Serial 817

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 817 of the FBI’s RYMUR release.

[The RYMUR release included several deletions, although it did disclose more than the State Department release.]

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[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]

0 021515Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC FLASH 8315
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4075
PLEASE PASS FBI
PLEASE PASS HEW
PLEASE PASS JFK, IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS
PLEASE PASS USSS
E.O. 11652: NA
TAGS: CASC, GY (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE)
SUBJ: TWENTY-ONE MORE SURVIVORS FREED TO TRAVEL
REF: CELLA/ELLICE TELECON 12/2/78

The Embassy has just been notified that the following 26 American citizens, all at the Lamaha Gardens residence, are now free to leave Guyana:

Beikman, Thomas Charles (4/27/57; Indiana) (G2200789, 9/8/76 SFO)

[Several lines deleted]

Gardfrey, Dawn Francine (5/22/63; Indiana) (H1341274, 5/18/77 NO)

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Johnson, Ruby Neal (4/23/22; Tennessee) (G2075581, 8/10/76 SFO)

Jones, James Warren, R. [Jr.] (10/1/60; Indiana) (Z2906926, 10/19/78 GEO)

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Kirkendole [Kirkendale], Chuck Robert (10/16/48; Texas) (G2404629, 9/29/76 SFO)

McCann, Paul Michael (9/26/51; California) (G230769, 2/9/76 LA)

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Stroud, Robert Homer (12/13/57; California) (G1853987, 7/16/76 SFO)

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Yates, Johnnie Mae (9/28/24; Texas) (G2207707, 9/22/76 SFO)

Jonston [Johnston], Laura (10/22/47; unknown) (unknown)

Gubbs [Grubbs], Beatrice aka Orsot (9/30/26; unknown) (unknown)

[Several lines deleted]

NBC has reserved seats on tomorrow’s Pan Am flight 228 due to depart Georgetown at 1300 L (local time) and to arrive at JFK 1845 L.

If any friends or relatives are able to pay fare (US dollars 305), suggested they do so through SCS Trust rather than through travel agents and Pan-American.

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Burke [John Burke, American ambassador to Guyana]

Note by OC/T: Passed INS, JFK New York NY.

Originally posted on May 3rd, 2019.

Last modified on July 2nd, 2022.
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