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Source: Amos, W.J. M.I.A.: Saigon. Los Angeles, CA: Holloway House, 1986. 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 soon forget!
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 were everywhere.

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.
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