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Saigon, South Vietnam, December 1965: An American service member is interviewed by a CBS news team in front of the Metropole Hotel hours after a truck bomb exploded outside the building, which served as a bachelor enlisted men’s quarters for the U.S. military. Eight Vietnamese, one U.S. Marine and a soldier from New Zealand were killed in the early morning blast that also injured more than 175 people, including 72 Americans.


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