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Truck Hit — 6 GIs Die in Mine Blast from the Pacific Stars and Stripes for November 15, 1970

Copy of article provided by Dave Eckberg

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S&S Vietnam Bureau

SAIGON — A truck carrying soldiers from the 11th Brigade, Americal Div., struck a mine near Quang Ngai Thursday, killing six Americans and wounding four, a U.S. military spokesman reported.

The truck was being used in support of a routine operation four miles west of the Quang Ngai Province capital when it struck an unknown-type mine, the spokesman said.

It was the worst mine incident since nine Americans were killed in the same area a month ago, the spokesman said.

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