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USS Iowa Explosion / Navy Investigation #128762

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 25, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Senate criticism of Navy's investigation concluding that sailor Clayton Hartwig set off explosion aboard USS Iowa last year featured; scenes shown from meeting. [Senator Sam NUNN - comments.] Experiments by Sandia National Laboratories on gunpowder bags and powder rammers in Iowa gun outlined and shown. [Sandia's Dr. Richard SCHWOEBEL - comments on explosion.] Report from General Accounting Office that Navy assigns inferior and poorly trained sailors to battleships noted; details given of plans for Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney to study its suggestion that four battleships be decommissioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Martin) Reaction of relatives of Iowa sailors featured. [Father Earl HARTWIG - says families are due an apology.] [Hartwig's sister Kathleen KUBICINA - comments.] [On May 26, 1989, sailor Kendall Truitt's WIFE - says her husband is not a homosexual.] [Mrs. TRUITT, KUBICINA - comment further.] [On May 4, retired USS Iowa commander Captain Fred MOOSALLY - comments on the investigation.]

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John;
Zelnick, Bob

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