• Short Summary

    TWO PROTESTANT MISSIONARIES, AND THE 4-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF ONE, KILLED BY VIETCONG GUERRILLAS, WERE BURIED IN SAIGON ON MARCH 6.

  • Description

    TWO PROTESTANT MISSIONARIES, AND THE 4-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF ONE, KILLED BY VIETCONG GUERRILLAS, WERE BURIED IN SAIGON ON MARCH 6.

    THE DEAD WERE ELWOOD JACOBSEN, AN AMERICAN, ERNESTO MAKIL OF THE PHILIPPINES, AND HIS DAUGHTER, JANIE ALBERTA.

    JACOBSEN, MAKIL AND THEIR WIVES AND MAKIL'S FOUR CHILDREN WERE RIDING IN A LAND ROVER VEHICLE 50 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAIGON AND WERE HALTED BY A ROADBLOCK.BOTH FAMILIES GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND GAVE ALL THEIR MONEY TO THE GUERRILLAS.

    WHILE THIS WAS HAPPENING, A VIETCONG SENTRY FIRED A WARNING SHOT, TO INDICATE THAT VIETNAM GOVERNMENT TROOPS WERE APPROACHING.WHEN THE VIETCONG GUERRILLA COMMANDER HEARD THE SHOT, HE ORDERED HIS MEN TO FIRE, JACOBSEN WAS KILLED BY ONE BURST.A BULLET WENT THROUGH THE CHILD AND KILLED HER FATHER.THE CHILD DIED THE NEXT DAY IN A SAIGON HOSPITAL AFTER EMERGENCY SURGERY.HER THREE-YEAR-OLD BROTHER, THOMAS, ALSO SLIGHTLY INJURED, IS REPORTED IN GOOD CONDITION.OTHERS IN THE GROUP WERE NOT HURT.THE MISSIONARY PARTY WAS PART OF A GROUP THAT WAS TRANSLATING THE BIBLE INTO VARIOUS DIALECTS OF THE VIETNAMESE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE.

    THE VIETCONG ATTACK ON PRIVATE CITIZENS IS A DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL TACTICS.SOME OBSERVERS HAVE SPECULATED THAT THE ATTACKERS MAY HAVE BEEN BANDITS POSING AS GUERRILLAS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADTG7TIWTB9LJRYJBTM8GWJDLK
    Media URN:
    VLVADTG7TIWTB9LJRYJBTM8GWJDLK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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