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Vietnam / Prisoners of War Release #227606

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 14, 1973
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(Studio) 108 more American POW's released by North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Clark AFB, Philippines) [Captain Leo PROFILET thanks God and American people for release.] [Colonel John FLYNN - says Nixon supported by POW's in Hanoi bombings.] Lieutenant Commander John McCain greeted by Admiral Noel Gayler who replaced McCain's father as Pacific commander Civilian prisoners of war Bobby Joe Keesee taken prisoner after hijacking plane to North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

(Studio) Keesee decorated paratrooper in Korean War. Earlier sought asylum in Cuba after committing some crimes in US.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Bangkok, Thailand) Keesee hijacked plane in Thailand in 1970. Landed North Vietnam. [Airplane Charter Company spokesperson Prince Bira Bongse BHANUBANDH - says Keesee owes him $1509.83 plus interest for hijacking his plane to North Vietnam.]
REPORTER: Don Webster

(Studio) CBS "Morning News" will cover arrival each prisoners of war at Clark. AP photographer Horst Faas pictures of prisoners of war release and "Hanoi Hilton" POW camp shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce;
Webster, Don

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