VIETNAM VETERANS AGAINST JOHN KERRY
P.O. Box 246, Kinston, N.C. 28502
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2004
U.S. VETERANS & VIETNAMESE UNITE TO OPPOSE JOHN KERRY
Contact: Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry
Mike Benege, former Vietnam POW - (703) 698-8256
Ted Sampley, Vietnam veteran - (252) 527-0442 - cell (252) 521-2146
Jerry Kiley, Vietnam Veteran- (845) 947-3058
Vietnamese Americans Against John Kerry
Dan Tran, president of the Vietnam Human Rights Project - cell (281) 772-0510
Duc D. Tran, public relations - cell (856) 297-5585 work( 610) 407-8826
Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry (V.V.A.J.K.) today announced a national coalition with Vietnamese Americans for Human Rights in Vietnam. "We represent hundreds of thousand of American veterans who do not want to see John Kerry any where near the Oval Office," said Ted Sampley, founder of V.V.A.J.K, and a U.S. Army Green Beret and veteran of two combat tours in Vietnam.
Said Sampley, "I have personally dealt with John Kerry on the issue of US POWs left behind in Vietnam. Kerry is not truthful and is not worthy of the support of US veterans. Many Vietnam vets have been duped into thinking Kerry is their friend. He is not. To us, he is ‘Hanoi John’"
Dan Tran said speaking as a member of Vietnamese Americans Against John Kerry, "On behalf of tens of thousands of Vietnamese-Americans, we are determined to demonstrate against Senator Kerry all across this nation."
Dan Tran, a NASA engineer and president of the Vietnam Human Rights Project, said, "John Kerry aided and abetted the communist government in Hanoi and has hindered any human rights progress in Vietnam."
The Coalition plans nationwide demonstrations against Kerry beginning with the New York and Massachusetts primaries.
Coalition spokesman Mike Benge, a US POW in Vietnam for 5 years is available for interviews.