GROOM, GEORGE E.

Name: George E. Groom
Rank/Branch: E2/United States Army
Unit:
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: Stewartsville MO
Date of Loss: 08 April 1962
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 155855 North 1080540 East
Status (in 1973): Releasee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:  Wayne Marchand, remains recovered, James
Gabriel Jr, remains recovered, Francis Quinn, released

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources (The book "Pacific Stars and Stripes, VIETNAM
Front Pages" published in 1986), interviews. UPDATED 2008.

REMARKS: 620501 RELEASED

Synopsis:
Although the Combined Action Combat Casualty file list James Gabriel and
Wayne Marchand as having died from a gunshot or small arms fire - there is
much more to this story.....
The caption reads: AT PRESS CONFERENCE - Two U.S. Army Sergeants
released from Viet Cong captivity Tuesday are given advise on their answers 
at a press conference in Saigon Wednesday by their commanding officer, 
Capt. L. M. Weaver (left). The men are Sgt George E. Groom (center) and SFC 
Francis Quinn.
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The book "Pacific Stars and Stripes, VIETNAM Front Pages" published in 1986
states:

Five Star Edition
Wednesday, April 11, 1962
Vol. 18, No. 100

How U.S. Soldiers Died
Too wounded to Walk, 2 Are Slain by Guerillas
Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam (AP) -- Communist guerillas killed two captured
U.S. Army sergeants because they were too badly wounded to walk any farther,
the survivors of a jungle ambush reported Wednesday. The American's arms had
been bound behind them.....

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