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Kerrey / Vietnam War / The Veterans #196703

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 26, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The controversy around former Senator Bob Kerrey after he admitted his Navy unit killed women and children during in mission in the Mekong Delta in 1969 during the Vietnam War introduced.

(Studio: George Stephanopoulos) The second day of Kerrey's damage control operation featured; details given from the Navy letter of bronze star commendation for Kerrey's mission. [KERREY - denies keeping a secret; affirms the mission was not to kill innocent people; says he did not make moral judgements about getting a medal.] [Senators John McCAIN, John KERRY, Max CLELAND - support Kerrey.] The fact that Kerrey is no longer a presidential candidate for '04 noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Aaron Brown) The view of Vietnam veterans of the Kerrey controversy presented; scenes shown from the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC. [Veteran Jerry GARDNER - explains the conditions of war.] [KERREY - say he feels guilty about what happened.] [Veteran Ron STOUDT - says in war there is no time to think.] [Department of Veteran Affairs psychologist Craig BURNETTE - comments on the process of unburdening.]

Brown, Aaron;
Jennings, Peter;
Stephanopoulos, George

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