THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday, July 12, 1972
U.S. helicopters shot
down near Quang Tri
SAIGON () - Several hun- ed is about 2% miles northwest
dred South Vietnamese marines of Quang Tri. It is just across
were dropped behind commu- the Thach Han River from the
nist lines north of Quang Tri Quang Tri combat base, The
City yesterday under heavy base is a former U.S. Army in-
ground fire which knocked stallation that served as the
down three American helicop- South Vietnamese 3rd Infantry
ters that flew them in. Division headquarters before
The helicopters, flown by U.S. the division was routed by the
Marines from 7th Fleet car- North Vietnamese, who took
riers made their landings un- Quang Tri on May 1.
der escort of U.S. Army Cobra The latest assault by gov-
helicopter gunships. - ernment marines tightened the
The crews from two downed South Vietnamese' grip around
helicopters were rescued, the Quang Tri City. Marines are
U.S. Command reported but the now pressing on the northern
fate of those aboard the third and eastern outskirts and the
was not known. Field reports airborne dug in on the south-
said a fourth ship may have eastern and southern edges.
been downed on the same mis- The communists remain en-
sion. trenched in the city center des-
pite heavy American bombing,
It was not known here whe- and the paratroopers' effort to
ther the helicopters had drop- penetrate the city have been
ped off their loads of govern- stalled for five days.
mrent troops before they were In other action to the south,
hit. government military sources
said troops of the South Viet-
A government m i l i t a r y namese 5th Division and rang-
spokesperson said he had no ers who had defended An Loc
report the marines had made were pulled out of the ruined
contact with the enemy, and no provincial capital in a massive
casualty reports were issued, airlift as the seige went
through its 96th day.
The area the marines assault-
-_ The forces n the town 60
miles north of Saigon were re-
placed by the South Vietnamese
18th Division and fresh rangers
aNewrried in by the American and
NewSouth Vietnamese helicopters,
which flew out the third gar-
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APOLLO 15 MISSION:
Astronauts discovered selling
stamps from ton for profit
WASHINGTON (/P) - The
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration disclosed yes-
terday that the Apollo astro-
nauts, on their round trip to
the moon last summer, secretly
carried 400 souvenir stamped
envelopes that could have been
sold to collectors for $600,000 or
more. The three have been dis-
ciplined, NASA said.
One hundred of the unauth-
orized envelopes were given to
an acquaintance of the astro-
nauts and were sold at a re-
ported price of $1,500 each.
The acquaintance was identi-
fied as Horst Walter Eiermann
of Stuttgart, a naturalized Am-
erican well known in the Cocoa
Beach, Fla., area.
Advertisements of Apollo 15
covers at 4.850 deutschmarks or
about $1,500 each, in a West
German stamp-collectors mag-
azine, called the attention of
space officials to an apparent
violation of the rules.
NASA said it had learned that
the Apollo 15 crew had agreed
at one time to provide 100 cov-
ers from their forthcoming
mission to Eiermann in return
for establishment of a "trust
fund" for their children.
"After the covers had been
givenfto Eiermann, however,
they realized - on their own-
that this was improper and de-
clined to accept either the trust
fund or the alternative offer
of stamps in exchange for the
100 postal covers," NASA said.
The 300 unsold envelopes,
known to the philatelic trade as
postal covers, have been im-
pounded at NASA's Manned
Spacecraft Center, Houston.
NASA said in a formal an-
nouncement that astronauts
David Scott, Alfred . Worden
and James Irwin "exercised
poor judgment in their action.
"Therefore they will be rep-
rimanded and their actions will
be given consideration in their
selection for future assign-
ments," NASA said.
The three astronauts have de-
clined to comment, the Houston
space center said.
The Apollo 15 crew, like
those on earlier moon missions,
had NASA's permission, within
established procedures, to car-
ry personal souvenir-type items,
including some postal covers.
The permission was granted
with the condition that the ar-
ticles be retained by the astro-
nauts or be given to personal
friends. They were not to be
used for commercial or fund-
raising purposes or personal
gain, NASA said.
On Apollo 15, the astronauts
were authorized to carry 232 of
of the specially stamped enve-
lopes with markings showing
they had made the round trip to
the moon. The 400 unauthorized
covers were carried in addition
to the approved ones.
Dr. George Low, NASA depu-
ty administrator, commented:
"Astronauts are under extreme
stress in the months preceding a
flight to the moon, and their
poor judgment in carrying the
unauthorized covers must be
considered' in this light.
"Nonetheless, NASA cannot
condone these actions."
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