Found Deceased Vietnam - Robert Borton, 20, missing POW, 1966

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  1. Julessleuther

    Julessleuther New Member

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    We were discussing Robert Borton over at Benjamin Kyle, and I thought we should give him his own thread. Intriguing case...


    http://www.virtualwall.org/db/BortonRC01a.htm


    More info about Robert C Borton:
    http://www.matthewmaynard.net/?p=1196

    http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/b/b038.htm

    At this site, his sister feels that she saw him in the US on several occasions, and he was supposedly alive as of 1975 in Vietnam!!
    http://www.taskforceomegainc.org/b038.html

    He was also featured on Unsolved Mysteries:
    http://www.unsolved.com/missing.html --Look for his photo


    I did send an email to his sister inviting her to join us at WS, and requesting more information, but the email is 10 yrs old, so she may no longer be at that email...hoping to hear from her!
     
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  3. UMfanforever

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    Yes, I saw his case on Unsolved Mysteries. Seems likely he could be alive but who knows..
     
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    Thanks for starting the thread Julessleuther. I find some of the government related cases very intriguing.
     
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  6. Mi Perro Querido

    Mi Perro Querido New Member

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    Yes - Borton is alive. He's 'Benjaman Kyle'. Looks just like him. Everything is identical except the nose. People's noses usually get bigger as time goes by, but his nose is narrower, possibly from being broken, then reshaped by a hurried, sloppy army surgeon. Or it repaired on its own. Of the 17 pictures I have seen of BK, one of them that shows him shaven in front of the burgandy drapes is most like the Borton photo Websurfer posted in April. I've even gotten other people to look at the 2 pics side by side, and they say, yep, it's the same person.
    Having gotten married in a double ceremony with a Viet Nam vet, we learned of unspeakable abuses and trauma he/they suffered. Our friend, I'll call him Joe, was camped with his platoon and woke up to the sight of a rifle butt crashing down on his face. That's all he remembers until hours(?) later, he regained consciousness and found that his entire platoon was dead, and lying around him. His personal life suffered upon his return, as he was witnessed cowering in the corner of his bedroom one night with a butcher knife during a severe thunder storm. Flashbacks. One too many girlfriends had seen enough........Remember the 3 or so depressions they said BK had on his skull? That's immediately what I thought of - what they did to 'Joe' during that ambush attack. (They determined the skull injuries were not from the mugging in Richmond Hill).
    It would be good if Borton's family did'nt mind to give more info. about him, like where he worked before going off to war, height, eye color......I still say an age progression on Borton could be of utmost importance in locating/searching for him.
     
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    This is the particular photo of Borton I'm referring to - looks like a high school yearbook maybe.
     
  8. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    http://www.virtualwall.org/db/BortonRC01a.htm

    http://www.jpac.pacom.mil/index.php?page=cil website of Central Identification Laboratory.


    YouTube - ‪Robert Curtis Borton Jr.(Dennis Farina)‬‏
    family gives interview here, unsolved mysterys show dated as uploaded Apr 10, 2010
     
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    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    http://thewall-usa.com/info.asp?recid=4832

    Vietnam wall names.

    ROBERT CURTIS BORTON JR


    GSGT - E7 - Marine Corps - Regular

    Note: Villagers were interviewed long after the war had ended and related that 4 marines had been killed and buried during the war. Remains (very little) and personal effects (of the other soldier) were located. IMHO the date of 1977 is from the report.

    Nice comments left for him, just thought I'd include these too:
    http://thewall-usa.com/guest.asp?recid=4832

    RIP and thank you for your service.
     
  10. UMfanforever

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    The family doesn't accept the identification though and if you watch the Unsolved Mysteries segment, it is clear why. If they can seemingly lie about everything else it wouldnt be shocking if they lied again. His sister said she saw him as of 1991 twice, he actually talked to her, and a war buddy confirmed to her that he was alive.
     
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    Can I get a like to the benjamin kyle thread, im interested to read about that case as well! Tried searching to no avail.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
     
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