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MIAs #306415

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 18, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Congress delegation leaving Hanoi today said invited to return to personally investigate reported sightings of Americans in Vietnam; Senator Frank Murkowski's response mentioned. Vietnam thought releasing remains of large number MIAs next month.

(DC: Bruce Morton) Many MIA (missing in action) families having already received remains said disputing identification of their loved ones; Anne Hart's findings after hiring private pathologist to verify Army's identification of husband Colonel Thomas Hart's remains cited as example Details given, photos shown. [HART - opposes burying remains as those of her husband due to lack of such evidence.] Kathryn Fanning's similar experience with remains of husband Hugh Fanning detailed. [Pathologist Michael CHARNEY - explains impossibility of Army identification bones as anyone.] [Kathryn FANNING - notes implications of accepting Army's iden. without question.] [HART - thinks Army pathologists were under orders to identification specific number of remains.]

Morton, Bruce;
Schieffer, Bob

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