SIGHTING OF U.S. PRISONER OF WAR, QUANG BINH PROVINCE, NORTH VIETNAM (W ITH CO

Created: 6/13/1972

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FOR:

General Donald V. Bennett, USA

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Defense Intelligence Agency

. POW in Quang Binh Province, Norlh Vietnam.

We arc forwarding the attached report through tlus channel because it mayhange of ototus for an MIA. The report lias been given limited dissemination in the Hold and no Washingiot distribution other than that listed below;'however, there are no Inherent restrictions oa the report and further dissemination may bo at tho discretion of the service concerned.

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cc: Admiral Kpes

Admiral Rcctanus Admiral Whit mire Admiral Murphylies Colonel Allen olonel QuiUianV Captain Harris Mr. Ncgropoufe Mr. Sioverts

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MEMORANDUM

SUBJKCT: Sighting. Prisoner of War, Quang Jlinh Province, Norlh Viclnam

li At0 hours onbar women were observed carrying an Americantretcher in the vicinity ofn Vinh Liidi District, Quang liinh Province, North Vietnam, apparently jn tho direction of an umbulanco parked nearby. According lo tho women, tho Amor lean. pilot who had bailed out of his aircrafts captured in the jungle west of'Vinli JL.inh District on the morningpril. One of the women said heaptain, and that he had been wounded by shrapnel from Iho artillcryj shell which hit his aircraft, but It waslesh wound which would heal In two or three weeks.

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lie had beenid treatment iriiinodiatcly after hin capture. ObservediuUncc of altout olio meter, the pilot wmray flight Mill and appeared to be* aboutnches tall,rears old, with brown'corlyndcomplcHioil. Ilia weight could not be estimated, but the women complained that he was heavy to carry. No rank or insignia was visible.

When shown pictured provided byPersonnel Recovery Center (JPRC) of pilots missing in action

In earlythai the prisoner most resembled

First Lieutenant Bruce C. Walker,ut thewas darker. According to JPRC, however, | wasWalker was missing In action. The closest correlationisy F. Potts,la lasted ni lining

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opril,nd Regiment ofthArmy (NVA) Division was camped near tho Kul Thlpointn Quang Binhfor rest beforeinfiltration into South Vietnam! Onpril, the Regimentend traveled by truck tolong, whereeing constructed west-southwest,lantation,south parallel lo. An ambulance was parked attho troops left the trucks lo travel by foot, apparently waitingwomen to bring. prisoner.

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