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Vietnam / Blockade GI's Reaction #223321

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 09, 1972
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(Studio) American soldiers in Vietnam have most to gain or lose.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Danang, South Vietnam) 60,000 American servicemen in Vietnam express wide praise and support for Nixon's new plan. [Gunners Mate, David WACKER - praises decision to force North Vietnam out of South Vietnam.] [Seaman Michael PLYBON - says Nixon should go all the way for POWs.] [Gun Master, Randy NOLD - says massive bombing won't help as much as everyone thinks, and blocking force needed.] [Seaman Michael SHAW - says bombing Hanoi raises United States servicemen's morale.] [Lieutenant Fred PECHE - agrees with cutting off resupply via mining harbors.] [sergeant Zrven DUNCAN - says plan nay keep GI's in Vietnam longer.] [Airman Alex SKARLATOS - says action puts pride back in American servicemen in Vietnam.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil

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