NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 08, 1972
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(Studio) South Vietnam Air Force accidentally drops napalm on civilians, ARVN soldiers, in trying to drive Communists from Trang Bang, South Vietnam.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Phuoc An) Viet Cong held Phuoc An village 2 days, blocking Highway 1 between Saigon and Cambodia. Local militiamen tried unsuccessfully to retake town. South Vietnam army support, tactical air strikes called in, and Phuoc An declared secure again. Returning villagers find homes destroyed. (Trang Bang, South Vietnam) Communists fall back on Highway 1 to Trang Bang, 30 mile north of Saigon. Communist snipers shoot at fleeing civilians. South Vietnam call in air strikes on Communist positions inside city. A-1 sky raiders of South Vietnam Air Force drop bombs on South Vietnam company of soldiers by accident. Napalm hits group of civilians.
REPORTER: Arthur Lord
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