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(Studio) Pvt. Don Smith, one of 3 POWs released by Viet Cong on New Year's Day, flies to Andrews AFB, Washington, DC.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Andrews AFB, DC) Smith is 21, from Akron, Ohio, and on way to Valley Forge Hosp. in Pennsylvania to rejoin parents and be treated for malaria. [SMITH - says fed rice and tied up after escape try. Didn't know why he was picked to be released.] VC, by negotiating directly w/ American authorities, are building image as independent group, which supposedly helps the Paris Peace Talks.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
- Chancellor, John;
- Huntley, Chet
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