Serial 1617

[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.

[This release includes the material withheld by the FBI. That material is designated in red type.]

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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 [Pan American Airlines] 22 January 15 and return to U.S. on PAA 228 on Dec. [Jan.] 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 [Cyrus Vance, Secretary of State]

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Originally posted on May 13th, 2018.

Last modified on July 15th, 2022.
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