Jan 10, 1979 • 2207 • State-Georgetown • 07379

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1617 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1979STATE007379_e.html.

[The State Department release withheld the names of the air marshals from this cable. They are denoted below in red type.]

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STATE 007379
ORIGIN SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 FAA-00 FBIE-00 USSS-00 ARA-11 CA-01 DOTE-00 /019 R
DRAFTED BY CA/OCS/EMR:RAMCKENZIE/SD
APPROVED BY CA/OCS/EMR:JLWARD
FAA/ACS:ACASUCCI(PHONE)
DESIRED DISTRIBUTION
FBIE, USSS, ARA
——————129698 110043Z /70

P 102207Z JAN 79
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN PRIORITY
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E.O.112065 N/A
TAGS:CDES, GY (PEOPLES TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: W/W TRAVEL OF SKY MARSHALS

1. FOR BOTH POSTS: FEDERAL AVIATION ADVISES THAT FIVE SKY MARSHALS WILL BE FLYING TO GEORGETOWN TO ESCORT PEOPLES TEMPLE MEMBERS BACK TO U.S. EMBASSIES ARE REQUESTED MEET GIVE INTELLIGENCE BRIEFINGS AND MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR STORAGE OF ARMS. PLEASE NOTE ALL FIVE MARSHALS ARE NEW AND ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH LOCAL PROCEDURES. THEY WILL BE DEPARTING NEW YORK ON PAA 22 JANUARY 15 AND RETURN TO U.S. ON PAA 228 ON DEC. 16. PAA IS MAKING HOTEL RESERVATIONS.

2. FOR PORT OF SPAIN: AIR MARSHAL DISEMBARKING AT PORT OF SPAIN IS LEO SHEPHERD.

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3. FOR GEORGETOWN: AIR MARSHALS GOING ON TO GEORGETOWN ARE RAY SALAZAR TEAM LEADER, GEORGE TEABAY, JIM HORAN, AND EARL MALLARD.

VANCE

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Originally posted on October 19th, 2020.

Last modified on July 15th, 2022.
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