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    THE BODIES OF TWO AMERICAN ARMY CAPTAINS WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION IN SOUTH VIETNAM HAVE BEEN FLOWN BACK TO THE UNITED STATES.

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    THE BODIES OF TWO AMERICAN ARMY CAPTAINS WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION IN SOUTH VIETNAM HAVE BEEN FLOWN BACK TO THE UNITED STATES. ONE OF THE AMERICANS WAS DECORATED POSTHUMOUSLY WITH THE VIETNAMESE MEDAL OF HONOUR, THE COUNTRY'S HIGHEST MILITARY AWARD. THE OFFICER IS THE ONLY AMERICAN TO HAVE RECEIVED THAT MEDAL. IT WAS PRESENTED AT A CEREMONY AT SAIGON AIRPORT.

    THE CAPTAIN WAS KILLED IN AMBUSH IN KIEN PROVINCE NEAR THE CAMBODIAN BORDER WHILE ON DUTY AS AN AIRBORNE UNIT ADVISER WITH THE FIRST SOUTH VIETNAMESE BATTALION PARATROOPERS.

    TAKING STOCK OF THE MILITARY SITUATION TODAY (SUNDAY) IN SOUTH VIETNAM IS MR. ROBERT MCNAMARA, THE AMERICAN DEFENCE SECRETARY. HE WILL BE THERE FOR FIVE DAYS.

    ALSO TODAY, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE DEFENCE MINISTRY CLAIMED IN A STATEMENT THAT IN OPERATIONS ON FRIDAY 52 VIETCONG TROOPS HAD BEEN KILLED.

    THE PRIME MINISTER OF SOUTH VIETNAM MAJOR-GENERAL NGUYEN KHANN HAS ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR WHAT IS CALLED THE PACIFICATION OF THE COUNTRY -- WITH AMERICAN HELP. AMERICA WILL STAY AS LONG AS IT TAKES TO BEAT THE VIETCONG, MR. MCNAMARA HAS SAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4KE6DRTROH45IYVQVC8C3DRGW
    Media URN:
    VLVA4KE6DRTROH45IYVQVC8C3DRGW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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