this photo from the fall of Saigon?
Do you want to see one just like it from the American embassy in Iraq?
America's anti-war, anti-military leadership does.
We of the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation don't and you don't either.
We are in a huge fight to clear the name of America’s fighting forces.
It is a fight that is intensifying — a mark of the fear that the opposition have of the truth. Especially
the truth about the gallantry of America’s fighting forces. Go here to Contribute https://www.vvlf.org/donate.php
The same slanders — unfounded accusations of routine atrocities and
war crimes — leveled against soldiers during the Vietnam war by Jane Fonda and now-Senator John Kerry are being readied
for use against America’s heroic fighting forces in Iraq.
Their purpose, now as then: to make Americans ashamed of its troops to shake
American political will and force an ignominious retreat. We must prevent this from happening.
strategy, as spearheaded by Jane Fonda, worked in Vietnam. It represents not just a vicious lie against our fighting forces
but a mortal threat to America’s honor, safety, and role as champion of democratic and human rights throughout the world.
This is why your generous help is urgently needed and respectfully requested.
At stake is ultimately nothing less than the integrity of the American military.
Beyond the pure cause of justice, which is sufficient for some, there is a compelling reason to clear the reputation of those
who fought in Vietnam, the honor of the men who served their country, the nobility of those who gave their lives, and the
truth of America’s history.
By restoring our veterans’ stolen honor, we — you, my colleagues
and I together — will make it impossible for those who oppose American military action anywhere and anytime, to cause
another disgrace by forcing our heroic winning forces to cut and run. Visit the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation http://www.vvlf.org/
Until or unless we do correct the existing record, the American military
may never be free of the myths and smears of Vietnam. The honor and integrity of our military must be cleansed as it fights
to defend freedom at home and around the world.
Our mission to set the record straight is hardly over. But the prospects
for victory are immense and inspiring. We hope you will join us in fighting this battle . . . for our soldiers, then and now.
Just recently, my colleagues and I, together with the distinguished US Congressman
Sam Johnson, presented in Washington information we have compiled discrediting the very basis of the lies leveled against
America’s Vietnam war troops. We presented to a gathering of over a thousand citizens at the largest conservative gathering
ever held in Washington, DC.
Our presentation of just the plain honest facts drew 10 standing ovations!
Congressman Johnson had the audience, and us, in awe in recounting the story
of the heroism of Corporal Jason Dunham in Iraq:
In 2004, 22-year old Corporal
Jason Dunham of Scio, New York, was patrolling the streets after insurgents attacked an American convoy in Iraq. Jason and
his men came across a white Toyota Land Cruiser. The driver jumped out of the car and leapt at Jason. After a tussle with
the insurgent, Jason noticed that the enemy had a live grenade, shouting, "His hand! His hand!"It’s a shame.
In the heat of the
moment, Jason realized the immediate gravity of the situation, warned his comrades, threw his Kevlar helmet on the live grenade,
and hurled his body on his helmet to protect his fellow Marines from the blast. All nearby were in pretty bad shape —
and Corporal Dunham died a few days later with his parents at his side.
Marine Corporal Jason Dunham earned the highest
medal for valor for his heroism in Iraq — the Medal of Honor. This January Jason’s parents accepted the commendation
from President George W. Bush posthumously.
There are only two Medal of Honor winners from Iraq. Just Two. (Sergeant
First Class Paul R. Smith of the Army earned the other.) Yet, why doesn’t Jason Dunham falling on a grenade for his
men generate the same non-stop media spotlight as the passing of a so-called celebrity or a pop-star shaving her head and
getting new tattoos?
(Full text in the public record may be found at: U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson : Serving the 3rd District of Texas).
10 standing ovations: America is hungry for the truth! By all accounts our
true stories of the gallantry of US troops in Vietnam and the perfidy with which our reputation was purposefully sullied was
the most enthusiastically received presentation of this 3-day conference. It was received with even greater enthusiasm —
with due respect — than the speeches given there by Vice President Cheney or the various presidential candidates there
such Mayor Giuliani and Governor Romney.
Something big is happening. It would be a privilege to include you as our
supporter in one of the most critical, historic, projects being undertaken in America today.
I do not approach you casually. I believe in self-sufficiency. I was a POW
in North Vietnam for five years, seven months and 13 days. I served in three wars (WWII, Korea, and Vietnam) and earned the
Medal of Honor, which I wear to this day with the greatest pride. As president of the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation,
Inc., it is my ongoing passion to educate the public about the Vietnam War, its events, its history, and the men and women
who sacrificed to serve their country.
But this is simply too big, and important, a job for a small group of former
POWs to carry the entire burden on our own. We need resources to finish our job compiling evidence that the allegations of
systematic atrocities and war crimes in Vietnam are a lie. Demonstrating how nobly, gallantly and humanely were the American
troops who fought in Vietnam is my continuing mission.
And I hope you will give it your full support.
Nobody who lived through the ’60s can forget the scurrilous "Babykiller"
epithets hurled at returning veterans. The claims of widespread war crimes and atrocities conducted as a matter of U.S. policy were
largely based on outright lies used purposefully to discredit the war effort. The reputation and honor of our gallant troops
was, to the opponents of the war, "collateral damage." Hollywood’s Vietnam war remains founded in these lies.
The slanders directed at the troops returning from duty in Vietnam are founded
on lies made in a notorious show trial called "The Winter Soldier Investigation" whose "findings" were placed in the Congressional
Record by the enemies of the war and of the values of liberty, democracy and human rights for which America stands. These
findings served — and serve — as the foundation for the attacks on the character of American troops.
The VVLF has embarked on a long and historic project to expose
the lies and tell the truth that has its adversaries terrified. We need your help to finish that project and win our
case before the court of public opinion.
We will put the truth before the American public in ways that simply cannot
With your help, we will also pursue the litigation that we contend
will show that the previous lawsuit brought against us, and dropped, was brought through sheer malice to suppress this
story (as their lawyer admitted in a comment to the media)!
We will broadcast the truth throughout America and the world on the Internet
through our website: Click here: Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation. http://www.vvlf.org/
We have tens of thousands of members of VVLF to whom we will email the evidence
and enlist their help in getting the facts out to millions of Americans and around the world.
We have identified over 1,000 milblogs who deserve to be provided this information
and who can get the facts out to millions of Americans and around the world.
We have enlisted a crack publicity team to get the facts in front of millions
of people through the conservative and even mainstream media.
We will authorize and empower popular and scholarly new books — and
someday, maybe even textbooks — to tell the truth of the gallantry of our Vietnam vets, and, if you provide us with
sufficient resources, assist with getting the stories out on behalf of Iraqi and other post-Vietnam vets.
We will finish our new documentary and find venues to get it broadcast.
Please accept my apologies for the length of this letter. Your time is valuable
and your attention is greatly respected. It’s a long story — but an urgent and historic one. Whether or not you
contribute, I consider it of utmost importance that you yourself have a chance to find out the truth and to spread it, in
your own ways, to your loved ones.
Thank you again for giving this request for your support the full consideration
George E. Day
Col. USAF (Ret.)
P.S. Above all, I salute those of you who are willing to Contribute https://www.vvlf.org/donate.php, to make a contribution of $1,000, $100, $25 or even $10 to enable us to prevail
in this crucial, and urgent, mission for truth in restoring the stolen honor to our Vietnam veterans. We shall decisively
re-establish America’s esteem for its fighting men and women, with your help. Your contributions are tax deductible
and 100% goes for completing our mission.
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