DATE OP INFO
DATE AND PLACE OF ACQUISITION
SOUTH VIETNAM (SVN)
Regarding Prisoners of War
DATE OF REPORT : O/67
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According to orders from AC Military.eadquarters to TU DUC Team temporarily sheltered in BIEN HOA' Province, Army of the Republic of .Vietnam (ARVN) prisoners of war (PCW's) from the rank of officer to lc*:er levels rauot receive eduationel prcpeganda close tb tho point cf capture and then Ve released. Allied soldiers, especially the officers, must bo carried to the Military Region Headquartersoster would be prepared and later sent to the Central Office South tfietnai5 (COSVN). Source vas tcld in6 about the capture of an Australianmeer) in the vicinity of ONO NHTEN Bridgend his transport to Military Region Headquarters. VC treatment of Allied and
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ARVN PCW's waa based on conditions set by international concention. believed use could modn of PCW's by reeducating and propagandizing tnetr they in turn could toll the true causa of the National Front to all people they could alsoad in prisoner of war exchange.
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The TU DUO Team, which was* temporarily sheltered in BIEN HOA Province, received ordersC Military Regioneadquarters regarding the policy toward ARVN POW's.KW's, from tho rank of officer to lower levels, must receive educational propaganda close to the point of capture end then be roleauod. Allied soldiers, especially the officers, must be carried to the Military Region Headquarteroster would be prepared and later sent to COSVN.
Source was told in6ommo-liaison agent of BIEN HOA Province that an Australian (Major, an engineer) was captured by TANG NHCN PHU Village guerrillas. He was captured at the timerossing of
ONO THTEN Bridge (approximate coordinatesocated on Inter ProvinceINH TRUNG Village, THU DUC District, GIA DINH Province. The Australian was carried to the Rear Section of THU DUC Team, LONO HOA Hamlet (approximate coordinatesi) LONG TAN Village, NHCN TRACH District, to receive clothing and equipment. He was later taken to the Military Region Headquarters.
pecial action platoon of the THU DUC TeamKorean soldiers as they drankefreshment room in TANG NHON(approximate coordinatesHU DUC District. Theyto the Security Section of the THU DUC Team in LONG TAN whererecorded and issuedlothing. Later they were sent toregion where each soldier received two suits of clothos,one blanket, one month'siastres) and ten
h. ompanyain Force Battalion U, combined with the speoial action platoon and engagedattle against the "Vinatexco"Textile Factory In THU DUC which resulted inRVN prisoners. After receiving propaganda about the policy and function of the Liberation Front, these prisoners were released.
The VC based their treatment of Allied and ARVN POW's on conditions set by international convention. BachCW received nine piastres and one litre of rice; ln addition they also received rest and recuperation when they were ill. SurrendererB who deserted the GVN ranks during the fighting period would be treated by the Front the same as the liberation troops but would have to goropaganda training period and, in addition, according to their personal aspirations would be assigned to fighting units or returned to their families. Uumber of deserters joined the VC.
PCW's were to be treated kindly, not beaten nor was their personal property to bo seized. If possible, prisoners were to be carriedafe area where the VC would release them after they had received educational COSVN had ordered the military regions to. soldiers rather than kill them. The slogan "It is better to capture one soldier than to killas adopted. COSVN believed that advantago could be' made of. soldiers for the following reasons: PCW's educated
ar; and PCW's could be reeducated or killed if their misdemeanorsit. ecord of the misdeamenorsiller POW was maintained.
7. Inolicemen who had returned to visit his family at TANG NHON PHU Village, THU DUC District, was murdered by guerrilla. The VC accused him of incorrect action against the villagers while he had served at the THU DUC Police Branch and the villagers had denounced him. The VC in an effort to create sympathy with the people had watched tho policeman and arranged his murder.Original document.