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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 29, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The retirement of the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, reported.

(Norfolk, Virginia: David Martin) A moment of peril for the Enterprise during a battle drill in 1969 recalled; details given about how a rocket fuse was ignited by exhaust from a service vehicle; footage shown of men running, fire, explosions, the damaged ship. [Sailor Michael CARLIN††- says the rockets and bombs were going off in multiples.] [Sailor Michael NEVILLE‡- recalls the noise; says we went on to Vietnam and did what we had to do.]

Reporter(s):
Pelley, Scott;
Martin, David
Duration:
00:02:50

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