Name: Tucker P.E. Gougleman
Branch/Rank: CIVILIAN
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record:
Date of Loss: 29 March 1975
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 104500 North  1064000 East
Status (in 1973):
Category: 1
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: GROUND
Other Personnel in Incident:
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. Updated 2001.
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THE INSIDER   (Volume III, Number 1)    January 1993
....In the case of Tucker Gouglemann a CIA operative who vanished in
Saigon as Communist forces advanced on the capitol in April 1973; 18
months after he disappeared, his body was turned over to the U.S. and
his captors had showed him no mercy; virtually every bone in his body
had been expertly and brutally broken....
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American Opinion
Belmont, MA 02178
.... The Missing
The Reds lie whenever it suits their purpose.  For example, in 1975 when
they were denying they held any Americans in captivity, retired C.I.A.
officer Tucker Gouggelman was in Saigon's Chi Hoa prison.  The Soviet
K.G.B. was reportedly called in to help interrogate him.  In any event,
Mr. Gouggelman "died" in 1976 and his body - which the enemy denied
having - was shipped home a year later.....
.....Montgomery specifically asked the Vietnamese about two Americans -
Arlo Gay, a civilian who was known to have been captured in the Mekong
delta in early 1975, and Tucker Gouggleman, a retired CIA agent who was
thought to be held in Saigon. He was told that those Americans were not
held by the Vietnamese. (Arlo Gay was released in September of 1976 and
said that in December 1975 he was in Son Tay prison, outside Hanoi.
Gouggleman's fate would become known later.).....
.....The day before the delegation was scheduled to leave, the
Vietnamese unexpectedly offered to hand over twelve sets of American
remains. In addition, they said, they would hand over the remains of
Tucker Gouggleman who had, unfortunately, died in a Saigon prison in the
summer of 1976! According to Dr. Shields, Montgomery "didn't blink an
eye", and no further questions were asked. Montgomery left Hanoi
convinced, once again, that there were no Americans alive in Vietnam....
                        VIETNAMESE OVERTURES
....It is interesting to note that: (1) Jimmy Carter was the
newly-elected president when the Vietnamese handed over the recently
deceased remains of Tucker Gouggleman a year and a half after they had
claimed he was not in their hands, and when the Lao made ready to hand
to Leonard Woodcock a list of half the Americans in their control; (2)
Ronald Reagan was the newly-elected president when the Vietnamese
secretly offered to sell U.S. POWs for $4 billion; (3) George Bush's
inauguration day was selected by the Vietnamese to send Yoshida to tell
the world that he was held with American POWs.
With each new U.S. Administration, the Vietnamese have made an overture, 
apparently in the hope that a new course will be taken. Each time 
they have been disappointed, and it is continually made clear to them 
that the USG, under every Administration, is anxious to let the issue, 
like the POWs, die.................
The Bamboo Cage, by Nigel Cawthorn
                   The Full Story of the American Servicemen still held
                   hostage in South-East Asia.
Page 113
.... The only American known to have been in Chi Hoa prison after April,
1975, and not repatriated was a civilian called Tucker Gougelmann. The
Vietnamese say he died in June, 1976.............
CIA honors ex-agent slain in Vietnam
June 8, 2001 Posted: 4:27 PM EDT (2027 GMT)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The Central Intelligence Agency carved a new black
star into its white marble memorial wall to mark the death of a former
officer killed after 11 months of torture in Vietnam in 1976, the CIA said
on Friday.....