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Segment 3 (The Vietnam Legacy) #503148

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 07, 1979
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(Studio) Attitude toward Vietnam vets on return from war by American public described. Report is 1st of 2 on those Vietnam vets who were unable to pick up lives after war.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Case of Vietnam vet John Gill, who is now in psychopathic ward of Veterans Administration hospital in Los Angeles, given as example of what is now called delayed stress syndrome and seemingly peculiar to Vietnam war. [GILL - discusses 10 years since his discharge from Army.] Other symptoms of delayed stress of war on Vietnam vets as shown in Veterans Administration hospitals and lone battles being fought by vets outside hospitals detailed. Case of Quince Queen described. [QUEEN - discusses experiences in war; can't seem to escape it.] Queen's album of memories from Vietnam noted; his Air Medal for Valor reported pinned to album. Photos from album shown. [QUEEN - discusses photos. Describes attitude he found about Vietnam vets on return from war.] [GILL - comments.] [QUEEN - comments.] Upcoming report noted.
REPORTER: John Hart

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Hart, John
Duration:
00:05:20

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