• Short Summary

    TWO UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS HELICOPTER SQUADRONS AND AN OBSERVATION SQUADRON STARTED EMBARKATION ON WEDNESDAY (22 OCTOBER) TO LEAVE SOUTH VIETNAM AS A FURTHER PART OF THE SECOND PHASE OF PRESIDENT NIXON'S PLANNED WITHDRAWAL OF 60,000 U.

  • Description

    TWO UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS HELICOPTER SQUADRONS AND AN OBSERVATION SQUADRON STARTED EMBARKATION ON WEDNESDAY (22 OCTOBER) TO LEAVE SOUTH VIETNAM AS A FURTHER PART OF THE SECOND PHASE OF PRESIDENT NIXON'S PLANNED WITHDRAWAL OF 60,000 U.S. TROOPS FROM SOUTH VIETNAM BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.

    THE UNITS -- MARINE MEDIUM HELICOPTER SQUADRON 164, MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON 462, AND MARINE OBSERVATION SQUADRON 6 -- WILL BE DEPLOYED IN OKINAWA.

    ABOUT 785 MEN, 38 HELICOPTERS AND 29 AIRCRAFT ARE INVOLVED IN THE REDEPLOYMENT.

    THE FIRST PHASE OF PRESIDENT NIXON'S PLANNED WITHDRAWALS IN JULY AND AUGUST INVOLVED 25,000 MEN. SO FAR, ABOUT 10,000 UNITED STATES TROOPS HAVE LEFT SOUTH VIETNAM AS PART OF THE 35,000 INTENDED FOR WITHDRAWAL IN THE SECOND PHASE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAMR0CL48ASY5I2YILFM3EDMFI
    Media URN:
    VLVAAMR0CL48ASY5I2YILFM3EDMFI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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