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United States Commission / Vietnam / MIA's #47739

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 18, 1977
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(Studio) In Hanoi, Vietnam, officials turn over remains of 12 American fliers, listed as MIA's, to United States commission Names listed: Roy H. Bowling, Stephen West Diamond, Bruce C. Ducat, Curtis A. Eaton, Lawrence H. Coldberg, Guy D. Johnson, William B. Klenert, Thomas C. Kolstad, James H. Metz, William M. Roark, Sam E. Waters, Junior and Elwyn River Capling. Commission to go to Laos next to seek MIA information there.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(No location given) Report on mission, Americans' talk with Premier Pham Van Dong with regard to MIA's and normalization of US-Vietnam relations and activities of delegation. Dong recognizes President Carter's new spirit and Vietnam indicate readiness to look to future and not American's war involvement. Activities in Hanoi include some of delegation, especially Representative G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery, doing morning jogging.
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara

(Studio) Pentagon still lists 795 MIA's.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(San Diego, California) Interview with Mary Lou Hall, wife of Navy flier, Commander Harley Hall, shot down over Quang Tri province on mission from USS "Enterprise" on day in 1973 that peace agreement signed in Paris, France. Mrs. Hall lives in San Diego, California with daughter Heather and son Harley Stephen, who has never seen father. [Mary Lou HALL - cites own feelings over years with regard to attempts to get answer with regard to husband's fate, frustrations of it and feeling now something's being done. Describes reasons she and children deserve answer.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Studio) Pentagon records indicate 3 of those in group received by commission were alive when captured; they were Air Force Major Elwyn Capling, Air Force Captain Samuel Waters and Navy Lieutenant Commander Roy Bowling.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Reporter(s):
Geer, Stephen;
Kashiwahara, Ken;
Walters, Barbara
Duration:
00:04:40

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