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The
Phony "Borah"
Photo

Summary.  In the summer of 1991, three photos, alleging to be of Americans  being held prisoner in SEAsia, surfaced in the public media.  If you have not read the stories of these three photos, follow this link to the "Phony Photo" article.  You also need to read this article about the events of summer 1991.

Phony Photo

This is the phony photo that was alleged to be of missing US Navy LT Daniel Borah.   The Borah photograph was found to be a picture of a seventy-year-old man from a Laotian hill tribe; his name was Ahroe, he lived in Muang Nong, Laos, and he was French-Laotian.  He had been photographed by a Laotian refugee who gave some copies of his photographs to a friend who gave them to  Khambang Sibounheuang, a Laotian emigre living in Nashville, TN.

 

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The "Borah" photograph was found to be a picture of a seventy-year-old man from a Laotian hill tribe; his name was Ahroe, he lived in Muang Nong, Laos, and he was French-Laotian.  He had been photographed by a Laotian refugee who gave some copies of his photographs to a friend who gave them to  Khambang Sibounheuang, a Laotian emigre living in Nashville, TN.   Khambang showed the photo to his friend Judge Hamilton Gayden.  Gayden and Khambang have been the source of numerous phony stories -- this was another of theirs.

Return to "Phony Photos" article.