Medal Cheats

Medal Cheats

Surname: Campbell
Christian Names: Garry John
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Echuca
Service: Army
Case Notes:


Garry Campbell is quick to tell vulnerable ladies about his hard life caused by his war torn history.

According to Campbell he is a homeless shattered man, who endured incredible hardships during his military service.

In this other "snap" If you look closely at the lenses in the photograph you will see that the photo is a "selfie" to capture his stoic strength and demeanour, despite his war caused inner demons. Perhaps it was taken to charm another target?

According to him, his legendary "service" included:

"He was a Chinook Helicopter Pilot who did secret operations overseas.

On more than one occasion armoured vehicles in which he was located were parachuted out of aircraft.

Has been on secret operations with United States forces, but can't say where for security reasons.

As a result of his service has shrapnel fragments in his skull that are too dangerous to remove.

Of the thirty six men in his unit, all but three have committed suicide".

Here is a heart wrenching story he told to one of his targets:

"I am not without my sins, guilty of crimes for which I must face our creator for .. I have taken the life of an innocent, a young girl no more than 8yo who's family had wired with explosives ...yet I have also tried to save and come close to sacrifice my own life to do so last mission serving we were given false Intel, I flew point guard ..meaning 1st in last out , for 53minutes it was the hottest hell hole on earth ..watched as 27 of my m8s fell ...268 surrendered to us yet we were not meant to win America needed an excuse to bomb they had sacrificed us ... I tried to stop the bombing run and was shot out of the sky for doing so ..there were no survivors . All countries ..all religions are guilty of such crimes against humanity is only small groups of individuals who have corrupted the majority to such heinous crimes ...this is what I stand for and will die for".

Campbell is of the genre that we call love rats, who, without scruple target and con vulnerable ladies for sympathy and personal gain. In fact the only targets that Campbell would have ever seen are those he cons.

We are pleased to expose him on this website to warn those who meet him that Caveat Emptor i.e. Buyer beware applies. He is an unscrupulous military fraud and liar.

In reality his only military achievement is appearing on this website, which, unlike his fictitious military exploits is something he can boast about.

Ladies beware, and we welcome Garry John Campbell previously known as Cyril Bryant to our website.

Surname: Koryn
Christian Names: Matthew James
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Membourne
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry/Catering Corps
Commencement of service: 2009
Completion of service: 2014
Case Notes:


Matthew James Koryn enlisted in the Australian Regular Army in 2009. After basic training he was allocated to Royal Australian Infantry Corps, but for medical reasons did not complete his Corps training and transferred to Australian Army Catering Corps in 2010. He was discharged from the Army in 2014 for medical reasons.

Koryn will tell of his service, as being a Sergeant in Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) with considerable overseas service. He also claims to have served with United States (US) Special Forces and various mercenary groups.

The truth is, he has never departed Australia either before, during or since his service.

To prove his service he has purchased six medals and an Infantry Combat Badge. Sadly he chooses to have close family members wear these on his behalf on Commemorative occasions.

Here is a photograph of his fake medals

They are:

Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) Not entitled

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) Not entitled
Afghanistan Medal Not entitled
Iraq Medal Not entitled
Australian Service Medal Not entitled
Australian Defence Medal
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal (ISAF) Not entitled

Koryn is an inspirational liar who spun yarns whilst in hospital to vulnerable people. Here is what a person said about him on social media:

Wherever possible he will tell of his false military exploits that have led him to being an invalid. His actual service was that of a private soldier Cook who was never deployed to any operational areas.

He was successful in conning the Victoria Returned and Services League (RSL), by securing a grant under personal hardship to pay off debts including what he owed on a car. As soon as the payment was made by the RSL, he purchased an expensive high performance Ford FPV GTP XR8. The payments for the new car were higher than the payments "he couldn't make" on the old car which was paid off by the RSL.

RSL and other veterans, and veteran support organizations should be aware that Koryn is quick to speak of his false and heroic Special Forces service and is always on the prowl for a hand out.

Koryn was given the privilege of serving in the Australian Army, but his service was nothing like he tells people. He was never in SASR and he achieved the rank and status of a Private Soldier in the Catering corps, which for many, is the starting point of a solid career path.

Koryn service in the Catering Corps was the epitome of mundane, but he needs to tell of a much more adventurous time.

He is not what he says he is. He is what we say he is, and for his dishonesty is granted a space on this website.


Surname: Warusam
Christian Names: George Barnabus
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Aurukun
Service #: Army Reserve & Navy
Branch: Infantry/Navy Recruit
Case Notes:


George Warusam is a worrisome man who resides in a remote area of Far North Queensland (FNQ) and claims to be a Veteran of the Vietnam War and wears all the medals. He also claims to have served at Royal Australian Navy establishment HMAS Cerberus during the 1980s when he was twenty years old. In addition he claims to have served with an Army Reserve unit for thirty years. Warusam was born on the 4th October 1954.

The ribbons and medals represent:

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) Not entitled
Vietnam Medal (VM) Not entitled
Australian Defence Medal (ADM) Both left and right breast
Anniversary of National Service Medal (ANSM) Not entitled
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM) Not entitled

The medals indicate that Warusam spent at least one hundred and eighty one days at war in South Vietnam. There are two aspects that prove that Warusam is a liar and medals cheat.

When he was asked for details of his service here is what he said in answer to an email from a researcher.

"Good afternoon Mr Warusam

I take the liberty of seeking information from you regarding the medals that you wear when in Army Cadets uniform.

Would very much appreciate if you could please advise about your Vietnam service.

What unit did you serve in.
What years did you serve in Vietnam.
What is your age.

Thank you in anticipation.


"From George Warusam

"I was at HMAS Cerberus is a Royal Australian Navy base that serves as primary training establish for RAN personnel do my training at 1980's during the ending of Vietnam War and I was just an ordinary seaman base in Cerberus 20 yrs of age. Was born 4 Oct 1954. I will be 65 within two months time"

As Warusam was born 4 October 1954 he is now aged 64 years. To have served in Vietnam before the end of the war in March 1972 he would need to be at least sixty seven years old. He said he was a recruit at HMAS Cerberus in the 1980s when he was twenty years old.
In fact in 1980 he would have been twenty six years old. The Royal Australian Navy had withdrawn all ships and personnel from Vietnam by March 1972.

He is not listed on the Department of Veterans Affairs Vietnam Nominal Roll.

Warusam wears a set of Vietnam medals plus an Anniversary of National Service Medal. He wears the Australian Defence Medal on both his left and right breast.

Warusam has also stated that he served for thirty years with the 51st Infantry Battalion (Army Reserve Unit) whose Headquarters is located in Cairns, and has sub units throughout the Cape York region. He claims to have held the rank of Corporal.

He is now an Officer of Cadets at an Australian Army Cadets unit at Aurukun FNQ with the rank of Lieutenant. Officer of Cadets rank has no authority in the Australian Defence Force, and traditionally is worn only for Cadets unit business.

George Warusam never left Australia either as a Soldier or a Sailor and has decided to make himself out to be a veteran of the Vietnam war by wearing five ribbons above five medals on his left breast and one medal on his right breast.

We don't know what the truth of his Defence service is. He may have spent some months in the RAN and may have spent years in an Army Reserve unit, however at no time has he served with the Australian Defence Force in South Vietnam.

If Warusam served with the RAN and an Army Reserve Unit he should have been content with that, but for reasons known only to him, has chosen to falsely claim to a Returned Veteran of the Vietnam War.

In his local community and the ex service community of Australia, he has gone from hero to zero.

Warusam is now enlisted to serve with ANZMI for many years. We welcome him and thank him for his impending service, however he is forbidden to wear his fake medals.

Surname: Sardon
Christian Names: Mathew
Country: Australia
State or Province: Western Australia
City or Town: Perth
Service: Australian Regular Army
Branch: Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery
Commencement of service: 01/06/2012
Completion of service: 27/02/2015
Case Notes:


Matthew James SARDON - UPDATE JULY 2019

Matthew James Sardon is a recidivist liar and wannabe who has moved from Western Australia to now reside Edithvale, Melbourne Victoria.

Sardon still has the guile of a snake and the morals of an ally cat, he strikes wherever he can find a vulnerable target. He then extols his disgraceful lies about his less than auspicious military service as described in our original exposure.

A soldier's record is now referred to as his PMKeys file. Each soldier is allocated a unique PMKeys number that identifies him throughout his career. Sardon has created a false PMKeys military document falsely and unscrupulously reflecting exceptional accomplishments as an elite Special Air Services Regiment (SASR) Corporal.

Here are excerpts from the fake document:





Once again we offer a warning, that although Sardon is debonair, handsome and claims to be a war damaged veteran, he is nothing like that. In reality he is a failed soldier, a wannabe, valour thief and medals cheat, whose intentions are dishonest and immoral.

As long as Sardon spreads is vile false persona, we will record his movements and his actions.


Mathew Sardon enlisted in the Australian Regular Army on the 1 June, 2012. Following initial training, he was posted to 4 Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery as an observer

Sardon is a classic military imposter. He is a wannabee, valour thief and medal cheat.

He is also a failed soldier who never deployed outside Australia during his 2 years and 8 months in the ARA. He subsequently transferred to the Australian Army part time Reserves, (ARes), where his services were terminated in June 2016.

Yet, to look at his impressive rack of medals, anyone would naturally conclude that he is/was a highly decorated member of the Australian Defence Force, who has been deployed on dangerous war like service.

In the below photographs, Sardon wears the following medals -;



1. Australian Active Service Medal with two clasps - Afghanistan and Iraq.
2. Afghanistan Medal
3. Iraq Medal.
4. Australian Defence Medal.
5. NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Medal. Operation Slipper, Afghanistan.

Above his medals he is wearing the -;

6. Australian Infantry Combat Badge. (ICB)
7. The Australian Returned from Active Service Badge. (RASB)

Sardon is not entitled to wear any of the medals or the two badges mentioned above.

He has purchased the entire lot to fraudulently represent himself to others that he is the real deal, a returned veteran with an impressive Australian Defence Force career. Nothing could be further from the truth.

In the below exchange, Sardon infers that he is deployed on warlike service with United States Marines. It seems that this imposter will resort to any means available to maintain a façade to others about his false military service.


Sardon 3

We have statements that Sardon did not complete one bush training exercise during his limited regular Army service, due to his unsuitability to Army life.

Not everyone is suited to the harsh realities of Australian Defence Force service, and ANZMI is not critical of Sardon’s inability to carry out his allotted field duties.

However, ANZMI is critical of Sardon’s poor decisions to embellish his service and create a false military history to gain benefits and undeserved recognition, by stealing the valour of others who have “done the hard yards”

Due to his dishonest and illegal behaviour, Mathew Sardon has now gained deserved recognition on this site.

Sardon has committed offences under the Defence Act 1903, Sections 80A and 80B.
(Falsely representing himself to be a returned soldier and improper use of service decorations.).

ANZMI will continue to ferret out these imposters for as long as they offend, and for as long as we have the support of the Australian and New Zealand veteran community and the general public.

Surname: Schafer
Christian Names: Bradley
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Gold Beach. Sunshine Coast
Service: Royal Australian Navy & Army
Branch: N/A
Commencement of service: See Below
Completion of service: See Below
Case Notes:


Bradley Schafer resides at Golden Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. He is currently attempting to establish himself as a Lifestyle fitness and weightlifting coach in local gymnasiums, using his limited Australian Defence Force (ADF) service, as a self appointed “Veteran”, to attract genuine Veterans to join his fitness program.

Schafer promotes himself in the local Sunshine Coast print and radio media as a former Australian Army Veteran, who was discharged with “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”. (PTSD) He claims that he has lost four close mates to suicide, due to their ADF service.

Schafer further claims that he was a member of the Sydney Invictus Games Team 2018. That statement is a lie.

Schafer, according to witness statements provided, has stated that the reason he was medically discharged from the Australian Army with PTSD was due to the following incidents.

1. Green on green. ((A term used by Army members for witnessing or involvement in horrific or traumatic circumstances. E.g. Victims of friendly fire on deployment.) Schafer has claimed that he was on exercises when he witnessed an accident where one of his friends died during a live fire incident. That statement is a lie.

Also that -;
2. he was threatened with a knife by another soldier. That statement is also a lie.

ANZMI received signed witness statements detailing that Schafer has also stated, "that he cannot talk about his post traumatic stress disorder because it is too painful".

He has indicated that his aim is to introduce a Sunshine Coast Veterans weight lifting fitness program at a gymnasium in the name of a partner, in order that he maintains his Department of Veteran's Affairs disability status. He has informed witnesses of his current DVA benefits and what he expects to claim in the near future. ANZMI has decided not to disclose that information but has referred those witnesses to the Department of Veteran's Affairs for information and possible further action, if required.

The image Schafer is desperately trying to convey to the general public in his local area, is that of a Veteran of the Australian Defence Force, who suffered the stressors of Army life to such a degree, that he had to be medically discharged with PTSD. He has recently volunteered for a trial medicinal cannabis treatment program, seeking further publicity for his cause.

ABC Sunshine Coast By ...............


Schafer enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) on the 16 September, 2013. His services were terminated due to unsatisfactory performance during initial training and he departed in June, 2014. (Navy - 9 months service)

He informed witnesses who have provided statements, - “That he spent three years in the RAN and then left voluntarily to join the Army, as it was too difficult to transfer over”.. That statement is also a lie.

Schafer enlisted in the Australian Army in August, 2016. He was medically discharged in February 2017 at 1 Recruit Training Battalion. (1RTB), Kapooka. NSW. He also did not complete Initial Employment Training at 1 RTB. (Army - 6 months service)

Hardly enough time to be promoting himself as an Australian Defence Force Army Veteran.

Schafer has put himself out there as a PTSD spokesman and has given radio interviews and print media interviews whilst attempting to establish himself as a qualified power lifting coach and a PTSD expert. (He has no qualifications in either.)

ANZMI received a statement that in 2016, during his short time at 1 RTB, Kapooka, Schafer witnessed a slight altercation involving two other Army recruits. One of these recruits then threatened Schafer with a red pen, that he should not report the matter. The victim however, reported the matter, and the offending recruit was investigated and his services terminated. Schafer, then sought a medical discharge from the Army and this was granted.

ANZMI is not critical of any person being discharged before their time in the Australian Defence Force. In particular on medical grounds. Some Recruits find it impossible to adjust to the hardships of military life and the rigors of training.

The difficulty arises though, when former Defence Force personnel, with extremely limited service, embellish that service and put themselves out in the public domain as Veterans, and in this case, Spokespersons in areas where they have no expertise. All for undeserved benefits, whether that be monetary, status, public recognition, sympathy, or for their own personal ego and persona.

The general public view Veterans as returned from active service Defence Force personnel, or lengthy military service, not someone with 6 months incomplete recruit Australian Army training.

Schafer applied for and was awarded the Australian Defence Medal due to his brief 6 months Army service. The ADM may be awarded to persons medically discharged, based on individual circumstances at the time.

Schafer is not an Australian Military Veteran – he did not complete Navy Initial Systems Training School and he did not complete Army Recruit Training. – he is not a qualified power lifting coach -; and he is not qualified to be speaking in the public arena about important mental health issues affecting Australian servicemen and servicewomen.

He was never a member of the Australian Invictus Games Team as he has claimed. That is a blatant lie, again to deceive the public and gain favour from Veterans and the local community, who may be enticed to register for his gymnasium program.

Schafer was contacted and asked about his 3 year Navy service - his Army service "green on green" incident - weight lifting courses he conducts - and the fees required to enrol. He was also given an opportunity to respond to his false published claims of 2018 Invictus Games Team selection, and his qualifications for conducting power weight lifting gymnasium classes.

Schafer declined to respond.

For genuine Veterans living on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, you should be aware that Schafer is not a qualified weight lifting coach and he has no qualifications to be providing advice or solutions to Veteran’s mental health issues.

Also, he has no right to be claiming that he is an Army Veteran, or an Invictus Games Team member.

Readers can make up their own minds as to what his true motives are.

Surname: Swan
Christian Names: Brian Lawrence
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Epping
Service #: O2453
Service: Royal Australian Navy
Branch: Shipwright
Commencement of service: 01 July 1956
Case Notes:


Brian Swan is listed as having served as a Lieutenant in Vietnam for 177 days on board HMAS Sydney during the Vietnam War. The RAN counting system was flawed. Swan would have spent less than a total of 3 days in Vung Tau Harbour during his 8 visits to Vietnam. HMAS Sydney had a turn around time of less than 7 hours per visit in Vung Tau Harbour, but counted time, as being in Vietnam from the departure from their last Australian port until the return to their first Australian port


Swan had no hand in the flawed "Days in Vietnam" system but he exaggerates his service by adding two extra self purchased "Tin" commemorative medals to his rack.

Swan was awarded the prestigious Member of the Order of Australia Medal (AM) in 1988 for services to the RAN. For his Defence service he wears nine medals, he is entitled to wear only seven, he has chosen to add two "Tin" self purchased Navy Association medals. Here is a list of his medals:

Member of the Order of Australia Medal (AM)
Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)
Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal (VLSM)
Australian Service Medal (ASM)
Defence Force Service Medal (DFSM)
National Medal (NM)
Australian Defence Medal (ADM)
Logistic and Support Medal Tin self purchased medal Not to be worn with official medals
HMAS Sydney Medal Tin Self purchased medal. Not to be worn with official medals.

Here are two offending medals:

Subsequent to his service as a Lieutenant on board HMAS Sydney, Swan received the prestigious promotions to the rank of Captain (RAN).

Swan is the Vice President of the Epping, New South Wales, Returned and Services League (RSL) and is obviously blasé about protocol and tradition for wearing medals. We suggest a review of medals protocol at Epping RSL and that Vice President Brian Lawrence Swan be first to be counseled.

We welcome aboard Captain Brian Swan, an ex RAN Senior Officer who we welcome as a shipmate to all the other medals cheats on this website

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