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I still have shivers after reading this!!  I think YOU will too!  Though people can make mistakes in their youth, I have to take offense and issue to what is revealed here!  As much as I don't wish to believe it's content, in the pit of my stomach, I somehow find this very possible, especially because of whence it came.  This came to me from an  Aunt and Uncle who don't usually deal in "junk mail" on any level.  They are not ever known for purporting or presenting what we would refer to as "garbage"..   OK well I think I've added my two cents worth here... You decide?  I usually go by instinct and guts..  I may not always be 100% correct, but usually not too far off either...  What ashamee, I'd like to be wrong in this instance in the worse way!  How sad!

                                                                 Take Care,..Luv,....Haze/Mark

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Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 09:46:37 -0500


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 1978, 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 PJs, 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-4Es).  He
spent 6 years in the "Hilton"- the first three of which he was "missing in
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
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.
We were young once...and soldiers!
The DH

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