Dec 5, 78 • 1627 • State-Port of Spain • 306764

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STATE 306764
ORIGIN SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-11 ISO-00 CA-01 FAA-00 DOTE-00 EB-08 SSO-00 SY-05 SYE-00 SS-15 /047 R
DRAFTED BY CA:SCS:FHALL:SAS
APPROVED BY CA:SCS:AAGISE
CA:SCS – MCELLA
CA:SCS – LMDAY
FAA/ACSI – BUD KROHN (PHONE)
ARA – RZIMMERMAN (PHONE)
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O 051627Z DEC 78 ZFF4
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN NIACT IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN NIACT
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E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: CASC, GY (PEOPLES TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: SKY-MARSHALS TO ACCOMPANY PEOPLES TEMPLE SURVIVORS
REF: ELLICE/HALL TELECON DECEMBER 4

1. FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION ADVISES THAT TWO ADDITIONAL SKY-MARSHALS, WALTER KORSGAARD AND JOSEPH JENKINS WILL BE ABOARD PANAM FLIGHT 227 ARRIVING PORT OF SPAIN AND GEORGETOWN TONIGHT, DECEMBER 5.

2. KORSGAARD AND JENKINS WILL LEAVE PLANE AT ARRIVAL PORT OF SPAIN AND REBOARD PANAM FLIGHT 228 RETURNING WITH PT SURVIVORS FOLLOWING DAY, DECEMBER 6.

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3. PORT OF SPAIN IS REQUESTED TO MEET AND ASSIST KORSGAARD AND JENKINS. THEY WILL NEED HOTEL RESERVATIONS AND APPROPRIATE ARRANGEMENTS MUST BE MADE TO STORE THEIR ARMS.

VANCE

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Originally posted on March 23rd, 2020.

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