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(Studio) 3 weeks ago South Vietnam planes mistakenly dropped flaming napalm on civilians and own soldiers. Little girl ripped off burning clothes and fled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Saigon, South Vietnam) [June 8, 1972, film of accidental raid shown.] 10 year old girl may live to remember tragic day. She was taken to Saigon Children's Hospital by soldiers. Newsmen found her in overcrowded hospital, lobbied for her transfer to Center for Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, where she is now convalescing. It was founded in 1967, built with AIT funds and private donations. Center gives priority to young war victims. Patients there shown. [Staff Surgeon, Dr. Aarne RINTALA - (Finnish), says center standards will remain above typical Vietnam hospital standards if Western doctors continue to contribute time to training Vietnam surgeons, and funds are available. Center, however, treats only small fraction of those needing such care.]
REPORTER: Bob Simon
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Simon, Bob
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