Amos, W.J. M.I.A.: Saigon. Los Angeles, CA: Holloway House, 1986.
The following is from the back cover of M.I.A.: Saigon:
In telling the story of one man who turned up MIA (Missing In Action) in Vietnam, W.J.
Amos reveals how many American soldiers were seduced by the attraction of quick riches
to be gained in such illegal activities as prostitution, selling narcotics, even
intercepting arms bound for the South Vietnamese and selling them to the Vietcong.
MIA: SAIGON is the fascinating tale of one such man. His is not a story you will
The following is from the inside page of M.I.A.: Saigon:
A military person who disappears while in contact with the enemy and is not heard
from again is known as "Missing In Action" or MIA. In Vietnam that could
have occurred anywhere because the Vietcong and the troops from the Communist north
Not all MIA's disappeared because of enemy action. Some "disappeared" because
they'd found a new girlfriend, had bad news from home, or whatever. And when the
fighting was over some of these men came out from wherever they'd been holed up and
returned to the military to face whatever awaited them.
However, there were others — the newspapers are now beginning to tell us about
them — who got new identification papers showing them to be civilians. Some
returned to the United States while others stayed in Saigon, Singapore, Hong Kong,
Manila, Bangkok, or wherever they chose. Many of these had accumulated great wealth
dealing in illegal activities — narcotics, prostitution, selling American arms
to the enemy. Cal Robbins, the central character of this book, was one of them.
His is not a story that you'll soon forget.