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South Vietnam, March 1965: U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Vietnam Maxwell D. Taylor chats with a Catholic priest as he tours a refugee center at Qui Nhon. Taylor, a World War II hero, served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff prior to his second retirement and appointment as ambassador. He was getting a firsthand look at the hardships faced by the 5,000 refugees who were forced to flee their villages by the Viet Cong.

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