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Vietnam / Heck #22801

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 11, 1973
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(Studio) Captain Michael Heck, B-52 pilot with 175 missions behind him. Decides goals of war in Vietnam don't justify mass killing and destruction. Refuses to fly further combat missions.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chula Vista, California) Parents of pilot say son never wanted to go to war. Didn't mind flying cargo planes but doesn't want to fly B-52's. Heck attended Whittier College. Liked acting. [Mrs. HECK - says supports son's decision.] [Mr. HECK - says United States shouldn't be involved.] [Mrs. HECK - says feels American people being deceived about war.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick

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