SIGHTING OF A U.S. PRISONER OF WAR IN TAY NINH PROVINCE, SOUTH VIETNAM (PUBD IS

Created: 1/1/1973

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su8ject sighting. prisoner or kar inh province, south vietnam

. PRISONER Of WAR (PON) ESCORTED BY THREE ARMED VIETGUARDS, RcSTlKCOAD NEARNORTH Of BAAND VERY CLOSE TO THE SUOI KY STREAK, PHUTAY NINK PROVINCE. SOUTH VIETNAM. ONE OF THETHE POW BELOVEDNITED STATES ARMY ARKORGD

IMI1 THAT WAS CAMPEO AT THE TRA PHJ FORK, PROVINCE HIGHWAYKHUONG DISTRICT. THE VC HAD ATTACKED THIS UNIT THE AND THE PRISONER'S TANK HAD BEEN HIT. ALL MEMBERS Of CftEM ESCAPED -

2. THE POW DID NOT APPEAR TO BE WOUNDED. HIS HANDS WERE TIED BEHIND HU BACK WITH ROPE. HE WAS BAREHEADED AND BARfcTOOTEPi AND WAS WEARING HIS OLIVE DRAB UNI FORM, THE POWEGRO AND APPEARED TO BE0 METERS TALL. THE VC BEfKfiD TO BE TAKING THE PON IN THE DIRECTION OF KIKOT DISTRICT.. (KwSfJJcONKENTl THE "JOINT CASUALTY RESOLUTION CENTER '

(JCRC) EVALUATED THE REPORT AS FOLLOWS

REPORT DOES NOT READILY CORRELATE WITH INFORMATION IN JCRC FILES, JCRC RECORDS DO NOT REFLECT ANY GROUND INCIDENTS OCCURRING DURING9 IN THE XT GRID WHICH COMPRISES PHU KHUONG DISTRICT. TAY NJNH PROVINCE. EARCH OF *IL GROUND

INCIDENTS THAT OCCURREDTHE XT GRID REVEALS THO INCIDENTS WHICH MAY CORRELATE WITH THE DESCRIBED INCIDENT.

4 ROBERTJCRC

ACC, NO.AS SEEN WORKINGUNNERANK WHEN THE TANK RECEIVED PRG AND AUTOMATIC WEAPON FIRE. A SEARCH Of THE AREA,HE NEXT DAY DID NOT DETERMINE HUNT'S WHEREABOUTS, ALTHOUGH THE BODIES OF TwO OTHER CREWMEN WERE RECOVERED*. LATER INTERROGATION REPORTS INDICATED HUNT WAS WOUNDED, HUNT IS CARRIED IN THE STATUS Of MlSSlNG-lN-ACTlON.

30 PFCOHNS (JCRC

ACC. NO; RlSfl WAS KCRK1N&RaCK. COLANDERN *PCIRE CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO BE ABANDONED ATft, JOHNS WAS LAST SEEN JUMPING FROM THE VEHJCLE. ESCUE TEAM RESCUED THE ASSISTANT GUNNER FROM INSIDE THE APCi BUT COULDO JOHNS, -PFC- JOHNS IS CARRIEDTXTUS OF CAPTURED BASED ON LATER

J^CJdISSEKi DEFENSE ATTACHE FOR JCRC REPRESENTATIVE IN SAIGONI SENT TO ClNCPAC (FOR CINCPAC AND POLAD ONLY)ND VIENTIANE (FOR JCRC REPRESENTATIVE ONLY),

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