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Army Recruits' Deaths / Drill Instructors Chgd. #499646

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 10, 1978
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(Studio) Army's admission that 2 recruits died after being subjected to too strenuous exercise reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Fort Jackson, SC) Prelim. investigation recommendation that 2 drill instructors responsible for Fort Jackson, SC, incident be court-martialed stated. Recruits who died are Wayne Krassow, of Ohio, and Lester Watts, of SC. Statements of other recruits to "Charlotte Observer" newspaper about incident reported [Public affairs officer Lieutenant Colonel Mae POMEROY - says recruits were exercised beyond 1st week of training.] [Director of training Lieutenant Colonel F.H. CHANDLER - says this session went beyond physical training orientation and wasn't normal.] Drill instructors involved are Sgts. Willie Alexander and Lawrence Chapman.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

Chancellor, John;
Francis, Fred

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