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 Bo Gritz - “We held the team together for as long as possible and then sent all except the most critical personnel home.”
 Bo Gritz - “The final effort came when our reconnaissance team reported contact with the POWs and their guards by radio near midnight at a pre-arranged crossing site.”
 Bo Gritz - “The fact is that the Vietnamese held Americans after 1973.”
 Bo Gritz - “The fact is that Americans were sent to Russia that have not been returned.”
 Bo Gritz - “Still I was concerned that politics would get between us and our POWs.”
 Bo Gritz - “I went to Ft Bragg and learned that Delta was indeed gearing up for the rescue. Still I was concerned the Reagan staff would not be willing to take the risk of sending an official military force into Laos.”
 Bo Gritz - “I went overseas hoping to prove that all our POWs were home. I came back convinced that they were still alive.”
 Bo Gritz - “I state for the record that I have never sought funds from any POW family, nor led them to believe in any way that we were going on a mission to rescue their specific missing loved one.”
 Bo Gritz - “I believe that presidents up through and including George Bush have known that Americans were left alive and in violation of law, these high officials and certain of their appointed subordinates have continued and perpetrated a cover up of this reality.”
 Ellen Gritz - “Now that we know that smoking produces detrimental effects on treatment outcomes, it makes sense that this is a contributing factor that could affect the success of a clinical trial.”
 Shirley Gritz - “He spoke directly to people and never batted his eye. You were the only one that he was focusing on.”
 Ellen Gritz - “About 15 to 20 of patients have emotional or psychological needs that have not been adequately dealt with. We have been so focused on disease treatment that those important elements have traditionally been given lower priority.”
 Bo Gritz - “I believe certain members of the U.S. Congress have aided in the oppression and diversion of critical information that could have revealed a fullness of truth long ago.”
 Bo Gritz - “During the mission, Walter Jones, a team member was given a package containing bone fragments by a Lao. The source said they were from a crash site. He presented photographs showing himself in company with others digging around obvious aircraft debris.”
 Ellen Gritz - “This demonstrates that the diagnosis of cancer is a wake-up call to many patients, one which demands our support if we want to provide the best outcomes possible.”
 Ellen Gritz - “Tobacco use after cancer diagnosis has now become the elephant in the room, a huge issue in oncology that many in the field are ignoring.”
 Shirley Gritz - “My husband showed them that they had to show courage. I don't know to this day how he managed to get through that camp, especially to have to get up on those machines.”
 Shirley Gritz - “As he was doing it, he was saying maybe these are some of my ancestors and my people here. It really was something for him.”