NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 19, 1976
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(Studio) United States puts air and grounds forces in Korea on low-level alert and sends additional war planes to Korea after incident in Panmunjom Wednesday North Korea puts military into war posture. North Korea says United States trying to start new war. 2 American officers killed in incident in DMZ (demilitarized zone) and United Nations armistice commission meets.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Panmunjom, Korea) Site of fight shown. Senior United Nations negotiator Admiral Mark Frudden reads statement calling attack brutal murder; says North Koreans must bear responsibility for all consequences. North Korean general says Americans and South Koreans provoked attack. Joint security area of Panmunjom supposed to be peace zone. Americans report North Koreans' not friendly to them, though both forces on best behavior today. Newsmen warned not to wander off alone or could get hurt. Nothing settled at armistice meeting so tension conts.
REPORTER: Jack Russell
(Studio) Rptd. events of incident cited. Identity of 2 killed noted: Captain Arthur Bonifas and Lieutenant Mark Barrett.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
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