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CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 16, 1973
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(Studio) During heavy bombing North Vietnam last December, B-52 Captain Michael Heck refused to fly further missions. Heck receives less than honorable discharge from service today.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Heck says refusal to fly final combat mission over Vietnam a matter of conscience. [HECK - says now that there's a cease-fire in Vietnam, B-52's bombing Indochina because have nothing else to bomb. As for POW's, wants to hear what their reactions are to American policy after they've been free for a while.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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