Tags: vietnam | missing | pow | hoax

Paper: POW Report Alive Is 'Hoax'

Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 10:25 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A 76-year-old man found living in Vietnam who is the focus of a documentary claiming he is a POW presumed dead  44 years ago appears to be a hoax, The Daily Mail reports.

The documentary 'Unclaimed' follows the tale of Sgt. John Hartley Robertson and raised the possibility that he somehow escaped captivity as a POW and never left Vietnam -- even starting a family there, despite having a wife and children in the U.S.

The Mail reports that the man is actually a known conman who has attempted before to extort the POW/MIA community. The CIA, the newspaper reports, confirmed he is not Robertson some 20 years ago after obtaining DNA.

Latest: Do You Support Background Checks on Gun Buyers? Vote in Urgent Poll

Best-selling author and former Special Forces soldier Don Bendell told the Mail that the man claiming to be Robertson is likely a Vietnamese-French man he says may have stolen tens of thousands of dollars from the POW community over years. He is known to the U.S. military.

Bendell is a Vietnam veteran. Bendell says that 'The man seen in the documentary posing as John Hartley Robertson is a guy from France, an impostor, who has been used to scam money from well-meaning veterans and others who would LOVE to see any POW rescued.'

However, Robertson's sister met the man and says  "There’s no question. I was certain it was him in the video, but when I held his head in my hands and looked in his eyes, there was no question that was my brother", she told the Toronto Star.




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

NSA Chief: Matter of Time Before Enemies Hack US Power Grid

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 11:18 AM

The U.S. power grid and other crucial infrastructures have been penetrated by the Chinese and other governments, posing  . . .

House Republicans File Obamacare Suit

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 10:48 AM

House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health car . . .

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Join to Denounce Amnesty, Promote Reform

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 08:15 AM

The prospective field of GOP presidential hopefuls has found one thing they agree on:President Obama is wrong to take ex . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved