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Vietnam / POW's #227981

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 08, 1973
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(Studio) 56 more former American POW's head home from Philippines. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Leo Thorsness temporarily detained in Hawaii with fever and sore throat. Commander Richard Stratton, shown in 1967 North Vietnam film of American POW's, arrives Travis AFB.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Travis AFB, California) [STRATTON - says POW's never lost faith in American Now for first time in 6 years has something to smile about.] Stratton greeted by former fellow POW's Commander Ted Kaufman and Lieutenant Commander Everett Alvarez.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) Stratton friend Navy Commander Dean Kraemer says story of why Stratton confessed to bombing civilians while prisoners of war will soon be told. One of most moving prisoners of war returns is that of sergeant Gail M. Kerns. Kerns suffers from nerve disorder. Kisses ground when arrives US.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry

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