CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 19, 1998
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(Studio: Ed Bradley) Report introduced.
(Washington: Eric Engberg) CBS News investigation into revelations that US government officials knew the identity of a Vietnam soldier buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery and deliberately kept the name secret from the public and the soldiers family presented; scenes shown from the 1984 dedication ceremony. [Then, President Ronald REAGAN - speaks at the service.] The "unknown" soldier said to be highly decorated Air Force pilot Michael Joseph Blassie. [Blassie's sister PAT, mother JEAN - talk about Blassie.] Evidence about Blassie's remains and the government handling of them reviewed. [MIA (missing in action) investigator Bill BELL - calls for DNA testing of the remains.]
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