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July Fourth / Kentucky Memorial #204876

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 04, 1969
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(Studio) July 4th Memorial Day for 11 who lost lives in Vietnam.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Bardstown, Kentucky) Casket of Ron Simpson taken to HS. 5 died from town in last 2 weeks [Mayor Gus WILSON - cites change of town's attitude toward war.] 1,000 gather to pay tribute to 11 killed in Vietnam. [WILSON - reads names of dead. Pictures of them shown. All in 20's.] Mrs. Ron Simpson had baby 10 days after he died. Taps played.
REPORTER: John Laurence

Laurence, John;
Reasoner, Harry

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