Wannabe’s take many forms as our website can attest, some are just stupid, others are trying to ingratiate themselves in the ex-service community and will wear medals they have no entitlement to. Still others, like John Patrick O’Leary are just plain thugs who are more at home in the Domestic Violence Courts than the rifle range.
This is John Patrick O’Leary’s story. Many people have had the misfortune interacted with O’Leary and found him to be a nasty piece of work. Like so many other wannabe’s, his story of Army Service is full of daring front line action with the SAS, duty as a sniper, multiple tours of Afghanistan, ‘special work’ with the American’s and much, much more.
It may not be a surprise then, when we reveal that John Patrick O’Leary has never served as a member of the Australian Defence Force. He has never in his life stood picket, dug a hole, tied a knot or swept a tarmac. The only Mess he knows about is the trail of victims he has left in his wake.
We have statements from a number of people who have heard his gung-ho boasting but like so many others before him, he is the master of his own demise. Like so many wannabe’s O’Leary couldn’t resist talking to a reporter from the South Coast Register doing a story about of all things, street violence; something he is somewhat qualified to comment on.
O’Leary formerly resided in Darwin but has since relocated to the Nowra area. He is quiet adept at spinning yarns about his SAS service, but don’t dare question him because he has a rather nasty streak.
We have deleted a word from his Facebook post, but we think you will get the message.
In the following photograph O’Leary can be seen posing with what appear to be two Steyr Rifles. We know O’Leary has not had any form of military training but has used this photograph to add substance to his false pretence of military service.
John Patrick O’Leary is not a Veteran, nor an ex-serviceman. He is an imposter, playing on the courage and bravery of others to make himself appear to be the big man. He is much more at home threatening and committing acts of violence on those who are unable to defend themselves.
He does not have one iota of the values needed to be a member of the Australian Army, courage, initiative, respect and teamwork. O’Leary will no doubt continue with the pretense of being a former soldier, we can only hope that those who are yet to have the misfortune to cross his path read this story before being taken in by his lies.
O’Leary is no stranger to the Courts, so it should not come as a surprise to him to learn that by falsely claiming to be a Veteran of Afghanistan, he has committed the following offence against the Commonwealth.
DEFENCE ACT 1903 - SECT 80A
Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or airman
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the person represents himself or herself to be a returned soldier, sailor or airman; and
(b) the representation is false.
Penalty: 30 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.
(2) For the purposes of this section:
(a) returned soldier means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Military Force raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire, or as a member of the Military Forces of any Ally of Great Britain;
(b) returned sailor means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Naval Force raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire, or as a member of the Naval Forces of any Ally of Great Britain; and
(c) returned airman means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Air Force, air service or flying corps raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire or as a member of the air forces of any Ally of Great Britain
Let us hope that his continuing untruthfulness leads him to the Dock. For claiming to be a returned veteran, John Patrick O’Leary has earned a permanent place on our website for all to see.