From our Vietnam Vets
The Duchess of Sussex
is the guest editor on the September issue of British Vogue (Pictured: Jacinda
Ardern, Salma Hayek Pinault, Laverne Cox, Jameela Jamil, Yara Shahidi
and Gemma Chan, Christy Turlington Burns, Adwoa Aboah, Adut Akech, Ramla
Ali, Sinead Burke, Francesca Hayward,
Jane Fonda , Greta Thunberg and Chimamanda
14: OSCAR WINNER STILL
STRONG AT 81
Jane Fonda, 81. Actress,
model and fitness guru.
The thrice-divorced mother of three
has been a frequently controversial political activist — she was a
staunch opponent of the Vietnam War, earning her the nickname 'Hanoi
Jane' — and championed feminist causes, saying in 2017: 'I've been
raped, I've been sexually abused as a child and I've been fired
because I wouldn't sleep with my boss.' Currently stars in Netflix
series Grace And Frankie.
CLAIM TO FAME: A
legend in Hollywood, she has won two Best Actress Oscars and been
nominated several other times. Has also shifted more than 17 million
copies of her legendary exercise videos.
WISE WORDS: 'To be a
revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about
people who have no power.'
ROYAL TIES: It's not
entirely clear — but Meghan did reportedly relax by watching a Jane
Fonda movie, Book Club, on a flight to Canada last year.....
From the desk of Michael Benge, Former
Prisoner of War, 28 January 1968 – 5 March 1973
moe note; in recent days the article (Link
below) referencing the Duchess of Sussex (Meghan) being a ‘guest
editor’ for ‘VOGUE’ has made the rounds even in the US and the
Veteran’s sites primarily due to the acknowledgement of Jane
Fonda by the Duchess as one of the 15 women on her list as a
‘trailblazers’ and ‘forces of change’.
After forwarding the original article we
received many replies from Veterans, Family members of our
Missing in Action (MIA) and even a note from a former POW. It is
that note we share with you today.
From: Michael Benge
Sent: 29 July, 2019 13:24
Subject: REDUX: Hanoi Jane
Here's what I posted. Mike
The Duchess seems to be a bit ignorant regarding
Jane Fonda, for if not she might have had second
thoughts about nominating her as a woman she
admires. Jane Fonda has never apologized to the
veterans for her collaboration with the communist
Vietnamese during the Vietnam War and her numerous
lies, such as the POWs were never tortured by their
captors. As POWs, we were shown a movie in which
Fonda was shown to gleefully, like a child being
given ice cream and told after you finish it, you
can go for a ride on the merry-go-round, being
helped and sitting in the anti-aircraft gun and
pretending she was shooting down American airplanes;
smiling and laughing as she did. Her defense is a
lie; she claims that they forced her to sit in it
for a photo-op, and her feeble attempt at an apology
to the veterans is that they misunderstood her, and
she was sorry about the picture; however, her sorrow
is that the picture lives on in infamy and is proof
of her treasonous ways. Her actions shamed her
father Henry, an honorable man, and Nancy Reagan
must have rolled over in her grave when Fonda played
her in the movie “Butler.” Mike Benge, civilian POW
of the NVA communists '68-'73
Seneca Falls Official Doesn't Want Jane Fonda in Women's Hall of Fame
SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York town
supervisor wants to cut ties with the National Women's Hall of Fame
after learning actress Jane Fonda will be among this year's
Seneca Falls Supervisor Greg Lazzaro released a resolution to the
media last week that would eliminate the town's support of the Hall
of Fame out of respect for veterans. He cited Fonda's actions during
the Vietnam War. ...
HANOI JANE TREASON
In July 1972, while hundreds of thousands of Americans were fighting
against communism in the skies, jungles and forests of Vietnam and
neighboring countries, Jane Fonda journeyed to Hanoi to support our
enemy’s worldwide propaganda campaign. Upon her return to the United
States and for nearly the last half-century veterans and other patriotic
Americans have demanded that the Department of Justice investigate
whether Fonda’s words and deeds in Hanoi could be found by a jury to
constitute the constitutional and statutory crimes of treason. Their
uncoordinated efforts fell on deaf ears, indifferent to Hanoi Jane’s
willful gift of propaganda to the communists.
Because there is strength in numbers, if at least 25,000
Americans—veterans and non-veterans alike—sign the petition that appears
HanoiJaneTreasonInvestigation.com it will be sent to every
member of the Congress of the United States of America and the Attorney
General of the United States. It is entitled “Petition to the Honorable
Attorney General of the United States of America requesting that he
convene a grand jury to investigate whether Jane Fonda committed treason
in Vietnam during July 1972.”
If you believe that the harsh spotlight of constitutional treason must
be shined on Hanoi Jane’s 1972 pilgrimage to our North
Vietnamese enemies, please circulate this information as widely as
Henry Mark Holzer
Brooklyn Law School
“Aid and Comfort”: Jane Fonda in North Vietnam
evaluates Hanoi Jane’s wartime journey to the
Communist regime by measuring it against the American law of
treason. It is the only book proving that Hanoi Jane could have
been indicted for, and convicted of, constitutional treason.
Beginning on June 1, 2018, “Aid and Comfort:”
Jane Fonda in North Vietnam will be serialized on the first
and fifteenth of every month for fourteen weeks,
free of charge. For further
information please see
If you believe that the harsh spotlight of
constitutional treason must be shined on Hanoi Jane’s 1972
pilgrimage to our North Vietnam enemies, please circulate
this information as widely as possible.
Copyright © 2018 Henry Mark Holzer and Erika
Holzer. All rights reserved.
Henry Mark Holzer
Brooklyn Law School
August 11, 2002
The case against Jane Fonda, her actions during Vietnam
Mackubin Thomas Owens,
SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Section: BOOKS. Page: B08
The case of Robert
Walker Lindh, the so-called "American Taliban," has
issue of treason.
What constitutes treason? What are the precedents? Why
who was captured early in the war in Afghanistan,
charged with treason?
The answers to these and many other questions can be
found in a very useful new book about another
high-profile case involving an American citizen, who
like Lindh, arguably adher[ed] to [America's] enemies,
giving them aid and comfort"- Jane Fonda.
"'Aid and Comfort:' Jane Fonda in North Vietnam" by
Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer is a veritable
sourcebook on treason. While the book is fairly short,
it contains a great deal of documentation, including
transcripts of Miss Fonda's propaganda broadcasts and
other interviews, long passages from court decisions,
and congressional testimony. But the Holzers, both
attorneys (Mr. Holzer is also professor emeritus at
Brooklyn Law School) succeed remarkably well in making a
notoriously difficult topic understandable to the
"AID AND COMFORT:" JANE FONDA IN VIETNAM
By Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer,
McFarland and Co., $39.95, 206 pages, illus.
Copyright 2002 News World Communications, Inc.
Record Number: 200208121245190013
entire article at above link
From one of the
Founders of Special Operations Speaks, Lt Col Ken Benway, US Army,
Fast on the heels of our memorials to our fallen of all wars this
past week comes a slap in the face of our veterans by Hollywood.
On 5 June 2014, in Hollywood, Jane Fonda will be memorialized by her
Hollywood's American Film Institute is honoring her June 5, 2014
with a "Life Achievement Award", this group's highest honor for a
career in film. See more at
Vietnam Veterans and any others of our readership who come to
understand the negative impact Jane Fonda had on the Vietnam war
(both in prolonging it, and causing additional names of dead
American Warriors to be added to The Wall), might want to review her
"accomplishments" enumerated below, which gives a much more
comprehensive picture than the American Film Institute is likely to
render at either their presentation ceremony, which will undoubtedly
be a glamorous event in the extreme, or their far-too positive
portrayal of her on the AFI website:
1. Born in 1937 into American privilege, Jane
Fonda in 1967 was a spoiled 30 year old adult woman.
2. She used her Hollywood fame and fortune to fund Vietnam
"anti-war" groups; conduct (with other prominent anti- Americans)
the fraudulent "Winter Soldier Investigation"; support the Black
Panthers (supported also by a well-known lawyer who went on to hold
United States political office), and to stir up protests.
This, all despite her father's sage advice: "Every time
there's a parade or peace rally in this country it will make the war
last that much longer, because it doesn't escape the attention of Ho
3. By mid-1972 Nixon had reduced our forces in
Vietnam from 540,000 down to 65,000, had stopped the Draft, the
South Vietnamese were holding on, and "Peace Talks" were underway.
4. But in July of 1972 Jane Fonda and her
entourage, via Moscow, illegally entered North Vietnam.
5. While in North Vietnam she made 10 propaganda
Radio Broadcasts over Radio Hanoi to undermine American Servicemen;
very similar to "Tokyo Rose", the infamous WW II Traitor.
6. She returned to the United States claiming to
America and the World that our P.O.W.s were not being tortured, and
that the U.S was intentionally bombing schools, hospitals and their
river dikes, all lies and propaganda as a puppet for the Communist
North Vietnamese. Jane Fonda failed to consult men like
Jeremiah Denton and George "Bud" Day or Jon Cavaianni, all prisoners
of North Vietnam and Medal of Honor recipients, about these matters.
On this trip to Hanoi, she was clearly "giving aid and comfort" to
our enemy, encouraging them to continue the war.
7. In November of 1972 Nixon was re-elected in a
landslide, the Peace Accords were finally signed by all in January
of 1973, and all of America's forces were withdrawn during March.
But, two years later in March of 1975, the North Vietnamese
Communists violated the "Peace Agreement" with a massive invasion of
South Vietnam. America's liberal Congress cut off aid rather
than help our South Vietnamese Allies,. In so doing, the
American Congress guranteed the Communists a victory, literally
"handing it to them. Their so-called "unification" was really
just tyranny, complete with Gulags, millions of "Boat People", and
the killing of almost 2 million Cambodians. Thousands of Sout
Vietnamese endured prison for their service as ARVN soldiers, all at
the hands of the North Vietnamese Communist regime.
8. Many former "protestors" were appalled, so Joan
Baez and 84 other disillusioned notables published a full page ad in
major newspapers May 30, 1979, imploring the North Vietnamese regime
to stop their imprisonment and torture.
9. More dedicated to Communist victory than to the
truth, or real "peace", Jane Fonda refused to participate in the ad,
criticizing them for making the North Vietnamese Communists "look
The unfortunate, but very deliberate, recognition of Jane Fonda, an
American Traitor, is just one more thumb in the eye of our military
by the ultra-Liberal Left in Hollywood.
We encourage veterans, and others who now understand better the
results of Jane Fonda's traitoroust actions, especially those of the
Vietnam era, to register their protest against this insult, by
American Film Institute
2021 North Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1657
Subject: TRAITOR ALERT - DON'T WATCH THE MOVIE. Please pass this
on to every Veteran, Active Military you know!
"The Butler" is a new film about a person who
served in the White House during several administrations.
Unfortunately, whoever cast the movie selected one of the most
vile and unrepentant traitors of the Vietnam War, "Hanoi Jane"
Fonda, to play former First Lady Nancy Reagan.
Until such time as "Hanoi Jane" prostrates
herself before God, Country and surviving Vietnam Veterans and,
the families of those killed or wounded in Vietnam, she should
not be supported in any way. Please help pass this to everyone
Jane Fonda picked an old scab when she apologized for the infamous 1972
photo of her atop an anti-aircraft gun in Hanoi. “I made one
unforgivable mistake when I was in North Vietnam, and I will go to my
grave with this,” she told Oprah this month.
We won’t argue with that. But if America is looking for a woman whose
conviction made a difference during the Vietnam War, we have a
suggestion: Sybil Stockdale, widow of a hero — Admiral James B.
Stockdale — as well as one in her own right......
Here is another website concerning Jane Fonda. John Dennison
created it but he has passed away in May 2007. His wife keeps
active as he put a lot of work and research into it.
The 1999 email plea that will not die
IF YOU GET THIS EMAIL DO NOT FORWARD TO ANOTHER SOUL!!
see more toward bottom of page
'Hanoi Jane' Set to Play Nancy Reagan in New
Sometimes Hollywood casting directors must chuckle into their
sleeves at the way their decisions drive conservatives to
Case in point - this
news flash concerning Oscar-winner Jane Fonda's new project:
Arch-liberals Fonda and Cusack playing a pair of major figures
on the Right? Conservatives should stock up on antacids starting
- Jane Fonda is going to be playing Nancy Reagan in a new
movie. Oh yes. According to Variety, the
reviled-by-conservatives actress/activist has joined the
cast of "The Butler," the new Lee Daniels drama about a
White House servant (Forest Whitaker) whose career lasted
from the Truman Administration to Ronald Reagan's. Daniels
is also looking to Liam Neeson to play Lyndon Johnson and
John Cusack to play Richard Nixon.
Visit Guardian Eagles at:
Hanoi Jane has been humbled. Recently, the home shopping channel
QVC canceled a scheduled appearance by Jane Fonda. The actress
was supposed to discuss her latest book, “Prime Time.” She is
shocked and angry that QVC disinvited her because of mounting
“The network said they got a lot of calls,”
Ms. Fonda wrote on her personal blog, “criticizing me for my
opposition to the Vietnam War and threatening to boycott the
show if I was allowed to appear.” She added: “I am, to say the
least, deeply disappointed that QVC caved to this kind of insane
pressure by some well-funded and organized political extremist
QVC is right. In fact, they should never have invited her in
the first place. Ms. Fonda did ........
10 August 2011
Jane Fonda and Her Friendly North Vietnamese Intelligence
By Merle L. Pribbenow
Last month, actress
Jane Fonda published an article on her website titled “My
Trip to Hanoi.” In the article Ms. Fonda tried to explain
her two-week visit to Hanoi during the summer of 1972—and by doing
so, dispel all the “slanderous” internet rumors and accusations of
“treason” that have been made against her because of her actions
during that trip.......
HER STATEMENTS ALONE ARE LIES. I ALONG
WITH OTHER POW's IN THE CAMPS HEARD HER OVER HANOI HANNA'S
RADIO BROADCASTS. SHE COMMITTED TREASON AS FAR AS WE ARE
Honor Vietnam Vets With Jane Fonda and
Hanoi Jane Fonda Blames Her Treasonous Acts on Right-Wingers
Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 5:55 AM
Commie leftist Jane blamed the right wing for her treasonous stunts
during the Vietnam War. The American traitor just wants
everybody to move on
Hanoi Jane told Larry King last night that the right-wingers were
the ones to blame for her treasonous actions during the Vietnam War.
In a speech to Duke University students in 1970, Fonda told the
gathering, "If you understood what Communism
was, you would hope and pray on your knees that
we would someday become Communist."
After her trip to Hanio: .....Fonda told the world press that
U.S. prisoners of war were being well treated and not tortured. Her
outrageous claims were later exposed when American POWs were finally
freed and told of years of agonizing tortures and inhuman treatment.
Fonda responded, not with an apology, but with an accusation calling our
returned POWs "liars and hypocrites."
A veteran summed it up: "It is a shame that some of those who
fought so well for America can be treated as 'forgotten ghosts' and left
to rot as
POWs in Hanoi's prisons, while those like Fonda, who so passionately
supported our enemy and condemned our system of government, are now
overwhelmingly blessed by its wealth."
The New York Post has a news item 02/15/09 about Hanoi Jane
JANE". It appears that her past may be starting to catch
up with her.
AP's film library moves online
TheStar.com - entertainment - AP's film
library moves online
July 03, 2009
The Associated Press is digitizing and has begun to
release a treasure trove
of historical film footage from the 1960s and '70s that
had been sitting in
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's former World War II
headquarters in London....
Notable items include *Jane
Fonda*'s controversial visit to North Vietnam at
the height of the Vietnam War a...
NOW available here: http://www.pownetwork.org/2007px/Books.html
"Aid and Comfort": Jane Fonda
in North Vietnam:
(for information see http://www.mcfarlandpub.com),
about whether her 1972 trip to Hanoi and her activities there
constituted treason. We had no idea that this arcane "mother of all
crimes" - ignored since World War II - would ever again seize
public attention as it has recently, because of the conduct of John
Walker [Lindh]...... Henry Mark Holzer
Veterans Legacy Foundation is an organization created to better
educate and inform the public about the Vietnam War, its events, its
history, and the men and women who sacrificed to serve their country.
Col. Day said, " The false history of Vietnam has been used to
demoralize our troops in combat, undermine the public's confidence
in U.S. foreign policy and weaken our national security. Radical
leftists such as Jane Fonda lied about the war 35 years ago, and are
still lying about it today. The goal of the VVLF is to continue the
work of countering more than three decades of misinformation and
propaganda, and to set the record straight."
Honoring the dishonorable
Published: Jun 15 2008, 10:39 PM
Topic: Editorial Delicious
(Guest editorial from the Sacramento Union.)
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and first lady Maria Shriver have selected
several past and present Californians to be inducted into the new
California Museum Hall of Fame on Dec. 10. Among them is Jane Fonda,
political activist and actress.
We consider her selection an affront to U.S. war veterans.
The state librarian nominated 180 potential inductees. Political
appointees at the California Arts Council and the California Museum
narrowed the list; the Schwarzeneggers approved the final selection. The
list includes Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss), former Gov. Leland Stanford,
Nobel Prize-winner Linus Pauling, architect Julia Morgan and
photographer Dorothea Lange, among others.....
The 1999 email plea that will not die
IF YOU GET THIS EMAIL DO NOT FORWARD TO ANOTHER SOUL!!
|The DATED original letter from
Civilian POW Mike Benge April 28, 1999
|The DATED original email relating to the 100 Top Women of the Century
April 29, 1999
|Letter to Ladies Home Journal,
James Ray, May 12, 1999
|Bar Watch Bulletin - August
|Lou Ransom - The Trib, September 30, 1999
- Hanoi Jane's rehabilitation `off the wall'
|The DATED original column debunking
the myths and legends of Hanoi Jane Fonda 11/03/99
|Security Technology &
Design Magazine, by Mike
Stedman, The Meaning of "Honor" - Honesty trumps convenience
when Viet POWs defend Jane Fonda, December 1999
|Public Television Owes An Apology to American
POWs of Vietnam War, By Henry Mark Holzer, January 2000
Author of "AID
AND COMFORT": JANE FONDA IN NORTH VIETNAM.
|Al Martinze, LA Times July 30, 2000 -
The Jane Fonda Syndrome
|I am the "Driscoll" in
question, September 30, 2000
|The latest updates including a note
from Professor Klingman August 23, 2001
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