Thursday, June 21, 2018

Passing of Billy Hendon.

Sadly last night I learned that Billy Hendon passed. This was a great and amazing man who fought on behalf of the POW/MIA. Congress B. Hendon spent time with us here in NH during a Network Vigil and Freedom Ride..I remember when the President Don and I were taking him back to the Airport in Manchester and talking about everything we could think of, one question asked was, “ with all the info on both sides, whom are we to believe”? He stated, “ Nobody, study the evidence and find Out yourself “! Bob Sharing this from John Molloy.... He spent nearly 4 decades working intensively to bring American POWs home from Vietnam. He was the co author with Elizabeth Stewart of New York Times Best Seller: An Enormous Crime The Definitive Account of American POWs Abandoned in Southeast Asia. Billy also produced the following u tube video and his dedicated efforts caused him severe financial distress. Sacred Ground for America in Hanoi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luz1Hy2NFUQ We owe it to Billy to make every effort to get the sealed/classified records of the returned POWs opened so that we can obtain information on those who were abandoned and on the collaborators, like John McCain, who basks in the reputation of a hero/patriot when he is slime. Please remember Billy in your prayers. May Our Lord welcome Billy to his eternal rest where he shall be able to meet those whom he tried his utmost to rescue. John Molloy, OSJ Chairman National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Freedom Ride ~ 30th Anniversary of the weekly vigil and 25th Anniversary of the Freedom Ride

"As an American asked to serve, I was prepared to fight, 
to be wounded,to be captured and even prepared to die, 
but I was not prepared to be abandoned."
(Former POW Eugene "Red" McDaniel - Source: 
VVnW POW/MIA Page)
Join us for the NORTHEAST POW/MIA NETWORK VIGIL AND FREEDOM RIDE on JUNE 14, 2018 ~ THURSDAY @ 7:00 PM. the "Ride to the Rock" HESKY PARK MEREDITH
Numbers and Voices are important! This issue belongs to EVERYONE!
This is the 25th Anniversary of the Freedom Ride and the 30th Anniversary of the weekly Vigil.
Guest Speaker: Deborah Crosby, whose father Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War, it was June 1965. Deborah Crosby, was only six when she was sent home from the first grade to learn her father was presumed dead, though his body had not been found. Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby’s remains were returned to his family last year.​
Anyone riding should plan on being at Lowe's, 1407 Lake Shore Road in Gilford. Plan on being there by *5:45pm ~ we will be leaving the parking lot by 6:00pm with a state trooper escort down route 3 to "The Rock" Hesky Park.
IF YOU ARE NOT A RIDER ~ Please join us ~ you can arrive by vehicle by way of Route 106 N. There is plenty of parking and your voice is important!
As has been stated for the many years. Faith, Trust, Truth, Responsibility and Accountability are still important.

Over the years people from the area, state and country have gathered in support of those POW's who have returned, their family, as well as those who did not and those MIA's and the abundance of evidence that shows were left behind. The theme, "When one American life is not worth the effort, we as Americans have lost" is still a fact and today with American soldiers, men and women, serving in harm's way, is even more important. We as American must stay vigilant on their behalf in support of their families.
Faith, Trust, Truth, Responsibility and Accountability…Facts outweigh Opinions..The Vigil Continues.
Bob Jones - 677-7045
Meredith
Northeast POW/MIA Network



Trump must press for remains, news about American POWs from Korean War at summit, families say


From: Kathleen Shemeley <pow.mia.ctfmn@gmail.com>
Date: June 4, 2018 at 5:46:17 PM EDT
Dear Bob, 
Would probably be useful for families, activists and vets to add comments to this new Fox piece on POWs (some comments there now suggest this should NOT be a priority)
Here's the latest from Mark Sauter concerning the upcoming summit.

Kathy


Monday, April 30, 2018

Jerry Greenwood from the VetCenter to attend NH Freedom Ride

Jerry Greenwood from the VetCenter in White River Junction, Vermont will once again be joining us for the NH Freedom Ride.

Jerry will be at Hesky Park on June 14th and June 15th to support veterans and their families. Please take some time to stop by and say hello!

Veteran with local ties will sing National Anthem

Christopher Clark of Tilton, New Hampshire and graduate of Interlakes High School class of 87' will lead us in the National Anthem at the NH Freedom Ride on June 14, 2018. 

Upon graduation from Interlakes High School he attended Plymouth State College as a vocal performance major 1987-1990. He served in the US Army as a PFC Combat Engineer and is a Gulf War Era Veteran. Upon his honorable discharge from the military he went on to granduate cum laude with a bachelor's in humanities from College of Lifelong Learning. 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Deborah Crosby will be our guest speaker for the 30th Anniversary of the POW/MIA Vigil

Deborah Crosby will be our guest speaker for the 30th Anniversary of the POW/MIA Vigil..The daughter of an American pilot shot down over Vietnam never gave up in her quest to find her father's remains. And now, it is a mission accomplished.  

Her dad was finally given a military burial in San Diego, after a half-century effort to find him by his daughter from Long Island. 
He's home now.



June 14th....Hesky Park .. Please pass the word.

Doc Jones

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Call to Action!!!

From: Donna Knox <donnadknox@gmail.com>
Date: April 24, 2018 at 6:23:32 PM EDT
To: pitapaco@metrocast.net
Subject: Important POW MIA Legislation
Hi Bob,

The Coalition of Families is working with Blair Bjellos in Senator Dean Heller’s office to move the Bring Our Heroes Home Act (S-120) through committee, to the floor and ultimately to passage. In case you haven’t been following the bill, S-120 is the 115th Congress’ version of the comprehensive declassification legislation that former Senator Ayotte introduced in the 114th Congress—before she lost her bid for re-election.

This bill addresses the need to declassify documents related to POW/MIAs in a way that none before has attempted to do. It would be a significant shift in the effort to account for our missing service personnel.

I have attached a letter I’ve written generically to our community of advocates. It explains S-120 in a bit more detail and it lays out what we can do at this time to help turn the bill into law. We have made it simple. I hope you will read the letter, then articulate your support for the bill. After working this issue for 25 years, I am confident that, if passed, S-120 will make a tremendous difference to the accounting effort. It will bring transparency. It will help us make sure the government is doing its job. 

Thank you for your support for the men who gave so much. They and their families deserve answers.

Sincerely, Donna 

Donna D. Knox, Esq.

Legislative/Policy Liaison
Coalition of Families of Korean & Cold War POW/MIAs