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Selective Service / Draft, Low I.Q. GI's #17634

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 21, 1972
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(Studio) Selective Service announces draft lottery for February 2 to determine order 19 year olds will be called. All volunteer army envisioned after June, 1973. Program to upgrade soldiers with low IQs not successful.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Soldiers in category 4, lowest acceptable intelligence level, given remedial reading lessons to bring them to 5th grade standard, minimum for basic training. [Kendrick POLLOCK, Earl CHAFFINS, Chrysanthus HAWKINS - participants in program, say individual attention helped them learn.] Since interviewed, 2 have gone absent without leave and the 3rd dropped for academic reasons. Field cmdrs. complain category 4 men incompetent; Pentagon discontinues experiments.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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