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American Evacuation #239786

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 30, 1975
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(Studio) More on American evacuation follows.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Some Americans bding. buses for evacuation try to pull Vietnam wives and children with them. There were desperate scenes of separated families. This reporter's bus unable to reach Ton Son Nhut airport; bus finally stops outside United States embassy; walls surrounded by South Vietnam trying to get inside for evacuation. Finally, Americans aboard bus able to scale embassy wall, and soon evacuation from embassy, city and country underway.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Manila , Philippines) On United States carriers in South China Sea, there were problems with South Vietnam pilots landing their copters aboard USS Blue Ridge and crashing into sea in effort to reach safety aboard carrier. 1 of last evacuees to arrive aboard carrier was South Vietnam ambassador Graham Martin.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

Bradley, Ed;
Rather, Dan

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