• Short Summary

    The delay in reaching a peace settlement over Vietnam has caused considerable bitterness among the relatives of United States servicemen killed in the war since hopes of a truce were raised.

  • Description

    The delay in reaching a peace settlement over Vietnam has caused considerable bitterness among the relatives of United States servicemen killed in the war since hopes of a truce were raised. On October 26 this year, Presidential adviser Dr. Henry Kissinger, said that peace was "at hand". Since the dozens of U.S. servicemen have been killed. They include Air Force Staff Sergeant Louis Taylor, whose funeral service was held on Friday (December 15).

    His wife said that if the peace had been signed, her husband's death would not have happened. She said that a peace settlement had been promised twice and still had not been signed.

    Sergeant Taylor, aged 37, was a helicopter mechanic. He had been on a helicopter at Ton Son Nhut Air Base outside Saigon on December 6 when rockets were fired into the base. He was killed by shrapnel and his body was returned recently for burial to his home-town of Johnson City in the state of Tennessee. Sergeant Taylor, the father of three children, had told his wife that he thought Presidents Nixon was right not to sign the peace agreement until North Vietnamese troops were out of South Vietnam.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA23707GJ7QBRY96Z1Y22N7YCYN
    Media URN:
    VLVA23707GJ7QBRY96Z1Y22N7YCYN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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