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Nigel Brooks recalls the Cox and Workman Killings

(Note: Eugene Cox and James Workman, two MPs assigned to the 716th Military Police Battalion in Saigon, were killed on June 30, 1969, in a Saigon Bar named "The Ivory Tower" (Tour d'Ivoire). Nigel Brooks was in Vietnam at the time and remembers the incident.      LK)



I just found your article on the murder of Eugene Cox and James Workman and wanted to offer my appreciation for putting this story out there. I was in Vietnam from 1966-1971 and when this murder happened was working as a civilian investigator with the PX.

I recall all of the anger surrounding the failure to bring the people who committed this crime to justice. Browsing around the internet, I did find that LtCol Can was subsequently killed in 1972 during the Easter offensive, but I’ve often wondered if any of his confederates who were involved in these murders subsequently came to the States after the fall of Saigon.

Anyway, I just thought I’d drop a line and thank you for putting this out there.

Nigel Brooks
February, 2013



To read the story about the Cox and Workman murders, follow the link below.
Murder at Midnight