ABC Evening News for
Thursday, Jan 11, 1973


Headline: Vietnam / Heck

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Summary:

(Studio) Captain Michael Heck, B-52 pilot with 175 missions behind him. Decides goals of war in Vietnam don't justify mass killing and destruction. Refuses to fly further combat missions.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chula Vista, California) Parents of pilot say son never wanted to go to war. Didn't mind flying cargo planes but doesn't want to fly B-52's. Heck attended Whittier College. Liked acting. [Mrs. HECK - says supports son's decision.] [Mr. HECK - says United States shouldn't be involved.] [Mrs. HECK - says feels American people being deceived about war.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

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Program Time:05:10:30 pm - 05:12:40 pm. Duration: 02:10
Reporters:Reasoner, Harry; Shoemaker, Dick
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Record Number:22801