SIGHTING OF AN AUSTRALIAN AND AN AMERICAN PRISONER UNDER VIET CONG ESCOR T IN S

Created: 12/12/1972

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CAMBODIA/SOOTH VIETNAM LATE FEBRUARY AND8

SIGHTING Of AN AUSTRALIAN AND AN AMERICAN PRISONER UNDER VIET CONG ESCORT IN SVAY RIENG PROVINCE, CAMBODIA

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IN LATE FEBRUARY8 HBHl AUCASIAN WESSED IN CIVILIAN CLOTHESEGRQREEN UNIFORM

KING ESCORTED BY TWO ARMED VIET CONG CVC) GUARDS IN THE BA THU

5 AREA OF SOC NOC DISTRICT. SVAY RIENC PROVINCE, CAMBODIA. THE

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PRISONER WAS ABOUT 0 METERS TALL AND WEIGHED

Ml KILOGRAMS. HE HAD CROWN HAIR UDDY COMPLEXION! HE WAS

ONG-SLEEVED WHITETRIPED TIE AND WAS BAREFOOTED.

THF NEGRO PRISONER WAS ABOUT 0 METERS TALL AND WEIGHED ABOUT nn

KILOGRAMS. ONE OF TH* VC GUARDS,ON J(4J

CITY 6TH PRECINCT SPECIAL ACTION UNIT, TOLD WkM THAT THE

CAUCASIAN PRISONER WAS AN AUSTRALIAN CAPTAINILOT WHO HAP

EEEN CAPTUREO ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE8 LUNAR NEW YEAR WHILE

HE WAS DRIVING IN HIS CAR WITH HIS VIETNAMESE WIFE AND SON IH

'S GTH PRECINCT NEAR THE BINH TIEN BRIDGE. SHrwFP WM

A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE AUSTRALIAN'S WIFE AND SON. THE VC GUARDS

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TJJF*ITIFlED THE NEGRO PRISONER AS AN AMERICAN. BUT DID NOT KNOW

E HAD BEEN CAPTIRED. N THE SAME AREA AGAIN IN

ND THEN LEARNED THAT THF TWO PRISONERS HE HAD SEEN IN

FEFRUARY HAD BEEN SENT TO EITHER PHUOC LONG OR TAY Nl NH PROVINCE ,

SOUTH VIETNAM.

. 'iWkW COMMENT I AS SHOWN THE JOINT ON DEL RECOVERY CENTER /JPRC/ ALFIIM OF MISSING AHD CAPTURFP PERSONNEL IN

XUTHEAST ASIA BUT WAS UNARLE TO IDENTIFY ANY OF THE AFTER

CHECKING WkmW INFORMATION AGAINST THEIR RECORDS JPRC COMMENTED

THAT THE TWO PRISONERS DESCRIBED ARE POSSIBLY

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WERE TAKEN CAPTIVE BY THE VC /NORTH(NVA)EBRUARYGOTh MOVED TO CAMBODIA. ACCORDING TO JPRC, SINCE BEEN RELEASED FROM CAPTIVITY AND IN HIS DEBRIEFING HE HAD BEEN TRAVELING WITH MrVrsVLv 4C

RRESENTLY LISTED BY JPRCAPTIVE OF THS.

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