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Vietnam / Prisoners of War Film / Green Berets / Laird Inspection #213084

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 04, 1971
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(Studio) CBS has film obtained from Viet Cong through European source supposedly showing capture of American soldiers in battle October, 1968, near Con Thien. Film shows Viet Cong attacking, capturing American soldiers. Defense Department says some film new; CBS should show film in hope families, friends could identify soldiers. Still frames from film shown of individual POWs. Viewers instructed call Casualty Rptg. Officer of nearest military installation if can identify. Last 2 outposts manned by special forces turned over South Vietnam. Green Berets have history of friction with Army, fallen out of favor. Defense Secretary Laird to start 8 day inspection South Vietnam tomorrow. Will observe Vietnamization, United States troop withdrawals.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

Collingwood, Charles

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