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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 03, 1969
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(Studio) B-52s bomb jungles near Cambodia. Casualties reported Most Americans gone from Mekong Delta. Report on Delta situation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Mekong Delta, South Vietnam) Delta is rich and most coveted South Vietnam area. Govt. stronger in area; Viet Cong weaker there. [US Advisor Major General Roderick WETHERILL - describes displaced persons in area.] Engineer Btns. only troops left. [WETHERILL - says don't think we'll bring them back.] American civilian advisors urged United States withdrawal, and to give jobs to South Vietnam. [Refugee Advisor Richard HOLDREN - says let South Vietnam do it instead of 9th Div.]
REPORTER: George Syvertsen

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Much has changed in the Delta. Enemy has to win ground back.
REPORTER: George Syvertsen

Cronkite, Walter;
Syvertsen, George

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