CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 20, 1975
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(Studio) Pentagon issues 5th set of casualty figures following last week's rescue of Mayaguez and its crew; spokesperson says these figures as close to accurate as possible.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) 15 killed, 50 wounded, 3 missing in action. Bulk of deaths came after 26 Marines aboard helicopter shot down by Communists[Pentagon spokesperson Joesph LAITIN - admits there's little hope for 3 men missing in action to be found alive.]
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