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Vietnam Orphans / American Families #239806

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 04, 1975
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(Studio) For mos., thousands of Americans waiting for their newly adopted Vietnam children.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Atlanta ,Georgia) Jim and Mary Lee thought their adopted daughter was finally with them after year of waiting, only to learn little girl they recd. actually belonged to another Atlanta couple. [Mary LEE - says incident heartbreaking for them.] Misplaced child now safe and happy with right Atlanta family.
REPORTER: Robert Bahr

(River Falls, WI) Ron and Gloria Johnson take in 3 Vietnam boys; Johnsons already have 3 daughters of own and 2 adopted Vietnam children. Mrs. Johnson devotes time to finding homes for Vietnam orphans in United States for Friends of Children of Vietnam. [Mrs. JOHNSON - says organization formed 3 years ago, when plight of Vietnam orphans learned.] 3 Vietnam boys to stay with Johnsons few mos.; to join other American families in future. Day of happiness turns to sadness as Gloria learns some of her associates may have been aboard plane that crashed in Saigon.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Bahr, Robert;
Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

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