ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 27, 1984
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(Studio) Report on death of Jesse Carpenter, World War II hero and Washington, DC street person.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Carpenter's death by freezing in Lafayette Park across from White House said due to his staying with homeless friend, "Johnny," (ed. John Lamb) because Johnny was wheelchair-bound. ["JOHNNY" - comments.] Carpenter's ex-wife reported to have told community activists about his history of winning Bronze Stars in World War II. [Community activist Carol FENNELLY - comments.] [Veterans Administration regional director West David SMITH - comments.] Plans to bury Carpenter at Arlington National Cemetery noted. [Community activist Mitch SNYDER - comments on the homeless.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson
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