NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 13, 1968
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(Studio) Mil. reserves called up when "Pueblo" captured. Some reservists feel President Johnson has no right to call them when United States not at war. Baltimore Federal judge turns plea down. They'll go to Supreme Court
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Fort Meade, MD) United States Army's 1002 Supply and Service Company of Cleveland, Ohio 1 of 88 reserve units called to active duty in Apr. 25,000 forced to leave families and jobs. 130 men went to court to fight call-up. Contract says they'll be called up in case of war or national emergency. Company says training inadequate and engaged in non-mil. activities. Shown in training. [SOLDIER - says most feel Vietnam war not right. Not motivated to work very hard.] [2nd SOLDIER - says Vietnam feelings don't have anything to do with suit.] [3rd SOLDIER - don't know if we'd be able to function as well as expected if in Vietnam.] [4th SOLDIER - says company will function if ends up in Vietnam.] [CAPT. - says this is matter for courts, not company Morale OK.] Action symptom of discontent.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski