POW CAMPS FOR ALLIED PRISONERS IN CAMBODIA SUBORDINATE TO THE CENTRAL OF FICE F

Created: 2/12/1971

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PW CAMPS FCR ALLIED PRISONERS IN CAMBODIA SUBORDINATE TO THE CENTRAL OFFICE FOR SOUTH VIETNAM--PR OBLEMS CREATED FOR THE CAMPS AND HOSPITALS IN THE AREA BY ALLIED MILITARY ACT ION

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VIETNAMESE ARMY /NVA/ SERGEANT ASSIGNED TO SERVICES

GROUP /RSO/, SUBCRDIHATE TO THE REAR SERVICES STAFF DEPARTMENT, HEADQUARTERS, SOUTHBERATION ARMYHO RALLIED TO CAMBODIAN TROOPS] EPTEMBER0 |

HE BECAME A

PROBATIONARY PARTYCEM BER D A

FULL MEMBER^ JOINED THE NVA | ^DECEMBER7

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BEGAN INFILTRATION OF SOUTH VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA^8 AND ARRIVED IM KOHPOMO CHAM PROVINCE,

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N IN^ ATTENDED THE H. 11 SAPPER- TRAINING SCHOOL ANDRADUATION VAS ASSIGNED* TOG. [

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SUMMARY* RISONER OF WAR /POW/ CAMP FOR ALLIED PRISONERS WAS LOCATED IN THE*VICINITY OF KRABAS VILLAGE. MIMOT DISTRICT. KOMPONG

CHAM PROVINCE, CAMBODIA. AS OF . PRISONERS

AMPRMY OF THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM /ARVN/ PRISONERS. WHO HAD

BEEN CAPTURED BY ELEMENTS OF. THE NORTH VIETNAMESE ARMY /NVA/ 5TH, 7TH AND 9TH DIVISIONS, WERE DETAINED IN THE CAMP. THE CAMP WAS ADMINISTERED BYTH SAPPER GROUP, WHICH HAD TWO COMPANIES AND SIX TANKST. 0. POW'S AND 70

WOUNDED NVA SOLDIERS WERE TRANSFERREDW, CAMP, NEAR KRAVIEN

MOTH REAR SERVICES GROUPG/ HANDLED THEIR TRANSFER TOTH RSG IN XRAT IE PROVINCE, WHICH WOULD TAKE CVER THEIR PASSAGE TO NORTH VIETNAM /NVN/.DURING0 THREE CAMPS FOR ALLIED PCW% WER E^RE^ VICINF KRAVIEN VILLAGEOCATION NORTH OF TH^CHHL ONQ RIVER BECAUSE OF AIR STRIKES, WHICH HAD KILLEDVA TROOPS ASSIGNED TOVA CONVALESCENT REGIMENT AND HAD KILLED AND WOUNDED STAFF MEMBERS .Cf2 HOSPITAL.. 2 HOSPITAL AND THREE OTHER HOSPITALS WERE MOVED TO NEWRISON FOR UNDISCIPLINED NVA TROOPS WAS ALSO LOCATED IN THIS GENERAL AREA. END SUMMARY.

1. A. POW CAMP FOR ALLIED PRISONERS WAS LOCATED IN THE VICINITY CF KRABAS VILLAGE, MIMOT DISTRICT, KOMPONG CHAM PROVINCE, CAMBODIA. .THIS INSTALLATION, CODED XAAS LOCATED AT

"[VISITED THIS INSTALLATION ON THREE OCCASIONS, THE LAST TIME CM0 WHEN HE OBSERVEDU. S. CLUD INGGROS.AN'DRMY OF THE REPUBLVIETNAM /ARVN/ PRISONERS IN '

DETENTION. THE U. S. PRISONERS-WERF TNFAJTIJUaiEA..uHO HAD BEEN CAPTURED

BY ELEMENTS OF THE NVA 5TH, 7TH AND 9TH DIVISIONS. THERE WERE NO WOUNDED PRISONERS IS THE POI CAMP.

p. THE PCW CAMP WAS ADMINISTERED BYTH SAPPER OROUP, WHICH WAS DEPLOYED NEAR KRABAS VILLAGE IN THE VICINITY OF H SAPPER GROUP IS ALSO KNOWN AKA, AKA SAPPER COMMAND, HEADQUARTERS, SOUTH VIETNAMESE LIBERATION ARMYENTRAL OFFICE FOR SOUTH VIETNAM TH SAPPER GROUP HAD TWO COMPANIES AND SIX TANKS ASSIGNED TO IT. /FIELD COMMENT-^JkNEW OF THESE TANKS BECAUSE ONE CF HIS DUTIES WAS TO PURCHASE GA SQL INE FCR THE TANKS./ THE TAN

HAD BEEN CAPTURED FROM U. S. FORCES AMD WERE. QPFRATEn py fSU

'PHS25BkgEEH TRAINED AT THE_VIHH PHUC TRAINING EE NTINH PHUC PROVINCE, NVN.

3. THE POW ENCLOSURE CONSISTED OF SEVEN STRUCTURES, ONE HOUSED US. PR ISCW EH S. TWORVN PRISONERS. THREE FOR THEND ONE MESS HALL. THESE BUILDERE APPROXIMATELY 3 METERS HIGH WITH ABOUTETER ,OF CONSTRUCTION UNDERGROUND AND WERE GUARDEDOUGHLYUARDS. SIX OR SEVEN OF THE GUARDS WERE DISABLED VETERANS AND THE OTHERS WERE CLASSIFIED AS BEING IN A3 PHYSICAL CONDITION, SOMETHING LESS THAN THE NORMAL STANDARD. THE POW CAMP WAS PROTECTED BY MINE AND GRENADE FIELDS WHICH ENCIRCLED IT. PRIORRISONERS WERELS PER DAY FOR FOOD. /THE OFFICIAL RATE OF EXCHANGE5 TO . THIS ALLOWANCE WAS RAISEDiaS PER DAY. TANDARD MEAL CONSISTED CF RICE, VEGETA EL ES AND FISH. THE PRISONERS RECEIVED AN ADDITIONAL RATION OF PORK OR BEEFEEK.

4' ANUARY& NIL. 7JL.WOUNDED SOLDIERS BEING TRANSFERREDOWXQCATI.ON.NEAR ROAD BRIDGE NO,ND KRAVIEN VILLAGE, MIHOT DISTRICT, KOMPONG CHAM PROVINCE. H RSG, WHICH WAS DEPLOYED IN MIMOT DISTRICT, HANDLED THE ADMINISTRATIVE WORK AND THE TRANSFER OF THE PCW% AND WOUNDED SOLDIERS TOTH RSG WHICH OPERATED IN KRATIE PROVINCE.

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CAMBODIA, AND WHICH WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING THE MEN TO NVN.H RSB STOPPED MOVING POW'S AND NVA WOUNDED BECAUSE OF HEAVY LOSSES ALONG THE TRAILS./

5. DURING BECAUSE OF AIR STRIKES THREE CAMPS FOR ALLIEDERE MOVED FROM THE VICINITY OF KRAVIEN VILLAGEOCATION NORTH .OF THE CHHLONG RIVER WITHIN THE SQUARE FORMED BY COORDINATESND THESE AIR STRIKES KILLEDVA TROOPS ASSIGNED TOVA CONVALESCENT REGIMENT AND KILLEDND WOUNDED EIGHT STAFF MEMBERS OF2 HOSPITAL. IB2 WERE LIKEWISE MOVED TO NEW LOCATIONS. RISON FCR UNDISCIPLINED NVA TROOPS WAS ALSO LOCATED IN THIS GENERAL AREA. THE THREE POWLLIED PRISONERS, THE NVA PRISON! AND THE FOUR CONVALESCENT "HOSPITALS ALL FELL UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION OFH RSG.

.IELDTATE, USMACV, USAID, CCRDS,NICKELTH AIR FORCE, USARV,TH MICINCPAC, PACFLT, PACAF, ARPAC.

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