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South Vietnam Situation / Danang / Mekong Delta #36442

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 28, 1975
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(Studio) 12th province falls in South Vietnam. Danang placed under martial law by city's military commander Hundreds of thousands of refugees trying to leave city; Danang rptdly. in state of near anarchy. United States consulate abandons offices and seeks safety aboard ship in South China Sea. Shelling of city increases; refugee evacuation halted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) 1 senior analyst says there's no chance at all for Danang; same analyst also ready to write off Nha Trang and Cam Ranh Bay. Mil. officials believe lowlands defensible by South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

(Studio) If most of north part of South Vietnam lost to Communists, Mekong Delta region crucial to survival of Saigon regime.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Mekong Delta) Viet Congress rptdly. planning imminent offensive in Mekong Delta. Delta's land very rich; enough food could be grown to feed all S.E. Asia. If delta lost, thousands of South Vietnam could starve. Viet Congress infiltration heavy here.
REPORTER: Jim Giggans

Giggans, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.;
Tomlinson, Frank

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