68 01 26 DMZ American Killed

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68 01 26 DMZ American Killed - __ ii jLvuled By Hostile Fire During Sweep For...
__ ii jLvuled By Hostile Fire During Sweep For Korean Infiltrators SEOUL ( A P ) - Am^riran cnirtirr \vac Irillorl early Friday by "hostile fire" during a sweep for North Ko- rean infiltrators, the Amy re- ported. He was the second U.S. sol- dier killed in the current series S ' t h ° the River ' Hc - said thei ' e six Seoul during an encounter with one North Korean intruder. The Communist infiltrator was believed to have escaped, he said. nf I br?2kthr n "*h « » n r n n « ^ day in the area. Ha said none of the commu- nists got through the fence bar- rier. They fired on American American soldiers, mean-\north of tho ienre. 01 incidents lonowmg an unsuc- while, killed two North Koreans! cessful assassination attempt on!during eight seoarai- ^Vin«iin«! P r t c . H c « f fh-.-.rtn Tr.-..-. ".-.:,!.- !.,, . . ! : _ . . : , ! , ? _ ! _ %·_ j . . . . Erouo of 31 Communist tors Sunday night. positions . The first American was killed in action Wednesday night. A U.S. Army spokesman said the second victim, a member of , the 2nd Infantry Division, was front and its immediate neigh- borhood, the spokesman said. The two were killed along th demilitarized zone north of a fence barrier erected in the area, he added. arale T of Ihe Korean i a l o n g - t h e A m e r i c a n sector' a p Ti: "," ·"""""- ^""'lanr] m u n i s t s h °P= skip and j u m p .- /-,-_ TODAY TOWHATAN f% Tomatoes / Quantity Right* Reserved N O R T H S I D M A R K E T parentiy to heip the infiltrators (of Sunday) get back north." In the sectors north of Seoul where the main mop-up opera- tion is being conducted, South Korean soldiers killed two more North Koreans late Thursday night, bringing the total of munist dead to 21, with one tured. This left nine still at large. The South Korean casualties rose sharply overnight as spo- radic shootings with Communist remnants continued. Tha counterespionage opera- tions center reported that 32 South Koreans, including 3 civil- ians, were killed as of Friday noon and 42 others were wound- ed. South Korean Foreign Minis- ter Choi Kyu-hah meanwhile nounced Communist seizure of the U.S. intelligence ship Pueblo and called it a "serious threat" to the security of South Korea and the Far East.

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  1. The Danville Register,
  2. 26 Jan 1968, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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