El Salvador Bloody Setback

At El Paraiso A U.S. adviser dies in combat

"There was total confusion," a survivor said later. "It was dark and the wounded were screaming, and we didn't know what was happening." At about 2 a.m., the first mortar fire crashed into the Salvadoran army's garrison at El Paraiso, just 36 miles from the capital of San Salvador. In a daring and well- planned attack last week, leftist guerrillas of the Popular Liberation Forces killed at least 69 government soldiers, as well as a U.S. military adviser, Staff Sergeant Gregory Fronius, 27, of Greensburg, Pa. He was the first American to die in combat during El Salvador's seven-year-old civil war,...

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