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Vietnam / Prisoners of War Return #24477

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 14, 1973
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(Studio) First group of released POW's returns US. Lands Travis Air Force Base in California.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Clark AFB, Philippines) POW's visit Clark Air Force Base exchange and shop. [Captain Walter WILBER - explains that shirts in exchange are not really far out, although they appear that way to POW's.] [Lieutenant Commander Richard BRUNHAVER - looks at items in store.] [Captain Galand KRAMER - says clothes different.] 13 year old John Ward, prisoners of war bracelet wearer, today gives bracelet to prisoners of war whose name it bears. [WARD - explains that everybody was in tears when bracelet given to Lieutenant Commander Edward Davis.] Local school children send valentines to released POW's at Clark AFB. 3 of men visit elementary school to thank children. [Captain J. DENTON - thanks children for homecoming.] Later, Edward Davis, Jeremiah Denton and 18 others board plane for USA.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) First 2 POW's to return home are Brian Woods and Glen Perkins.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(San Diego, California) Mothers of both Perkins and Woods critically ill. Woods reunited with wife after 4 1/2 year absence. [WOODS - says feels excellent. Has talked with his mother.] [Hospital spokesperson Commander Braton HARRIS - tells what Woods had for breakfast.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Orlando, Florida) Major Perkins sees wife for first time in 7 years [PERKINS - thanks people for his freedom and quick return to family.]
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

(Studio) 40 more POW's in Philippines will return United States Thursday
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Murphy, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:09:00

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