MONTAGNARDS-Abandoned Allies DVD

 

From: Greg Stock <gregstock138@gmail.com>

Date: March 15, 2013 5:35:07 AM PDT

For the last couple of years I was part of a small project to produce a DVD about the plight of the Montagnards. Mike Benge and Dr. Surry Roberts, a former SF MD worked on the film and Surry funded the project. The film maker interviewed several folks including SOA member John Plaster and Dr. Gerry Hickey and Montagnards living in the US..
 
The film is finished and I wondered if we could get the the information out to SOA members who might like a copy. There is no profit in the cost and it is only to help Surry recoup part of his expenditures.
Below is a write up on the film and ordering instructions.
Thanks as always for you help.

Greg Stock
SOA 1577AL

“Abandoned Allies” is a documentary about the US government’s betrayal and abandonment of its closest allies during the Viet Nam War – the Montagnards of the Central Highlands of South Vietnam who lost over 50 % of their adult male population fighting along side the American Special Forces. They died in place of Americans and without them there would have been hundreds of other names on that somber black granite wall – The Vietnam Memorial. This documented is narrated by Americans who fought worked along side the Montagnards in Vietnam and those who managed to escape to the US.

Just before the fall of South Viet Nam in April 1975, the Montagnards were promised continued military aid by the American Embassy if they went to the jungles and continued their fight against the Vietnamese communists. They did what they were told to do, and never received the promised aid

From our “Abandoned Allies,” a group of 212 fighters and their families emerged from the jungles of Cambodia after 11 years of fighting, fled to a refugee camp in Thailand and were resettled in the US in 1986. A second group of 400, dubbed the “Lost Battalion,” was located in Eastern Cambodia in 1992 and resettled in the US after 17 years of continued guerilla war. Only these few survived of the thousands who fled to the jungles to continue the fight against the Vietnamese communists; the others were either killed or died of disease and malnutrition and buried in the jungle in unmarked graves.

The final betrayal of our “Abandoned Allies” was in February 2007, when Ellen Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary of State for population, refugees and migration went to Vietnam and proclaimed that the Montagnards were no longer being persecuted by the Vietnamese communists and should stay in the Central Highlands and not flee to other countries to try to obtain refugee status.

To Purchase the DVD write to:

Abandoned Allies

120 Woodburn Road

Raleigh, NC 27605

Cost: $18.00 by check or money order (postage and handling is included)