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Vietnam / Prisoners of War Release / End of War #227860

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 29, 1973
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(Studio) Last POW's freed in Hanoi, North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Hanoi, North Vietnam) 67 prisoners released. Last out is Lieutenant Commander Alfred Agnew. Captain Marion Marshall, shot down last July 2, longest held prisoners of war in this group. Reporter visits prison camp where men held. Talks, behind backs of prison guards, with POW. POW's taken to American planes and released.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) POW's welcomed at Clark Air Force Base in Philippines. Lieutenant Paul Granger given enthusiastic welcome by sister. Meanwhile in Saigon United States officially ends involvement in Vietnam.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Ambassador Bunker, General Fred. Weyand and other officials take part in ceremonies marking end of American effort in Vietnam. Last 2500 United States servicemen come home. [sergeant Major Max BEILKE - says is nice to know he's last serviceman out of Vietnam.]
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Studio) South Vietnam civilians celebrate American departure by breaking in mess hall at Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base and taking everything not nailed down before guards appear. North Vietnam ofr. wishes American serviceman peace and friendship. In Hanoi, reporters given tour of prison camp before POW's released. Inside camp Captain Lynn Beans amazed to see Walter Cronkite.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger;
Wagner, Richard

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