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Navy Rescue Ships / Vietnam Refugees / President / Vietnam Evacuation #482501

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 30, 1975
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(Studio) Navy rescue ships stand by off coast in South China Sea and pick up more Vietnam refugees. So far, 22,000 manage to reach ships, but Pentagon says rescue fleet may leave in day or 2.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(S. China Sea coast) Refugees use any means available to reach rescue ships from their positions on beach.
REPORTER: John Chancellor (narrates)

(Studio) President Ford says he is proud of decision to evacuate South Vietnam refugees. Press Secretary Ron Nessen questioned about legality of using United States Marines to evacuate Vietnam.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(White House) Nessen says President had only moral rationale for his decision to evacuate South Vietnam ntls.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John

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