QUINN, FRANCIS

Name: Francis Quinn
Rank/Branch: E4/United States Army
Unit:
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: Buffalo NY
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, George Groom, 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. May 1997

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.

Vietnamese patrols and air forces were still searching the jungle area 45
miles east of the Laos frontier for two other American army sergeants who
were captured in the attack on a bivouac Sunday.

The U.S. Army identified the slain soldiers as Staff Sgt. Wayne E. Marchand
pf Plattsmouth, Neb., and SP5 James Gabriel of Honolulu.

The two missing men are SFC Francis Quinn of Niagra Falls, NY and Sgt.
George E. Groom of Stewartsvill, MO.

All four soldiers were members of an Army Special Forces unit which
specializes in anti-querilla warfare and were engaged in training a village
self-defense group.

Survivors told U.S. authorities the two slain Americans were seriously
wounded in the attack by Viet


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