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South Vietnam / Refugee Troops To Regroup / United States Refugee Ships #482552

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 07, 1975
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(Studio) In South Vietnam, North Vietnam increase pressure south of Saigon in Mekong delta. 10 cities of delta shelled. Fuel center 6 mile from Saigon hit by rockets and mortar rounds.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Vung Tau, South Vietnam) South Vietnam President Thieu says government troops to be reorganized and regrouped for defense of Saigon. At Vung Tau, shipload of refugee troops split up according to branch of service and taken to processing center nearby. Soldiers say many comrades still stranded on beaches 100 mile north of Saigon. Even if soldiers reorganized, question of weapons for soldiers still looms.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) Associated Press reports Marine riflemen aboard 4 of 9 civilian contract ships standing off South Vietnam to take off refugees; riflemen there to keep refugees from taking over ships. Defense Department film shown. Several refugees reach SS Durham waiting off coast to evacuate as many people as possible to safety; evacuation orderly.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Oliver, Don
Duration:
00:03:50

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