TWO U.S. POW'S OBSERVED IN BINH DINH PROVINCE

Created: 12/8/1967

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In early6 along the road from BOMS SON to ANbetween CHUAN ilOA and XUflN PHONO Hamlets (approximate coordinatesourcerowd of people surrounding. prisoners who were resting along the roadside; the prisoners were guarded by two soldiers armed with carbines and one AK submachinegun. Source was told that these prisoners had been captured in early6 during the battle at rfN NGHIA in HOAI AN District, BINH DINK Province.

Both of the prisoners were of medium build, had fair skin and brown hair; they were wearing black pajamas, conical hats and black leather boots, they appeared to be healthy, arid thoy were not 'sound. The students inarea who spoke Snglish said that one soldier wasears of age and the otherut did not divulge their names or ranks.

The guards fed the prisoners two cans of Nestle milk, one bottle of oil and some manioc; the guards told Source that the prisoners could not eat rice because it gave them diarrhea. Neither of the prisoners spoke Vietnamese, but they smiled at the local people when they tried to talk to them; the prisoners did not appear to be unhappy. Source believed that they were not tied up because they wereC controlled area, and because it was VC policy to. prisoners woll. Source did observe, however, that each guardoil of rope which may have been used to tie up the prisoners at night or when they were passing through isolated areas.

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