CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 20, 1969
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(Studio) Pueblo qtrmaster testifies before Navy inquiry board Crew calls him hero.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Coronado, California) Charles Law accepted punishment due others in crew. Law was maj. factor in military discipline. Law says disappointed United States didn't retaliate for their capture by North Koreans. Commander William Clemmons asked him if others were disappointed. Law told him yes, even though they all knew they would be killed. Radioman Lee Hayes says he'd rather be killed by own people. Hayes says crew learned Morse Code. Each witness reinforces Commander Lloyd Bucher's testimony that military code of conduct didn't apply in their cases. [BUCHER - says Law exemplifies everything American people would want in fighting men.] Bucher says he'll have recommendations for medals for Law and others.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall Artist: Arnold Mesches
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