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United States Army Maneuvers / Women Behind Front Lines #254182

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 16, 1977
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(Studio) In observing United States Army field exercises in West Germany, it's found Army isn't male bastion it once was.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Southern West Germany) Army is conducting annual maneuvers in south part of W. Germany. To rpting. team, it looked same as usual until they found women in fighting gear. Women in Army aren't in combat, but do jobs formerly done by men behind lines. [Pfc. Kay HUBER - feels women will be last to go to front, but if she had to, it wouldn't bother her.] Women are trained to fight if necessary, but main functions are doing behind-lines work near front. Pentagon sends several gens. here to observe women's effectiveness and reaction to situations. Women say they have to work harder than men because they are women. [Spec. 4 Alinka CONKLING - notes old attitude that women can't do anything prevails, and women have to prove it wrong.] Reporter notes it won't really be woman's army until Pentagon begins issuing women underwear that doesn't fit.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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