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Military Reserves #22125

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 28, 1972
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(Studio) [Audio failure.] It may be harder to attract men into military reserves without threat of draft.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Davenport, Iowa) Weekend camp of Company B; 1st Battalion; 410 Infantry Bde., US Army Reserves featured. Few men are joining, fewer reenlisting. Reserve and National Guard units are 56,000 men under strength. Lack of pressure from draft could make situation even worse. [Guardsmen interviewed say they joined guard to avoid draft.] [Company commander, Captain William "Hawk" ALBRACHT - says reserve forces diminish with draft.] Pentagon asks for increased benefits (life insurance, bonuses) for reservers to make service more attractive.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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