Dec 22, 78 • 1727 • Georgetown-State • 4431

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ACTION ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 PM-05 CIAE-00 INR-10 NSAE-00 /031 W
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P R 221727Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8549
INFO SECDEF WASHDC
JCS WASHDC
CSA WASHDC
CNO WASHDC
CSAF WASHDC
USCINCSO QUARRY HEIGHTS CZ
USCINCRED MACDILL AFB FL
CINCMAC SCOTT AFB IL
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4431

E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: OREP (RYAN, LEO), GY
SUBJ: MATERIAL PROVIDED TO GUYANA IN CONNECTION WITH JONESTOWN TRAGEDY
REF: A. STATE 318537 B. STATE 293748 C. GEORGETOWN 3784 D. GEORGETOWN 3785

1. FOLLOWING IS LIST OF MATERIAL WHICH USG PROVIDED GUYANESE GOVERNMENT (GOG) IN CONNECTION WITH JONESTOWN TRAGEDY. IT INCLUDES ALL ITEMS LISTED REF A EXCEPT MICROSCOPE SLIDES AND GLASS JARS AND BOTTLES WHICH PRESUMABLY EXPENDABLE AND “3 FM RADIO BASE SETS.” NOTE THAT EMBASSY LIST HAS 2 SSB RADIOS AND 16 EACH OF MOTOROLA HANDY TALKIE RADIOS AND “BAY SYSTEM RADIOS.” WE CANNOT IDENTIFY FURTHER REF A’S FM RADIO BASE SETS ALTHOUGH REF D REQUESTED “3 BAY STATION” RADIOS. FOR SOME ITEMS, EMBASSY’S QUANTITY COUNT DIFFERENT THAT REF A.

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2. ALL OF THE MATERIAL ON THE LIST IS IN THE POSSESSION OF THE GUYANESE GOVERNMENT WITH RETURN NOT EXPECTED BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF SOME OF THE ITEMS AND/OR IT IS STILL IN USE.

1. 1 GENERATOR (1.5 KW)
2. 200 MESS KITS
3. 200 KNIVES
4. 200 SPOONS
5. 200 FORKS
2. 200 PONCHOS
7. 200 CANTEENS
8. 200 CANTEEN CUPS
9. 200 CANTEEN COVERS
10. 200 FLASHLIGHTS
11. 6 POLAROID CAMERAS
12. 200 PISTOL BELTS
13. 20 FINGERPRINT KITS
14. 1 POST MORTEM IDENTIFICATION KIT
15. 10 HATS
16. 200 BLANKETS
17. 96 SLEEPING BAGS
18. 5 40 HF MOTORS
19. 96 SLEEPING BAG CASES
20. 2 GENERATORS (1.5 KW)
21. 2 GENERATORS (3 KW)
22. 1 CARTON OUTBOARD MOTOR OIL
23. 2 SINGLE SIDE BAND RADIOS
24. 16 HANDY TALKIE RADIOS (MOTOROLA)
25. 16 BAY SYSTEM RADIOS
26. 5 GALLONS GENERATOR OIL
27. 3153 C-RATIONS
28. 1 – 1/4 TON JEEP
29. 9 MANUAL TYPEWRITERS – ROYAL

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Originally posted on March 25th, 2020.

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