Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Aug 15 1967, Page 6

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 15, 1967, Tokyo, Japan General lauds pacification program Harold army chief of said sunday an almost desperate surge of terrorist activity in South Vietnam indicates that the key Pacifica Tion program is the general said he views the stepped up Viet Cong terror Campaign As an admission by the Viet Cong that the revolutionary development program pacification work at the lowest the pacification mainly an attempt to provide Security for the South is one of the priority missions of the United states in South Johnsons remarks were pre pared for the Pembina county candidate asks intervene Saigon up Hathuc third ranking civilian con tender for the presidency of South sunday called for american intervention to in sure the honesty of this nations 3 by charged that generals Nguyen Van Thieu and Nguyen Cao the leading candidates for the presidency and vice were using All kind of intimidation and pressures to assure an election Victory for themselves in the country northernmost Secretary general of a faction of the old line Dai Viet said the United states should Stop in and Force Thieu and by to resign from their government positions during the he said he thought the other civilian candidates agreed on the need for american intervene there is no Chance of an honest he said in an no relation to Premier suggested that a transitional government headed by a civilian prime minister take Over during the election Campaign and that the Date of the election itself be postponed by one or two months in order to extend the Campaign and give the people More time to make up their Centennial in this town of the general referred to pacification while praising the armed forces of South Vietnam As steadily improving in Many Johnson said Many battalion sized South vietnamese units Are now providing Security in the revolutionary development program by opposing the Viet Cong with what he called determination and other South Vietnam army forces Are searching out and destroying regular North Vietnam army Johnson Only he they administered re sounding defeats to seasoned North Vietnam army combat battalions in Battles in both the Northern and Southern provinces of South the enemy losses were great and the South vietnamese took Only a few these successes clearly show us that their frail leadership which was initially stretched to the utmost has improved Meas As has the tactical skill of the units John son but Johnson said theres still a problem of finding people who Are not Only willing to step Forward at All Levels of society and assume positions of responsibility but to find those who Are experienced and Able at the same rat find red arms Vietnam Bureau rats of the 25th found 258 communist chinese six antitank three rifles and some rounds of Small arms ammunition the guerrilla Cache was Dis covered in an underground Pas Sage along the Oriental River West of in Quang Ngai the 1st air captured three machine guns with anti aircraft wheeled gun tripods and 200 rounds of ammunition saturday in a search of the song re River rvs v t 4 dark sight for communists the Vietnam sky at dusk is streaked with 8th 1st air fire against sus machine gun tracer bullets As troops of the 2nd petted enemy positions 35 Miles West of due a radio photo pc murder woman Saigon armed Viet Cong bound the hands of three women working in a farm Field and shot to death one who admitted that her husband was a South vietnamese officials the other two women were the incident occurred in Binh Tuy about 80 Miles North East of gunner saves snakebite victim Piru Vietnam 1st artillerymen Here saved the life of a vietnamese woman bitten by a poisonous Daniel Wheeler was guarding a vietnamese work party when the w o m a is screams brought him running to Wheeler applied a Tourniquet to the commandeered a and rushed the woman to an Aid she was Given antivenom serum and is now marines 6 pitches strike out red hurler Viets kill 99 reds Vietnam Bureau Saigon South Viet namese troops killed 99 communist soldiers Satur Day in a fierce Battle near Chu government sources the enemy troops were hit five Miles Northwest of Tien South vietnamese losses were termed three government infantry companies and an administration company took moderate losses during a mortar attack on their Post in the Delta prov Ince of Kien communist forces continued their mostly Success we Klong game of hid and seek with Allied two patrol sized fights in the North Ern provinces were saturdays largest encounters reported by the a Marine squad patrol killed 13 enemy nine Miles Southwest of con thin in a two hour supported by air strikes and artillery saturday while Early in the morning a Marine reconnaissance team 14 Miles West of Danang killed 10 communist troops with the help of armed Only two m a r i n e s were wounded in the officials said 25 to 30 enemy were engaged in the first and about 15 in the the army 1st 4th said it had three killed and 15 wounded when two companies ran into what they reported was a North Vietnam Ese platoon in a heavily wooded Ravine six Miles from due co in Plesku late reports sunday night said six Montag Nard Viet Cong had been Cap tured and one body found Fol lowing the two hour there was no report of North Viet namese officials sunday said 33 battalion size or larger Allied operations were conducted saturday in the last time the communist troops mounted an attack of any size was when two Viet Cong regiments lost an estimated 200 men trying to overrun a special forces Camp 65 Miles North of a Vietnam Iso Lance William Mcpher son Iii of West an interpreter for 1st 5th Marine 1st Marine had a grenade throwing Duel recently with a North Viet namese Mcpherson was Manning a listening Post for the command group of the battalion during operation about 25 Miles South of a about Midnight he heard a Fol Lowed by an explosion about 30 feet away from his Copfer gunner puds 4 from River Vietnam Bureau Saigon four crewmen of a helicopter downed in the Oriental River 22 Miles West of Here saturday morning were saved by the door gunner of a companion Craft who dived in and helped the four 6 Pacific stars stripes it was the second such crash in As Many five soldiers drowned Friday when their Heli copter lost its Tail Rotor and flipped into the Dong Nai River 250 Miles Northeast of the 118th helicopter assault gunship saturday was shot Down by Viet Cong machine gun fire As it covered a troop land 4 Jerry a radio Tower operator who volunteers As a door gunner on his Days jumped into the River from his helicopter As it hovered Over the downed his 1st Vernon set his copter Down on the River Bank despite enemy fire and helped pull the Crew to they were flown to a medical i prepared for a but held my wanting to give my position i decided to give the Nova a Little of his own Medicine and threw one of my grenades his the explosion of Mcpherson grenade was followed by an other one again by the Mcpherson uncorked another grenade and the Nova followed after a fierce Exchange during which Mcpherson threw six grenades and the Nova All was quiet i guess the Nova was hit or out of said Mcphers at least he quit throwing them at maybe his Man Ager just pulled him out be cause he was too crash Kilts 7 thais Bangkok a seven thais were killed saturday when a car collided with a truck carrying ammunition near the fighter bomber base at Central the ammunition truck ran off the Road but did not casualties Washington the defense department has announced the following casualties in connection with the conflict in killed in action army Freddie Richard Robert new York Leonard Robert Ray Paw Marine corps David los Levan san Robert Dennis Ricky air Force John died of wounds Marine corps James missing to army Martin Menlo Curtis sp4 Hugh Cecil died not As a result of hostile action army John leaven James Marine corps Bobby missing to hostile army to Rodney sp4 Paul cw2 Henry Cauthen Douglas Robert

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