NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 27, 2004
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(Athens: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth group’s attacks on Senator John Kerry’s Vietnam war record examined; statement from Swift boat skipper Mike Voss quoted; details given of questions about Kerry’s Purple Hearts and other medals. [Retired Adm. William SCHACHTE- states Kerry did not deserve his first Purple Heart.] [Former Kerry crewmate Bill ZALADONIS- contradicts Schachte’s account.] [Former Kerry crewmate Dale SANDUSKY- says Kerry earned every one of his medals.]
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