August 27, 1970 : Agnew meets with President Thieu in Saigon

Introduction

Vice President Spiro Agnew meets with South Vietnamese president Nguyen Van Thieu in Saigon. In a speech at Ton Son Nhut air base, Agnew praised the South Vietnamese people for suffering “so much in freedom’s cause” and promised that “there will no lessening of U.S. support.” Meanwhile, MACV (Military Assistance Command Vietnam) reported that 52 Americans died and 358 were wounded during the week August 16-22, the lowest casualty toll since the week of December 3, 1966.

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August 27, 1970 : Agnew meets with President Thieu in Saigon

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    August 27, 1970 : Agnew meets with President Thieu in Saigon

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/agnew-meets-with-president-thieu-in-saigon

  • Access Date

    October 19, 2017

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    A+E Networks