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Vietnam / United States Withdrawal #224285

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 11, 1972
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(Studio) Last United States ground combat unit, D. Company, 3rd. Battalion, 21st Infantry deactivated in Vietnam.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Danang, South Vietnam) [GI shows enthusiasm for leaving Vietnam.] Choppers bring in South Vietnam replacements, take them out of field. South Vietnam 3rd division, replacements, lost Quang Tri city. Now they must keep Communists out of Danang rocket belt. [GIs reveal thoughts during last moments in the field.] [Wounded GI is in Danang hospital and can't leave with others.] South Vietnam band plays for departing GI's. Lieutenant John Vermillion among last Americans to leave area. 40,000 American advisory and support people still in Vietnam.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) 50,000 Americans on warships, 45,000 Americans stationed in Thailand.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Reporter(s):
Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:05:50

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