U.S. POW OBSERVED NEAR THE BORDER OF THE VINH LINH SPECIAL ZONE AND QUANG BINH

Created: 10/12/1967

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U,S. POW Observed, of the VINH LIKH Special Zona and QUANG BINH Province

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In late. POW dressed in an NVA uniform and escorted byguards was observed in the vicinity of the border between the VINHZone and QUANG BINH Province in NVN. He was not wounded andbe in good health. The guards eso-irting the POW appeared to be

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border of the VINH LINH area and QUANG BINH Province in NVN, Source spokeev minutes with the three NVA soldiers who vere escorting the prisoner; the conversation took placeice storage area where Source had been sent to obtain rioo for his unit.

U.S. POW was about six feet tall, weighed about -Soadwas clean shaven, had no visible soars and was not wounded. was wearing an NVA uniform and VC rubber sandals; he was not tied

up or blindfolded, and he appeared to be in good health. Source observed that he was able to walkast pace.

guards stated that the POW had been captured near route 9* Atwas not able to eat rice, but he hadC prisoner for such period of timo that he had grown accustomed to it andit. The POW could not speak Vietnamese and appeared to bethe Vietnamese people, since he jumped aside when Source passed him.

ii. The three guards and the POW were headed north when Source met them,

but he did not know thoir destination or to what unit the guards belonged. The guards wero unfriendly and reluctant to answer questions*

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