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Vietnam / Fighting / Hospitals / Casualties #202211

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 20, 1969
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(Studio) Marines fight enemy in A Shau valley in South Vietnam. Greater number of wounded will survive than ever before.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Long Binh, South Vietnam) Hospital facilities better in Vietnam. [Dr. William HAMMON - says we can handle any casualty brought here except those requiring open heart surgery.] Jeffrey Johnston receives brain surgery. [Captain Morris DAVIDSON - says soldier wounded in head in battle. Brought here by copter. Would have died in any other war.] [JOHNSTON - says grateful brain surgery saves life.] [DAVIDSON - says we do 120 brain surgeries in mo.] 150 die weekly in Vietnam hospitals.
REPORTER: Don Webster

(Studio) Casualties reported Enemy build-up around Saigon estimate at 50,000.

Cronkite, Walter;
Webster, Don

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