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USS Stark Memorial Service #315812

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 22, 1987
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) President Reagan's defense of United States naval presence in Persian Gulf noted coming in his remarks at Florida memorial service for USS Stark.

(Mayport Naval Stn., Florida: Terence Smith) President and Nancy Reagan's presence at memorial service noted; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - considers victims heros; eulogizes them.] [CHAPLAIN - prays.] [REAGAN - defs. his Persian Gulf policy.]

(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Questions as to why Stark failed to protect itself said focusing now on its Phalanx defense system; scenes shown. [May 20, Captain Eric BRINDEL - claims system was fully operational.] Indications to the contrary detailed. [Victim's mother-in-law Ella MEADOWS - recalls crew mbr.'s reports of system's frequent breakdowns.] Navy regulations for area and Stark's apparent action reviewed. [Senator John GLENN - calls for halt to US bluffing; cites Beirut Marine death toll as example]

Reporter(s):
Kuralt, Charles;
Martin, David;
Smith, Terence
Duration:
00:05:40

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