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Vietnam / United States Delegation / MIA's #492696

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 18, 1977
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(Studio) Bodies of 12 United States fliers killed in Vietnam war given to United States delegation in Hanoi to be returned to US. 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, Samuel E. Waters, Junior and Elwyn River Capling.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Capling's family lives in Roselle, Illinois.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Roselle, Illinois) Capling's plane shot down in North Vietnam in 1968. [Virginia CAPLING - cites experience since husband's disappearance; says now is beginning of accounting from Vietnam.] Daughter Kris Capling is now 13 years old.
REPORTER: Al Johnson

(Studio) Head of United States commission Leonard Woodcock says mtgs. with Vietnam have been friendly and may lead to normalization of US-Vietnam relations Is reported some Americans deserted and are living in Vietnam and will stay.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Hanoi, Vietnam) Delegation's meeting with Premier Pham Van Dong noted. Vietnam foreign min. spokesperson says country won't bind United States to commitments with regard to reconstruction but Americans must bind selves. Is important change in Vietnam attitude; physical changes in Hanoi also noted.

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Hart, John;
Johnson, Al

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