An International Struggle

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"Foe's Price on Head of Marine is $6,300." New York Times, December 15, 1967, p. 16.

This article out of Danang, South Vietnam reads:
"Vietcong guerrillas are offering a reward of 750,000 piasters ($6,300) for a United States Marine they call "Sergeant Black Man."

The clandestine Vietcong radio says that the guerrillas do not have to have the body of Sgt. Marvin Murrell, a 21-year-old Negro from Syracuse. But they want him alive or they want his head.

Sergeant Murrell heads a 17-man unit stationed in Tuyloan, about 20 miles SW of here, which claims to have killed 183 Vietcong in 15 monthes."

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