• Short Summary

    A FUNERAL CEREMONY WAS HELD IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FOR 11 AMERICAN ADVISERS KILLED IN ACTION AGAINST THE VIET CONG EARLIER THIS WEEK.

  • Description

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    LV U.S. AIRMEN LINED UP BY PLANE
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    LV CARS TRANSPORTING COFFINS TOWARDS PLANE
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    LV PARTY CARRY STARS AND STRIPES
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    SV CREW STAND BY PLANE
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    SV AIRMEN UNLOAD COFFINS FROM CARS
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    LV COFFINS CARRIED TOWARDS PLANE
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    SV PAN..MEN SALUTE DURING CEREMONY
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    CU MEN AT ATTENTION BY COFFINS
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    GV CEREMONY
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    CU US DEPUTY AMBASSADOR ALEXIS JOHNSON NGOC LOAN STANDING AT ATTENTION
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    FV BOTH MEN IN FRONT OF COFFINS
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    CU COLONEL LOAN
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    SV GEN. THROCKMORTON SALUTES AND AMBASSADOR WALKS TO COFFINS
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    LV MEN STAND AT ATTENTION
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    LV COFFINS TAKEN TOWARDS PLANE
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    PAN..COFFINS BORNE TOWARDS PLANE
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    Background: A FUNERAL CEREMONY WAS HELD IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FOR 11 AMERICAN ADVISERS KILLED IN ACTION AGAINST THE VIET CONG EARLIER THIS WEEK. NINE OF THE MEN WERE HELICOPTER CREW KILLED DURING A MAJOR CLASH WITH THE VIET CONG AT BINH DINH ON APRIL 19.

    THE CASUALTIES WERE THE HIGHEST SUFFERED BY THE AMERICAN FORCE IN SOUTH VIETNAM SINCE THE VIET CONG ATTACK ON THE PLEIKU BASE. THE OTHER TWO DEAD WERE A SKYRAIDER PILOT KILLED OVER CHOUNG THIEN, AND A CIVILIAN ENGINEER ADVISER, JOHN B. CONE, SHOT DEAD IN AN AMBUSH 8 MILES (12 KMS) NORTH OF SAIGON.

    AMONG THE OFFICIALS AT THE AIRPORT WERE ALEXIS JOHNSON, AMERICA'S DEPUTY AMBASSADOR IN SOUTH VIETNAM AND COLONEL NGUYEN NGOC LOAN, DEPUTY COMMANDER OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE. COLONEL LOAN POSTHUMOUSLY DECORATED THE ELEVEN DEAD.

    AFTER THE BRIEF CEREMONY, THE COFFINS WERE PLACED ABOARD A TRANSPORT PLANE BOUND FOR THE UNITED STATES, WHERE THE BURIAL WILL TAKE PLACE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAECYBJKQ1V7Z9PL99QP0U7XN8I
    Media URN:
    VLVAECYBJKQ1V7Z9PL99QP0U7XN8I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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