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Veterans Day / Blacks In World War II / Vietnam Women's Memorial #144891

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 11, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Worldwide celebrations of Veterans Day or Armistice Day shown. The war in Bosnia, mentioned and Elie Wiesel quoted about Sarajevo. Statement from President Clinton at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, noted.

(No location given: Ron Claiborne) The role of black soldiers in World War II examined; the case of Ruben Rivers of the all-black 761st Tank Battalion cited as an example of a hero not getting the medal he deserved because of race. [Commanding officer David WILLIAMS, Rivers' sister Mae Lee HILL - talk about Rivers.] [Retired Air Force Captain Henry BOWMAN, Shaw University professor Daniel GIBRAN - recalls racism in the military.] [Newly decorated black flier Alonzo SWANN - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Wooten) Unveiling of the Vietnam Women's Memorial in Washington, DC, featured; scenes shown of the sculpture dedicated to the women who served in Vietnam. [Former Army nurses Ann CUNNINGHAM, Sarah BLUM - recall their wartime experiences.]

Reporter(s):
Claiborne, Ron;
Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim
Duration:
00:05:10

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