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