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Vietnam Orphans #241105

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 21, 1975
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(Studio) Many of Vietnam "orphans" aren't orphans.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Berkeley, California) April 1975 film shows Operation Babylift. 2000 children evacuated to US. Child adopted by American discovered to have parents in Saigon. Her mother smuggled her aboard plane because child 1/2 American. [Foster mother Lisa BRODYADA - says child thinks about going home when her family mentioned.] Children will be returned if established who their parents are and if they want their children back. Will take long time to settle future for children. [BRODYADA - says will be harder on child and more difficult to trace childrens' families the longer immigration representatives wait.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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