CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 09, 1976
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(Studio) Last year West Point cadet, Stephen Verr, accused of violating honor code. He was cleared but suffered repercussions. (Note: video problems in first 30 seconds of report image goes to black several times)
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(W. Point, New York) [VERR - tells how lack of food caused him to cry; then say his parents were in accident.] Verr convicted of violating cadet honor code by telling lie. Verr appealed. For 5 mos., he stayed in special barracks away from classmates. [VERR - cites abuses of honor code committee ] [Chairperson committee William ANDERSEN - denies Verr's statement that he had personal vendetta against Verr. Procedures are the same for all cadets.] 2 mos. ago, charges against Verr dropped. [W. Point superintendent Lieutenant General Sidney BERRY - wasn't convinced that Verr intended to deceive when he misstated fact.] [Cadet Rick BENITO - says bad apples should be gotten rid of.] Verr claims harassment. [VERR - notes methods of harassment.] [Commander of cadets Brigadier General Walter ULMER - comments on harassment charges.] Verr doesn't know if he'll return to school: 3 Congmen. looking into charges.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard