CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 11, 1972
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(Studio) 9 American warships off Vietnam coast bombard enemy targets just south of DMZ, destroying 2 tanks. Ships fired on in return; not hit. United States B-52s fly strikes over enemy positions in north South Vietnam. United States helicopter shot down near Hue; 3 crewmen wounded. Renewed fighting breaks out to south and in central highlands. Dak To and Kontum shelled. North of Saigon, South Vietnam reinforcements near An Loc come under attack. South Vietnam rangers evacuated from Bo Duc, which is also in danger. Americans pulled out of mountain-top radio base at Nui Ba Den after 2 GIs killed in raid Sunday Chairperson Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Thomas Moorer says tide of combat is turning in favor of South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Dong Ha, South Vietnam) Dong Ha, North Vietnam, is still front line in Quang Tri Province. South Vietnams no longer believe they are beaten. They say they knocked out 47 Russian-built South Vietnam tanks in 1 day, Sunday Monday, North Vietnam trying to cut Hwy 1, stopped in their tracks. Reinforcements arrive every day. Peasants return to hamlets and crops. South Vietnam high command says big battle is over.
REPORTER: Bob Simon
(Highway 13, South Vietnam) 20,000 South Vietnam men committed to turn back enemy on Highway 13, leading to Saigon. Reinforcements within 15 mile of An Loc. [American Adviser, Major General James F. HOLLINGSW0RTH - optimistic about South Vietnam success. Praises ARVN forces.]
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning
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