US Ends 12-year Direct Military Role in Vietnam

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U.S. Ends 12-Year Direct Military Role in Vietnam top Final 67 U.S. POWs Released Western Newsmen Witness Farewell At Hanoi Airport CLARK ATR BASE, Philippines Philippines (UPI) -- The final group of 67 American prisoners of war returned from North Vietnam today, completing the release of 604 POWs held hi Indochina when the Vietnam War officially ended 61 days ago. "Let's hit it!" shouted Navy Lt. Cmdr. Alfred Howard Agnew, 32, of Muffins, S.C. the last man to approach the ramp of his medical evacuation plane at Hanoi's Gia Lam airport, where Western newsmen witnessed witnessed the final release. When he arrived at this READY TO LEAVE -- American soldiers relax with their baggage at Camp Alpha Wednesday as they wait for departure from Saigon en route back to the United States. The last American serviceman left South Vietnam today, ending an involvement that lasted 12 years and cost 45,943 lives. (UPI te/epfiofo) Helicopter Shot Down Hour Later Brief Ceremony Held For Last Servicemen Before Departing SAIGON (UPI) -- The States ended its direct military role in Vietnam today after years with little ceremony a declaration by Gen. Frederick Frederick Weyand. commander of the last GIs in Vietnam, that "peace with honor has been achieved." An hour after Weyand spoke, groundfire near Da Nang brought down a American helicopter assigned to the just- disbanded Joint Truce Commission Commission that arranged the prisoner of war exchange. Field reports said at least

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  1. The Holland Evening Sentinel,
  2. 29 Mar 1973, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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