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Private Lynn Blessing Missing / Mayaguez #240024

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 19, 1975
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(Studio) 1 of those missing in action after United States invasion is 18 year old Marine private from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Lancaster, Pennsylvania) Pvt. Lynn Blessing not seen since Mayaguez rescue. [Teacher, Mike O'HARA - recalls Blessing as quiet, but wanting to get out of high school as soon as possible.] Lynn left school, married childhood sweetheart and had 1 year old son. [Friend Jerome POMPEY - thinks Lynn joined Marines because he needed job to support family.] [O'HARA - says town generally pleased with President' actions with regard to Mayaguez, but feels sympathy and sorrow for Lynn's family; hopes Lynn will return.]

Lin, Sam Chu;
Mudd, Roger

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