I am old enough to remember this. For those of you who aren't, this is a must read.
A lot of people are too young to remember the Jane Fonda debacle and may wonder why Obama is honoring her.Jane Fonda was talking about her new book this week. . . And how good she feels in her 70's. She still does not acknowledge what she did wrong. Her book just may not make the bestseller list if more people know.Barbara Walters said : Thank you all. Many died in Vietnam for our freedoms. I did not like Jane Fonda then and I don't like her now. She can lead her present life the way she wants and perhaps she can try to forget the past, but we DO NOT have to stand by without comment and see her "honored" as a "Woman of the Century." NEVER FORGIVE A TRAITOR. SHE REALLY WAS A TRAITOR!!And now President Obama wants to honor her! A TRAITOR IS ABOUT TO BE HONORED. Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the "100 Women of the Century."Barbara Walters writes: 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 the Vietnam War.The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot. The pilot's name is Jerry Driscoll, a River Rat. In 1968, the Commandant of the USAF Survival School was a POW in HoLo 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. In 1978, the Air Force Colonel still suffered from double vision (which permanently ended his flying career)
From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the 47FW/DO.
He spent 6 years in the "Hanoi Hilton". . . The first three of which his family only knew he was "missing in action."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 and kept them all. At the end of the line, 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. We were Jane Fonda's "war criminals."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.
RONALD D. SAMPSON, CMSgt, USAF 716 Maintenance Squad, Chief of Maintenance DSN: 875-6431 COMM: 883-6343
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