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Homosexuality / Air Force Case #241952

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 17, 1975
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(Studio) Air Force sergeant Leonard Matlovich testifies at military hearing re: homosexuality.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Langley AFB, Virginia) 2 of 5 member board challenged by government as not impartial. Defense agree and they left room. Matlovich describes his war record. Says only realized his homosexuality after sensitivity training. Defense attorney David Addlestone asked him what he did then. Matlovich says he prayed he would change, compares homosexual problem to black-white race issue. Lieutenant Colonel James Applegate asked Matlovich if he was trying to be pioneer. Matlovich says wanted to stay in Air Force, not be pioneer.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall; ARTIST: Aggie Whelan

Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed

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