Indochina: Textbook Exodus

Few G.I.s who have left South Viet Nam have ever looked forward to returning to it. Yet last week, as thousands of U.S. troopers began pulling out of Cambodia in time for President Nixon's June 30 withdrawal deadline, "the Nam" looked almost like home. "Viet Nam is an R.-and-R. spot compared with Cambodia," said Specialist Fourth Class Oren Berry, 20. "We had contact almost every day over there." Added Specialist Fourth Class Ranee Lee: "I feel safer back in Viet Nam."

The exodus, under the command of Lieut. General Michael S. Davison, was proceeding in textbook style. The remaining 12,000...

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