• Short Summary

    SOUTH KOREAN COMMANDER IN VIETNAM, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL CHAE MYUNG SHIN, WAS PRESENTED WITH THE LEGION OF MERIT BY AMERICAN MILITARY COMMANDER GENERAL CREIGHTON ABRAMS.

  • Description

    1.
    CU CHAE INTRODUCES ABRAMS TO CONGRESSMEN (FOUR SHOTS)
    0.27

    2.
    CU ABRAMS PINS MEDAL ON CHAE'S CHEST (TWO SHOTS)
    0.46

    3.
    CU CHAE
    0.52



    Initials CAR/VS/MK/YA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SOUTH KOREAN COMMANDER IN VIETNAM, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL CHAE MYUNG SHIN, WAS PRESENTED WITH THE LEGION OF MERIT BY AMERICAN MILITARY COMMANDER GENERAL CREIGHTON ABRAMS.

    THE CEREMONY WAS HELD ON THE TOP FLOOR OF A SAIGON HOTEL.

    SOME 50 KOREAN SERVICEMEN, DRAWN FROM FIELD UNITS, AND A PARTY OF VISITING CONGRESSMEN FROM SEOUL WERE PRESENT.

    THE DECORATION IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST THE UNITED STATES CAN GIVE A FOREIGNER.

    GENERAL ABRAMS SAID: "IN THE DEFENCE OF FREEDOM THERE ARE NO MORE GALLANT SOLDIERS THAN THOSE FROM THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA".

    SOUTH KOREA HAS A FORCE OF 50,000 MEN IN VIETNAM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8C88Z0UYYOCEAC1KI198LWJOF
    Media URN:
    VLVA8C88Z0UYYOCEAC1KI198LWJOF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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