• Short Summary

    CHAIRMAN OF THE U.S. JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFFS GEN. L. LEMNITZER ARRIVED IN SAIGON ON?

  • Description

    CHAIRMAN OF THE U.S. JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFFS GEN. L. LEMNITZER ARRIVED IN SAIGON ON MARCH 27 FOR A TOUR OF SOUTH VIETNAM'S STRATEGIC AREAS. HE CAME FROM BANGKOK AND IS ON AN ORIENTATION TOUR OF THE PACIFIC AND THE FAR EAST.

    AT THE AIRPORT HE WAS MET BY GEN. P. HARKINS, THE COMMANDER OF THE MILITARY ASSISTANCE COMMAND (MAC) OF U.S., GENERAL LE VAN TY, CHIEF OF THE VIETNAMESE ARMY STAFF, AND THE U.S. AMBASSADOR MR. F. NOLTING.

    GEN. LEMNITZER DURING HIS FOUR-DAY VISIT HELD TALKS WITH PRESIDENT NGO DINH ZIEM, MET MANY VIETNAMESE LEADERS AND TOURED AREAS BOTH NEAR THE 17TH PARALLEL AND IN SOUTHERN PROVINCES, MOSTLY INFESTED WITH GUERILLAS. HE WAS ALSO TO INSPECT A LARGE U.S. SUPPORT BASE AT DANANG, ABOUT 500 MILES NORTH OF SAIGON.

    LAST YEAR GEN. MAXWELL TAYLOR MADE A SIMILAR TRIP TO THE INSTALLATIONS NEAR 17TH PARALLEL, AS PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S REPRESENTATIVE.

    RADIO HANOI SAID THAT NORTH VIETNAM ARMY HIGH COMMAND HAS LODGED A PROTEST WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION AGAINST THE VISIT OF GEN. LEMNITZER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC6K1TJIK67WOAX7BZIC8FAQ8O
    Media URN:
    VLVAC6K1TJIK67WOAX7BZIC8FAQ8O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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