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MIAs #98394

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 13, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Efforts of Jerry and Vera Dennis to get Pentagon to search for bro./son Mark Dennis as MIA (missing in action) in Vietnam after Navy sent them someone else's body examined; background to case explained. Scenes, photos shown. [Jerry DENNIS - notes body buried as brother's is someone else.] [Vera DENNIS - recalls authorities' attitude.] [Jerry DENNIS - recalls seeing picture of brother as uniden. prisoners of war after his alleged burial; explains findings of autopsy of exhumed body.] [Vera DENNIS - wants government to formally acknowledged son as MIA.] Legal ramifications of such listing explained; Navy's response cited. [Assistant defense secretary Richard ARMITAGE - defs. Navy's presumption.] [Navy forensic expert Dr. J. Lawrence ANGEL - cites inability to positively identification remains as those of Dennis.] [Vera DENNIS - fears dying before seeing son again.]
REPORTER: John Qui

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Quinones, John
Duration:
00:03:30

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