Hue "Death March" Victims Found at New Atrocity Site
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Hue "Death March" Victims Found at New Atrocity Site: ; Thua Thien Province officials believe that the communists staged a death march with 250 victims whose remains were recently discovered in yet another mass grave near Hue. Seeking identities officials found witnesses who were Hoi Chanh, former Viet Cong who rallied to the government under the Chieu Hoi (Open Arms) program. They told investigators of seeing more than 300 person force-marched from the Catholic Diocese of Phu Cam on February 5, 1968, under heavy Communist guard. The prisoners hands were bound behind them with wire and linked to one another by other lengths of wire. Many were women and children. Examination of the remains of the victims indicate that many were clubbed to death and some shot. ; Records at Hue show that at least 3,000 persons were reported missing after the 25-day occupation of the city by Communists in the February 1968 Tet Offensive. More than 2,000 bodies have been discovered in more than two dozen mass graves. Photo by Douglas Pike
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