Search the Archive

Vietnam / United States Troop Strength and Civilian Strength #468893

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 26, 1973
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) 11,724 American servicemen remain in Vietnam. When military gone, 11,300 civilians will remain according to estimates of Ron Nessen.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Largest group of American civilians in Vietnam work repairing damaged planes and in other air-related industries. Several companies listed. Many civilians are former servicemen with Vietnam wives. James Halterman is example. [HALTERMAN - says makes $1000/mo. driving security jeep for American corporation As servicemen made $400/mo.] [Terry NEILL - says has saved $11,000 in 18 mos. in Vietnam.] Govt. of United States also increasing civilian staff.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

Chancellor, John;
Nessen, Ron

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.