NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 14, 1972
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(Studio) Enlisted man charged with killing 2 superiors in South Vietnam.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Fort Ord, California) "Fragging" means killing someone with fragmentation hand grenade. Fragging said not uncommon in South Vietnam. Pvt. Billy D. Smith on trial for fragging 2 Army lts. at Bien Hoa. Prosecutor Captain Craig Casey to prove Smith hated his captain and 1st sergeant, set off grenade in officers qtrs., killing 2 lts. instead. sergeant Harold Hazzard says he found grenade pin in Smith's pocket when he arrested him. Defense attorney Luke McKissick to contend Smith was framed. Smith, if found guilty, could be imprisoned for life.
REPORTER: Roy Neal Artist: Walt Stewart (KPOH-TV)