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Army Graft / Senate Hearing #442910

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 02, 1969
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(Studio) Senate hearing conts. on Sgts. who may have stolen millions from NCO Clubs they ran. Charged Major General Carl Turner, then Provo. Marshal, stopped study of sergeant Major William Wooldridge. Then Chief of Staff General Harold Johnson also reported involved.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) 1 Senator calls Sgts. "Khaki Cosa Nostra." [Army investigator W/O Rex HARDING - tells of trying to get file. Colonel Pruett told me file in DC, but I wasn't going to get it.] [Army investigator Lieutenant Colonel Jack PRUETT - says General Turner told me he spoke to Johnson of allegations, and said he had been directed to handle protestation himself.] [Senator Karl MUNDT - asks if Pruett objected or gulped and said "OK."] [PRUETT - says he obeyed orders.] Who covered up for Wooldridge?
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

Goralski, Robert;
Huntley, Chet

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