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Barbara Walters comments on Jane Fonda

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.

Jane Fonda

She can  lead her present life the way she wants and  perhaps SHE can forget the past, but we DO NOT  have to stand by without comment and see her  "honored" as a "Woman of the Century."     

(I remember this  well)

For those who  served and/or died.. . .

NEVER FORGIVE A  TRAITOR. SHE REALLY WAS A TRAITOR!! and now President OBAMA wants to honor  her......!!!!

In Memory of LT. C..Thomsen  Wieland  who spent 100 days at the Hanoi  Hilton [Famous North Vietnam Prison]

This is for all the kids born in  the 70's and after 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..'

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 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 Banme  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 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 weight  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

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