CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 31, 1972
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(Studio) Vietnam casualties include United States bases in Vietnam fallen to disuse as United States troops leave.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Long Binh, South Vietnam) Long Binh, largest of United States bases in Vietnam, becoming a ghost metropolis. Few United States men left. [Pfc. Tom STENVOLD - says life becoming more hectic with more guard duty, less sleep.] Montagnard mercenaries come as reinforcements. [Mercenary commanding officer, Captain Daniel CONN - says it's not feasible for United States soldiers to protect other US troops. Says he'd bank his life on Montagnards.] Long Binh may soon become South Vietnam property.
REPORTER: Bob Simon
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