REPORT OF A U.S. PRISONER OF WAR AT VIET CONG PRISON CAMP IN DAM DOI DIS TRICT,

Created: 11/9/1971

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memorandum

subject: report. prisonert viol (jong prieon camp in dam doj district, an xuyen province

j'jiaa men capturedowers, senior

igvwor, Ana staff sergeant arroyo, loom medic. (according lo the joint personnel rorowry centerergeant arroyo is identicalff sergeant atroyo-bacz.> two other members of the team are believe to have been killed during the attack.

the day followiDg their capture. lieutenant bowers wastheplors because of injuries he received duiing the attack anai,dbe lriod to escape. sergeantloorfoot and sampan, to kien'ctang

rison ca.nj.atn dam doi districtv

emained for several days.taken

J. At Dam Doip Sergeant Arroyo wae keptfrom the ARVN prisoners, of which theren, five officers anil two noncommissioned officer-. There were never moreotal of eight prisoners in Ihs camp at one time. The guard force numbered RVN prisoners were not physically abused or mistreated, but Ihcy wcro interrogated dally during the first mo.nh. Afterwardsw<iro interrogated aboutear, apparently for harassment; these interrogations lasted approxtniati-ly two hours each. The prison routinevaried. The prisoners arose0 hours aid were fed aof rice. salt, and occasionally fish0 hours. They were not given lunch, but were permitted to rest00 hours. Supper, consisting of rice, salt, and fish was served0 The prisoner* were chained by the ankle0 hours. During the day they repaired huts, bunkers, and bridges, and helped on woodchopping and fishing details.

Air and ground operations were conducted near the camp between9 andut its location rtiffined undetected- The location of theas nt,with the escape ofRVNCTbehevcs the VC will move the camp to another site.

Inhe camp guard force numbered more thanen. herey eight. The camp chief was believed to fccKarn!Den, who had arrived in camp about one week priorscape. The political officer was Tu Lot, who had been there'wor command theunpfnjle clearing the guards quarters he noted the symbols "ASK"a'two documents but did not know what they signified.*

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