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Army Recruits' Deaths #500045

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 06, 1978
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(Studio) Deaths of 2 Army recruits after 1st day of basic training at Fort Jackson, SC, reported; suspension of 2 drill sgts. noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Fort Jackson, SC) Recruits' physical training exercises described. Details given about deaths by heart attack of teenage recruits Wayne Krassow, of Cygnet, Ohio, and Lester Watts, of York, SC. Army's stated embarrassment about deaths reported Army's suspension of 2 drill sgts. and investigation of matter noted. [Colonel James GARNER - says if criminal action is appropriate, it will be taken.]
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez

Chancellor, John;
Jimenez, Bob

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