CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 17, 1972
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(Studio) United States aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk sent to join others in Vietnam.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(San Diego, California) Kitty Hawk sails back to Vietnam 1 month ahead of schedule to join Constellation, Coral Sea, and Hancock in biggest build up of air power since 1968. 7 crewmen sought sanctuary at churches because they oppose Vietnam War. [Sailor, Todd PASAREK - says many aboard ship feel same way but fear consequences of desertion.] After ship sailed, men turned selves over to Naval authorities and were flown to Kitty Hawk. May face 3 to S years in prison.
REPORTER: Chance Williams
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