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NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 18, 1975
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(Studio) Defense Secretary James Schlesinger reports more casualties in Mayaguez affair. ABC "Issues and Answers" film shown. [SCHLESINGER - says number dead higher than initially released. 5 dead. 16 MIA (missing in action) and 70-80 wounded.] Schlesinger says ship's captain Charles Miller in error when he reported seeing 7 Marines "on ice". United Press International reports Pentagon saying some Marines may have been left behind on Koh Tang island In Singapore, Miller and others say Marines attacked Kong San Lem by mistake.

Hart, John

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