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Ray Miller in Vietnam (1966)
KPRC-TV
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    Lieutenant commander Charles Rogers on his patrol of the Mekong Delta
    "VC" refers to the Viet Cong, also known as the National Liberation Front, which fought against the United States and its allies during the Vietnam War
    "Charlie" was another name used by American troops for the Viet Cong specifically or communist forces in general. It is short for "Victor Charlie," which is "VC" in the NATO phonetic alphabet. 
    Airman Dale E. Sidwell, a member of the US Air Force K-9 Corps, recounts his experience during an assault of Ton San Nhut Air Base in Ho Chi Minh City. In the early morning hours of December 4, 1966, Viet Cong forces launched a sapper and mortar attack on the base hoping to penetrate the defense perimeter and destroy parked aircraft. Sidwell—and his canine partner Toby—was posted as a sentry. The Freeport native received the Air Force Commendation Medal for his courageous actions during the assault in 1967. 
    Lieutenant Chuck Eddy, advisor to the Vietnamese Republic of Vietnam Navy, on his decision to volunteer for a second tour. A junk is a kind of ancient Chinese sailing ship.
    Santa visits the troops
    Mail call
    On the site of the new American embassy in Ho Chi Minh City. Following a car bombing outside the first embassy on March 30, 1965, the United States decided to construct a new, larger embassy compound with greater protection. The second embassy opened on September 29, 1967.
    Outside Independence Palace, home and office to General Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, the president of South Vietnam from 1965 to 1975. A North Vietnamese tank bulldozed through the palace's main gate on April 30, 1975, effectively ending the Vietnam War. The building was subsequently renamed Reunification Palace.
    KPRC news director Ray Miller ferries Christmas greetings from Houstonians to troops serving in Vietnam
    Private Danton Lorch tells of being shot down a month into his tour
    Aboard an aircraft carrier
    Independence Palace
    Major Andrew McVeigh of the 1st Battalion, 21st Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, explains how an artillery raid works. The unit participated in 15 campaigns during the Vietnam War.
    Ho Chi Minh City
    The Hotel Majestic is a historic hotel originally built in 1925 by Chinese businessman Hui Bon Hoa
    American troops comment on a recent conflict, possibly the attack on Ton San Nhut Air Base, and the subsequent search for participating Viet Cong forces
    "NVA" refers to the North Vietnamese Army, also known as the People's Army of Vietnam or the Vietnamese People's Army
    Sailors read and exchange cards from Houstonians brought by Miller