Four American soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in a rocket attack on Sunday on the United States base at Quang Tri, South Vietnam, near the Laotian border.
MS Soldier viewing aftermath. Rocket bombing rubble.
MS Roof caved in.
MCU Soldier looking at part of rocket.
MS Other soldiers looking on pan shot digging through rubble.
MS Burned out clothing
MS Burning mattress
MS Half burned books.
MS Truck dragging away burnt out jeep.
MS Soldiers repairing barracks.
MS PAN SHOT Destroyed barracks.
Initials DR. 16.27 CM/CO.16.37
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: Four American soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in a rocket attack on Sunday on the United States base at Quang Tri, South Vietnam, near the Laotian border.
The Quang Tri base is a supply centre, and has a helicopter landing area and airstrip. It is used by the Americans as major support area for the South Vietnamese troops fighting in Laos. Film from the American National Broadcasting Company.
U.S. sources said on March 10th. that U.S. aircraft are still destroying at least 100 trucks a day on the twisting roads of the Ho Chi Minh trail, but activity has declined sharply in the areas south of Tchepone.