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Handicapped Persons / Working For Operation Desert Shield #126257

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 15, 1990
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Hazlehurst, Mississippi: Jed Duvall) Use of handicapped workers to fill government defense contracts featured; scenes shown of group of disabled factory workers in Magnolia, Arkansas, who make desert camouflage helmet covers for American soldiers in the Persian Gulf. [Abilities Unlimited executive director Sandra MARLAR - describes handicaps of her workers.] Assembling of utensil packet for soldiers by blind workers in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, shown. [Blind supervisor Dot COWARD - comments on working for Operation Desert Shield.] Use of such shops during World War II recalled; scenes shown. [Veteran Bob BREWER - comments.]

Duvall, Jed;
Simpson, Carole

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