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    DURING THE LAST HOURS OF HIS FOUR-DAY VISIT TO EMBATTLED SOUTH VIETNAM ON WEDNESDAY (1 NOVEMBER) THE U.

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    DA NANG- HUMPHREY AT MARINE BASE; AMERICAN AND VIETNAMESE TROOPS FORM GUARD OF HONOUR; HUMPHREY PRESENTS CITATION TO COLOURS OF DIVISION; HUMPHREY SPEAKS; GROUP TOURS BASE; CHU LAI - AMERICAN MARINES IN GUARD OF HONOUR; HUMPHREY AND OTHERS SALUTE; MEDALS AWARDED.




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    Background: DURING THE LAST HOURS OF HIS FOUR-DAY VISIT TO EMBATTLED SOUTH VIETNAM ON WEDNESDAY (1 NOVEMBER) THE U.S. VICE-PRESIDENT MR. HUBERT HUMPHREY, VISITED AMERICAN TROOPS IN THE FIELD.

    THE VISIT TOOK VICE-PRESIDENT HUMPHREY TO DA NANG AND CHU LAI, TWO NORTHERN AMERICAN BASES. AT ONE STAGE, HE FLEW WITHIN FOUR MILES OF A MARINE BASE AT CON THIEN, WHICH WAS UNDER ATTACK BY NORTH VIETNAMESE ARTILLERY.

    AT THE DA NANG BASE, THE VICE-PRESIDENT WAS ABLE TO AWARD A PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION TO THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE SEVENTH AIRBORNE DIVISION. THIS, AMERICA'S HIGHEST COMMUNITY AWARD, WAS FOR 'EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM' BETWEEN MARCH 1965 AND SEPTEMBER OF THIS YEAR.

    FROM DA NANG, MR. HUMPHREY FLEW TO CHU LAI, WHERE HE AGAIN AWARDED GALLANTRY MEDALS TO AMERICAN SOLDIERS. SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE HIS ARRIVAL, THE BASE HAD RECEIVED A SMALL VIETCONG ATTACK. VIETCONG BREACHED THE PERIMETER OF THE COMPOUND, AND INFLICTED MODERATE DAMAGED ON HELICOPTERS AND EQUIPMENT. TEN AMERICANS WERE INJURED.

    LATER IN THE DAY, VICE-PRESIDENT HUMPHREY LEFT FOR MALAYSIA, HIS ARRIVAL PRECEDED BY SEVERAL ANTI-AMERICAN DEMONSTRATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3BDBN9F9A4OEIVVM9NLXU5I8Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BDBN9F9A4OEIVVM9NLXU5I8Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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