AN AMERICAN POW WHO ALLEGEDLY WORKED FOR THE VC IN QUANG DA SPECIAL ZONE

Created: 3/1/1971

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Intelligence Information Report

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: Thood prisoner or warwerl issa in this report may be Identical to th* PC* reported inl of "

2. 5 andhe Viet cone (VC> fo'ces captured an Americaa Military enlisted aan at a locationoilometers northwest of Dananf City, South Vietnam.

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had hoard thnt the Americanarine. TM American

appeared to be aboutt, vas a light orown hur." na described loM^ tallui onc_ or heavier bull'd than the average Ameiiu.in. concept of the height of an average Auorlcanbout At the tine or hie capture, the Ai*erlcin could ppral. andair amount oi fluency. Ho said his fatherechanic, but mentioned living nnly with his mother and bis wife prior to loining tba Military service,i notstill Jived with hi* family.

ii> Booths after the American was captured, theId Quang Da Special Zone Z) decided to send him

to Horth Vietnam. (NVN) so that he could be repatriated to. to do propaganda work for the National Front lor tho Liberation of South Vietnam (NFLSV). This decision aas made because Ibe American badympathetic sort cooperative attitude toward the cause of the NPLSV. However, the prisoner insisted that he be allowed to remain inn order to do son*thine worthwhile help tne KFLSV. Tho VC authorities agreed tothe American remain in WDSZ, Andesult he was employed ustranslator la'">tinf. Suction. Illsas to translate documentsr>cte Intended for distribution forces from Viel tan <ss ii lonlloqulal rc QDS7 Irclwlei FVnang flty and Government of Vietnamuanc Hsa Province. lt-ew Cjm Son District and titc Gouthern portion ol Due Duericl.)

the timeed for the .Militaryin QDSZ, he wasertain amount of freedom and

"was provided araed escorts for his protection, lie was allowed, to travel with armed. escorts fro-oastal delta area to the Que Son mountains. The priuonorot appear to be amcd'andwas not allowed to goitiry ?jK.-rationstho VC forces.

Americanh Solitary7o wnj o HVJj. it was intended

that-ht be repatriated^sMh-aiTUospiblc afterin NVK, but none o the VC cadresslfaer actually been

Information prcflded bo rflarloto the circirastances mr-roundi op the

mWBgBK^SBBB-^mmWK Nun;-rou& VC anti-Aaerican propsnranda

^TeaTTcls have been fouiii bearing his. signature, and there sightingsauumslon matchlngJJfJfJJJ . was aiding_theioweTcr^^oT-ci^idoes not fitnot married,

reported in SouthsTer^^hs of course possible the PCK described Dyfjp><- not tay.cn to HVfi after be let! areaowleageabl11ty. )

ield Dieses; Stat* OSUAC" DSAID COHDS Dir/JUSPAO <Ur. Nickel only) 7th Air Force USAVTOBVth III CP CINCPAC PACFLT PACAF ARPAC

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