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Pueblo Affair / No More Charges / Reaction #203871

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 06, 1969
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(Studio) Navy Secretary John Chafee says no further charges to be brought against Pueblo crew. Navy board of inquiry recommends court martial. Bd. studied affair for 80 days.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Bd. recommends Commander Lloyd Bucher be put on trial for 5 charges. Recommends court martial for Lieutenant Stephen Harris, in charge of intelligence. Lesser punishment recommended for Lieutenant Edward Murphy and 2 shore officers: Rear Admiral Frank Johnson and Captain Everett Gladding. [CHAFEE - says no further legal proceedings necessary. Feels Pueblo officers have suffered enough.]
REPORTER: Steve Rowan

(Coronado, California) Bucher's attorney feels verdict equivalent of Bucher's being cleared. [BUCHER - says findings anticipated. Wants to return to normal life.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater (narrates)

(Melrose, Massachusetts) [HARRIS - says glad Secretary overruled court martial recommendations. Secretary looked at human element as well as facts.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Rowan, Steve

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