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United States / USSR / Attempt #8561

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 30, 1970
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(Studio) Soviet sailor tried to defect to American Coast Guard ship last week; United States let Sovs. drag him back.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(New Bedford, Massachusetts) [Viligant Captain Ralph EUSTIS - says was ordered to return sailor; got orders from Coast Guard Commander] [Eyewitness John BURT - says man chased, beaten, carried off ship.] [Eyewitness Robert BRIEZE - says Sovs. beat man.]
REPORTER: Ron Milligan

(DC) Washington, DC upset; Nixon orders report [Coast Guard Admiral Chester BENDER - says 2 ships moored together; defector had stolen money from Soviet ship; Sovs. needed force to capture sailor.]
REPORTER: Bill Downs

Downs, Bill;
Milligan, Ron;
Reynolds, Frank

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