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Vietnam / Prisoners of War Release #225058

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 29, 1972
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(Studio) 3 American POW's released by North Vietnam, undergo checkups in American military hospitals, reunions with loved ones. Mark Gartley's mother objects to son's hospitalization. Mbr. of antiwar escort group charges military officials reincarcerating men. Georgia Elias, Edward Elias' wife, calls charge "baloney".
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pentagon) [Dep. assistant Secretary Defense Dr. Roger SHIELDS - says United States military is only concerned with physical and mental well-being of released POW's.)
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Major Elias rests at Maxwell Air Force Base Hospital, Montgomery, Alabama. Lieutenant Gartley at Saint Albans Naval Hospital, NYC. Lieutenant Charles in Balboa Naval Hospital, San Diego, California.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Diego, California) At Miramar Naval Air Stn., Navy holds daily briefings on Lieutenant Charles' progress on medical tests. [Captain E. Donald KAUFMANN - sees no indication for need of prolonged hospitalization.] [Mrs. Olga CHARLES - says Navy has treated her and her husband well, but she isn't 100% happy with government handling of situation. Expresses joy to have husband home.]
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

Cronkite, Walter;
Kurtis, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob

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