NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 17, 1972
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(Studio) "Time" magazine reports plans underway for nation's. 4th unknown soldier. (Nation has them for World War I, World War II and Korea.) There have been no unidentified Americans killed in Vietnam, however. Memorial may be made to living wounded of that war. There are 150,000 hospitalized Americans so far.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Saigon, South Vietnam) Cho Ray Hospital, supported by United States public and private money, is devoted to plastic surgery and reconstruction for children. Kim Phouc, 10, symbolizes humanitarian efforts in Vietnam. She was accidentally burned in South Vietnam air strike (June 8 film of incident shown.] Other children are too badly mutilated to be filmed. Hospital has beds for 54, waiting list of 300. Thousands need its treatment. Fund raising campaign underway in US. As American winds down involvement in fighting, government financial support of hospital also cut. Consequences of war, however, remain.
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst