NBC Evening News for Friday, May 19, 1972
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(Studio) Communists attack Kontum in South Vietnam central highlands; are beaten back by South Vietnam. South Vietnam relief column pushes closer to An Loc. Skirmishes reported at Hue.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Kontum, South Vietnam) American planes save day at Kontum. Defending South Vietnam force not very good. (Highway 13, South Vietnam) United States B-52 strikes lead way in South Vietnam drive toward An Loc. [Colonel Ross FRANKLIN - says South Vietnam can retake An Loc.]
REPORTER: Phil Brady
(Hue, South Vietnam) Hue expected to be real test. (Fire Base Birmingham) Fire Bases built to defend Hue.
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