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Prisoners of War Charges Dropped #229657

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 03, 1973
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(Studio) United States Marine Corps sergeant Abel Larry Kavanaugh buried. Charges against other ex-POWs dropped for lack of evidence and because men suffered enough as POWs.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Pentagon) Air Force Colonel Theodore Guy filed charges despite Air Force attys., discouragement. Spokesperson deny dropping charges related to Kavanaugh death. Claim paper work delayed prior announcement. Army won't allow men reenlist. United States Marine Corps undecided - Charges still pending against Navy Captain William Wilbur and United States Marine Corps Colonel Edison Miller. Source says these charges to be dropped.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Colonel Guy speaks in with regard to decision to drop charges.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Elmhurst, Illinois) [GUY - says promised men to see thing through and has done so. To obey decision drop charges. Doesn't know anything about relationship of Kavanaugh death to accusations. Sorry it happened.]
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

(Studio) Kavanaugh widow says decision shows government realizes responsible for death. United States Marine Corps Pvt. Frederick Elbert another ex-POW accused by Guy.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Brentwood, New York) [ELBERT - says no basis for charges. Now feels wants to get out of military and further education. Says doesn't know Guy well; that charges had great deal to do with Kavanaugh death.]
REPORTER: David Henderson

Reporter(s):
Daniels, Randy;
Henderson, David;
Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:04:40

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