South Viet Nam: Center of Gravity

The hotels of Saigon last week were jammed with officers of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The once-neglected airfield at Bien Hoa, 20 miles northeast of Saigon, is now receiving a steady stream of Globemasters that unload tons of electric generators, radar equipment, trucks and Quonset huts. A U.S. ground crew of 200 lives in tents near by to service the planes and take care of 24 U.S. fighter-bombers and transports scheduled to be turned over to the South Viet Nam government.

Cruising offshore was the U.S.S. Princeton with 1,300 combat-ready marines aboard. Admiral John H. Sides, Commander...

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