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MIAs #226967

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 31, 1973
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(Studio) New Yr. to find no United States soldiers fighting in Indochina; however MIAs exist.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Henry Kissinger shown announcing United States troop withdrawal from South Vietnam. More than 1200 MIAs still unacctd. for today. Mil. teams continue to search.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Nakhon Phanom, Thailand) Relatives of MIAs visit American base in Thailand. [Mrs. Robert THOMAS - believes many MIAs still alive.]
REPORTER: Foster Davis

(Binh Chanh, South Vietnam) Crash sites prominent throughout Indochina. [US search team Major Rick LARABIE - unsure if bodies can be definitely identified.] Questioned about equipment used by search team. [LARABIE - explains mine detector's use in search.] Most crash sites inaccessible because of enemy hold on areas.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(DC) Revival of interest in MIAs attempted. [VIVA representative John FRANCHI - speaks to group hoping to increase interest.] [Lieutenant General Daniel JAMES - explains United States government and North Vietnam government now discuss MIA (missing in action) problem through diplomatic channels.] Asked about feelings with regard to MIAs. [JAMES - says if cooperation conts., MIAs to be found possibly.] United States search team may be discontd. soon.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Bradley, Ed;
Davis, Foster;
Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

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