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Vietnam / Offensive #21594

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 21, 1972
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(Studio) Govt. task force recaptures Bong Son, South Vietnam, in coastal highlands. Said major step in reopening Highway 1. Communist forces briefly cut Highway 1 between Hue and Quang Tri in effort to try to trap 20,000 South Vietnam in Quang Tri. 2 ABC news cameramen hit by North Vietnam fire.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(My Chanh, South Vietnam) South Vietnam fight to keep road open. Tanks and helicopter gun ships called in. Cameramen Kerry Khoo, San Kai Phey, and Trang Van Mia, advancing to film action, ambushed by North Vietnam. South Vietnam medics wounded trying to rescue them.
REPORTER: Arnold Collins

(Studio) Kerry Khoo was a friend of Neil Davis, a cameraman for British Visnews and for NBC.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(My Chanh, South Vietnam) [DAVIS - describes incident in which cameramen were shot. Says it was Cou's last day. He was getting married, going to Bonn, W. Germany.]

Collins, Arnold;
Smith, Howard K.

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