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Vietnam / Offensive #222784

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 04, 1972
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(Studio) North Vietnam forces continue drive through DMZ (demilitarized zone) into South Vietnam's Quang Tri Province. South Vietnam Naval base on Cua Viet River near Dong Ha and Fire Base Anne have fallen to North Vietnam. Quang Tri and Hue now endangered. 14 South Vietnam bases have been taken since Thursday United States jets pound these. United States ships fire on enemy, and fired upon by North Vietnam. Refugees stream southward. Some South Vietnam soldiers run in face of enemy.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Da Nang, South Vietnam) Massive United States counter offensive is on. Planes from Air Force bases in Da Nang and Thailand, and from carriers in Gulf of Tonkin, committed to saving South Vietnam area below DMZ. Weather hampers planes. [Lieutenant Colonel John P. O'GORMAN - says area South of DMZ (demilitarized zone) is completely invaded by North Vietnam forces, carrying antiaircraft guns.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Dong Ha, South Vietnam) South Vietnam troops prepare to reenter Dong Ha, abandoned under heavy fire. 1 American adviser, Marine Cap. John Ripley, accompanies South Vietnam force.
REPORTER: Don Webster

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan;
Webster, Don

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