US POW IN NVN

Created: 7/5/1967

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NORTH VIETNAM (KVK)

1 US POW In NVN

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A US pilot was.seen in HA TICH Trovinoe, NVN, in He was in good health and was well-treated. Security consisted of three militia guards. One of these walked in front of the souse where the prisoner was held. Two others sat in the house with the prisoner. Source did not know where the man came from or where he was going. High-nnking cadres were supposed to take custody of him from the militia.

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One American was seen in6 (during the first six months; exact daten -HA TINH Village; KY AiiH District, HA TINH Province. Source believed that the manilot, because he was supposed to have parachuted after his plane had been shot down over HA TINK Province. The man was described as. tall,0 meters, slender, notn good health, with white skin, fnd dark hair, Re wore no glasses, wore black shoes and what appeared toew, khaki-green colored uniform. he man wasn't injured. Hc had no rank on his sleeve. There were no observed insignia on his shoulder, or on his uniform. The collar was not observed. The prisonerlank expression; he had no belongings with him* Letters, which Source thought lo be the man's name, were visible over one of tha pockets.

Source and five or Six other North Vietnamese watched the prisonerinutes. The man's presence in the village had not been publicized; the few people watching him were doing so out of curiosity. The guards gave no instructions to the visitors concerning their behavior. Source did not know where the prisoner had come from or where he was going, but he believed the man would be taken to HANOI. When seen, the prisoner was sittinghatch house belongingillager. There were .no vehicles outside the house. The man was ccwfort&ble and not tied to the chair. Three militiamen were with him. One,hh rifle, was marching back and forth in front of the house. The other two were sitting in the house near the PCW, ^heir weapons were not visible. They were resting and taking with each other. The militiamen appeared to treat the nan well and did not touch him or speak roughly to him. They spoke to him ln Vietnamese and offered him waterigarette* Ha accepted both. The militia wore no rank on their dark-colored uniforms. There didn't seen to be any other personnel in the party with the militia, who told Source they had just captured the man and were holding him until high-ranking cadres came to take custody of him. Villagers were not talking with the prisoner. Source believed that the reason was their inability to speak English (no additional information available.)

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