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Vietnam Veterans Demonstration #478053

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 04, 1974
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(Studio) Vietnam vets demonstrate in Washington, DC to demand better benefits.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Vets' demands outlined.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

(Studio) Report on Vietnam vets follows.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Los Angeles, California) Vietnam vets seem to seek obscurity. 10% of patients in veterans' hospitals are Vietnam vets. [Vet Ron KOVIC - believes Vietnam vet should be treated with honor.] 2500 vets in federal prison; nearly 2 million enrolled in vocational and correspondence schools; 2 1/2 million in college. Vietnam vet students get subsistence pay but not tuition. Many vets feel short-changed by Veterans Administration [Psychologist Matthew BUTTIGLIERI - says many vets feel exploited by war.] In March, 1974, group of vets protested Veterans Administration No government agency has studied survivors of war.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

Chancellor, John;
Pettit, Tom;
Quinn, Charles

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