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SOUTH VIETNAM (SVN)
American Advisor POW Shot by Local Forces cadre in VIEN TRINH DaTE OF REPORT: amlet, THUA THIEN Province "
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7) SAIGON, Vietnam
Source learned from hie Platoon Deputy Commander that an American advisor who had been captured some time in June or6 during an attack oa VIEN TRINH Hamlet, PHU DA Village, PHJ VABj District, THUA THIEN Province, had bean killedocal 'force cadre when he 'tried to escape". llied Force aircraft had circled the battle area and over loud speakers hadarge sua offor any infoncation regarding the fate of the prisoner or to any one who would help him to escape. The incidenteasage from regiment headquarters to the battalion pertaining to the review and enforcement of regulations involving the handling of prisoners. Source could provide no additional information regarding the Incident nor could he describe the American. The GVN soldiers who had aleo been captured were escorted to regimental headnuarters.
US SyfiASSI (OSA)
June or6articipated in an attack onHamlet, IHU Da Village, PKJ VAHG District, THUA THIEKdaybreak the .VC/KVA Forces had overrun the hamlet. Oneand several GVH soldiers were taken prisoner. The battalionorders from head <ru art ere to retreat becauseof five GVN battalions were approaching. The battalion did
as ordered and returned to camp (location unknown).
one week afterwards, Sourcoessage sentheadquarters to Deputy Battalion Commander Captain NHON andPolitical Officer LB CHOI, in which the battalion washavebattalion cadres review and enforce the regulationshandling of prisoners. The Deputy Battalion Commander said thatadviser had been captured unhurt, his hands were tied inhie and his shoes bad not been removed. The prisoner was sittingground when the order to retroot was given and he refused toguards. The NVA platoon leader who was responsible for thehim over to local force cadres with instructions to take himForce Headauarters (location unknown) where ho could bein &igllsh. The battalion loft the hamlet and returned to camp.
A local force cadre shot the prisoner who "tried to escape" as soon as the battalion had left the haslet.
Regiment showed more interest in this particular prisoner andlocal force cadre who had killed the prisoner would be nfter the battle, an Allied Forces aircraft had circledarea and over loudspeakers hadarge sum (amountSource) of monoy for any information regarding the fate of theto any one who would help him to escape. The regiment assumed fromamount of the award, that the prisoner was either the Bon of aU.S. officerigh ranking officer. He heard that theresponsible for the Aoarican'e capture had died in battle one orlater. If the prisoner had not refused to accompany his guards,have been escorted to regimental headquarters (location unknown)an unknown location after that,
h. The GVH soldiers who had also been captured at this battle were escorted to regimental headquarters where they wouldpolitical training" course and then either join the VC/NVA ranks or be "released".
NIC CGrMEKT: Source could provide no additional Information regarding the incident nor could he describe the American. Source learned the details of the incident involving the American when he,attalion cryptographer, delivered the message (paragrapho his battalion coimander.
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