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1966 Sept. 14

Entin, David Hudson

Mr. Ho-Can

Qu?ng Ngãi (Vietnam) - Typed on pink carbon paper with no greeting. Telling the story of Mr. Ho-Can, Entin's tutor and USAID employee teaching English. Fought against French with Vi?t Minh until he became disillusioned. Forced to attend indoctrination classes, he was "the slowest student," tricking Vi?t Minh into "thinking he was a very ignorant peasant."

David Entin Papers

1967 Oct. 28

Entin, David Hudson

On being a Princetonian

Qu?ng Ngãi (Vietnam) - Typed on typewriter paper. Describes spending an evening with three Princeton graduates discussing the alma mater they all shared. Dinner given for Ambassador Koren, Entin's boss and director of civilian effort in I Corps. Finds out about other Princeton men and Princeton news.

David Entin Papers

1967 Oct. 6

Entin, David Hudson

Political happenings

Qu?ng Ngãi (Vietnam) - Typed on typewriter paper. Election was narrowly validated by populace. Recounts recent demonstrations by students and Tri Quang or militant Buddhists. In Qu?ng Ngãi, three humdred Revolutionary Development cadre marched on the province headquartes denouncing corruption. Subsequently Dr. Hoanh, the only civilian province chief, lost his job.

David Entin Papers

1967 Apr. 4

Entin, David Hudson

War

Qu?ng Ngãi (Vietnam) - Typed on typewriter paper. Describes the intensifying military effort in Qu?ng Ngãi province and the destructiveness of the war. Allies planned to trap a reported VC battalion, but the VC buried all their weapons and disguised themselves as locals, slipping away from the Allied forces. Every military operation generates refugess. There are friendly-fire incidents that compound problems. Visited a hosp... more

David Entin Papers

1967 Sept. 30

Entin, David Hudson

The Vietnamese elections

Qu?ng Ngãi (Vietnam) - Typed on plain paper. Describes election season and particulars, how recent election raises many issues about democracy in underdeveloped world, Viet Cong activity. 86% of registered voters voted; Thieu-Ky won as predicted. There will be a vote to determine whether or not to invalidate election.

David Entin Papers

1968 Jan. 14

Entin, David Hudson

VIP's and progress

Qu?ng Ngãi (Vietnam) - Typed on typewriter paper. Describes visits of US politicians and other important people, including Indiana Senator Birch Bayh, thought to be progressive and young, but not very impressive, more interested in photo ops, and would not take a stand on the war. Other visitors included General Chapman, recently appointed Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Congressman William Hungate.

David Entin Papers

1967 Oct. 15

Entin, David Hudson

Progress and reporting

Qu?ng Ngãi (Vietnam) - Typed on typewriter paper. Questioning whether progress is being made. Believes assessments may prove to be subjective and that military has "strong tendency to report a rosy picture." Computer system analysis seems suspect to Entin and at best shows it will take 55 months to "win" war.

David Entin Papers

1967 May 15

Entin, David Hudson

Changes in Vietnam

Qu?ng Ngãi (Vietnam) - Typed on typewriter paper. After spending a week in Manila, Entin observes many changes in the American conception and operation of "this War." General Westmoreland was delegated responsibility for Revolutionary Development program, with Robert Komer as deputy. Sees dangerous trend manifesting of impatient military displacing local government.

David Entin Papers

1968 Feb. 5

Entin, David Hudson

VC attack?

?à N?ng (Vietnam) - Typed on typewriter paper. Concerning expected Viet Cong attack in Danang, men missing, low morale.

David Entin Papers

1967 Mar. 11

Entin, David Hudson

Observations

Qu?ng Ngãi (Vietnam) - Typed on typewriter paper. Gives account of flying in helicopter over Qu?ng Ngãi province. Interviewed a "young fellow" for a job as interpreter-translator, asked him what he thought of Viet Cong and was surprised and moved by his answer.

David Entin Papers