Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the "100 Women of the Century."
BY BARBRA WALTERS
Unfortunately, many have forgotten and stillcountless others have never known how MsFonda betrayed not only the idea
of our country,but specific men who served and sacrificed
The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot
pilot's name is Jerry Driscoll, a River Rat.
In 1968, the former Commandant
of the USAF
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 wasordered 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 forwardon to the
camp Commandant's feet, which sent that officer berserk.
In 1978, the Air Force Colonel still suffered fromdouble vision (which permanently ended hisflying career) from the Commandant's
frenziedication of a wooden baton.
From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in th47FW/DO (F-4E's). e
He spent 6 years in the"Hanoi Hilton",,,
the first three of which hisfamily 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 andclothed routine in preparation for a "peace
They, however, had time and devised a plan toget word to the world that they were
alive and still survived. Each man secreted a tinypiece of paper, with his Social Security Number
it, in the palm of his hand.
When paraded before Ms. Fonda and acameraman, she walked the line,shaking eachman's hand and asking little encouraging
like: "Aren't you sorry you bombedbabies?" and "
Are you grateful for the humanetreatment from your benevolent captors?"
this HAD to be an act, they eachpalmed her their sliver of paper.
She took them all without missing a beat. At
theend of the line and once the camera stoppedolling, 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 weknow of her actions that day.
I was a civilian economic development advisorin Vietnam, and was captured by the NorthVietnamese communists in South
1968, and held prisoner for over 5 years.
I spent 27 months in solitary confinement; oneyear in a cage in Cambodia; and one year
in a "black box" in Hanoi.
My North Vietnamese captors deliberatelypoisoned and murdered a female missionary, anurse
in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot, SouthVietnam, whom I buried in the jungle near the
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
I said yes, for I wanted to tell her about the realtreatment we POWs received... and howdifferent it was from the treatment
purported bye North Vietnamese, and parroted by her as"humane and lenient."
Because of this, I spent three days on a rockyfloor on my knees, with my arms outstretchedwith a large steel weights
placed on my hands,and beaten with a bamboo cane.
I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fondasoon 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 exemplifymeone who should be honored as part
of "100 Years of Great Women."
soLest we forget..." 100 Years of Great Women"should never include a traitor whose
hands arecovered with the blood of so many patriots.
There are few things I have strong viscera reactions to, but Hanoi Jane's participation inA lblatant treason, is one
Please take the time to forward to as manypeople as you possibly can.
It will eventually end up
on her computer andshe needs to know that we will never forget.
RONALD D. SAMPSON, CMSgt, USAF
Squadron, Chief of
PLEASE HELP BY SENDING THIS TOEVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK.
IFENOUGH PEOPLE SEE THIS MAYBE HERSTATUS WILL CHANGE