NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 25, 1983
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(Studio) Senator John Tower's Armed services Committee said critical of lax security at Marine compound in Beirut recently bombed; latest death toll noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Beirut, Lebanon) Increased security surrounding Marines here described, shown. Pol. purpose of Marine presence here, concerning President Reagan's commitment to President Amin Gemayel, explained; factors affecting degree of sec. afforded Marines noted. Proximity of Amal fighters, loyal to Ayatollah Khomeini mentioned, shown. [General Paul KELLEY - believes Marine sec. measures are satisfactory.]
REPORTER: Vic Aicken
(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(No location given) Impact on Marine families of continuing uncertainty over fate of their loved one examined. [Parents of sergeant John PETRIE, sergeant Fred HALTIWANGER - want to know fate of relative.] [Sister of sergeant Lovelle MOORE - reacts to seeing him alive on television broadcast] Family of Terry Valore noted learning of his survival; brother Lieutenant Mike Valore, with Marine invasion force in Grenada, said still unaware of brother's fate. [Father of Mike VALORE - notes son Mike is yet to learn brother survived.] [Captain Grant BOWDEN - comments on remaining with family of slain Marine Lex Trayhan as long as necessary.] [Mother of Mark, Mary Ann HELMS - reacts to son's death.]
REPORTER: Mary Nissenson
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