HELP US SAVE THE NUNGS !!

(Bios part 1 of 3)

#01:Name: Vong A Sach Date of Birth: 12 March 1945 VRD: 16/37/90 Camp # at High Island Detention Centre: 119083 Dateof Arrival in Hong Kong: 24 February 1990

Period and Nature of Service for the United States

1964-1965: Joined the US Forces, Unit APO 96295, Team l. Position was deputy leader of platoon stationed in the Nung Pay camp of Plei Ku. Role of unit was to search for Viet Cong to engage in combat. Captain P. Robbins IV.

1965-1966: Served in the 3rd and 8th teams of the reconnaissance paratroopers, unit APO 96240. Stationed in the B50 Omega Nung camp at Nha Trang. Was sent to Thai, Cambodian and Loa borders to gether intelligence information. Sgt Keport (Cabot?). Sgt Matin ("Martin). NOTE: in conversation with Eulis Presley he thinks Sgt Keport (cabot?) was Tim Kephart.

1967-1968 Served in the 3d Platoon of the lst company, Unit APO 96243, and stationed in the Hong Ngoc Tao camp in Thu Duc. Combat trooper. Sgt Smith.

6/1/68: Transferred to the Ranger forces of the ARVN, service number G5A/175716. Deferred service due to poor health.

Documentary/Photographic Proof of Service for US

No photographs in SF uniform--most were burnt after the fall of Saigon. Some were buried but discovered in 1976.

Has a (poor) photocopy of a document signed by CP Robbins IV, Captain, ARMIR Commanding, dated 1965 acknowledging service in the Special kForces. Document Marked "Detachment A-l, 5th SFG (Abn) lst SF, APO US Forces 96295". States he served from 1 July 1964 to 30 January 1965 in the Nung Security Platoon.

Other documents of less significance corroborating aspects of his life history on file.

#02:Name: Moc Manh Cuong (aka Tsi Cun Mui)

Date of Birth: 12 December 1929 (aka 15 October 1943) VRD: 59/17/90 Camp # at High Island Detention Centre: 118620 Date of Arrival in Hong Kong: 223 April 1990 Ethnicity: Nung

Period and Nature of Service for the United States

1965: (A503) APO 96240. B-55 Detachment Special Forces in Nha Trang. Combat trooper. Went into forest in seach of enemy troops. Commander was Duong Kin On. Position was squad leader.

1966-1967: Was captured and was a prissoner of war.

1968: Nha Trang, APO 96240, A503, Combat Commando Unit using 81mm and 106mm heavy guns. Sgt Robert, Sgt Nicolas (Nicorad), Sgt Coi. NOTE: Eulis Presley believes names are Sgt Coy and Kenny Rogerts.

1969-1970: Nha Trang. Mike Force, Combat trooper. Captain William Dyer.

Documentary?Photographic Proof of Service for US

No photographs of Mr Moc in US uniform. Burned them all after the fall of Saigon.

Letter of REcommendation signed by William B Dyer Jr., Captain, Infantry, Adjutant. "Department of the Army, Detachment B-55, (5th Mobile Strike Force Command), 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), lst Special Forces, APO 96240". Certificate dated 24 December 1970. States Tsi Cun Mui served in capacity of CLP-1 with 5th Mobile Strike Force Command from 1965 to 31December 1970, faithfully and loyally, in combat operations.

Letter from Lien Thanh in US dated 8 August 1990 verifying service.

Vietnamese identity card issued in 1970 in the name of Tsi Cun Mui and Vietnamese identity card issued in 1980 in the name of Moc Manh Cuong corroborates his account of having had to use a false identity after the fall of Saigon.

#03:Name: Moc A Pao Date of Birth: 10 DEcember 1950 VRD: 60/6/90 Camp # at High island Detention Centre: 118820 Date of Arrival in Hong Kong: 23 April 1990 Ethnicity: Nung

Period and Nature of Service for the United States

1968-1969: Served on an airboat, Cao Lanh, Kien Phong. APO 96215. C4 Team, A-404, B-40. Supervisor Sgt Craker, Captain Beat. Dennis T Becker.

Documentary/Photographic Proof of Service for US

No Photographs of Mr Moc in US uniform. They were destroyed after 1975 to conceal service.

Certificate of Completion (poor photocopy). Incomprehensibe signature but appears to be signed by an American. Dated 29 June 1968. States that Mr Moc satisfactorily completed his service in "Company D, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), lst Special Forces, APO San Francisco 96215".

#04:Name: Diep Hoai Sung (aka Chao Chi Khang) Date of Birth: 1950 VRD: 61/7/90 Camp # at High Island Detention Centre: 119054 Date of Arrival in Hang Kong: 24 April 1990 Ethnicity: Nung

Period and Natue of Sevice for the United States

Mr Diep served from February 1966 to December 1969 under his deceased older brother's name (Chao Chi Khang) with the AUS Special Forces as a combat trooper. (Mr Diep was too young at the time to serve in his own right.) He served in Nha Trang and then in Kontum, near the aLaotian border with MIKE Force. He wore US fatigues and carried an M79 rifle, which he used to kill and wound the Vietcong. He was himself wounded three times and bears some scars from this.

1966-l968: The Loi Ho Team, Cau Da, Nha Trang, APO 96240. Battalion Commander-- Hoang Van Bao. Company Leader-- Ho Chong Kit. Company Commander-- John McDermott (Nickname "Mac".). Dragon mark.

1968-1969: CCC. Unit B-15 at Kom Tum. APO 96499. Company 5 Mike Force, Platoon Leader "Jiap Ku". Skill and cross-bones.

1969-1969: Continued to serve in the Loi Ho Unit. Belonged to Team 7. Operated at Kon Tum. Squad Leader Kap Lang. Eye.

In 1970 Diep Hoai Sung joined ARVN under his own name . He served as a combat ranger in Combat Group 12 until the fall of Saigon, 30 April 1975. Service # 70/141893

Documentary/Photographic Proof of Service for US

Mr Diep destroyed all photos of his military service at the time of the fall of Saigon because he needed to conceal his background.

Post 1975 Vietnamese regime documents on file corroborate account of Mr Diep that he was incarcerated for several years after the fall of Saigon. Translations of these documents are in Review Board files PBC has but Vietnamese versions do not appear on PBC files.

#05: Name: Chinh Phat Bau Date of Birth: 19 Oct. 1948; VRD: 69/4/90; Camp # at High Island Detention Centre: __ Date of Arrival in HOng Kong: April 1990; Ethnicity: Nung

Period and Nature of Service for the U.S.

Mr. Chinh served with the U.S. Army Task Force in Nha Trang APO 96240, as a security guard from 1965 until 1970. In 1970 he was transferred to B-15 CCC, APO 96499, 5th Special Force Group (Airborne), code name "Thunder Tigers", based in Ontum. He was a paratrooper, responsbile for disseminating information collected by the airborne unit. He made several forays into enemy territory to take photographs and to report on troop buildups. Their operations were in Laos, Cambodia and along the Ho Chi Minh trail. He served until the U.S. withdrawal in 1973.

In 1973 Mr. Chinh went to Pleiku and worked for the South Vienamese government in a group which was responsible for rural pacification. He worked closely with a Vietnamese official until 1975.

His supervisors from November 7, 1965 to Nov. 30, 1969 were John McDermott APO 96240 and Jose Raul De Varona Sr, Cpt. Inf., Security Force Commander.

Brief Description of What Occurred After Fall of Saigon in 1975

In 1975 Mr. Chinh fled Pleiku and went to Saigon. He moved his family to his sister's house and hid his military background. In 1990, Mr. Chinh applied for departure to the U.S. through a programme for persons who had worked for the U.S. (ODP). Soon after he submitted the application on 22 Febr. 1990, Public Security Officers came to the house looking for him. He became very afraid that the authorities had found out about his past and he fled.

Letter of Recommendation dated 30 June 1969 and signed by Jose Raul De Varona Sr, Spt. Inf. SCTY Force CMDR. "HEADQUARTERS, SECURITY FORCE CAMP JOHN F. McDERMOTT, APO 96240". states that Mr. Chinh served as a "CLP" from 7 Nov. 1965 to 30 June 1969, during which time his performance was excellent.

Certificate of Appreciation dated 5 March 1973, issued by the U.S. Dept. of Defence. Signed by 2 Americans whose names cannot be made out. One is titled a "Senior Advisor, STDAT-158". Awarded to Mr. Chinh for "superior performance of duty while serving with Strategic Technical Directorate Assistance Team 158" from Mar. 1970 to Mar. 1973.

Certificate of service by Lien Thanh in U.S., dated 8 Aug. 1990.

Certification of service by Chieu Ngoc Lam in U.S., dated 24 Dec. 1992.

Family members in Hong Kong: wife, 2 daughters, son, and 2 grandsons

#06:Name: Ly To Ha Date of Birth: 1943 VRD: 8Camp # at High Island Detention Centre: 119095 Date of Arrival in Hong Kong: 3 May 1990 Ethnicity: Nung

Period and Nature of Service for the united States

3/65-7/67: Special Forces. Served in Kontum. Last Unit--CCC San Francisco 96499, Combat unit. Team Leader "Barrow"

7/67-7/68: Served in Thu Duc, in Hong Ngoc Tao Barrack APO 96243 combat unit. Captain Beet ("Baird?") also known as Captain "Whiskey", Company commander "Beaver"

7/68-8/70 Served in Ban Me Thuot. Last Unit--KBC 3912.

9/70-4/72: Served in Da Nang. Head Advisor Lieutenant Colonel James Archer (TFIAE Unit). CCN 1st Battle Group APO 96349.

After 1972 Mr Ly transferred to serve with the ARVN.

Documentary/Photographic Proof of Service for US

My Ly's original US issued pass is on file, providing him access to base CCN. Pass #c-167-71, Unit CCN-C. Service #l/1940

There are 6 photographs of Mr Ly in US uniform on file.

Original Certificate awarded to Mr Ly on file, acknowledging service from 13 September 1970 to 15 April 1972 and signed by James H Archer on 11 April 1972.

Burned all other documents on fall of Saigon in 1975.

Certification of service by Chieu Nhoc Lam in the US, dated 24 December 1992.

#07:Name: Chenh Nhi Cong (aka Vong Cun Sang) Date of Birth: 8 May 1950 VRD: 130/90 Camp # at High Island Detention Centre: 119058 Date of Arrival in Hong Kong: ll-06-90 Ethnicity: Nung

Period and Nature of Service for the United States (served under birth name Vong Cun Sang)

1967 3 month training in Khan Duc, Da Nang

1976 B15, CCC, San Francisco 96499, Intelligence Officer in Kontum, Cambodia-Laos border, Samericans changed every few months; Vietnamese Captain Phong

1968-1972 CCN, Task Force 1, APO San Francisco 96349 at Da Nang, Lieutenant Colonel James H Arghe ("Archer"), TFIAE, "Fowl" was in charge, another American was nicknamed Sgt "Kawasaki"

Documentary/Photographic Proof of Service for US

Photograph of Mr Chenh with Green Beret

#08:Name: Truong Hoa Duong Date of Birth: 8 July 1935 VRD: 139/90 Camp # at High Island Detention Centre: 119090 Date of Arrival in Hong Kong: 19 June 1990 Ethnicity: Nung

Period and Nature of Service for the United States

1968-1969: US Special Forces C4, Team A-404, APO 96215 B 40 in Cao Lanh, Kien Phong Province, Squad Leader Sgt Craker "Kako", Black American who served in the Korean war). Camp manager was Dennis T Becker, Interpreters were Mr Phi and Mr Chau. Captain "Beet", nicknamed Captain "Whiskey" was in Commander headquarters in Cao Lanh B-40.

Documentary/Photographic Proof of Service for US

Destroyed photographs in 1975 after fall of Saigonk.

Certificate of Completion of a training course with the US Special Forces, June 1968.

#09:Name: Dich Canh Hon (aka Vong Cal Quyen) Date of Birth: 1947 (US army birth date) VRD: 140/1/90 Camp # at High Island Detention Centre: 119135 Date of Arrival in Hong Kong: June 1990 Ethnicity: Nung

Period and Natur of Service for the United States

5/1965-9/1966 Joined US Special Forces under false identity Vong Cal Quyen. MIKE Force unit A-302, APO 96227 C3, in Phuoc Hai, Bien Hoa, as assistant squad leader, Supervisor, Mr "Wall", In September 1966 began using real name Dich Can Hon.

9/1966-1967 Hill 110-96th secret base in Laos, Supervisor- Major Cone, Colonel Ho Tieu, and Mr Mike. Unit operated many intelligence works and collected information about infiltrations of the communist troops from North to South Vietnam along Ho Chi Minh trail of Truong Son Mountains.

1967-1971 Cao Lan, Kien Phong, Air-boat unit of Special Forces of Command C4 Team A 404 APO 96215, B-40, squad leader in Unit Thuyen Bay, Squad leader Sgt Cracker )Kaku"), Captain Pitt ("Beet"), Sgt Lee (Known as Doctor Lee). Dennis T Becker, Camp manager

After 1971 Joined ARVN in Thua Thien Hue

Documentary/Photographic Proof of Service forUS

Certification of Completion of "Airboat Operator training Course "In Company "D", 5th Special Forces (Airborne), APO 96215 on 29 June 1968, signed by Rayond C Mullen Jr.

Certificatio of Chieu Ngoc Lam

Certificatio of Lien Thanh

All photos destroyed in 1975

#10:Name: Duong Cam Sang Date of Birth: 28 August 1948 VRD: 151/1/90 Camp # at High Island Detention Centre: 118370 Date of Arrival in Hong Kong: 28 June 1990 Ethnicity: Nung

Period and Nature of Service for the United States

1967: Nha Trang Security Force. USARV/MACV, APO 96240, James F Kolley, Capt. Conrado A Cabllero Last US Supervisor- James A David. Worked as a security guard.

1968: US Special Forces in Saigon, US Mission Warden Office in Saigon. Worked as security guard. Supervisor-- Steven B Bray, Paul Yockey, Transferred to APO 96215. Nung Platoon leader--Chau A Tai.

1969-1975: Served in ARVN.

Documentary/Photographic Proof of Service for US

Two photographs of Mr Duong in US uniform.

Certificatio of service dated 8 May 1991 by Do Kien Nhieu, Chairman of the Vietnamese Veterans Association Inc.

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