Name: Charles Gale Dusing
Rank/Branch: E9/US Air Force
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


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.