ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 31, 1972
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(Studio) United States ground forces dwindle, but forward air controllers still in full force.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(An Loc, South Vietnam) Forward air controllers fly over An Loc, engage enemy ground gunners, calling in tactical air strikes from extremely low altitudes. Without FAC's, bombers would never find targets, North Vietnam would overrun city. April 24 film of FAC run shown. Mission over Highway 13, An Loc, draws considerable ground fire. On May 11, plane from which film was made was shot down, and pilot is missing in action.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett; Cameraman Terry Cou
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