DUSING, CHARLES GALE Name: Charles Gale Dusing Rank/Branch: E9/US Air Force Unit: Date of Birth: 11 April 1928 Home City of Record: Charleston SC Date of Loss: 31 October 1965 Country of Loss: South Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 10400N 1070000E (YS224805) Status (in 1973): Prisoner of War Category: 1 Acft/Vehicle/Ground: Ford Truck Other Personnel in Incident: Thomas Moore; Samuel Adams (both POW), Jasper Page, escapee REMARKS: 6512 DIC-ON PRG DIC LIST Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.o.W. NETWORK. SYNOPSIS: On October 31, 1965, four U.S. Air Force personnel were captured while traveling by truck from Vung Tau to Saigon. This incident occurred on Route 15 at grid coordinates YS224805, just on the border of Binh Hoa and Gia Dinh Province of South Vietnam. The individuals involved in this incident are SSgt. Samuel Adams, SSgt. Charles Dusing, TSgt. Thomas Moore and TSgt. Jasper Page. On November 2, 1965, while being taken to a detention camp, Jasper Page, managed to escape and return to U.S. control. It was reported that Samuel Adams had been shot during the same escape that freed Page, but a defector identified Adams' photo as a prisoner at a later date. CIA's analysis of this identification has been inconclusive. The names of all three appeared on the died in captivity list furnished by the Provisional Revolutionary Government (PRG) in 1973 at the Paris Peace Accords. The list reflected that they had died during December 1965, but no details were given. When 591 Americans were released at the end of the war in 1973, Adams, Dusing and Moore were not among them; their names were on a list. No bodies were returned to their families, even though the Vietnamese clearly know where to find the three men. Since that time, Vietnam has doled out handfuls of remains as the political atmosphere seemed appropriate, but Adams, Dusing and Moore remain unaccounted for. The three are among nearly 2500 Americans who remain missing in Indochina. Unlike "MIA's" from other wars, most of these men can be accounted for. Tragically, over 8000 reports concerning Americans still in Southeast Asia have been received by the U.S. since the end of the war. Experts say that the evidence is overwhelming that Americans were left behind in enemy hands. It's time we brought our men home.