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    SOUTH KOREA, WHICH ALREADY HAS ABOUT 20,000 TROOPS FIGHTING IN SOUTH VIETNAM AGAINST THE VIET CONG, ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK IT PLANS TO SEND ANOTHER 20,000 MEN THERE BEFORE THE END OF AUGUST.

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    TROOPS LINED UP AT CEREMONY; PRESIDENT PARK ADDRESSING TROOPS; RELATIVES PLACE GARLANDS ON TROOPS.




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    Background: SOUTH KOREA, WHICH ALREADY HAS ABOUT 20,000 TROOPS FIGHTING IN SOUTH VIETNAM AGAINST THE VIET CONG, ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK IT PLANS TO SEND ANOTHER 20,000 MEN THERE BEFORE THE END OF AUGUST. ON WEDNESDAY PRESIDENT CHUNG HEE PARK ATTENDED A FAREWELL CEREMONY IN SEOUL FOR A 5,000-STRONG INFANTRY REGIMENT BOUND FOR VIETNAM.

    PRESIDENT PARK SAID IN HIS ADDRESS THAT THE VIETNAM WAR MUST BE WON AT ANY COST. HE SAID HE WAS CONFIDENT IT WOULD BE. OTHERS ATTENDING THE CEREMONY INCLUDED THE DEFENCE MINISTER, SUNG EUN KIM, AND THE CHIEF OF THE UNITED NATIONS COMMAND, GENERAL DWIGHT E. BEACH.

    (PRESENT PLANS ARE FOR THE INFANTRY REGIMENT TO BE FOLLOWED TO SOUTH VIETNAM BY A 15,000-STRONG ARMY DIVISION IN JULY OR AUGUST. THE FIRST BATCH OF 20,000 SOUTH KOREANS IN SOUTH VIETNAM COMPRISED ONE COMBAT DIVISION, AN ENGINEER BATTALION, A MOBILE ARMY SURGICAL UNIT AND OTHER SUPPORTING UNITS.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9AG6X07NHPQL0NEPMCVXTRM3C
    Media URN:
    VLVA9AG6X07NHPQL0NEPMCVXTRM3C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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