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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: VN, THANH HOA Province    8. REPORT NUMBER: 6 029 1002 71

2.  SUBJECT: (U) Two US PW Sighted in  9. DATE OF REPORT: 18 Oct 71
             THANH HOA Province, NVN                 (handwritten-W32064)

                                       10. NO. OF PAGES: 6

3. ISC NUMBER: 723.600          11. REFERENCES: DIRM: 6G1, 6G3
                                                SICR: D-7CX-49018,D-6C2-26423
                                                BRIGHT LIGHT

4. DATE OF INFORMATION: Oct 67         12. ORIGINATOR: US Element, CMIC, USMACV
    
5. PLACE AND DATE OF ACQ: CMIC, SAIGON, VS
                          13 Oct 71
                                       13. PREPARED BY: NELS M. SATHER
                                                         SP5, USA
6. EVALUATION: SOURCE F   INFORMATION  6
    
7. SOURCE: HC Interrogation            14. APPROVING AUTHORITY:  (SIGNED)
                                                      PAUL G. SPERO
                                                      LTC, USA
                                                      Dir, US Elm, CMIC


15. SUMMARY
    
    (C) This report contains information on two US PW sighted in THANH HOA
Province, NVN to include circumstances of sighting, physical description,
clothing worn by PW, policy concerning treatment of US PW, and biographical
correlation where a positive identification was made. THIS IS A BRIGHT LIGHT
REPORT. MACV FOR JPRC.
    
    1. (C) Background Information:

        a. Name: NGUYEN MINH HUY (NGUYEENX, MINH HUY), aka CHUNG THANH
(CHUNG, THANH), CMIC C-3753-71

        b. Rank: 2 LT

        c. Position and Unit of Assignment: Executive Officer; K-21 Recon
Co, 203d NVA Regt

        d. DPOB: Jan 50; HANOI City, 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 MINH QUYEN (NGUYEENX, MINH
QUEENL), living; Mother, NGUYEN THU U (NGUYEENX, TINV UW), living

        f.  Circumstances of return:  Source rallied to an unidentified FANK
unit located in KOMPONG PHLOUK Hamlet (vic UV8960), SIEM REAP Province,
CAMBODIA, on 28 Aug 71.  Disciplinary problems which caused him to be ousted
from the LAO DONG Party in Jul 71 were a reason for his rallying (NFI)

        g.  Significant Activities:

            (1)  DOB to Jan 70.  Source attended an unidentified
neighborhood school in HANOI City from 1965 through 1966.  In Feb 67, source
joined the NVA and was assigned to the 1st Sapper-Reconnaissance Co, 36th
Regt, located in HA TAY Province, NVN.  His basic military and political
training with this unit lasted one year and included sapper and
reconnaissance techniques.  In early 1968, the 1st Sapper-Reconnaissance Co
moved to VINH PHUC Province where the members of the unit received
additional military and political training which lasted for one year.  The
36th Regt remained in HA TAY Province during this time.  In early 1969, the
1st Sapper Reconnaissance Co moved to HANOI City where its members received
tactical training in city warfare for a period of one year.

            (2)  Jan 70 to DOR.  In early Jan 70, Source was reassigned to
the 5th Inf Bn, 36th Regt, and began infiltration.  The infiltration process
lasted one year (sic); the battalion arrived in SIEM REAP City, SIEN REAP
Province, CAMBODIA, in early 1971.  Upon arrival at this destination, the
5th Bn was subordinated to the newly formed 203rd Regt.  At the same time,
the 5th Bn received a new numerical designation and became known as the 32d
Bn.  Source was reassigned to the K-21 Reconnaissance Co, which was
directly subordinate to the 203rd Regt.  At the time source rallied, the
K-21 Reconnaissance Co was located near the regimental headquarters.

   COMMENT:  Source was available for interrogation at CMIC for only two
days.  Therefore, emphasis was placed on obtaining the intelligence
information Source possessed concerning the two US PW.  Significant
activities were taken from a preliminary report on HUY, which was
accomplished in PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA.  When Source sighted the two US PW he
was working in a rice field.  However, during this same period of time he was
supposedly assigned to the 1st Sapper Reconnaissance Co, 36th Regt, located
in HA TAY Province, NVN.  Since HUY is no longer available at CMIC for
interrogation it is not possible to clarity this ambiguity.
      
        h.  Additional References:  CMIC PW/Rallier Exploitation Guide; MACV
IDHS PW/MIA/CPT Biographic File, dtd 16 Jul 71; MACV/JPRC Photographs of
Missing and Captured personnel in SEA, dtd 12 Sep 71; Map: VIETNAM, AMS
Series L7014, Sheet 6148, Edition 1, dtd 1965, Scale 1:50,000

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2.     Two US PW Sighted in THANH HOA Province, NVN.  This report is based
on SICR D-7CX-49018 (Prisoner of War Intelligence) and SICR D-6C2-26423 (POW
Information, NVN.

     a.  Circumstances of Sighting.  On an undetermined day In Oct 67,
source was working in a rice paddy when he observed two parachutes eject
form two disabled jets (type unknown) at 1000 hours.  The two pilots landed
in a rice paddy approximately two kilometers northeast of HOANG QUYNH
Village, HOANG HOA District, THANH HOA Province, NVN.  (Interrogator's Note:
Source was unable to pinpoint the exact location of the landing or HOANG
QUYNH Village, although he did point out the general area.  See overlay,
page 6 of this report.)  The two American pilots were captured by an
undetermined number of NVA troops (unit unknown).  Source arrived at the
site of capture shortly after the capture.  The PW were made to take off
their outer clothing.  The PW were then marched to the office of the village
chief of HOANG QUYNH Village where they were guarded by five soldiers (unit
unknown) armed with K-54 pistols and AK-47s.  Source spent the entire day
with the US PW until they were evacuated at 1700 hours.  Other than requests
for food, no communication between the US PW and the Vietnamese was possible
due to the language barrier.  The PW were neither physically restrained nor
mistreated.

         b.  Description of PW:

             (1)  Identification of PW No 1:

                  (a)  Name: Unknown

                  (b)  Rank and Branch of Service: Unknown

                  (c)   Nationality: American

                  (d)  Physical Description:

                       1  Height: 1.73m

                       2  Weight: 78kg

                       3  color of Hair and Eyes: Blonde hair streaked with
white

                       4  Race: Caucasian

                       5  Complexion: Light complexion

                       6  Hair length: Very short

                       7  Mustache and/or beard: None observed

                       8  Nose: Hooked

                       9  Tattoos, Scars, and Birthmarks: None observed

                      10  Build: Medium

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                      11  Age: Unknown

                      12  Glasses Worn: None observed

                      13  Rings/Watches: Wedding band, gold: watch, gold,
yellow face

             (2)  Identification of PW No 2:

                  (a)  Name: Unknown

                  (b)  Rank and Branch of Service: Unknown

                  (c)   Nationality: American

                  (d)  Physical Description:

                       1  Height: 1.64m

                       2  Weight: 96kg

                       3  color of Hair and Eyes: Blonde hair; blue eyes

                       4  Race: Caucasian

                       5  Complexion: Ruddy complexion

                       6  Hair length: Short

                       7  Mustache and/or beard: None observed

                       8  Nose: High and straight

                       9  Tattoos, Scars, and Birthmarks: None observed

                      10  Build: Heavy

                      11  Age: Unknown

                      12  Glasses Worn: None observed

                      13  Rings/Watches: None observed

             (3)  Clothing Worn by PW.  Both US PW wore white underclothing
while observed by Source.

             (4)  Physical Condition.  Both US PW appeared to be in good
physical condition.

     d.  Evacuation Procedures.  At 1700 hours, two jeeps (origin unknown)
arrived at the HOANG QUYNH Village Chief's office to pick up the two PW.
The two jeeps left in the direction of HANOI.

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        d.  VC/NVA Policy Concerning the Treatment and Disposition of US PW.
source stated that the NVN government instructed the people not to mistreat
US PW.

        e.  Biographical Correlation.  Correlation of the data provided by
Source with the MACV IDHS PW/MIA/CPT Biographic file, dtd 16 Jul 71, and the
MACV/JPRC Photographs of Missing and Captured Personnel in SEA, dtd 12 Sep
71, provided tentative identification of the two US PW as CPT William Allan
Lillund and MAJ Morris Larosco McDaniel.  JPRC was contacted and, with
additional photographs provided by a JPRC representative, positive
identification was made by HUY.  The JPRC representative indicated he would
provide this information to the USAF along with a recommendation that the
status of these two US officers be officially changed from MIA to captured.

(U)  COMMENTS: Source was cooperative and answered all questions willingly.
Control questions revealed no attempt at deception on the part of the
Source.  This report partially satisfies the requirements of SICR
D-7CS-49018 and D-6C2-26423.

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[NETWORK NOTE: a copy of the 8" x 6.5" SKETCH OF THE LOCATION OF CAPTURE
is available - call or write using the file number 1002-71 page 6 ]

Overlay of an area (shaded) suspected of being the location of capture of
two US pilots, as provided by Returnee, NGUYEN MINH HUY, CMIC C-3753-71.
(DOI: Oct 67)

Map: VIETNAM AMS Series L7014, Sheet 6148 I, Edition 1, dtd 1965, Scale,
1:50,000

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