AN ENORMOUS CRIME: The Definitive Account of
American POWs Abandoned in Southeast Asia
by Former U.S. Rep.
Bill Hendon (R-NC) and
I am resolved to
the fact that my Government has, beyond all reasonable doubt, left
American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines behind to wither away in
Laos and Vietnam. The 'Why' in that statement is slowly coming to
the surface...a question I have asked for many years. Many, like
Steve Golding and Dave Murray, have tried to beat it into me (before
their passing), but to no avail...until now.
The website for this book can be found at
highly suggest you purchase this book and maybe an extra few for your
Congressman and Senators. You can place your order with
SENSE OF DUTY: My Father, My American Journey
Quang X. Pham
Sense of Duty is a memoir written by Quang X. Pham about he and his
father, Hoa V. Pham, who served as a pilot with the South Vietnamese Air
Force during the Vietnam War. After the fall of Saigon, Lt. Col.
Pham was taken as a prisoner of war and held for 12 years.
book is due to be published in April 2005 and should prove to be a noble
testament to honor, courage, and sacrifice for two generations who felt
and answered the call of duty during their countries time in need. After graduating from the
University of California, Los Angeles, young Pham earned his wings as an
aviator with the United States Marine Corps and served as a helicopter
pilot -- having flown missions in the first Gulf war and in Somalia.
According to an article published in the Orange County Register (April
30, 2004), Quang "is the first Marine aviator of Vietnamese
more information, I invite you to pay a visit to http://www.asenseofduty.com/
Leave No Man Behind
"Bill" Bell with George J. Veith
"The Vietnam War's POW/MIA issue has haunted America
since the early stages of the war. Shrouded in controversy, a subject of
great emotion amid charges of governmental conspiracy and Communist
deceit, the possibility of American servicemen being held in secret
captivity after the war's end has influenced U.S. policy toward
Southeast Asia for three decades. Now, the first chief of the U.S.
POW/MIA office in postwar Vietnam provides an insider's account of that
effort. In an illuminating and deeply personal memoir, the government's
top POW/MIA field investigator discusses the history of the search for
missing Americans, reveals how the Communist Vietnamese stonewalled U.S.
efforts to discover the truth, and how the standards for MIA case
investigations were gradually lowered while pressure for expanded
commercial and economic ties with communist Vietnam increased. Leave No
Man Behind is the compelling story of one man's quest, at great
individual cost, to find the truth about America's missing in action from the Vietnam War."
Part of the proceeds of
Leave No Man Behind will be donated to:
Also, volume discounts
are available! Email Goblin
Fern Press, Inc. to make your request. As stated on the GFP
website, "This is a good fundraising opportunity for POW/MIA or
other Veterans' groups."
The Flag-My Story: Kidnapped by Red China
by Steve E. Kiba
"The Flag-My Story: Kidnapped by Red China reveals
& emphasizes this disturbing, chilling message which ALL Americans,
most especially our young people, need to hear. With our nation still at
war & with some of our brave military personnel still in the hands
of a cruel & sadistic enemy, it is imperative that our fellow
American countrymen know that NOT ALL MIAs/POWs came home from those
previous wars, & it is even more imperative that we NEVER AGAIN
allow such an horrendous act to happen again!"
--Text quoted from email by Mr. Kiba
Code-Name Bright Light: The Untold
Story of U.S. POW Rescue Efforts During the Vietnam War
by George J. Veith
"They were caged and
bound like animals and often moved minutes before Special Forces raiders
came looking for them. Caught in a nightmarish no-man's-land between the
U.S. government and a cunning enemy, they were the American POWs in
Vietnam. Based on exhaustive research from recently released government
documents, Veith chronicles every aspect of the harrowing missions and
the political infighting that often tragically deterred them. The result
is a drama of soldiers turned into tragic pawns and haunting evidence
that many may have been left behind..."
Truly spellbinding and
captivating. I found myself constantly reminding myself that this
book was not purchased in the fiction/fantasy aisle. --jmb.
(March 1, 1999)
Honor Bound : American Prisoners of
War in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973
by Stuart I. Rochester,
Frederick T. Kiley
"Among the many
horrors of the Vietnam War, some of the most brutal and, until now,
least documented were the experiences of the American prisoners of war,
many of whom endured the longest wartime captivity of any POWs in U.S.
history. With this book, two respected scholars in the field offer a
comprehensive, balanced, and authoritative account of what happened to
the nearly eight hundred Americans captured in Southeast Asia. The
authors were granted unprecedented access to previously unreleased
materials and interviewed more than one hundred former POWs, enabling
them to meticulously reconstruct the captivity record as well as produce
an evocative narrative of a once sketchy and misunderstood yet key
chapter of the war..."
|Blackjack-33 : With Special Forces
in the Viet Cong Forbidden Zone
by James C. Donahue
"In Vietnam, Mobile Guerrilla Force
was the only American unit that truly carried out guerrilla-style
hit-and-run military operations. Armed with silencer-equipped MK-II
British Sten guns, M-16s, M-79s, and M-60s, the men of the Mobile
Guerilla Force roamed for weeks at a time through steamy triple-canopy
jungle in areas owned by NVA and VC, destroying base camps, ambushing
enemy forces, and gathering the intelligence Saigon desperately needed.
In 1967, James Donahue was a Special Forces medic and an assistant
platoon leader for the Mobile Guerrilla Force's fiercely anti-Vietnamese
Cambodian mercenaries. On mission Blackjack-33, they were to act as bait
and lure VC and NVA regiments into decisive engagements so that they
could be targeted and destroyed by the 1st Infantry Division. Well, the
MGF did its job, but the 1st Infantry Division refused to show up. . . ."
also available in
|Why Didn't You Get Me Out?
by Frank Anton , Tommy
Denton (Contributor), and Frank Anton
"Frank Anton went to Vietnam in 1967
to serve the country he loved. Now, more than thirty years later, he
tells the story of how his own government failed him. . . in this
harrowing first-person account and shocking expose, Frank Anton recounts
his years as a POW and the aftermath - devoting his life to
understanding why and how his own government left him and others to
suffer and possibly die in the Vietnamese prison camps. And the answers
he's uncovered will astound and disturb you..."
|SOG : The Secret Wars of America's
Commandos in Vietnam
by John L. Plaster
"Major John L. Plaster, a three-tour
veteran of Vietnam tells the story of the most highly classified U.S.
covert operatives to serve in the war: The Studies and Observations
Group, code-named SOG. Comprised of volunteers from America's most elite
military units, SOG agents answered directly to the Pentagon's Joint
Chiefs, with some missions requiring approval from the White House. Now
for the first time, the dangerous assignments of this top-secret unit
can be revealed..."
(March 15, 1999)
|One Day Too Long
by Timothy N. Castle
"One of the Vietnam War´s most
closely guarded secrets - a highly classified U.S. radar base in the
mountains of neutral Laos - led to the disappearance of a small group of
elite military personnel, a loss never fully acknowledged by the
American government. Now, thirty years later, one book recounts the
harrowing story - and offers some measure of closure on this decades-old
mystery. Because of the covert nature of the mission at Lima Site 85 -
providing bombing instructions to U.S. Air Force tactical aircraft from
the "safe harbor" of a nation that was supposedly neutral..."
"...One Day Too Long is the
story of the courageous men who agreed to put their lives in danger to
perform a critical mission in which they could not be officially
acknowledged. Indeed the personnel at Site 85 agreed to be
"sheep-dipped" - removed from their military status and
technically placed in the employ of a civilian company. Castle reveals
how the program, code-named "Heavy Green," was conceived and
approved at the highest levels of the U.S. government."
also available in
Spite House: The Last Secret of the War in Vietnam
by Monika Jensen-Stevenson, Monika Jensen
"Ten days before his tour of duty
ended in 1965, Marine Pvt. Robert Garwood was taken captive by the
In 1979--six years after the Vietnamese
government had allegedly released all American POWs--he was still a
prisoner of war.
A jeep driver for a Marine Intelligence
unit, Bobby Garwood suffered through fourteen years of unabated hell in a
succession of prison camps in North Vietnam. But his most devastating
ordeal came after his release. For Garwood returned home not to a grateful
America, but to a court-martial, accusations of treachery and collusion,
and to disgrace..."
edition (June 1996)
Mia Rescue : LRRPs in Cambodia
by Kregg P. J. Jorgenson, Kregg P.
"Describes the ordeal of members of a
Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol team after they are ambushed in Cambodia,
as well as the heroic, ultimately successful attempts to rescue them
against all odds. Reprint..."
edition (August 1991)
Five Years to Freedom
by James N. Rowe
Autobiographical account of life as a
Prisoner of War. -- jmb.
432 pages Reissue edition (July 1997)
Project Alpha : Washington's Secret Military
Operations in North Vietnam
by Sedgwick Tourison
"Drawing on recently declassified
documents and interviews, this chronicle of deception, betrayal, and
exceptional bravery during the Vietnam War furnishes the inside account of
some of the most extraordinary operations in warfare history. Reprint..."
Reissue with New Afterword
Kiss the Boys Goodbye : How the United States
Betrayed Its Own P.O.W.S. in Vietnam
by Monika Jensen-Stevenson, William Stevensen
"The bestselling expose of a major
political scandal--in the tradition of All the President's Men and
Spycatcher. The story of a five-year investigation by two award-winning
journalists, Kiss the Boys Goodbye reveals heartbreaking evidence of POWs
abandoned in Vietnam, of official obstruction and missing files, censored
testimony and thinly veiled threats from government sources. 16 pages of
Deceit, scandal, and clandestine from cover
to cover. I've read it three times now and still pick up
information that I missed previously! --jmb.
of Misfortune: Washington's Secret Betrayal of American POWs in the
by James D. Sanders, Mark A. Sauer, and R. Cort Kirkwood
Several years ago, I sat in the lobby of the Crystal City Hotel during a
break for lunch while attending the National Alliance of Families annual
meeting. I sat with Mr. Steve Golding and Mr. Dave Murray (may
they both rest in peace) and stated that for all of my learning, I still
did not understand why our Government abandoned our military personnel.
After having read this book, I know believe I can answer this question!
Our heroes were abandoned because of our Government's need to jump ahead
in the cold war. Our GI's were liberated from prison camps by
Soviet troops in Germany. Those troops, numbering over 20,000 were
held hostage by the Communists because we could not/would not
repatriate certain Soviet personnel back to the USSR.
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