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Claim: Jane Fonda
betrayed U.S. POWs during the Viet Nam War.
During a 1972 trip to North Vietnam, Jane Fonda propagandized on behalf
of the North Vietnamese government, declared that American POWs were being
treated humanely and condemned U.S. soldiers as "war criminals" and later
denounced them as liars for claiming they had been tortured: True.
Jane Fonda handed over to their captors the slips of paper POWs pressed
upon her: False.
In 1999, Jane Fonda was profiled in ABC's A Celebration: 100
Years of Great Women: True.
From: "Rick Laatsch"
<firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Ann"
<email@example.com> Subject: A Good Read Date: Fri, 21 Jul
2006 07:49:02 -0500
In 168, the
former Commandant of the USAF SurvivalSchool 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 spat at Ms.
Fonda, was clubbed, and was dragged away. During the subsequent beating, he fell
forward on to the
color="blue">campCommandant's feet, which
sent that officer
In 1978, the Air
Force Colonel stillsuffered from double vision (which permanently ended
his flying career) from the
Commandant's frenzied application
of a wooden baton.
Col. Larry Carrigan was in the 47W/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
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.
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 th em 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
Three men died
from the subsequent beatings. Colonel Carrigan wasalmost number
he survived, which is the only reason we know of her actions that
I was a civilian
economic development advisor in Vietnam, and was captured by the
North Vietnamese communists in
Vietnam in 1968, and held prisoner for over 5
I spent 27
months in solitary confinement; one year in a cage in Cambodia; and one
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
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
I said yes, for I wanted to tell
her about the real 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
if she would be willing to debate
me on TV. She never did
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, CSgt, USAF 716 Maintenance Squadr on, 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
THAT JANE FONDA WAS AND IS A
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