SIX AMERICAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN VIET CONG MILITARY REGION 3

Created: 12/6/1971

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SUBJECT: Six American Prisoners of war In Viet Cong Military Region 3

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ofla American prisoners of warbeing heldrison camp located within the VUt Cong} Rear Services Section headquarter* at TwoPOWe arehree are captalne (two of whom arelrat aergcant. The six were captured In theU Minh Forcet

but tho date* of their capture are unknown; all are believed to have been detained for several year*.

American POWe are treated better than theThsy are keptingle four-meter squareearthen walls, and are separated from the other prisoners. always chained and are guarded by one platoon of North(NVA) troops.

Comment: One VC cadre who claimed to have seen the Americans described them as being in good health.

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security and defenses at the site are extensive. atast of the Installation, Is manned byC

guerrillas, but there are no mine "ft elds or booby traps on

The unit Is armed with rifles andmm antl-alrcraft machine .

gun. an company of theini, local force battalion la located nearhese men are armed with AKifles andmm antl-alrcraft machine guns. The unit can be reinforced byell-armed NVA troops Immediately.

attalion, located nearecurity for theear Service*he areasnorth, south and west are protected bymmguns and have fortified trenches and foxholes. The Inland aid*

I* also protected by extensive minefields0 meters away, It I* referred to a* the "forbidden tone" by the NVA troop*.

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