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Vietnam / Casualties / Fighting / New Weapon #199460

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 29, 1968
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(Studio) Casualties reported 2 new battles reported northw. of Saigon and near DMZ. Radio Hanoi calls new clashes general offensive. Enemy gunners carry out rocket and mortar attacks. Report on new weapons.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(Phu Loi, South Vietnam) American tanks and armored personnel carriers know of RPG, rocket propelled grenade. [Weapons EXPERT - describes RPG as an anti-tank weapon and tells how it works and how it's fired. Shows and explains RPG 7, variation of former.] South Vietnam destroy RPGs when finds them. RPG has psychological effect on Americans and allies. [SOLDIER - describes effects of RPG hit on tank he was in. It tears everything up and melts steel.] [2nd SOLDIER - says doesn't like to go after enemy when knows he has RPG.] [3rd SOLDIER - calls RPG best man-fired weapon Viet Cong have. Respects it.] Tanks no longer safe.
REPORTER: Tony Sargent

Reporter(s):
Kuralt, Charles;
Sargent, Tony
Duration:
00:05:20

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