FOUR U.S. PRISONERS OF WAR AT INTERNMENT CAMP IN NORTHWEST SOUTH VIETNAM

Created: 6/16/1972

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FROM SEPTEMBER8 THROUGH9

TREATED OR EXAMINED. PRISONERS OF VAR (POWS)AMP/jN.NORTHWEST "SOUTH VIETNAM. THE FOUR POVS WERE MOVED TO HANOI, NORTH VIETNAM, IN

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L ATE II9SJ. ARRANT OFFICER <FNU> SHORTERROKEN ARM WKEN'-HIS HELICOPTER WAS SHOT DOWN. All WHY ENLISJEDP, SUFFERED FROM MALARIA. RMY INFANTRY SERGEANT', NAME UNKNOWN,'

had Seen wounded by mortar fragments, an army infantry second

L IEUTENANT, NAME NOT KNOWN, REQUIRED NO MEDICAL TREATMENT. END SUMMARY.

WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR VISITING AND TREATING SICKU.S. PRISONERS OF WAR INTERNED AT THEOCATED IN NORTHWEST SOUTH VIETNAM, FROM5 TC MARCH MEDICAL SERVICES

TO THE FOLLOWING. PRISONERS OF WAR DURING THIS PERIODl '

A, . ARMY WARRANT OFFICER, CFHU) SHORTER,PILOT WHOROKEN ARM WHEN HISAS SHOT DOWN. | | :. NOT KNOW WHERE OR WHENWAS SHOT DOWN BUT SURMISED THAT ITHEN SHORTER WAS TREATED BYGAVE THE

FOLLOWING PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF SHORTER,

T HAIR I LIGHT BLONDE, MODERATE LENGTH EYESl DID NOT REMEMBER

HEIGHT: APPROXIMATELY FIVE FEET SIX INCHES i WEIGHT I OUNDS I BUILDi STOCKY

; AGE:

RACE I CAUCASIAN * PPEARANCE I SMOOTH SHAVEN FACE WITH SQUARE JAW-

LIKE| NO DISTIH3UISHABLE MARKS, FOR BROKEN ARM

B COULD NOT BE CERTAIN OF THE EXACT MONTH WHEN HE TREATED THE POWS BROKEN ARM BUT THOUGHT THAT IT WAS LATECI9UY OCTOBER. THE COMMANDERHE POW CAMP, JJJUBBB TOLD MH THE POWS NAME, WHICH PHONETICALLY

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LIKEHATlJ^SPOXE GOOD ENGLISH AND WAS ABLE TO CONVERSE WITH THE POWS IN ENGLISH. (FIELDBM SPEAKS SOrE EMiLISM AtC SPELLED THE POWS NAME PHONETICALLY AS HE REMEMBERED ITS PRONUNCIATION BY

B. . ARMY INFANTRY ENLISTED RAN <FNU) HO MAS NOT WOUNDED WHEN EXAMINED BY^j ALARIA ATTACK. P IN MARCHDID NOT KNOW VHERE OR VHEN GZIP WAS SHOT '

THAT HE SAW THE POWS NAME WRITTEN DOWN IN THE POV CAMP'S LOG. OXD NOT REMEMBER WHETHER THE LAST LETTER OF. THE NAME "ORl AID THAT THE FIRST LETTER OF THE POWS

[GAVE THE FOLLOWING

NAME WAS PRONOUNCPARD" DESCRIPTION OF QZlPl

HAIR:_ LIGHT BROWN

EYES: DID NOT REMEMBER

HEIGHT I OVER SIX FEET TALL

WEIGHT! OUNDS

BUILDl STOCKY, BUT NOT FAT| LOOKED STRONG

AGEI S

RACE: CAUCASIAN

GENERAL" APPEARANCE I LOOKED FAIRLY HEALTHY AND . ARHY INFANTRY SECOND LIEUTENANT, NAMEWAS INTRODUCEDIM EITKER ftEPUaPYRCH

UtXDJP^THAT the POV VAS A MEMBER CE THEY'S -INTELLECTUAL UNIT" (DON VI TRI. INFANTRY DIVISION COMPOSED ONLY OF COLLEGE GRADUATES WHO HAD BEEN INDUCTED FXLOWING GRADUATION FROM COLLEGE, g ID THAT HE DID NOT KNOW WHERE OR WHEN THE POV VAS CAPTURED. THE POV WAS NOT WOUNDED AND REQUIRED NO MEDICAL TREATMENT AT THE TIME

HAS INTRODUCED TOTHE POLL OVI NO

HE POVt

iGHT1 BROVNV'COhBED STRAIGHT ACROSS THE SKXL WITH NO APPARENT PART IN THE HAIR

EYES! WORE VERY THICK GLASSES; DID NOT KNOW COLOR Of EYES

HEIGHT t APPROXIMATELY FIVE FEET TEN INCHES TALL WEIGHT I OUNDS

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BUILD t AVERAGE

AGEl S, APPROXIMATELY TWENTY-SIX YEARS OLD GENERAL APPEARANCE! APPEARED TO BE QUITE HEALTHY RACE I CAUCASIAN D. . ARMY INFANTRY SERGEANT (HAAME UNKNOWN, WHO WAS WOUNDED BY MORTAR FRAGMENTS AND WAS OPERATED N EITHER SEPTEMBER OR (FIELD COMMENT I" THERE IS SOME DISCREPANCY IN THIS TIME PERIOD BECAUSE f REATMENT OF. POV'S OCCURRED BETWEEN SEPTEMBERB AND HARCH 9 .)SfilD THE POW HAD BEEN WOUNDED IN THE SHOULDER SHORTLY BEFORE HE OPERATED ON HIM. r| : NOT KNOW WHERE OR WHEN THE POW WAS CAPTURED HE GAVE THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION OF THE POWl

HAIR 1 CLOSELY CROPPED, CURLY, BLACK HEIGHT! OVER SIX FEET TALL WEIGHT! OUNDS BUILD1 AVERAGE

AGE! APPROXIMATELY THIRTY YEARS OLD

GENERAL APPEARANCE: POW-ERY^BLACK-SKINNED NEGRO

WHO VAS IN APPARENTLY GOOD HEALTH

WOUND

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DESCRIBED ABOVE HAD BEEN SENT f0 HANOI, NORTH VIETNAM, "ON AN .

UNSPECIFIED

3. (FIELD COMMENT! THE PHYSICAL DESCRIPTIONS CITEDBASED ONIMATES OF KlIGKT, WEIGHT, BUILD AND

AGE. POW'S. TATED

HIS OWN HEIGHT, WEIGHT. BUILD AND AGE TO PROVIDElfflfy 1TH COMPARATIVE FIGURES.)

(MELD COMMENT! THE ABOVE REPORT VAS SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT PERSONNEL RECOVERY CENTER (JPRO, WHICH HAS PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS! /WITH REGARD TO/ OUR RECORDS INDICATE THAT WARRANT OFFICER WAS CAPTURED ON7 ATHEN THE HELICOPTER .E VAS PILOTING WAS DOWNED BY ENEMY SMALL ARMS FIRE. THE PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION HATCHES, INCLUDING THE FACIAL SHAPE. THE BIG DISCREPANCY IS THE TIME FRAME. IT IS CONCEIVABLE THAT HIS ARM WAS BROKEN BY AN ACCIDENT WHILE IN CAPTIVITY. /WITH REGARD TO PARAGRAPH/ THE ARMY ENLISTED MAN DESCRIPTION COMPARES TO THAT OF, AN EX-ARMYT EDHO WAS UNEMPLOYED AT TIME OFRZYB WAS LIVING IN PLEIKU ILLEGALLY WHEN CAPTUREDECEMBER /WITH REGARD TO/ WITHOUT DATA ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF CAPTURE ON THIS INDIVIDUAL, CORRELATION IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE. EVEN ASSUMING THAT CAPTURE TOOK PLACE IN THE MR II AREA, THERE IS NO REAL TIME FRAME TO AID IN PINNING HIM DOWN, /WITH REGARD TO PARAGRAPH a/ THE DATA APPEAR TO FIT PFC COY R. TINSLEY. PFC TINSLEY WAS RELEASED IN NOVEMBERND IT IS KNOWN THAT HE VAS WOUNDED IN THE LEFT SHOULDER WHEN HE VAS CAPTURED AND THAT HE WAS TREATEDC/NVA HOSPITAL. HE WAS CAPTUREDARCH

5. FIELD! EMBASSY USMACV 7TH AIR FORCE USARVTH MI GP lRlSTFAS OSI AT SAIGONi SENTCPAC PACFLT _ ACAF ARPAC VIENTIANE

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