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Vietnam / Offensive #20507

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 01, 1972
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(Studio) South Vietnam cmdrs. and 80 American advisers abandon Quang Tri city. 40 American volunteers and 5 to 10,000 South Vietnam troops remain to fight way south. Communists control sections of Highway 1 between Quang Tri and Hue, and between Hue and Danang. North Vietnam capture Tam Quan. They now control north 1/3 of Binh Dinh Province. American advisers evacuated from Kontum and Pleiku in central highlands.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Pleiku Province, South Vietnam) South Vietnam armored column fights to keep supply route 14 open to Kontum. Copters hindered by heavy ground fire.
REPORTER: Andrew Pearson

(Central Highlands, South Vietnam) At Ben Het, 6 mile from Laotsian border, South Vietnam evacuate troops and supplies for use at Kontum.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett

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

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