THE NATION: Tidings of Painful Joy

A people's hopes & fears lay in five thin paper folders placed by the Communists on the conference table at Panmunjom. "We herewith exchange our lists," intoned the U.S.'s Rear Admiral Ruthven Libby. The Red negotiators picked up a fat directory of 132,474 names, the prisoners of war now held by the U.N. Admiral Libby picked up the five thin folders: a roster of 11,559 U.N. fighting men named by the Communists as their prisoners. Among them were the names of 3,198 U.S. soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen, including that of Major...

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