U.S. Army veteran 'is found living in Vietnam village 44 YEARS after being shot down

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  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    I'm going to be giving info about my age here. But I remember the Vietnam war. The war that wasn't a war for many years. Since the end of the war there have been hints of POW/MIAs that the government wasn't interested in recovering. Many Viet vets still fly the MIA/POW flag for that reason.

    A film maker in Canada claims to have found one of those almost forgotten vets.

    I would love to see this documentary.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Already debunked (by Daily Mail, same paper that touted the possibility in the first place):

    FRAUD! US Vietnam 'veteran found alive in jungle after 44 years' is exposed as a FAKE
    more, with pictures, at link above
     
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    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Yeah, when I saw the first article in the Mail, I was, like, hmm! interesting, even though I didn't think the old guy looked a thing like him. Then this morning I saw the other article.

    I was interested because I too remember Vietnam, quite clearly. The year I got my draft number was the year they decided no more call-ups for Vietnam.
     
  6. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    How did this story ever get so far? The imposter claiming to be Robertson looks nothing like the real guy. I don't think they'd pass a face over face reconstruction.

    I see his sister won't do dna. Either she doesn't want to believe it isn't him, or she doesn't want to lose out on what she is being paid.

    Shame on all of them for revictimizing this family as well as others with know answers as to what happened to their missing loved ones lost in this war.
     
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    I have to say, I'm so glad this story isn't real. My DH is military and we often discuss the possibility of him being captured or MIA and being assumed dead. Years ago he wanted me to wait 5 years and then move on. After we watched Homeland he changed it to 10 years before I should assume he's dead and remarry. If this story was real I'm sure he would change it to 44 years!
     
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