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(Studio) Higher level of cancer and other health problems detected in Vietnam war vets. and their offspring said discovered by United States Air Force study of Agent Orange; United States Air Force's claim that findings in general are reassuring noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Funeral today for Vietnam war veteran Billy Ricks, allegedly dying of cancer induced by his Vietnam exposure to Agent Orange, noted; films shown. United States Air Force's study of Operation Ranch Hand participants examined. [Major General Murphy CHESNEY - claims Vietnam vets. studied are healthier than Americans who never went to Vietnam.] Health problems discovered among Ranch Hand participants, at level higher than that found in non-Vietnam veteran group, outlined on screen, discussed. [Vietnam Vets. of America spokesperson John TERZANO - explains his skepticism about study.] United States Air Force said continuing study for 20 years
REPORTER: Bill Lynch
- Lynch, Bill;
- Rather, Dan
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