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American Evacuation / Saigon #239724

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 28, 1975
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(Studio) Latest Communist attack places new urgency on getting Americans out of Saigon.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Senior Pentagon official says final evacuation order could come at any time; decision rests with South Vietnam ambassador Graham Martin. Either Air Force cargo planes or helicopters to be used in final evacuation; Marines to protect evacuation. South Vietnam already evacuated to be hsed. temporarily at 3 United States military bases.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Los Angeles, California) 1st South Vietnam refugees to stay temporarily at Camp Pendleton in California; 20,000 refugees expected in next few days. Arrival touches off fight between state and federal government; details given. [State health and welfare dir. Mario OBLEDO - proposes no refugees be accepted till definitive plans proposed by government] Nearly 600,000 unemployed in California; many fear sudden influx of Vietnam to drag down economy further. [Los Angeles cnty. supervisor Kenneth HAHN - believes Vietnam refugees should be allowed to live in great open spaces of Wyoming and Texas.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) Senators Hugh Scott and Mike Mansfield call for immediate American evacuation.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Drinkwater, Terry;
Pappas, Ike;
Rather, Dan

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