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U.S. Offers to Fly Madame Nhu’s Children to Safety

Nov. 3, 1963 - The United States offered today to fly three children of Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu (pictured) out of South Vietnam, where they are reported to be safe in the custody of relatives. The offer was communicated to Madame Nhu at her hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. She and her daughter, Le Thuy, 18 years old, are staying there. The U.S. Ambassador in Saigon, Henry Cabot Lodge, has advised the military leaders who deposed President Ngo Dinh Diem that the U.S. is deeply concerned over the safety of the 3 children, a 15-year-old boy and two girls, 11 and 4. Officials disclosed that Maj. Gen. Duong Van Minh, chairman of the council of generals that led the revolt in South Vietnam, had assured Mr. Lodge that the children would be taken out of the country safely. The military leader said they would be turned over to the care of Mrs. Tran Trung Dung, a niece of Ngo Dinh Diem. Madame Nhu has bitterly accused the Kennedy Administration of having brought about the downfall of the Diem regime and the death of her husband and his brother, the President. Her husband was the President’s chief political adviser.


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