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Grenada Invasion / Aftermath #81442

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 31, 1983
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(NYC) Apparent number of United States casualties in Grenada invasion said complicated by United States forces firing on own men; inadvertent bombing of Saint George's mental hospital and resulting deaths noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Pentagon said acknowledging credibility of Canadian magazine report of mental hospital bombing; details given, Defense Department films shown. United States air strikes said hitting United States troops as well; casualties from attack mentioned. Casualties resulting from other errors by American forces described. [sergeant Al SICIUNAS - admits being wounded by American fire.] Implications of intelligence information garnered from invasion discussed.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Pentagon reported confirming capture of coup leader General Hudson Austin, currently held on USS Guam; details given. Current United States troop strength on Grenada mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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