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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 21, 1981
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(Studio) Remains of 3 Americans listed as MIA (missing in action) in Vietnam reported identification today; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Remains said identification as those of Commander Ronald Dodge, Captain Richard Van Dyke and Lieutenant Steven Musselman; their experiences in Vietnam recalled. "Paris Match" photograph shown. [POW/MIA (missing in action) adviser Lieutenant Colonel John FER - relates info. received from other former POWs about Van Dyke.] Possible reasons for Hanoi returning remains considered; number of remaining MIAs in Vietnam mentioned.

(Studio) Those identification today noted already declared legally dead by military bds.; meaning of identification for their families' psychological states cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(San Diego, California) [Parents Nelton and Kay VAN DYKE - comment on their ordeal.] [Widow Janis DODGE - discusses impact on her.] [Daughter Wendy DODGE - wonders about timing of father's death due to photograph of him in captivity.]
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis

Chancellor, John;
Lewis, Meredith;
Pell, Gene

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