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Vietnam / Prisoners of War Release #469210

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 16, 1973
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(Studio) 32 American POW's freed by Viet Cong in North Vietnam.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Clark AFB, Philippines) Major Floyd Thompson, longest held POW, among those freed. Major Floyd Kushner's wife outspoken war critic, seconded Senator George McGovern's nomination for President sergeant Ronald Ridgeway was long believed killed in action in Vietnam. Pvt. Fred Albert listed as deserter when captured. 8 men in group broadcast antiwar statements while prisoners.

(Studio) Pentagon likely to overlook antiwar statements.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Valley Forge, Pennsylvania) [Defense Secretary Elliot RICHARDSON - says should be due regard for pressures of situations in which antiwar statements made.]
REPORTER: John Cochran

Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Jones, Bob

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