Does anyone care anymore?
Lt/Gen John Peter Flynn passed
away on March 6, 1997 at the Army Retirement Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Known as "Sky" while a POW in North Vietnam, he was the Senior Ranking
Officer of all the POWs. He cared about his country, his men and his honor.
General Flynn believed that
American POWs were left behind after cessation of hostilities in Vietnam
and he based that belief on information he learned as a member of the Tighe
Commission. A man of honor and of great personal courage, he held his beliefs
to the end and never faltered in his resolve to obtain a full and accurate
He will be missed, but the
fight must go on to get the answers from the governments of the US, Vietnam,
Kampuchea (Cambodia), Laos, China, Cuba and the former Soviet Union.
WE CAN GET THE ANSWERS IF
WE ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS!
Every day, the president,
vice-president, senators, congressional representatives and a variety of
appointed government officials are asked to respond to questions about
government projects and programs. In all but the most extraordinary cases,
the inquiry is passed on to aides and assistants who have little choice
but to respond with prepared stock answers.
If you ask one of them what
they are doing about the POW/MIA issue, they will tell you:
"Everything we can."
Then they go back to the business
of perpetuating the bureaucracy.
However, there is a better
and more effective way to get their attention. Ask a more direct question
that demands more than the expedient but lame, stock response.
What is being done to determine
the fate of Sfc Daniel R Phillips-USASF, who was last seen fighting his
way through the perimeter during the siege of LangVei on 2/7/68? No remains
were ever found although there was an intensive search of the area later
on, and no one saw him fall. There is no evidence that he was killed and
he is known to have been capable of surviving under harsh conditions.
Please advise me of any action
that is being taken by you or any other elected or appointed official to
determine his fate.
In the event there is nothing
being done, please explain why not, and tell me how you, personally, plan
to correct this and prevent it from ever happening again.
With a question
that detailed, they can't get away with the old stock answers. And in researching
those answers, they may come to realize what a large segment of the Veteran
Brotherhood has known for years...That we abandoned "Loyal American Citizens"
in Southeast Asia, and that many of them could still be alive in captivity
Let's get those answers which
are owed to the families, friends and ourselves.
Just fill out this simple
form and we will email you with the name, history and date of loss for
a specific POW/MIA so you can ask your elected representatives in Washington
some specific questions.
Lets do this right and get
our missing heroes home!
After you receive your information
about the POW/MIA(s) you are adopting, make a remembrance page for them.
We have many donated graphics and sound files available as well as a fairly
comprehensive "how-to" guide to assist those of you who are new to page
building. Click on the link at the bottom of the page. It will
take you to our main menu.
We also offer membership in
the OJC ring. This isn't for everyone though. There are guidelines
that must be followed. If you are interested, check it out before
you make a remembrance page: OJC Ring
If you already have your page(s) built, you can still join. You may
just need to make a few changes.