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Nixon Speech / Taylor Family #216606

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 08, 1971
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(Studio) In speech last night President Nixon speak of being saluted by 4 year old son of GI killed in Vietnam, at posthumous medal ceremony. [Excerpt of Nixon speech shown.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Avella, Pennsylvania) [sergeant Taylor's Widow Mrs. Shirley TAYLOR - says: husband went to Vietnam to do what could for United States and South Vietnam; For. Affairs Adviser Henry Kissinger called to say hoped mention in Nixon speech hadn't embarrassed or offended family; feels proud; doesn't think children understand significance of what happened.]
REPORTER: David Culhane

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David

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