NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 08, 1979
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(Studio) Readjustment for Vietnam vets said to sometimes include denial that war happened.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Grand Forks, North Dakota) Case of Vietnam vet Al Skavlem, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, who is noted to be one of better-adjusted Vietnam vets, detailed. His experiences in war, at Lai Khe, South Vietnam, reported [SKAVLEM - discusses war experiences and troubles in readjustment.] Skavlem's attendance at seminar at University of North Dakota on fates of Vietnam vets stated. Study by Cleveland State University with regard to delayed stresses of Vietnam war that will show up in later years outlined. [Cleveland State University spokesperson Dr. John WILSON - comments on stresses of Vietnam.] Some psychologists' belief that United States as a whole will suffer delayed stress due to rush to resume normalcy after war cited. [SKAVLEM - comments.] [WILSON - comments.] Films and photos of Vietnam war shown.
REPORTER: John Hart
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