• Short Summary

    UNITED STATES AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES HAVE BEEN MAKING THEIR FIRST DRIVE THROUGH THE MEKONG DELTA THIS WEEK IN SEARCH OF A BATTALION OF VIET CONG TROOPS.

  • Description

    UNITED STATES AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES HAVE BEEN MAKING THEIR FIRST DRIVE THROUGH THE MEKONG DELTA THIS WEEK IN SEARCH OF A BATTALION OF VIET CONG TROOPS.

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCE CONSISTED OF MEMBERS OF THE ELITE 32ND, RANGER BATTALION, A HIGHLY TRAINED UNIT.

    THE JOINT U.S. AND VIETNAMESE FORCE WERE SEARCHING FOR THE 514TH. VIET CONG BATTALION. A NUMBER OF PRISONERS WERE TAKEN, INCLUDING A MAN IDENTIFIED AS THE LEADER OF A LOCAL VIET CONG FORCE. ONE MAN WAS KILLED, AND WAS LATER IDENTIFIED AS A MEMBER OF THE 514TH VIET CONG BATTALION.

    THE MEKONG DELTA HAS BEEN FOR A LONG TIME REGARDED BY AMERICAN OFFICERS AS THE VIET CONG LARDER. THERE HAVE BEEN FREQUENT SWEEPS THROUGH THE AREA TO HARASS VIET CONG ACTIVITIES THERE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACSNBKX4XTT6SYVDVDJA7LROX5
    Media URN:
    VLVACSNBKX4XTT6SYVDVDJA7LROX5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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