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US-Vietnam Relations / Vietnam Families' Release #500505

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 07, 1978
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(Studio) Vietnam's release of some Vietnam women and children with American passports, wives and children of American servicemen, reported Trip of Vietnam families and American delegation accompanying them to Thailand noted. Report from delegation with regard to Vietnam desires for relations with United States and their meeting with Premier Pham Van Dong given.

(Bangkok, Thailand) Details about release of Vietnam families given. Case of Robert Bailye noted; he was working in Alaska when South Vietnam fell and hasn't seen wife and son Michael in almost 4 years [BAILYE - talks to son.] Some observers view of airlift to Bangkok as Vietnam attempt to better relations with United States because of its troubles with China (PR) and Cambodia stated.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

Hart, John;
Reynolds, Jack

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