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Vietnam / POW's #227506

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 09, 1973
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(Studio) Communists will begin releasing POW's Sunday About 1/4 total number of POW's to be released.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pentagon) 115 POW's to be released from Hanoi; 27 from Viet Cong in South Vietnam. [Pentagon spokesperson Jerry FRIEDHEIM - says some sick and wounded to be include in 1st group. Exactly who will be released unknown.] POW's will be flown to Clark Air Force Base in Philippines for medical checks before being brought to US. [Former prisoners of war Lieutenant Mark GARTLEY - says readjustment problems overemphasized. Reunion with families should be happy and carefree time for POW's. Says re-lease will be realization of dream for POW's.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Diet for POW's at Clark Air Force Base to be bland. Will include no alcohol.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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