Thornwell

The story of James Thornwell, whose accusation that the U.S. Army used mind control drugs on him to force him to confess to stealing secret documents while stationed in Orleans, France, in 1961, led Congress to award ...more

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... James Thornwell

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... Traeger

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... Capt Busher

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... Carson

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... Beecham

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... Ketchum

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... The Man

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... Frisco

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... Lieutenant Colonel Roberts

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... Harvey Kletz

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... Katherine

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... Lieutenant Stone

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Synopsis

The story of James Thornwell, whose accusation that the U.S. Army used mind control drugs on him to force him to confess to stealing secret documents while stationed in Orleans, France, in 1961, led Congress to award him $625,000 in damages nearly twenty years later. Harry Moses, who produced a "60 Minutes" segment on Thornwell in 1979, produced and directed this dramatized version of the former soldier's ordeal. The real Thornwell, who was permanently scarred by the events, never was able to hold a job as a civilian and died in June, 1984.

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