Does anyone care anymore?
Lt/Gen John Peter Flynn passed
away on March 6, 1997 at the Army Retirement Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Known as "Sky" while a POW in North Vietnam, he was the Senior Ranking
Officer of all the POWs. He cared about his country, his men and his honor.
General Flynn believed that
American POWs were left behind after cessation of hostilities in Vietnam
and he based that belief on information he learned as a member of the Tighe
Commission. A man of honor and of great personal courage, he held his beliefs
to the end and never faltered in his resolve to obtain a full and accurate
He will be missed, but the
fight must go on to get the answers from the governments of the US, Vietnam,
Kampuchea (Cambodia), Laos, China, Cuba and the former Soviet Union.
WE CAN GET THE ANSWERS IF
WE ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS!
Every day, the president,
vice-president, senators, congressional representatives and a variety of
appointed government officials are asked to respond to questions about
government projects and programs. In all but the most extraordinary cases,
the inquiry is passed on to aides and assistants who have little choice
but to respond with prepared stock answers.
If you ask one of them what
they are doing about the POW/MIA issue, they will tell you: