CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 04, 1971
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(Studio) Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Herbert has accused Major General John Barnes and Colonel J. Ross Franklin of covering up war crimes committed in Vietnam War.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt
(DC) Because of failure to be promoted last 2 times eligible, army regulations require Herbert to resign by March, 1972. [HERBERT - says only bad comments on efficiency reports written by Barnes and Franklin; believes being forced to retired as warning to other officers not to reveal war crimes; knows of other officers planning to testify to war crimes when ret.; believes army wants charges against Barnes and Franklin dropped.] Pentagon says cases against Barnes and Franklin not affected by Herbert retirement.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
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