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SOUTH VIETNAM (SVN
NVA/VC Treatmentand GVN Captives
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Source'a battalion never captured any American priaonors, he heard of throe Instances in.which other units did so;ok place inhon. advisor was killed} oneplace inhen throe soldiers were killed and one 'newswoman captured; the last happunod in, when. soldier was.captured. The VC treated the prisoners well in the hopes that they would make propaganda for the VC cause. GVN prisoners were generally keptwo to three month period during which they were indoctrinated; they were later released. Sourco knew of and described two concentration camps for' GVN prisoners near NGHIA DIBN Village, HOAl aN Distriot, BINH DINH Province.
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Although Souroe'su never captured. prisoners. Source heard of severalnn'ee" In which other unite did so.
VA/VCegimentangers and. advisor during an enfa^ement withHdnta*nard raneer unit at CO RISC Mountain, 3AQUANC NGAI Province, The VC killede would not obey orders,
an aabush Laid by NVA/VC Regimentivisionhree kiloaeters north of BONG SON, Inthe VC set fireeep carrying. soldiers and Source heard that the soldiers were killed and that'thea French national married. Major waswoman was allegedly sent to division headquarters,uioa-icd or. National RouLeUC FHO District,
QUANG NGAI Province.
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' during which the unit. soldior from BrigadeU.S.
First Air Cavalry and took him to the division hoadquarters. After one week of exploitation and indoctrination, he wrote leaflets for the NVA/VC troops to drop*on the battlefield. Source remembered that "the prisoner included his naae,.date of.birth,"rank and unit, and time and place of capture in the leaflet in which he also talked aboutreatment given him by the "South Vietnamese Liberation Troops". He called on American soldiers to demand their recall and to refrain frca fighting against "those who fight .for the reunification independence of- their country-".
The VC treated their American prisoners well, providing rice, meats, fish and sugar for them, because the VC thought they could influence the Americans to create propaganda for them.
toattalionapturedVN prisoners who were first sent to regimental headquarters for exploitation, then to the provincial unit, and finallyoncentration camp for indoctrination. The prisoners generally remained in the camp for two to throe months and were then released; on oecasion, the prisoners were set free right et-the ;battlefield. GVN prisoners received the same food rations asadres and soldiers.
When Source's battalion was stationed in NGHIA DISH Village, HOAI AN District, BINH OINH Province, there were two concentration camps in the area, -One was locatedforest about two kiloaeters northwest of NGHIA DIEM Village at The caap consisted ofhatched buildings and was protected^ by bamboo trenches and fences. risoners were assembled there; the prisoners were forced to work in the fields west of NGHIA DISN Village, The other camp was In the forest to the southeast, about three kilometers from NGHIA Village at -and was said to be larger than the camp to tho northwest.Original document.