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Army Recruits' Deaths / Drill Instructors Chgd. #258711

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 10, 1978
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(Studio) Army chgs. against drill instructors at Fort Jackson, SC, in deaths of 2 recruits in June reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Fort Jackson, SC) Deaths of Wayne Krassow, of Cygnet, Ohio, and Lester Watts, of York, SC, detailed and Army's reports with regard to deaths and chgs. against drill instructors Willie Alexander and Lawrence Chapman, Junior, reported [Lieutenant Colonel Mae POMEROY - says any physical training is strenuous after only few days in Army. Says recruits were exercised beyond 1st week of training.] Continuing investigation noted.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner

Mudd, Roger;
Teichner, Martha

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