CIA collaborator Prince Sopsaisana. (Wikimedia)
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Meet the Real Life Captain Kurtz of Apocalypse Now ANNOTATED AND EXPANDED

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CIA collaborator Prince Sopsaisana. (Wikimedia)

CIA collaborator Prince Sopsaisana. (Wikimedia)

Tony Poe (né Anthony Poshepny, [quite probably] the real life Captain Kurtz, died in 2003, of advanced diabetes. Poe helped lead the CIA Hmong army of 30,000 in Laos. His dark humor reflected in the button below  refers to the fact that he would pay highland villagers for severed human ears and, later, severed human heads.
Merchandise  marketed by Tony Poe, the real life Captain Kurtz who retired to live in San Francisco. He helped lead the CIA Hmong army of 30,000 in Laos. His dark humor here refers to the fact that he would pay highland villagers for severed human ears and, later, severed human heads. 

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