Man Living In Vietnam Claims To Be Missing Prisoner Of War
One Big Scheme
Just one day after Jorgensen’s film premiered, The Independent reported that the man who claimed to be Robertson was, in reality Dang Tan Ngoc, « a 76-year-old Vietnamese citizen of French origin who has a history of pretending to be US army veterans ». The Independent had discovered a memo from a 2009 report from the Defense Prison of War/Missing Personnel Office about Ngoc, who as early as 1982 Ngoc claimed to be Robertson.
The Independent reported Ngoc had been impersonating Robertson for years with « some Vietnam War veterans saying he could have possibly conned veteran groups out of thousands of pounds over the last 30 years. »