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Military Academies' Commencements #217839

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 09, 1971
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(Studio) Defense tone in commencement speeches at military academies.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(West Point, New York) [Defense Secretary Melvin River LAIRD - tells army graduates never be defense about profession.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Colorado Springs, Colorado) [Vice President AGNEW - tells Air Force academy graduates face world where efforts, patriotism, sacrifice will be denigrated; says US represents greatest hope for world against formidable enemies.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Annapolis, Maryland) [Unidentified Navy commencement SPKR. - says navy can no longer drift oblivious to demands of youth, civilian society.]
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) West Point graduate Lieutenant John R. Vequist takes asylum in Sweden after ordered to South Vietnam; Air Force charges Captain Thomas South Culver with violating military code of justice for participation in anti-war demonstration.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Schieffer, Bob

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