U.S. PRISONERS OF WAR OBSERVED IN BINH DINH PROVINCE

Created: 12/5/1967

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SOUTH VIETNAM (SVN)

DATE OF INFO

DATE AND PLrtCE OF ACQUISITION

Prisoners of War Observed in BINH DINH Province.

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57 aIGON, Vietnam

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Late in6 atO hours while traveling with CompanyattalionegimentELLOW STAR Division, Sourceroup of prisoners which included one American Caucasian and one American Negro soldier at approxiJiiate coordinates The prisoners and Source's unit were traveling north.

Source's Deputy Company Commander told him to hurry up and catch up with the rest of his unit, and he could not remain in the area to observe the group of prisoners. He saw two guards that prccedod the prisoners who were armed with submachineguns. When Source caught up with his unit he learnedonversation with his comrades that there were aboutmericans in the group. They all had thick beards and wore straw hats and rubber Sandals. The clothes they were wearing appeared too small for them because of their large builds. The prisoners were notor bound. Source had no idea of how the tonericans were treated but did not think that ltisgrace to be captured on the battlefield. Source would have liked to have observed the Americans and to have talked to them, but he did not want to harass them.

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