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Film's Vietnam vet find after 44 years false: US

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A man who claimed in a widely publicised documentary to be an American soldier, missing since his helicopter was shot down during the Vietnam War, is actually Vietnamese, the US said Thursday. 

American soldiers are evacuated by helicopter in Vietnam in 1965. A man who claimed in a widely publicised documentary to be an American soldier, missing since his helicopter was shot down during the Vietnam War, is actually Vietnamese, the US said.

"Unclaimed", directed by Michael Jorgensen, which has generated an explosion of interest since its premiere this week, purports to have discovered US serviceman John H. Robertson -- alive, well and living in the communist nation.

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