The crew was initially moved there as well, but the following day they were taken by fishing boat to the port of Kompong Som on the Cambodian mainland.
aircraft attempted to stop the fishing vessel, which was moving the crew to Kompong Som. Although orders were to sink such vessels if they did not turn around, the U.S.
Although the low-risk air attacks on Kompong Som and Cambodian naval vessels were effective in influencing the Cambodians, the U.S.
Likewise, the discussions at the NSC on the evening of May 13 (after "Caucasians" had been spotted being transferred to Kompong Som) took no notice of the crew's location, focusing instead on how soon an assault on Koh Tang could be launched.
During the NSC meeting on May 13, he noted, "Our estimate was that there were 2,000 in Kompong Som. There is not a large force on the island [Koh Tang]." When President Ford responded, "Do you think we can figure with 100?" Colby replied, "Yes.
Marshall were captured by a Khmer patrol on the island some days after the battle and transported to Kompong Som where, a week later, on orders from Phnom Penh, they were beaten to death with a B40 grenade launcher.
[province] as a French fiefdom rather than as part of a multinational operation", without the least hint of what is meant; and this was described by a "senior UNTAC officer" with monumental absurdity as "treasonous", all sourced to "private communication" in Phnom Penh.