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Saigon Looting / South Vietnam / Communist Takeover #239788

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 30, 1975
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(Studio) In early hrs. between American evacuation and Communist takeover, nearly every building abandoned by Americans was looted by South Vietnam. United States embassy among bldgs. Just before Communists entered city, 1 government police colonel salutes army memorial statue and fatally shoots himself. Elsewhere in city, soldiers throw away guns and discard uniforms. Sporadic outbursts of gunfire heard as Communists march into city; overall takeover peaceful. Viet Cong say 8 provinces to s. and west of Saigon remain "unliberated."
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan

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