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War Protest / Arlington Honor Guard #445740

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 23, 1969
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(Studio) Mbr. of Honor Guard at Tomb of Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, sergeant Michael Sanders, says sent to Vietnam for his anti-war comments.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Arlington, Virginia) Sanders says being sent to Vietnam for remarks in hometown newspaper interview, set up by Army. Contends General William Westmoreland arranged for transfer. [SANDERS - feels it's punishment for his exercise of free speech. Against fighting for South Vietnam freedom when we deny freedom to those here. Will go to Vietnam if have to, to further medical career.] [Attorney Philip J. HIRSCHKOP - cites self as member of protest group Sanders and others broke up.]
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Secretary Army Stanley Resor orders Sanders' departure delayed, so reason for orders could be found.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Valeriani, Richard

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