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    GENERAL CURTIS LEMAY, RUNNING MATE OF GOVERNOR GEORGE WALLACE IN THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, ARRIVED IN VIETNAM ON WEDNESDAY.

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    GENERAL CURTIS LEMAY, RUNNING MATE OF GOVERNOR GEORGE WALLACE IN THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, ARRIVED IN VIETNAM ON WEDNESDAY. HE IS ON A FACT-FINDING MISSION. ELABORATE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE TAKEN BEFORE HE ARRIVED.

    GENERAL LEMAY, A RETIRED AIR FORCE OFFICER, IS INSISTING THAT HIS VISIT BE KEPT SECRET. UNITED STATES AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE MILITARY POLICE RINGED THE UNLOADING AREA BEFORE HE LANDED. AT THE AIRPORT, GENERAL LEMAY WALKED PAST THE WAITING PRESSMEN WITHOUT A WORD. A SPOKESMAN SAID THAT HE WOULD HOLD NO CONFERENCES, AND WOULD REPORT DIRECTLY TO GOVERNOR WALLACE.

    GENERAL CREIGHTON W. ABRAMS, THE U.S. COMMANDER IN SOUTH VIETNAM, AND MR. SAMUEL BERGER, THE DEPUTY U.S. AMBASSADOR WERE AT THE AIRPORT TO WELCOME GENERAL LEMAY. NO MEMBER OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT WAS PRESENT.

    GENERAL LEMAY, HAS ALREADY VISITED THE U.S. ARMY HEADQUARTERS NEAR SAIGON, THE MEKONG DELTA, AND THE NORTHERN PROVINCES OF SOUTH VIETNAM. GENERAL LEMAY SUPPORTS AN INTENSIFICATION OF THE AMERICAN WAR EFFORT IN THE VIETNAM CONFLICT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABBGCRMXRMA0BISHEOOMJPEGH4
    Media URN:
    VLVABBGCRMXRMA0BISHEOOMJPEGH4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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