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El Salvador #282111

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 13, 1982
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(Studio) Senior United States Army adviser said relieved of duties and sent home for carrying rifle into field against orders. 5 former Salvador national guard reported chgd. with murders of 4 American women in 1980.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(San Salvador, El Salvador) Rifle-carrying incident 2 days ago recalled. Scenes shown. [US Ambassador Deane HINTON - tells of action with regard to senior officer.] Ofr. identification as Lieutenant Colonel Harry Melander. Firm oral reprimands said given others who were carrying rifles. Presence of Senators Claiborne Pell and Patrick Leahy noted. Scenes shown. [LEAHY - says he got along badly with Defense Min. Jose Guillermo Garcia.] Pell and Leahy reported to confer with rebel leaders in Mexico City tomorrow.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard (CNN tape)

Schieffer, Bob;
Shepard, Gary

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