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Vietnam / Offensive #20578

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 15, 1972
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(Studio) South Vietnam troops reoccupy Fire Base Bastogne, outer defense of Hue, South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Quang Tri Province) 18 United States copters, used for assault behind enemy lines, helping South Vietnam Marines pull off 1 of most successful airborne operations ever. South Vietnam move into villages controlled by North Vietnam, surprising entire regiment. B-52 bombers support Marines. Many North Vietnam prisoners taken. Many civilians trapped by North Vietnam offensive, liberated. South Vietnam has taken offensive, and won.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Studio) In central highlands, North Vietnam troops advance toward Kontum. United States Air Force Base at Cam Ranh Bay turned over to South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick

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