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    THE UNITED STATES MARINES CORPS COMMANDER, GENERAL WALLACE GREENE, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) VISITED THE VITAL AMERICAN AIR BASE AND INSTALLATIONS IN DANANG.

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    THE UNITED STATES MARINES CORPS COMMANDER, GENERAL WALLACE GREENE, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) VISITED THE VITAL AMERICAN AIR BASE AND INSTALLATIONS IN DANANG. DANANG IS SITUATED 375 NORTHEAST MILES OF SAIGON AND IS ABOUT 50 MILES FROM THE BORDER OF COMMUNIST NORTH VIETNAM. HE LATER MADE SIMILAR VISITS TO HUE AND PHU BAI, SOME 40 MILES FURTHER NORTH.

    (AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN DANANG, HE SAID THAT MARINES OF PATROL AROUND THE AIR BASE "WILL GO AS FAR AS NECESSARY TO SECURE THE AREA." HE DECLINED TO REPLY DIRECTLY TO QUESTIONS ABOUT REPORT THAT FURTHER REINFORCEMENT OF MARINES WOULD BE ARRIVING SHORTLY IN DANANG).

    GENERAL GREEN FLEW INTO SAIGON ON TUESDAY (27 APRIL) FOR TOP LEVEL TALKS AND TO VISIT THE 8,000 MARINES DEFENDING THE HUGE DANANG AIR BASE AND MILITARY COMPLEX AND KEY PHU BAI AIRFIELD LESS THAN 100 MILES FROM THE NORTH VIETNAM BORDER ACROSS WHICH COMMUNIST VIETCONG FORCES ARE INFILTRATING INTO SOUTH VIETNAM.

    AT THE MOMENT, 250,000 SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS, BACKED BY THE 32,000 STRONG UNITED STATES MILITARY ASSISTANCE COMMAND, ARE COMBATING AN ESTIMATED 40,000 VIETCONG FORCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA70E709AQFV8DMO6B761R6P9JD
    Media URN:
    VLVA70E709AQFV8DMO6B761R6P9JD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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