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Vietnam War / Thieu Front Visit #224908

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 21, 1972
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(Studio) South Vietnam President Thieu visits front at Quang Ngai city. Ba To partially occupied by communist forces. Yesterday Thieu visited Quang Tri city.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Quang Tri, South Vietnam) Citadel taken; men relax; prepare for VIP visit. President Thieu scheduled for visit to demolished city. North Vietnam not totally silenced. Shells still fall. Men still die. Round lands as Thieu motorcade arrives. Thieu proud, joyful. Shelling prevents Thieu visit at fortress. Left quickly; went to Hai Lang, where military hospital visited; men praised. Retake of 12 mile from Quang Tri to DMZ (demilitarized zone) now the objective. Area declared free-fire zone. Quang Ngai threat by North Vietnam did not dampen Thieu optimism.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning (Narrates)

Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce

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