NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 16, 1969
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(Studio) Senator Sub. Committee conts. hearing on Veterans Administration hospitals handling Vietnam vets.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(DC) Witness, Ex-Navy Captain, had legs and 1 arm blown off by grenade. Waited 1 year for artificial legs and rehabilitation too long, [Max CLELAND - says wouldn't be here if wounded in WWII. Describes injuries. Vietnam returnee young, aggressive, and motivated. Think they'll get best treatment.] [Senator Alan CRANSTON - speaks of inequity of not giving better med, treatment to vets. Believes we can get funds.] [Veterans Administration Med, Director Dr. Martin ENGLE - says providing high quality care, but room for improvement. Subjective viewpoints exist.]
REPORTER: Ron Nessen