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Vietnam / Offensive #223056

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 02, 1972
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(Studio) Communist tanks and troops roll down Highway 1 between Quang Tri city and Hue. South Vietnam north defense, Fire Base Nancy, is crumbling. North 35 mile of South Vietnam now in enemy hands. 16 of 35 American advisers who stayed behind in Quang Tri city with South Vietnam troops, try to fight way south
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Quang Tri, South Vietnam) Thousands of South Vietnam troops stream down Highway 1, away from war, with no leadership Marine battalion collects M-16 rifles thrown away by departing soldiers. [Major Don PRICE - says South Vietnam rangers are good troops, but can only take so much. Defends their retreat. Refugees also flee s., each group more pathetic than last.] Hue may be next North Vietnam target.
REPORTER: Don Webster

(Studio) Refugees stream in to north side of Hue, others leave south for Danang. At Phu Bai, 2000 GI's put on yellow alert. 4 American jets and 3 copters shot down by new, hand-held, heat-seeking missile. In central highlands, Fire Base Lima overrun, further endangering Kontum city.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Webster, Don

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