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MICROFILM SERVICE * SALES CO. 8, 1965 16 PAGES North SP/5 JESSE A. PYLE Killed in Viet Nam Raid Slain Gl Credited With Savina Lives PLEIKU, South Viet N (AP) — Things were bad , cartoonist reported moral! Lo. Hughes (Lt. Col. John C.! ilu ' HllPnOS nf HprritV Ill I naRnPn ' Pyle. a Korean war veteran "I ran out the back door and from Marina, Calif., was on, found an American soldier bad- duty early Sunday at a listening | ly wounded by mortar frag- post a few yards from ihe ments. I tried "to help this kid American senior officers' quar- who was hit to get to my cot ters at the Pleiku air base. , until the barrage ended. I as- Con R Vietnamese , infirmarv af . ter Viet sl 'PP^ d - . , ,,„„, ncuv . , outside the compound, i ' ! The sentry surprised the guer- "On the way, there was a big '< i rillas as tnc y wcre planting ex- stream of wounded moving to- j P Iosive cliai '6 e s and began fir-; ward the infirmary, but every- i ing - !tni "S was orderly, no panic or! Tlie g uen ' illas immediately anything. W r e'd been hit very I detonated their charges, and' hard with a heavy, sudden bar-1 Pyle caught the full blast of one ' rage, but everyone was doing i of the explosions. He died while his job quietly and efficiently. ! beinc taken to the infirmarv. ! _. . .. , being taken to the infirmar y- infirmary was a The Viet Cong followed up charn-1 house. Everything was i with a mortar attack. In all, covered with blood. Half the eight Americans were killed and i medics were hurt themselves, more (han 100 wounded. U.S. i but the work went on. All these officers said many more proba-' people behaved like'profession" would have been killed ihals." p y' e had not surprised the Corn- munists before they had all their explosives in place. -f » We were ]uck God wc | \yQ were lucky" said a U S Armv ; ma jor who'had been sleeping in ! HXA/I the officers'quarters'nearbv i L/YV I Pyle was married to a Korean he met in 1952 while he was fighting the Communists there, j j They have three daughters, SULPHUR (SpU - One Lake aged U) 6 and 2 . p v i e ~ ' In Sulphur was Charles man forfeited an ap-i .transferred to Viet Nam last pearance bond on a drunken November from Ft. Ord. Calif, 'driving charge and a second. His faniil y ^mained at home in ni,. a ,io,i „„!!.,, ,„ ,.« ,..,„,,„ ,.,H i :mamed at home in pleaded guilty to the charge and ; Mann a. near Ft. Ord. Mrs. Pyle was lined by Sulphur City Judge! i we & at the ncws - Ellis Thompson. u Mauldln, thc 01 cartoon- l ' s . 1 °' son ; munists attacked The son • ' ' War II was visitinc Albert L. Roy, 25, 1914 Knapp Pleiku when the Com- St - ''o''^"* l»'s bond of $146 ' > was called for arraign- Bruce, 22 is a helicopter pilot '•• mem °" tlle Charge today. He : "This thing woke me up about • was arrested Sunday at 1 a.m.: ,011 Kast Napoleon Street. ; Ruble Edgar Thompson, 18,

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  1. Lake Charles American-Press,
  2. 08 Feb 1965, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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