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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 31, 1972
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(Studio) Govt. soldiers continue to push North Vietnam troops out of Kontum, South Vietnam. South Vietnam forces continue to press on toward An Loc on Highway 13.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Highway 13) Highway 13, from Saigon to An Loc, has been cut for a month Relief column en route to An Loc cannot reach besieged city. Allied intelligence believe Main North Vietnam force is leaving, with small troops left behind to keep road cut, keep South Vietnam from attacking retreating Communists. Rear guard does good job.
REPORTER: Arthur Lord

(Studio) South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu tours fighting areas, include Hue.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Hue, South Vietnam) Thieu hands out medals, decorations to South Vietnam Marines who have been manning north front line. They have stopped enemy advance and have made 2 raids into enemy territory. [THIEU - says hope for peace lies in military dvts. leading to negotiations. Says South Vietnam will recapture Kontum. Says North Vietnam will attack Hue, unsuccessfully.] Thieu says easing of tension between Moscow and Washington, DC brings hope of peace in S.E. Asia.
REPORTER: Rex Ellis

Reporter(s):
Ellis, Rex;
Lord, Arthur;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:04:30

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