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Vietnam War / Casualties / United States Withdrawal #214653

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 30, 1971
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(Studio) Casualties reported Mil. hosp. and evac. units show United States withdrawal evidence.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(Long Binh, South Vietnam) Medic helicopter use declines. Wounded United States soldier pick-up shown. Surgical wards chiefly filled by non-combat cases. 9 combat casualties on Christmas day compared to 69 last year Malaria outbreak severe, also hepatitis. Boredom biggest problem. [Pfc. Don. JOHNSON - speaks of nervous strain.] Treatment shown. [sergeant John KAPPHAHN - speaks of injuries.] Entertainers visit hospital. Deaths now chiefly from malaria, drug overdose, accidents. Doctors bitter with regard to deaths. Doctors wrote protest letter to Senator Mike Mansfield asking immediate, total withdrawal of forces from Vietnam.

(Studio) Surgery sequence previewed and approved by Defense Department
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

Collingwood, Charles;
Simon, Bob

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