NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 17, 1969
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(Studio) 8 Congmen. hold news conference on 8 Green Berets charged with murder and ask Army Secretary Stanley Resor to take over case. All but 1 Congman. representative Berets.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(DC) Congmen. say Berets used as scapegoats between Army and Special Forces and Army and CIA, [Representative Carl ALBERT - says don't believe men should be tried by court martial. Want Resor to intervene.] [Representative Paul ROGERS - believes South Vietnam government is reason why they're pursuing matter there. Don't think men should be used as scapegoats.] [Representative Tom GETTYS - says people won't support Army's bungling.] [Representative Peter RODINO - reads point from Captain Marasco's letter. Marasco says not criminal and did all with approval of superiors. Feels Army and country let me down.]
REPORTER: Robert Goralski