South Viet Nam: Escalating Fury

The infantryman's war continues to escalate in fury in Viet Nam. Figures released in Saigon for the week ending March 25 showed a grim new record of 274 American soldiers dead in a single week. The previous high of 240 had stood since the week before Thanksgiving in 1965, when the battle of la Drang Valley took place. The toll was exacted at an immense expenditure of Communist blood, with a new record of 2,774 enemy dead in the week. The figures brought to 8,560 the number of Americans fallen on the battlefields of Viet Nam since 1961, compared...

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