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Laos / Rescue Mission #286717

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 31, 1983
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REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

(Los Angeles, California) Unsuccessful efforts of United States mercenaries to rescue American POW-MIAs in Laos under leadership of former Green Beret James "Bo" Gritz 2 mos. ago examined; details illustrated on map, films shown. [Mercenary Chas. PATTERSON - describes attack.] Alleged role of Litton Industries and executive Leo K. Thorsness in equipping mercenaries and funding by Clint Eastwood and William Shatner discussed. [SHATNER - notes business deal with Gritz.] Gritz, conducting similar mission in 1981, said allegedly in Thailand forming another group. [1981, GRITZ - wants return of POWs and accountability of MIAs.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Kurtis, Bill

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