I chose that title to emphasize that the friend at work who emailed me the following missive is a Retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant. You can be Ex-Army, Ex-Navy or Ex-Airforce, but once a Marine always a Marine particularly Gunnys ;-) and they have been known to hold grudges.
Dan, have you seen this before ?????
Subject:: A Traitor Soon to be Honored
> > IF YOU NEVER FORWARDED ANYTHING IN YOU LIFE, FORWARD THIS SO
> >EVERYONE WILL KNOW!!!!!!.......
> > She really was a traitor
> > A TRAITOR IS ABOUT TO BE HONORED
> > KEEP THIS MOVING ACROSS AMERICA
> > This is for all the kids born in the 70's who do
> > not remember, 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."
> > BY BARBRA WALTERS
> > 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 was
> > dragged away.
> > During the subsequent beating, he fell forward
> > on to the camp Commandant's feet, which
> > sent that officer berserk.
> > In 1978, the Air Force Colonel still suffered from
> > double vision (which permanently ended his
> > flying career) from the Commandant'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
> > "Hanoi Hilton",,, the first three of which his
> > family only knew he was "missing in action".
> > His wife lived on faith that he was still alive.
> > His group, too, got the cleaned-up, fed and
> > 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 were alive
> > and still survived. Each man secreted a tiny
> > piece of paper, with his Social Security Number
> > 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 all the little pieces of paper.
> > Three men died from the subsequent beatings.
> > Colonel Carrigan was almost number four
> > but he survived, which is the only reason we
> > know of 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 prisoner 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 weighed only about 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 her.
> > I said yes, for I wanted to tell her about the
> > treatment we POWs received... and how
> > different it was from the treatment purported by
> > the North Vietnamese, and parroted by her as
> > "humane and lenient."
> > Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky
> > floor on my knees, with my arms outstretched
> > with a large steel weights placed on my hands,
> > and beaten with a bamboo cane.
> > I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda
> > soon after I was released. I asked her
> > if she would be willing to debate me on TV.
> > She never did answer me.
> > These first-hand experiences do 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 HER
> > STATUS WILL CHANGE
Now I grew up Navy Bases, back home the oldtimers refer to my Dad as Chief, he retired as a Chief Warrant Officer. When a Bosun or a Gunny tells you to do something you just do it.
Besides I agree with the message I got sent. I don't think Hanoi Jane deserves the accolade.
Being for Peace is one , doing a photo op in an anti-aircraft gun emplacement with a Power we are at War with, used to be called Giving Aid and Comfort to the Enemy. What's the difference between Hanoi Jane and Tokyo Rose?
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