SIGHTING OF THREE U.S. PRISONERS OF WAR IN OCTOBER 1966 AND TWO U.S. AND ONE KO

Created: 12/16/1967

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DATE AND PLACE 7F ACQUISITION : SAIGON, Vietnam

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Source-observed Allied prisoners of war.on two opcasipns. The first sighting ocourred in latehen the sawrisoners of war in HAO NGUYEN Village, SON HOA District, PHU YEN Province. In early6 he saw one Korean and. prisoners of war in the some area.

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late6 the. prisoners were observed being escorted by-two guards; they stayed at HAO NGUYEN Village for one hear and then departed with the same two guards movingortherly direction. While the prisoners wero in the village one of the guards mentioned that they were taking the prisoners to Military Region I. The prisoners were described as being blond, heavy set, andeters tall. Rank, unit and place of capture were unknown. All of the prisoners wore green oolored uniforms withockets; black combat boots and fatigue hats. They all carried harimocka with nylon covers. They eppc-red in good humor and sang songg.nono of then appeared to be wounded or injured.

In early6 one Korean and. prisoners were observed; they were escorted by two guards and stayed at HAO NGUYEN Village for one day and *ne night- All three prisoners werethe seme green uniform described above, except the Koreans uniform had no pockets. The two Americana were blond andeters tall. The Korean Jcnew uletneroeoe and talked with Source; he told, himnaae vaae was described aseddish complexion, black eyes and black hair/ end-ma8 meters in height. The guards, again, .stated that the prisoners-were being taken to Military Region V, locatod in QUANG. NOAI TVovince near the Laotian, herder. There Intomaid onal prisoners were turned over to the Prooalyting Coralttee, while GVN troops were turned over to'the Province Committee.occasions the-prisoners of war were-eating canned food consisting.of beeX.and coke. The guards stated that the Alliedvere givenith which to purchase food from local village, while GVN troop* wereaels of rice and SVNSS.

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