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Angola / Mercenaries' Death Sentences #44727

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 09, 1976
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(Studio) President Agnostinho Neto of Angola confirms death sentences of 4 mercenary soldiers, according to BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) report No date set for executions. (File film shown.) One of four is American Dan Gearhart, Vietnam veteran and resident of Kensington, MD. Other three are British, Costas Georgiou, Andrew McKenzie, John Derek Barker. President Ford says he is shocked by confirmation of death sentences; says it is unjustified by facts and unwarranted by international law. Ford says United States will continue to try to get commutation of Gearhart's sentence.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry

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