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INFO WHITE HOUSE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASH DC
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JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC//OCJCS/J5/PW-MIA/J3-JOD//
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RUEHBT/USDAO BANGKOK TM//PW-MIA//
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UNCLAS //NO3460//

MSGID/GENADMIN/CDR UTF-FA/J223//

SUBJ/EVALUATION OF SRV ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW - MR. TRAN NGOC KHANH//

REF/ A/GENADMIN/CDR JTF-FA/270012ZSEP93//

RMKS/1. REF A DOCUMENTS AN INTERVIEW WITH TRAN NGOC KHANH, SONG BE
PROVINCE PEOPLES CHAIRMAN. MR. KHANH PROVIDED INFORMATION WHICH POSSIBLY
CORRELATES WITH REFNO 0054, [XXXX],[XXXX],[XXXX]. MR. KHANH ALSO PROVIDED
INFORMATION CONCERNING THE K4 PRISONER OF WAR (PW) CAMP NEAR DAK
NHAO IN PHUOC LONG (CURRENTLY SONG BE) PROVINCE AND THE NAMES OF OTHER
INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY HAVE INFORMATION RELATING TO UNACCOUNTED FOR
U.S. SERVICEMEN.


C. MR. KHANH RECALLED ONLY ONE YOUNG AMERICAN PRISONER. HE WAS ,
CAUCASIAN MEDIC, SHORT WITH SLIGHT BUILD, HELD AT THE K4 PRISON CAMP,
LOCATED IN DAK NHAO, PHUOC BINH DISTRICT, PHUOC LONG PROVINCE. IN
EARLY 1966,  THE AMERICAN MEDIC WAS THE ONLY PRISONER AT THE K4 CAMP
WHEN IT WAS ATTACKED BY A U.S. AIRBORNE ASSAULT BRIGADE. MR. KHANH
SAID THAT SUBSEQUENT TO THE ATTACK THE  U.S. PRISONER COULD NOT BE
LOCATED DESPITE VIETNAMESE SEARCH EFFORTS. HE NEVER HEARD OF THE
PRISONER AGAIN. MR. KHANH CLAIMED THAT FOLLOWING THE BOMBING ATTACK
THE CAMP WAS CLOSED AND NEVER USED AGAIN.

   A. MR. KHANH'S TESTIMONY CLOSELY MATCHED THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF
LOSS ASSOCIATED WITH REFNO 0054 BASED ON GENERAL TIME FRAME,
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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION, PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND DUTY POSITION.


3. FOR CDRPERSCOM/TAPC-PED-P: FORWARDED FOR APPROPRIATE ACTION. A
SANITIZED COPY OF REF A WILL BE FORWARDED SEPARATELY FOR
RELEASE.//

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