Search the Archive

Vietnam / Offensive #20525

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 10, 1972
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) South Vietnam President Thieu declares martial law in face of continuing Communist offensive. Saigon mayor warns of rocket, artillery attacks, President Thieu fires military commander in central highlands where government forces have lost 4 districts and many FBs to Communists United States loses army helicopter 20 mile N.E. of Saigon, with 32 American on board killed. 3 other American planes reported shot down. US air rescue teams increase.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Danang, South Vietnam) Champagne awaits every rescued airman. [Rescued airman, CWO James CASTON GUAY - describes being shot down, rescued.] Captain David Knutson and crew, with Jolly Green Giant copter, rescue downed airmen.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Miller, Ron;
Smith, Howard K.

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.