CAPTURE OF UNITED STATES SOLDIERS IN KONTUM PROVINCE, SOUTH VIETNAM

Created: 6/22/1967

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1. HORIH VIETNAMESE ARMY APTUREDMERICAN SOLDIERS AFTER FIVE ENGAGEMENTS FROil

MARCH THROUGHKONTUM PROVINCE, SOUTH VIETNAM.

FOUR SOLDIERS WERE TAKEN NEAR NATIONALN TU MA '

DONG DISTRICTIGHLAND NAME FOR THCJTOUMOURONG AREA/

THREE WERE CAPTURED IN DAK TOHE REMAINING FIVE

VERS CAUGHT IN MAY, THREE IN TU MA DONG DISTRICT ON

MAY, AND TWO IN DISTRICTAY. CADRE IEADERS "

TOLD BATTALIONHAT THE THRtryPRISOMERS OF WAR

/POVS/ TAKEN DURING THE ATTACK ON TU HA DONG OUTPOST"

MAY WERE MEMBERSELIEF ELEMENT. S. AIRLIFT DIVISION

ONE* * WHICH HAD BEEN flcwn INTO THE AREA BY

AFTER THE NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VICI COKGVVC/ ATTACKED THE

OUTPOST.

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CAPTURE OF THE SOLDIERS IN DISTRICTURINGAY PERIOD.

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ONE OF THEROWN-HAIRED CAUCASIAN.SIX FEET TALL,WEIGHED LESSOUNDS ADDSXIN BLEMISHCAR ONISHEAS EITHER OF CAUCASIAN OR ORIENTAL DESCENT. ARGE NOSE, HE HADIETNAMESE.l"S' HAIR WAS DARX AND HIS EYES WEREE WAS OVErts'lX FEET TALL AND WEIGHEDNDS^ HE WASJJOUNOED III HIS RIGHT ARtl AND LEO.AUHOUOl HOT CRITICALLY.

- THE SOLDIERS HEARD THAT THE KAJORITY OF AMERICAN WEAK WOUNDED, BUT KO ONE KNEW HOU THE ULTIMATE DISPOSITION OF THE POUS WAS NOT XNOWN.POLICY PROHIBITED THE DETENTION OF PRISONERSHAN FIVE DAYS. IT WAS SURMISED THAT THEER3 CAPTURED IN DISTRICTOULD BE SENT. EITHER TO NORTH VIETNAM

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