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Military Housing, Pay #87344

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 19, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Fort Ord, California) Shortage of military hsing. and impact on families examined; situation at Fort Ord, California, cited as example [Hsing. director Lieutenant Colonel Frederick MEURER - considers situation bleak; explains.] Local rents compared to Army hsing. allowance. [Pvt. Calvin BURROUGhigh school - had thought Army would take care of his family.] [Elaine BURROUGhigh school - thinks prayer is only resort.] Army's emergency measures described; suicide recently of teenager Danny Holley, apparently despondent over family's financial straits as result of Army, reviewed. [Jennifer HOLLEY - notes son wasn't accustomed to insecure living conditions.] Congress reported designating funds for mobile homes on base while Army said encouraging incoming soldiers to leave families at home. [Calvin BURROUGhigh school - rejects separation.]

Jennings, Peter;
Rose, Judd

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