Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Aug 6 1967, Page 12

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - August 6, 1967, Tokyo, Japan V us photo by Phi Robinson Navy Landing Craft escorted by a Swift boat Tow the captured enemy gun runner to Chu the 120foot steel hulled trawler is the eighth captured by Market time photos and Story by Henry Hansen Vietnam Bureau Vietnam Premier Nguyen Cao chief of state Nguyen Van Thieu and a Large group of korean and american military and civilian officials recently viewed the North Viet namese trawler captured last during a ceremony near Danang City Hall pier where the 120foot captured vessel is moored Premier by presented the vietnamese Cross of gallantry to men instrumental in the Cap including 53 american patched up but still showing heavy damage from the capture the trawler is now open to the the communist gun believed to have started from Hainan was shelled and ran aground by units of operation Market first sighted 40 Miles off the coast of Quang Ngai province by a Navy patrol the trawler was tracked three and a half Days As it ran a Zigzag course through the Tonkin a Navy radar picket Swift gunboat and a coast guard Cutter also joined the surveillance and finished the Missi Ort by shelling the vessel and running it aground near the song sky 20 Miles South of Chu Republic of Korea marines were waiting ashore for the final Bui reported finding Only one crewman a Navy explosive ordnance disposal Man boarded the trawler and Dis mantled pounds of int set to scuttle the twelve tons of military supplies captured with the trawler included individual and Crew served anti personnel 444 pounds of explosives and rounds of Small arms Premier by presents vietnamese Cross of gallantry to americans instrumental in the x Ora vow Sute Iii Iii Ali Jill chief of state Thieu joins the throngs looking Over captured the scarred communist trawler is now moored near Danang City Hall and open to the twelve tons of military supplies including Small explosive and ammo were captured

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