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Vietnam / Offensive #222353

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 31, 1972
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(Studio) Communist forces overrun South Vietnam bases below DMZ (demilitarized zone) and in central highlands. US AC-130 gunship shot down over Laos; all 15 crewmen rescued. 5 crewmen aboard United States copter, shot down over Laos, feared dead. is jets down MiG 21 over North Vietnam. President Nixon confident South Vietnam cam handle situation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pentagon) Defense Department officials feel long-awaited Communist offensive is under way. Communist activity in DMZ (demilitarized zone) and central highlands described. US ground troops will not be involved in fighting.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:02:50

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