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Mayaguez Incident / Reactions #239982

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 15, 1975
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(Studio) Commanding officer of Mayaguez, Charles Miller, sends telegram to White House to thank President and United States forces for fighting to save ship and crew. Company that owns ship also sends thanks.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(NYC) Sea-Land Services praises President for his handling of crisis; pays tribute to Marines' rescue of crew. [President Sea-Land Services, Incorporated Michael McEVOY - expresses sorrow over Marine casualties; expresses sympathy and gratitude to families of these Marines.] Families of crew members react to Mayaguez rescue. [Willie PASTRANO - says he's very proud to be an American Thinks United States took only action it could.] [Mrs. Vernon GREENLYN - says she's supported President Ford's actions 100%.] [Nicholas BOCK - thinks if similar incidents occur, American reaction should be about the same.] When Mayaguez crew arrives in Singapore, Saturday, Sea-Land to offer to fly them all home.

Lee, Mike;
Schieffer, Bob

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