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American Killed by Viet Cong Sniper in Saigon

Jan. 6, 1962 - An American construction foreman on the $4 million Saigon airport improvement project was fatally wounded in an ambush today by Communist guerrillas. Clyde Summers, of California, died in a Saigon hospital. Mr. Summers, the superintendent at a quarry north of Saigon, was caught in the ambush while riding in a pickup truck. With bullets in his legs, shoulder, and back of the head, he shouted to the Vietnamese driver to speed up. Then he lost consciousness. The driver, also wounded, raced to the quarry, which supplies crushed rock for the concrete runway under construction at the airport. Mr. Summers was one of 20 American specialists employed by the contractors, E.V. Lane Corporation of Palo Alto, Calif.

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