Thank you, Sparky.
On April 17, 1970, the NY Times ran an article entitled "War Deaths
Rise to 141 For Week" on page 9.
The full article, datelined April 16, can be accessed at the NY Times
archives website by searching for the article's title. You can
conduct the search at:
The relevant excerpt from the article is:
"The increase in enemy action included the firing of four rockets into
the heart of Saigon early this morning, the second rocket attack on
the city in three days. An American Army library was damaged and 19
South Vietnamese were wounded."
The article also reports on the most costly attack of the week:
"...American soldiers operating near Ducpho in Quangngai Province
yesterday tripped an enemy booby trap made from a 105-mm shell. The
resulting explosion detonated ammunition the soldiers were carrying,
killing 14 and wounding 32."
A report of the same incidents in The Times Recorder (Zanesville,
Ohio) for April 16, 1970, adds some additional detail in an article
entitled "14 GIs killed in Viet Blast":
"...A second rocket hit a corner of the US Aid Special Services
Library, causing no casualties..."
The full article can be accessed at:
by searching on the article's title.
By the way, on the date this attack occured, the world's attention was
riveted on an unfolding drama far from Vietnam...the failed Apollo 13
trip to the moon, and the efforts to bring the astronauts safely back
I hope this information meets your needs. Let me know if you have any questions.
search strategy: searched the NY Times archives and the
newspaperarchives.com sites for [ saigon and rocket ] in the time
period from March to May, 1970.