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Vietnam / Refugees / Danang #481941

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 27, 1975
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(Studio) 1000's of refugees to be evacuated from Danang.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Danang, South Vietnam) Near panic at airport where refugees wait for airlifts. Mostly women and children there. Plane had 125 seats; carried 200 per flight. Most are relatives of Vietnam military officers or civilian officials.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Nha Trang, South Vietnam) Refugees come here. United States consulate representatives from Danang to make sure evacuation ctrs. ready. No baggage allowed. Rice available, but bread in short supply. American doctors flown in to help avoid epidemics. Airlift to grow.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) Danang vulnerable to takeover.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Danang, South Vietnam) People trying to get out of city. Some by airlift; others by boat. 300 Americans here. [Cecil SIZER - says most of American families gone. It's said enemy will take over in 5 or 7 days.] Food supply low. Not known if South Vietnam army can hold city. Soldiers wander about, not protecting city. City doomed.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Brokaw, Tom;
Oliver, Don;
Utley, Garrick

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