Serial 1321

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1321 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. THe text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978STATE319834_d.html. ]

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STATE 319834
ORIGIN SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 CA-01 FAA-00 FBIE-00 USSS-00 SY-05
ARA-11 DOTE-00 SYE-00 INR-10 INRE-00 /034 R
DRAFTED BY CA/SCS: MACELLA/SD
APPROVED BY CA/SCS: SADOBRENCHUK
CA/SCS:RMCKENZIE
FAA/ACS:ACASUCCI (PHONE)
DESIRED DISTRIBUTION
FBIE, USSS, ARA
——————077285 201600Z /46

O 201541Z DEC 78 ZFF4
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN NIACT IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN NIACT IMMEDIATE
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E.O.112065 N/A
TAGS: CASC, GY (PEOPLES TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: W/W TRAVEL OF SKY MARSHALS

1. For both posts: Federal Aviation advises that seven sky marshals will be flying to Georgetown to escort Peoples Temple members back to the U.S. embassies are requested to meet give intelligence briefings and make arrangements for storage of arms. They will be departing New York on Pan Am 227 Dec 20 and return to the U.S. on Pan Am 228 on Dec 21. Pan Am is making hotel reservations.

2. For Port of Spain: Air marshals disembarking at Port of Spain are Bert Seesarn and Frank White.

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3. For Georgetown: Air marshals going on to Georgetown are Don Blazer team leader, Jim Rae, Jessie Ayala, Howard McGlothlin and Garth Wake.

Vance [Cyrus Vance, Secretary of State]

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Originally posted on July 15th, 2020.

Last modified on July 5th, 2022.
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