Viet Nam Bound
The Army's new helicopter-borne First Cavalry Division (Airmobile) Wednesday will be ready to move from Fort Benning to Viet Nam, The Ledger learned today.
Some of its units already have left.
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While official spokesmen here, and in Washington, have flatly declined to comment on the unit's projected departure for the Southeast Asian jungle war, The Ledger learned today that the division will very soon begin a major move to the Far East.
The June-July Muscogee County Grand Jury today recommended substantial salary increases for Columbus City Police officers and called for a five-day work week for law enforcement men on the city payrolls.
Huge merchant vessels, which have lain idle at Mobile, Ala., since the end of the Korean War, today were being refurbished and checked ready to carry reinforcements and supplies to Viet Nam.
The ships -- capable of carrying everything from troops, vehicles and weapons to grain and oil -- are part of the National Defense Reserve Fleets.