NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 25, 1972
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(Studio) In central highlands, North Vietnam troops attack Kontum. North Vietnam btns. attempt to cross My Chanh River but are pushed back. South Vietnam Marines land behind enemy lines, North of My Chanh River
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam) United States 7th fleet ships appear off coast; amphibious tractors with South Vietnam Marines make beach landing. Communists knew attack was coming, but offer little resistance. American air strikes called in. Operation was to throw North Vietnam off balance; divert attention from Hue. Marines hope to trap North Vietnam regiment reported in area. Refugees appear. Attack termed successful.
REPORTER: Phil Brady
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