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Tomb of Unknowns / Vietnam War #282125

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 13, 1982
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(Studio) Controversy over burial of unknown soldier from Vietnam war alongside bodies of other unknown soldiers reported.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Arlington National Cemetery scenes shown. Traditions at Tomb of Unknowns noted. Scenes of 1st burial, in administration of Warren G. Harding, shown; and of second burial, during administration of Dwight Eisenhower. Korean vet. burial noted. Difficulty of finding an unknown soldier from Vietnam war cited. [Central Iden., Lab. Lieutenant Colonel David ROSENBURG believes 4 unidentified bodies will be identified.] Vets. groups said impatient with delay in entombment of Vietnam war soldier. [Executive Director Veterans of Foreign Wars Cooper T. HOLT is critical of lack of interest with regard to Vietnam unknown.] MIAs from Vietnam war cited. [National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in SE Asia Ann Mills GRIFFITHS - advises against interring any body until every avenue of investigation has been taken, lest one MIA (missing in action) remain forever unknown.] Unfilled crypt noted.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood

Osgood, Charles;
Schieffer, Bob

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