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Vietnam / Prisoners of War Release #227849

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 28, 1973
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(Studio) Tomorrow United States role in Vietnam comes to official end. 49 more American POW's released in Hanoi by VC.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Clark AFB, Philippines) 9 American POW's held in Laos among those freed. 1 Canadian prisoners of war also among returnees. Lieutenant Colonel Walter Stischer first off plane. Sam Maddox and Lloyd Oppel, the Canadian, missionaries captured last October [Colonel Joe KITTINGER - says happy to be home.] Welcome aboard carrier "Coral Sea" noted. Only Captain William Angus limped while getting off plane. Rest POW's seem in very good health.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

(Studio) Pathet Lao say they have no knowledge of 308 Americans missing in Laos, reports Walter Cronkite. Viet Cong say have 1 more prisoners of war not listed previously. Robert Wheme not listed as MIA (missing in action) by Americans, but serial number matches that of Captain Robert T. White. prisoners of war to be released.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Dunning, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger

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