NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The murder of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, soldier Barry Winchell, who was beaten to death because he was gay, recalled.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The efforts of Winchell’s mother, Patricia Kutteles, to get the Pentagon to deny the promotion of Gen. Robert Clark, who commanded the base at the time of the murder, featured; details given about the increased requests for discharge by gay soldiers after the murder. [KUTTELES – explains why she is trying to block the promotion.] [In 1999, former Fort Campbell soldier Javier TORRES- comments on the attitudes toward gays in the Army.] [Senators Susan COLLINS, Edward KENNEDY- comment on Clark’s conduct.]
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