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Vietnam / Offensive #21822

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 1972
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(Studio) South Vietnam forces battle to retake Quang Tri, South Vietnam. Paratrooper task force led by tanks said to control two thirds of city.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Quang Tri, South Vietnam) Units of 11th airborne ranger battalion are 1st troops to penetrate Quang Tri city's outer defenses. Entire division hopes to consolidate gains with impressive display of power. North Vietnam resistance has been lighter than expected. [US adviser, Captain Gail FURROW - says South Vietnam fight hard, but don't encounter heavy resistance.] United States planes continue bombing, vigilance for enemy, however, taking no chances. Refugees pour out of each new liberated area.
REPORTER: Jim Giggans

(Studio) North Vietnam may try to outflank government troops moving on Quang Tri by circling around and launching offensive on Hue. Communist forces seize Fire Base Checkmate, 12 mile Southwest of Hue.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Hue, South Vietnam) Communist rockets hit Hue but kill no one. 1 old woman, however, loses her home.
REPORTER: Robert Wiener

Giggans, Jim;
Smith, Howard K.;
Wiener, Robert

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