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Vietnam / Offensive #222680

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 25, 1972
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(Studio) Communist farces overrun 2 more South Vietnam bases in central highlands, moving down Highway 14 toward Kontum. American air strikes slow assault, knocking out bridge. 9 government bases have fallen. South Vietnam farces regroup at Vo Dinh. For. citizens evacuated from Kontum. Refugees crowd road to Pleiku. Airports at Kontum and Pleiku, shelled. South Vietnam President Thieu orders Tan Canh and Dak To recaptured. Idaho Americans killed in helicopter crash near Dak To. Siege at An Loc, 60 mile north of Saigon, in 3rd week Munitions convoy pinned down by enemy fire on Highway 13.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(An Loc, South Vietnam) North Vietnam hold north edge of city, South Vietnam hold south Much of town in shambles. [Captain Roger FOX - describes his rocket fire into city.]
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

(South Vietnam) United States air power called in to help reopen Highway 13 for refugees fleeing from Am Loc.
REPORTER: Phil Jones; Udo Nesch (cameraman)

Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce;
Jones, Phil

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