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Laos / United States Role #14792

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 24, 1971
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(Studio) Some United States helicopter pilots bitter about South Vietnam behavior during evacuation from Laos; United States support platoons in South Vietnam refused rescue mission last wkend.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Khe Sanh, South Vietnam) [Pfc. Danny BUSSKIN - says losing men under heavy enemy fire in same valley for 3 days; platoon rescued captain from valley on 3rd day, refused to return to rescue damaged vehicle.] [Sp/4 Kelly TIMMONS - says mission suicide; worst experience of life.]
REPORTER: Jim Giggans

(Studio) Brigadier General John Hill says troops declined unreasonable request, not disobeyed direct order.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) [HILL - says objective to get job done; no sense taking punitive measures for momentary lapse; men brave before and after incident.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Hill rptdly. to be promoted to Chief Staff for United States command in 5 South Vietnam N. provinces.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Giggans, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry

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