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US-USSR Relations / Soldier's Burial Site #527702

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 25, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Torgau, East Germany) World War II veteran Joe Polowsky's desire to be buried in East German town as effort to ease US-USSR relations examined; background to his role in region as Army private and basis for decision explained. World War II era films shown. Photos shown. [Studs TERKEL - recalls Polowsky's reaction to meeting Soviet army against Germans.] Polowsky and Army peers noted meeting with Soviet counterparts in Moscow for 1955 reunion; films shown. [1955, POLOWSKY - praises reunion.] His 1959 meeting with Nikita Khrushchev noted; photograph shown. [Leroy WOOLENS - recalls Polowsky's political conservatism.] Details of tomorrow's funeral outlined.
REPORTER: John Cochran

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John

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