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Vet Benefits / Job Preference / Upgraded Dischgs. #490844

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 11, 1977
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(Studio) Supreme Court overturns lower court ruling that would have threatened state programs with regard to job preference for vets. In other vet affairs, President Carter has signed bill requiring those who have dischgs. upgraded to have cases reviewed before getting vet benefits.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Baltimore, Maryland) Herman Jones is Vietnam vet who got undesirable discharge for being AWOL; he's presently unemployed and wants to be carpenter. Until last week, he was eligible for vet benefits to pay for schooling to train to be carpenter. [JONES - wants to learn trade and live with decent, self-respecting people and to have peace.] Effects of bill on Jones and others like him noted. [JONES - has right to cntry.'s benefits and feels, in being Vietnam vet, has more right to them.]
REPORTER: Jackson Bain

Bain, Jackson;
Chancellor, John

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