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Vietnam / Offensive #222452

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 10, 1972
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(Studio) United States B-52s strike inside North Vietnam. South Vietnam reinforcements try to block North Vietnam threat to Saigon on Hwy 13. Bo Duc, near Cambodian border, abandoned by government troops. Loc Ninh fell last week Fighting rages around An Loc. B-52s hit enemy positions north of An Loc. B-52s fly 1st bombing missions in North Vietnam since 1967, dumping 100 tons near Vinh. Ban Karai Pass has previously been target hit furthest into North Vietnam. South Vietnam troops repulse North Vietnam attack on Quang Tri city, Fire Base Bastogne, further south on Highway 1, shelled by Communists 9 US warships shell enemy troop positions in and south of DMZ. 2 destroyers hit by fire from shore.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Highway 13, North Vietnam) South Vietnam airborne rangers with tanks move to clear Highway 13 for reinforcements en route to An Loc. North Vietnam continue move south, and engage South Vietnam troops. United States and South Vietnam air power blast North Vietnam positions, although North Vietnam equipped with anti aircraft weapons.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce

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