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REPRODUCED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

DECLASSIFIED PER EXECUTIVE ORDER 12356, SECTION 3.3, NND PROJECT
NUMBER NIVD 96F002, 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.

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1.  COUNTRY:   VS, RVN MR-4, PHONG DINH Province

2.  SUBJECT: (U) VCI of the Military Proselyting Section, CAN THO
(VC) Province Party Committee, MR-3

3.  ISC NUMBER:   720.000

4.  DATE OF INFORMATION:   31 Dec 70

5.  PLACE AND DATE OF ACQ:   CMIC, SAIGON, VS    28 Jul 71

6.  EVALUTATION:   SOURCE      F      INFORMATION      6

7.  SOURCE: Returnee Interrogation

8.  REPORT NUMBER:   6 029 0836 71

9.  DATE OF REPORT:   6 Aug 71

10.  NO. OF PAGES:   8

11.  REFERENCES:    DIRM:   1S1      BIG MACK ICP   4a (1)

12.  ORIGINATOR:   US Element, CMIC, USMACV

13.  PREPARED BY:    ELMER T. TODD
                     SP5, USA

14.  APPROVING AUTHORITY:   (signed)
                            PAUL G. SPERO
                            LTC, USA Dir.
                            US Elm, CMIC

15.  SUMMARY:

(C) This report contains information regarding the VCI of the
Military Proselyting Section, CAN THO (VC) Province Party Committee,
MR-3, to include subordination, organization, mission, and
personalities.  THIS REPORT PARTIALLY SATISFIES THE REQUIREMENTS OF
BIG MACK ICP:   EEI 4a  (1).

1.  (C) Background informaiton:

a.  Name:   LE HUU PHUOC (LEE, HUWUR FUOWCS), aka HAI PHUOC (HAI,
FUOWCS), CMIC 0166-71

b.  Rank: None (VC)

c.  Position and Unit of Assignment: Secretary; Chapter 1, Military
Proselyting Section, CAN THO (VC) Province Party Committee, MR-3

d.  DPOB: 1922; TRUONG PHUOC Hamlet, TRUONG PHUOC Village, AU MON
(VC) District, CAN THO (VC) Province, RVN

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17. DOWNGRADING DATA: GROUP 3
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18: ATTACHMENT DATA: None

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e.  Parents' Names: Father, LE VAN HIEN (LEE, VEAN HIEENL),
deceased; Mother, HUYNH THI NGA (HUYNHL, THIV NGAL), living

f.  Circumstances of Return.  On 31 Dec 70, Source rallied to
unidentified ARVN forces at PHONG DINH Province Sector, RVN, because
he had become dissatisfied with his position in the VC
infrastructure.

g.  Significant Activities.  Source received no formal education,
but learned to read and write from a neighbor at his POB.  He worked
as a farmer until Dec 60, when he was forced to join the VC.  He was
made a member of the Farmers' Association of PHU HUU Village, CHAU
THANH District, PHONG DINH Province, RVN.  From 1961 to 1962, he was
a cell leader of the Farmers' Association.  In spite of the fact
that Source had no formal education, he did write well enough to be
transferred as a clerk to the village chapter cadre section in 1962.
In 1963, he became a cell leader in the Cadre Section.  From early
1964 - 1968, because he had the most experience, Source was
appointed chief of the Cadre Section, PHU HUU Village Party Chapter.
In 1968, he was assigned to Chapter 1, Military Proselyting Section,
CAN THO (VC) Province Party Committee.  As secretary of Chapter 1,
Source was responsible for an 11 man security force attached to the
headquarters of the Military Proselyting Section, and for the
collection of rice for the other chapters subordinate to the
section.  Source remained in this position until his DOR.

h.   Additional References: CMIC PW/Rallier Exploitation Guide

2.  (C) Source Biographical Data:

a.  Name: LE HUU PHUOC (LEE, HUWUR FUOWCS)

b.  Party Name: HAI PHUOC (HAI, FUOWCS)

c.  Cover Names:   None

d.  Sex:   Male

e.  Place of Birth: TRUONG PHUOC Hamlet, TRUONG PHUOC Village, AU
MON (VC) District, CAN THO (VC) Province, RVN

f.  Date of Birth:   1922

g.  Last Residence: PHU HUU Village, CHAU THANH District, PHONG DINH
Province, RVN

h.  VCI Position: Secretary; Chapter 1, Military Proselyting
Section, CAN THO (VC) Province Party Committee

i.  Operating Area: THANH HOA Village, PHONG HIEP District PHONG
DINH Province, RVN

j.  Operating Overtly/Covertly:   Overtly

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k.  Last and Highest Position in the Party, Dates Held: NA

l.  Last and Highest Positioni in the VC Government: (See paragraph
2.h. above)

m.  Other Concurrent Position and Dates Held:   None

n.  Distinguishing Characteristics:   None

o.  Social Class:   Original: poor; Present:   middle

p.  Nationality: Vietnamese

q.  Ethnic Group: Vietnamese

r.  Other Languages: None

s.  Religion: Buddhist

t.  Occupation: Farmer

u.  Education: None

v.   Marital Status/Number of Children: Married; eight children: Le
THI KIM HEN (LEE, THIV KIM HEEN), age 23; LE VAN HOANG BA (LEE, VEAN
HOANGL BA), age 15; LE VAN HOANG TU (LEE, VEAN HOANGL TUW), age 13;
LE THI KIEN THU (LEE, THIV KIEENL THU), age 11; LE THI HAI (LEE,
THIV HAIR), age 9; LE THI MY THU (LEE, THIV MYR THU), age 7; LE UT
ANH (LEE, UTS ANH), age 5; LE UT EM (LEE, UTS EM), age 3

w.  Wife's Name, Place of Residence: NGUYEN THI HAI (NGUYEENX, THIV
HAI), age 45; PHU HUU Village, CHAU THANH District, PHONG DINH
Province, RVN

x.  Father's Name, Place of Residence: LE VAN HIEN (LEE, VEAN
HIEENL); deceased

y.  Mother's Name, Place of Residence: HUYNH THI NGA (HUYNHL, THIV
NGAL); TRUONG PHUOC Hamlet, TRUONG PHUOC Village, AU MON District,
CAN THO (VC) Province, RVN

z.  Date Joined the Revolution:   1960

aa.  Date Admitted to the Party: Probationary: Mar 63; Official:
Jan 64

bb.  Training Courses Attended, Dates:   None

cc.  Relatives Working for the ARVN/GVN: Cousin: HUYNH TAN THANH
(HUYNHL, TAAN THANHS); age 40, MI Officer, CAN THO Sector, CAN THO
(VC) Province, RVN

dd.  Relatives Working for the Revolution: None

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3.   (C) VCI of Military Proselyting Section, CAN THO (VC) Province
Party Committee, MR-3:

a.  General.  The CAN THO (VC) Province Party Committee consisted of
a Current Affairs Committee and nine sections: Finance Section,
Propaganda and Training Seciton, Rear Service Section, Political
Section, Security Section, Women's Association, Youth Group,
Farmer's Association, and the Military Proselyting Section.  Since
1968, source had been a member of the Military Proselyting Section.
He could not provide detailed information concerning the other
sections of the CAN THO (VC) Province Party Committee.

b.  Committees:

(1) CAN THO (VC) Province Party Committee:

(a) General.  Source did not know when the committee was first
formed.  Since he joined the CAN THO (VC) Province Party Committee,
no sections had been deactivated or new sections added.  The Party
Committee was directly subordinate to the Current Affairs Committee,
MR-3. The total strength of the Party Committee was unknown to
Source.  Source had no information regarding the system for
assigning cover designations to the elements of the Communist
Infrastructure in CAN THO (VC) Province, RVN.  The mission of the
Party Committee was to receive orders from MR-3, to organize the
province, and to arrange for the execution of those orders at
province, district, and village levels.  The committee had the
mission of coordinating the military and political operations within
the province in order to gain control of both the population and
territory of CAN THO (VC) Province, RVN.  Source had no knowledge of
the methods of operation of this committee.

(b) Personalities.  Source only knew of the following personnel:

Member: BAY MANH (BAYR, MANHV); age 32, 1.53m, 40 kg, dark
complexion, VC; concurrently a member of the CAN THO (VC) Province
Current Affairs Committee

Member: BAY THUONG (BAYR, THUOWNG); age 45, 1.60m, 60kg, dark
complexion, VC; concurrently a member of the CAN THO (VC) Province
Current Affairs Committee Member: BA KY (BA, KYL); age 65, 1.65m,
50kg, light complexion, VC; concurrently chief of the Finance and
Economy Section

Member: BA TAO (BA, TAO); age 40, 1.60m, 50kg, medium complexion,
VC; concurrently on CAN THO (VC) Province Unit

Member: NAM NHO (NEAM, NHOR); age 45, 1.55m, 45kg, light complexion,
VC; concurrently on the CAN THO (VC) Province Unit

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Member: TU THAI (TUW, THAIS); age 44, 1.53m, 50kg, medium
complexion, VC; concurrently chief of Military Proselyting Section

(2) Current Affairs Committee, CAN THO (VC) Province Party
Committee.  

(a) General.  The Current Affairs Committee was directly subordinate
to the CAN THO Province Party Committee. Source did not know the
total strength of the Committee.  The mission of the Current Affairs
Committee was to manage the operation of the sections and to
supervise all party activity in the province.

(b) Personalities:

Member: BAY MANH (BAYR, MANHV); concurrently a member of the CAN THO
Province Party Committee

Member: BAY THUONG (BAYR, THUOWNG); concurrently a member of the CAN
THO (VC) Province Party Committee

c.  Military Proselyting Section:

(1) Subordination.  The Military Proselyting Section was directly
subordinate to the CAN THO (VC) Province Current Affairs Committee.

(2) Composition.  The Military Proselyting Section was composed of a
headquarters element and seven party chapters, numbered 1 through 7.

(a) Headquarters.  The headquarters had five members and an eleven
man security force.  The mission of the headquarters element was to
coordinate the activities of all the sections.  Source felt that
this element was very effective because it was aware of all the
activities of the different chapters.

Chief: TU THAI (TUW, THAIS); concurrently a member of the CAN THO
Province Party Committee and a member of Chapter 1

Assistant Chief: MUOI BAC (MUOWIL, BEACS); age 40, 1.60m, 50kg,
light complexion, VC; concurrently a member of Chapter 7

Member: SAU LAN (SAUS, LAAN); age 45, 1.55m, 52kg, dark complexion,
VC; concurrently secretary of Chapter 5

Member: MUOI HOA (MUOWIL, HOAL); age 43, 1.60m, 50kg, dark
complexion, VC; concurrently a member of Chapter 6

Member: HAI MI (HAI, MI); age 37, 1.55m, 40kg, dark complexion, VC;
concurrently secretary of Chapter 6

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(b) Chapter 1.  Chapter 1 had nine members and was in charge of the
security force assigned to the headquarters of the Military
Proselyting Section.  The mission of the chapter was also to
supervise the colleciton of rice from the civilians.  This rice was
used by the chapters subordinate to the Military Proselyting
Section.  In 1970, the chapter collected 37, 800 kilograms of rice.
The rice was collected from the villages only once a year.
(Interrogator's Note: All The rice caches had been destroyed by ARVN
forces after Source returned to the GVN and led the troops to the
hidden bunkers.)  Chapter 1 operated from THANH HOA Village, CAI
RANG District, PHONG DINH Province, RVN.  Twice a month, Chapter 1
held meetings in order to discuss the past, present, and furture
activities, of the chapter and to hand down new policies and
regulations received.  The meetings were about three hours long and
were held at THANH HOA Village.

Member: TAN (TAAN); age 24, 1.65m, 55kg, light complexion, VC

Member: THUY (THUYR); age 33, 1.52m, 40 kg, light complexion,
female, VC

Member: KINH (KINGR); age 25, 1.57, 55kg, light complexion, VC

Member: TU THAI (TUW, THAIS); concurrently chief of Military
Prosellyting Section

Member: BA MANH (BA, MANHV); age        1.55m, 45kg, dark
complexion, female, VC

Member: BA MA BAY (BAL, MAS BAYR); age 50, 1.50m, 70kg, light
complexion, female, VC 

Member: UT BINH MINH (UTS, BINHL MINHL); age 23, 1.50m, 45kg, light
complexion, female, VC

(c) Chapters 2 through 7.  These chapters recruited volunteers to
work for the VC. These volunteers were sent to the headquarters of
the Military Proselyting Section, where they received two days of
indoctrination, which emphasized that the volunteers would carry out
any job given them by the VC. These individuals would then enlist in
the ARVN and work as     Covert Agents.  Liaison with these
underground agents was made through female runners.  Three to four
times a month these runners reported to the headquarters and related
the information gathered. The information was then sent to the CAN
THO (VC) Province Current Affairs Committee. Source did not know how
effective the chapters were or what constituted barriers to their
effectiveness.

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Secretary, Chapter 2: TU KIET (TUW, KIEETV); age 37, 1.70m, 60kg,
dark complexion, VC

Member, Chapter 2: TAM GIA (TAMS, JAL); age 44, 1.50m, 40kg, dark
complexion, female, VC

Secretary, Chapter 2: UT XIM (UTS, SIM); age 57, 1.60m, 45kg, light
complexion, VC

Member, Chapter 3: BA BE (BA, BEE); age 40, 1.53m, 45kg, dark
complexion, VC

Member, Chapter 3: CHIN TAU (CHINS, TAUL); age 40 165m, 60kg, light
complexion, VC

Secretary, Chapter 4: TU THUONG (TUW, THUOWNGL); age 43, 1.55m,
50kg, dark complexion, VC

Member, Chapter 4: BAY CA TUNG (BAYR, CAL TUNG); age 40, 1.60m, 50
kg, dark complexion, VC

Member, Chapter 4: NAM CUT (NEAM, CUTV); age 40, 1.60m, 50kg, dark
complexion, VC

Member, Chapter 4: BAY LIEM (BAYR, LIEEM); age 42, 1.60m, 50kg,
light complexion, VC

Secretary, Chapter 5:  SAU (SAUS, LAAN); concurrently a member of
Headquarters, Military Proselyting Section

Member, Chapter 5:   TAM TRIEU (TAMS, TRIEEUL); age 35, 1.60m, 40kg,
light complexion, VC

Member, Chapter 5: TAM XUONG (TAMS, XUOWNG); age 32, 1.50m, 32kg,
light complexion, female, VC

Secretary, Chapter 6: HAI MI (HAI, MI); concurrently a member of
Headquarters, Military Proselyting Section

Member, Chapter 6: MUOI HOA (MUOWIL, HOAL); concurrently a member of
Headquarters, Military Proselyting Section

Member, Chapter 6: UT TAN (UTS, TAANS); age 32, 1.60m, 53kg, light
complexion, VC

Member, Chapter 6: SOAI (SOAIS); age 35, 1.65m, 55kg, dark
complexion, VC

Secretary, Chapter 7: TU THI (TUW, THI); age 37, 1.60m, 55kg, dark
complexion, VC

Member, Chapter 7: THANH (THANH; age 35, 1.60m, 57kg, dark
complexion, VC

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Member, Chapter 7: THANH (THANH); age 19, 1.50m, 45kg, medium
complexion, female, VC

Member, Chapter 7: MINH (MINH); age 22, 1.55m, 43kg, dark
complexion, VC

Member, Chapter 7: MUOI BAC (MUOWIS, BEACS); concurrently a member
of Headquarters, Military Proselyting Section

(U) COMMENTS:   Source was cooperative throughout the interrogation.
He did not hesitate to volunteer information.  Careful control
questioning revealed no inconsistencies in Source's responses.
Source said that since it had been so long since his DOR, he could
not remember all the information.  Source was in good health, but he
did not appear to be very intelligent.