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Vietnam / POW's Released #468623

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 12, 1973
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(Studio) 116 American POW's released from Hanoi; 27 released by Viet Cong in South Vietnam. Are 1st of 4 groups to be released. Rest will be released in 3 more groups at 2 wk. intervals.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Hanoi, North Vietnam) Colonel Al Lynn of United States Air Force receives POW's in Hanoi. POW spirits high; seem in good condition.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta (US Air Force film)

(Clark AFB, Philippines) Captain Jeremiah Denton 1st man off plane at Clark AFB.] [DENTON - says honored to serve country Grateful for release efforts. God bless American] Lieutenant Commander Everett Alvarez, captured in 1964, 2nd man off plane. Nobody knows how well POW's will readjust. Doctors report general condition of POW's good.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(Studio) All television networks showed live arrival of POW's at Clark Air Force Base at

Chancellor, John;
Perkins, Jack;
Trotta, Liz

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