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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1956 August

In Roanoke, Va., Marine Corps Officers Question Local Reverend on Controversial Letter to the Editor

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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3 min., 18 sec.
In Roanoke, Va., United States Marine Corps officers Captain Robert Scruggs, Major Roy M. Kinsey, and Major O. L. Garber question Reverend A.M. Williams concerning a letter to the editor in which Williams questioned Marine recruit training practices, suggesting that poorly supervised and overly rigorous training causes unnecessary injuries and drives some recruits to commit suicide.
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