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Vietnam / Offensive / Fighting / Viet Cong Land #199222

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 13, 1968
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(Studio) Communists prepare for new South Vietnam offensive. Buildup comparable to that before TET offensive in January Allied sweeps around Saigon produce heavy ground action. 3 battles reported in Mekong Delta. Casualties reported Report on unusual allied action.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Valley of the Tigers, South Vietnam) Special forces unit brought in by copter into Viet Cong territory. They're rescuing mount people or Montagnards being used as slaves by enemy. Corn fields often along Viet Cong infiltration rtes. [SOLDIER - talks on radio about VC.] [Vietnam - tells Viet Cong to come in with rifles and allied soldiers will feed them too.] 2nd special forces unit comes in with freed Montagnards. These people ordered to grow corn for VC for years They'll go to refugee camp at Nha Trang. [Lieutenant Thomas ROSS - says brought out 165 so far. Been under Viet Cong control 8 years] Viet Cong came in as refugees leaving.
REPORTER: David Culhane

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David
Duration:
00:04:10

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