Man Living In Vietnam Claims To Be Missing Prisoner Of War
A Marriage & A Name Change
Faunce found out that the American was a highly decorated Green Beret named John Hartley Robertson. Robertson was injured after his helicopter crashed and was sent to a North Vietnamese Army prison. While captive, Robertson married a nurse who cared for him. Once Robertson escaped from his prison, he stole the nurse’s dead husband’s ID and escaped to South Vietnam.
Robertson changed his name to Dang Tan Ngoc. The story sounded quite unbelievable, yet Faunce gave it the benefit of the doubt. Soldiers subjected to stressful situations can behave in unusual ways and make decisions that perhaps they wouldn’t in regular circumstances.