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DECLASSIFIED PER EXECUTIVE ORDER 12356, SECTION 3.3, NND PROJECT
NUMBER NIVD96F002, BY  RB/VSW, DATE 2/16/96

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: VN; LS                    8. REPORT NUMBER: 6 029 0576 72

2.  SUBJECT:  (U)  US and ARVN Captives  9. DATE OF REPORT:  26 Dec 72
              in NVN and LAOS                       (handwritten-W36423)

                                       10.NO. OF PAGES:  3

3. ISC NUMBER: 723.600                 11.REFERENCES: DIRM:  6G3
                                                      SICR:  D-7CX-49018


4. DATE OF INFORMATION:  1966 to 16 Oct 72

                                      12. ORIGINATOR: US Element, CMIC, USMACV
    
5. PLACE AND DATE OF ACQ: CMIC, SAIGON, VS
                          8 Dec 72
                                       13. PREPARED BY:  PAUL FEIN
                                                         SP5, USA
6. EVALUATION: SOURCE F   INFORMATION  6
    
7. SOURCE:  Returnee Interrogation     14. APPROVING AUTHORITY:  (SIGNED Nel
                                                  R. Thomas, Maj., USA, for)
                                                      G.L. KRAMER
                                                      LTC, USA
                                                      Dir, US Elm, CMIC


15. SUMMARY
    
    (C) This report is an extract translation of ARVN IR No 2464/ TTTVHH/BT,
    dtd 10 72, and received by the US Elm, CMIC 11 Dec 72, and contains
    information concerning the location of US and ARVN PW in NVN and LAOS.
    THIS IS A BRIGHT LIGHT REPORT. Quote:
    
    A. Source

       Full Name:  NGUYEN XUAN KHU (NGUUYEENX, XUAAN KHU)

       Rank, Position and Unit of Assignment:  Asst Plat Ldr; 2d Plat, 1st
Co, H-3 Bn, Z-1 Regt, MR-2

       Date and Place of Rallying:  16 Oct 72; MY LUONG Post, GIAO DUC
District, DINH TUONG Province, RVN

    

16. DISTRIBUTION BY ORIGINATOR:
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    CINPAC                 1 cy
    CINPAC AF              2 cys
    CINCUSARPAC            2 cys
    COMUSMACTHAI           1 cy
    MACDI12-2              2 cys
    MACDI12-4              1 cy
    MACDI31                10 cys
    MACDI53-3              1 cy

17. Classified by Dir, US Elm, CMIC
     EXEMPT FROM GENERAL
 DECLASSIFICATION SCHEDULE OF
    EXECUTIVE ORDER 11652
    EXEMPTION CATEGORY 1
 DECLASSIFY ON 31 DECEMBER N/A

THIS DOCUMENT IS RELEASABLE TO
REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM AND FREE
WORLD MILITARY ASSISTANCE
FORCES

             
18: ATTACHMENT DATA: None

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    B. Information Obtained:
    
    Information on ARVN and US Captives.
    
    a. The Detention Camp of US Captives in HA TAY Province,North VIETNAM.
    
    According to Source's uncle, PHU (FUS), who worked for the interrogation
element subordinate to the Capital Defense People's Armed Public Security
Regt, Public Security Department, located at NGO SI LIEM Street, QUOC TU GIAM
Division, HANOI in 1966-1967, information was noted as follows concerning US
PW:
    
    Most US PW were sent to the above agency for interrogation. Later, they
were turned over to the HA TAY Detention Camp.
    
    In 1970 Source met US captives who wore civilian clothes and were guided
by public security men to visit the towns and military installations in HANOI.
They were said to have come from HA TAY Detention Camp.
    
    In Nov 7O, Source heard from his comrade, SU (SUWS), there was a detention
camp of US PW in the area east of BA VI (vic WT415275), HA TAY Province.
    
    b. Information Concerning ARVN and US PW who were Captured in LAOS.
    
    In Jun 71, when the 3073d Infiltration Group halted at Station 19-A in
SAVANAKHET Province, LAOS, Source met 20 US PW who  were captured during the
LAM SON 719 operation in Southern  LAOS and were taken by one VC squad to a
station before moving  to NVN .These captives did not wear military clothes,
were not  bound, and were in good health. Later, on the infiltration  route to
TAM. BIEN area, Source saw several groups of ARVN  captives at Stations 36, 51
and 53. Each group had about 10  captives who were guided by VC troops to NVN.
These captives  were bound together with electrical wire, they wore ARVN
military clothes or black pyjamas and did not have shoes . Each of them was
given one canteen or one bamboo can to hold  water. All of them were under the
close watch of VC troops.
    
    c. Information Concerning ARVN PW who were Captured at KIEN TUONG
Province:
    
    In Jul and Aug 72, when the H-3 Bn, Z-18 Regt, MR-2 operated at BUI Canal
(vic XS002664), KIEN TUONG Province, Source saw a number of ARVN PW. All of
them were bound and lined up in a column. They were escorted by one armed VC
platoon which guided them from KIEN TUONG Province to CAMBODIA. In Apr 72,
when the H-3 Bn, Z-18 Regt moved from CAMBODIA to HAI HAT Canal, KIEN BINH
District, KIEN TUONG Province, a number of local guerrillas showed Source four
graves of one US and three ARVN soldiers who were killed in 1969. It was said
that before they died, they had been wounded and captured by a VC sapper unit
in the attack on KIEN TUONG City, in 1969.

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C. ARVN Elm, CMIC Comments. Source proved to be sincere throughout
interrogation. Information concerning the detention camp of US PW at BA VI, HA
TAY Province has been recently noted. It needs to be checked for confirmation.
Unquote.
    
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