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Special Segment (High Cost of Low Pay) #510964

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 16, 1980
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(Studio) Econ. plight of United States Army personnel noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(No location given) Army ad shown; economy of helicopter training compared to salary paid trainee. Case of Durnell Jordan outlined as ex. of Army's plight with regard to losing personnel due to low wages. [JORDAN - comments.] Av. salary of present soldier mentioned; economy situation facing Army personnel detailed. [Sgt James SOLOMON - comments on economy problems of men.] Solomon reported manager of Army emergency relief fund; amt. fund loans monthly to personnel cited. [SOLOMON - comments on capt. moonlighting at gasoline station, his own 2nd job.] Petty ofr. shortage in Navy examined; case of petty ofr. John Jones cited as example [JONES - comments on pay versus economy situation outside Navy.] [Rear admiral Robert BALDWIN - comments on time it takes to become fully combat ready.] Inability of several guided missile destroyers to put to sea due to lack of manpower detailed.
REPORTER: Linda Ellerbee

Brinkley, David;
Ellerbee, Linda

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