U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Richard G. Capen speaks to the press about the American prisoners held by North Vietnamese.
Washington DC USA Date:1969, May 19 Duration:14 min 5 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A news conference in Washington D.C., United States about American soldiers held as prisoners of war in North Vietnam. The United States Secretary of Defense, Melvin R. Laird, addresses the press at a conference as he stands behind a podium with the Department of Defense insignia on it. A board in the background reads ' United States POWs and missing in action personnel ' . The Deputy Secretary of Defense Richard G. Capen at the podium as he addresses the press. A board placed next to Capen with pictures on it. A sign on the board reads ' LCRC inspection '. An officer stands near the board. A chart on the board displays the statistics indicating the number of prisoners of war and missing persons in Vietnam. Another chart on the board reads ' duration of captivity ' . A picture of a captured soldier on the board. A picture released by North Vietnamese bears the title ' Identity '.
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