Nov 30, 78 • 1440 • Georgetown-State • 4015

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 601 of the FBI’s RYMUR release.

[The State Department FOIA document withheld two mentions of a name, but it was included in the RYMUR release. They are denoted below in red type.]

0 301440Z NOV 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8269
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4015
E.O. 11652: NA
TAGS: CASC (BOGUE, TOM)
SUBJECT: PEOPLE’S TEMPLE – WOUNDED SURVIVOR’S STATUS
REF: STATE 300585

1. CONOFF [CONSUL OFFICER] HAS VISITED TOM BOGUE ALMOST EVERYDAY [EVERY DAY], AND, ACCORDING TO BOTH HIM AND THE HOSPITAL STAFF, HIS CONDITION IS GOOD.

2. ALTHOUGH HIS WOUND WAS INFECTED WHEN HE WAS BROUGHT TO HOSPITAL, IT IS NOW CLEAN AND HEALING PROPERLY.

3. FAMILY MEMBERS IN GEORGETOWN HAVE ALSO VISITED HIM AND APPEAR SATISFIED.

BURKE [John Burke, American ambassador to Guyana]

Originally posted on March 16th, 2020.

Last modified on July 1st, 2022.
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