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Vietnam War / 7th Fleet / Universitys. Reaction #20281

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 20, 1972
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(NYC) 4th week of North Vietnam offensive. In Cambodia North Vietnam got control of 50 mile stretch of Highway 1, main road linking Saigon with Phnom Penh. Main South Vietnam fighting at An Loc. United States 7th fleet ships in Gulf of Tonkin under attack from enemy shore batteries, torpedo boats, and MiG planes.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Subic Bay, Philippines) USS Buchanan hit by enemy shell. 1 dead. Damage light. Guided missile frigate, Warden, also under repair. Guided missile destroyer Highby in Danang harbor for repairs. [Lieutenant Bob NEMMERS, U.S.S. Buchanan - says men are scared. Some bothered, some not.] [Gunner's mate Danny HAMMOND, USS Buchanan - says morale hurt by death of seaman.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller

(NYC) House Democratic members passed (144-58) resolution condemning new US bombing policy and North Vietnam offensive. Called for prompt legislation ending all American military involvement in Indochina. Friday antiwar student groups plan moratorium, hopefully to affect bombing.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Heavy despair at Columbia Univ.; closing classes doesn't seem to do any good.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(NYC) Antiwar demonstrations at University of Maryland for 3 days. State of emergency declared by Governor Marvin Mandel. National Guard authorized to act if necessary.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Jackson, Gregory;
Miller, Ron;
Reasoner, Harry

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