• Short Summary

    ON WEDNESDAY SOUTH VIETNAM PRESENTED THE RETIRING UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR, GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR, WITH ITS HIGHEST HONOUR, THE NATIONAL ORDER - FIRST CLASS.

  • Description

    ON WEDNESDAY SOUTH VIETNAM PRESENTED THE RETIRING UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR, GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR, WITH ITS HIGHEST HONOUR, THE NATIONAL ORDER - FIRST CLASS. THE PRESENTATION TOOK PLACE IN SAIGON, WITH THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE HEAD OF STATE, MAJOR GENERAL NGUYEN VAN THIEU PERFORMING THE CEREMONY.

    GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR IS ONLY THE SECOND MAN TO RECEIVE THE AWARD. THE FIRST WAS GENERAL LE VAN THY - SOUTH VIETNAM'S ONLY FIVE-STAR GENERAL. HE RECEIVED THE AWARD LAST YEAR WHEN HE WAS STRICKEN WITH A MORTAL ILLNESS.

    SPEAKING AT THE SAIGON CEREMONY, MAJOR GENERAL NGUYEN VAN THIEU SAID THAT GENERAL TAYLOR WAS A LIVING EXAMPLE OF GALLANTRY AND SACRIFICE.

    GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR IS BEING REPLACED AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO SAIGON BY MR. HENRY CABOT LODGE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5RYV4TRIMEMFJAWSER6JTIJGU
    Media URN:
    VLVA5RYV4TRIMEMFJAWSER6JTIJGU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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