P 111550Z DEC 78
FM COMUSACIDC WASH DC //CIOP-GCT-B//
TO RUCIPAA/CDR 3RD RGNUSACIDC FT GILLEM GA
INFO RULPAKA/CDR USACIDC CANAL ZONE FIELD OFFICE FORT CLAYTON
CANAL ZONE //CIRC-OP//
RUEFHB/DIR FBI WASGH DC
UNCLAS EFTO FOUO
SUBJ: REQUEST FOR INQUIRY
1. This HQ is in receipt of info from FBI, which alleges that unk U.S. Army pers are in poss of pers papers of the Rev. Jim Jones of the Peoples Temple Church.
2. Info cur avail indic that on 7 Dec 78, a news media rep who desires his ID be protected, advised FBI that US Army helicopter pilots stat in Panama and assigned to assist rec opns in Jonestown, Guyana, allegedly obtained pers papers of Rev. Jones and are holding them until, quote, the price is right, unquote. Further info is unavail.
3. Req you initiate an inquiry to substantiate/refute the existence
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of criminality on the part of U.S. Army pers. Due to the sensitivity of this issue, keep this HQ (CIOP-GCT-B; Cpt. [Name withheld] (AV 289-1357) advised of all developments.
4. Protective markings excluded from automatic termination up para [last two words obliterated]