NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 06, 1975
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(Studio) United States freighter arrives in Guam with more than 5000 South Vietnam refugees aboard Captain says he left possibly 50,000 behind on Phu Quoc Island; reports 3 infant deaths and 6 births.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Guam) For next 10 days, United States ships to arrive daily on Guam with South Vietnam refugees. 1st evacuation ship unloads Wednesday on Guam. As flood of refugees grows,officials notice people on these ships much poorer than earlier refugees. Evacuees aboard this ship actually North Vietnam; most fled North Vietnam more than 20 years ago to escape Communists[Navy freighter captain Arthur BOUCHER - describes scenes of desperation among Vietnam in boats trying to get aboard his ship, American Challenger.] Most refugees aboard 1st boat penniless fishermen; resettlement to be particularly difficult.
REPORTER: Lew Allison