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Vietnam / Fighting / Withdrawal #204204

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 23, 1969
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(Studio) 10,000 enemy reported near An Loc. Allies prepare for attack there. 500 government troops move out of Special Forces Camp at Ben Het to open up supply road to Dak To. 2,000 Viet Cong and North Vietnam encircled Ben Het for month United States 9th Infantry Div. 1 of units to withdraw next month Div. currently in Mekong, Delta.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Dong Tam, South Vietnam) Spirits buoyed by withdrawal announcement. Band sent to play for division Those who just arrived won't go to Hawaii, but be transferred to another Vietnam unit. [SP/5 Chris TALBERT - hopes to go home; doesn't want to be shot at.] [SP/5 Curtis BRADSHAW - keeps eyes out for little things to show they'll be shipped out.] 12th South Vietnam Regiment to take over Firebase Moore when Americans leave. [Colonel John HAYES - says Viet Cong to test ARVN. South Vietnam can maintain pacification in province despite heavy fighting after 9th leaves.] "I'm Coming Home, Baby" requested a lot of band. Don Webster reads words.
REPORTER: Don Webster

Reasoner, Harry;
Webster, Don

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