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South Vietnam / Fire Base No. 6 #15016

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 12, 1971
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(Studio) 11 GIs killed in helicopter rescue. United States troop strength in South Vietnam drops below 300,000. North Vietnam besieging South Vietnam Fire Base No. 6; United States planes bomb area around base.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Bong Son, South Vietnam) Villagers in Binh Dinh Province thought to be farmers by day, enemy by night; United States helicopter shown dropping gas drums to start fires clearing jungle. [Lieutenant Colonel Fred C. AUSTIN - says objective to drive off enemy from rice producing area.] South Vietnam forces securing towns; United States forces securing hills.
REPORTER: Jim Giggans

Giggans, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry

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