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Vietnam / Fighting / Reluctant Co. #12849

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 13, 1971
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(Studio) Enemy destroys 2 American copters and damages 3 near Saigon, South Vietnam. Rocket attacks near Cambodian border continue, including. Firebase Pace. Infantry company there transferred due to 5 members objecting to going out on patrol. Report on patrol at new location.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Firebase Timbucktu, South Vietnam) 110 men of B Company left Firebase Pace early for the good of morale. 5 men, who said they might refuse patrol, said unnecessary risk involved. Patrol canceled. Letter sent to Senator Edward M. Kennedy with 75 signatures. [SP/4 Albert GRANA - talks about lies military releases re: Cambodia.] [sergeant Walter WERNY - says guys not cowards.] [SP/4 Joe RIEGLER - says things not changed over here.] Mil. says men involved in defense tactics. Soldiers say they're in active combat and can be killed or wounded.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Miller, Ron;
Reasoner, Harry

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