The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 22, 1968 · Page 5
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 5

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, November 22, 1968
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Palm Beach Post. Friday, Nov. 22, 1968-5 Enemy Units Continue Shelling Da Nang Area I ARCHITECTURAL I 1 EXHIBIT Palm Beach Chapter A.I.A. NOVUM BKK 17-DKCEMBER 1 tt i main TTTy PALM BEACH MALL PARK FREE! ! SAIGON (APi - Enemy pickets slammed at U.S. 1st GAROEN SHOP &DwnOT70 SPECIALS! ALWAYS FIRST QUALITY AZALEAS Marine Division headquarters near Da Nang Thursday in the second straight day of shelling around that second largest city in South Vietnam. At least 10 rockets fell into the headquarters area six miles southwest of Da Nang but damage and casualties were light, a U.S. spokesman said. U.S. artillery opened up on the suspected launching sites. About an hour after the last rocket exploded. Marines landed by helicopter at the rocket sites to the southwest and found 20 firing ramps fashioned from dirt. "In a sweep of the area, the bodies of six North Vietnamese army soldiers were found that had been killed by U.S. counterartillery fire." said a communique. The area south of Da Nang has been the scene of several major engagements this week, and the U.S. Command reported two more clashes Wednesday in which 46 North Vietnamese soldiers were killed. In one action, troops of the U.S. 196th Light Infantry Brigade battled about 300 North Vietnamese entrenched 33 miles southwest of Da Nang. The fight raged throughout the day. The U.S. Command said at least 20 enemy troops were killed along with four Americans. Ten other Americans were wounded. In the other action. U.S. Marine patrols spotted 90 enemy soldiers nearby and attacked with artillery support. Headquarters said 26 enemy soldiers were killed. A Marine was slightly wounded. These actions are part of what the U.S. Command's chief of public information said was an allied "all-out effort to attack the entire North Vietnamese-Viet Cong system in South Vietnam." "We've got literally hundreds of patrols out." said the officer. Brig. Gen. Winant Sidle. "We're keeping the pressure on all the time. On top of the large contacts, we have literally dozens of small unit contacts each day." These tactics were reflected CHOOSE FROM MANY VARIETIES BEAUTIFUL COLORS BARE ROOT 3V POTS 69 Limited Quantity 6 CHARGE IT! Penney's Open 10 AM Til 9:30 AM Monday thru Saturday 1 7:30 PM DEATH VALLEY DAYS - THE in WILD WILD si .-k ArcT sui't'tal nurvnase: 1 m$ i in casualty figures for last week, which showed 1,838 enemy killed compared with 1,601 the week before. The U.S. Command said 127 Americans were killed in action last week and 1.031 wounded. This compared with 166 killed and 1.253 wounded the week before. South Vietnamese casualties were listed as 128 killed. 644 wounded and 21 missing or captured, compared with 200 killed. 798 wounded and nine missing the week before. U.S. and South Vietnamese forces claim to have killed enemy troops at a rate of more than six for each one of their own killed over the last four weeks. The U.S. Command attributes the enemy casualty toll to constant contacts and to artillery and air strikes against base camps and bodies of troops caught moving in the open. During the last four weeks, combined U.S. and South Vietnamese combat deaths have averaged about 278 a week American deaths running about 138 per week compared to the enemy average of about 1,718 a week, according to U.S. figures. TONIGHT 11 7:OOPM ( giitif fluff slips compare at 1.00 Dainty styles in nylon tricot. Here, two from the group. Lined nylon lace, light beige, blue or flame; or cut-out embroidery in white. Short in small, medium; average in small, medium, large. , ,,.,, ,, ) Mail and phone orders filled1 ', ' 1 '' on two or more. JM LINGERIE, SECOND FLOOR Robert Conrad and Ross Martin star as speeial government agents stalking, and being stalked, by a mad cavalry officer deep in a mine. Robert Taylor and Maricttc Hartley star in "Lady with a Past," the slory of Virginia City's famed "Tiger Lil." .A. tlHt jumpeRs 7.99 vvaulurhi 10.00 to 12.00 Snappy styles to wear on their own or with your favorite blouses and sweaters! Washable bonded acrylics keep their trim shapes, come in a colorful selection of plaids. Sizrs 8 to 16. Left, A-line with zipper bach, one pocket. Right, button front with two pockets. JM PATIO SPORTSWEAR, FIRST FLOOR Sorry, no mail or phone orders v . i4 ri 5 l8. X i J PALM BEACH MALL open eveuy niqht tiL 930 'tiL chRistmAS

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