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AMPN/SUBJ: EVALUATION OF SRV ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW - SENIOR
COLONEL VU VAN HO//

REF/A/RMG/CDR JTF-FA/170002ZAUG93//

RMKS/1. REF A DOCOMENTS AN INTERVIEL WITH MR VU VAN HO. A
RETIRED SENIOR COLONEL (SRCOL) AND FORMER POLITICAL OFFICER OF
THE 4TH REGIMENT, PAVN MILITARY REGION TRI THIEN HUE (MR-TTH)
SRCOL HO PROVIDED INFORMATION THAT PROBABLY CORRELATES TO CASE
1402, [XXXX],[XXXX][XXXX]., AN UNRESOLVED CASE.

2. SRCOL HO'S ACCOUNT OF THE CAPTURE OF A DOWNED U.S. HELICOPTER
PILOT IN THE NORTHERN PHU LOC DISTRICT PROBABLY CORRELATES WITH
REFNO 1402, BASED ON THE LOCATION AND YEAR OF THE INCIDENT AND
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS. HIS INFORMATION IS CONSISTENT WITH
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN JTF-FA FILES,  WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE
INCIDENT DATE. THE REFNO 1402 INCIDENT OCCURRED IN MARCH 11969, NOT
AUGUST AS REPORTED BY SRCOL HO.

3. SRCOL HO ALSO PROVIDED LIMITED SECOND-HAND INFORMATION
CONCERNING AN INCIDENT WHICH OCCURRED IN NOVEMBER l967. THIS
INFORMATION DOES NOT CORRELATE WITH ANY DATA IN JTF-FA FILES.

4. FORWARDED TO CDRPERSCOM FOR APPROPRIATE ACTION. A SANITIZED

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COPY OF REF A WILL BE PROVIDED SEPARATE FOR RELEASE.

5. EVAL: [XXXX]//

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