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   UNCLASSIFIED 0348 NOV 92
   DIA PASS TO DOD POW-MIA CENTRAL DOCUMENTATION OFFICE
   SUBJ:SRV ORAL HISTORY; INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR LE CAO
S  DAI
E
C   1. PROFESSOR/DOCTOR LE CAO DAI WAS INTERVIEWED BY JTFFA
T   SPECIAL ASSISTANT, MR. [XXXX] AT THE HANOI UNIVERSITY
I   OF MEDICINE ON 29 OCTOBER 1992. THE INTERVIEW WITH DR
O   DAI WAS GRANTED IN RESPONSE TO A LONG STANDING REQUEST
N   FOR ACCESS TO DR. DAI, DUE TO HIS REPORTED PREVIOUS
A   INVOLVEMENT WITH US POW'S WHO WERE PROVIDED MEDICAL
L   TREATMENT IN FACILITIES OF THE PEOPLE'S ARMY OF VIETNAM
    (PAVN) MILITARY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT DURING THE WAR.
M   MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR (MOI) REPRESENTATIVE, MR PHAM
S   BINH, MONITORED THE INTERVIEW.
G
    2. DR DAI SAID HE DEPARTED HANOI ON 20 JANUARY 1966 AND
    TRAVELED SOUTH ON THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL, ARRIVING IN THE
    AREA OF THE B-3 FRONT SOMETIME DURING MARCH 1966.
    SHORTLY PRIOR TO DR. DAI'S ARRIVAL IN THE HIGHLANDS AREA,
    THE B-3 FRONT WAS REMOVED FROM THE AUTHORITY OF INTER
    REGION (LIEN kHU) 5 AKA MILITARY REGION 5, AND PLACED
    UNDER THE DIRECT AUTHORITY OF THE PAVN HIGH COMMAND. AT
    THE TIME OF THIS COMMAND CHANGE, FIVE SEPARATE MEDICAL
    UNITS IN THE B-3 AREA WERE SUBORDINATE TO THE PAVN
    MILITARY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. THESE UNITS WERE DESIGNATED
    TREATMENT TEAMS, (DOI DIEU TRI) 80, 81, 82, 83, AND 84.
    TEAM 84 EVOLVED INTO A FIELD HOSPITAL. BECAUSE OF
    CONFUSION CONCERNING UNIT DESIGNATIONS, DUE TO THE
    PRESENCE OF SIMILARLY DESIGNATED COMMO-LIAISON T-84,
    WHICH WAS LOCATED NEARBY, THE HOSPITAL WAS REDESIGNATED
    V-21. AS THE HOSPITAL INCREASED IN SIZE, PERSONNEL AND
    STAFF SECTIONS FROM BOTH MILITARY HOSPITALS IN THE HANOI
    AREA DESIGNATED MH103 AND MH108 WERE SENT SOUTH FOR
    ASSIGNMENT TO HOSPITAL V-21, THUS THE NUMERICAL
    DESIGNATIONS 103 AND 108 WERE COMBINED, AND HOSPITAL V-
    21 WAS REDESIGNATED V-211. V-211 CONTINUED TO RETAIN THE
    DESIGNATION V-21, HOWEVER, AS AN ALTERNATIVE DESIGNATION.

    3. V-211 WAS CONSIDERED A FULLY OPERATIONAL FIELD
    HOSPITAL WITH A CAPACITY OF 1000 PATIENTS. THE B-3 FRONT
    AREA WAS CENTERED ON THE TRI-BORDER AREA OF VIETNAM,
    LAOS, AND CAMBODIA. THE NORTHERN SECTION OF B-3 WAS LOCATED
    INSIDE LAOS, AND DESIGNATED "THE NORTHERN WING"
    (CANH BAC), THE CENTRAL SECTION WAS LOCATED INSIDE
    CAMBODIA AND DESIGNATED THE "CENTRAL WING" (CANH TRUNG),
    AND THE SOUTHERN SECTION, ALSO LOCATED IN CAMBODIA, THE
    "SOUTHERN WING" (CANH KAM). THE REMAINING TREATMENT
    TEAMS (I.E. 80, 81, 82, AND 83), WERE ALSO REORGANIZED.
    (NOTE: SOURCE WAS NOT ABLE TO RECALL SPECIFIC
    REORGANIZATION PLAN). A SMALL MOBILE HOSPITAL IN THE
    NORTHERN WING WAS DESIGNATED V-1, V-21 AKA V-211 WAS
    ASSIGNED TO THE CENTRAL WING, AND A SMALL MOBILE
    HOSPITAL DESIGNATED V-2 WAS ASSIGNED TO THE SOUTHERN
    WING. V-2 WAS LOCATED SOUTH OF THE POKO RIVER IN
    CAMBODIA. TREATMENT TEAM (DDT) 5 WAS SUBORDINATE TO V-2.
    DDT 5 MOVED UP AND DOWN THE BORDER DEPENDANT ON THE
    LOCATIONS OF MAJOR BATTLES THAT OCCURRED WITH US
    FORCES. DDT 5 AT ONE POINT MOVED SOUTH TO THE BORDER OF
    QUANG DUC PROVINCE. V-211 REMAINED IN THE NORTHERN WING
    FROM MARCH TO DECEMBER 1966, WHEN IT WAS MOVED TO THE
    CENTRAL WING. SOMETIME DURING 1969 V-211 WAS MOVED BACK
    TO THE NORTHERN WING, DUE TO THE SHORTAGE OF FOOD.
    ACCORDING TO DR DAI, THE NORTHERN WING WAS THE LOCATION
    OF THE LOGISTICS BRIDGEHEAD FROM THE NORTH. DR DAI WAS
    NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE A SPECIFIC LOCATION FOR V-211, BUT
    RECALLED IT WAS LOCATED NEXT TO A SMALL STREAM CALLED
    "SUOI LE", WHICH BRANCHED OFF OF A LARGER STREAM CALLED
    "SOUI LA". DR DAI RECALLED THAT IN ADDITION TO HOSPITALS
    (VIEN) V-1, V-21, AKA V-211, V-2, AND TREATMENT TEAM
    (DDT) 5, THERE WERE TWO OTHER TREATMENT TEAMS DESIGNATED
    DDT 3 AND DDT 4. ALL HOSPITALS AND TREATMENT TEAMS WERE
    SUBORDINATE TO THE MILITARY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (QUAN Y)
    OF THE B-3 FRONT (MAT THAN B-3) AKA WESTERN HIGHLANDS
    FRONT (MAT THAN TAY NGUYEN). THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT
    REMAINED WITH THE FRONT HEADQUARTERS (BO CHI HUY MAT
    THAN) OF B-3 EACH TIME IT MOVED. DR DAI SAID THE
    HEADQUARTERS MOVED FREQUENTLY THROUGHOUT THE WARTIME

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   R 160904Z NOV 92 PSN 863759P38

   FM CJTFFA DET ONE BANGKOK TH

   TO CDR JTF-FA HONOLULU HI

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   DIA WASHDC//POW-MIA//           CDRUSACILHI HICKAM HI//
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   UNCLASSIFIED 0348 NOV 92
   DIA PASS TO DOD POW-MIA CENTRAL DOCUMENTATION OFFICE
   SUBJ:SRV ORAL HISTORY; INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR LE CAO
S  DAI
E  YEARS. DR DAI RECALLED THAT OTHER FRONTS ORGANIZED
C  DURING THE SAME PERIOD INCLUDED B-1 (INTER REGION AKA
T  MILITARY REGION 5), B-2 (SOUTHERN VIETNAM), B-4 (TRI-
I  THIEN-HUE), AND B-5 (HIGHWAY 9 AND SOUTHERN LAOS).
O
N  4. CONCERNING US POW'S, DR DAI SAID THAT DURING THE TIME
A  V-211 WAS LOCATED IN THE CENTRAL WING INSIDE CAMBODIA,
L  (I.E MARCH 1966 TO 1969) A CAMP FOR US POW'S WAS
   LOCATED ONE HOUR WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE HOSPITAL. DR
M  DAI ESTIMATED THE DISTANCE AS BEING FROM THREE TO FIVE
S  KILOMETERS. HE SAID HE PASSED BY THE CAMP ON AT LEAST
G  ONE OCCASION AND RECALLED HAVING SEEN APPROXIMATELY 30
   TO 40 US POW'S HELD THERE. DR DAI SAID HE WAS UNABLE TO
   IDENTIFY ANY OF THE MEN HELD IN THE CAMP. DR DAI LATER
   HAD CONTACT WITH ONE BLACK US POW AND ONE CAUCASIAN POW
   WHO WERE BROUGHT TO V-211 FOR TREATMENT OF WOUNDS. HE
   SAID BOTH OF THE MEN ARRIVED AT THE HOSPITAL SOMETIME
   DURING 1968 OR 1969 AND (NO SPECIFIC TIME RECALLED). DR DAI
   SAID BOTH OF THE POW'S DIED WHILE IN THE HOSPITAL, AND BOTH WERE
   SUBSEQUENTLY BURIED IN THE V-211 HOSPITAL
   CEMETERY LOCATED NEARBY. DR DAI WAS NOT ABLE TO RECALL
   ANY DETAILS CONCERNING THE CAUCASIAN POW, BUT HE
   DID VAGUELY RECALL THE BLACK MAN. HE SAID THAT WHEN HE FIRST
   SAW THE MAN HE APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN RECENTLY
   WOUNDED IN BATTLE. HE RECALLED THAT THE BLACK MAN WAS
   SHORT AND HAD DARK SKIN. DR DAI WAS NOT ABLE TO TYPE THE
   BLOOD DUE TO A LACK OF REFRIGERATION. HE WAS NOT ABLE TO
   PROVIDE ANY OTHER PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION. DR DAI SAID THE
   BLACK MAN HAD SUFFERED A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE BUTTOCKS
   AND THE WOUND WAS SERIOUS. THE BLACK MAN ENTERED THE
   HOSPITAL AND DIED SOMETIME DURING 1968, AND DR DAI
   ATTEMPTED TO PRESERVE THE SKELETAL REMAINS, BUT WAS
   UNSUCCESSFUL DUE TO LACK OF FORMALDEHYDE. HE ATTEMPTED
   TO SUBSTITUTE BY USING A SALINE SOLUTION, BUT DECIDED TO
   BURY THE REMAINS ABOUT ONE TO TWO MONTHS AFTER THE MAN
   DIED, DUE TO THE ODOR. DR DAI RECALLED THAT THE TWO
   AMERICANS WERE BURIED IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO EACH OTHER,
   AND NEAR A BAMBOO CLUMP WHICH WAS NEXT TO A SMALL
   STREAM.

   5. WHEN ASKED ABOUT A SKELETAL REMAINS USED AS A
   TRAINING AID, DR DAI SAID HE RECALLED THAT ONE SKELETAL
   REMAINS WAS RECOVERED FROM A STREAM BED IN SA THAY
   DISTRICT OF KON TUM PROVINCE. HE SAID THIS REMAINS WAS
   RECOVERED AFTER INTENSE FIGHTING WHICH OCCURRED SOMETIME
   DURING 1968 OR 1969. ALL FLESH WAS REMOVED FROM THE
   REMAINS BY THE SWIFT CURRENT AND HE WAS NOT ABLE TO
   DETERMINE THE RACIAL ORIGIN OF THE REMAINS. DR DAI SAID
   THE B-3 FRONT WA REDESIGNATED AS THE PAVN 3RD CORPS
   AFTER THE WAR ENDED, AND HE WENT TO VISIT THE CORPS
   ABOUT TWO MONTHS PRIOR TO THE INTERVIEW. WHILE VISITING
   THE 3RD CORPS, HE HEARD THAT THE SKELETAL REMAINS
   RECOVERED DURING 1968 WAS RETURNED TO THE 3RD CORPS
   MEDICAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL ( TRUONG Y SI QUAN DOAN BA )
   AFTER THE WAR. DR DAI SAID THAT DURING A TRIP TO THE US
   HE MET WITH MR [XXXX] [XXXX] IN WASHINGTON D.C., AND
   MENTIONED TO HIM THE FACT THAT HE KNEW ABOUT SOME
   AMERICANS WHO DIED WHILE IN THE B-3 HOSPITAL.

   6. WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF RECORDS STILL
   EXISTING FROM THE V-211 HOSPITAL, DR DAI SAID HE DID
   RECALL SOME LIMITED RECORDS OF THE HOSPITAL WERE
   TRANSFERRED TO HOSPITAL (VIEN V-21) IN PLEIKU CITY AFTER
   THE WAR ENDED. DR DAI STRESSED THAT THESE RECORDS WERE
   IN VERY POOR CONDITION DUE TO MOISTURE, AND HE WAS NOT
   SURE IF THEY WERE STILL READABLE. DR DAI SUGGESTED SA
   CONTACT DR DIEP (DDIEEPJ) AT V-21 HOSPITAL CONCERNING
   THE RECORDS. SA INFORMAED DR DAI HE HAD ALREADY
   INTERVIEWED DR DIEP, AND THAT DR DIEP HAD ALREADY
   PLEDGED TO ATTEMPT TO LOCATE ANY AVAILABLE RECORDS OF
   THE WARTIME HOSPITAL. WHEN ASKED CONCERNING OTHER
   POTENTIAL WITNESSES FOR INTERVIEWS, DR DAI SUGGESTED SA
   CONTACT DR HA NHUONG (NHUWNGX), THE FORMER HEAD OF THE
   PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF V-211 HOSPITAL DURING THE WAR.
   DR DAI SAID DR NHUONG WAS REASSIGNED TO MILITARY
   HOSPITAL 108 AFTER THE WAR AND HE RETIRED SOMETIME
   DURING 1990. HE RECALLED THAT DR NHUONG RESIDED FOUR

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   TO CDR JTF-FA HONOLULU HI

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   DIA WASHDC//POW-MIA//           CDRUSACILHI HICKAM HI//
   NSC WASHDC                      SCESTATE WASHDC//CA/OCS/CCS/EAP//
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   UNCLASSIFIED 0348 NOV 92
   DIA PASS TO DOD POW-MIA CENTRAL DOCUMENTATION OFFICE
   SUBJ:SRV ORAL HISTORY; INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR LE CAO
S  DAI
E  PARIS AGREEMENTS, BUT DR NHUONG REMAINED IN THE AREA
C  UNTIL THE WAR ENDED. HE SAID THAT IN HIS PERSONAL
T  OPINION, DR NHUONG WOULD BETTER BE ABLE TO RELOCATE THE
I  CEMETERY WHERE THE TWO AMERICANS WERE BURIED. DR DAI
O  STRESSED THAT RECOVERING THE REMAINS MIGHT BE DIFFICULT
N  DUE TO MINES AND BOOBY-TRAPS LEFT BEHIND BY FORCES OF
A  BOTH SIDES. HE SAID THE REMAINS OF PAVN SOLDIER,S WHO
L  DIED AND WERE BURIED NEAR THE HSOPITAL, WERE RECOVERED
   BY PAVN FORCES AFTER THE WAR ENDED, AND THESE REMAINS
M  WERE REINTERRED AT DAK TO IN KON TUM PROVINCE. DR DAI
S  SAID THE REMAINS OF PAVN SOLDIERS WERE IDENTIFIED BASED
G  ON A WRITTEN RECORD PLACED IN A MEDICINE VIAL AND BURIED
   WITH THE REMAINS. HE SAID HE COULD NOT RULE OUT THE
   POSSIBILITY THAT THE REMAINS OF THE TWO AMERICANS WERE
   ALSO RECOVERED ALONG WITH THE PAVN REMAINS.

   6. DR DAI SAID HE RECALLED THAT ONE ADDITIONAL REMAINS
   WAS DISCOVERED IN THE AREA OF V-211 HOSPITAL DURING
   1971. HE SAID THESE REMAINS WERE COMPLETELY DECOMPOSED
   AND NO DETERMINATION WAS MADE AS TO RACIAL ORIGIN. THE
   REMAINS WERE FOUND BY A PAVN SOLDIER (NAME NOT RECALLED)
   ASSIGNED TO THE V-211 SECURITY FORCE. THE SOLDIER WHO
   FOUND THE REMAINS REPORETED THAT A RIFLE WITH A WOODEN
   STOCK WAS FOUND NEXT TO THE REMAINS. THE STOCK HAD BEEN
   EATEN AWAY BY TERMITES. (NOTE: THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE
   TRI-BORDER AREA WILL RECALL THAT TERMITE MOUNDS OVER ONE
   METER HIGH WERE QUITE COMMON). THE SAME SOLDIER ALOS
   FOUND A SEIKO WATCH WHICH WAS STILL OPERABLE, WHICH THE
   SOLDIER WAS ALLOWED TO RETAIN AS A WAR TROPHY. THE WATCH
   HAD A DATE ENGRAVED ON THE REVERSE SIDE, BUT DR DAI WAS
   NOT ABLE TO RECALL THE DATE. DR DAI SPECULATED THE THE
   REMAINS WERE ASSOCIATED WITH A CASUALY FROM A COMMANDO
   (BIET KICH) FORCE THAT RAIDED THE V-211 HOSPITAL DURING
   1971. HE SAID ONE US HELICOPTER WAS SHOT DOWN BY THE
   HOSPITAL SECURITY FORCE DURING THE RAID. DR DAI RECALLED
   THAT THE HELICOPTER ARRIVED IN THE AREA OF THE HOSPITAL
   TO EXTRACT MEMBERS OF THE RAIDING PARTY, BUT SHORTLY
   AFTER LIFTING OFF THE HELICOPTER WAS SHOT DOWN. HE
   ESTIMATED THE CRASH SITE WAS LOCATED ABOUT ONE TO TWO
   KILOMETERS FROM HOSPITAL V-211'S LOCATION AT THAT TIME.
   DR DAI SAID HE DID NOT RECALL THE DISPOSITION OF THE
   REMAINS FOUND WITH THE RIFLE AND SEIKO WATCH.

   7. WHEN ASKED CONCERNING OTHER HOSPITAL LOCATIONS WHERE
   US PERSONNEL MIGHT AHVE BEEN BURIED, DR DAI SAID HE
   RECALLED PASSING THROUGH A PAVN MILITARY HOSPITAL
   LOCATED IN SARAVAN PROVINCE, LAOS WHILE EN ROUTE TO THE
   B-3 FRONT DURING 1966. HE COULD NOT RECALL THE
   DESIGNATION OF THE HOSPITAL, BUT DID RECALL THAT THE
   DIRECTOR WAS DR HUE (HUEEJ)  (LNU). DR DAI SAID HE WAS
   AWARE THAT A LARGE HOSPITAL HAD EXISTED IN INTER REGION
   5, BUT HE HAD NEVER GONE THERE DUE TO THE DISTANCE AND
   RUGGED TERAIN. DR DAI COULD NOT RECALL THE DESIGNATION
   OF THE MR5 HOSPITAL BUT DID RECALL THE DIRECTOR WAS DR
   HA VAN MAO (MAOJ). HE SAID DR MAO RETURNED TO HANOI
   AFTER THE WAR AND WAS CURRENTLY ASSIGNED TO
   DEPARTMENT A3 OF MILITARY HOSPITAL 108. DR DAI SAID HE
   INTENDED TO CONTACT THE FORMER DIRECTORS OF THE WARTIME
   HOSPITALS, AS WELL AS OTHER STAFF MEMBERS WHO MIGHT BE
   KNOWLEDGABLE CONCERNING US PERSONNEL, TO SEE IF THEY
   WOULD BE WILLING TO BE INTERVIEWED. DR DAI SAID HE WAS
   OPTIMISTIC REGARDING THEIR WILLINGNESS TO BE
   INTERVIEWED, BECAUSE HE HIMSELF HAD ENJOYED THE
   OPPORTUNITY TO SIT DOWN AND DISCUSS THE WAR WITH SOMEONE
   WHO SERVED IN THE SAME AREA AS HE DURING THE WAR. DR DAI
   SAID HE HAD MET WITH SEVERAL AMERIACN PERSONNEL AFTER
   THE WAR AND HAD NO INTENTION OF WITHHOLDING INFORMATION
   CONCERNING US PERSONNEL, BUT HE SIMPLY HAD DIFFICULTY
   HOLDING SUCH A CONVERSATION WITH YOUNG "NGO" PERSONNEL,
   BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT RELATE TO THE PLACES AND
   INCIDENTS TO WHICH HE REFERRED.

   8. WHEN ASKED CONCERNING OTHER US PERSONNEL HE MIGHT
   HAVE HAD CONTACT WITH DURING THE WAR, DR DAI SAID HE WAS
   ONLY ABLE TO RECALL ONE OTHER OCCASION WHEN HE OBSERVED
   US POW'S. HE SAID THAT SOMETIME DURING AUGUST OR
   SEPTEMBER OF 1971 HE WAS CALLED BACK TO HANOI FOR A

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   UNCLASSIFIED 0348 NOV 92
   DIA PASS TO DOD POW-MIA CENTRAL DOCUMENTATION OFFICE
   SUBJ:SRV ORAL HISTORY; INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR LE CAO
S  DAI
E  RECALLED WHERE HE OBSERVED TWO OR THREE US MALE,
C  CAUCASIAN POW'S. HE COULD ONLY RECALL THAT THE COMMO-
T  LIAISON STATION WAS LOCATED ON THE BAC (BACJ) RIVER
I  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN HIGHWAY 9 AND THE B-3 FRONT. HE
O  VAGUELY RECALLED THE TIME OF THE SIGHTING AS BEING LATE
N  DECEMBER. HE WAS NOT ABLE TO RECALL ANY FURTHER DETAILS.
A  CONCERNING THE SIGHTING.
L
   9. DR DAI SAID THE ONLY OTHER INFORMATION HE HAD
M  CONCERNING US PERSONNEL WAS GIVEN TO HIM BY AN
S  ACQUAINTANCE. HE THEN PRODUCED A SLIP OF PAPER WITH THE
G  FOLLOWING IDENTIFICATION MEDIA INFORMATION "LENT MICHAEL
   M US 52779750 A POS 073 34 9621 JEWISH". ALTHOUGH THIS
   WAS THE ONLY NAME IN POSSESSION OF DR DAI, THE SLIP PF
   PAPER AND A HANDWRITTEN NOTATION INDICATING IT WAS THE
   SECORD NAME IN A SERIES OF AT LEAST TWO NAMES. SA
   INFORMED DR DAI THAT THE NAME DID NOT APPEAR ON THE LIST
   OF ACTIVE CASES.
   10. COMMENT: DR DAI PROVIDED HIS INFORMATION IN A
   STRAIGHTFORWARD MANNER. IN THOSE INSTANCES WHERE HE DID
   NOT KNOW THE ANSWER TO A QUESTION HE GAVE A NEGATIVE
   RESPONSE RATHER THAN FABRICATE AN ANSWER. DR DAI
   INDICATED SECERAL TIMES THAT HE DOES HAVE PERSONAL
   DIARIES WITH MORE DETAILED INFORMATION. HE PLEDGED TO
   REVIEW THOSE DIARIES PRIOR TO A FUTURE INTERVIEW
   SESSION. DR DAI ALSO PLEDGED TO LOCATE OTHER WARTIME
   MEDICAL PERSONNEL WHO HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF US CASUALTIES.

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