NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 01, 1969
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(Studio) White House says CIA Director Richard Helms decided not to let agents testify and President approved. As a result, Army Secretary dropped charges.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Travis AFB, California) 7 of 8 Berets return. [Colonel Robert RHEAULT - says no conclusive evidence individual was killed or connected with President Thieu in any way. Denies killing No comment on usual procedure for dealing with double agent or on thoughts of leaving Army. Would leave Army with great regret after 26 years Would be delighted to serve in Vietnam again. Term "homicide" misused in context of war.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins
(Newark, New Jersey) Captain Robert Marasco returns home [MARASCO - says don't want to go through trial. Don't want to see certain things come out. Felt murder charge ridiculous. Will ask for relief from active duty.] [Mother, Mrs. MARASCO - says he's no trigger man; he's a hero.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker
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