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Presidio Mutiny Trial #203432

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 08, 1969
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(Studio) 14 soldiers get court martials.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Fort Ord, California) [Defense Attorney Terrence HALLINAN - says men shouldn't be jailed but should receive medals for heroism.] Mutiny involves sit-down demonstration in Presidio stockade in San Francisco. Soldiers presented grievance list and claimed brutality by guards. Protest triggered by death of prisoner Richard Bunch, who dared guards to shoot him. [HALLINAN - says killing of Bunch started protest by 27.]
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(San Francisco, California) Rally held. [Bunch's mother, Ginger BUNCH - calls son's death murder by Army.] Heavy sentences, now reduced, imposed on some of 27.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(Fort Ord, California) 14 to make use of psychiatric testimony, saying brutal conditions led to protest. Hallinan says Bunch committed suicide because he couldn't take conditions. [HALLINAN - says Presidio officials drove Bunch to death.] Discipline involved. Does peaceful protest demand charge of mutiny?
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

Reporter(s):
Duvall, Jed;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:03:40

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