Barbara Walters on Jane Fonda:
Jane Fonda was on 3 times this week talking about her new book… and
how good she feels in her 70’s… She still does not know what she did
wrong… Her book just may not make the bestseller list if more people
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 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 [infamous North Vietnam prison] —
IF YOU NEVER FORWARDED ANYTHING IN YOUR LIFE. FORWARD THIS SO THAT
EVERYONE WILL KNOW! A TRAITOR IS ABOUT TO BE HONORED. KEEP THIS MOVING
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 onto 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
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
PLEASE HELP BY SENDING THIS TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK.
IF ENOUGH PEOPLE SEE THIS MAYBE HER STATUS WILL CHANGE.