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USS Iowa/ Explosion / Investigation #569101

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 02, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Fred Francis) Investigation into cause of explosion aboard USS Iowa reported continuing. Navy criminal investigators quoted with regard to likelihood that gunner's mate Clayton Hartwig used explosion to commit suicide. Hartwig's stmts. to fellow gunner's mate with regard to suicide quoted on screen. Last words of sailor Richard Lawrence quoted on screen; explosion illustration [Hartwig's sister Kathleen KUBICINA - comments on brother's assignment to London, England.] Navy noted asserting that Hartwig was never assigned to London. Gunner's mate Kendall Truitt noted no longer suspect in explosion; details recalled of accusations against Truitt.

Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred

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