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Vietnam Casualties #982

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 19, 1968
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(Studio) Thursday Vietnam war casualty figure release noted. Casualties given. Numbers mean real loss to some. Paris, Kentucky, family featured.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Paris, Kentucky) Army private Jerry Jefferson's body brought to Paris, Kentucky. Killed November 30, month after bomb halt for Paris Peace Talks. Jefferson age 20. Jefferson's life told. [Jefferson's FATHER - says Jerry did not believe United States should be in Vietnam war.] Pamela Jefferson a widow at 19; daughter Melissa Ann, 14 months old. [Pamela JEFFERSON - says will tell daughter father killed for something he believed in. ] Funeral service pictured. [SERVICEMAN - presents flag.]
REPORTER: Bill Downs

(Studio) That's the way it is in Paris, Kentucky. Numbers mean more now. Family's private grief said national concern.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Downs, Bill;
Reynolds, Frank

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