× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Vietnam / Casualties / Accident / Wall #213418

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 21, 1971
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Casualties reported American truck involved in accident near Danang, South Vietnam, and held for ransom. Family of child hit by truck got $900. Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam, gets wall like Berlin, Germany, and China.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam) Village near military base declared off limits to soldiers and separated from base by barbed wire fence. Dep. commander base, Colonel John Ensor, decides to build wall; wall mile long and will form semi-circle around village. [SP/4 Richard SCHONZ - describes structure; can still dig under it.] [ENSOR - hopes wall will work, tunnel already dug through it; fence and guards will help reduce traffic.] [SP/4 William SIMS - says why should people be fenced in own nation?] Legal workers get in base with pass. Soldiers can get prostitutes in by signing them out. Wall only keeps Americans out of village and slows drug flow.

Mudd, Roger;
Simon, Bob

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.