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U.S. -if wave Union in p of to oi offer i e v e h on a o in acci Alert t/.S. Soldier Dies Saving Others th Widow Proud OHItishaiid's Heroic Act PLEIKU, Viet Nam (AP) lungs lungs were bad at Pleiku, but icy probably would have been orse If Spec. 5 Jesse A. Pyle adn't been alert. Pyle, a Korean war veteran 'om Marina, Calif., .was on uty early yesterday at a Us- erring post a few yards from ic American senior officers' uarters at the Pteiku air base Pyle apparently heard noises ifter Viet Cong infiltrators lipped past South Vietnamese ,'uards outside the compound The sentry surprised the guer illas as they were planting ex ilosive charges and began fir ng. The guerrillas immediately Iclonated their charges, am vie caught the full blast of on of the explosions. He died whil jeing taken to the infirmary SECOND ATTACK The Viet Cong followed u with a mortar attack. In al eight Americans were kille and more (nan 100 woundec But U.S. officers said man more probably would have bee killed if Pyle had not surpri ed the Communists before the had all their explosives place. "We were lucky. God, w were lucky." said \ U.S. Arm major who had been sleeping the officers' quarters nearb Pyle was married to Korean he met in 1952 whi he was fighting the Communis there. T h e y h a v e thri daughters, aged 11, 6 and Pyle was transferred to Vi Nam last November from F Ord, Calif. His family remai ed at their home in Mann JESSE PYM5 near Ft. Ord. Â» Â· Â· MARINA, Calif. (AP) -Mrs. ludy Pyle, Korean-born willow jf an American soldier who lied heroically in South Viet 4am, said today she w a 'proud he protected" others who might have been killed or him In the surprise attack y the Communist Viet Cong. In halting English, Mrs. said, "I think it will be difficult difficult f o r m e a n children .. .but I am proud He protected so many other persons who might have been killed in the attack." Milk Plant Fire Blamed On Sparfc SARANAC (AP) -- A fire destroyed a portion of the Michigan Milk Producers plant here Sunday. Firemen believe it touched off by a spark in a section of the plant where powdered powdered milk is processed. No injuries injuries were reported.