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Green Beret Case / Reaction / Aftermath #205782

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 30, 1969
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(Studio) 7 officers involved in Green Beret murder case, fly home after charges dropped.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Long Binh, South Vietnam) [Colonel Robert RHEAULT - says eligible for Brigadier General post. Would not change anything if I did it all over again. Regret wasted mos. as result of this incident.] [Major David CREW - thought it was "Christmas all over again," when Rheault brought him news of dropped charges.] [Captain Robert MARASCO - says not murderer. Don't know why Army brought case up.] [CWO Edward BOYLE - says no overt pressure put on me to testify against others. Never thought of taking easy way out.] [Major Thomas MIDDLETON, JR. - feel we were treated badly. Were thrown in stockade like common criminals.] [RHEAULT - says people get killed in war. Not considered homicide.]
REPORTER: Don Webster

(Nha Trang, South Vietnam) All Berets but Rheault and sergeant 1st Class Alvin Smith return to Beret headquarters for 3 hrs. to get ready to leave Vietnam. They board planes at Bien Hoa for US. Each to get 30-day leave and then be reassigned.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

(Studio) Only Rheault fully qualified Beret. Rest were Army Intelligence officers
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Shepard, Gary;
Webster, Don

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