffered when his thunderchief was shot Down in the Southern the 24yearold Pilot died on his Mission Over North two Short of the 200 total that would have sent him Back to the United states on he had volunteered to take a second consecutive 100 Mission after his Jet w a s picked up by giant helicopter of a but died on the Way Back to a Hospital from injuries suffered when he ejected from his Crip pled during his three years As a Richter earned the distinguished flying Cross with one Oak Leaf the air medal with 13 Oak Leaf clusters and the air Force commendation he also was recently presented the vietnamese distinguished service medal by Premier Nguyen Cao Richter downed a Mig Over North Vietnam last when he was Richter Richter was a Jolly Green from the Side mixing a Batch of mortar an australian Soldier digs into the mud and As lie tries to the weapon the mortar i j t emplacement was in a Camp in Phuoc Tuy pro water of a ram flooded my mortar emplacement East of a lower House election moved up to 22 thais kills 2 grab 21 in week Bangkok a two communist terrorists were killed and 21 captured in a week of sporadic clashes with govern ment thai prime minis Ter thanin Kitti Fachorn said government outposts continued to receive sniper and two villages were Thanom said the terrorists were killed in widely separated one in Ubon province in the Northeast and the other in Nakorn sri thammarat in the Pacific stars stripes August 1967 Saigon a South Viet name provisional Assembly agreed monday to hold the elec Tion for a House of representatives 22 instead of in no vember As originally elections for a vice president and a Jom e in b e r Senate already Are scheduled for the Assembly previously had set the House election for the change in schedule was requested by chief of state Ngu yen Van the chairman of the military civilian National leadership committee Nolc that will continue to Rule the nation until the in a letter last week to Assembly chairman Phan Khac said there was no reason to wait too Long to hold the lower House elections and the sooner an elected govern ment was seated the in order to override Thieu request for a the provisional Assembly would have had to vote it Down by an absolute which it failed to do monday the House will number about 130 each representing about each of the 44 provinces will have at least one 578quifvc in one week Saigon a the num Ber of defectors from communist ranks swelled to 518 last about 100 More than in each of the previous two officials said the new total brings to the number of defectors who have come Over to the govern ment under the open arms pro Gram since the first of the up to this time last Viet Cong had turned themselves of the weeks 447 were 56 political and 15 from other Viet Cong jets Rake freight Yard Vietnam Bureau Rains held pilots to 90 mis Sions Over North Vietnam Navy sky Hawks and crusaders from the Carrier Oriskany touched off eight Large explosions at the Bac Giang freight Yard 27 Miles Northeast of pilots sky Hawks from the Carrier Bon homme Richard destroyed part of the Mong Duong trans former station 44 Miles North East of planes from a third the damaged a Bridge five Miles Southeast of Navy pilots flew Only mis Sions As the three carriers on Yankee station in the Tonkin Gulf reorganized attack plans were changed following the fire on the Carrier Forristal the Forrestal was re placed by the air Force phantoms from Danang raided a surface air missile site 25 Miles Southeast of Dong just above the pilots said they destroyed a missile transporter and set off two other phantoms wrecked three trucks and ignited five fires 10 Miles Northwest of Dong along North vietnamese roads toward Laos and the air Force b52s bombed enemy troops 22 Miles Northwest of Bong on the Central South vietnamese late sunday and struck communist bases near Danang monday Over the South pilots and Crew m e n killed 40 communist military spokesmen said 159 bunkers and five samoans were pc ammo dump blasted Vietnam Bureau Saigon Navy helicopters and the support ship Hunter Don county teamed up sunday night to destroy a Viet Cong ammunition and fuel dump near the Mouth of the Ham Luong River in the Mekong seven buildings were destroyed and six others damaged in the which left fuel burning and ammunition exploding for nearly two hours after the after government troops pin pointed the guerrilla Supply the copters hit first with rockets and machine one of the buildings exploded on the second then the Hunter Don county turned her 40mm guns on the setting off explosions that almost completely levelled the storage there were no reports of any enemy troops baffle ends in clean fun mine derails train Saigon Viet Cong firefight on the Village Vietnam Bureau Bong Vietnam the shouts of children nearly drowned out the sounds of the mine derailed a train in route from Tuy Hoa to Nha Trang tearing up Yards of no one was reported the train was guarded by a rail Road sentry but the mass baby washing splashed on and the civil affairs of the 2d 1st air armed Only with bars of was cleaning up the dependents of a formerly Scheld Vil Lage on the Bong son hard on the heels of an in Fantry company which had swept the Village and forced the communists to the team entered the Village of cd two pc were killed and 27 Cap tured in the the americans held a sick treated 250 people and noticed that nearly All the Chil Dren were lining up helmets and Jerry cans of they corralled the children and scrubbed we All had a Good said one dripping the kids were a Little afraid at but once they everyone got

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