According to all his publicity, Jim or Jimmy Madrid from Inverell, N.S.W., has done a bit of everything. Boxer, Boxing Trainer, Artist, Martial Arts Black Belt Champion, Script Writer, Film Actor, Soldier, Vietnam Veteran
Madrid claims in a recent article in the Adelaide Advertiser and the Brisbane Courier Mail in May 2014, that he toured the countryside with Jimmy Sharman's tent show for a number of years and on one occasion had 48 fights in ten days, beating "three Australian Champions" along the way.
In the same articles, he claims to "have joined the Army for a number of years including a tour of Vietnam" and describes himself a "Vietnam Veteran".
Also in another article titled Aust Lit, (Australian Literary Management) below, Madrid also claims that he joined the Army after a decade in the showground circuits and did a tour of Vietnam, following which he moved to Adelaide and played a minor role in the movie Rabbit Proof Fence.
Madrid was born on the 10 April, 1950. His name does not appear on the Australian War Memorial (AWM) Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans. As a consequence, we contacted Madrid and requested that he provide his service number, Unit service particulars and dates that he toured Vietnam in the Australian Army and also the name he served under. We received no reply. After several more unanswered requests, research was conducted through the National Archives and lo and behold, Jim Madrid does not appear there either. He has no military service.
So Jim Madrid, you might be a lot of things to a lot of people but to us you are just a miliary fraud and imposter. Placing yourself out there as a Vietnam Veteran with "a number of years Army service" is just a lie. You have attempted to take the honour of real Vietnam veterans who did serve and now genuinely suffer in their own ways, to glorify your own existence in an attempt to gain kudos and undeserved public recognition.
Our advice to you Madrid, is go and give yourself a couple of uppercuts and stop claiming to be something that you are not. He mentions on his Face Book page that in his view, "the narrower the mind, the broader the tongue". He has certainly given himself an accurate assessment in regards to that philosophical statement.
There were a lot of great indigenous Australians who were either Regular Soldiers or National Servicemen, who served gallantly in Vietnam and other wars, who would be horrified at reading Madrid's false claims of war service and disrespectfully stealing their honour.
Your Agent might be interested to know that due to your total disrespect, Jim Madrid, we have granted you some more free publicity by featuring you on our website for evermore.
UPDATE JIMMY MADRID 01 OCT 14
*** If you are offended by obscene language, please read no further***
Since the write up of Jim Madrid on our website, he has posted on his Facebook page that someone has hacked his Facebook and removed photographs of himself.
We are not sure why anyone would do this. However he blames a military researcher who had asked him some questions about his Vietnam service.
He threatened this researcher that "I will punch your guts out. I can and will do it, get f**ked" See below.
". Yesterday at 5:00pm • Like
Jim Madrid - l worked this out you fuck. your the fuck that hacked my fb. get fucked or l will punch your guts out. l can and will do it. get fucked
Yesterday at 7:56pm• Like • 1"
Madrid had previously reported to the Brisbane Courier Mail, the Adelaide Advertiser and a journal called Auslit , (Australian Literary Management) that he was a former Australian Army indigenous serving soldier who had a tour of duty to Vietnam. This was obviously to increase his standing in the community as a veteran of the Vietnam War.
The researcher then contacted us for assistance as his polite requests to Madrid were met with a tirade of obscenities and abuse.
When Anzmi could not find any trace of a person who had served in the Australian Army by the name of Jim Madrid, he was again contacted and asked why his name did not appear amongst all the people who had ever served in the Australian Army in his particular time period. Particularly in Vietnam.
He then claimed that he served in the Australian Army in another name. He was then asked what name he served under and he replied -;
"• Yesterday at 4:34pm • Like
Jim Madrid - once again l will say please check your messages l sent some weeks ago. the man who wrote the story is "xxxxxxxx" check your messages for his number. yes l was in the Aust army under another name. l will not reveal this to you. check messages"
"Yesterday at 5:00pm • Like
Why won't he tell anyone what name he served under? Top secret perhaps!"
Madrid is trying to shift the blame to the journalist who wrote the original story in our initial write up as obviously misquoting him. A journalist would never report unsubstantiated facts unless he was told by the person being interviewed. Otherwise, where else would he/she get the information. You just can't make it up. In addition, why wouldn't Madrid tell the journalist that he served under another name. What is the big deal? If he was misquoted, why didn't he take action to correct it when he read the article.
Madrid was then asked when he went to Vietnam, what Unit he served in etc. He replied that "he really didn't go, but he was the next to go". He was then asked what was the unit he was in, that was the next to go and when? He then commenced the abuse and refused to answer the request.
Madrid is a military fraud and a bully. He is a liar with no respect for genuine Vietnam veterans. He has no military service, let alone Vietnam service. He claims he served under another name.
We have checked other names he uses, including Jimmy Brown and Jimmy Merino, and he still does not appear with any military service whatsoever.
Madrid likes to physically threaten anyone who discovers his deceit. He thrives on his reputation as a tent boxer and a martial arts exponent.
Whilst he continues to threaten people about his alleged false military service, we will continue to protect those people and keep exposing him for what he is.
And that is a blatant false pretender.