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Vietnam Veterans / Reactions To War #236446

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 04, 1974
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(Studio) Vietnam fighting still conts. in minds of some Vietnam vets.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Los Angeles, California) Films of Vietnam war shown. Psychological flashbacks suffered by some vets. KNXT newsfilm of vet Johnny Gabron in Los Angeles Griffith Park with gun holding police at bay, thinking them VC. Finally surrendered and taken to jail. Other flashback cases cited. [Psychiatrist Dr. Leonard NEFF - explains other cases as Vietnam war scenes shown.] Veterans Administration doctors say not enough known of psychological problems of vets. Guilt a large factor. [Dr. Joel YAGER - says flashbacks triggered by certain events.] Psychological strains for families of vets too. [Mother, Christine GABRON - says son should not be treated as criminal.] [Dr. NEFF - feels we may need to make reparations to our own war victims.]
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Dow, Harold;
Mudd, Roger

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