KEEP THIS MOVING: HONOURING 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"
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
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
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
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