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Dollar Devaluation / United States Military Men Overseas #256834

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 13, 1978
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(Studio) Announcement by United States and West Germany of new measures to restore confidence in United States dollar in foreign mkts. detailed; continued devaluation of dollar regardless of actions noted. Changing lifestyles of United States troops overseas as result of dollar devaluation reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(W. Germany) Report on situation facing American military men and families living in W. Germany. [Pfc. Dan JOHNSON - says they barely have enough for necessities.] [Mrs. JOHNSON - notes it's tougher now, with baby to care for.] [sergeant Harold COE - is going back to United States because of dollar troubles.] [sergeant Oscar McCOY - would rather go back to United States and fight prices there.] [Mrs. McCOY - loved it in Germany, but just can't make it.] Army provisions for helping GI's make it listed. 7th Corps chaplain's efforts to get money for van to transport military wives to base commissary and response of German people noted. [Colonel Frank DEESE - notes number of calls and that all have been positive.] Reporter notes mistaken impression that GI's now receive Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere pkgs. from Germans, due to dollar situation.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Walker, Hal
Duration:
00:03:40

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