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CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 15, 1971
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(Studio) Forum of National Security meets to raise prisoners of war issue.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Former prisoners of war Major James ROWE - says North Vietnam camp treatment of POWs bad; of 8 POWs, 3 died of starvation and disease, 1 executed, 3 released.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Former prisoners of war now training navy pilots.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pensacola, Florida) Former prisoners of war Lieutenant David Matheny, 1 of 9 POWs to be released by North Vietnam, now training pilots. [MATHENY - says want to forget was POW, fly planes, train pilots.] North Vietnam cites Matheny, acting as pilot trainer, reason why no more POWs have been released. [David DELLINGER - says North Vietnam affronted by former POWs used to train pilots.] [MATHENY - says never promised anyone wouldn't be pilot again; United States needs defense, will do my part.] Geneva accords state no repatriated person may be employed on active military service. State and Defense Depts. interpret accords to mean no former POWs may be combatants.
REPORTER: John Laurence

Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John;
Serafin, Barry

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