The World: On Highway 13: The Long Road to An Loc

TIME Correspondent David DeVoss was with the 20,000-man relief column of South Vietnamese troops on Highway 13 last week as they tried to break through an NVA blockade to reach the provincial capital of An Loc, 60 miles north of Saigon. His report:

THERE were beaucoup VC," said Sergeant Lam Son, a twelve-year veteran of the ARVN 9th Regiment, who earlier had been fortunate enough to escape from Loc Ninh, the town that was overrun by the North Vietnamese in their drive on An Loc. "They [the North Vietnamese] had about 30 tanks and...

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