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Vietnam / Offensive #222492

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 12, 1972
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(Studio) 3 key American bases in South Vietnam cone under rocket and mortar attack: Danang, Phu Bai, and Bien Hoa. United States B-52s strike inside North Vietnam. North Vietnam claims shore batteries set fire to United States warship in South China Sea. South Vietnam forces in Kompong Trach, Cambodia, come under fire; repulse assault. American B-52s strike enemy positions within 1 mile of An Loc. South Vietnam President Thieu flies to Lai Khe, ordering his commanders to repel siege at An Loc immediately. South Vietnam reinforcements en route to An Loc via Highway 13, attacked for 2nd day near Chon Thanh. At Phu Bai, United States soldiers balk at going out on patrol. Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Mitchell persuades Charlie Company to go, however, cursing newsmen present for causing their hesitation. North Vietnam continues attacks on South Vietnam Fire Base Bastogne. Allies unable to resupply outpost due to heavy enemy antiaircraft fire. Hue still threatened. North Vietnam troops try to cross Dong Ha and Qua Viet Rivers. Weather continues to favor Communists
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Near DMZ, South Vietnam) Bad weather inhibits aircraft used to spot enemy and for air strikes. B-52s, however, fly over clouds, dropping bombs electronically over preprogrammed targets. [Lieutenant Colonel Andrew ANDERSON - praises Arkansas,'N performance on Highway 9 which knocked out 5 North Vietnam tanks.]
REPORTER: Don Webster

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Webster, Don
Duration:
00:06:00

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