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Eye On America (Veteran's Benefits Battle) #387661

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 28, 1999
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Port Orange, Florida: Wyatt Andrews) The 40-year efforts of Jan Komarczyk, an American soldier who had been drafted into the Soviet army in World War II, to collect veterans' benefits reported; graphic scenes shown of a bullet wound scar. [KOMARCZYK - explains why he was forced to serve in the Soviet army; shows the bullet wound he received from a German soldier; asks why he is not seen as a veteran.] [Russian history expert Mark VON HAGEN - says the Russian army recognized he was legitimate.] [Former Senator Bob DOLE - supports giving Komarczyk benefits.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Schieffer, Bob

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