• Short Summary

    TUFFY, A BOUNDING 250 POUNDS PLAYFUL BENGAL TIGER, SINCE JANUARY THIS YEAR HAS BEEN THE MASCOT OF THE AMERICAN ARMY 93RD TRANSPORTATION COMPANY NOW STATIONED IN SOUTH VIETNAM, WAS AIRLIFTED IN A CAGE TO THE OHIO ZOO IN AMERICA ON JUNE 29.

  • Description

    TUFFY, A BOUNDING 250 POUNDS PLAYFUL BENGAL TIGER, SINCE JANUARY THIS YEAR HAS BEEN THE MASCOT OF THE AMERICAN ARMY 93RD TRANSPORTATION COMPANY NOW STATIONED IN SOUTH VIETNAM, WAS AIRLIFTED IN A CAGE TO THE OHIO ZOO IN AMERICA ON JUNE 29.

    TUFFY IS FIFTEEN MONTHS OLD AND WAS A GIFT FROM CAPTAIN R.A.JONES, AN AMERICAN ARMY ADVISOR TO THAILAND.THROUGHOUT HIS STAY AT THE CAMP, TUFFY HAS BEEN SHOWERED WITH ATTENTION AND AFFECTION FROM THE PRIVATES TO GENERALS BOTH IN THE AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY.

    FOR MANY OF THE ARMY PERSONNEL, A SCAR OF SCRATCH FROM TUFFY IS A PROUD TREASURE NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN.

    TUFFY WAS FED ON WEINERS, STEAKS, SPARE RIBS, SPAGHETTI, MEAT BALLS AND CABBAGE.

    TUFFY WAS FED ON WEINERS, TUFFY OFTEN TOOK HIS DAILY SWIM IN HIS OWN PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL.

    DOUBTLESS, TUFFY WILL SUFFER A REDUCTION IN RANK FROM NUMBER ONE TOP TIGER OF THE 93RD TRANSPORTATION COMPANY TO NUMBER SIX BENGAL TIGER OF THE OHIO ZOO.

    TUFFY WILL ALSO MISS HIS OPEN AIR PLAYGROUND WITH HIS PRIVATE BATH, A LUXURY NOT AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS OF THE CAT FAMILY AT THE ZOO.

    THE 93RD TRANSPORTATION COMPANY IS THE MOST DECORATED COMPANY IN VIETNAM - HOME OF THE FAMED SOC TRANG FLYING TIGERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3PURMR3OU7MS2BU2QGOBYCJ6Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PURMR3OU7MS2BU2QGOBYCJ6Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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