DECLASSIFIED PER EXECUTIVE ORDER 12356, SECTION 3.3, NND PROJECT
NUMBER NND 93759f, RB/VSW, DATE 1/23/96
    
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MACJ261                                                     23 November 1967
    
                                BULLETIN No.8117

                                ENEMY DOCUMENTS
                                     
CDEC
Doc Log No.             Summary                                 Capture Data

11-2193-67                                                      23 Sep 67
(1 page                                                         WS825811
original,                                                       991st RFCo.
handwritten.)                                                   Kien Phong
                                                                Sector, RVNAF
   (B)                                                          IV CTZ
                                                                Received CDEC:
                                                                22 Nov 67
    
                              (CONFIDENTIAL)
    
         (C) New VC Policy on Treatment of US, RVNAF, and
         Third Country Prisoners.

         (The following is  a full translation of undated [possibly
         22 Aug 67] communique issued by Kien Tuong  Prov. Party
         Committee concerning implementation of [VC] policy on
         treatment of US, RVNAF, and third-country prisoners.

                 #23 DV/T
                 22 - 8

         TO ALL CONCERNED.

         The US Imperialists have consistently denied the role of
         the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam.
         They, however, recently announced their desire to meet
         the Front's representatives for talks on the POW issue.
         This is an indication of the complete failure of the US
         Imperialists in SVN: they have encountered a stalemate
         in the implementation of their SVN war policy, growing
         opposition on the part of the US people, and increasing
         isolation from the progressive peoples of the world.
         By raising the issue of an exchange of POW, Johnson
         intended to probe our attitude, launch an assault against
         us by means of hypocritical schemes and at the same: time
         avoid international criticism.

         It is mandatory that we heighten our vigilance to prevent
         Johnson from gaining any advantage through our shortcomings.
         On the other hand, we should lay bare their [US Imperialists"]
         conspiracy for escalating the war of aggression and denounce
         their crimes against the people of SVN as well as against
         our cadre and men whom they have captured. Emphasis should
         be placed on our humanitarian policy toward US and "Puppet"
         [RVNAF] POW. Both cadre and men should be trained to fully
         understand and to correctly implement our policy on treatment
         of prisoners. Puppet soldiers should only be released after
         receiving intensive propaganda through all communications
         media, especially press and radio broadcasts. US and
         "satellite" POW constitute excellent hostages, contribute
         greatly to the implementation of our delaying tactics,
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                               CONFIDENTIAL
                               stamped Dec 5 1967
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DECLASSIFIED PER EXECUTIVE ORDER 12356, SECTION 3.3, NND PROJECT
NUMBER NND 93759f, RB/VSW, DATE 1/23/96

         and ensure protection of our cadre and men captured by
         them [Allies]. They also are political "assets" for our
         future [Political] struggle against the enemy. Upon their
         capture, US and satellite POW should be thoroughly
         educated and well protected. Under no circumstances can
         US  POW be released as Puppet POW usually are. Henceforth
         all units which succeed in capturing US  personnel should
         strictly comply with the [POW and defector] policy, provide
         safeguards and  evacuate them to COSVN.

         (U) CDEC COMMENT: No Further Significant Information.

                                (CONFIDENTIAL)

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11-2194-67                                                      16 AUF 67
(11 page                                                        WR790799
original,                                                       RVNAF IV CTZ
handwritten,                                                    Opn "Dan Chi
printed.)                                                       295B/SD/YTBC
                                                                Received
    (B)                                                         CDEC:
                                                                22  Nov 67

    
            (C) 309th Bn, D2 Regt, MR 3.
    
                    (C) Item #1: letter of Appreciation, dated 30
            Sep 65, signed by DINH VAN LANG for Commander of,
            [Unit] 309 [309th Bn, D2 Regt, MR 3], was awarded
            to Be Hoang, soldier of 1st Co,- 309, for
            achievements during the attack and destruction of
            the Kinh Dai Post on 3 Sep/650 Document reveals
            that Subject is a native of KanKan Thoi Vill, Nam
            Cung Dist, Bac Lieu Prov.
    
                    (C) Item #2: Letter of Appreciation, dated
            30 Nov 65, signed by Minh Bangfor 309 [Bn] Commander,
            was awarded to UT BE, Asst Sqd Ldr  of
            1st Co - 309, for superior performance of duty
            during the Training Emulation Phase in Oct 65.
    
                    (C) Item #3: Letter of Appreciation, dated
            10 Oct 64, signed by MINH BANG for 309th Bn HQ,
            was awarded to BA TAO, Sqd Ldr of bl - K700 -
            309, for achievements during the attack and,
            destruction of a Post on 3 Oct 640 BA TAO was
            born in Tri Phai Vill, 10 C: Dist, Ca Mau Prov.
    
                    (C) Item #4: Certificate of Commendation,
            dated 15 Dec 64, signed by TUNG for Commander [of
            U/I Unit], was awarded to BA TAO, Sqd Ldr of
            Recon Plat, 7th Co, 309th Bn, for achievements
            during the ambush of a truck convoy on Vinh Tuong
            Road on 11 Dec 64.
    
                    (C) Item #5:  Letter of Appreciation, dated
            15 Jul 64, signed by NGUYEN QUANG for [U Minh]   Bn
            HQ, was awarded to BA TAO, Sqd Ldr of 1st Plat, 7th
            Co, U Minh Bn, for outstanding performance of duty in
            1963.
    
                    The red seal stamped on document reads:
            People's Liberation Army of South Vietnam, U Minh Bn.
    
                    (C) Item #6: Letter of Appreciation, dated
            1966, signed by NAM BUOC, was awarded to NGUYEN
            VAN TY aka SAU MINH, Asst Sqd Ldr of Unit LBN
            75.220 ST, for outstanding achievements during
            1966.
    
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