ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 22, 1979
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(Studio) Disappearance of Pfc. Robert Garwood near Da Nang, Vietnam, on September 28, 1965, recalled; Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Junior, mentioned. Garwood's departure from Vietnam for Bangkok and United States Marine Corps chgs. against him reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Bangkok, Thailand) Garwood's wait for departure papers in Hanoi cited, shown. Producer John Lower's interview of Garwood noted. [Robert GARWOOD - talks about capture, return to Us.] Earlier offers for repatriation discussed. [GARWOOD - comments on chgs. against him.] Garwood's arrival in Bangkok shown, compared to that of other POW's; his departure for Okinawa cited.
REPORTER: Bill Redeker
(Greensburg; IN) Details given about Garwood's Marine Corps service, incl. disappearance in Da Nang in 1965; photo, films shown. Accusations of collaboration by other POW's noted. Garwood's hometown, Greensburg, IN, featured. ["Greensburg Daily News" editor Jim SMALL - expresses acceptance of Garwood regardless of chgs.] [Father Jack GARWOOD - comments.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller
(DC) Memory of Garwood by former prisoners of war David Harker include Garwood's alleged collaboration with Viet Cong reported [HARKER - talks about Garwood's response to being POW.] Lack of vengeance by Harker towards Garwood noted. [HARKER - comments.] Necessity for Marine Corps investigation and possible prosecution stated by chairperson of former cong. committee on MIA-POW's, Representative G.V. Montgomery. [MONTGOMERY - comments.] Possibility of Garwood collecting back pay and benefits said contingent on outcome of court-martial.
REPORTER: Vic Ratner
(Studio) While in Okinawa Garwood said to be given historical update on events since 1965; his return to US, to naval hospital in Great Lake, Illinois, next week reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
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