gotterdamerung Posted June 19, 2004 Author Share Posted June 19, 2004 Truly a legendary figure, and a visionary leader. Col. Nick Rowe was assassinated in the PI by suspected communist insurgents on April 22nd 1989 in Quezon City. There is an obstacle course on Camp McCall named after him and it was his initiative that allowed the US Army SERE course to be brought to fruition. One of the telling testimonies to the effectiveness of this training course was when CW3 Michael Durant was shot down in Mogadishu and survived several weeks in captivity. He credited the course and Nick Rowe's vision for saving his life and easing his suffering. Yet another American murdered while others sit idly by and live off the fat of freedom. Here's what some of our former American citizens did to Nick while he was in captivity. He had been able to fool the Vietnamese for years about his background in the service making them believe he was a draftee pawn until... "Rowe's cover story was eventually broken but not through any fault of his own. All his efforts were destroyed when an Anti-War Activist Group came to North Vietnam. As part of their visit to North Vietnam, the group asked to see some of the American POW's so they could tell the American people that POWs were being treated fairly by the North Vietnamese government. Rowe's name was on the list that they gave their hosts along with the information that he was the intelligence officer for the Special Forces Advisor Unit. Rowe's captors were furious that Rowe had fooled them all this time. Even worse was they knew that the valuable information he had at the time of his capture was dated and virtually worthless to them now. Rowe's captors beat him for hours then stripped him and staked him out naked in a swamp. Now if you have ever had a mosquito bite you you know how much it hurts and itches. That night Rowe's body was covered with a blanket of mosquitoes that feasted on him for two days. Despite his captors best efforts to torture him, Rowe still would not break to their will or give them the old dated information." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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