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Vietnam War / Casualties #15654

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 27, 1971
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(Studio) Casualties reported; South Vietnam casualty figures suspect.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Film shows United States medical helicopter returning from combat with wounded South Vietnam soldiers. [Captain Ray COLLINS - says brought back 16 wounded South Vietnam.] [Sp4 Steve DAVENPORT - stopped bleeding of 16 wounded South Vietnam.] [Unidentified South Vietnam spokesperson - says no more than 2 South Vietnam wounded in engagement where United States helicopter brought back 16.] United States officials admit privately South Vietnam regularly falsifies casualty reports
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry

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