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South Vietnam / Military Developments #482269

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 17, 1975
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(Studio) United States Army chief of staff, Frederick Weyand, describes South Vietnam situation as precarious; believes more American aid to prevent situation from becoming irretrievable. Garrick Utley reports North Vietnam fighter bombers seen at bases within reach of Saigon.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Rptdly., government division badly battered by North Vietnam near Xuan Loc. North Vietnam seem to be in position to attack Saigon any time they choose. Militarily, situation very critical.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Studio) Utley also says there's belief in Saigon that North Vietnam have special terror units in area that may be used specifically against Americans in Saigon. Further fighting conts. at Xuan Loc and North Vietnam placing more pressure on areas south of Saigon. On Highway 1, Communists block part of road.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Highway 1, South Vietnam) Govt. troops still hold streets of Xuan Loc. Helicopters drop in ammunition supplies daily and take out wounded and refugees. Govt. forces fight hard to keep Highway 1.
REPORTER: Don Harris

Chancellor, John;
Harris, Don;
Utley, Garrick

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