SIGHTING OF AN U.S. PRISONER OF WAR IN HUU QUAN VILLAGE, THUY NGUYEN DIS TRICT,

Created: 1/1/1972

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illager* cap* to saa the American. I and tha spectator* war* told by tha captors that tha American hadona mllltlaMn la Kuu Quan Village who was seriously wnunded and tha lasrleanaa tan up by ether sdlttlenen. Hla plana was that dam about Wo kllone tors away where tie was held. 'Tha Aasrtcan waalaid grade ofricar because hla parecnute wrfacolored.

At about UiOO lira In August or' was In his hora in Tan Duong Village, ona kllceajtor away from Huu Quan Village, suddenly ha haard of alrstrlkes and boding and tha Antl-Aircraft in Kuu Quan Village opened fired. In about an hoar0 hra, peep be In tha village rushed Inaee tbe captive pilot. 1 foil cared thou. At the *ttea of sighting, saw two out of eight Anti-aircraft* ofware daiiagad anda the uitl-aircraft company In* Huu Quan Village ware killed. Local villagers attnapted to beat the ilot standIn* In tbe roxhols of tha political officer of tha antl-aircraft ioepany In Huu Quan Village but theyexplained by North Vletnanean Army soldlore that tha American pilot was very important to the Government of *orth At0 hrS, ona Soviet ran with camera and tvo Korth Vietnamese aeldlere armedifleoviet nude vehicle from Haiphonf* "'to take pictures and pick up the American The Soviet eaneranan spoVe fluently Vletn&nese.

Tha American nore blue panta, uhlte shirt spotted with blood stairs. He had no shoes. He was covered with aand, dirt, lie xaa aboutaaff old,atters tell, fO klloe in welrht. He. was ruddy

I. Ita. wis not tiednd wounded in hi* Mad. Hla expression

towards lookers leal hostile. Hla Ksuaer pistol was taken by local

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