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    THAI PRIME MINISTER THANOM KITTIKACHORN DECORATED HIS OWN SON WITH AN AWARD ??? HEROISM WHEN?

  • Description

    THAI PRIME MINISTER THANOM KITTIKACHORN DECORATED HIS OWN SON WITH AN AWARD ??? HEROISM WHEN HE VISITED A COMBAT ZONE NORTH OF SAIGON YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). FIELD MARSHAL THANOM IS IN SOUTH VIETNAM ON A THREE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT.

    FIELD MARSHAL THANOM SAW HIS SON OF BEARCAT, HEADQUARTERS OF THE UNITED STATES NINTH INFANTRY DIVISION 20 MILES (32 KMS) NORTH-EAST OF SAIGON.

    THE THAI MINISTER PINNED ON HIS SON -- MAJOR NARONT KITTIKACHORN -- AN AMERICAN BRONZE STAR. THE MEDAL HAD BEEN AWARDED TO MAJOR KITTIKACHORN FOR ACTION AGAINST THE VIET CONG LATE LAST YEAR.

    THE PRIME MINISTER ALSO VISITED THE CAMP OF THAILAND'S QUEEN'S COBRA REGIMENT NEAR BEARCAT. HE PRESENTED GIFT PACKAGES, AND LATER BOARDED A HELICOPTER FOR A CLOSER LOOK AT THAI OUTPOSTS NEAR THE BASE.

    THAI SOLDIERS DEMONSTRATED BOOBY-TRAP DETECTION AND PLANTING. AFTER THE VISIT PRIME MINISTER KITTIKACHORN FLEW BACK TO SAIGON BY HELICOPTER, TO TALK TO THAI SAILORS SERVING IN VIETNAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9SVYRF7XACQQDFQYD6KPLACZ2
    Media URN:
    VLVA9SVYRF7XACQQDFQYD6KPLACZ2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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