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Pentagon Disciplines Two Army Officers Over TV Show in West Berlin

Sept. 9, 1961 - The Pentagon took action against two Army officers in Berlin today for having permitted the use of U.S. forces in the filming of a Jack Paar television show. Col. John R. Deane Jr. (pictured), commanding officer of the Second Battle Group, Sixth Infantry, in Germany, was admonished for "exercising poor judgment." The Defense Department also announced that Lieut. Col. Dallas Hoadley, public information officer of the Berlin Command, had been relieved of his duties. The Army's participation in the program, filmed Thursday along the barricades dividing East and West Berlin, aroused a storm of Congressional criticism.

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