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Vietnam War / Quang Tri #22485

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 20, 1972
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(Studio) South Vietnam President Thieu visits Quang Tri city; convoy narrowly missed by North Vietnam fire. Thieu could not visit earlier because of North Vietnam fire. Quang Tri said once one of South Vietnam's most beautiful cities.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Quang Tri city, South Vietnam) South Vietnam flag -- smaller, faded -- noted. Total destruction evident. Marines retook Quang Tri city, but did not retake what North Vietnam had taken away. Citadel fight said to be bitterest and most savage of war. Citadel a ruin of former self. South Vietnam Marines clear out pockets of resistance; North Vietnam counterattack prepared foreign Marines take prisoners: young men, in bad physical condition, recent recruits who surrendered rather than die.
REPORTER: Frank Mariano

Mariano, Frank;
Reasoner, Harry

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