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Afghanistan / Accidental Bombing / Hearing #719551

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Springfield: Jim Avila) The hearing at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana for Maj. Harry Schmidt†† and Maj. William Umbach†† about the friendly fire accident in which Canadian soldiers were bombed in Afghanistan last April featured; details given of the pilots’ use of amphetamines which may have clouded their judgment; animated diagram shown. [Victim’s wife Marti‡ LEGER††- says this is not the Americans against the Canadians.] [Pilot’s mother Joan SCHMIDT†– says her son is being betrayed by his country.] [Pilots wives Marlene UMBACH†, Lisa SCHMIDT†- defend their husbands.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Avila, Jim

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