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Homosexuality / Air Force Case #241911

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 16, 1975
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(Studio) Air Force sergeant and Vietnam veteran fight Air Force ban against homosexuality.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Langley AFB, Virginia) Leonard Matlovich was race relations instructor until declared self "gay" in spring. Defense attorney David Addlestone quizzed officers who'll decide case. Questions and answers cited. 1 of judges, Colonel Tim Shank agreed that discharge not mandatory for homosexuals. Lieutenant Colonel James Applegate says he'd convince board that Matlovich is no exception and should be discharged. Testifying colonel says adultery and other heterosexual misbehavior minor sexual matters that aren't studied. Lieutenant Colonel John Schofield says Matlovich can't be used as instructor due to his bad image.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed

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