Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jul 23 1967, Page 10

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - July 23, 1967, Tokyo, Japan Highlands loom As focal Point for hot Battle Copley news service Vietnam if there were no War raging in South the Central Highlands would be a Lush farming area offering pleasant weekend driving and game Hunting for the More but with the Vietnam conflict poised for yet another Escala the Central Highlands Are now considered potentially the most critical area of the coun the Highland Region has Al ways been a potential Flash Point because it is where the to Chi Minh communist infiltration and Supply route from South Vietnam via according to there Are three divisions of hardcore North vietnamese regulars in the Central High possibly a fourth be ing moved in via the the communist forces Are considered extremely Well armed and on the Allied much of the Effort to Block the North vietnamese infiltration has been undertaken so far by the 4th based near Plesku and due co to the theres also the 3rd 25th at Plesku 1st at an Khe to the East and three South korean divisions White Capitol and Tiger along the coastal area South of qui these ground forces Are backed up by three artillery groups and army and air Force Al sky spotter aircraft and ac47 spooky night patrol units operating out of Plesku air in Chu to the far North of the Highland theres a brigade of the 9th special forces supported by montagnard Hill tribe reaction operate out of their Headquarters at while the 5th special forces group is located at Nha Trang on the South vietnamese army strength in the Central High lands comprises two one in Binh Dinh the area of top National priority Foi revolutionary and the other at ban me South of Lam Dong with these forces at his Dis plus the 173rd airborne Stanley Lar who commands the 1st Field Force covering the Cen trial has set up a for Ward command Post in from he will control All ground forces operating in the Central Highlands in event of an says one official in Plesku we expect a lot of ground action in this area in the next few weeks when our air support is the communists have been sneaking in from the Hills in the last couple of weeks blowing up Supply billets with Satchel planting land mines and hitting several Camps with they hit artillery Hill an artillery position South of Plesku with killing two blowing the legs off two cos and wounding 47 other were setting up Here for the possibility of a big if we have to cites red Shore gun buildup Washington rear Mark Woods in charge of naval bombardment of North says the communists have increased the accuracy and Range of Shore guns which fire on american Woods told a Pentagon news conference that coastal gunfire directed against his ships in creased markedly immediately after the tet vietnamese new year ceasefire the implication was that North Viet Nam used the Holiday to beef up its Shore Woods said that in one Small area near Dong hoi before tet we apparently had four guns in after we saw flashes from 14 locations during one North vietnamese do a Good Job of placing their gun Bat teries to protect vital he they Are often Camou heavily reverted or in they move them around a the North vietnamese gunners Are Good and getting better with despite he his of called sea has suffered Light casualties two killed and 12 wounded a total of 16 ships up to 10 one usually a Cruiser and the rest take part in sea dragon at a Given Woods and they keep moving while within coastal gun another chore of sea dragon is to patrol the coast in search of communist ves Sels ranging from 20foot sailing Junks to steel hulled motorized barges which carry supplies from North Vietnam to the when sea dragon began in he an aver age of Over 50 Wib licks were sighted at sea along the coast daily by our ships and but now we Seldom see a total of 10 and these Are singles or in groups of two or Airstrip open Phu Vietnam 10 the army added another air Field recently to the Long list of those already being used in Vietnam when John commanding officer of the 225th surveillance air plane landed his ov1 Mohawk at the newly completed Phu Hiep 10 Pacific stars stripes july Jolly Green giant in action an air Force Jolly Green giant copter picks up a Pilot from the water while performing its Mission As a search and Rescue helicopter in the copter is equipped with Armor extra external fuel tanks and a powerful Winch for lifting downed airmen out of areas where other aircraft cannot Usan capital for Thailand Washington a con Gress has been told that private investment in Thailand has increased to almost four times what it was in 1960 and is now estimated at about Leonard state department Legal made the statement in testimony be fore the Senate foreign relations in urging ratification of a new treaty of Amity and economic Meeker said economic relations Between the United states and Thailand Are of increasing importance with imports from the kingdom valued at More than million while exports to Thailand amount to he said the factors encouraging rapid growth Are the prom Ising performance of the thai Economy and the policy of the thai government of promoting private investment and enter the new considered replaces a commercial treaty signed in it is considered to be More comprehensive and contains 14 articles covering such subjects As personal rights with respect to Taxa Exchange treat ment of imports and exports and Vietnam casualties Washington the defense department has announced the following casualties in connection with the conflict in killed in action army pfc Laurence pfc Malton sgt William new Smyrna pfc Edward pfc John sgt Bradley sp4 Thomas sp4 Bernie sp4 sp4 Clarence sp4 Marion to Martin spa Charles Sig George Pine Cpl Claude sp4 Franklin pvt Harold maj Dave sp4 Roger pfc Harold Copper pfc Bruce la Navy pm gun Robert Bic Howard Marine corps sgt Joel Williams los Cpl Richard los Cpl Robert Zimberlin san pvt Robert Cpl Jeffrey pfc William Davis sgt Randall Cpl Thomas Bloom Cpl Frank pfc Bruce Cpl Charles Glenn Cpl Robert Cpl Perry pfc Daniel sgt Kenneth fort Cpl buddy Newport Cpl Joseph port air Force maj James Rainwater Mill capt Charles Colorado missing in action army Sec Samuel pfc Robert sgt Elmer air Force maj Gen William capt David capt Charles 1lt George sgt Olen died not As a result of hostile action army sp4 Frank Rose pvt Edward pvt Douglass sp4 Dale sp4 Bobby missing to hostile army 1lt Richard your Horoscope by Estrellita for july 24 mondays planetary influences suggest that routine interests will fare better than new under where the latter Are make plans if you but do not carry them out until a More propitious your Horoscope indicates where your material interests Are feasible practically could prove highly remunerative be fore your next birthday has rolled keep and capitalize on All available opportunities to display your in Nate ingenuity and spirit of in on the financial dont expect immediate How you probably wont see a real uptrend on this front be fore but a Good beginning will last for three along personal lines Best periods for Romance septem late next feb May june for travel the latter half of Janu april and a child born on this Day will be talented along Many but Lack of Sel Confidence could offset his potentials for

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