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Female Paratroopers / Ft. Benning, Georgia #226646

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 11, 1973
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(Studio) Elite Army airborne units, synonymous with masculinity, face change.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Fort Benning, Georgia) Pvts. Joyce Kooch and Rita Johnson become 1st females in airborne unit. Women react to new-found niche. Veteran jumpers resentful of watered-down training for Kooch and Johnson. [sergeant Larry TAYLOR - believes public will resent female paratroopers.] [Rita JOHNSON - explains family's reaction.] Rita and Joyce jump from plane for 1st time.

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed

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