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Interesting piece of History

A friend sent this to me via email :


> >KEEP THIS MOVING ACROSS AMERICA
> >HONORING A TRAITOR
> >
> >This is for all the kids born in the 70's that do not remember this,
> >and didn't have to bear the burden, that our fathers, mothers, and
older
> >brothers and sisters had to bear. Jane Fonda is being honored as one
of
> >the "100 Women of the Century." Unfortunately, many have forgotten
and
> >still countless others have never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not
only
> >the idea of our country but specific men who served and sacrificed
> >during Vietnam.
> >
> >The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot. The pilot's name is
Jerry
> >Driscoll, a River Rat. In 1968, the former Commandant of the USAF
> >Survival School was a POW in Ho Lo Prison-the "Hanoi Hilton."
Dragged
> >from a stinking cesspit of a cell, cleaned, fed, and dressed in
clean
> >PJ's, he was ordered to describe for a visiting American "Peace
> >Activist" the "lenient and humane treatment" he'd received. He spat
at
> >Ms. Fonda, was clubbed, and dragged away.
> >
> >During the subsequent beating, he fell forward upon the camp
> >Commandant's feet, which sent that officer berserk. In '78, the AF
Col.
> >still suffered from double vision (which permanently ended his
flying
> >days) from the Vietnamese Col.'s frenzied application of a wooden
baton.
> >From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the 47FW/DO (F-4E's). He
spent
> >6 years in the "Hilton"- the first three of which he was "missing in
> >action". His wife lived on faith that he was still alive. His
group,
> >too, got the cleaned, fed, clothed routine in preparation for a
"peace
> >delegation" visit.
> >
> >They, however, had time and devised a plan to get word to the world
> >that they still survived. Each man secreted a tiny piece of paper,
with
> >his SSN on it, in the palm of his hand. When paraded before Ms.
Fonda
> >and a cameraman, she walked the line, shaking each man's hand and
asking
> >little encouraging snippets like: "Aren't you sorry you bombed
babies?"
> >and "Are you grateful for the humane treatment from your benevolent
> >captors?" Believing this HAD to be an act, they each palmed her
their
> >sliver of paper.
> >
> >She took them all without missing a beat.
> >At the end of the line and once the camera stopped rolling, to the
> >shocked disbelief of the POWs, she turned to the officer in charge
and
> >handed him the little pile of papers. Three men died from the
subsequent
> >beatings. Col. Carrigan was almost number four but he survived,
which is
> >the only reason we know about her actions that day.
> >
> >I was a civilian economic development advisor in Vietnam, and was
> >captured by the North Vietnamese communists in South Vietnam in
1968,
> >and held for over 5 years. I spent 27 months in solitary
confinement,
> >one year in a cage in Cambodia, and one year in a "black box" in
Hanoi.
> >My North Vietnamese captors deliberately poisoned and murdered a
female
> >missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot, South Vietnam,
> >whom I buried in the jungle near the Cambodian border.
> >
> >At one time, I was weighing approximately 90 lbs. (My normal weight
is
> >170 lbs.) We were Jane Fonda's "war criminals."
> >
> >When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi, I was asked by the camp communist
> >political officer if I would be willing to meet with Jane Fonda. I
said
> >yes, for I would like to tell her about the real treatment we POWs
> >received different from the treatment purported by the North
Vietnamese,
> >and parroted by Jane Fonda, as "humane and lenient." Because of
this,
> >I spent three days on a rocky floor on my knees with outstretched
arms
> >with a large amount of steel placed on my hands, and beaten with a
> >bamboo cane till my arms dipped.
> >
> >I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda for a couple of hours
> >after I was released. I asked her if she would be willing to debate
me
> >on TV. She did not answer me.
> >
> >This does not exemplify someone who should be honored as part of
"100
> >Years of Great Women." Lest we forget..."100 years of great women"
> >should never include a traitor whose hands are covered with the
blood of
> >so many patriots. There are few things I have strong visceral
reactions
> >to, but Hanoi Jane's participation in blatant treason, is one of
them.
> >
> >Please take the time to forward to as many people as you possibly
can.
> >It will eventually end up on her computer and she needs to know that
we
> >will never forget.
> >
> >RONALD D. SAMPSON, CMSgt, USAF
> >716 Maintenance Squadron, Chief of Maintenance
> >DSN: 875-6431
> >COMM: 883-6343
> >
> >
> >
> >PLEASE HELP BY SENDING THIS TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK. iF
ENOUGH
> >PEOPLE SEE THIS MAYBE hj'S STATUS WILL CHANGE.
> >
> >DAVID M COUNTS, MSgt, USAF retired.
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Re: Interesting piece of History

While I don't condone Ms Fonda's actions, the truth is what America is supposed to be about.

Truth or Fiction

Snopes

The sound you are hearing is the line being stripped off the reel as another one is hooked.

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