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SUBJ/EVALUATION OF SRV ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW - MR. PHAM THANH LE//

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RMKS/1. REF A DOCUMENTS AN INTERVIEW WITH MR. PHAM THANH LE, A
FORMER SPECIAL OPERATIONS OFFICER OF THE C15 SPECIAL OPERATIONS
COMPANY. MR. LE PROVIDED LIMITED GENERAL INFORMATION THAT POSSIBLY
CORRELATES WITH REFNO 1131, [XXXX][XXXX][XXXX], AN UNRESOLVED CASE.
MR. LE ALSO PROVIDED THE NAMES OF OTHER INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY HAVE
INFORMATION CONCERNING UNACCOUNTED-FOR U.S. SERVICEMEN.

2. MR. LE RECALLED THAT HE AND TWO OTHER CADRE FROM HIS UNIT, MR. BA
(DECEASED) AND MR. TOI (DECEASED) WERE INSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE GUARDS
FOR TWO COMMO-LIAISON UNIT CADRE WHO WERE ESCORTING A RECENTLY
CAPTURED AMERICAN PW. THE TEAM ESCORTED THE PW FROM A COMMO-LIAISON
UNIT (BINH DOANF GIAO LIEEN) IN MILITARY REGION 10 NEAR BU NHO
[XU7913)[CORRECTED ILLEGIBLY] CURRENTLY DUC LIEU VILLAGE. TO GROUP
86 NEAR DUC BON YT2597 [CORRECTED ILLEGIBLY]. THE AMERICAN PW WAS A
CAUCASIAN A-37 PILOT, OF MEDIUM BUILD, TALL WITH BROWN HAIR. MR. LE
SAID THAT DURING THE TRIP THE AMERICAN WAS UNINJURED AND WAS DRESSED
IN CIVILIAN CLOTHIN6 (NFI). MR. LE COULD NOT RECALL THE NAMES OF THE
COMMO-LIAISON CADR WHO TOOK CONTROL OF THE PW AFTER REACHING GROUP
86. MR. LE SAID WHILE WORKING AT A MEDICAL UNIT IN LATE 1969 OR
EARLY 1970 HE HEARD THE AMERICAN HAD DIED FROM MALARIA.

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HE COULD NOT RECALL ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE DEATH.

3. MR. LE'S INFORMATION POSSIBLY CORRELATES TO REFNO 1131, HOWEVER,
MR. LE CLAIMED HE DID NOT INQUIRE INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING
THE AMERICAN'S CAPTURE AND FURTHER CLAIMED NO KNOWLEDGE OF SUCH.
JTF-FA RECORDS-INDICATE REFNO 1131 IS THE ONLY LOSS THAT CORRESPONDS
TO THIS INCIDENT. POSSIBLE CORRELATION BASED ON TIME FRAMES OF THE
INCIDENT. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDIVIDUAL INVOLVED AND THE GENERAL
LOCATION OF THE INCIDENT.

4. FORWARDED AFMPC/DPMCB FOR APPROPRIATE ACTION. A SANTIZED
COPY OF REF A WILL BE FORWARDED SEPARATELY FOR RELEASE.
EVAL-[XXXX]//

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