Tag Archives: Vietnam War

The contempt U.S. elites have for our soldiers

Exhibit A: 

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On October 30, 2006, then Senator John Kerry was a headline speaker at a campaign rally being held for Democratic California gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. Speaking to an audience composed mainly of college students, Kerry said, beginning at the 0:17 mark:

“We’re here to talk about education, and I want to say something. Well, education … If you make the most of it, study hard, do your homework and make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you can get stuck in Iraq.

Kerry almost became president and commander in chief. He is now President Lucifer’s minion as U.S. Secretary of State.

Exhibit B:

Henry Kissinger

Then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is quoted in Kiss the Boys Goodbye as saying, “Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”

Kissinger was National Security Advisor (1969-1975), then concurrently Secretary of State (1973-1977) in the Nixon and Ford administrations, after which he ran his lucrative international consulting firm, Kissinger Associates.

Although the POWs he abandoned no doubt are long dead, Kissinger still lives. He is 90 years old.

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Kiss the Boys Goodbye is the bestselling exposé of a major political scandal by two award-winning journalists Monica Jensen-Stevenson and William H. Stevenson. The book reveals heartbreaking evidence of American POWs abandoned in Vietnam, of official obstruction and missing files, censored testimony and thinly veiled threats from government sources. Monica had been a producer at CBS’s Sixty Minutes for 5 years.

Here are screenshots I took from Amazon’s free sample of Kiss the Boys Goodbye — on the duplicity of Kissinger and the U.S. government:

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H/t FOTM’s joworth and JesusIsSavior

~Eowyn

Jane Fonda’s F-You to America

According to Wikipedia, in law, treason is the crime that covers some of the more serious acts of betrayal of one’s nation. Oran’s Dictionary of the Law (1983) defines treason as a “citizen’s actions to help a foreign government overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the [parent nation].” Treason is the only crime that is specifically defined in the United States Constitution. Article III, Section 3 specifies that “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”

Fonda visited Hanoi in July 1972. In North Vietnam, she was photographed seated on an anti-aircraft battery– the kind that was used by the VietCong to shoot down U.S. military aircraft.

During her trip, Fonda made ten radio broadcasts in which she denounced American political and military leaders as “war criminals”. When POWs returning to the United States recounted their having been tortured, Fonda called them “hypocrites and liars” because “These were not men who had been tortured. These were not men who had been starved.” In 1973, Fonda told The New York Times that although “I’m quite sure that there were incidents of torture … but the pilots who were saying it was the policy of the Vietnamese and that it was systematic, I believe that’s a lie.” Then she stated that the POWs were “military careerists and professional killers” who are “trying to make themselves look self-righteous, but they are war criminals according to the law”. [Source: Wikipedia]

In her 2005 autobiography, Fonda writes that she was “manipulated” into sitting on the battery. In an entry at her official website, Fonda further explained: “It happened on my last day in Hanoi. I was exhausted and an emotional wreck after the 2-week visit.”

Lies!!!!!

Before, during, and after her Hanoi trip, Jane Fonda was in contact with
a North Vietnamese intelligence officer. That is not the behavior of
someone who was “manipulated.” (See “Jane Fonda & her North Vietnamese Intelligence Officer,” Aug. 21, 2011.)

Despite occasional “apologies” for her 1972 treason, Jane Fonda is utterly unrepentant.

How do I know?

Because she actually chose to wear a “Hanoi Jane” T-shirt in a promotional video for her latest movie, The Butler, in which she plays Nancy Reagan. To see the promotional video, go here.

Here’s a screenshot I took from the video:

Hanoi Jane

That’s her “F*CK YOU” message to the U.S. soldiers who fought and died in the Vietnam War.

That’s her “F*CK YOU” message to all Americans.

Hanoi Jane, for what you did, you should have been tried for TREASON — if President Nixon and the Congress of 1972 had any balls.

I didn’t see The Butler in the movie theater, and I most certainly will not watch it even if a TV network broadcasts it for free.

~Eowyn

Theater owner won’t show ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’

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The News Enterprise (KY): Lee Daniels’ The Butler” brought in an estimated $25 million on its opening weekend with its portrayal of Cecil Gaines, who served eight U.S. presidents as a butler in the White House.

MoviePalaceand Showtime Cinemas owner Ike Boutwell said selling more tickets to the popular movie, which features Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, isn’t a good enough reason to play the movie in his theater.

To his knowledge, since he opened the theater in the late 1980s, Boutwell never has shown a movie involving Fonda.

The U.S. Marines Corps veteran of the Korean War trained pilots during the Vietnam War, because he was too old so see action there himself.

Fonda’s famous anti-Vietnam War statements and demonstrations caused Boutwell to view her as a traitor to America. He said no movie involving her will show in his theater as long as he’s in charge.

“I trained hundreds of pilots to fly, many of whom Ms. Fonda clapped and cheered as they were shot down,” he said. “Our Constitution only mentions three crimes. Treason is one. That’s aid and comfort to the enemy.”

Fonda was part of the 1970 anti-war road show “Free The Army,” and called American political and military leaders war criminals.

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She was photographed sitting on an anti-aircraft battery in North Vietnam. She has since said she was manipulated into sitting there. She said the soldiers asked her to sing a song, and she began laughing and clapping with them during the tune as they led her to sit upon the anti-aircraft battery, not noticing what it was.

Veterans across the nation reportedly are boycotting the film because of Fonda’s role as Reagan, and Boutwell thinks other theater operators likely are not showing the film for the same reason.

“To add to this, I just really think it’s a slap in the face to have a person of treason portray a patriotic lady, Mrs. Reagan,” he said. “I just think that is throwing gas on the fire.”

Terrie Smith of Radcliff said she and a few other women tried to see the film Friday at Movie Palace in Elizabethtown. They hadn’t looked up the list of movies playing at the theater, assuming the big-name movie would be playing on the night of its release. They were told it wasn’t showing there, she said.

Smith hasn’t made a trip to Louisville to see the movie and does not think she’ll return to the Movie Palace in Elizabethtown to see other releases.

She said it doesn’t seem like a good business decision not to show a movie because of the owner’s feelings about an actress.

Boutwell said the possibility of losing money won’t make him change his mind. “In life, you’ve got to stand for something, and that’s where I stand,” he said. “It makes me feel that I’m honoring those who died for this country.”

Boutwell said he has not heard any complaints about the policy.

In April, Hanoi Jane said this about veterans who were going to boycott her movie:

“Get a life.” In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Fonda said of her casting: “If it  creates hoopla, it will cause more people to see the movie… I figured it would  tweak the right. Who cares?”

I for one won’t be seeing this movie. No support from me for a traitor to our Country.

DCG

 

A Hero to Remember

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Sentry Dog Nemo

“K-9 Hero of Tan Son Nhut”

VSPA.com: Nemo was whelped in October 1962. He was procured by the Air Force when he was one and a half years old. After completing an 8-week training course, he was assigned to Fairchild AFB, Washing, for duty with the Strategic Air Command. In January 1966, Nemo and his handler Airman Leonard Bryant, Jr., were transferred to the Republic of South Vietnam with a large group of other sentry dog teams. Airman Robert A. Thorneburg was assigned as Nemo’s handler in July 1966.

In the predawn hours of 4 December 1966, Tan Son Nhut Air Base was attacked by a large force of Viet Cong commando raiders who used a single avenue of approach through friendly force positions outside the base perimeter. Once inside the base, the raiders divided into small groups to attack their targets. Several sentry dog teams stationed on preventive perimeter posts gave the initial alert and warning almost simultaneously. As a result of this early warning, security forces of the 377th Air Police Squadron successfully repelled the attack, minimizing damage to aircraft and facilities. 

Although wounded, one dog handler maintained contact with the enemy and notified Central Security Control of their location and direction of travel. Two security policemen in a machine gun bunker were ready and waiting as the VC approached the main aircraft parking ramp. In a few seconds they stopped the enemy, killing all thirteen of the attackers. Security forces rapidly deployed around the perimeter and prevented numerous infiltrators from escaping, forcing them to hide in a Vietnamese graveyard, dense vegetation and wells. Search patrols believed that all remaining VC were killed or captured the following morning. 

Unfortunately, supervisors did not include dog teams in those daylight patrols, so just before total darkness when Airman Thorneburg and Nemo were posted, Nemo alerted and was released to attack the VC who had evaded earlier detection. Both handler and dog were wounded, but not before killing at least one VC. Nemo’s injuries included the loss of one eye. A sweep of the area by the Quick Reaction Team met with negative results. Using additional sentry dog teams, the security forces located and killed four more VC. A second sweep with the dog teams resulted in discovery of four more VC who were hiding underground. They too were killed.

Nemo and handler Sgt. Michael DeForest

Nemo and handler Sgt. Michael DeForest

Nemo was credited with saving his handler’s life and preventing further destruction of life and property. On 23 June 1967, Headquarters, USAF, directed that Nemo be returned to the United States as the first sentry dog officially retired from active service. His permanent retirement kennel is located at the Department of Defense Dog Center, Lackland AFB, Texas. He is frequently taken on tours in the United States to assist the procurement of military working dogs.

Excerpt from Air Force Manual 125-5, Volume II, dated April 28, 1972.  Nemo died from natural causes at the Lackland AFB, Texas on March 15, 1973.
Vietnam Security Police Association is an association for USAF Vietnam War Veterans who served in Vietnam or Thailand from 1960 – 1975, as Air Police/Security Police or as an Augmentee.
DCG

A Soldier comes home

Captain James Johnstone

Captain James Johnstone

Remains of Army captain killed in Vietnam War positively identified 40 years after his plane  crashed

Daily Mail: The remains of a Vietnam-era soldier killed  in the war have been identified, military officials said. They said the remains of Army Capt. James J.  Johnstone of Baton Rouge, Louisiana died in 1966 after his airplane crashed in  nearby Laos.

A spokesperson for the Defense POW/MIA  Missing Personnel Office said they used a molar, along with a  partially-destroyed military ID card to positively identify him.

Johnstone was on a reconnaissance mission in  Attapu Province, Laos, when his plane crashed on November 19, 1966. He was 28 years old.

His adult daughter, Shawn Johnstone, told The Advocate that she couldn’t be more happy that her father’s  remains have been found. ‘I’m a big believer in miracles,’ she said, ‘always have been.’

It was impossible to try and get the human  remains from the crash site, as enemy fighting was thick in Laos in 1966, and a  retrieval mission would have been far too dangerous.

Ms. Johnstone told the paper that the military  had given her a 100-page book detailing the many investigations they had run to try and find her father’s remains.

Following the end of America’s presence in  Vietnam and Laos, officials found that villagers had pillaged the site of the  wreckage, leaving few clues. Ms. Johnstone, 46, told the Advocate that  recently, a villager turned an old American Express card into police there. The card had been her father’s.

Johnstone will be buried in Arlington  National Cemetery next Wednesday and will be given military honors.

Welcome home Capt. Johnstone. Rest in peace.

DCG

Why Obama is the Liberals’ Messiah

I received the following essay as an email from my trusted friend, Sol, who is more “plugged in” than anyone I know.

Jack Wheeler is identified as the author of the essay. Wheeler was a presidential aide to three Republican administrations (Reagan, Bush 1 and Bush 2). From the content of the essay, Wheeler must have written this in 2008, after the POS was anointed the Democratic Party’s nominee but before delusional Americans elected him President.

Wheeler’s insight is astonishing. How sad it is that the confidence he had in “Christian America” rejecting Obama, the false messiah, turns out to be misplaced.

After the essay is a short bio of Jack Wheeler and an account of his untimely death, at age 66, on December 30, 2010. He was murdered.

Wheeler’s essay comes with no title, so I fashioned one for the purpose of publishing it on FOTM.

~Eowyn

“Jack” John P. Wheeler III

Why Obama is the Liberals’ Messiah

By Jack Wheeler

The O-man, Barack Hussein Obama, is an eloquently tailored empty suit. No resume, no accomplishments, no experience, no original ideas, no understanding of how the economy works, no understanding of how the world works, no balls, nothing but abstract, empty rhetoric devoid of real substance.

He has no real identity. He is half-white, which he rejects. The rest of him is mostly Arab, which he hides but is disclosed by his non-African Arabic surname and his Arabic first and middle names as a way to triply proclaim his Arabic parentage to people in Kenya. Only a small part of him is African Black from his Luo grandmother, which he pretends he is exclusively.

What he isn’t, not a genetic drop of, is ‘African-American,’ the descendant of enslaved Africans brought to America chained in slave ships. He hasn’t a single ancestor who was a slave. Instead, his Arab ancestors were slave owners. Slave-trading was the main Arab business in East Africa for centuries until the British ended it.

Let that sink in: Obama is not the descendant of slaves, he is the descendant of slave owners. Thus he makes the perfect Liberal Messiah.

It’s something Hillary doesn’t understand – how some complete neophyte came out of the blue and stole the Dem nomination from her. I think  Hillary didn’t win because of the garbage – I mean baggage she was carrying with her back into the White House which he had sullied when he was in office.

Obamamania is beyond politics and reason. It is a true religious cult, whose adherents reject Christianity yet still believe in Original Sin, transferring it from the evil of being human to the evil of being white.

Thus Obama has become the white liberals’ Christ, offering absolution from the Sin of Being White. There is no reason or logic behind it, no faults or flaws of his can diminish it, no arguments Hillary could make of any kind can be effective against it. The absurdity of Hypocrisy Clothed In Human Flesh being their Savior is all the more cause for liberals to worship him:

Credo quia absurdum, I believe it because it is absurd.

Thank heavens that the voting majority of Americans remain Christian and are in no desperate need of a phony savior.

His candidacy is ridiculous and should not be taken seriously by any thinking American.

Information for the following bio of Jack Wheeler is gleaned from Wikipedia:

John Parsons Wheeler, III (known as Jack Wheeler), was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, Harvard Business School, and Yale Law School. He was a presidential aide to the Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush administrations. He also held numerous other positions in the United States military, government, and corporations.

His non-government accomplishments include: chairman of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund that built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; founding CEO of Vietnam Children’s Fund; chief executive and CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

On December 31, 2010, a landfill worker saw Wheeler’s body falling into a trash heap in the Cherry Island Landfill. Police ruled his death a homicide.

According to The Washington Post, Wheeler was seen two days before, on December 29, at the New Castle County courthouse parking garage, disoriented and wearing only one shoe. Wheeler told the parking garage attendant that his briefcase had been stolen and repeatedly denied being intoxicated. That same day, Wheeler asked a pharmacist for a ride to Wilmington and “looked upset.”

On December 30, Wheeler was sighted wandering about various office buildings, including Mitre Corporation (for whom he was a consultant), where he refused offers of assistance from several individuals.

The Delaware state medical examiner’s office reported Wheeler’s cause of death as assault and “blunt force trauma” without elaboration.

Wheeler’s remains were inurned at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on April 29, 2011. He left a wife and four children.

Wheeler wrote an interesting article, “Theological Reflections upon the Vietnam War,” for the Anglican Theological Review. His thesis was that “The Vietnam War affected the generation that came of age during the war in ways that merit theological consideration. The war did this through its manifestations both in the combat zone and in life within the United States. The war was a profound formative event for the generation, and thus there is a need to understand the war and its effects as best as we can. Theological exploration of the subject provides surprising insight.”

The article is worth your read especially for Wheeler’s insight into how the anti-war movement affected how men and women regard and relate to each other, and how Americans altered their view about masculinity.

 

Rest in Peace, Mr. Wheeler. †

~Eowyn

The List

By Sister Helen P. Mrosla

He was in the first third grade class I taught at Saint Mary’s School in Morris, Minn. All 34 of my students were dear to me, but Mark Eklund was one in a million. Very neat in appearance, but had that happy-to-be-alive attitude that made even his occasional mischievousness delightful.

Mark talked incessantly. I had to remind him again and again that talking without permission was not acceptable. What impressed me so much, though, was his sincere response every time I had to correct him for misbehaving – “Thank you for correcting me, Sister!” I didn’t know what to make of it at first, but before long I became accustomed to hearing it many times a day.

One morning my patience was growing thin when Mark talked once too often, and then I made a novice-teacher’s mistake. I looked at Mark and said, “If you say one more word, I am going to tape your mouth shut!”

It wasn’t ten seconds later when Chuck blurted out, “Mark is talking again.” I hadn’t asked any of the students to help me watch Mark, but since I had stated the punishment in front of the class, I had to act on it.

I remember the scene as if it had occurred this morning. I walked to my desk, very deliberately opened my drawer and took out a roll of masking tape. Without saying a word, I proceeded to Mark’s desk, tore off two pieces of tape and made a big X with them over his mouth. I then returned to the front of the room.

As I glanced at Mark to see how he was doing, he winked at me. That did it!! I started laughing. The class cheered as I walked back to Mark’s desk, removed the tape, and shrugged my shoulders. His first words were, “Thank you for correcting me, Sister.”

As the end of the year I was asked to teach junior-high math. The years flew by, and before I knew it Mark was in my classroom again. He was more handsome than ever and just as polite. Since he had to listen carefully to my instructions in the “new math,” he did not talk as much in ninth grade as he had in third.

One Friday, things just didn’t feel right. We had worked hard on a new concept all week, and I sensed that the students were frowning, frustrated with themselves – and edgy with one another. I had to stop this crankiness before it got out of hand. So I asked them to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name. Then I told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down.

It took the remainder of the class period to finish the assignment, and as the students left the room, each one handed me the papers. Charlie smiled. Mark said, “Thank you for teaching me, Sister. Have a good weekend.”

That Saturday, I wrote down the name of each student on a separate sheet of paper, and I listed what everyone else had said about that individual. On Monday I gave each student his or her list. Before long, the entire class was smiling. “Really?” I heard whispered. “I never knew that meant anything to anyone!” “I didn’t know others liked me so much!”

No one ever mentioned those papers in class again. I never knew if they discussed them after class or with their parents, but it didn’t matter. The exercise had accomplished its purpose. The students were happy with themselves and one another again.

That group of students moved on. Several years later, after I returned from vacation, my parents met me at the airport. As we were driving home, Mother asked me the usual questions about the trip – the weather, my experiences in general. There was a light lull in the conversation. Mother gave Dad a side-ways glance and simply says, “Dad?” My father cleared his throat as he usually did before something important. “The Eklunds called last night,” he began.

“Really?” I said. “I haven’t heard from them in years. I wonder how Mark is.”

Dad responded quietly. “Mark was killed in Vietnam,” he said. “The funeral is tomorrow, and his parents would like if it you could attend.” To this day I can still point to the exact spot on I-494 where Dad told me about Mark.

I had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before. Mark looked so handsome, so mature. All I could think at that moment was, Mark, I would give all the masking tape in the world if only you would talk to me.

The church was packed with Mark’s friends. Chuck’s sister sang “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Why did it have to rain on the day of the funeral? It was difficult enough at the graveside. The pastor said the usual prayers, and the bugler played taps. One by one those who loved Mark took a last walk by the coffin and sprinkled it with holy water.

I was the last one to bless the coffin. As I stood there, one of the soldiers who had acted as pallbearer came up to me. “Were you Mark’s math teacher?” he asked. I nodded as I continue to stare at the coffin. “Mark talked about you a lot,” he said.

After the funeral, most of Mark’s former classmates headed to Chuck’s farmhouse for lunch. Mark’s mother and father were there, obviously waiting for me. “We want to show you something,” his father said, taking a wallet out of his pocket. “They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you might recognize it.”

Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of notebook paper that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times. I knew without looking that the papers were the ones on which I had listed all the good things each of Mark’s classmates had said about him. “Thank you so much for doing that, ” Mark’s mother said. “As you can see, Mark treasured it.”

Mark’s classmates started to gather around us. Charlie smiled rather sheepishly and said, “I still have my list. It’s in the top drawer of my desk at home.” Chuck’s wife said, “Chuck asked me to put this in our wedding album.” “I have mine too,” Marilyn said. “It’s in my diary.” Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took out her wallet and showed her worn and frazzled list to the group. “I carry this with me at all times,” Vicki said without batting an eyelash. “I think we all saved our lists.”

That’s when I finally sat down and cried. I cried for Mark and for all his friends who would never see him again.

The purpose of this letter, is to encourage everyone to compliment the people you love and care about. We often tend to forget the importance of showing our affections and love. Sometimes the smallest of things, could mean the most to another. I am asking you, to please send this letter around and spread the message and encouragement, to express your love and caring by complimenting and being open with communication. The density of people in society, is so thick, that we forget that life will end one day. And we don’t know when that one day will be. So please, I beg of you, to tell the people you love and care for, that they are special and important. Tell them, before it is too late.

I leave these messages with you and ask you to continue to spread the message to everyone you know.

Mark J. Eklund (8th June 1951-6th August 1971)

H/t DomesticChurch.com

~Eowyn

Jane Fonda Memorial Wall — Very Heart Warming.

 

After more than 40 years, the Vietnam veterans of the United States of America have raised a phenomenal amount of money to memorialize another one of Hollywood’s loyal American citizens, who went out of their way to aid and abet the enemy and congratulate them on their treatment of U.S. POW‘s. The memorial says it all!

Yeah, I know, I got teary eyed when I saw this one too .

~Steve~                                 H/T To Miss May

 

 

Veterans Day Tribute

Jane Fonda Lays it on the line- 40 years too late

The Truth About My Trip

To Hanoi

As a response to a recent smackdown by QVC, the television shopping channel that  cancelled her scheduled appearance due to negative feedback objecting to her political activities in the Vietnam era, Jane Fonda is telling her version of the infamous Hanoi trip and asking people to sign an online petition to stand with Jane.”  I doubt she’ll actually publish the results of her petition. My guess is there won’t be many signatures, especially not from people with friends, comrades and family members on The Wall of the Vietnam Memorial.

“LTG