The newly appointed U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge arrived here this morning for his second?
SECURITY CHECK, PRESSMEN INCLUDED AT AIRPORT (SEVERAL)
CU RIOT POLICE (PAN)
SECURITY POLICE FOREGROUND WITH AMBASSADOR LODGES PLANE TAXIING INTO SAIGON AIRPORT
DEPUTY AMBASSADOR JOHNSON TO AIRCRAFT
LODGE COMING DOWN PLANE, GREETED BY JOHNSON, SERVICE CHIEFS & MEMBERS OF DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
LODGE & PARTY TO VIP LOUNGE
LODGE MEETS PRESS
LODGE OUT OF VIP LOUNGE, INTO CAR - DRIVES AWAY
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Background: The newly appointed U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge arrived here this morning for his second tour of duty. It was one week less than two years ago that Lodge first came here to take up the same post which he filled for ten eventful months.
Lodge replaces Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor who resigned the Ambassadorship two and a half months ago because he said he had agreed to serve for one year and "for personal reasons."
When Lodge left Vietnam in June 1964 he did so in order to return to the United States and work for Governor Scranton (Pennsylvania) unsuccessful bid for presidency (Republican).
Following last years election campaign, Mr. Lodge has been on extensive tours in both Asia and Europe to explain President Johnsons policy in the Republic of Vietnam's war against "communist aggression."
Members of Diplomatic Corps & Service Chiefs were on hand to welcome Lodge. No rpt No big ceremonial welcome by UN Government. Premier Ky was not rpt not on hand to welcome Lodge.