The U.S. military mission to Indo-China suffered its first casualties.
Three Air Force and two Army technicians went swimming last week at an
off-limits beach near their base at Tourane, 375 miles northeast of
Saigon, and never came back. Presumably they were captured ,by the
Communists. Previous U.S. casualties in Indo-China: two civilian pilots
shot down over Dienbienphu (TIME, May 17).
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