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Vietnam / Offensive #20491

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 07, 1972
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(Studio) North Vietnam expand offensive with heavy fighting throughout South Vietnam. Communists open new front in Mekong Delta; add pressure in central highlands and increase fighting on Highway 13, connecting Cambodia with Saigon. Loc Ninh captured; An Loc threatened; highway cut 15 mile from Saigon.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Highway 13, South Vietnam) South Vietnam's best troops have been committed to north and cen. and areas, leaving Saigon to defense of less inspired troops. South Vietnam reinforcements must travel Highway 13, but it has been cut by North Vietnam. Communists equipped with antiaircraft weapons. United States copters downed.
REPORTER: Howard Tuckner

(Studio) United States jets knock out bridge in DMZ. Enemy drives in north South Vietnam stopped short of key objectives on Highway 1: Dong Ha, Quang Tri, and Hue.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Highway 1, South Vietnam) Enemy holds north sections of Highway 1, and surrounding Fire Bases. South Vietnam Marines insure security of highway near Quang Tri city. South Vietnam reinforcements hit with Communist mortar barrages south of city. 5 newsmen and 2 American advisers also wounded during encounter.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Miller, Ron;
Smith, Howard K.;
Tuckner, Howard

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