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Vietnam / United States Medical Evacuation Report #212940

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 22, 1971
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(Studio) United States GIs killed, wounded in South Vietnam; intense fighting in Cambodia.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Hawk Hill, South Vietnam) The role of American medical evacuation helicopters & crew in bringing out the wounded from areas of action in Vietnam featured; scenes shown from inside the helicopter with the reporter flying with the crew, the pickup & from the hospital. [Lt. Kenneth RADEBAUGH - mankind, army progressed with new technology, still just people killing each other; in Vietnam people dead and maimed for nothing.] Film shows medical evacuation's "dust-off" crew's rescue mission; helicopter shot during rescue of 3 wounded GIs. [Voice of unidentified MEDIC - go in under fire because know wounded really hurt; always wonder if this time they'll get me.] [Sp/5 Delmar PICKETT - sometimes medics hold life and death right in hands.] Film shows attempt to save GI's life.
REPORTER: Morton Dean Camera: Gregory Cooke Sound: Nguyen An

Dean, Morton;
Cronkite, Walter

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