Skip to comments.John Kerry's pals sue maker of Stolen Honor
Posted on 07/15/2005 9:58:11 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln
Last year, when John Kerry was running for the Presidency, I wrote and produced the documentary, Stolen Honor: Wounds that Never Heal.
I am proud to say I was one of many Vietnam combat veterans who stood up to expose Kerry's betrayal of all those who served in Vietnam -- particularly our POWs still being held by the Communists in 1971. That's when Kerry testified before the U.S. Senate that American troops were murdering hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese civilians, and that such atrocities were authorized and approved by the entire U.S. military chain of command.
The election is long past, but Kerrys assault on Vietnam combat veterans rages on. I am being sued for millions of dollars by some of his closest friends, and I desperately need your help.
Stolen Honor was the story that America didnt know and that the media wouldn't tell you, the story Sen. Kerry didn't want you to hear. In fact, he was so alarmed by Stolen Honor that he sent out squads of lawyers to intimidate any TV network that might consider airing the documentary. Kerry's own campaign manager even went on national TV to openly threaten Sinclair Broadcasting with having its license revoked if they showed Stolen Honor.
Despite these efforts to shut it down, Stolen Honor was still seen by millions of Americans who bought the documentary or viewed it on my website. You are one of those Americans who saw the film, and thats why I've sent you this email.
I will not be silenced or intimidated by Kerry's lawyers. Nor will the POWs and other Vietnam combat veterans.
But I urgently need your help if I am to succeed in fighting this lawsuit.
Defending against these lawsuits will be costly, far beyond my means. But I need to defend myself as aggressively as possible. My honor is at stake -- and the honor of every American who fought in Vietnam.
I'm not alone in this important mission. A number of POWs, Vietnam veterans and other patriots involved in Stolen Honor have set up a non-profit organization -- The Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation -- dedicated to debunking Vietnam myths and setting the record straight concerning the true history of the Vietnam War and those who fought there. As part of their mission, the VVLF is also assisting in my legal defense.
I served in Vietnam, a Marine grunt, an infantryman, wounded three times and I never asked to come home, even when my battalion was decimated, forced to "stand down" because of casualties. Those who were able fought on and were still fighting today. But, this time the "enemy" wants to take something even more precious than our lives. It wants to strip us of our history, our sacrifice, our dignity and our honor.
We cannot let that happen and with your support it won't.
I am being sued by Kenneth Campbell -- John Kerry's right hand man in the anti-war movement -- because I stood up against him and John Kerry.
In Stolen Honor I included some film footage showing part of the "Winter Soldier Investigation" of 1971. This was a highly publicized event put on by radical leftists who called themselves Vietnam Veterans Against the War -- a group dedicated to America's defeat in Vietnam. The event, financed by Jane Fonda, was supposed to prove by firsthand testimony that Americans were committing vile atrocities in Vietnam.
In the footage a man named Kenneth Campbell is shown apparently coaching another participant about his testimony on atrocities he supposedly committed. The man doesn't seem too certain about what he is supposed to have done, and jokes that he had forgotten about the massacre of an entire village that he had supposedly participated in.
Now Campbell is claiming I damaged his reputation by showing this film clip. He claims that John Kerry's portrayal of Vietnam veterans as war criminals, a barbarian horde akin to Genghis Khan's, is true and accurate. Stolen Honor defamed him, he says, because it characterizes him, John Kerry, and the other anti-war veterans as frauds and liars.
So, in one of the lawsuits against me, Kenneth Campbell is suing me for defamation. You can help with my defense here.
Will you help me raise the $750,000 or more I need for my defense -- which includes the VVLF's efforts to unearth the rest of the story long missing from the history of the Vietnam war?
We need contributions of any amount -- $25, $50, $100, $1,000 -- less if that's all you can give, more if you are able. Your contributions are tax-deductible. You can contribute here. Or you can mail a check made out to VVLF to:
Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation P.O. Box 95000-1655 Philadelphia, PA 19195-1655
If you give $50 or more, you'll receive a copy of Whitewash/Blackwash, a riveting new 52-page booklet exposing long-held myths about the Vietnam War.
If you give $100 or more, in addition to the book you'll receive a special director's edition DVD of Stolen Honor that includes the story of how the film was made and scenes that didnt make the final cut.
Whatever you can give, you will have my undying gratitude. If the lawsuit against me is successful, it will send a frightening message to journalists, scholars and opinion makers: "Keep your hands off the Left! Don't even attempt to question their lies and myths. Let their version stand as the true story in the media, in textbooks and in the popular culture. Let Vietnam veterans go down in history as 'baby-killers' -- or we will come after you."
We can't let that happen. We have to fight back, uncover the whole truth, and defend our honor.
Please make your donation here. And please forward this message to anyone you know who might be interested in helping out.
We can unmask John Kerry, Jane Fonda, and the anti-war movement!
We anticipate uncovering a large volume of previously undisclosed or classified documents in the legal "discovery" process, records Sen. Kerry and his allies have arduously attempted to cover up for decades.
We can unearth details of Jane Fonda's involvement in the anti-war movement, her admitted but never detailed financial support for the Vietnam Veterans Against the War organization and the entire anti-war movement. We can also learn more about how the Soviet Union and the North Vietnamese communists directed anti-war activities.
It was Kerry and his fellow protestors who were directly responsible for creating the false image of Vietnam veterans as a "barbarian horde" which raped and murdered innocent civilians daily as a matter of policy.
It's that mythology, first popularized in the testimony of Lt. Kerry and repeated for more than three decades by the media and the popular culture, that continues to haunt our young men and women serving in the military today, propaganda that threatens current U.S. foreign policy and our national security. It was those lies that Stolen Honor exposed. And it's those lies that Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation is dedicated to exposing and correcting. Help me expose John Kerry, Jane Fonda, and the anti-war movement as part of my legal defense.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.
I read an article about this yesterday by John O'Neill and he said Mr. Sherwood was a Marine Sniper? Maybe he is being humble.
I'll certainly donate to Carlton's legal defense fund. Bump for recovery of the stolen honor of Vietnam vets.
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Thanks for the ping, I'll help Carlton in a heartbeat
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Meek - general interest ping, please. Very important.
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Yes, "discovery" could prove problematic for Kerry and his scumbag buddies.
I will give this man a hand. Damn Kerry. Hasn't he already done enough damage to our Veterans?
Damn Kerry to hell! Filth, leftist traitor should have been hung from the yardarm
We watched Stolen Honor with my buddy's neighbors(husband and wife) My buddy was a Vietnam Marine Vet. When it was over he turned to them and asked what they thought. The husband(who was an Army vet from the carter times)said "I don't know if I believe those guys". They voted for kerry.