DNA: Dang Tan Ngoc is not John Robertson

| May 12, 2014

Robertson Ngoc

We’ve discussed this Dang Tan Ngoc fellow who claimed to be SFC John Hartley Robertson, a missing soldier since 1968 in Laos. Folks have tried to tell the film makers of the movie “Unclaimed” that it wasn’t Hartley based on his testimony, but Hartely’s family clung to the hope that Ngoc’s story was true. Well, now a DNA test says otherwise, reports Stars & Stripes;

“We have received the results of the [nuclear] DNA test, and sadly there was NOT a match,” Robertson’s niece, Cyndi Hanna, wrote on her GoFundMe webpage that raised money for the test. “This is very disappointing.”

Hanna could not be reached for comment, but wrote that an Alabama-based forensics laboratory compared a recent sample from Robertson’s nephew with a blood stain collected from Ngoc.

The film maker, Michael Jorgensen, refused to believe the rest of the world and showed the film at the GI Film Festival, claiming that the US government had abandoned Robertson and that through his masterful detective skills had discovered what they couldn’t, despite evidence to the contrary. He still claims that Ngoc is an American “Unclaimed” by the US government. I guess his credibility is shot, though, so he should just take his little film off of the “documentary” list and label it as a fantasy or wishful thinking.

Category: Veterans Issues

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  1. OldSoldier54 says:

    Memo to Jorgensen: DNA doesn’t lie.

  2. rb325th says:

    So much evidence before it even got this far… to have put this family through that is about as low as one can get. All for the almighty dollar.

  3. B Woodman says:

    ” I guess his credibility is shot, though, so he should just take his little film off of the “documentary” list and label it as a fantasy or wishful thinking.”

    Right alongside Mikey Moore and his agenda driven propaganda fantasies.

  4. ArmyATC says:

    Michael Jorgensen, quit preying on the emotions of the families of the MIAs, you rotten POS. I wonder how much money he got from SFC Hartley’s family?

  5. LebbenB says:

    Douchebags the both of them, Jorgenson and Ngoc.

  6. FatCircles0311 says:

    What scumbags would do something like this?

    Somebody, please take out the trash.

  7. Just an Old Dog says:

    Thing is, thousands of liberal, self- hating old hippies, like our own Vietnam War Protestor will have this in their “Documentary” DVDs.

  8. Hayabusa says:

    Ngoc’s claims were ludicrous on the face of them. Nobody who was raised speaking English into adulthood completely forgets the language. I mean, c’mon.

    • streetsweeper says:

      Come on man…He wuz sTuk in LaOs, brau! Wait, isn’t there a few prisons there or re-education camps?

  9. streetsweeper says:

    Throw the both of them underneath Leavenworth, aftr the families kick the crap outta ’em.