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REPRODUCED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

DECLASSIFIED PER EXECUTIVE ORDER 12356, SECTION 3.3, NND PROJECT
NUMBER NN8937 597, BY  RB1VSW, DATE 1/23/96

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE REPORT
Note: This Document contains information affecting the national defense of the
United States within the meaning of the espionage laws. Title 18, U.S.C., Sec
793 and 794. The transmission or revelation of its contents in any manner to an
unauthorized person is prohibited by law.

CONFIDENTIAL

This report contains unprocessed information. Plans and/or policies should not
be evolved or modified solely on the basis of this report.
    
1.  COUNTRY:  VS, RVN MR-1, QUANG TIN  8. REPORT NUMBER:   6 029 0002 71
              Province
2.  SUBJECT: (U) Sighting of One US PW in  9. DATE OF REPORT: 7 Jan 71
             TIEN PHUOC District, QUANG              (handwritten-W22959)
             TIN Province, RVN
                                       10.NO. OF PAGES: 6

3. ISC NUMBER: 723.600                 11.REFERENCES: DIRM: 6G1, 6G3
                                                      BRIGHT LIGHT
                                                      SICR:  7CX-49018

4. DATE OF INFORMATION:  Nov 69        12. ORIGINATOR: US Element, CMIC, USMACV
    
5. PLACE AND DATE OF ACQ:  CMIC, SAIGON, VS
                           28 Dec 70
                                       13. PREPARED BY: EMERSON S. GILMORE
                                                         SP5, USA
6. EVALUATION: SOURCE F   INFORMATION  6
    
7. SOURCE:                             14. APPROVING AUTHORITY:  (SIGNED
          PW Interrogation                 [ILLEGIBLE] for MAJ USA
                                                      W.H. BEARDSLEY
                                                      LTC, USA
                                                      Dir, US Elm, CMIC


15. SUMMARY
    
    (C) This report contains information relative to a PW sighting
    in QUANG TIN Province, RVN, to include description of the PW and
    detailed information regarding his medical treatment. THIS IS A
    BRIGHT LIGHT REPORT. MACV FOR JPRC.
    
    1. (C) Background Information:

        a. Name: TRAN QUANG (TRAANL, QANG), CMIC 3277-70

        b. Rank:  Sr SGT

        c. Position and Unit of Assignment:  Military Medical Officer;
CT-48 Surgery Station, QUANG TIN Province Unit

        d. DPOB:  5 Feb 30; PHUONG MON Hamlet, NHAN HOA Village, LY NHAN
District, NAM HA Province, NVN
    

16. DISTRIBUTION BY ORIGINATOR:
    DIA                    1 cy
    DIRNSA                 1 cy
    SAC                    1 cy
    CINPAC                 1 cy
    CINPAC AF              2 cys
    CINCUSARPAC            2 cys
    COMUSMACTHAI           1 cy
    MACJ212-2              2 cys
    MACJ213-1              1 cy
    MACJ23                 1 cy
    MACJ231                1 cy

17. DOWNGRADING DATA: GROUP 3
    DOWNGRADED AT 12 YEAR INTERVALS NOT AUTOMATICALLY DECLASSIFIED
    THIS DOCUMENT IS RELEASEABLE TO REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM AND FREE WORLD
    MILITARY ASSISTANCE FORCES

18: ATTACHMENT DATA: None

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        e.  Parents' Names: Father, TRAN ANH (TRAANL, ANH), deceased; Mother,
TRAN THI HACH (TRAANL, THIV HACHS), living

        f.  Circumstances of Capture.  On 7 Sep 70, Source was captured in
PHUOC TAN Village, TIEN THUOC District, QUANG TIN Province, RVN, when a
combined ARVN and US forces swept through the CT-48 Surgery Station (vic
BT1816).  The personnel from CT-48 ran to avoid capture but they were pursued.
Source was captured after being wounded in the left arm, and seven others were
slain.

        g.  Significant Activities.  Source began going to school in 1942.  By
1956, he had acquired eleven years of formal education.  Source, wanting to be
a doctor, attended the BACH MAI Medical School in HANOI City, NVN.  He
graduated from the school as a doctor in 1963.  He then went to work at the
NAM DIHN City Hospital where he maintained employment until Jun 69.  In Jun
69, Source was drafted into the NVA, and following a brief period of political
training, was made senior sergeant on 24 Jul 69, three days prior to beginning
infiltration.  On 27 Jul 69, Source began infiltration with the 1081st
Infiltration Group.  After the group arrived at Commo-liaison Station 6 in the
RVN, Source and a medic were sent to PHUOC TAN Village, TIEN PHUOC District,
QUANG TIN Province, RVN, where they arrived in late 1969.  He was assigned as
a Military Medical Officer at the CT-48 Surgery Station, QUANG TIN Province
Unit.  He remained with this unit until it was overrun by combined ARVN and US
forces on 7 Set 70.  Source was captured on 7 Set 70, after being seriously
wounded in the arm.

        h.  Additional References:  CMIC PW/Rallier Exploitation Guide; Map:
VIETNAM, Series L7014, Sheet 6640 II, Edition 1, dtd 1965, Scale 1:50,000; US
PW Photo Album, dtd Nov 68, published by 525th MI Gp/JPRC-2

2.     Sighting of One US PW in TIEN PHUOC District, QUANG TIN Province,
RVN:

        a.  This is in Response to CICR D-7CX-49018 (PW Intelligence):

            (1)  Places of Confinement.  Source had no knowledge regarding
places of confinement.

            (2)  One US PW:

                 (a)  Identification:

                      1  Number and Nationality of PW.  Source sighted one US
PW at the CT-48 Surgery Station in QUANG TIN Province, RVN, in Nov 69.

                      2  Information About PW:

                         a  Name: Unknown

                         b  Rank and Branch of Service: Unknown

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                         c  Type of Aircraft: Source did not know if the PW
was an aircrew member.

                         d  Nationality: American (assumed)

                         e  Physical Description:

                            Height: Source stated that his patient was
slightly taller than 1.80m.

                            Weight: 70 to 80kg

                            Color of Hair and Eyes: Black Hair, black eyes

                            Race: Negroid

                            Complexion: Clear

                            Hair: Thick, short, and kinky

                            Nose: Broad and flat

                            Scars: One scar on left thigh resulting from
                                   surgery

                            Tattoos: Unknown

                            Birthmarks: Unknown

                            Build: Stocky, big stomach

                            Glasses Worn: None

                            Rings/Watches: Unknown

                3  Clothing. When the PW arrived at the CT-48 Medical Station,
he was wearing an olive green jungle fatigue uniform and jungle boots.  During
his first day at the station, he was given black pajamas and sandals.

                4  Insignia.  The PW was wearing no insignia.

                5  Photographs.  Source was unable to make an identification
from the PW Photo Album.

                6  Health of PW.  Source stated that the man was wounded in
the left thigh and was unable to walk.  There was one broken bone that
required setting.  Aside from this, the man was healthy.

                7  Background of PW.  Source stated that he learned nothing at
all about the PW's background.  He knew, however, that the man could not speak
Vietnamese.

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                8  Separation of PWs.  Source only say one PW.

                9  PW Deaths.  Source stated that his patient did not die
while he was at the CT-48 Surgery Station, but he could provide no information
following the prisoner's evacuation to Hospital 130.

        (b)  Capture Data. No information

        (c)  Movement of PW to a Detention Camp.  No information

        (d)  In Camp.  No information

        (e)  Interrogation of PWs.  No information

        (f)  Prisoner Mail Privileges.  No information

        (g)  Indoctrination.  No information

        (h)  Medical Care and Health:

            1  Type of Medical and Surgical Care Given PW.  Source performed
surgery upon the prisoner.  The initial operation lasted approximately
one-half hour and consisted of cleaning and dressing the wound.  The second
operation, on the prisoner's second day at CT-48, was done to finally set the
fracture.  This operation lasted approximately two hours.  Both operations
were considered successful.  Source provided the following list of medicines
given to the PW:

                PENICILLIN:  1,000,000IU administered in two injections of
500,000IU each; given on the first day of treatment only

                STREPTOMYCINE: 1gm + 4cc water administered in two injections
of 2cc each; given on the first day of treatment only

                VITAMIN C:  6ml daily for three days

                CAMPHOR:  2ml daily for three days

                PROMEDON:  2ml daily for three days

                ETHER:  Used during both operations

                ATROPINE SULFATE:  2ml given during both operations

                HYPERTONIC GLUCOSE SERUM:  1500ml twice daily during the first
two days of treatment

The prisoner remained at the CT-48 Surgery Station for three days.

             2  Type of Medical Personnel Used to Treat PW.  Source was a
surgeon, having studied medicine for seven years and

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having worked in a hospital in NVN for five years.  At CT-48 there were six
doctors, two pharmacists, and eleven medics.

             3  Illnesses Incurred by PWs. Captors, Local Inhabitants.  Since
CT-48 was an isolated surgical facility, Source was unable to provide an
answer to this question.

             4  PW Treatment of Enemy; Availability of Physician for Treatment
of Severe Wounds or Sickness.  This PW sighting took place in a hospital.
Source said there was a physician available for treating severe wounds and
illnesses.

             5  Movement of PWs to Different Facilities.  After being treated
at CT-48 for three days, the prisoner was moved to Hospital 130 (NFI).

             6  Source of Medical Supplies.  Medical supplies were obtained
through normal channels, i.e., through the transportation section of the QUANG
TIN Province Unit.

             7  Diet of PWs and Captors.  The normal diet for all personnel
and patients at the surgery station consisted of the following:

                Canned fish

                Canned meat

                Roughage

                Rice

                Powdered milk (Chicom)

                Tea

                Fish sauce

                Beef

Source stated that the prisoner was given milk and noodle soup with meat in
it, but that he did not eat all of his food.  Dogs, bats, cats, and rats were
not eaten by anyone in the area.

             8  Special Diet for Sick PWs.  See 7 above.

             9  Prevalence of Rabies or Other Diseases.  Source did not
believe that there were any prevalent diseases in the animal population.

        (I)  NVA/VC/PATHET LAO Policy Concerning Capture or Execution of US
Personnel.  No information.

   COMMENTS:  Source was cooperative but not very observant.  He did not
appear to be withholding information.  His only concern at the time he saw the
prisoner was with the operations to be performed and he did not care to notice
too much about the prisoner himself.  Source appeared to be disinterested
throughout the interrogations, due largely to the fact that he became
dispirited shortly after capture when his arm was amputated.  Source was
administered the Cross-Cultural IQ Test and scored Very Low (5).  This report
partially satisfies the requirements of SICR D-7CX-49018.  Collection action
continues.

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