A member of KC's family was assassinated. Her family was of course very large and at times it was difficult to distinguish the exact relationship of everybody. The Prime Minister, a very old, rather popular figure called Hung, was an uncle. She could remember driving up to Dalat with him at night once, which goes to show how the situation on the ground had changed. I can remember seeing him riding around Vung Tau on a bicycle. Popular but very much of a figure head in the continual rivalvry between Thieu and Nguyen Cao Khy.
Anyway this fellow who was assassinated had been the Minister of Education. He was adamantly against students going abroad to continue their studies and not coming back again. He tried to put a stop to it. The students of course were mostly the sons of the rich and powerful. I can't remember if he had a grenade thrown into his car or if it was booby trapped. I don't think in fact the story was ever very clear. It was said to be the work of the Viet Cong but there was also some doubt over that. It was felt that he had created many enemies amongst the ruling class in the south.