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West Point / Women Cadets / Dropouts #45370

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 20, 1976
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(Studio) Battles of women at West Point noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Mobile, Alabama) 20 women have dropped out of 1st class with female cadets. 1 is Rose Burch of Mobile, Alabama. Reasons cited. [BURCH - says carrying rifle exhausted her.] Is now studying at University of South Alabama. [BURCH - notes difference in male treatment of women she's used to and that from soldiers at West Point.] Family disappointed she dropped out. [BURCH - says she didn't want to hurt family by coming home, but was hurting self to stay.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Gregory, Bettina;
Reasoner, Harry

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