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EXHIBIT 4

VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION,
OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR OF VETERANS AFFAIRS,

Washington, D.O., February 11, 1965.
Mr. JOHN J. CORCORAN,
Director, Rehabilitation Commission,
The American Legion, Washington, D.C.

DEAR MR. CORCORAN : Thank you for your letter of January 27, 1965, concerning our exchange of letters on Resolution No. 36 of the spring 1963 national executive committee, and your inquiry as to the status of the design of a second study of World War II and Korean conflict prisoners of war.

The draft of a protocol for the prisoner of war study was developed in July 1964 and the final protocol was devised as of February 1, 1965.

Since Dr. M. Dean Nefzger is not expected to return from Japan until the first of March, Dr. Gilbert W. Beebe, Division of Medical Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, has been moving this study along in the interim. n January of this year Dr. Beebe obtained cards from the military providing information on 6,000 to 7,000 Korean prisoners of war. A sample from this group is being selected for the proposed survey. The next step will be development of a deustionnaire to be used in contacting both World War II and Korean prisoners of war.

It is our understanding that the organization of the study is well underway but the actual collection of information for the questionnaire from the veterans, as yet, has not begun. Thank you for your continued interest in this study. Sincerely,

W.J. DRIVER, Administrator. Mr. DORN. Thank you, sir. The subcommittee will be adjourned, subject to the call of the Chair.

(Whereupon, at 11 a.m. the subcommittee adjourned, subject to the call of the Chair.)

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