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Vietnam / 9th Div. Withdrawal / South Vietnam / Washington #204897

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 08, 1969
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(Studio) 1st withdrawal of American troops occurs. Saigon puts on ceremonies for departing men. General Creighton Abrams tells them they occupy significant moment in American history. These troops won't be replaced by other troops.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Men have dress rehearsals for parades before leaving. Most of 9th Div. due to go home soon. Departure ceremony held. South Vietnam carry signs thanking Americans [President Nguyen Van THIEU - says ARVN can start to replace United States troops.] Thieu shook hands with men; gifts were given to them.
REPORTER: Don Webster

(McChord AFB, WA) Soldiers land in WA. Bands and General William Westmoreland greet them. Reunions to come after speeches.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner narrates

(Studio) Further report on homecoming later on.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Webster, Don

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