CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 03, 1972
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(Studio) 10,000 South Vietnam troops rushed to Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam, to combat North Vietnam offensive. United States ships and planes give aid. North Vietnam troops reach South of DMZ (demilitarized zone) to Cau Viet River Dong Ha and Quang Tri are under siege. South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu orders men to hold front at any cost. Hue threatened.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Quang Tri, South Vietnam) 150 United States military advisors in Quang Tri set fire to their compound and evacuate. South Vietnam refugees leave Dong Ha as North Vietnam advance. Theiu plight depicted. Quang Tri residents move on to Hue, and further south. Communist offensive will test President Nixon's Vietnamization program, but South Vietnam soldiers retreat with civilians.
REPORTER: Bob Simon (Cameraman Duong Van RI)
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