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Grenada Invasion Aftermath / Gun Smuggling Controversy #703322

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 09, 1985
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(S) Inequitable punishments given vice admiral and enlisted personnel for attempting to illegally smuggle USSR weapons, captured during Grenada invasion, into United States recalled. REPORTER: Kathleen Sullivan

(Broadway, North Carolina) Punishment given former Army Sgt. Allen Cassatt for bringing USSR rifle into United States described; photos, films shown. [CASSATT - didn't feel he had committed any wrongdoing.] Lack of consequences for Adm. Joseph Metcalf for committing same offense noted. [CASSATT - resents Metcalf's lack of punishment.] Army's rationale for disparity quoted on screen. [Ann CASSATT - describes effect of situation on children.] Pentagon reported investigating. REPORTER: Josh Mankiewicz

Mankiewicz, Josh

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