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Vietnam / United States Withdrawal #223527

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 20, 1972
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(Studio) Last American ground combat unit in Vietnam, 3rd Bde. 1st air Cav., returns to US.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Bien Hoa, South Vietnam) American ground combat role in Vietnam officially ends. United States Commander, General Creighton Abrams attends ceremony. Historic feats of Div. recalled: Pleiku, Kheson, etc. General James F. Hamlet, Bde's. last Commander, receives honors. As he retires colors, war planes fly over, reminder of changing US role in Vietnam. Recent arrivals in 1st Air Cav. remain in Vietnam as task force to protect Bien Hoa AFB. [Remaining United States soldiers complain they are the forgotten warriors.]

Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob

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