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Vietnam Heroes / Sharp / Poolaw #3614

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 31, 1969
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(Studio) Detroit judge considers case of Vietnam veteran
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Detroit, Michigan) Michael Sharp got 23 medals, 3 wounds, and faces 15 years for $80 holdup. Veterans Administration Hospital checks him for rehabilitation.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Detroit, Michigan) [Judge Joseph RASHID - says not familiar with Veterans Administration program. Need to know what it is.] [SHARP - says things slow in US, unlike Vietnam. Couldn't cope with it.] [RASHID - says have to sentence him if no care provided. Prison won't rehabilitate him; could destroy him.] [SHARP - feel I need help.] Rashid to decide January 29.
REPORTER: Vin. Marshall

(Studio) Marine Captain Robert West Poolaw to be court-martialed for shooting North Vietnam POW last August near Danang. Won Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and 8 other awards.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Marshall, Vin.;
Peterson, Roger;
Smith, Howard K.

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