VISIT OF TWO AMERICAN POW'S TO THE VIET CONG AN GIANG PROVINCE HOSPITAL

Created: 9/17/1971

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I. INHILVO UNIDENTIFIED AMERICAN PrtlSONERS Of war <POtO,D BY7 CONG (vc) CADRES, AY

at ike veospital, which vas locatedave oxnuc village, tin*istrict,

CHAU doc PROVINCE, SOUTH ViSIA'iV . fl^fe ': VC fir' HC PROVINCE INCLUDES ALMOST ALLn CHAU DOC PROVINCE AND ONEOF GVX AN GIAKG PROVINCE.) BAY MAN H, THE HOSPITAL CHIEF. said theWEitE brought TO TiiE HOSPITALISIT WITH THEst*fF. ThZ two POK's AND THE THREE vc ARRIVED at tub HOSPITAL ADCJT* oxe DAY AND DEPARTED ABOUT theke the

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CJESTiONEDEPTH hBOoT WHY THE POK'S VISITED TUP UCSriIAL

THAT THEf ? was no PLAliCED PRO-

GiAK OF ACTIVITIES FOR the POW's WHILE THEY VERE ATOSPITAL;

tkey DID not TAKE PART in ANY FORMAL MEETINGS CR PROPAGANDA ses- .

SIGNS, and NO POLITICAL OH WAR-RELATED SUBJECTS WERE BROUGHT UP OR

DISCUSSED kITH OBSERVE OR HEAR THAT THEY RECEIVED

ANY KHPICAL TREATMENT WHILE THEY were AT THE HOSPITAL.)

2. WHILETHE POW'S HAD COMPLETE FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT AMD .

MOVED AROUND SEPARATELY FROM THE THREE VC. THE POW'S TOOK PRIVATE 4

BAi HS and SHAVED AT THE WELL LOCATED AWAY FROM THE HOSPITAL AREA. THEY SPENTE SOCIALIZING WITH THE HOSPITAL NURSES ANDFF, PARTICULARLY THE FEttALESf THEY ALSO VOLUNTARILY HELPED THE COOKS. CARRY WATER FROM THEO THE COOKING AREA. AT NIGHT THEY" SLEP7 IN TKE HOSPITAL CAVE ALONG WITH TKE HOSPITAL DOCTORS. TKE PATIENTS VKO WERE ALSO IN TKE CAVE SAW IKEUT THERE WAS NO COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THEM. ALTHOUGH THE THREE VC SSCCfiTS WERE ARMED WITH PISTOLS, THEY in no WAY RESTRAINED THE POW'S.

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ii! fact, UtiEK they left the HOSPITAL area, the THnEt VC LED THE

l'av. C'l ofes ik THE GROUP of STAFF PERSONNEL WHO HAD catheadeec5 leave asked the pow's where TtlEY here going. one answered tkav THEY VERE GOING to VISIT ANOTHER PLACE (NOT

3. Ql'e OF the pow'Sut j2 YEARS old,0 meters" tall AND WEIGHED ABOUT i-qgrahs; he HAD A HEAVY BUILD, VERY< ROSY COMPLEX ton, long blond HAIR, LARGE BLUE eyes, LOBS

face 'AMD WAS CLEAK SHAVER. he spoke VIETNAhESE fluently and -said THfti he HAD KNOWN SOKE vietnamese before his capture but had learned host Orfterwards. he SAID HE HADowONG tike. HElack pajamas axd RUBBER sandals AND CARRIED A plastic BAG FOR CLOTHINGAFETY RAZOR. he was very jovial AND outgoing, AND constantly JOKED WITH the females regarding their marital status.

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|vas able to walk to THE well WITH THE pow'S AXDRIVATE con versation' KITH TjIEH. gg^SYLU them IF they halted to ESCAPE and SAIDGO vith then if they AGREED. ihe JOVIAL

how said that it was too dangerous and they would not do it. if

they tried to escape aud vere caught, he sam, tiiey would be xillzc.

did not know whether he has jokisg or not when he added.

thai thet would waitkey sah an air craft abd would thek take off tkti-d vavso attract attention.)

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tall phs0 a'.outilogranf* hean

ondlue eyes, warro"a'l>

A lo'jg gau'lT FACE All WAS gleam sh*.ven. HEd sot JOKE as the other pov did. HE ALSp vore black PAJA3AS amd sandals, and said thatBEow forong tire* " - i -

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