Original American Forces Vietnam Radio spot broadcast on the "Choi-Hoi" Program.
Safe Conduct Pass

Translation of bottom (back)

Bring the safe conduct pass to cooperate with the government and you will be:
- welcomed
- guaranteed security
- rewarded

Signed by, President Nguyen Van Thieu

     Safe conduct pass to be honored by all Vietnamese government agencies and allied forces.

     Allied Propaganda "Choi Hoi-Safe Conduct pass: "choi hoi -"choo-hoy"-Literally, "Open arms."

     A program to encourage Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army soldiers to "rally," change sides, to the South Vietnamese government. This  leaflet was dropped from helicopters and aircraft over enemy territory. It was the most common to the Vietnam War, and millions were distributed. It guaranteed that any Viet Cong or North Vietnamese soldier would be welcomed and safely treated by any allied troops he or she surrendered to when this leaflet was presented as a safe conduct pass.

     One standard practice by allied forces was to drop the leaflets on enemy held territory during major search and destroy operations. There were so many of them dropped that they were sometimes used by allied and enemy troops when there was a shortage of toilet paper in the field.

     This leaflet was found during daytime recon patrol by Bravo Company Ambush Squad-76 in an area known as The Finger Of Land in the 720th MP Battalion Tactical Area of Responsibility, Bien Hoa province, III Corps Tactical Zone in 1968. Courtesy of CPL Thomas T. Watson, B Company, 720th MP Battalion, 89th MP Group, 18th MP Brigade, March 1968 to March 1969.

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