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Surname: Foan
Christian Names: Graham Clyde
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Tenterfield
Service: RAAF
Branch: Military Police
Case Notes:

 UPDATE  19 JULY 2018

Graham Clyde Foan was dealt with eight years ago.  He was a pathological liar then and is still a pathological liar in 2018.  

 

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When asked about his original entry to this web site  he responds with tedious lies.  Here is what he has recently placed on the Facebook of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Police Association.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.

It has come notice to notice (sic) that some members are questioning information found on an offensive indiscriminate website which falsely and without judicial notice attempts to degrade and accuse military personnel of unchallenged innuendo and rumor. (sic)

In my matter the site was used in an attempt to discredit me following a fraud and corruption investigation into the hierarchy of the Vietnam Veterans Association and the NSW RSL.

The documents presented were challenged and found to be fake including the photographs.

The complainants were the subject to Civil Court proceedings, all but one settled out of court after the court ruled in my favor (sic) with full quantum awarded to me. The remaining defender, Austin Connor, (ex RAAF WOFF) was found to be the principal perpetrator. He committed suicide prior to his court proceedings and without quantum, a Caveat was taken out on his properties by my QC.

Even though I was vindicated it has taken a toll on both mental and physical health. I hope this may put to rest the innuendo and rumor (sic) and explain a little of what was falsely portrayed in a vain attempt to discredit me.

There is no evidence that Foan was ever involved in a fraud and corruption investigation regarding Vietnam Veterans Association and New South Wales Returned and Services League (RSL).

None of the documents or photographs used in our initial entry were fake.  Except those forged by Foan himself.

There were no Civil Court proceedings in response to our original entry.  If there were Civil Court proceedings he should produce documentary evidence.

The late Ex Warrant Officer Austin Connor, a 9 Squadron Vietnam Veteran had never been associated in any way with ANZMI and there was never any litigation.

Foan disgracefully claims that Connor committed suicide as a result of litigation won by Foan, that is a lie.  Ex Warrant Officer Austin Connor died of natural causes and his friends and relatives are less than pleased with Foan's lies

 

 

 

Graham Clyde Foan is an ex RAAF Military Policeman who joined the RAAF on the 4 February 1972.  He resides in Tenterfield, a country town in New South Wales. Foan has been suspected of being a wannabe for some time.  We are now in a position to advise the world that we have got Foan’s number and he is indeed a wannabe, who wears medals he is not entitled to wear.

 


The first photo shown was cropped from a group photograph taken at the Tenterfield Returned Services League (RSL) on 25 April 2009. The second was taken while Foan was a serving member of the RAAF
 
Foan was seen on ANZAC day 2009, Long Tan Day 2009 and Remembrance Day 2009 wearing a hefty rack of six or seven medals, including the Vietnam Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. In addition we are reliably advised he was wearing a Police Medal. 
 
At an RSL dinner on ANZAC day 2009 a group photo was commissioned. Foan was wearing “his” medals on his shirt, before the photo session he removed the medals and sat in for the photo. The photo above showing Foan in a shirt with no medals was cropped from a group photo at the dinner all of the others in the photo were wearing their medals.
 
In addition last Remembrance Day as soon as the cameras came out off came Foan's medals. It is assumed that as an ex Service Policeman he believes that photographic evidence would be needed to prove him to be a wannabe. We do of course prefer photographic evidence however we have in our possession Statutory Declarations concisely describing Foan and his medal antics at three commemorative functions this year.


Here is an extract from two of the numerous Statutory Declarations in our possession:


 


 
We are also reliably advised that Foan claimed to have earned his Vietnam medals with 9 Squadron in Vietnam in 1973/74.  The official Australian War Memorial history of 9 Squadron RAAF is found here:  http://www.awm.gov.au/units/unit_11035vietnam.asp 
 
The final paragraph of the official history is shown below:
 
“9 Squadron flew its last mission in Vietnam on 19 November 1971. In December the squadron’s 16 Iroquois took off from Vung Tau for the last time and landed on the deck of the Sydney for the return trip back to Australia.”
 
Graham Foan has failed to study his RAAF history before manufacturing his lies to cover his fraudulent activity, he was not even serving in the RAAF when 9 Squadron flew onto the deck of HMAS Sydney on their departure from Vietnam in December 1971. He did not enlist until 4 Feb 1972. A copy of his Attestation Form is shown below, note in paragraph 10 of the document there is a question as to whether Foan has ever served before in the Navy, Army or Air Force.  Foan has answered “NO” to the question.

 
In addition we have a Nominal Roll of all person who served with 9 Sqn in Vietnam. Foans name does not appear in the alphabetical listing.

 
When Foan applied to join the RAAF he listed his civilian occupations prior to enlistment. The extract from his application to enlist shows that Foan was employed in civilian occupations for the whole period of the Vietnam War. From 1964 to 1971. 


Graham Foan is from a country town where everyone knows everyone else. As far as Foan’s future interaction with the veteran community is concerned we should think he has well and truly “shot himself in the foot”.
 
As we have no photo of the medals Foan has been wearing we are not able to comment beyond the two Vietnam medals, however he has been wearing a Police medal of some kind.  An Overseas Police medal was given to Australian Federal Police Officers for service in Timor and the Solomons and perhaps some other theatres.  Those who have received these medals are all listed on the web site “Its an Honour” See here http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/  Foan’s name is not listed.
 
Under the Defence Act 1903 people falsely wearing military medals are liable for prosecution with a fine of up to $3,300 and jail for six months or both. Much to the chagrin of the Veteran community the Australian Federal Police (AFP) are not interested in bringing wannabes to justice. We know the AFP don’t give a damn about the illegal activities of Military wannabes, perhaps they may feel a bit differently when their service and honour is being slighted.
 
Graham Clyde Foan of Tenterfield is not so good on RAAF history and not so good at pretending to be a Vietnam Veteran, on commemorative occasions he stood out like a red flag for his strange behaviour including the removal of medals whenever a camera appeared.
 
Foan was lousy at RAAF history, lousy at enacting the part of a fraud and now he has the honour of appearing as a lousy wannabe on our web site.

13th May 2010

Update - The inimitable Graham Clyde Foan of Tenterfield

Our exposure of Foan dated the 27 January 2010 exhibited photos of Foan wearing a gaggle of medals to which he has no entitlement. We have acquired copies of Foan’s Certificates of Service from both the RAAF and the Army.  The certificates show Foan as a “Virgin” airman and a “Virgin” soldier.

We have some big surprises in store for Foan in the near future, in the meantime here are his certificates:

 

 

9th Jul 2010

Graeme Clyde Foan – Update

We are advised that Foan is a past President of the Tenterfield RSL. So here is another crooked wannabe who pushed himself into a high position in an RSL to falsely prove he is the real deal.

Worst still, Foan is also a forger of Defence documents. Although the forgeries will withstand a cursory glance a detailed inspection reveals the work of an amateur forger.

The documents shown below contain the following flaws:

  1. Medals are listed that he did not earn – VM VCM and UNM

  2. Lists places where he did not serve - Vietnam, Thailand, Ismailia, Hong Kong and the United States. Ismailia is a small town on the Nile River in Egypt, no one of Foan’s age has ever served there. We believe Foan meant to say Somalia.

  3. Misspelled “Overseases Service” sic

  4. Misspelled “Comendations” sic

 

We are reliably advised that Department of Defence is investigating the forgeries. Foan is a sly and dogged shyster who refuses to admit his criminal activity of wearing medals he is not entitled to, and the forgery of documents.  Day by day Foan is being forced into a corner and we believe he has now offended sufficient organisations to be held to account for his actions.

 

 

This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from private citizens are supported by statements of fact and statutory declarations.

Surname: Keeley
Christian Names: Mark David
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Pakenham
Service #: 8485882
Service: Army
Branch: Engineers (RAE) & Royal Military College (RMC)
Commencement of service: 04/11/2003
Completion of service: 18/02/2012
Case Notes:

 

Mark Keeley served as a Sapper (Private Soldier) in the Royal Australian Engineer Corps from 2003 until 2007. He rejoined on 1 January 2011 and was accepted for Officer training at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, Canberra where he underwent training until his resignation on 18 February 2012.

 

Keeley

Keeley

 

 

The photograph shows Keeley in the uniform of a member of the Pakenham Station of Country Fire Authority (CFA) of Victoria.  He is wearing six medal ribbons and an Army Combat Badge.  He has no entitlement to any medals or badges.

 Although he has acted in a false manner, when approached, he was quick to admit his deception and asked how he could set the matter right.  Unfortunately for wannabes there is no consideration for remorse.  He was an experienced soldier and, because he was selected to attend RMC was of high intellect. 

 He is in direct contravention to the Defence Act 1903 Part VII parts 80A for falsely claiming to be a returned Veteran and 80B Improper use of service decorations.  Both these offences carry maximum fines of $3,300 or six months imprisonment or both.

 The false decorations he wears are the:

 

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM).

AFGHAN MEDAL.

IRAQ MEDAL.

Australian Service Medal (ASM)

Australian Defence Medal (ADM).

NATO ISAF (AFGHANISTAN)

Army Combat Badge

Any reasonable person seeing Keeley in the CFA Uniform would conclude that he is a battle hardened Returned Veteran, which he is not.  Never at any time during his Army service was he deployed overseas. 

Keeley sought fame by posing as a Returned Veteran,  his fame will now come from his association with ANZMI.  He has been signed up for a long term deployment and will remain on this website for many years to come.

Surname: Coote
Christian Names: Christopher Martin
Country: Australia
State or Province: Western Australia
City or Town: Ellenbrook
Service #: 8526469
Service: Australian Regular Army
Branch: Royal Australian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
Commencement of service: 12/03/2007
Completion of service: 24/05/2011
Case Notes:

 

The following narrative details the fraudulent behaviour of former Craftsman (Private) soldier Christopher Martin Coote. It reveals the lies told to others to gain recognition, a senior position within the Western Australia Returned and Services League (R&SL), and possible undeserved pension benefits under the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Repatriation system.

 


Chris Coote




ANZMI have no hesitation is exposing Coote as a military fraud. The facts have been checked, rechecked and confirmed from reliable sources. Statements have been obtained.

Coote served in Afghanistan in the Australian Army, RAEME Corps as a vehicle mechanic for 101 days. From received statements, his service in country was uneventful, and he returned to Australia well short of his original deployment term due to administrative reasons.

He has since falsely claimed an active combat role in Afghanistan, where he allegedly sustained mental health and hearing problems, due to his first hand traumatic battle experiences.
- - -
Former Craftsman Christopher Coote was born on the 1st December, 1973. He is now 44 years of age and at the time of writing, is the President of the Ellenbrook R&SL Sub Branch, Western Australia. He has held that position since late 2016.

Following Coote’s appointment to that position, he began to seek local media publicity for himself and the work he performs in the veteran community. This is always a risky decision, considering that what you inform a journalist about your own military service will certainly be published, and could be read by colleagues you served with and others.

If that information is blatantly untrue, then the chance of being reported to ANZMI is fairly high.

Below are two links to Coote’s media releases.

January, 2017
www.communitynews.com.au/the-advocate/ne...eness-for-service-me 
In this article the following appears -;

Mr Coote served in the army for six years, including a year in Afghanistan, before being discharged due to injury, which has prevented him from going back to work as an engineer.

We remind the reader, that Coote had 101 days in country, not one year. Also, he has no qualifications as an Engineer and served four years in the Army, not six. .

April 2017.

www.communitynews.com.au/the-advocate/ne...r-returned-soldiers/ 

After seven months in the war-torn country, Mr Coote received multiple traumas and was medically discharged and retired.

The above extract from this article is incorrect. Coote did not serve in country for seven months and witness statements below indicate that he was never placed in a position that would have caused him “multiple traumas”. The Journalist has been contacted and confirmed that this is the information she was told by Coote.

As a result of the above media exposures, ANZMI were contacted by former serving Australian Defence Force personnel who know Coote, and know explicitly what duties he performed in Afghanistan in the Australian Army. He was a mechanic who maintained and serviced Army vehicles on base at Tarin Kowt.

ANZMI was also contacted by members of the public who reported false claims made to them by Coote, regarding his Afghanistan service.

Below are excerpts from statements received regarding Coote.

Witness 1.
Chris stated to me that he had been on a mission in a APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) which hit an IED. (Improvised explosive device)

Chris stated he could not hear properly after this incident and required a medivac out of Afghanistan. At this time he stated he went to Germany prior to being flown to middle east then onto Australia.

Chris also stated the Defence Force was paying for state of the art hearing aids for him and were importing from overseas.

At this time he also stated he was very stressed as he had been told it was likely he would be medically discharged from the Army due to his injuries sustained whilst on deployment in Afghanistan.


Witness 2.
Coote stated the following to me -;
He was in a Bushmaster vehicle in Afghanistan when an IED exploded nearby and that he was subjected to enemy fire.
He was blown up whilst travelling in a Bushmaster vehicle.
He was at Tarin Kowt when the base received rocket fire and he had to spend hours in a bunker during this attack.
That on two occasions when he was in an Army truck, he was hit by rocket fire.
He was traumatised because he killed people.
He had sustained injuries from jumping out of helicopters, whilst wearing full kit and whilst on patrol.

Witness 3. (Former service person)
I can confirm that Chris Coote did enter country in late Feb or early March and was housed in Tarin Kowt, Camp Holland (TK) along with the rest of CTD. During his short time at TK Chris was not exposed to any traumatic events that I nor others who were there can recall.
I along with others am almost certain Chris did not exit the base during his short time at TK, if he did it might have been for a re-sup run on a day trip. There would be records of this somewhere. He did not deploy from TK on any missions.

I was however very surprised when I was shown a copy of his AC563 (injury form) which said that Chris was exposed to excessive machine gun fire, IED explosions and rotary wing aircraft (helicopter).

The next thing that I would like to mention is that he has told members of the public that he was “blown up” in a Bushmaster; I assure you this is not true. I know soldiers who actually were blown up and for someone to claim this falsely is a huge slap in the face to these veterans who have suffered immensely from their experience.

He has also mentioned to other people that he was in Afghanistan with the SAS!!! Once again a huge lack of respect for the men and women who actually did do this.

I have since found out that Chris has been trying out for selection to the Invictus games. An event used to help heal the mental and physical wounds of people who need it. This is disgraceful behavior from Chris, potentially taking the position of someone who needs it.

Witness 4. (Former service person)
Recently it has been brought to my attention that Coote has been egregiously embellishing his time in Afghanistan up to and including claiming not only time in contact with the enemy but also being involved in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strike on a Bushmaster Armoured Vehicle, to which he has stated that he was Med Evaced to Germany suffering injuries

I was not only a member of the same Combat Team as Coote but was also there for the entire deployment. Whilst I wasn’t always a firsthand witness to every single incident involving soldiers from CT-D, I was privy to every incident that happened in CT-D (either through word of mouth, reading (deleted by ANZMI), or being there on the ground). At no time during his time in Afghanistan was Coote involved in any small arms engagements with anybody or was he involved in any of the IED strikes that happened in CT-D.

In fact the very first IED strike on any soldiers from CT-D happened on the 19th of May 2010 to a dismounted section (of infantry, Artillery, & Combat Engineers) belonging to 12 platoon, I can categorically state that Coote was not involved with this because not only was I the (deleted by ANZMI) of the patrol in question but this incident happened after his return to Australia and the only soldier who was returned home injured from this incident was Private (name deleted by ANZMI).

Whilst there were IED strikes on vehicles during the deployment none of these strikes happened to any vehicles within CT-D or any call signs that soldiers from CT-D were attached to. Coote only ever ‘left the wire’ on one 3 day Combat Team mission from Multi National Base Tarin Kowt to Patrol Base Atiq (where he remained for the duration of the 3 days) and back again (March 2010), he was mounted in a Bushmaster on both road moves and the mission had no small arms engagements or IED strikes during the 3 days.

Coote has fabricated both incidents and, in my opinion, done so to make himself appear to be a battle hardened combat veteran which is not only untrue but also an insult to the other genuine combat veterans who served in CT-D. ---END.

ANZMI is able to provide more excerpts from these statements and also other statements obtained regarding Coote’s false claims. However, It does not take the matter any further.

Coote was extended an invitation by ANZMI to respond to reports received regarding his alleged claims of Afghanistan service and the mental and physical disabilities incurred from that service.

He denied every allegation other than -;

He was at Tarin Kowt when the base received rocket fire and he had to spend hours in a bunker during this attack.

He stated that he was present when the Base received rocket fire from the enemy. His fellow soldier compatriots disagree.

Coote is former soldier who served in Afghanistan as part of the Australian Defence Force commitment. He has told a lot of lies to a lot of people, including members of the Ellenbrook RSL Sub Branch, where he is their President.

ANZMI will be notifying the Department of Veterans Affairs, Fraud Unit and we will assist that Government Department in providing the necessary evidence to have Coote’s claims reviewed.

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The Western Australia State RSL Branch also need to have a very close look at Coote’s claims due to his credibility to remain as President of the Ellenbrook RSL Sub Branch.

Coote should just resign and save them a great deal of trouble.

Welcome to the ANZMI website, Mr Christopher Martin Coote.



UPDATE. July 2018.


ANZMI has been informed by Sub Branch members that Christopher Coote resigned the position of President of the Ellensbrook RSL Sub Branch on the 21 June, 2018, following contact by ANZMI requesting confirmation of his claims.

Surname: Sanderson
Christian Names: George
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Narrabri
Service #: 2784935
Service: Army
Branch: Royal Australian Infantry Corps
Commencement of service: Two Years
Case Notes:

 

George Sanderson from Narrabri NSW did some hard work in South Vietnam during the Tet Offensive in 1968, including being part of the famous Battle at Fire Support Base Coral.

Sanderson now wears two decorations he did not earn, they are the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM) and the 3rd Battalion (3RAR) Presidential Citation for service at Kapyong in Korea in April 1951

 


Sanderson



Sanderson is wearing:

Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975(AASM) - Entitled
Vietnam Medal (VM) - Entitled
Anniversary of National Service Medal (ANSM) - Entitled
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM) - Not entitled
Korea Presidential Citation - Not entitled

He is not entitled to wear the RVCM

 


Sanderson2



Sanderson did not serve the required 181 days in Vietnam to earn the RVCM. He served only 169 days. The rules for this medal are specific and Sanderson chose to ignore the rules and purchase and award himself the medal. Below is the record of days Sanderson spent in Vietnam.

 


Sanderson3



He is not entitled to wear the USA Presidential Citation

Sanderson


The Presidential Citation was awarded to 3RAR for their heroic efforts in Korea in 1951 when Sanderson was 5 years old. All who served with 3RAR at the battle of Kapyong may wear the Citation when either in uniform or when wearing civilian clothes. Those posted to serve with 3RAR since Kapyong are allowed to wear the Citation, only whilst on the posted strength of the Battalion and only whilst in uniform. As Sanderson did not serve with the Battalion in Korea and is not serving with 3RAR he must not wear it. It falsely indicates that he is a hero of Kapyong.

Being caught knowingly wearing medals that have not been awarded is embarrassing and the kudos from wearing them is much less than the shame of being ousted as a medals cheat. Sanderson must adjust his medal rack by removing the RVCM that he purchased, and cease wearing the self purchased Presidential Citation.

Sanderson is a member of the Narrabri Returned and Services League (RSL) Sub Branch. Here is another example of an RSL allowing members to do as they please. We wonder what other ignominious acts of false decorations fester within their Sub Branch.

We welcome Sanderson to the ANZMI Sub Branch where his disreputable acts will be on shown forever more.

Surname: Krueger
Christian Names: Daniel Ronald
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: South Melbourne and Yarram
Service: Royal Australian Navy
Branch: Radar Plotter
Commencement of service: 1979
Completion of service: 2000
Case Notes:

 

This investigation was initiated following a report from the general public.  ANZMI then investigated and liaised with the News Corps Australia who contacted Krueger, confirmed he was a cheat, and published a report. The reason for media liaison before we publish is to get information to the public in an endeavour to dissuade current wannabes and potential wannabes from  their stupid disrespect and deceit.

 

Krueger 1

 

Daniel Ronald Krueger served in the Royal Australian Navy for 21 years as a Radar Plotter and achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer (CPO).

 

Krueger

 

 

In  the photograph Krueger is wearing the following medals and badge.

Order of Australia Medal (OAM) - Military Issue             Not entitled

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) East Timor.    Not entitled

International Force East Timor Medal (INTERFET)       Not entitled

Australian Service Medal Clasp Middle East                  Entitled

Defence Force Service Medal 1 bar                               Entitled

Australian Defence Medal                                               Entitled

Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB)                Not entitled

Krueger has continued his "Plotting" career by plotting to fraudulently wear medals  that he has not earned.  Here is the prestigious OAM (Military Division) that he falsely wears.

 

Krueger

 

The OAM (Military Division) has a special place in Australian society as it denotes a person who has given exceptional service to our Defence Force.  Those who dishonestly wear awards are seeking false praise and honour and committing  criminal offences.

The Australian Honours and Awards Secretariat advise as follows:

"The Australian Honours and Awards Secretariat is unable to find any record of Mr Daniel Ronald Krueger being awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM). We are, however, able to confirm that Mr Daniel Ronald Krueger received the following awards:

  • Australian Service Medal with Middle East clasp
  • Defence Force Service Medal with 1stclasp"

Besides the OAM here are the other false medals/Badges  that he wears.

The prestigious Australian Active Service Medal

 

Krueger

   

INTERFET Medal

 

Krueger

 

RASB

 

Krueger

 

The honour of his Twenty One years of service has gone adrift in the mire of his scam to wear the OAM.  His actions are indicative of a person prone to dishonesty and he is liable to prosecution under the Defence Act Part VII Sections 80A and 80B. We are sure the Victoria Police will be interested in this matter.

It is  apparent that Krueger  has a need to exaggerate his position in the RAN.  Here is what is said on his civilian Resume:

"Danny Krueger, the director of 3BY3, is a return serviceman spending 21 years with the Australian Defence Force (ADF), Royal Australian Navy (RAN). During his time with the Navy, Danny held positions within a senior management role of the Navy and was the Senior Instructional Designer and Quality Control Officer for the Navy."

 In the RAN Senior Management positions are  filled with Officers of the ranks of  at least Lieutenant Commander.  Krueger as a Navy Chief Petty Officer would hold only Junior Management positions.

We are reliably advised that Krueger has apologised to his Returned Services League Sub Branch and admitted his offence to Victoria Police.  At ANZMI we do not take remorse into consideration, and will publish all details of all those who offend.  Remorse and circumstance are  for Magistrates when they pronounce judgement.

Because of his dishonesty Krueger will now experience disrepute that will surpass the kudos that he derived from the public admiration of his false medals and his "Senior Management" rolls in the RAN

We welcome him among those of his ilk who dishonour the RAN and the Australian and New Zealand Veteran Communities.

Surname: Franks aka Ellis
Christian Names: Kenneth
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Goondiwindi
Service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

At Goondiwindi,  Queensland,  on ANZAC Day 2018,  Kenneth Franks stood out like a sore thumb.  He appeared to be a former Australian Special Air Service Regiment  soldier (SASR),  of exceptional service and experience. 

 

Franks

 

A prominent indicator that he was a "crook",   was the "bash" in his SAS Beret.  SAS are very particular about their beret and Franks’ "bash" does not pass muster.

Here is an example of a genuine SAS beret "bash".

 

Franks2

 

Franks also wears ten false medals, two badges and a tie pin.

The medals he wears would be  indicative of a hard slog on operational deployments,  even for an SASR Soldier.

  1. Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) 2 clasps.
  2. International Force in East Timor Medal. (INTERFET)
  3. Iraq Medal.
  4. Afghanistan Medal.
  5. Defence Long Service Medal. (DLSM)
  6. Australian Defence Medal. (ADM)
  7. Unknown.  Probably North Atlantic Treaty Organization or United Nations.
  8. United Nations Transitional Assistance East Timor medal.  (UNTAET)
  9. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation International Security Assistance Force Medal.
  10. United States Bronze Star.

The problem for Franks is that all of the medals are false.  He has not been awarded one of them.

 

The only true decoration is the ring in his left ear.

He is also wearing two badges that commemorate the service of a genuine SASR Sergeant who lost his life in action in Afghanistan.  The SASR fraternity is not happy with Mr. Kenneth Franks.

He had spruiked lies to numerous people in Goondiwindi.  He stated that he was -;
"an SAS fellow and had been deployed everywhere", but then he said "it was all secret".  He also said that he had "taught a recent SAS Victoria Cross winner how to shoot a rifle".

 

ANZMI were alerted to Franks the day after ANZAC Day 2018,  and followed events until he had a visit from the local Police on 13 June 2018,  when he was arrested and charged.  Here are his visitors -;

 

Franks3

 

Be assured that these "visitors" are ready willing and able to visit any who steal the honour from Returned Veteran communities in Australia and New Zealand.

Police also found a cache of weapons at his house which reportedly included a minigun, a fifty calibre sniper rifle,  and ten pistols.

Franks was arraigned before a Magistrate and fined $1,000 for falsely representing himself to be a returned soldier,  and also for improper use of service decorations.  – Australian Defence Act 1903 - Sections 80A and 80B.

Probably his greatest achievement is being an ultimate cheat,  liar and wannabe, who, when questioned by a genuine veteran,  stated that he was "honouring the service of a friend".  ANZMI is certain that he was honouring himself,  rather than a non existent friend. 

Franks is given a prominent place on this website, where, instead of "honouring the service of his friend", he can dishonour himself at leisure.

Welcome Kenneth Franks aka Ellis.  You are a fraud who was caught out by genuine veterans on ANZAC Day 2018 at Goondiwindi, Queensland.

ANZMI acknowledge the great support of the Queensland State Police Force. and the local Magistrates Court in dealing with a military imposter who stole the valour of returned Australian Defence Force personnel.

In addition to the $1000 fine, Franks will receive a “life sentence” on this website for his sins.

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