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Vietnam / POW's Return #468701

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 16, 1973
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(Studio) North Vietnam announces will release 20 more American POW's in Hanoi Sunday 60 American POW's freed by North Vietnam and Viet Cong arrive Travis AFB, among them Lieutenant Commander Everett Alvarez, longest held American POW.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Travis AFB, California) [ALVAREZ - says have been many changes since he was last in US.] Lieutenant Colonel John Dunn meets 2 women who wore his prisoners of war bracelet. Richard Springman, captured after going AWOL, gives clinched fist salute as he is led away by officers Major Norman McDaniel mingles with crowd.
REPORTER: Vic Biondi

(Studio) More than 300,000 Americans wounded in Vietnam. Many have been watching POW release and thinking about war.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) Marine veteran Jerry Abbenhaus wounded in Vietnam. Paralyzed from waist down. [ABBENHAUS - says when he came home there were no brass bands.]
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell

Bell, Rebecca;
Biondi, Vic;
Chancellor, John

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