REMEMBERING POWS ON VETERANS DAY
To Orwell Today,
re: JFK PRESUMED POWS ALIVE NOT DEAD
My brother Roger's anniversary of capture was November 4, 1950. Can you imagine being alive all those years waiting for your country to negotiate your release? And then have the North Koreans tell you that your country declared all of you "missing presumed dead" in 1954. What a travesty. And what suffering by these poor American, Canadian, British, Turkey, Australians, French, South Korean and the other fifteen nations that fought alongside us.
Veterans Day is not a happy day, and never will be until this country admits to their failure to negotiate for these heroes. God willing, those that are still living will come home.
For Veterans Day I'd like to tell the public the case of the Punch Bowl [memorial cemetary].
Ten years ago my sister called and said a friend of ours was in Hawaii at the Punch Bowl. He said to tell me that there were 865 unidentified names known as "the unknowns". I called the director of the Punch Bowl, a Mr Lewis. I asked him about these names. He said, "You're the first person ever to ask about them." He gave me the full story.
In 1955 the North Koreans turned over these POW remains in an operation called GLORY. They were sent to the mortuary in Kakura, Japan. The mortuary was closing down so they shipped them to the Punch Bowl in Hawaii and buried them there as "unknowns" even though they knew who they were. Nobody would ever know because Hawaii was not a state yet, only a territory. They also have the dental records and dog tags of these poor heroes.
After my phone call and the answers I received, I called the Pentagon's DPMO office [Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office] and asked for a briefing on these remains. I received an invitation with other family members to attend this briefing. When I got there there were Generals, Colonels, Majors and of course the people from the laboratory in Hawaii. A Colonel Billy Jordon was head of it at the time. I asked him about these remains.
I said, "Colonel, there are 865 POW Unknowns in the Punch Bowl from North Korea. Why have they not been identified with all the evidence of who they are? And why has not even one remains been exhumed since 1955 when they arrived there?" He turned to General Wald and said, "Bob is correct. We should exhume them all." Well, that was ten years ago and they have exhumed about eight remains. And then the lying began -- right up to now.
When I contacted Senator Lugar's office, I asked him to investigate these corrupt people at the DPMO office and these corrupt people at the Punch Bowl Laboratory which he did. And they lied continually to him. They told him that the mortuary in Japan had sprayed a chemical on the remains. The mortuary had been closed down, so how could that be possible? They also said that because of this they could not use the DNA from the families. They have a list of names of who these POWs are. They have the X-rays of their teeth, and their dog tags which they were buried with in North Korean POW camps.
The poor families still think their loved ones are in North Korea but they are right here on our soil. This has been fifty-six years that they have been here. The Chief analyzer for the Pentagon had looked at the list ten years ago and called me to say Roger's name is not on it. His name is Insung Lee who retired from our army as a Major. He also is the one who investigated the live POWs in North Korea and testified to that in 1996 before the Veterans Committee. Nothing was ever done about it. These people who have hidden this from the families should be brought before a committee of Senators and Congressmen and women and explain who gave the orders to lie all these years about these poor men who served their country honorably and have been listed as an "unknown" all these years.
I have been absolutely livid about it since I found this out. Ten years of living has been wasted for these poor families. All because some evil individual or individuals gave an order to close the book on these American heroes. They not only fought for their country but had to endure the harsh treatment -- starvation, beatings, sickness for years in these hell hole prisons. And to know that they have never been payed their Monthly pay, Overseas pay, Rank pay, Battlefield pay or any pecuniary benefits owed them.
I would like someone in this government to tell me that that is our way of Justice. Our forefathers would turn over in their graves if they knew this country had done these fighting men this injustice. Senator Lugar is not done with these liars in the DPMO or the Punch Bowl Laboratory people. He will keep investigating till they admit the truth.
We have two things going here -- the Live Prisoners still in North Korea, and these Known Remains. I will keep you updated on both of these stories. I just pray that Lugar goes all the way on this. He has, like I said before, urged the President to negotiate for the Live POWs and Remains. There are those in the Senate, namely a former POW by the name of Senator McCain who do not want anyone home. It is hard to believe that, but it is true. He went to Senator Kerry in 1993 and asked him if he destroyed all the records on Live POWs in Vietnam where he was a POW. I have that three-page letter here along with hundreds of other documents. Kerry answered that he did [destroy all the records]. Today Kerry is trying to redeem himself for that devastating statement he made to McCain. I have said this, many times before, that the only reason John McCain ran for the Presidency was because of the POW issue. If elected, he would have classified all of the POW records forever. He tried it twice and lost both times. If his background as a POW is ever brought to light, he would be put in prison for the rest of his lousy days. He has stopped every investigation on our POWs since 1991 when his background as a POW in Vietnam was made public. He went to the Senate and had his POW records classified forever so no one could look at what he did in Vietnam. The only way to see these records is if there is a hearing again on the POW situation. There is much more about this traitor to our POW heroes. I will end it here for now.
Thank you Jackie for your interest in this most important story,
Greetings Bob Dumas,
Thank you so much for telling the Punch Bowl POW story on the occasion of this year's VETERANS DAY or, as we call it here in Canada, REMEMBRANCE DAY. In any event, it's on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month that we all bow our heads in prayer in remembrance of our veterans, those living, missing and dead.
I always think of the Korean War, and the Vietnam War -- two wars where we fought against the Communist Chinese and the Communist Russians and how now, 61 and 48 years later, the Communist Chinese and Russians are totally taking over America and Europe without a shot being fired -- our countries being handed over on a platter by our treasonous politicians.
But all that's another story, and there are hundreds of articles on my website -- and you have hundreds of documents -- that prove treason has, and is, being committed in our nations with the wars past, present and future.
All the best,
PS - I read an article this time last year by a 79-year-old Korean War veteran who took photos of a POW exchange he participated in as a USA medic in May 1953 -- he was in one of the ambulances sent into North Korea to bring back ill, starving and tortured American soldiers:
Pictures from 'The Forgotten War'
by James McCarthy, Times Record, Nov 11, 2010
(...Of the many divisive issues that had kept the Korean peace talks bogged down since their start in 1951, one of the most emotionally charged was what to do with prisoners of war. U.N. negotiators wanted all the North Korean and Chinese prisoners to be free to choose where they wanted to live. The communist negotiators feared many prisoners would refuse to return, making it difficult to convince North Korean civilians that life really was better on the north side of the 38th Parallel. On the U.N. side, there were concerns about the condition of prisoners held by the North Koreans. U.N. negotiators wanted to get those POWs out of the prison camps before they died of starvation, illness or torture at the hands of their captors. A breakthrough on the issue of POWs came after the death of the Soviet Union’s leader, Joseph Stalin, on March 5, 1953, which some historians believe might have created enough uncertainty for the Soviet Union’s proxy combatants in the Cold War conflict against the U.S. and U.N. forces in Korea to encourage greater interest in calling a truce for the stalemated war....)
PPS - Recently I read a couple books on the Korean War. The first is a coffee-table-type book THE KOREAN WAR HISTORY AND TACTICS by David Rees who also wrote a book about the communist spy Harry Dexter White who was head of USA Treasury during WWII and founded the IMF and WORLD BANK:
Scanned above are excerpts on "The Soviet viewpoint..." beginning on page 12 and "China steps in" beginning on page 46...
The other book is BLACKLISTED BY HISTORY: THE UNTOLD STORY OF SENATOR JOE McCARTHY AND HIS FIGHT AGAINST AMERICA'S ENEMIES by Stanton Evans published in 2007.
This is an indepth study into the communist infiltration of the USA government that Senator Joseph McCarthy was trying to expose. It includes USA misconduct of the Korean War in favour of the enemy.
Reader James asks to make copies of articles on McCarthy, Korea & the penetraton of America by China and Russia
CANADA'S KOREAN-WAR TRAIN WRECK
MCCARTHY/JFK/BOBBY & POWS
KOREA POW PHOTO BEEN SEEN
USA POWS IN KOREA LOCATED
MCCARTHY DEMAND CHINA FREE POWS
MCCARTHY ON CHINA & NORTH KOREA
JFK PRESUMED POWS ALIVE NOT DEAD
LIVE POWS WEST ABANDONED
JOE MCCARTHY'S SECRETARY SPEAKS
JFK DEFENDS PATRIOT MCCARTHY
HUEY LONG & JOE MCCARTHY HEROES
SOUTH KOREA'S HELL AT HAN
JFK LISTENS TO MACARTHUR
MACARTHUR, JFK, KOREA & VIETNAM
UNLCE SAM SAYS POW DESERTED
MCCARTHY'S UN THOUGHTS
MCCARTHY GLIMPSED VISCIOUS TRUTH
COMMUNISTS COINED "MCCARTHYISM"
MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE MOVIES
11.Ministry of Plenty (Starvation) & 12.Ministry of Peace (War) & 35.Big Brother's Brotherhood
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