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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - August 21, 1967, Tokyo, JapanN. Lets Bullet holes show it beef up coast made vac copters fair came to pc Saigon up rear adm. Walter v. Combs jr., commander of the Navy cruisers and destroyers off Vietnam says the North vietnamese have doubled their Shore batteries in the past two months. He said the communist Shore batteries Are highly Mobile sometimes radar controlled an manned by dedicated and accurate gunners. Lately he said they have increased from 85mm to 100mm sized shells. Combs 43, of Long Beach,calif., took command of the Navy s four destroyers and on Cruiser off Vietnam at the be ginning of operation sea dragon last november. While support ing Allied troops in the Southand pounding coastal Northern targets he said his ships have taken Only four direct hits killing two sailors. I keep telling myself i m no going to get away with this much longer he said. We resetting shot at More frequently and they re quite Combs said the North Viet namese Bunch their guns in groups of 12 or 15 and move them around extensively to avoid detection and counter North vietnamese have up wards of 100 Shore batteries he said. They be doubled their num Ber of guns in the past two months. But this is just my guess not based on any intelligence the Admiral said. He claimed his ships have knocked out at least 75 of the Shore batteries since Las november but noted that the Shore fire has become increasingly effective. They re forcing us to be More careful he said. Combs said occasionally North vietnamese counter fire will bracket one of his ships wit More than 100 rounds some of them splashing into the waterless than five feet away. Nobody gets sleepy when this is happening he said. By John Utts a staff correspondent Landing zone one time i asked them to pop smoke so i could come in and pick up the casualty and three smoke grenade showed up All the same blood drive set in Seoul Seoul is a blood drive to Aid american troops in Viet Nam will be held in the Seoul area aug. 28-sept. 1. Facilities will be set up atthe 83rd Ord. Service club and Niblo Barracks aug. 28 Moye service club aug. 29-sept. 1 Camp Nabors Library during the morning and Supply Point 51 Day room the afternoon of aug.29 Camp Coiner bldg. 1025 aug. 30, and Camp Colbern service club sept. 1. Gen. Holloway arrives in Korea Seoul is Gene Albruce k. Holloway vice chief of staff . Air Force arrive Din the Republic of Korea sunday for a three Day visit at the invitation of it. Gen. Chi Ryang Chang Rok air forces chief of staff Rockaf announced. Holloway is scheduled to visit the Rok defense minister and korean and . Air Force bases. Two of them turned out Tobe in Charley s word Brunei is sitting in his tent waiting for a Mission. He s a medevac Pilot with the 1stair Cav. Div s 15th med. In. Several other pilots Are talk ing with him. That s All they paratrooper guides medevac chopper into Landing zone to pickup casualty. Is new go show in Rok to boast Cash of 27 Camp Howze Korea to music in motion ii is one hour and 15 minutes of modern music with something to Appeal to the tastes of everyone says rut Mattsson area director 2nd inf. Div. Service new show gave a sneak preview aug. 17 to allow the enlisted men s advisory Council and others responsible for Book ing the 2d inf. Div. Chorus a Chance to see the in motion ii is a Fol Low up to music in motion i which the division chorus presented during a three Mont tour of Korea from the 2d div. Area All the Way to Tomasy is director of the new show and Lead first Public appearance of music in motion ii is set for monday 21 at re no. 4. We have a tremendous amount of professionalism in the chorus said 1st it. Mitchel Hitchcock officer in charge of the Only a few weeks separated the two shows there Are Many new faces in the Castor 27. The duo of John Ahlgren and Danny Campton sing timeworn t let me appearing for the first time along with Mik Timpone singing Don t you four reasons per formed together for the firs time As they Sang come a Little bit closer and see Youin several songs Are Sun throughout the show by the chorus combo with feature performances by Ralph Coston and Charlie Powers. Disease toll rises Seoul a the health ministry reported saturday that 98 persons have died of encephalitis across the country since first cases were reported nearly july. A total of 382 cases of the sleeping sickness have been reported this summer and Only 60 patients have recovered from the deadly sickness the ministry added. Do every Clay wait and Fly wait and Fly. They Monitor our radio net and wait for us says Brunei. Just the other Day As i was going in one started to talk to me. He could t speak any eng Lish so he tried to confuse me by hollering medevac Bravo medevac Bravo into my ears Over and Over per cent of Bru Ner s missions Are Battlefield pickups. His ship has taken More than 30 be been Lucky he said. I be never been know says capt. Jake Mast Bruner s companion inthe chopper cockpit the Heli copter is saving a lot of lives Over Here that would be been lost in Wii or s right says another Pilot. Suppose a Guy gets his leg blown off by a mine or a Booby trap. There s not much initial pain but you d better get him out of there or in about20 minutes hell be hurting. So his buddy slaps a Tourniquet onto Stop the bleeding. He does t know that the femur is a blood producing Bone and the Guy can bleed to death through it inspire of the Tourniquet. These Are the lives we re saving no that would have been lost be yeah i remember Korea says one sergeant. I spent seven and one half hours in tieback of a Deuce and a half with my leg opened up by a Good grenade. The Only time there you could get a chopper for evacuation was in an emerged the 15th med has 12 helicopters that do nothing but haul Battlefield casualties out of Harley country and Back to the Field hospitals. Now talk ends because an out of breath courier from the radio Shack pants out a Mission to Mast the aircraft the rest of the Day Mast and brunei1 Fly steadily log Ging eight missions by after noon s end. They heard one round come through the ship but did t have time to Che kit out on the ground. Then they ate supper an went to bed to wait for foot Steps hurrying from the radio Shack to their tent. A to i casualty is raised by Winch to Rescue helicopter. 88 gis learn How to fight guerrillas Camp Casey Korea 10 cannot emphasize enough the growing importance of counter guerrilla training because it Isth most widely used warfare today it. Col. R. H. Philips commander 2nd bn., 17th inf., told 88 b co., 1st bn., 17th inf.,graduates from the 7th inf. Div. Counter guerrilla warfare school. The men had completed rigorous two week course. Sgt. . Grady Sander was named the distinguished Honor graduate. The Honor selection was made by cos cadre in classroom subjects Are map Reading land navigation patrolling ambush techniques and search proce dures. During the second week of training the students move into freighter ends emergency shop Seoul a the 7,800-Tongreek freighter Cape Vamvakas left Inchon Friday night for Yokohama Japan following a five Day emergency ship steamed into the port 20 Miles West of Seoul sunday to have one of her crewman hospitalized for in juries allegedly resulting from a red guard attack of the Shipin Shanghai aug. 4. The Field and apply what the have Learned. Included in the practical exercises Are Cliff rappelling in which students descend 30-50foot Cliffs and search and de stroy missions. Musical show for Korea Seoul is a variety musical entertainment .a." will be presented by the Singer Sand dancers of the University of Michigan s Musket musical Heater at service clubs in Korea beginning aug. 7.the far travelling seven Man eight woman troupe is schedule to present the Best of musical comedy Rock and Roll rhythm and blues Folk jazz and original numbers during their week Lon tour Here. Entertainment .a." will open at i corps Camp Stanley theater aug we travel to the2nd inf. Div. Re 1 aug. 28, Camp Howard theater aug. 29,Osan s double-5 service club aug. 30, Kaiser service club sept. 1, red Cloud service club sept. 2, rec. Ctr. 3 sept. 3,Casey service club sept. 4, and the Kimpo base theater sept.5. Pacific stars & stripes 7 monday aug. 21, 1967

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