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GI Complaints / GI Bill #475263

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 20, 1974
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(Studio) 8 disabled Vietnam war veterans continue to occupy office of Senator Alan Cranston in Los Angeles. Ex-soldiers lodge charges against Veterans Administration.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Los Angeles, California) Veterans Administration chief Donald Johnson promises to meet with veterans within month
REPORTER: John Chancellor (narrates)

(Studio) Vets complain money entitled to them hard to get. Senator Charles Mathias to hold hearings for complaints for vets attending college under GI bill.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Rockville, MD) At college campuses all over country, vets have not received checks for several months. [Leonard VOELLINGER - says without GI payments, he'll be evicted.] [Don. BLANKENSHIP - drinks coffee for lunch because he hasn't received benefits in months.] [Robert TIERT - couldn't afford to begin college because no GI payments received.] [Bernard JUDY - may be forced to drop out of school because of late checks.] [Veterans Administration Elizabeth STARBUCK - insists Veterans Administration cares about vets.] Vets are strangling in red tape. [STARBUCK - says Veterans Administration can't be immediately responsive to all complaints.] Veterans Administration bogged down with forms, lack of employees, and sick computer.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

Chancellor, John;
Nessen, Ron

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