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Surname: Bergin
Christian Names: David
Country: Australia
State or Province: NT
City or Town: Darwin
Service: Nil
Case Notes:

David BERGIN claims to have served in a US Navy Special Forces group named Sea Air and Land (SEALs), but in fact he is all blubber and no SEAL. 

According to Bergin he was serving in the Australian Army when, with help from “above” he was transferred to the US Navy to fly Apache helicopters, where he attained the rank of Colonel. As well as flying helicopters, Bergin became an elite US Navy SEAL. Read more here.

 

David Bergin, an Australian born citizen, who resides in Darwin Northern Territory, Australia, had the audacity to wear a United States, Navy Trident Insignia, US Navy Cross and a number of United States medals that indicated he had served with the elite Sea, Air and Land (SEAL) section of the USA Navy.

The occasion was a “March out Parade” at the Australian Army Recruit Training Battalion at Kapooka, near Wagga Wagga in New South Wales.  As seen in the above photo.

The above photo shows Bergin as a “Cool Dude” complete with sunnies and medals. Obviously he is “not too bright” because one does not steal the honour of US Navy SEALS or falsely wear the SEAL Trident, and US  medals without expecting a landslide of angst from former and current serving SEALS and Veterans everywhere.

Bergin must be seriously lacking in common sense, if he thought he could get away with his deception at a Military event attended by Senior Defence Service Personnel, and ex Service Men and Women.

You can read up on the general history of the US Navy SEAL Teams here;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Navy_SEALs

David Bergin has been claiming to be a SEAL for a number of years as well as making numerous preposterous claims some of which we will list.

We have received a number of reports over a period of time regarding BERGIN and are in possession of Statutory Declarations. We now have a photograph of BERGIN with his false medals to seal the investigation and confirm that he is NOT and never was with the US Navy SEALS.

He has also claimed that he was awarded the US Medal of Honour but lost it, the highest award that can be presented to anyone serving in the US military.

Thanks to one of our readers, we have made a slight correction in the paragraph relating to the Victoria Cross for Australia.

We have also received further information regarding SEAL 7 which you can play at the following link

http://www.angelfire.com/pro/sealteam7/

The Medal of Honour is presented to the awardee only by the President of the United States at a special ceremony which is well covered by the media similar to the way the ceremony is carried out here for recipients of the Australian Victoria Cross.

Above the medals he is wearing the US Navy SEAL Trident Insignia.

To earn this insignia a US Navy Sailor must first successfully complete the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Training program and then complete a follow on secondary training program sequence which is compiled in the SEAL database.

Medals

The lone medal above the others is;

US Navy Cross, the second highest military decoration for Valour that may be awarded to a member of the US Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard for extraordinary heroism in combat. It is equal to the Army “Distinguished Service Cross” and “Air Force Cross”

Below that he is wearing seven medals the top three being;

US Silver Star (3rd highest military decoration)

US Bronze Star (4th highest combat decoration and 9th US Military award in order of precedence)

Purple Heart(awarded to those killed or wounded in action, the next highest being the Bronze Star)

The four medals below them are;

US Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Unknown

US Navy Expert Rifleman Medal

US Navy Expert Pistol Medal

As you can see David Bergin has made himself out to be a real blood and guts hero stealing the valour of real veterans, a number of which have paid the ultimate sacrifice. You can’t get any lower than that.

A check of databases in the US listing the recipients of the highest decorations awarded some of which include the citations reveal that David Bergin was never awarded the Medal of Honour, US Navy Cross, Silver Star nor does his name come up on any other databases

His excuse for not wearing the Medal of Honour is that he lost it and could not get a replacement because all records of such events were sealed in his record and personally burnt by the US President to protect him.

The real reason he cannot purchase a Medal of Honour is listed below as the medal cannot be manufactured, sold, bartered or traded by law.

The Stolen Valor Act of 2005, signed into lawby President George W. Bushon December 20, 2006,[1] was a U.S. law that broadened the provisions of previous U.S. lawaddressing the unauthorized wear, manufacture, or sale of any military decorations and medals.

He has obviously purchased medals belonging to someone else over the internet the same as he would have purchased the SEAL Trident Insignia.

Some of the other claims he has made.

He served in the Australian Regular Army and wanted to become an Apache Helicopter pilot. He was friends with someone high up who put in a good word for him and got him transferred to the US Navy and became a SEAL serving with SEAL Team 7 in Afghanistan.

Because of an intelligence blunder his SEAL Team ambushed a vehicle filled with Australian soldiers.

Claimed he was in possession of missile launch codes in a room at the US Consulate in Sydney and was capable of launching nuclear missiles.

As part of his military service, he was an Apache pilot with the rank of Colonel.

Flew his helicopter to the White House and landed it in front of the President.

Because of his knowledge within the US Military he is followed by CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) Agents.

He has flown Air Force One.

He also has a large tattoo of the US Navy SEAL Trident which he proudly shows off to everyone.

They are just some of the claims Bergin has made to people in Australia.

Bergin was never a US Navy Seal. We have contacts around the world with people who have served in many units who can easily confirm if a person is what he says he is.

As our contact stated there is no record of a David BERGIN completing the SEAL Training. He is not now or ever was a Navy SEAL, Navy Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) “Frogman”, a member of any Naval Combat Demolition Unit (NCDU), or a member of the Naval Amphibious Scouts and Raiders (S&R).

He added, there are records of every man who qualified for the title of “SEAL”; there have been and will continue to be secret missions, but there are NO secret SEALS.

Now David Bergin was contacted by phone by us to answer some questions to confirm his status of being an ex US Navy SEAL which are totally UNCLASSIFIED and every real SEAL will gladly provide to confirm his claim of being a US Navy SEAL.

David BERGIN’s response was;

“He served with the US Navy SEAL’s but, he could not have anything published nor could he talk about it”.

This seemed to be a strange answer considering he tells anyone who is willing to listen when he brags about his exploits as a US Navy SEAL.

David Bergin also has a problem as to what military service he served in considering he flew Air Force One, was an Apache helicopter pilot with the rank of Colonel, a rank which does not exist in the US Navy as seen at the website below.

http://www.militaryfactory.com/ranks/navy_ranks.asp

David Bergin, you are an outright liar of the highest order, who has either seen too many movies or live in a world of fantasy. By telling those lies you have earned a place on our website so that current and ex-service veterans can look down on you like the scum that you are for stealing

28th Mar 2013

Thanks to a reader of our website we received the following email sent to us by an eye witness both at the recruiting centre and the march out parade advising us about David BERGIN”s lies about his military service and the medals he wore. We applaud the person for sending us the email. Should anyone come across BERGIN in their travels and he continues to brag about his false military history you can contact us on our website www.anmzi.netand we will update his story. Nothing in the email has been altered except the name of the person has been removed.

On 26 January 2013 15:34, xxxxx xxxx <xxxxxx@hotmail.com> wrote:

Hello
My name is xxxxx xxxx and my brother was a member of the marching out parade from kapooka in august 2011 in which David Bergins wife was also a member. when searching through your site on Australia day 2013 i immediantly recognized the image of David bergin and the decorations he wrongfully was wearing that day. This action compelled me to write this email in the hope of it being published on your website as to add an eyewitness account to your profile. The recount begins with the march out of 33rd Platoon Delta Company 1RTB multiple witnesses including my brother,father and myself. Engaged in conversation with others who had recently conversed with Mr Bergin and also upon overhearing him conversing which he did claimed to have:

1. Be an former active duty navy seal of seal team 7 serving in Afghanistan and Iraq

2.a former apache helicopter gunship pilot whom was a veteran of Afghanistan

3.and to have been awarded the navy cross

Upon closer analysis of his stories all members present recognized the stories to be greatly exaggerated and indeed falsified due to numerous inconsistencies. Upon recognizing the distinctive US navy cross i conducted my own research in which i also found no evidence to back his claims.

I greatly applaud your exposition of this fraudster stealing the credit from true soldiers such as my brother and the legitimate US navy seals who have paid the ultimate sacrifice

Ps this is also not bergins first attempt to deliberately mislead others about his former military service three months earlier during a enlistment ceremony at Defense force recruiting at parramatta. Bergin did indeed claim to have been an US SEAL and former apache pilot with combat tours of Iraq and Afghanistan and to have been personally decorated by the united states president.

I ask you add my account to his profile but however edit my name from publication

I again thank you
xxxxx xxxx


Sent from my iPhone

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: Bermingham
Christian Names: Lionel Gene
Country: Thailand
State or Province: Bangkok
City or Town: Unknown
Service: Army
Case Notes:

Lionel Gene BERMINGHAM - Genuine SASR and 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Vietnam veteran and medal fraud.

 

BERMINGHAM carved a reputation throughout all his years as a regular volunteer soldier particularly in most forms of parachuting - testament to the inordinate number of jumps he made is the recorded hospitalisations due to injuries allied with this hazardous past time. 

 

 

Whilst this man put himself in danger many times he has now earned the chagrin of many of his contemporaries because of his wearing of the Vietnamese Campaign Medal - a foreign award made to all allies who served more than 181 days in South Vietnam. The only reason any veteran would receive this award who served less than the prescribed time would be because of being Killed In Action (KIA), Casualty Evacuated (CASEVAC) due to being Wounded in Action (WIA) or being taken Prisoner of War (POW).

 

Documentary evidence shows BERMINGHAM arrived in Vietnam on the 4th of June 1966 - and returned to Australia on 1st September 1966 following medical evacuation for what can be deduced as a skin problem - on 10 October 1966 his medical Physical Employment Standard (PES) was downgraded from Forward Everywhere (FE - Class 1) to CZNT (Communication Zone Non Tropical) - Unfit to serve in hot/humid environment

 

Numerous Vietnam veterans posted to Vietnam for a standard 12 month period were brought home early due to medical problems with skin ailments - the climate and hygiene conditions were not suited to their health.

 

BERMINGHAM was awarded the Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) on 3 August 1971 and the Vietnam Medal on the 15th of September 1971 -  The Department of Veterans' Affairs nominal roll of Vietnam Veterans' shows clearly that BERMINGHAM spent a total of 88 days in South Vietnam - well under the qualifying 181 days to be awarded the Vietnamese Campaign Medal - as he was medically evacuated due to a skin problem he has absolutely no entitlement to be wearing the award - we can only assume that like many of his contemporaries who appear on this website that BERMINGHAM has purchased the medal to satisfy some urge to make himself look more of a man - and one must ask why would a veteran who has a proven record of sky diving life threatening situations step out of line and lower himself as a wannabe??

 

ANZMI see his actions as indefensible and deem him a medal offender.  Gene BERMINGHAM - welcome to the www of medal cheats

 

 

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 the private citizens are supported by statement of fact and statutory declarations.

 

Surname: Bier
Christian Names: Jan
Country: Australia
State or Province: VIC
City or Town: Echuca
Service #: 324561
Service: Army
Branch: RAAOC
Commencement of service: 20 Jan 82
Completion of service: 29 Aug 86
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Jan Bier was born in Germany on the 23 October, 1964 to Dutch parents. They moved to Australia and Bier enlisted in the Australian Army in January 1982. He was 17 years and four months of age. He had less than 5 year’s full time Army service

Bier is now a resident of Echuca in Victoria and is a current member of the State Emergency Service, Echuca.

Bier is an unscrupulous liar and a fraud who puts himself out there as a Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) War Hero on “Black ops” and also with Falklands War Operational service. This bloke is a clown whose fraudulent deeds need to be exposed to not only all his family and friends in Echuca, but everyone who views this site.

The above photograph depicts “Corporal” Jan Bier (on the left) standing alongside his portly SASR “Captain” mate named “Fat Mick” who we will get to later.

Bier is wearing the following -;

1. He wears a British Army sandy coloured SAS beret with the SAS hat badge.
2. On his left shoulder he wears a light blue British Special Air Service Lanyard.(worn incorrectly)
3. On his left side he wears the Infantry Combat Badge (Australia) with a cloth parachute badge underneath.
4. On his right sleeve he wears Corporal rank insignia and another cloth parachute badge.
5. Around his waist he wears the Australian Army SAS Stable Belt signifying service with the Special Air Service.

The polyester uniform Bier is wearing was withdrawn in the 1990’s as well as the Stable belt. Photograph below.


Bier was photographed (below) on Anzac Day a few years ago in his home town of Echuca with his overweight, unfit “Captain” mate, who is also pretending to be a SASR warrior. On this Anzac Day, they led the Echuca Moama RSL March with a former Naval Petty Officer Andrew Fleming, who is also to appear on this site shortly for his own misconduct.

As you can see by the photograph, all the genuine returned from active service veterans were required to march behind these two pretend SASR boofheads. If only they knew!

It is a disgrace when low life imposters like these two force their way into Anzac Day Marches and place themselves at the forefront of the proceedings, at the expense of more worthy genuine veterans, who are then forced to follow behind them.

The factual military history of 324561 “Corporal” Jan Bier is somewhat different to his stories of courageous active service on “black ops” as a parachuting Sniper in Bougainville and also Falklands War service with the British SAS.

He enlisted in the Australian Army as a 17 year old. Following Recruit Training he was posted as a Private in the RAAOC at Bandiana where he carried out the duties of a Storeman, Warehouse Duties, Ordnance Corps.

He remained in the Army until his requested discharge for personal reasons in August, 1986 as a 21 year old. At the time of his discharge he was still posted as a Private in the RAAOC at Bandiana where he still carried out the duties of a Storeman, Warehouse Duties, Ordnance Corps. A very unremarkable career but remarkable in a sense, in that he was charged on four occasions within his short time for -;

(a) “conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline” on two occasions,
(b) “neglect to obey published orders” and
(c) “Use insubordinate language.”

The Army were glad to get rid of him. They won!!

Bier however claims that following his discharge, he re-enlisted and was selected for SASR training. He carried out "Black Ops" in Bougainville as a Sniper, but of course he is unable to talk about it because it is all a big secret. However, when pressed, he will tell folks on Anzac Days, that as an Australian SASR soldier he was transferred on loan to the British SAS where he was posted to combat duty in the Falklands War.

Ho hum!

One of the problems of this outrageous lie is that the Falklands War finished on the 14 June, 1982. Bier joined the Australian Army as a 17 year old in January, 1982 and was posted as an Ordnance Corps, Storeman, Private to Bandiana, Victoria, where he remained carrying out Warehouse duties for the next four years.

Also Bougainville was never prescribed as a war like area and Bier’s arrogance just typifies his disrespect for those he tells his lies to, and the service of genuine returned veterans. Bier is a false pretender who will bring shame to any organisation that he is associated with. He will be here for evermore.

We are currently having difficulties trying to locate "Captain Fat Mick”, who is depicted in the above photographs with Bier. We are are aware that his name is Michael Woolard from Melbourne. We are certain that this idiot not only has no SASR service, he has no military service whatsoever. We seek the assistance of our readers to locate him to ensure that he also gains his true place in the military history of this Country as well. We know that he rides a Harley Davidson and is presently employed in the mining industry.

These two idiots, who have acquired the names of Dumb and Dumber, are up there with the Hines Brothers from Queensland, who are also knuckleheads that like to fraudulently pose in military garb on Anzac Days.

Welcome to the site Messrs Dumb and Dumber!

 

 

 

Surname: Blair
Christian Names: Kerry Roy
Country: Australia
State or Province: Tasmania
City or Town: Unknown
Service: Army
Branch: Catering
Case Notes:

Kerry Roy BLAIR believed to reside in Tasmania served in the Australian Army with the Australian Army Catering Corps (AACC) and did one tour of South Vietnam.

The reason he appears on our site is that he claims to have served with the Australian Special Air Service and was wounded.



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We are in possession of Statutory Declarations that Kerry Blair and his wife made the following statements.


Kerry Roy Blair has obviously been telling these lies for some time as well as to his wife who believes him. You will also note that the term “medivac” was used this term is used for evacuation back to Australia for a medical illness. A combat incident was referred to as a Casevac from the field.

Here is his military history.

61821 Kerry Roy Blair enlisted in the army for 3 years on 07 June 1967, completed his recruit training at 1 Recruit Training Battalion, Kapooka and was allocated to the AACC for corps training. He was posted to Southern Command as a Steward on 03 November 1967. He attended training at the Jungle Training Centre (JTC) and was posted to Headquarters 1st Australian Logistic Support Group in Vung Tau, South Vietnam which was a large logistic base and a Rest and Recreation Centre for troops at the main Australian Task Force to have time off from a combat area. He was promoted to temporary Lance Corporal 23 June 1969.
 



On returning to Australia 28 January 1970 he was posted to Headquarters Puckapunyal as a Steward and discharged from the army 06 June 1970. He re-enlisted in the Australia Regular Army Reserve for 5 years as a Steward.

He was awarded the Vietnam Medal, South Vietnam Campaign Medal and the returned from Active Service Badge

For a person who has stepped on a landmine, he still has both legs and no sign of any injury as can be seen in the photograph.


 


Kerry Roy Blair you have been telling quite some tall tales for a number of years and it has caught up with you. You and others like you who tell lies about their service will grace our website for years to come.

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Surname: Blair
Christian Names: Gordon
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Sydney
Service #: A230551
Service: RAAF
Branch: General Duty
Commencement of service: Not Known
Completion of service: Not Known
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Gordon Blair is a member of the Returned and Services League (RSL) at Hornsby in NSW.  Prior to that he was the Secretary at another RSL.   

The above photograph was  taken at ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli.

Blair is wearing:

National Medal for services to the community as a civilian - Entitled

Australian Defence Medal for service in the Australian Defence Force - Entitled

New South WalesStateEmergency Services Long Service Medal - State award not to be worn with Defence Medals. Must be worn on right breast.

Year of the Volunteer Medal - Self purchased Tin medal

Blair exhibits symptoms of the malaise within the RSL.  A recent National RSL strategy is to bestow on any person who has ever served in the Defence Force the title of "Veteran".

For the last One Hundred years a "Veteran" has been a person who has served overseas in a war zone, but now on a whimsical notion of the RSL, Gordon Blair is a "Veteran" and according to his demeanour at Anzac Cove wants everyone to believe that he is one.

Blair is wearing only one medal that relates to Australian Defence service and that is the lowest grade of Australian medals, the Australian Defence Medal (ADM).  It is issued to all Service people who complete four years service.

At ANZAC Cove Gallipoli on Anzac Day 2015  Blair was strutting his stuff pretending to be a be meddled  Australian "Veteran" when in fact he was a strutting Fedora hatted Popinjay without sufficient nous to understand Australian medals protocols.

We are reliably advised by an RSL Executive that Blair was warned about his disregard for medals protocol and he took no notice.

Genuine Veterans (not ersatz RSL Veterans) and ex service men and women should know medals protocols and should also know that if they disrespect traditions and protocols they stand a very good chance of featuring on this website.

We welcome the very silly Mr Gordon Blair to our web site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surname: Blanc
Christian Names: Alfred
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Finch Hatton
Case Notes:

Alfred (Fred) Blancborn on 2 March 1938 in Switzerland and now of Finch Hatton, Queensland arrived in Australia sometime during the late 1950s or early1960s aboard passenger ship ORANJE under General Assisted Passage Scheme. On arrival he worked as a Cook on the Snowy Mountain Scheme

When we investigated Alfred Blanc’s military history, contrary to Blanc’s claims we drew a blank.  This Swiss fondue exponent claims he served with the Australian Defence Force in Vietnam. But that’s not all, he was of course something special, as he served in the “Australian Intelligence Unit” in Vietnam.

 

 

Some Finch Hatton Returned Services League (RSL) members have been suspicious of Fred Blanc for quite a while. Finch Hatton RSL members have seen Fred wearing medals and have heard Fred tell stories of his “service” in Vietnam. The following anecdotes about Fred have been passed to us from Finch Hatton.

“Fred claimed he was in Australia less than a year when he was “called up for service” and  that the Military Police picked him up because he didn't front up. When he was enlisted he was allocated to Intelligence Corps as an interpreter because he could speak French.

Fred must have studied hard for his wannabe role because his knowledge of weapons in Vietnam is spot on and he fitted in well with some of the RSL members,  He claims to have been at Fire Support Base Coral on the 13 May 1968 in the Bien Hoa Province of Vietnam.

 He claims he was in a “hot helicopter extraction” and he had to wait for a second chopper when there was not room to take them all.

He even got a bloke to come to the RSL Anzac Breakfast and told the RSL members his guest was a Veteran like him, the poor fellow was a tradesman and had never been near the armed forces in his life.   Later when we talked to this bloke he admitted the deception and said he was so embarrassed when someone asked him what it was like “over there” that he had to say that it was something that he didn't  want to talk about."

Since Blanc came under suspicion at the RSL he always finds a reason for not participating in commemorative occasions and of course it upsets him to talk about his war experience. Blanc claims to speak four languages. Blanc also speaks a fifth language and that is the language of liars and wannabes.

We have confirmed that Blanc does not have a Defence Service File at Central Army Records Office (CARO) See below:

Dear Mrs xxxxxxxxx,

Thank you for your query about the service records relating to the following servicemen:

Alfred BLANC

 
Post-WWII Army records are held by the Central Army Records Office (CARO). They have advised us that they were unable to locate a Post 1947 Army Service record for this individual. We provided them with the following information:
 
Name:                           Alfred BLANC             Date & place of birth:      1938-1939, Switzerland

CARO Reference Officer

Access & Communications

Blanc does not appear on the official, Department of Veterans Affairs Nominal Roll, which he explains away as being, because he was in an Intelligence unit. Sorry Blanc you are a liar.  All Army Intelligence personnel are listed on the Nominal Roll along with all of those who served in other sensitive units including the Special Air Service Squadrons.

Blanc has two medals to exhibit he claims one is for Vietnam and the other for Intelligence.  Obviously it is not for his own intelligence as he appears totally devoid of that basic asset.

Blanc most likely had an interesting life, but for reasons known only to wannabes, he decided to improve his image by adding a little clandestine war service to the mix. In doing so he is hereby exposed on our web site where he will remain for the rest of his life.

There is no need for any further suspicion from the Finch Hatton RSL because Blanc is well and truly “outed” as a liar and a wannabe.

Liars and wannabes are very welcome on our site, most of them are so dopey they almost march up to us and say “make me infamous”

Blanc is one such simpleton

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.

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