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GI Unrest / Miles / South Carolina #5305

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 20, 1969
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(Studio) Soldiers on military bases openly challenging Vietnam war. Pvt. Joseph Miles demands right to protest.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Fort Bragg, North Carolina) Army lets Miles "do his thing" under their conditions. Most soldiers don't care what anti-war protesters trying to do. Officers worried. [Lieutenant General John TOLSON - believes young men should think, but can't condone organization opposed to democrat government] Miles arrested for breaking ground rules. Shortly before, attys. for Miles and others filed court injunction against Army rules prohibiting anti-war activities on base. Test case for man's rights in uniform.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(Studio) Soldiers confined in Fort Jackson, South Carolina stockade for taking point in anti-war protests. Federal court asks Army to explain why it's holding men.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Cioffi, Lou;
Smith, Howard K.

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