A Letter From The Publisher: Jun. 20, 1969

AS the first small contingent of U.S. troops received the word last week that their Viet Nam duty would soon be over, a widely scattered crew of TIME'S own Viet Nam veterans recalled their service with the Saigon press corps. For as the U.S. commitment in Viet Nam grew over the years, so did TIME'S. By now, our bureaus all over the world are staffed with men who have put in tours as combat correspondents; TIME casualties included one dead and seven wounded.

TIME'S first office in Saigon was a cramped hotel room. TIME...

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