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Vietnam / Fighting / Casualties / Patrol Boats #202147

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 18, 1969
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(Studio) Marines say Communists took advantage of TET holiday truce to prepare for attack on Da Nang. Allies meet enemy resistance near A Shau valley. Casualties reported Communists overran government outpost in Mekong Delta. Allies rely on patrol boats there.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cau Mau Peninsula) Patrol boats investigate enemy controlled territory. Enemy always on shore unseen. Cameraman Don McCloud receives shrapnel wound. [McCLOUD - didn't feel thing; thought it was rock.] Reporter asks crew member if ambush well-laid. [Bill KIRKLAND - wouldn't say so.] [Captain Mike MIGGINS - land hit with 29 mortar attacks, 4 ground attacks and other instances. Only 1 attack since swift boats patrol area.]
REPORTER: Larry Pomeroy

Cronkite, Walter;
Pomeroy, Larry

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