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Vietnam / POW's Released #227103

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 12, 1973
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(Studio) American prisoners of war release delayed in South Vietnam by Viet Cong because of suspicion with regard to Communist POW's to be released at same time.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Bien Hoa, South Vietnam) Communist POW's don't want to be released until sure they would be turned over to Communist forces. Finally convinced release not South Vietnam trick, they consent to release. Most Communist POW's wounded or crippled and in bad health. Because records sketchy, families don't know men alive in most cases.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Saigon, South Vietnam) American POW's released only after Communist POW's arrive promised destination. Americans greeted by Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker and United States Commander General Fred. Weyand.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Clark AFB) POW's released by Viet Cong arrive Clark Air Force Base 12 hrs. behind schedule. Most appear pale in comparison with POW's released by Hanoi. Captain David Baker carried off plane on stretcher. Receives immediate medical aid.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Bradley, Ed;
Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob;
Wagner, Richard

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