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Green Beret Case / Chuyen #2468

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 01, 1969
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(Studio) White House says President Nixon not involved in decision to drop murder charges. But he approved CIA decision not to let its members testify at trial. CIA stand forced Army to drop charges. 7 Berets now in US. South Vietnam formally asks United States for full details after victim's widow, Mrs. Thai Khac Chuyen,asked for help.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Mrs. Chuyen threatens to burn herself and 2 children to death if Americans don't tell her fate of husband. Chuyen was interpreter for Berets, and believed to be a spy. Reporter interprets her remarks. She says she and husband anti-Communists Husband on American's side and they killed him. She threatens self-immolation if not satisfied. United States Embassy says it will look into her charges.

Gale, Kenneth.;
Reynolds, Frank

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