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American Evacuation / South Vietnam #239615

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 21, 1975
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(Studio) American evacuation from South Vietnam speeded up. More than 1000 persons arrive at Clark Air Force Base in Philippines; more than 200 others arrive at Travis Air Force Base in California.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saigon, South Vietnam) [Sherman JOHNSON - wants to get Vietnam wife and 2 children out of Saigon.] All Americans with Vietnam families worried about getting them out of South Vietnam. American embassy has cut much red tape to get Americans with Vietnam dependents on plane to Clark AFB; Vietnam bureaucrats not happy about American pull-out, so they tend to drag their feet. [JOHNSON - says he doesn't want to leave because Saigon has become his real home.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Travis AFB, California) Some American families arrive back in United States early this morning. [Contractor John ARCHAMEAULT - says he paid South Vietnam over $600 for wife's passport.] Personnel gearing up to process flood of evacuees.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard;
Wagner, Richard
Duration:
00:03:50

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