NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 08, 1968
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(Studio) Supreme Court denies some Army reservists contention that they couldn't be sent to Vietnam. Report on Cleveland, Ohio, unit that lost appeal.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Fort Meade, MD) Reservists older and better educated. Some claim Vietnam would be hardship to families and not enough combat training. 113 paid $100 each to argue that government had no right to activate them without declaration of war or national emergency. September 12, 1968, film shown. Men ready to go to Vietnam when district court ruled against them. Justice William O. Douglas orders Army not to transfer men. Unit now going to Vietnam. Company divided on issue. [PFC Robert BOODY - says not bitter but disapptd. at decision.] [PFC Paul JONES - says drafted. Wants to go to Vietnam and get back.] [SP/4 Bradish MORSE - says filed for discharge as conscientious objector.] [Company Commander Captain Don. SCERANKA - says they'll do job expected of them. Company would salute everyone supposed to if under command of Stone.] Unit to leave soon.
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst
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