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Saigon, bomb explodes outside U.S. Embassy
Viet Cong Bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon
1965 03 30
Viet Cong agents detonate a car bomb outside the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing CIA stenographer Barbara A. Robbins, Navy Storekeeper Second Class Manolito W. Castillo, and as many as 19 others. Robbins is the first woman CIA officer to die in the line of duty. The bomb also wounds over 200 other Vietnamese and Americans. These include CIA Saigon Station Chief Peer de Silva and Deputy U.S. Ambassador Ural Alexis Johnson.
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