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Vietnam / Offensive #222745

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 28, 1972
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(Studio) Communist farces overrun Dong Ha, South Vietnam; advance am Quang Tri city. Refugees stream down Highway 1 toward Hue. Fighting reported on highway
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Quang Tri, South Vietnam) Communist dig in beside Highway 1, blocking passage. Regional forces fire grenades, mortar, and M-16's. Communists answer with AK-47s, machine guns, and more grenades. South Vietnam officer urges men forward to flush out enemy, but move is premature and he is wounded. United States helicopter flies overhead. South Vietnam finally blow up North Vietnam bunkers, sift through dead men's belongings. Refugees, thinking road now clear, race down hwy., bat it is mined and truck load of refugees is blown up.
REPORTER: Bob Simon Cameraman: Norman Lloyd Vinh Vey Soundman: Mai Van Doule

(Studio) 2 South Vietnam Fire Bases (Pedro and Anne] SW of Quang Tri city, fall to North Vietnam. American planes drill enemy tanks, destroying 11. 1 American helicopter hovers above tank while GI drops grenade down turret. 2 American copters downed, 3 damaged in fight. 2 crewmen killed. Maim enemy objective believed to be Hue. Fire Base Bastogne said overrun.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:06:10

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