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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 revelatin 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, HA BAC Province      8. REPORT NUMBER:  6 029 0873 71

2.  SUBJECT:  (U) PW Sighting in HA BAC   9. DATE OF REPORT:  22 Nov 71
              Province, NVN                          (handwritten-W32922)

                                       10.NO. OF PAGES:  4

3. ISC NUMBER: 723.600                 11.REFERENCES: DIRM: 6G1, 6G3
                                                      SICR: D-6C2-26423
                                                      BRIGHT LIGHT

4. DATE OF INFORMATION:  Early Oct 67  12. ORIGINATOR: US Element, CMIC, USMACV
    
5. PLACE AND DATE OF ACQ:  CMIC, SAIGON, VS
                           6 Aug 71
                                       13. PREPARED BY:  NELSM. SATHER
                                                         SP5, USA
6. EVALUATION: SOURCE F   INFORMATION  6
    
7. SOURCE:  PW Interrogation           14. APPROVING AUTHORITY:  (SIGNED
                                           LaVern A. Gustafson, Maj. for)
                                                      PAUL G. SPERO
                                                      LTC, USA
                                                      Dir, US Elm, CMIC


15. SUMMARY
    
    (C) This report contains information on a US PW captured in early Oct
    67, near LANG CAU Village (vic XJ140491), SEN HO District, HA BAC
    Province, NVN, to include circumstances of sighting, description of the
    PW, clothing worn, physical condition, capture data, evacuation
    procedures, treatment policy, biographical correlation, and photo
    identification. THIS IS A BRIGHT LIGHT REPORT. MACV FOR JPRC.
    
    1. (C) Background Information:

        a. Name:   NGUYEN VAN THUY (NGUYEENX, VEAN THUYL), CMIC 0318-71

        b. Rank:   CPL

        c. Position and Unit of Assignment:  Soldier; A-31 Unit, VUNG TAU
        City Unit, BA LONG (VC) Province, NVN

        d. DPOB:  19 Feb 49; THUONG NAT Hamlet, TIEN SON Village, VIET YEN
        District, HA BAC 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               10 cys

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, NGUYEN VAN DU (NGUYEENX, VEAN ZU), living;
Mother, HAN THI BE (HANL, THIV BES), deceased

        f.  Circumstances of Capture. One 3 Mar 71, while source and two other
members of the A-31 Unit were fishing along a small stream, they were detected
by a helicopter.  Source was wounded and captured by Australian forces at (vic
YS454535), LONG DIEN District, PHUOC TUY Province; the two other escaped.

        g.  Significant Activities.  Source attended his village school from
1958 to 1962, and then continued his education at the district school from
1962 to 1966.  In Mar 67, Source was drafted into the NVA and was assigned to
the 3d Plat, 2d Co, 3d Bn, HA BAC Province Unit, located at HAC CAU Village,
SEN HO District, HA BAC Province, NVN.  From Mar 67 to Feb 68, Source received
basic infantry training.  In Feb 68, the 3d Bn was designated the TIEN PHONG
Infiltration Group and began infiltration to the RVN with an approximate
strength of 450 men, arriving at the K-9 Assembly Area, CAMBODIA, in Jul 68.
Source's company rested in this area for one month.  At the end of Jul 68, the
2d Co moved to an unknown jungle area of LONG THANH District, BIEN HOA
Province, arriving there in Sep 68.  In Oct 68, Source contracted malaria and
was treated by the company medic until Feb 69.  In Apr 69, Source was assigned
to the A-31 Special Action Unit, VUNG TAU City Unit, located in the MINH DAM
area, LONG DIEN District, PHUOC TUY Province, RVN.  The mission of the unit
was to ambush convoys along Highways 44 and 326, and also set up ambushes
against Allied units operating in LONG DIEN District, PHUOC TUY Province.
Source participated in these operations and also went on rice-procurement
missions for the unit until he was captured by Australian forces, on 3 Mar 71.

        h.  Additional References: CMIC PW/Rallier Exploitation Guide; Hq
525th MI Gp US PW Photo Album, dtd Nov 68; MACV IDHS, PW/MIA/CPT Biographic
File, dtd 16 Jul 71; Map: VIETNAM, AMS Series L7014, Sheet 6251 III, Edition
1, dtd 1964, Scale 1:50,000

2.     Circumstances of Sighting.  In early Oct 67, the 3d Bn, HA BAC Province
Unit, had stopped in LANG CAU Village, SEN HO District, HA BACK Province NVN,
to rest for three days.  The 3d Bn was carrying out an infiltration training
exercise.  On the third day, Source witnessed a red parachute eject from a
disabled F-105 airplane.  The pilot landed in a rice field approximately 650
meters northeast of LANG CAU Village (vic XJ140491), SEN HO District, HA BAC
Province, NVN.  The pilot was carried in a blanket by six guards into LANG CAU
Village, where he received medical treatment.  Source observed the US PW for
approximately 10 minutes at a distance of 10 meters, while the PW was
receiving medical treatment.

        b.  Description of PW:

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            (1)  Identification:

                 (a) Name: Unknown

                 (b) Rank and Branch of Service: Unknown

                 (c) Nationality, American

                 (d) Physical Description:

                     1 Height: 1.70m

                     2 Weight:  60 to 70kg

                     3 Color of Hair and Eyes:  Dark brown; Unknown

                     4 Race: Caucasian

                     5 Complexion: Ruddy

                     6 Hair Length: Short and straight

                     7 Moustache and/or Beard:  None observed

                     8 Nose, Long

                     9 Tatoos, Scars and Birthmarks: None observed

                    10 Build: Medium

                    11 Age: 26 or 27

                    12 Glasses worn: None observed

                    13 Rings/Watches: Watch with black dial

For comparative purposes, a description of the interrogator by Source is
provided:

                Estimate                    Actual

Height          1.70m                       1.70m
Weight          72kg                        81kg
Age             28                          25

           (2)  Clothing Worn by PW.  Source says the US PW wearing only
white underclothes.  The PW's clothes were taken off at the time of capture.

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           (3)  Physical Condition of PW.  The US PW broke his right leg upon
hitting the ground.  His clothes were taken off by the guards.  The PW was
placed in a blanket and carried to a yard in LANG CAU Village, where he
received medical treatment.  His right leg, broken above the knee, was set and
bandaged.  The PW received two injections of an unknown type of medicine.
Other than a broken leg, the PW seemed to be in good physical condition.

          (4)  Capture Date.  At 1200 hours, early in Oct 67, an American
pilot was captured in a rice field, approximately 650 meters northeast of LANG
CAU Village (vic XJ25052).  The pilot was captured by six men from the LANG
CAU Village Militia, armed with CKCs and other unidentified weapons.  The US
PW's clothes were taken off at that time.

        c.  Evacuation Procedures.  After receiving medical treatment, the US
PW was placed in an ambulance, waiting nearby, and was taken to an unknown
destination.  Source could not determine the number of guards or medical
personnel in the ambulance.

        d.  VC/NVA Policy Concerning the Treatment and Disposition of PW.
Source was unaware of any existing NVA policy concerning the treatment and
disposition of US PW.

        e.  Biographical Correlation.  The following is a list of US PW whose
date and location of capture possible fit the date and location of capture
given by Source:

Name                            JPRC Number             Status

ANDREWS, ANTHONY CHARLES          568                   CPT
HAGERMAN, ROBERT WARREN           800                   MIA
ODELL, DONALD EUGENE              1001                  CPT
SULLIVAN, DWIGHT E.               1137                  CPT
TRAUTMAN, KONRAD W.               1155                  CPT

        f.  Photo Identification.  Source was unable to identify the US PW
from the US PW Photo Album.  Source was unable to identify the PW from
photographs of the US PW mentioned in paragraph e.

(U)  COMMENTS;  Source was tested and scored Average (19) on the
Cross-Cultural IQ Test.  Source answered all questions willingly and his
replies to control questions were consistent.  This report partially satisfies
the requirements of SICR D-6C2-26432.

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