Nov 21, 78 • 0052 • State-Georgetown • 294467

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R 210052Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
UNCLAS STATE 294467
FROM THE SECRETARY FOR AMBASSADOR BURKE

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: APER
SUBJECT: COMMENDATION

1. I congratulate you and your staff for your devotion to duty, effectiveness under trying conditions, and outstanding handling of the Peoples Temple crisis. Keep up the good work.

2. In particular, I commend DCM Dwyer who accompanied Codel Ryan to Jonestown. Though wounded, he was the last of the survivors to leave Port Kaituma and rallied the remainder of the group until evacuation was possible. His selflessness and heroism are in the finest traditions of the Foreign Service.

Vance

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Originally posted on March 1st, 2020.

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