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Vietnam / MIA List Release / Reaction #248293

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 06, 1976
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(Studio) Communist Vietnam government turns over list of 12 American airmen it claims killed in Vietnam war to American embassy in Paris, France. Vietnam says it's goodwill gesture and hopes it'll be reciprocated.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) White House says it's encouraged by action, but fate of 2500 still unknown so still long way to go before normalization of relations with Vietnam. Reports say Vietnam's action linked to desire to be admitted to UN. US objections to admittance and Vietnam's apparent softening of anti-US attitude noted. No breakthrough expected until after November elections.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Vietnam action ends uncertainty for some American families but bitterness remains.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Chicago, Illinois) Case of Air Force Major Elwyn Rex Capling, listed as MIA since 1968, noted. Wife, Virginia and daughter, Chrissie, have had little hope of Capling's being alive, but Mrs. Capling says Vietnam announcement not good enough and was timed for Hanoi's political advantage. [Virginia CAPLING - says resents such action and it's possible it's beginning of letting out few names here and there; says it's only token gesture.] Mrs. Capling says she won't be satis- fied till all missing accounted for.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser (WBBM-TV tape)

Kalb, Marvin;
Schieffer, Bob;
Bowser, Betty Ann

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