NBC Evening News for Monday, May 25, 1981
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(Studio) History of Memorial Day noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Los Angeles, California) Traditional service shown. Untraditional one featured. Symbolic funeral service for James Hopkins, 32-yr.-old ex-Marine, who died of undetermined causes 1 week ago, reported Agent Orange and Post-Vietnam syndrome said perhaps factors in Hopkins death. His gun-fire entry into Veterans Administration hosp. earlier recalled. Sit-in and hunger strike at hosp. by Vietnam vets. reported [Vietnam veteran Ron KOVIC - complains President Reagan has not called, despite hunger strike.] Investigation of Veterans Administration said desired.
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff
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