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USS Stark Aftermath #109254

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 20, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Unexploded missile warhead reported discovered aboard USS Stark following recent Iraqi missile attack in Persian Gulf; details given, scenes shown. Ship &crew's current status noted.

(Bahrain: Don Kladstrup) Arrival of victims' bodies here noted; details given, scenes shown. Widow Barbara Kiser's gift to pilot who killed husband and others described, displayed by United States ambassador Sam Zakhem. [Captain Glenn BRINDEL - cites lack of knowledge as to attack's success; recalls incident.] [Petty ofr. Michael O'KEEFE - describes experience.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Possible implications of unexploded missile warhead found on Stark discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Reagan administration's defense of Saudi Arabian pilots' failure to intercept Iraqi planes after attack explained, discussed. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - is satisfied with Saudi response.] Possible effect on proposed arms sale to Saudi Arabia considered. [Representative Jack KEMP - suggests halting sale altogether.] [Senator Sam NUNN - questions wisdom of administration's agreement with Kuwait.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Coverage of memorial service Friday in Mayport, Florida, attended by President Reagan, announced; President's offer to pay transportation costs for any immediate Stark family member wishing to attend noted. Item recapped at end of broadcast

Jennings, Peter;
Kladstrup, Don;
McWethy, John;
Zelnick, Bob

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