Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Aug 21 1967, Page 6

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - August 21, 1967, Tokyo, Japan Gis Battle North diets for 2 kill 22 reds r r f v a by Gerard Forken staff correspondent Chu Vietnam North vietnamese soldiers fired Rock ets into the command Post of a paratroop battalion and at tacked All three of the units companies late Friday on two Hills near Chu we make a sound 786 raids on North 2nd highest of War Vietnam Bureau Saigon planes flew their second highest number of missions Over North Vietnam Friday but a spokesman gave no special significance to the 186 bomb because of poor weather Over much of the there were fewer planes on each the spokes Man thus raising the the wars highest total was 197 missions the air Force said its 105 bombing runs broke the record of 103 missions flown Navy jets from the Carrier Oriskany damaged a boiler House and storage building at the Ben Thuy Power Plant two Miles Southeast of air Force phantoms destroyed North vietnamese structures along the Southern coast As f105 Thunder chiefs blasted part of a Concrete Railroad Bridge near Marine jets touched off eight fires in a truck Convoy North of the Doz and set off four explosions at a weapons site near the in the planes killed 31 enemy b52s bombed communist bases and a truck parking area two Miles Northwest of a Shau Laos saturday seals kill 2 pc leaders Vietnam Bureau Saigon two communist military leaders and a third Viet Cong were killed Friday when a team of the navys highly trained seals broke into their hideout in the Mekong 70 Miles from the three enemy were killed in a Brief shootout when the command Type Navy unit was led to the Camp by a Viet Cong who had the defector identified one of the dead As chief of the local communist military an other was the head of the local armory and printing other Seal units operating in the area destroyed a network of approximately 20 e n e m y bunkers and 100 individual foot traps and captured two rifles some pc defectors election delay rejected Saigon up South Viet name chief of state Nguyen Van Thieu and Premier Nguyen Cao by saturday rejected suggestions that the 3 presiden tial election be postponed in order to give their civilian rivals More time to who is favored to win the told newsmen at Independence we Are a very Small country and the people know the candidates i dont believe one More week or two More weeks would be useful for the result of the elec Jacob thursday urged a one month postponement of the vietnamese election to permit a More meaningful five of the 10 civilian Candi dates reached Friday said they favored the idea but admitted that it would be virtually impossible to Amend the electoral Law to provide for a postpone ment with the voting Only 15 Days who is running for vice president with spoke to newsmen at ceremonies for the inauguration of 20 new Passen Ger buses donated to Vietnam by South Why should we postpone the election by its not my fault that the Campaign started the Premier said charges made by civilian candidates of g o v e r n m e n t unfairness in the election Campaign appeared ridiculous but he said they would be by said he would punish any military commanders who used illegal pressures to turn out for his without their knowing what we were they seemed to be said the battalion Bradford the attack came after 101st airborne brigade units secured parts of the sides of the Hills 10 Miles Northwest of Chu six americans were killed and enemy losses were reported As 22 the North vietnamese wore leaves and branches tied to their clothes and looked like walking a Soldier Mutchler said the troops some wearing Khaki uniforms shot Down at his men from farther up on the the North vietnamese Cut off advances each time the paratroops tried to outflank the enemy he artillery and planes dropping bombs and napalm pounded the at one Para troopers saw about 100 enemy soldiers in Black pyjamas and carrying rifles trying to Cross a Rice Field and drove them with bursts of action elsewhere Friday reflected a slight St Pup in fight ing following a Long general a recon team from the 9th marines spotted 15 North Viet namese in fatigue uniforms building bunkers three Miles West of con near the the marines fired on the squad and reported five communists with no a second 9th marines recon team battled 20 North Vietnam Ese six Miles North of the 175mm gun base at Camp the enemy soldiers were seen walking from a the marines fired and called in artillery and air killing seven no Ameri can losses were in another fight seven Miles Southwest of a a 7th marines company exchanged fire with an enemy one Marine was reported killed and nine a fight near cd Chi late Friday killed 26 enemy sol no americans were re ported two South vietnamese Marine companies caught a communist Force off guard South of Bong son and killed two of the no government losses were pc mine train Saigon train travelling 20 Miles South of Tuy Hoa hit a mine and jumped the tracks Early saturday four vietnamese aboard were can mar i we w w we i Saigon communist returnees trained by a military Public health assistance pro Gram have established the first Chieu hoi open arms medi Cal team in an Xuyen according to Chieu hoi trained by a philippine medi Cal the exe Nemy sol Diers Are now treating minor ailments within a Chieu hoi they refer More serious cases to the provincial the treatment supervised by physicians from the Hospital who visit the Center presidential citation Pacific stars stripes 1967 Washington a presi Dent Johnson awarded a unit citation saturday to the 1st cavalry division and its attached units for its combat and humanitarian activities in the which he will pre sent at a White House ceremony is the first for a Divi unit in Johnson cited the air Mobile division for its actions from 28 to while engaged in the White House the 1st cavalry evacuated Refu gees from the Battle areas provided almost 16 tons of food stuffs for the hungry distributed More than two tons of cloth ing and medical supplies to the needy provided medical treat ment to some 450 vietnamese civilians and immunized another against disease and contributed More than for construction of a school and improvement of a native dispel slow but steady search its not but its special forces troopers and vietnamese militiamen use elephants for transportation As they patrol a Road in the Central a radio Lioto aircraft losses in Viet total Saigon a the command reported saturday that a total of american fixed Wing planes and Heli copters have been lost from both combat and operational causes so far during the the total included the loss of three More warplanes in com Bat Over North Vietnam that had been previously unan in a periodic report on air Craft the command said a total of 647 american warplanes have been downed in combat Over North Vietnam since bombing of the North began on the command also said that 199 american warplanes have been downed in combat Over South thus Mak ing a total of 846 warplanes lost in combat Over both North and South Gas letters used by reds Tokyo North vietnamese apparently have been going through the pockets of dead american Gas in search of personal letters to use for propaganda according to a communist broadcast monitored Here sat a North vietnamese publication printed some of the letters and claimed they showed Many Gas and their families Are fed up with the hopeless the communists used names and addresses of persons they claim red sent and received the some of the excerpts from the alleged letters described the hardships of Battle and expressed disapproval of president John son and the 418 reds defect in South Saigon the United states Mission in Vietnam re ported 418 communists turned themselves in throughout the Republic during the week end ing the figure is 164 More than the same week last year and brings this years total to casualties Washington the defense department has announced the following casualties in connection with the conflict in killed in action army James Pell sp4 Michael Dana George Colorado Willie Harvey Michael Clarence Caesar new Van Trantham William new York Bobby sp4 Prentice be Donald Joel Navy William Marine corps Robert Midway David Craig Richard Thomas new Earnest missing to army Kenneth san died not As a result of hostile action army sp4 Vernon Marine corps Walter Mclntosh Poplar Ignacio Santa missing to hostile army George missing not As a result of hostile action army Charles sp4 Gerald sp4 Gary William

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