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El Salvador / United States Military Death #84507

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 26, 1983
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(Studio) Murder of Navy Lieutenant Commander Albert Schaufelberger in El Salvador last night reported; his role with United States military advisers there noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(San Salvador, El Salvador) Schaufelberger's role here and circumstances of his murder examined; films shown.
REPORTER: Peter Collins

(DC) [April, 1982, SCHAUFELBERGER - praises Salvadoran officers he commands; anticipates guerrilla attacks on Navy.] [Margaret SCHAUFELBERGER - recalls brother's sense of security within San Salvador.] [Albert SCHAUFELBERGER, Senior - notes son's commitment to job.] Reagan administration's effort to detract from Schaufelberger's role as military participant in El Salvador's war noted.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(DC) Official White House reaction to murder noted. [REAGAN - believes guerrilla terrorism was responsible for Schaufelberger's murder.] [Representative Gerry STUDDS, Senator Christopher DODD, Representative Clarence LONG - fear implications of murder; note similarities with Vietnam.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Collins, Peter;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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