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Vietnam / Offensive #464362

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 30, 1972
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(Studio) South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu visits Kontum to give pep talk to soldiers, promote commander Says enemy siege has been broken, as enemy artillery shells land 1/2 mile away. Kontum, Hue, and An Loc are main fronts in war. Fighting in Mekong Delta's Dat Do also reported.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Dat Do, South Vietnam) Fighting for Dat Do has been going on since May 19, not much of town left in government hands. Battle kept secret for 8 days. Air strikes called in close to South Vietnam lines. Advances don't get far. Loss of Dat Do would give enemy secure beach area to bring in supplies, access to highway to Saigon.

North, Don;
Utley, Garrick

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