SIGHTING OF TWO GROUPS OF U.S. PRISONERS OF WAR IN KIEN THANH DISTRICT, KIEN GI

Created: 3/21/1973

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OF TVO GROUPS. PRISONERS OF VAR IN KIEN

.DISTRICT, KIEN GIAKG PROVINCE, SOUTH VIETNAM

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MY LAM VILLAGE, KIEN THANH DISTRICT, KIEN OIAN3AV

. PRISONERS OF.VAR (POV) AT THE APPROXIMATE LOCATIONJ,

EAR: THE CULF.. FOUR OF THEERE CAUCASIAN

AND WORE BLACk UNIFORMS, THE FIFTHFCRO'VHOBLUE

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1 UNIFORM. THE PRISONERS VUtE--IN THE CUSTOOY OF Ap.OUIOLDIERS;'.

VKO WORE BLACK UNIFORMS ANO WERE-EQUIPPLO VITHIFLES,"

0 ROCKET LAUNCHERS,ADIO AND TVO CAMERAS. THE UNIT V

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VAS MOVING AWAYTHE DIRECTION OF BA THE MOUNTAIN IN HUE"

duc district, an ciang*oward THE xieh lanl'EK thanhN the nightEBRUARY the unit crossed routeND proceeded to the coast to beet boats and travel "to an UNKNOWN destination.

on 3 Y lam village, hi en THANH

district, said he saw. POV s, all caucasians, dressed in black uniforms", two of theere armed4 pistols. the men vereorth vietnamese armycnva) uniten equipped vithm mortars,m mortars,H recoilless0 rockets and ax-A7he entire group arrived ATtIYLAM villagearch and -stayed in the village for three days.- during those three'days they conducted tvo.propaganda sessions for -the local inhabitants. during these sessions, the fob's spoke to the inhabitantsn and:said they vould be releaseo_soon^to'villagers, THE prisoners WERE being movedcambodia vhere they vould be released in .exchange for about .

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"'the following ig the joint casualty resolution-center cjcrc) evaluation of the REPORTt jcrc

INFORMATION HAS INDICATED THE -PRESENCE OF FOUR TO. POUS IH THE DELTA REGION FOR SEVERAL YEARS. THREE CAUCASIAN AND ONE NEGRO POV HAVE BEEN FREQUENTLY REPORTED IN THE SEVEN MOUNTAINSNFREQUENT SIGHTINGS OF, SMALL GROUPS. PERSONNEL. HAVE COME FROMINH FOREST AREA AND THE CENTRAL PORTION OF THE DFLTA, NEAR" CHUONG THINH.'NONE OF THE INDIVIDUALS ON THE PROVISIONAL REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT <PRG) RELEASE LIST APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN HELD IN THE SOUTHERN DELTA AND THOSE KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN CAPTURED IN THAT AREA ARE REPORTED TO HAVE DIED IN CAPTIVITY* LACK OF INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION PRECLUDES FURTHER IDENTIFICATION. HOWEVER, BASED ON JCRC HOLDINGS AND LACK OF RETURNEES WHO CAN BE ASSOCIATED VITH WTIVITY IN THE DELTA* REGION, THIS INFORMATION APPEARS HIGHLY A. .FIELD DI5SEH: EMBASSY JCRC AT SAIGON: ENERAL AT CAN THOl SENT TO CIKCPAC CEXCLUSIVE FOR CINCPAC AND POLAD ONLY! JCRC

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