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Vietnam / Peace Talks / Fire Base Pace / Soldiers #454416

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 22, 1971
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Melvin Laird takes European trip early to confer with Paris Peace group; rumored something going on at talks. All Americans pulled out of Fire Base Pace near Cambodian border. Soldiers celebrate with whiskey and Kool-Aid. Soldiers still going to South Vietnam.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(South Vietnam) Plane that takes troops home also brings replacements. 4,500 arrive per month. Each classified by skill, education, and training. Each stays at Long Binh 3 days until assigned; less than 20% to fight. [SP/4 Jerry RICE - says guess will serve my time.] [PFC Don OLIVER - says do my best.] [PFC Don PARGEON - says rather be back home.] To most, stay will just be year out of their lives.
REPORTER: Arthur Lord

Chancellor, John;
Lord, Arthur

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