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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: LA                        8. REPORT NUMBER: 6 029 1071 71

2.  SUBJECT: (U) US PW Sighting in LAOS  9. DATE OF REPORT: 19 Nov 71
                                                     
                                       10.NO. OF PAGES: 3

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

4. DATE OF INFORMATION: Jun 70         12. ORIGINATOR: US Element, CMIC, USMACV
    
5. PLACE AND DATE OF ACQ: FANK, PHNOM PENH, CB
                          9 Nov 71
                                       13. PREPARED BY: CLAUDE R BROUDEUR
                                                         SP6, USA
6. EVALUATION: SOURCE F   INFORMATION  6
    
7. SOURCE: Returnee Interrogation      14. APPROVING AUTHORITY:  (SIGNED
                                               LaVern A. Gustafson MAJ for)
                                                      PAUL G. SPERO
                                                      LTC, USA
                                                      Dir, US Elm, CMIC


15. SUMMARY
    
    (C) This report is the result of an interrogation arranged by DAO, PHNOM
    PENH, and conducted at FANK Hqs by a MACV Go Team composed of CMIC and
    Det 6, 1021st Field Acty Sq personnel. This report is based on raw and
    unevaluated information. On 9 Nov 71, HC IENG LIM, CMIC C-3759-71, was
    interrogated by SP6 Claude R Brodeur with the assitance of FANK
    interpreter W01 Aly-Sa. This report contains information concerning the
    sighting of 10 US PW observed by Source as the PW were being prepared
    for transportation across the TCHEPONE River, LAOS. Of significance in
    this report is information concerning the possible identification of two
    of the US PW. THIS REPORT PARTIALLY SATISFIES THE REQUIREMENTS OF BENT
    AXLE ICP (BTA UNK). THIS IS A BRIGHT LIGHT REPORT. MACV FOR JPRC.
    
    1. (C) Background Information:

        a. Name:  IENG LIM, aka IENG LON, CMIC C-3759-71

        b. Rank:  CPT

        c. Position and Unit of Assignment:  Member, Militaru Staff, SR-590,
MR-304

        d. DPOB:  Feb 38; DANG TONG Village, KOMPONG TRACH District, KAMPOT
Province, CAMBODIA
    

16. DISTRIBUTION BY ORIGINATOR:
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    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
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    THIS DOCUMENT IS RELEASEABLE TO REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM AND FREE WORLD
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18: ATTACHMENT DATA: None


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DATE: 11 Sep 85

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        e.  Parents' Names: Father, OEUNG IENG, deceased; Mother, MONH PREUM,
deceased

        f.  Circumstances of Return.  On 7 Sep 71, Source rallied to an
unidentified FANK force at KHDEY KHNONG Village, KOMPONG SVAAY District,
KOMPONG THOM Province, CAMBODIA, because he noticed increasing NVA Communist
influence in KHMER ROUGE organizations, and he could not tolerate the
occupation of CAMBODIA by any foreign country.  At the time he rallied, Source
had in his possession one automatic pistol, one submachinegun, one
antipersonnel mine, and various political documents (NFI).

        g.  Significant Activities:

            (1)  DOB to 1954.  Source lived at his POB where he attended
school until 1949.  From 1950 to 1952, Source worked as a buffalo tender at
RON RINH Village, KOMPONG TRACH District, KAMPOT Province, CAMBODIA.  In 1953,
Source joined the VIET MINH at KCHEAY Village, KOMPONG TRACH District, KAMPOT
Province, CAMBODIA, and remained with them until the 1954 Geneva Accords.

            (2)  1954 to DOR.  During late 1955, Source departed CAMBODIA with
the VIET MINH and arrived in NVN on an undetermined date.  In 1956, he was
discharged from the NVA, and attended a course in the Vietnamese language at
the MHAN KY THUAT Technical School, HAIPHONG Province, NVN.  In 1960, Source
was recalled into the NVA, and sent to attend a course at an officer academy
in SON TAY District, HA BAC Province, NVN.  After completing this course, he
was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, and reassigned to QUANG BINH Province,
NVN, to train aspirants at an undetermined basic training camp.  From Mar 67 t
Mar 70, Source was a student at the VINH PHU Province Military Academy, VINH
PHU Province, NVN.  After completing this course, he was promoted to the rank
of captain, and given a leave of absence in VINH PHY Province, NVN.  During
Apr 70, Source was ordered to resign his commission and to be repatriated to
CAMBODIA.  He traveled through LAOS with a group of 40 personnel, arriving in
CAMBODIA on 29 Sep 70.  The purpose of his repatriation was so that he could
fight with the KHMER ROUGE.  Upon his arrival in CAMBODIA, Source was assigned
to MR-304.  He remained with this KHMER ROUGE infrastructure until he rallied
on 7 Sep 71.

     f.  Additional References: CMIC PW/Rallier Exploitation Guide; MACV/JPRC
Photographs of Missing and Captured Personnel in SEA, dated 12 Sep 71; Det 6,
1021st USAF Fld Acty Sqdr IR 1 516 0543 71

2.     US PW Sighting in LAOS.  The following report is based on SICR
D-7CX-49018 (Prisoner of War Intelligence), and SICR D-6C2-26423 (POW
Information, VN):

     a.  Circumstances of Sighting.  In Jun 70, Source saw approximately 10 US
PW embarking on motorized canoes he had just disembarked as part of a river
crossing he made in conjunction with his infiltration to CAMBODIA from NVN.
One of the PW asked Source for a cigarette in sign language.

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     b.  Location of Sighting.  Source saw the 10 US PW at an unknown river
crossing point along the TCHEPONE River, LAOS.

     c.  Capture Data.  Source could provide no information concerning the
capture data of any of the US PW he saw.

     d.  Identification of US PW.  Source was unable to provide a physical
description of any of the US PW.  He observed the US PW for approximately 10
minutes while the PW were resting in a jungle area along the west bank of the
TCHEPONE River.  Source was able to provide a photo identification of two US PW
that he saw.

     e.  Clothing Worn by the PW at the Time of Sighting.  Source did not know
how all the PW were dressed, but he stated that at least four of them were
wearing black VC pajamas, and that the two US PW he saw the most clearly were
wearing jungle fatigues.  The two men dressed in jungle fatigues were also
wearing full-leather boots with eyelets.  The soles of these boots were badly
worn (NFI).

     f.  Physical Condition of the US PW at the Time of Sighting.  Although
Source observed no wounds on the two US PW which he saw clearly, he added that
they appeared to be very sunburned and suffering from malnutrition.  Source
was not medically qualified, and based his assumption that they were suffering
form malnutrition on the fact that the UW PW he saw in NVN was in a much
healthier condition.  (see IR 6 029 1070 71).

     g.  Disposition of the US PW.  Source believed that the US PW were being
sent to NVN to provide the NVN Government with more US personnel to use as a
bargaining lever in the event of a cease-fire agreement between the US and
NVN.  At the time of sighting, the PW were being loaded into a motorized canoe
that was making a return trip to the east bank of the TCHEPONE River, LAOS.

     h.  Photo Identification of US PW.  Source was unable to identify two
photos in the MACV/JPRC US PW Photo Identification catalogue.  Source stated
that the man who asked him for a cigarette appeared very much like PFC E3
MARSHALL F KIPINA, US Army.  The US PW standing close to (exact distance
undetermined) PFC KIPINA was identified as 1ST E8 EDWARD J GUILLORY, US Army.

  COMMENTS: Source is of above average intelligence.  He was cooperative and
appeared sincere throughout the interrogation.  Source's responses to control
questions revealed no attempt at deception.  Source has presently been
assigned to the Public Information Office, FANK, and is working as an
assistant to COL AM RONG, the Cambodian High Command Public Information
Officer.  This report partially satisfies the requirements of SICR
D-7CX-49018 and D-6C2-26423.

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