SIGHTING OF TWO AMERICAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN STUNG TRENG PROVINCE, CAMBO DIA

Created: 5/4/1972

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t. ARLY rWYSOMERS OF KM? (POV'S)

VERE SIGHTED NEAR THE TON LE SAN RIVER AT APPROXIMATELYU7 TWO KILQKEtERS NORTHEAST OF STUNG TREHG CITY, STUWGPROVINCE, CAMBODIA. THEY VERE BEING ESCORTEDHREE ARMED VIET CONG <VC)O VERE HEADING IH TKE TJTRECTI OH OFHEY-STOPPEDESTIVER-BANK,ggg^gfff^ QUESTIONED THE ESCORTS CONCERNING THE PON'S CAPTURE. HE LEARNED THAT THEY HAD BEEN CAPTURED ABOUT SEVEN DAYS PREVIOUSLY AND HAD BEEN TRAVELING FOR FIVE DAYS ON THEIR VAY TO NORTH VIETNAM. NEITHER OF THE ft VAS VOUNOED AID THEY APPEARED TO BE IN GOOD HEALTH,OMEWHAT TIRED. THEY VERE HOT HANDCUFFED OR BLINDFOLDED. THE TVO PRISONERS VERE DESCRIBED AS FOLLOVSl

FIRST PRISONER. ARMY <NCO), ABOUT EARS OLD, HEIGHT ABOUT BOUTRILOS, HEAVYHALL TATTOO

OS ONE ARM. gPjft VAS HOT SURE VHICK ARM HAD THE TATTOO. THE PRISONER VAS DfcESSED IN GREEN FATIGUES AND COMSAT BOOTS.

SECOND PRISONEREWSMAN,EIGHTIERS, VEBHT ABOUTRILOS,3UILD HAD A HIGH FOREHEAD, ID.NCI ASKSERVICE HE REPRESENTED. THE Ffl ISOSER VAS DRESSES INSHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT, CIVILIAN SLACKS AND CIVILIAN SHOES.

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UNitGLE TO IDENTIFY EITHER OF THE PRISONERS IN THE "PHOTOGRAPHS

OF MISSING AKD CAPTIRED PERSOHNEL INUBLISHED BY THE

Xl.'ir PER50BKEL RECOVERY CENTER (JPRC). THIS REPORT VAS

SUBMITTED TO THE JPRC, VHICH HAS PROVIDED THE FOLLOW ING

COICE ST S: "IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOURCE SAV THE INDIVIDUALS

INSCRIBED. . ARMY HELICOPTER CRASHED ATa9 ON

20 VITH SEVEN PERSONNEL ON BOARD FOUR OF THESE PERSONNEL

POV, AMD TKE STATUS OF THEit EE IS IN DOUBT.")

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