Miller, Luanne   [some records state Lucille]

Name: Luanne Miller
Branch/Rank: Civilian
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record:
Date of Loss: 12 March 1975
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates:
Status (in 1973): N/A
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, CAPTURED, Carolyn Paine Miller, Christian Herald
Books, 1977, B/Gen Elmo Baker.  2020

REMARKS: Released from Hanoi 10/75

Carolyn Miller was captured by the NVN in 1975.  She and her family were
members of the Wycliffe Bible Translators whose mission is to go live among
remote ethnic groups, learn their language and write them a Bible.  Assigned
to South Vietnam in 1961 to study the Bru tribespeople, they lived among
them and began compiling a manuscript for the Bible translation. In March of
1975, the entire group was rounded up by the Communists and hiked North.
They eventually arrived in Son Tay. She described her quarters as a former
prison with one wall bombed out. She and family were housed in the Opium Den
and visited (interogated) by an the same Vietnamese that had contact with
American Prisoners of War prior to 1973, a smooth talking, mild mannered
officer that obviously was Ngyen Van Dung or Happy Dan, aka Soft Soap Fairy,
Cat's "good guy" guy in the good guy-bad guy routine. He was still
complaining about having a better education than his superiors and yet he
was not invited to attend the national congress that year.

The family was ousted months later, November, without the fifty-thousand
word manuscript that represented their fourteen years of work. They returned
to the States to accept another assignment.