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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 21, 1971
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(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.
REPORTER: Bob Simon

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:04:10

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