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Vietnam / Offensive #463762

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 26, 1972
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(Studio) South Korean troops clear vital pass on Highway 19 in central highlands, enabling resupply of Pleiku. Both sides regroup north of Kontum.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Kontum, South Vietnam) South Vietnam survivors of battle, accompanied by refugees, make way back to friendly lines at Kontum. [Post engineer, Bud CAVANAUGH - says nobody believed it would happen until it did.] [American adviser, Colonel Phillip KAPLAN - says North Vietnam attacked at 6:00 a.m., with tanks.] [American adviser, John Paul VANN - says allies have known since November that enemy offensive would take place this spring to capture Kontum. Expects South Vietnam to hold city.] Momtanyand units brought in to bolster guard. Top secret documents burned. United States troops moved to safer areas. Civilians build bunkers. Communist gunners zero in on airport.
REPORTER: Dennis Troute

Chancellor, John;
Troute, Dennis

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