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POWs Freed / Return Delayed #466360

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 24, 1972
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(Studio) Freed airmen ask President Nixon approval for return to United States with antiwar activists. Message signed by Edward Elias, Mark Gartley. Major Elias cables family of possible Thursday arrival. Hanoi said trying to make two points: (1) release of airmen to antiwar movement not government; (2) propagandizing released POWs by inspection of United States bomb damage in North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Nam Dinh, North Vietnam) POWs, relatives tour bombed areas in North Vietnam. Residential area said destroyed. Pilots say seeing ground damage different from flying in bomber. Hope for peace soon. Mrs. Minnie Lee Gartley seemed most shocked. Her activity in antiwar movement may explain Gartley release. POWs in very good health. [North Vietnam GUIDE - describes bombings.] Other bombings in North Vietnam described.
REPORTER: Erik Eriksson (Sweden television News)

(Studio) North Vietnam attacks south of Danang. New refugees created, as per North Vietnam intention.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Eriksson, Erik;
Utley, Garrick

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