Accession Number : ADA138334

Title :   I Will Never Forget: An Analysis of the POW/MIA (Prisoners of War/Missing in Action) Episode in the War in Southeast Asia.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,H E

PDF Url : ADA138334

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 177

Abstract : A synoptic, personal analysis is made of the situations associated with those Americans lost in Southeast Asia (SEA) from 1962 to 1979 and considered as Prisoners of War (POW) or as missing in action (MIA). The geographic loss points, prisoner treatment, indigenous population attitudes, and political environment are discussed. Probable reasons or trends were sought that could explain why so many who were lost and listed as POW or MIA have not been accounted for. The author discusses US attempts at obtaining an accounting from the Communist governments involved and addresses the claims of live sightings of American prisoners in Vietnam and Laos. He concludes with the belief that there are still some Americans being held by the Communists in SEA.

Descriptors :   *PRISONERS OF WAR, VIETNAM, CAMBODIA, LAOS, WARFARE, HISTORY

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE