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Vietnam / POW's #468852

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 23, 1973
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(Studio) New York "Times" reports although friendship among POW's the rule, there were personality conflicts, fist fights and near suicides. Were also differences over war. POW's who cooperated with North Vietnam ostracized on flight back to US. Around country POW's hold news conf south
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Montgomery, Alabama) [Lieutenant Colonel Carlyle HARRIS - says knows of no POW's who collaborated with enemy. Refuses to comment on whether pro-North Vietnam statements made by POW's in captivity freely made or forced. Says knows of no plans by some POW's to prosecute other POW's for antiwar statements.]
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell

(San Antonio, Texas) [Former Viet Cong prisoners of war sergeant Ken. WALLINGFORD - says was kept in 7 x 10 foot cage to which he was chained. Feels antiwar feeling not wide spread in US.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Portsmouth, Virginia) [Former prisoners of war Captain Jeremiah DENTON - says United States extremely prosperous. It is possible to cope with adversity but very difficult to cope with prosperity.] [Captain James MULLIGAN - says Americans should pull together. Time to raise flag rather than burn it.] POW's will not discuss prison treatment while other POW's being held.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Nixon says all POW's have gotten job offers. Feels this is good but that other Vietnam vets should not be forgotten.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Bell, Rebecca;
Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Jones, Kenley

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