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Vietnam / MIA Returns / Refugees #259309

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 24, 1978
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(Studio) Release of some tentative identifications of MIA (missing in action) remains returned to US by Vietnam, from United States delegation now in Vietnam, reported Skepticism of group representative MIA (missing in action) families noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Comments of National League of Families head Ann Griffith about beliefs on Vietnam's returning MIA (missing in action) bodies to United States noted. [GRIFFITH - says Vietnam uses return of MIA's to ease criticism being levied against them. Is glad to have Il more remains, but notes length of time it will take to get more, at rate Vietnam now returns remains.] POW's mentioned.
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

(Studio) No. of Vietnam refugees since end of Vietnam war noted. Most recent case of refugees being taken from South China Sea by United States Navy ship to Hong Kong reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Hong Kong) Details given about refugee pickup made by United States frigate Whipple, which brought them to Hong Kong harbor. [Whipple commander William FRANCIS - describes conditions under which refugees were sailing.]
REPORTER: Peter Collins

Collins, Peter;
McLaughlin, Marya;
Mudd, Roger

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