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Vietnam / Offensive #222805

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 05, 1972
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(Studio) While enemy troops keep up pressure on North South Vietnam, another force storms An Loc, 65 mile North of Saigon. Loc Ninh, Quan Loi and Fire Base Pace are also under siege nearby. Below DMZ (demilitarized zone) in Quang Tri province, Quang Tri City and Hue endangered. Refugees jam Highway 1. North Vietnam claims to have downed United States B-52; US denies report 13 other United States planes have been downed in past 6 days; 25 crewmen missing or dead.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Dong Ha, South Vietnam) South Vietnam Marines occupy South part of Dong Ma, with river separating them from North Vietnam troops. United States air strikes resume as weather clears.

(Studio) South Vietnam president Thieu says 54,000 North Vietnam soldiers involved in offensive. Requests increased United States military aid. 2 Soviet MiG-19s flown by North Vietnam over DMZ (demilitarized zone) for 1st time in war.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(North Vietnam) North Vietnam soldiers train for fight in South Vietnam. Russian and Chinese equipment used.

Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob

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