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South Vietnam / Abandons 3 Provinces / Refugees #239096

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 18, 1975
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(Studio) Thousands of refugees flee from Pleiku, Kontum and Darlac after South Vietnam abandoned these 3 provinces. Govt. orders 10,000 troops back to Saigon to bolster capital's defenses.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) According to Pentagon sources, Communists now have 5 divs. pressing eastward from Ban Me Thuot. South Vietnam troops pulling out of 3 provinces in attempt to reach Nha Trang before Communists take it. Communists now control key hwys. running south into Vietnam. Pentagon sources stress there's no present danger to capital.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Mudd, Roger;
Pappas, Ike

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