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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Rowe & Pitzer.

This is coolbert:

Here are web sites that describe the ordeals and courage of Nick Rowe and Daniel Pitzer. Two American Green Berets that were captured along with Rocky Versace in Vietnam.

Nick Rowe survived an ordeal of five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, being subjected to the most terrible mistreatment and torture. Escaping and being repatriated to the U.S. side by his own efforts.

Nick Rowe unfortunately was assassinated in the Philippines [1989] by communist insurgents. Persons of the same ilk as he encountered in Vietnam.

What is even more unbelievable is that the Vietnamese communists, once again out of hatefulness and spitefulness, might actually had a hand in the death of Nick Rowe. At this late date, fourteen years AFTER the end of the Vietnam War, this seems incredible, but to me, again, this is something my intuition tells me IS TRUE!!

"In May 1989, U.S. Veteran News and Report reported that according to a source who had served under Col. Rowe, the Vietnamese communist also wanted him dead and very likely collaborated with the Philippine insurgents to achieve that goal.

The source who wished to remain anonymous said that prior to Col. Rowe being assigned to the Philippines in 1987, at one point in Greece while he was on assignment, Delta Force, the U.S. anti-terrorist organization, moved in, secured the area and relocated him. They had received reports that Vietnamese communist agents were planning an action against him.

'He was a target when he went over there because of his dealings with the North Vietnamese and his time as a prisoner,' Robert Mountel, a retired Special Forces colonel and former commander of the 5th Special Forces Group, subsequently explained, confirming what the other source had said. 'They had him on their list.'"

Daniel Pitzer also survived the Vietnam War, being released in a "goodwill" gesture by his VC captors. Pitzer passed away in 1995, probably having years taken off his life expectancy by the mistreatment he received at the hands of the communists.



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