NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 21, 1972
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(Studio) Lieutenant Colonel I.E. Hembleton, Air Force navigator on plane loaded with highly classified electronic gear, and 5 other men, shot down near DMZ (demilitarized zone) in South Vietnam, April 2, 1972. Broke arm and sprained back. 53-yr.-old officer evaded enemy 11 days until rescued. His knowledge about electronic gear would have been valuable to enemy. 7 killed looking for him.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam) [HEMBLETON - voices relief at rescue.] [Navy Lieutenant Thomas NORRIS - led 3-man Vietnam rescue team behind enemy lines. (Tuesday they rescued Lieutenant Mark Clark.) Says he was worried about colonel as he was so weak.]
REPORTER: Dennis Troute
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