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Vietnam / Offensive #20472

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 1972
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(Studio) Communist objective believed to be Quang Tri City, 25 mile South of DMZ (demilitarized zone) on rte. to Hue.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Rte. 1, Quang Tri province) Communists try to cut Rte. 1, thus encircling Quang Tri city. South Vietnam troops, under fire, attempt to defend it. South Vietnam counterattack with gunships sends Communists fleeing. Fight continues.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

(Studio) South Vietnam planes counterattack to relieve pressure on Quang Tri.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Quang Tri Province) South Vietnam reinforcements of men and machines move in from Danang Hew units committed to battle described. Bad weather still keeps US air power out of battle.
REPORTER: Andrew Pearson

(Studio) On South front, fighting concentrated around Highway 13.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Lai Khe, South Vietnam) South Vietnam takes threat of possible North Vietnam attack on Binh Long province seriously. 5th ARVN Div. guards Highway 13. An Loc surrounded by North Vietnam. 3 United States copters shot down in area; 2 Americans killed.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett

Bennett, Jim;
Miller, Ron;
Pearson, Andrew;
Smith, Howard K.

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