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
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Facebook
Google Plus
Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

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