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Vietnam / POW's Released #227101

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 12, 1973
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(Studio) 143 American POW's freed. 26 from South Vietnam released by Viet Cong and 116 released from Hanoi flown to Clark Air Force Base in Philippines. 1 prisoners of war released by Viet Cong remains Saigon for personal reasons. POW's given red carpet welcome.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Hanoi, North Vietnam) 3 POW's board plane on stretcher. Most appear in good condition. POW's very happy with release. Talk, joke and smoke aboard plane on flight to Philippines. [Captain Jeremiah DENTON - says God bless American] Commander Everett Alvarez, shot down 8 1/2 years ago, is 2nd off plane after Denton. Navy Commander Brian Woods allowed to be include in 1st group of POW's to be released, since mother critically ill. Group feasts on steak; call home to families.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer (narrates) (US Air Force film)

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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