ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 10, 1972
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Laird says more American air and sea power en route to Vietnam as needed insurance showing determination of US.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Long Beach, California) Navy sends guided missile destroyer Summers, and other conventional destroyers, to add guns to shore bombardment and provide additional escort to growing fleet. Tanker goes to refuel ships during run to Tonkin Gulf. (San Francisco, California) Aircraft carrier Midway departs for Vietnam also.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham
(Mayport, Florida) Aircraft carrier Saratoga manned for combat. First ship of Atlantic fleet calls men back from leaves and prepares for Vietnam assignment. [USS Saratoga, Gerald DEARS - was to have been married today, but was recalled to duty.] [Crewman's wife, Mrs. Rennee WARBLOW - expects baby any day, will make best of time before husband Timothy leaves.]
REPORTER: Steve Bell
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