Name: Russell J. Page
Rank/Branch: Civilian
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record:
Date of Loss: 01 February 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 163300N 1073800E
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1023

Other Personnel in Incident: Gostas, Theodore USA (released); Henderson,
Alexander CIV (released); Meyer, Lewis CIV (released); Olsen, Robert CIV
(Released); Daves, Lawrence 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 and Lawrence Stark.

REMARKS: 730319 Released by PRG


Page was working in the northern part of South Vietnam during TET '68 when
Hue came under seige. Ret. Major Ted Gostas (135th MIBN PROV) recalls being
trapped without his radio in the city, and being unable to warn hundreds of
5th Marines as they walked into an ambush and their death. Government
records indicate Page and 11 others were captured soon afterward. Ten of
those were civilians working with the Vietnamese.

Russell Page was held captive for 4 1/2 years prior to his release on March
16, 1973. He lived in Michigan prior to his death.