LOCATION OF THE GRAVE OF A U.S. SOLDIER IN TRI TAM DISTRICT, BINH DUONG PROVINC

Created: 9/12/1974

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SUBJECT LOCATION Of THE GRAVE Of .IU' IN TM TAH

VIET CONG IVO SWUL DETAlCWMlCH 9URJED THE BODYOLDIER APKsp GRAVE NEAR AN OXCART TRAIL IN THEf THE VAS TAK STAEA* fAR THE KlCH=LlN RUBBER PLANTATION. TRI TAK DISTRICTi BINH DUONG PROVINCE* SOUTH VIETNAM. i

AK ASSISTANT SCUAD LEADER. VC RSCONNAISSANCE PLATOON, 9TH6 INFANTRY REGIMENT.I iARY ^ THAT . SOLDIER HAD 8EEN KILLED THE PREVIOUS DAY IN AN ENGAGEMENT BEU'EEN Hi'SKAN RECONNAISSANCE PL. COMPANY ENSE FOREST AREA ABOUT 2BC METERS FROMEAR 9ASE AREA IN THE VlN TAK STREAKEAR THE MICHEL IN RUBBER PLANTATION,H DISTRICT.

2. TKE. COMPANY HAD-BOVED INTO.THE AREA eY HELICOPTER, THE ENGAGSkEKT STARTED AT ABOUT ZtZt HOURS. EW HOURS LATER HELICOPTER GUNSHJPS AND SKYfiAICAME IN TO SUPPORT .fcE ENGAGEMENT ENDED 'IN THE LATE. aME.RNOON OF.TkE SAKE DAY WHEN THE VC FORCES WITHDREW. . FORCES HAD BEEN UNABLE TC RECOVER Tkflfi CASUALTIES. AND 'ME DAY TANKS AND KQRG TROOPS HAD SEEN SENT IN TO REINFORCE . CC-.PANY. KANY TREES KERE CUT BCKN ALONG THE ROADSHICH THE TANKS ADVANCED. AND THE

AMERICANS RECOVERED. THEIR CASUALTIES. EXCEPT. FOR THE BODY LATER 3UP1ED. . FORCES HAD THEN WITHDRAWN. AKD DETAIL RETURNED TO THE AREA THE SAKE AFTERNOON. ThE SOLDIER'S fcODY HAD NOTRECOVERED BECAUSE HA HAD HIDDEN IT RENCH. HAt^J} THA T HE HADRISTHATCHhlTE FACED ON THE BODY OF THe SOLDIER. f^ pURI *L CETAIl. RETURNED TO THE AREA, THEY FOUND ONE KACH1NE GUN,UTOMATIC RIFLES AND ONE HITACHI RADIO.

THAT THE BODY. OF THE. SOLDIER HE 8URIS0 HAS

1HAT OF fc CAUC AS UNBORNKB Vfl&HEBlM ELOND HA 1ft AND WOREAMOUFLAGE UNlFORHi HE HAD 8EENTHE STOKACH BY SMALL ARKS NOTTONWILLING TO GUIDE JOINT

CASUALTY RESOLUTION CENTER (JCRC) PERSONNE'. TO THE AREA SECAUSt hi WAS AFRAIDSI8LE VC REPRISAL, BUT HE SAID HE HOUlD GOJF GIVEN Fyil.1 VAS SHOWN VOLUMES I AND IIOF WAR AKD HISSING IN ACTION IK SOUTHEAST UT VAS TO IDENTIFY THE. SOLD= HAp BU*UD.)

K Or Ktae SPcCinc iNfCfiMii.OsuSESKTNY INCIDENT CONTAINEDcrc RECORDS.")

5.lSSSM* DEFENSE AllACHE FyRRE*RSSENT AllYS IN IAIQCN1 SSNT TO CIK'CPiC tFO.ft. ClNCPACA6 AND VlENlMK: IfM JCRCVE ONLY).

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