NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 08, 1969
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(Studio) 1st troops to be withdrawn arrive in United States today.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Saigon, South Vietnam) Ceremony at Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base for departing men. Vietnam Commander General Creighton Abrams and Ellsworth Bunker on reviewing stand. [ABRAMS - thanks 3rd battalion, 60th Infantry, and entire 9th Division for sacrifice.] [South Vietnam President Nguyen Van THIEU - speaks of South Vietnam taking over fighting.] Thieu shakes hands with men. 2 soldiers talk of going home.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones
(McChord AFB, WA) Washington, DC wants everyone to notice 9th's homecoming. Representatives 1st Unit withdrawal. [Army Chief of Staff William WESTMORELAND - tells of citations troops won.] Men considered in quarantine; not allowed to kiss loved ones.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins
(McChord AFB, WA) War just begins for men going to Vietnam as replacements.
REPORTER: Don Oliver