Website Update
We have recently added a new page to the site with Frequently Asked Questions.

The link is available in the top menu, or simply click this link.

 

Recently we have learned that the Australia Defence Force has produced a video promoting correctly worn medals (and proudly so!) of all current serving Australian Defence Forces. ANZMI totally concur with the sentiments, and the song is very catchy. We like it!

 

  

 

Dishonourable Mentions

Neville Donohue
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"Major General" Neville McBryde DONOHUE
Cristine aka Crissy Ashcroft
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Invictus Ambassador, "The Voice" star, & Valour Thief.
Dennis Manson
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NZ Medal Cheat & Valour Thief
     
Ross Russo
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Anthony Desmond Tolcher
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Paul John McTernan
     
Norbett Keogh
 
Peter Kevin Jenkins
Alan Wright
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Robert Clark
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Kiwi Medal Cheat & Valour Thief
 
   Barry Urban
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"If you tell the truth, it becomes part of your past, if you tell a lie it becomes part of your future"

 


 SPECIAL UPDATE!

 

Bradley Mark Parfitt considers himself a bush lawyer. This is one of the few claims he makes that actually rings true!

Regular visitors to www.anzmi.net may have noticed that the Brad Parfitt disclosure was removed from our site for a period.

Parfitt attempted to have his lies, and the photos of himself wearing un-awarded medals and US bravery ribands, concealed by attempting a fraudulent legal manoeuvre to gain the initiative. Why weren't we surprised!

His attempts failed, and have backfired on him. 

For his behaviour, Brad Parfitt gets top billing at ANZMI, and his photo, with all his purchased medals and ribands, will now grace our Home Page, and Latest Cases page for a long time to come.

Feel free to link to the Parfitt case by sharing this link below on your own site. Right click on this link and click "Copy to clipboard" or "Copy link location",  then paste link into your Facebook page or an other website.

Link: Brad_Parfitt_Case

 


 

 

The Australasian Military Fraud

Often called by the derogatory term "wannabe" these are men and women who may or may not have served in the armed forces, but who fraudulently misrepresent themselves as having served; often in a theatre of war by their words and actions, and by wearing of medals and other accoutrements to military service to which they have no entitlement.

 In recent years there has been uncertainty about who is entitled to wear US and Vietnamese decorations. The Australian government has instituted an application and verification method for all those who believe that they are entitled to foreign awards. Those without government notification or approval must be classified as a fraud, a "wannabe."

 The impostor or fraud will push the line saying that they were "given" decorations in the field. This does not legitimise the wearing of the award. Official recognition was and still is supported with documentation and the written citation. It is known that some Vietnamese Commanders "awarded" American and Australian servicemen decorations for being nice, or for a favour, not for gallantry or service rendered.

 Under the Defence Act, 1903 as amended, it is a federal offence to claim to be a returned soldier, sailor or airman, subject to six months' imprisonment and a fine of up to $3300. Further it is an offence to wear a service decoration to which you are not entitled, attracting additional penalties.

 Worse though, is the cost to Australia's taxpayers who are picking up the tabs to the tune of perhaps million of dollars in payments and pensions to 'veterans' who have no legitimate claim to the title.

 Worse still is the insult to genuine veterans of any conflict, who find their courage, honour and valour stolen by imposters both from within and outside their ranks. We will continue to ferret out those who misrepresent their service

 


 

There is no grey. Only black or white.