CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 18, 1972
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(Studio) Ba To falls to North Vietnam; Mo Duc threatened. South Vietnam troops reinforce threatened town. 2 United States aircraft shot down in Mo Duc fight; crews rescued. South Vietnam Marines, paratroopers push out from Quang Tri city.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Quang Tri city, South Vietnam) Citadel taken undramatically as opposition fades away. Flag raisings held for press. Next objective considered. Citadel in shambles. [Devastation shown.] Rubble must be cleared if headquarters location here contemplated. South Vietnam flags fly; some celebrate. Took nearly 3 mos., and in some units 40% casualties to retake this one area. Flag flies on remains of citadel main gate. Background of citadel explained. City of Quang Tri in ruins. Rubble of United States military headquarters noted. United States return contemplated. South Vietnam controls area to river. [Film of South Vietnam Marines on river's edge shown.] North Vietnam returns some fire across river. South Vietnam must now push across river. Action predicted costly.
REPORTER: Don Webster
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