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Prisoners of War / United States Air Force Suit #278602

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 03, 1981
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(Studio) Colonel Fred Cherry reported suing United States Air Force in case involving pay and allowances to POWs.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Cherry's United States Air Force career and experience as prisoners of war outlined; films shown. [CHERRY - recalls effort to survive.] [Attorney Kaletah CARROLL - explains Cherry's suit.] Decision by court of claims noted. [CHERRY - recalls wife's actions while he was POW.] United States Air Force's position mentioned. [CARROLL - notes court of claims' support of POW.] [CHERRY - hopes United States Air Force will eventually acknowledge his injuries.]

McManus, Jim;
Rather, Dan

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