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Vietnam / Offensive #222532

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 14, 1972
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(Studio) North Vietnam attacks increase all over South Vietnam, 107 in all. South Vietnam recaptures An Loc, after South Vietnam rangers air lifted into city from stranded relief column on Highway 13. 30 United States B-52s dump 2 million pounds bombs on North Vietnam and Viet Cong positions surrounding city. South Vietnam reinforcements still on Highway 13, flee in face of North Vietnam rocket attack. North Vietnam rockets hit United States Air Force Base at Danang. Refugees attempt to return to Dong Ha.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Dong Ha, South Vietnam) Dong Ma commander refuses to let refugees revisit homes to collect possessions as it might prompt new enemy attack. Soldiers take food and clothes from Dong Ha for redistribution at refugee ctrs., but some soldiers pilfer goods. (One South Vietnam soldier caught stealing, beaten by officer.) Police and United States advisers arrive to negotiate; North Vietnam take advantage of situation and fire on city. Refugees flee again.

(Studio) Near Saigon, 5 100 pound enemy rockets hit Tan Son Nuit AFB, headquarters of United States Air Force and General Creighton Abrams. Below DMZ, North Vietnam steps up pressure on Hue, FBs. King and Bastogne, and Phu Bai. Clouds clear; United States planes bomb North Vietnam. At site of Paris Peace Talks, North Vietnam call president Nixon greatest war criminal in history for ordering bombing of North Vietnam.

Mudd, Roger;
Simon, Bob

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