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Item Number: VA043717
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  • Existence: 29 April 1975

General Note / OCR

n the operations center, 29 April 1975. From left to right, Charles Petty, deputy chief of operations branch, and Jesse Markham, operations analyst. Jesse had broken his leg. I don't recall how. A former soldier, he is clowning, strumming his M-16 like a guitar. I am holding my notebook in which I had recorded notes of all my meetings with Ambassador Martin and Col. Lung. Later in the day I left it on my desk while I went to the rear of the building to destroy some communications equipment. While I was gone, my workers in the ops center saw the label ^D'SECRET^D>' on the cover, and they shredded the whole thing, much to my dismay.

Pub Credit Line
VA043717, Colonel William E. LeGro Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 02 Feb 2006 [Updated: 02 Feb 2006]