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Vietnam / Casualties / Prisoners of War Release / Fighting / Saint-Paul #201534

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 11, 1969
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(Studio) Casualties reported Viet Cong release 2 helicopter crewmen after 38 days: Warrant Ofr. Michael Peterson and sergeant Vernon Shepard. Report on Central Highlands.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(South Vietnam) Place called "Volcano" hit by enemy. Fighting shown. American Air and Artillery troops fail to dislodge enemy. Volcano defenders crouch in bunkers. [American Advisor Captain Ron HOUSEL - talks of frequency of attacks.] Reconnaissance unit looks for enemy daily. Casualties reported CBS news team and French correspondent, Alain Saint-Paul, shown in bunker. Film shows Saint-Paul killed by incoming attack. Richard Threlkeld comments on his friend, Saint-Paul.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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