A Letter From The Publisher: may 10, 1968

LAST week in Viet Nam, during a Communist attack on Saigon, TIME Correspondent John L. Cantwell, 30, was killed. Cantwell and four other journalists had taken a jeep and driven to Saigon's Chinese section of Cholon to investigate the extent of the attack when they were ambushed by Viet Cong soldiers. Though the journalists, who were dressed in civilian clothes, repeatedly cried out "Bao Chi! Bao Chi!" (reporter), the Viet Cong opened up on them with a burst of fire from their automatic weapons. They cut down all but one, an Australian freelance...

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