NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 17, 1968
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(Studio) Frederic E. Davison promoted to brigade general in South Vietnam. 3rd Negro to be general in United States Army.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Saigon, South Vietnam) When he received star, he assumed command of 199th light infantry brigade "The Red Catchers". [DAVISON - tells new men about brigade and its rules. Never let each other down. Never lost prisoner or abandoned wounded or dead.] Army segregated when he joined. Served with black 366th infantry regular in Italy. [DAVISON - says been in Army 26 years There have been obstacles; had to prove capabilities. Now up to individual to make or not make the grade. Speaks of young black officers Describes men in Vietnam. If had son, would hope he'd be like these men.]
REPORTER: Liz Trotta
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