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Vietnam / Fighting / Special Forces #199889

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 03, 1968
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(Studio) Viet Cong kill 20 civilians, hurt 50 and destroy 100 homes in attack on town, 20 mile eastern of Saigon. Terrorist grenade explodes in Saigon outside United States aid mission. 6 South Vietnam hurt. Ground action light.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Hathanh, South Vietnam) Special Forces know they'll have no peace until outpost 4 retaken. Allied planes hit enemy positions with napalm. Enemy mortars camp from village. Villagers move things to hamlet closer to camp. Forces want to take outpost since indicated attack on base camp to occur at night. Mobile strike force sent to aid in attack. CBS stringer cameraman slightly wounded. Another CBS cameraman and soundman forced to ground by enemy fire. [SOLDIER - says on telephone that everything below smoke on hill is enemy and to work on it.] Women shown looking for bodies of husbands, killed when enemy overran hill. Forces will believe enemy not planning offensive when North Vietnam stops blasting them.
REPORTER: David Culhane

Culhane, David;
Reasoner, Harry

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