SIGHTING OF BODIES OF FOUR U.S. HELICOPTER CREWMEN IN KOMPONG ROU DISTRI CT, SV

Created: 1/1/1973

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U,S' HELICOPTERS SHOTAMBODIA NEAR THE SOUTH VIETNAM BORDERM ANTIAIRCRAFT MACHINEGUNS Of THE VIST CONG MILITARY REGION 2Cfl flfr

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LEARNED LATER, CRASHED NEAR THE THO HELICOPTERS." FLYING WITH THREE OTHER HELICOPTERS. HAD seen STRAFING AN UNIDENTIFIED ELEMENT OF THE VC KIEN TUONG PROVINCE UNIT,-LOCATED NEARBY. ONE OF THE THREE HELICOPTERS THAT WERE NOT HIT ATTEMPTED TO RESCUE THE CREWMEN OF THE DOWNED HELICOPTERS BUT IT FAILED BECAUSE op HEAVY FIRE FROM VC GUNNERS. BOTH HELICOPTERS BURNED WHEN TKcY CRASHED.

SITE AND OBSERVED THE BODIES OF THE TWO HEN WHO HAD BEEN SHOT, BOTH WERE CAUCASUS'. ABOUTEARS OLD. 0 METERS TALL. AND WERE DRESSED In GREEn FLIGHT SUITS. ONE MAN WEIGHED ASCUTILOS ANDOUND. BLACK BIRTH MARK ON HIS RIGHT CHEEK, IGH THE OTHER WEIGHED ABOUT S3 KILOS.

WAS SHOWN THE ALBUM OF PRISONERS OFmiss1xg IN ACTICH IN SOUTHEAST AlSIA But WAS UNABLEANY OF THE

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TIM Th TWO Of THE' THAT HELlCCPTB^ WERE ALSO SHOT, AND KILLED WHEN THEY ATTEMPTED TO FLEE FROM , HEIR CRASHED AIRCR*rT. THEY WERE SHOT WITHIN TEN

Of THs HELICOPTER THAT THEIVING IN THE AR. WAS NOT.

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