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Six congressmen flew to Vietnam over the weekend for a 10-day trip to discuss still-unsettled issues from the Vietnam war, which killed some 57,000 US troops. The delegation includes Rep. G. V. Montgomery (D) of Mississippi, chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee.
The trip will cover such items as the long-term effects of Agent Orange (the herbicide used during the Vietnam war); the release of children fathered by American servicemen; and the continuing efforts to locate US soldiers missing in action.