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South Vietnam Refugees / Camp Pendleton #240058

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 02, 1975
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(Studio) Pentagon says United States evacuation ships leave South Vietnam coast; steaming toward Philippines; South Vietnam fleet also heading toward Philippines with 30,000 refugees. Total number of refugees well over 100,000. President Ford to cut red tape to permit faster entrance into US.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Camp Pendleton, California) More than 8000 South Vietnam refugees arrive here; key to getting out of red tape is to have American sponsor. Church groups and Red Cross try to find sponsors for Vietnam refugees without them. After immigration, refugees receive Social Security numbers Trans. from Saigon, hsing., feeding of refugees paid for by US; nearly $2 million spent daily at this military base. [State Department of Health, Education and Welfare Jack SUAHN - says refugees being processed in anticipation of funding from government]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Reporter(s):
Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:20

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