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U.S. Military Personnel Told to Stay Within Saigon City Limits

Dec. 29, 1961 - American military personnel in South Vietnam were instructed today to stay within the Saigon (pictured) city limits. Military officials also urged the soldiers to travel with companions whenever possible. The action followed official confirmation by the military advisory group that a 26-year-old American army specialist was missing. He was last seen on the streets of Saigon Christmas morning. The young soldier taught several evening classes in English and had developed a circle of Vietnamese friends among his students. It is believed that he was traveling by bicycle to visit one of these friends Monday morning on Bien Hoa Highway north of Saigon when he disappeared.

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