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President Kennedy confers with new US ambassador to South Vietnam, Henry Cabot Lodge, just before Lodge leaves to assume his post. Lodge told newsmen he thought the situation had improved over what it was a year ago, both in terms of ground gained from the Viet Cong and in propaganda. He says the policy of the US should be to help the South Vietnamese, and added that anything that hinders the military is bad, and he hoped that the religious situation would be improved when he arrived there.
Vietnam: A Television History / America's Mandarin (1954 - 1963)
Coverage of President Lyndon B. Johnson's brief visit into the Vietnam battle zone. Shows President Johnson addressing 7000 assembled troops, reviewing troops with USA General William C. Westmoreland, Commander MACV, and pinning medals on five servicemen: Captain Nolan, a Marine gunnery sergeant, two Army officers and a company sergeant. He also awarded the DSM to General Westmoreland. 1) Scenes of troops and color guard forming on ramp... more