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Laos / South Vietnam Attack / United States Involvement #214959

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 18, 1971
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(Studio) 3 United States copters and 1 flight bomber shot down over Laos; film shows copters, pilot conversations over Laos.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Khe Sanh, South Vietnam) United States copters flying support, supply and recovery missions, ferry South Vietnam into Laos. [CW 2 James WHITE - says antiaircraft fire heavy.] [Captain John POST - says wounded by antiaircraft fire.] [Major Richard MILLS - notes 2 copters shot down over Laos.] [Captain Joe LATHAM - describes being shot at.] [POST - South Vietnam wouldn't last long without United States air support.]
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(Studio) South Vietnam forces approaching Tchepone, Laos. Reinforcements reach US outpost near Khe Sanh, South Vietnam. Casualties reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed

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