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Vietnam / POW's Return #24515

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 16, 1973
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(Studio) Defense Department announces release 20 more POW's Sunday. 60 released POW's arrive California today.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Travis AFB, California) Everett Alvarez, prisoners of war since 1964, arrives in California. [Lieutenant Commander Everett ALVAREZ - says dreamed of this day for years Always kept faith in God and President] 5 civilian POW's, include Douglas Ramsey, also arrive. [ALVAREZ - says missed many things while POW.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) Reporters talk to prisoners of war wives, include antiwar wife.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Portsmouth, Virginia) [POW wife Louise MULLIGAN - says country must allow freedom of discussion if it's to remain great. She and husband hope cntry. will now come together.] [POW wife Jane DENTON - says husband has been spending much time talking to his 7 children about everything. Has been great reunion.] [POW wife Phyllis GALLANTI - says knows she and husband will be happy now.]
REPORTER: Virginia Sherwood

Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry;
Sherwood, Virginia

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