"Visit from the American ambassador" Bien Hoa Favorite Tip by Nemorino

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  Major Giam with US Ambassador Maxwell Taylor
by Nemorino

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At the time it was a novel idea to help the local population in hopes that they would support the South Vietnamese government and not the Viet Cong.

Major Giam thought this was a good idea and worked very energetically to put it into practice, but he once told me they should have started ten years earlier. "It might be too late. The Viet Cong has a ten-year head-start on us."

The American ambassador, Maxwell D. Taylor (1901-1987), a retired army general, visited Tan Ba by helicopter on December 17, 1964. He and the reporters who were with him stayed for about an hour and were shown the new pigpens and wells that the government forces had built. Supposedly they were very impressed, but I can't imagine why.


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  • Updated Apr 14, 2013
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  • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
    May 11, 2015 at 3:04 AM

    Wow! Maxwell D. Taylor, that famous General who was the Commander of 101st Airborne Division during WW II.


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