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Vietnam / Hardy #469422

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 26, 1973
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(Studio) Major William Hardy, former Viet Cong POW, returns home.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Greenville, North Carolina) [HARDY thanks whole town for welcome it gave him.] Hardy is black. Says 6 years ago town would not have treated him as hero as it did today. Feels blacks have more pride in themselves now. [HARDY - says while prisoner suffered from intestinal diseases, malnutrition, etc. Says Viet Cong had little food themselves and so could give him little. After attempting to escape was chained in same place for 2 mos. Says some prisoners made antiwar statements to keep from being killed, but he made

Chancellor, John

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