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February 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
Retired Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will continue to serve as special presidential emissary to Hanoi for POW-MIA affairs in the Bush Administration, the White House announced Wednesday. Vessey was first appointed to the job in February, 1987, by former President Ronald Reagan.
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November 6, 1991 | DARA McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A leader in the search for U.S. servicemen missing since the Vietnam War said Tuesday that the possibility of finding them alive in Southeast Asia seems far less likely today than it did when he took on the search four years ago. Gen. John W. Vessey told the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs that no evidence has been found to suggest that any Americans are still held captive in Vietnam, Laos or Cambodia. "The probability (of finding U.S.
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April 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
For the first time since the Vietnam War ended 16 years ago, the United States is offering a modest amount of humanitarian aid to Hanoi as a step toward improved relations. Richard H. Solomon, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, said $1 million in aid is being sent to pay for artificial limbs for Vietnamese citizens. He said the gesture is being made as part of the effort by retired Gen. John W. Vessey, the special U.S. emissary to Hanoi.
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April 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
For the first time since the Vietnam War ended 16 years ago, the United States is offering a modest amount of humanitarian aid to Hanoi as a step toward improved relations. Richard H. Solomon, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, said $1 million in aid is being sent to pay for artificial limbs for Vietnamese citizens. He said the gesture is being made as part of the effort by retired Gen. John W. Vessey, the special U.S. emissary to Hanoi.
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November 6, 1991 | DARA McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A leader in the search for U.S. servicemen missing since the Vietnam War said Tuesday that the possibility of finding them alive in Southeast Asia seems far less likely today than it did when he took on the search four years ago. Gen. John W. Vessey told the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs that no evidence has been found to suggest that any Americans are still held captive in Vietnam, Laos or Cambodia. "The probability (of finding U.S.
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July 31, 1985 | Associated Press
The Senate Armed Services Committee recommended unanimously Tuesday that the Senate confirm Adm. William J. Crowe as the next chairman of the military Joint Chiefs of Staff. He would succeed Army Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., who is retiring this fall.
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July 26, 1987 | Associated Press
The U.S. and Vietnamese governments have agreed to hold talks in Hanoi Aug. 1-3 on the fate of missing American servicemen, it was announced Friday. Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will head the U.S. delegation as a special presidential emissary.
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February 22, 1985
Nicaragua has introduced chemical warfare equipment into Central America, building up a supply of decontamination trucks, protective clothing and other defensive material, Pentagon officials said. However, Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the Sandinista regime has shown no sign of storing offensive chemical weapons.
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January 31, 1992 | Reuters
U.S. and Vietnamese officials held wide-ranging discussions in Washington that touched on the issue of missing soldiers and prisoners of war, Cambodia and the push to normalize ties, the State Department said Thursday. Senior officials from both countries met for 2 1/2 hours Wednesday for talks that were described by a State Department spokesman as "constructive and useful." The officials also discussed consular issues, financial and property claims and humanitarian assistance. Meanwhile, Gen.
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April 16, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hanoi dismissed as a "concoction of insults" allegations that Vietnam may have massacred hundreds of U.S. prisoners, and it again branded the document that sparked the allegations a fake. The document purports to show that Vietnam was holding 1,205 U.S. prisoners in 1972 when it claimed that it held only 368. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Ho The Lan indicated, however, that the government is ready to discuss the document with White House envoy Gen. John W. Vessey Jr.
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February 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
Retired Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will continue to serve as special presidential emissary to Hanoi for POW-MIA affairs in the Bush Administration, the White House announced Wednesday. Vessey was first appointed to the job in February, 1987, by former President Ronald Reagan.
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September 21, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Vietnam has reaffirmed its willingness to speed up accounting for the 2,296 American servicemen still missing in Southeast Asia, a special envoy for President Bush said today. Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., the presidential emissary to Hanoi for prisoner-of-war and missing-in-action affairs, said he got the encouraging words from senior Vietnamese officials in a meeting Thursday in New York.
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