The people of Saigon, harassed by war for nearly thirty years, are preparing for Christmas.?
The people of Saigon, harassed by war for nearly thirty years, are preparing for Christmas. Both sides of the conflict have already agreed to observe a truce during the Christmas period in a year when the scale of fighting has decreased.
All American servicemen and women in South Vietnam will receive gifts through the American Red Cross. More than 350-thousand parcels have been prepared in the United States for distribution to forces in South Vietnam. The gifts were provided by American community organisations and businesses.
The gifts have already been flown to South Vietnam under a joint arrangement between the Red Cross and the United States military services
Many Americans are taking advantage of a low-cost air service to take Christmas leave in the United States. An American company is offering troops a return flight for 350 dollars.