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Grenada Invasion / Aftermath #527147

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 29, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Savannah, Georgia) Return here of Army Rangers involved in initial airborne assault against Grenada featured; films shown. Casualties among unit mentioned. [Lieutenant Colonel Ralph HAGLER - describes unique parachute approach to Grenada.] [sergeant Dana FOLEY (ed.: tape says "Webb," but probably Foley) sergeant John KRANCICH - prefer not to repeat experience.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Studio) Org. of Eastern Caribbean States, who requested United States invasion, observed meeting in Barbados to consider forming provisional government for Grenada. Cuba's dispute with United States figs. regarding number Cubans on island cited.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Grenada) [Cuban diplomat Ivan MARTINEZ - defends relatively large arms cache on Grenada.] [Jamaican cabinet member Anthony ABRAMS - believes US prevented bloodbath in region.] Marines reported turning over control of island capitol to multinational Caribbean peacekeeping force; Peoples Revolutionary Army members mentioned still being captured by Marines. [Vice Admiral Joseph METCALF III - remarks upon Cuban resistance to invasion.]
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Uncensored films of United States invasion, taken by French news agency narrated; death of Prime Min. Maurice Bishop in coup recalled. [MARINE - is uncertain about invasion's purpose.] First Camera announced.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(DC) Issue of remaining Cuban presence on Grenada, duration of US occupation, possibility of permanent United States military base on island discussed.
REPORTER: Fred Francis Connie Chung

Chung, Connie;
Francis, Fred;
Jones, Kenley;
Valeriani, Richard

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