[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 529 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The State Department release withheld all mention of Jonestown survivor Tom Bogue, but the information was supplied in the RYMUR release. The once-deleted material is denoted below in red type.]
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0 R 280346Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
INFO USSS WASH DC
UNCLAS STATE 300585
E.O. QQYTWC : N/A
TAGS: CASC (BOGUE, TOM)
SUBJECT: PEOPLE’S TEMPLE MEMBERS – WOUNDED SURVIVOR’S STATUS
1. SENATOR TED STEVENS’ OFFICE CALLED IN BEHALF OF RELATIVES OF TOM BOGUE, WHO IS IN HOSPITAL IN GEORGETOWN. FAMILY BELIEVES BECAUSE OF WOUND IN LEG, THAT IT MAY HAVE TO BE AMPUTATED. FAMILY’S WISH IS TO HAVE HIM MEDIVACED TO U.S. ASAQ FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT WHERE HE CAN BE CARED FOR IN MORE MODERN FACILITY. EMBASSY MAY WISH TO HAVE USAID MEDICAL DOCTOR ASSESS TOM BOGUE’S CONDITION.
2. FATHER, MOTHER AND SISTER ARE SAID TO BE IN PARKS [PARK] HOTEL. THERE IS ALSO A SISTER WHO IS WOUNDED BUT IS OUTPATIENT AT HOSPITAL IN GEORGETOWN.
3. SENATOR’S OFFICE WANTS TO KNOW WHY TOM BOGUE HAS NOT BEEN SENT TO U.S. UNDERSTAND EMBASSY CHECKING INTO CASE. PLEASE LET DEPT KNOW ASAP STATUS OF CASE AND WHETHER AND
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WHEN HE CAN BE RETURNED TO U.S.
VANCE [Cyrus Vance, Secretary of State]