Communist Vietnamese o forces have out Highway One in South Vietnam the closest to Saigon, they've ever managed.
LOCAL SOUTH VIETNAMESE MILITIAMEN FORCES ATTEMPTING TO RECAPTURE PHUOC AN VILLAGE MILITIAMEN FIRING AS THEY MOVE THROUGH PADDY OUTSIDE VILLAGE. MORTAR FIRING AT VILLAGE, MEN RUNNING AND FIRING, WOUNDED MAN CARRIED AWAY.
LONG SHOT VILLAGE WITH REE TROOPS MOVING THROUGH A RICE PADDY, TROOPS FIRING. MORTAR BEING IEEEE FIRED TOWARD VILLAGE, MORE RUNNING AND FIRING, WOUNDED MAN ON STRETCHER, 430EEE REPORTER SWRAPUP.
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Background: Communist Vietnamese o forces have out Highway One in South Vietnam the closest to Saigon, they've ever managed. The action took place at Phuoc An village, only 20 miles (32 kilometres) from the capital when the communists captured it from local militiamen. It was not clear whether they were North Vietnamese army forces or local Viet Cong.
COMMUNIST TROOPS OCCUPIED PHUOC AN.DURING THE NIGHT AND THERE WERE NO GOVERNMENT FORCES THERE TO DRIVE THEM OUT SO THE LOCAL MILITIA TRIED TO DO THE JOB. THEY WEE NOT SUCCESSFUL. THEY DID NOT HAVE AIR OR HEAVY ARTILLERY SUPPORT, ONLHEEE OLEEE ONLY ONE SMALL MOAEEE MORTAR. BY EVENING IT WAS NOT KNOWN IF THE VILLAGE WAS OCCUPIED BY NVA OR VC BUT ALTHOUGH THE MILITIA DID NOT TAKE THE VILLAGE THEY WERE NOT DRIVEN AWAY EITHETEEE EITHER.