Entries with Surname (Title)s starting with 'S'

Surname: Scott
Christian Names: Ian
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Bodalla
Service: Citizens Military Forces
Case Notes:

Ian Scott the crooked Divisional Commander

In our hall of infamy we already have more than one wannabe from the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol and now we have Ian Scott of Bodalla, NSW. Before he was sacked from the position, he was the Divisional Commander of the RVCP base at Narooma , NSW,  who was big noting himself as a Vietnam and Malaya Veteran to his subordinates.

 Despite being exposed as a blatant dishonest wannabe and being stripped of his position of authority the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol  has allowed this dishonest wannabe to remain in its ranks.

Whether the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol promoted him to the position, taking into consideration his false Malayan and Vietnam Service is not known. Wannabes certainly have a penchant to push themselves into positions of prominence in Ex-Service Organisations, Cadet Units and organizations run along military lines like the Volunteer Coastal Patrol, this is especially so where uniforms are worn. Others who feature on our web site - Russell “Chuck” Walters was also a Divisional Commander from the Merimbula NSW area and Russell Lee Jones was from the Taree area of NSW. Jones, to better his position in the Coastal Patrol, was pretending to be an ex Navy officer. (Have a look at these two previously exposed wannabes after reading about Ian Scott)




The medal ribbons Scott is wearing in the photo indicate service in Malaya and Vietnam and by his own very quiet admission he is not a Veteran and his only service was with a Citizens Military Forces Communications unit in Melbourne. When he was cornered by an alert veteran organization  he very quietly confessed to falsely wearing medals. We are reliably advised that he claims to have “found” the medal ribbon bar at a rubbish tip and out of patriotic fervour decided to wear it.  We are also reliably advised that Scott claims to have apologized and handed back the medal ribbon to Vietnam Veterans , however  he did not hand the medals back, and none of the Veterans we have communicated with from his area were aware of an apology,  if  it  happened it must have been whispered up a deserted street at midnight.    


Ian Scott is a simpleton wannabe, falsely claiming Malayan and Vietnam Service.  We all learned in the Army that proper preparation and planning prevents poor performance. With regard to Scott’s charade his preparation and planning was very sparse. His Defence Force service was very limited and is described as follows:


He said he was a Citizens Military Forces Corporal serving in the Royal Australian Corps of Signals in the early 1960s when he was asked if he wanted six weeks holiday in Vietnam. He jokes that he didn’t even know where Vietnam was but agreed to go and ended up serving in Vietnam for over a year working with ‘Training Team three” in the elite and highly decorated Australian Army Training Team Vietnam, and with US Forces in Vietnam and Cambodia. In conversations with real Vietnam Veterans his conversations were always vague, when asked where he served he would say “Ah, all over the place, yeh served at the Dat.” 


Just about any genuine Veteran would cough into his ale if he heard that story and that is precisely why Scott now graces our web site.


In recent times we have had a run of simpleton wannabes, enhancing their life stories by claiming to have been to war with the Australian Defence Force. Making such claims particularly to gain benefit by promotion in an organization or simply to feed an inferiority complex will not be tolerated by the genuine Veteran community.


ANZMI has thousands of eyes and ears all over Australia and in other parts of the world helping us to guarantee the integrity of the Veteran community.


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: Scott
Christian Names: Steven Wayne
Country: Australia
State or Province: NT
City or Town: Humpty Doo
Service #: 855149 (PMKeys)
Service: Army
Branch: 5 RAR
Commencement of service: 23 Feb 09
Completion of service: 07 May 12
Case Notes:




Looking at the above photo of Steven Wayne Scott conjures up images of a latter day ‘Crocodile Dundee’. And when you see Steve’s Facebook entries you get the impression that he is certainly following in the footsteps of Paul Hogan’s tough-as-nails character, Mick ‘Crocodile’ Dundee.

Top End off-road four wheel driving, wild pig and buffalo hunting, rodeos are all listed among Scott’s interests, supplemented by lots of drinking if his photos are anything to go by. No doubt at the end of a big day spent in the great outdoors Steven also likes to spin a few ‘warries’ about his time as a grunt with 5RAR. And of course if you stretch the truth maybe just a little (or a lot) everyone will just laugh it off as ‘Steve being Steve’.

However, it’s a whole new ball-game if a few tall tales are told about your military service in a court of law. But if you are appearing before the ‘beak’ on a swag of traffic charges, Steven Scott seems to think that all’s fair.

Earlier this year the 23 year old appeared before Darwin Magistrate Greg Cavanagh and pleaded guilty to numerous charges of driving unlicensed, unregistered, uninsured and without number plates on his pride and joy, a battered old Nissan Patrol. Oh and there was also the matter of drink driving! The magistrate rightly said of Scott “He has a complete disregard for traffic laws.” And apparently he has a similar lack of respect for the truth.

Scott’s lawyer, Peter Maley, told the court that his client had served in the Australian Army for 4 years. He went on to say that the ex-digger had seen overseas duty in both Afghanistan and East Timor. To add a little icing to the cake presented to the magistrate, Mr Maley said that Scott had also been injured during his service.

While some of us might have reached for our hankies at this stage, Magistrate Cavanagh’s heart remained apparently untouched when he fined Scott a total of $7,400 and disqualified him from driving for 12 months.

From information we have about Steven Wayne Scott’s army service we can confidently say, that apart from possibly some border protection operations, he has never left Australian shores, let alone seen active duty in Afghanistan or East Timor. As our original informant remarked, Scott was a liar when he served in the Australian Army and apparently still is. This may have been one of the reasons Scott and the military parted company with his file apparently marked ‘Retention not in the Service’s interests’.

We have been in touch with staff of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Darwin and advised them of Steven Scott’s disregard for the truth and suggested they might be interested in pursuing an appropriate prosecution against him. We suggested that Scott, through his defence counsel, has tried to obtain sympathy and leniency from the court by claiming to be a returned veteran, injured while on active service.

Some of you may be aware that in recent years, ANZMI has uncovered other cases of individuals using false military service before courts in attempts to elicit better results in criminal cases. One was Peter James Andrews:

The other was Ian Ronald Crowden: www.anzmi.net/index.php/component/sobipr...437:Crowden&Itemid=0

Not only can this be contrary to the law, it is an insult to all who have served their country in military service.

Steven Wayne ‘Crocodile Dummy’ Scott has rightly earned a place alongside fellow valour thieves, wannabes and medal cheats on ANZMI’s web-site.



Surname: Seage
Christian Names: Dennis
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Kiama
Service #: 221382
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Commencement of service: 01 Sep 1971
Completion of service: Jan 1973
Case Notes:



Dennis Seage was born about 1954. He enlisted in the Australian Regular Army on the 1 September, 1971 as a 17 year old. Following Initial Entry Training, he was posted to B Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. In January, 1973, Seage took his discharge from the Australian Regular Army at his own request. His entire 16 months service was carried out in Australia without overseas deployment.

Seage is a Medal Cheat and a wannabee.

On Anzac Day, 2015, Dennis Seage, Councillor for Kiama Municipal Council and Secretary of the Kiama Jamberoo Returned and Services League (RSL) Sub Branch was photographed wearing a NSW Police Service Medal (ten years Police service) on his left side with the National Medal. (Fifteen years Police Service) The offending medal has the blue riband.


Not a hanging offence you might think, however, Governor General’s medal protocols stipulate that State Medals should be worn on the right side and not mixed with Australian Military or National awarded medals worn on the left.

The NSW Police Protocols Section also direct recipients of this award that it must be worn on the right side in accordance with the Police Commissioner’s Instructions.

On receipt of this photograph, ANZMI took the view that the breaching of protocol by Dennis Seage in this particular instance was at the lower end of the scale. As a consequence, he was forwarded a communication pointing out correct medal wearing procedures as defined by the Governor General’s Department and NSW Police Instructions.

On the 25 June, 2015 he replied “I take on board your advice to the correct procedures to wearing of medals.”

On the 26 June, 2015, he further responded, “I once again take on board your advice regarding the State Medal.”

He gave an assurance that the medal would not be worn again on the left side. That would have been the end of the matter as far as ANZMI was concerned.

On Anzac Day, 25 April, 2016, Seage was again brought to the notice of ANZMI following an inappropriate Anzac Day address at Kiama, where he is the Kiama Jamberoo RSL Sub Branch Secretary.

The crowd in attendance were there to commemorate and pay homage to our heroic men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in all wars and who died for our country.

Seage took this opportunity on this solemn occasion to politicise the most commemorative day in Australian history for his own selfish interests.

As a Kiama Councillor, he included in this address to the crowd, his anti merger views in respect to the Kiama Council with another Council. This went on for some time.

This is a local issue and point of contention for rate payers and has absolutely nothing to do with our proud Anzac heritage.

What a disgrace.

Seage should be immediately sacked by the Kiama Municipal Council and RSL NSW State Branch from his Secretarial role for his ignorance and his arrogance.

On this 2016 Anzac Day, Seage was again photographed wearing the State awarded NSW Police Service Medal on his left side with the National Police Service Medal and the National Medal. In this photograph, Seage has added the National Police Service Medal.(white, red, blue and yellow)

He has had the three medals "court mounted" which indicates that he has no intention of wearing the State awarded Police Service Medal on the right hand side.




Seage did not serve long enough in the Australian Army to be awarded the Australian Defence Medal. The most basic medal awarded for military service.

Yet on his curriculum vitae for the Kiama Council, he states that -;

As a retired Detective Sergeant in the NSW Police Force I possess a good understanding of law and also have a military background that commenced when I left school.

His military background was 16 months. He decided to leave after that time. He had had enough.

So much for his military background.

Following his disgraceful Anzac Day address, which received overwhelming negative media responses, his Kiama supporters made comment in the local Illawarra Newspaper as follows -;

And, on the “Kiama Remembers” page, Bob Collett said: “He fought for the right to our free speech and sounds like he is still fighting for it.”

But Tim Allan called for calm, saying: “Without that bloke’s efforts there wouldn't be a dawn service, it was an error in judgment but he is passionate man, one who wants the best for his community.”

Likewise, Craig Keller said Kiama residents were “lucky we live in a democracy where people are entitled and enabled to have a choice”. “These rights and privileges are in part available to us because of the sacrifices our forebears have made,” he said.

What a joke.

We remind our readers that Seage had no operational service whatsoever and left the Army because he could not hack the military life. He signed up for six years and resigned after sixteen months. Not a great deal of time spent to fight for our right to free speech. Ho hum.

The Australian Army is a tough life for those not up to it.

His political supporters and followers should be aware of these facts and not be impressed by aggrandisement and the self interests of Seage. Particularly on Anzac Day of all days.

Seage is similar to another grandstanding Councillor who appears on this website.

Alexander Robert Fullarton, a popinjay from the Carnarvon Council, Western Australia, foolishly wore medals he had purchased, in an attempt to “big note” himself in front of his constituents on Anzac Day 2014 at Carnarvon.

See here, ANZMI.net Alexander Robert Fullarton.

Dennis Seage, it is time to call it a day on your less than illustrious Kiama Municipal Council and Kiama Jamberoo RSL Sub Branch positions. It is time to go.

Seage, like Alexander Robert Fullarton, you will remain on this site for evermore for your bellicose behaviour and immoral self interests.

Some people just do not get what Anzac Day is all about.

Surname: Seed
Christian Names: Christopher James
Country: Australia
State or Province: Unknown
City or Town: Unknown
Service: RAAF
Case Notes:

Servicenumber A120806 LAC Christopher James SEED,  DOB 25/12/1944, originally enlisted into the RAAF  on  23 February 1970 and was discharged "At Own Request" on 26 October 1973 with  the rank of Leading Aircraftsman (LAC). He subsequently re-enlisted into the RAAF on 1 December 1976 and was discharged "Medically Unfit for Further Service" on 16 December 1980 with the rank of LAC. Seed had Nil Operational Service, Nil Overseas Service and Nil Honours and Awards. His total service amounts to some  7 years and 8 months. His musterings' in his service were Engine Fitter and Engine Mechanic.

SEED came to the attention of CPMH after joining a Viet Nam Veterans Ex-Service Organisation masquerading as a Viet Nam Veteran. A number of Viet Nam Veterans' became suspicious of his stories about his so called Viet Nam service and experience. SEED is a typical example of how a wannabee can infiltrate a Veterans' organisation if proper screening of applicants does not take place. 

SEED did serve in the Military, however he has never had any overseas operational service. He is a Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) serviceperson but has no qualifying service.  His injury is related to peacetime service only and yet SEED saw fit to steal the honour and valour of Viet Nam Veterans by claiming he had done his time in Viet Nam.

His Record of Service is very basic. However, SEED saw fit to embellish this service by resorting to claims of being a Viet Nam War Veteran.  This is an example of one that has not been satisfied with his own service history but has resorted to the Wannabee Syndrome.  His service information is shown below:

Name : Christopher James SEED
DOB:25th December 1944
Rank: Leading Aircraftsman
Service NO:A120806
Enlisted:23 Feb 1970

1. Aircraftsman Recruit 23-02-1970
2. Aircraftsman 23-08-1970
3. Leading Aircraftsman 17-10-1972
4. Aircraftman Recruit ( Re-Enlisted) 01-12-1976
5. Leading Aircraftsman 03-02-1977


1. Trainee Category 2B 23-02-1970
2. Engine Mechanic 23-08-1970
3. Engine Fitter 22-07-1971
4. Trainee Category 2B 01-12-1976
5. Engine Fitter 03-02-1977

Service History

Leading Aircraftsman SEED started his career with the Royal Australian Air Force on the 23 February 1970 and served at the following units:
1. 1 Recruit Training Unit, Edinburgh
2. RAAF School of Technical Training, Wagga
3. 2 Flight Training School, Pearce
4. 82 Wing, Amberley
5. Base Squadron, Amberley

Leading Aircraftsman SEED dischargedon the 26th of October 1973, Reason "At Own Request"

Leading Aircraftsman SEED re-enlistedin the RAAF on the 1st December 1976 and served at the following units:
1. 3 Aircraft Depot, Richmond
2. 3 RAAF Hospital, Richmond
3. Base Squadron, Richmond

Leading Aircraftsman SEED dischargedon the 16th December 1980 'Medically Unfit for Further Service'

Operational Service: nil

Overseas Service: nil

Honours and Awards:nil

SEED has been caught out early by members of this ESO and therefore there are no photographs of him displaying medals or decorations. However, this does not mean that he has not made claims over preceding years or for that matter, not worn false medals or decorations. Any information relating to these issues can be directed to CPMH from this site.

Some of Seed's claims are as follows:

He claimed service from 1967 to 1980.  The additional three years from 1967 to 1970 happened to be during the Viet Nam War.

He claimed serving with SECRET organisations here in Australia referring to places such as Pine Gap. Refer to his service record and you will see this claim is false.

He claimed to have done SECRET airborne operations and missions in Viet Nam. More bogus claims.

He claimed the unit in Viet Nam was DCA but could not relate what the acronym DCA meant except to say it was a SECRET organisation that did missions in Viet Nam. No such unit served in Viet Nam.

He claimed he knew how a highly decorated Viet Nam Veteran felt when discussion was centred around that Veteran's PTSD problems. SEED's TPI pension is for back injury and not PTSD.

He drives his vehicle displaying a sticker with the Viet Nam ribbons AASM, VN and VCM shown and the words Mandurah Murray  Viet Nam Veterans Group. Vehicle identification shown below


SEED got caught out because he did not talk the talk or walk the walk. He got into deep water by being a wannabee and any respect he may have gained by being an injured peacetime serviceperson has now been lost on those that took him into their trust.

There is no doubt that SEED would have made other false claims if he had not been caught out early by Viet Nam Veterans.  As expressed earlier, ESO's check your membership, check each and every application and in particular check operational service claims. There are plenty of avenues open to check qualifying service. Most Nominal Rolls for the major conflicts are available.

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: Selwood
Christian Names: Phillip Stanley
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Southport
Service: RAN
Case Notes:

Phillip Stanley Selwood.

A pretend Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Vietnam Veteran who was caught being a pretend State Policeman.


Phillip Stanley Selwood told a Gold Coast Magistrate that he was a “Traumatised Vietnam Veteran” as a defence to charges of impersonating a Police Officer at Surfers Paradise.  Selwood told the Magistrate that he suffered war caused Post Traumatic Disorder and was sexually assaulted by five men during his RAN service.  He fronted the Magistrates court wearing Vietnam medal ribbands, a Returned Servicemen’s League Badge a Totally and Permanently Incapacitated ex Servicemen’s (TPI) Badge and a Returned from Active Service Badge. The Gold Coast news recorded the Court appearance as shown below:


Selwood may be a legitimate member of the RSL and we know that he has been granted TPI status by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Many ex Servicemen who have never served in operational areas or had war service can be granted TPI status under the Veterans Entitlement Act.   He has no entitlement to wear Vietnam medals or a Returned from Active Service Badge. Selwood spent three years and seven months in the Royal Australian Navy before being discharged on 2 Sep 1973 as being “Unsuitable”; he never went to an operational area and certainly never served in Vietnam.  Below is a page from his official RAN Service file detailing where he served from the time he enlisted until the day he was discharged.



We are not sure of Selwood’s current location, but he is most likely still “hamming” it up at an RSL. We request that RSLs in the Gold Coast area of both New South Wales and Queensland check their membership and if necessary rid this unsavory person from their ranks. It is in the interest of the Veteran community that Selwood’s current whereabouts be known, therefore we would appreciate any further information about Selwood. 

Law enforcement are very quick to prosecute a person pretending to be a member of the Police Force, but for many years both Federal and State police have ignored the provisions of the Defence Act 1903 that demands that people like Selwood, pretending to be a Veteran and or wearing medals they are not entitled to, be prosecuted, and if proven guilty be fined up to $3.300 or six months imprisonment or both.


25th Jun 2012

Phillip Stanley Selwood Update


An ANZMI reader and well know Army Veteran has crossed paths with Selwood and has given us the following information about Selwood.

Hi Guys,

I must congratulate you for finally exposing Sellwood. He's been peddling his BS for years. I first heard about him from the guys at the xxxxxxxxxxxxx Centre in 2008 then had the misfortune to run into him at xxxxxxxx (a hospital).

Can this guy tell a story!

Mr Selwood claims amongst many things that he was seconded from the navy as a 17 year old to join a Tri Service Platoon to work behind "enemy lines". Apart from being a martial artist he was picked for this platoon because of his other "special skills" which of course he cannot talk about. You might be interested to know that he is the only surviving member of this platoon. When questioned about the location of this “Tri Service Platoon”  he could only answer Vung Tau. They were attached to A.T.F. Vung Tau. There is of course no record of this platoon because it was all ''hush hush!''

He was in xxxxxxxxx (hospital) when I was admitted in xxxxx. This guy does have a Gold Card with TPI on it and there was a rumour circulating amongst the staff that his doctor wasn't sure he was who he claimed to be. I'm tipping he is who he claims to be, was in the Navy, but didn't do Vietnam Service. Last Friday week he told the blokes in "Shrapnel Corner" that the charges against him (as shown in our original report)  had been dropped. He then proceeded to tell anyone who cared to listen that he could get them automatic weapons or anything else they wanted because of his "connections". This was reported to the staff.

 I got out soon after and went back the following week for an outpatient's appointment. I was told he'd been ''kicked out'' and had attempted on the advice of his lawyer to get re-admitted, This didn't occur. What I don't understand is why the police didn't take him back to court for re sentencing once his lies about being a traumatized veteran were exposed, like the bloke in Cairns.(This is a reference to the Redfern case). See here:



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: Serre
Christian Names: Josephus Johannus Louis
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Cairns
Service #: R63743
Service: RA
Branch: Air Branch
Commencement of service: 21 Sep 1964
Completion of service: 14 Nov 1969
Case Notes:


Joe Serre was born on the 27 August, 1947. He joined the Royal Australian Navy on the 21 September, 1964 for 9 years. Following training, and a number of Shore Base postings, he was deployed to HMAS Melbourne on the 11 January, 1965. He served on and off the ship for the following 7 months. Although he signed for 9 years, he was discharged on application after 5 years, for personal reasons in 1969.



Serre is a lily gilder, an attention seeker, and a glory hunter.

The above photograph, from the Cairns Post, shows a solemn Joe Serre posing for the camera, whilst reflecting back on his Vietnam service on HMAS Melbourne. This photograph was taken at the Cairns Esplanade Cenotaph on Vietnam Veterans Day.

HMAS Melbourne was a Royal Australian Navy Aircraft Carrier that conducted a number of good will tours around the Far East in the period Serre was a member of the crew. It also conducted South East Asia Treaty Organisation exercises and was a member of the Far East Strategic Reserve. (FESR.)

During February and May, 1965, Melbourne served in the Malay Peninsula area and Singapore.

In late May, 1965, whilst in the Singapore area, Melbourne joined company with HMAS Sydney. Sydney was a former Aircraft Carrier, but later converted into a troop and transport ship for purposes of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. At this time, Sydney was en route to Vung Tau, South Vietnam, with troops and supplies for the Australian War effort.

Melbourne accompanied the Sydney to a safe area just outside Vietnam territorial waters. Melbourne stayed in this safe haven for a period of about four days. It was never deployed into the prescribed war zone theatre, or anywhere near land.


On 27 March she contributed to Exercise SHOWPIECE off Singapore designed to impress upon the political and military leaders of the region the continued strength and readiness of the British Far East Fleet. She joined HMAS Sydney (III)’s escort force for four days during the troop carrier’s voyage to Vietnam in early June, and arrived back home in Sydney later in the month

However, although not assigned to the theatre, years down the track, and as a result of multiple submissions by Naval Associations, the crew of Melbourne were later accredited with 23 days active service for this escort voyage by Department of Defence. This period included from the date they sailed from the previous port (Singapore) until they reached the next one, which was Sydney, Australia.

Following the representations, in 1993 the crew were entitled to the new award of the Vietnam Logistic Support Medal for the Sydney escort voyage in May, 1965.

In 1997 the crew were entitled to the new award of Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975, and Return from Active Service Badge for the same escort voyage.

In 1995, the crew were entitled to apply for Australian Service Medal and clasp, for their time in the Malaysian Peninsula and Singapore. Prior to that, the General Service Medal was awarded for that conflict.

Following the commemoration of Vietnam Veterans Day at Cairns, in Northern Queensland, the below mentioned story with his photograph appeared in the The Cairns Post.

Serre was quoted in this article headed as follows -;


Joe Serre served in the Royal Australian Navy during the conflict and was one of the first troops to be involved in the struggle in 1965.
“It took me 30 years before I finally took pride in our country and of what we did, and learnt not to be ashamed of it,” he said.
“We were called a lot of bad things when we got back, but the main thing to remember is we live in a great country and we should be proud.”

In this article Serre claims he was one of the first troops to be involved in the struggle in 1965. Serre did not go anywhere near the coastline and it is doubtful he would have seen anything of a war like nature. He states that he“was called a lot of bad things when we got back”

When Serre returned to Sydney onboard Melbourne on the 22 June, 1965, the crew were not officially publicaly recognised as having served in the South Vietnam war zone for that 4 day escort voyage. They were also not eligible for any medals for that trip. That came later in 1993, when they were awarded 23 days active service for the 4 days outside South Vietnam territorial waters.

No one would have known whether Serre, or the Melbourne went anywhere near the vicinity of South Vietnam when he returned home.

Serre seized an opportunity for the above photograph and his war story to be placed in his local Cairns paper for his own self serving purposes. His story of being called "a lot of bad things when we got back is rubbish."

There were no anti war protests in 1965, and the majority of the Australian population were supportive of our military commitment to the problems facing the Government of South Vietnam at the time. The first Australian anti Vietnam war moratoriums did not take place until May, 1970. Serre was discharged early from the Navy in November, 1969. At that time, his Vietnam medals, (AASM and VLSM) had not been proclaimed.

Serre spent 4 days on a tropical voyage without facing any danger, and he expects us all to believe that he is some sort of trail blazer who was subjected to ridicule for his minimal service.

We get dozens of emails from former Australian soldiers who roughed it “in country”in Vietnam, and Australian sailors who served on the gun line for 6 months, who are disgusted with individuals who seek notoriety and public recognition for very basic service. In this case 4 days in a safe area outside the Territorial waters of the Republic of South Vietnam.

There is an old saying that those who saw the least tend to spruik the most. Serre falls into that category.

ANZMI are here to put things into their proper perspective.

We hope Joe Serre finally remembers his true military service, and leaves the glory to others who are far more qualified to speak about their Vietnam service to Journalists.

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