HENDERSON, ALEXANDER

DECEASED 2001

Name: Alexander Henderson
Rank/Branch: Civilian
Unit: under contract to USG
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record:
Date of Loss: 01 February 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 162734N 1073551E
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
REFNO: 1023

Other Personnel in Incident: Daves, Gary CIV (released); Gostas, Theodore,
USA (released); Meyer, Lewis CIV (released); Olsen, Robert CIV (Released);
Page, Russell CIV (Released); Rander, Donald USA (Released); Rushton, Thomas
CIV (Released); Spalding, Richard CIV (Released); Stark, Lawrence CIV
attached to USN (Released); Willis, Charles CIV (Released).

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK 14 February 1997 from one or more of the
following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources and information
provided by Ret. Major Gostas.  2023

REMARKS: 730316 Released by PRG

SYNOPSIS:

Henderson was working in the northern part of South Vietnam during TET '68
when Hue came under seige. Ret. Major Ted Gostas recalls being trapped in
the city without his radio, and being unable to warn hundreds of 5th Marines
as they walked into an ambush. Government records indicate Henderson and 11
others were captured soon afterward. Ten of those were civilians working
with the Vietnamese.