January 29, 1991 |
A former crew member of the U.S. frigate Stark, charged with beating to death a Navy wife and her 3-year-old daughter, was suffering combat-related stress disorder after the ship was nearly sunk by an Iraqi missile, his lawyer said. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Walter Thomas Taylor, 22, charged with bludgeoning Paula Smits, 21, and her daughter, Amanda, with a hammer five days after the Stark limped home to its base at Mayport on Aug. 10, 1987.
June 28, 1993 |
A POW Vietnam War story that nobody wanted to touch and, once produced, was then closeted by a network uncertain what to do with it, finally reaches the home screen tonight, three years after it was made. Starring Ralph Macchio in the demanding title role, "The Last P.O.W.? The Bobby Garwood Story" (on Channel 7, 9 p.m.) is the gripping drama of the only U.S. serviceman to be court-martialed and convicted for collaborating with the Viet Cong.