O'Halloran

Date of Entry: 24/01/2019
Surname: O'Halloran
Christian Names: Neil Thomas
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Toowoomba
Service: Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
Branch: Motor Transport Driver
Case Notes:

 

According to ex RAAF Corporal Neil Thomas O'Halloran, soon after he joined the Defence Force, at the time of the Vietnam war, he was specially selected to be seconded to the Army for secret operations in Cambodia.

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He is not listed on the Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans and cannot produce evidence of his secondment and advises that it was all very secret.

For his Defence service, O'Halloran wears all the medals of a Vietnam Veteran. They are:

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) Not entitled
Vietnam Medal (VM) Not entitled
Defence Force Service Medal (DFSM)
Defence Service Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM) Not entitled

Of the five medals he wears, he is entitled to only two, and they represent service in Australia. He was never deployed overseas during his service.

In recent years O'Halloran created a high profile for himself and became President of the RAAF Association in Toowoomba. To further raise his profile he applied to join the Toowoomba Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association Australia (VVAA). His application was rejected because he could not produce evidence of his "secret" Vietnam service.

O'Halloran is not listed on the Department of Veterans Affairs, Vietnam Nominal Roll and his actual service is well known in Toowoomba by various ex service organizations.

On Remembrance Day on 11 November 2018, Toowoomba veterans became nonplussed, when after being unable to substantiate his claims of service in Vietnam O'Halloran wore Vietnam Medals.

O'Halloran also falsely claimed to have attained the rank of Warrant Officer during his time in the RAAF. In fact after many years service he attained the rank of a Corporal Motor Transport Driver (MTD), who was never deployed overseas.

O'Halloran's behaviour, is similar to Gunther Hentscher of Kingaroy Queensland an RAAF Corporal Dental Assistant, who increased his rank to Squadron Leader and wore fake Vietnam Medals, see here: anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/medal-cheats/659-hentscher

Toowoomba Veterans and Veterans Australia wide are now more vigilant than ever before to identify those who falsely represent their Defence Service.

O'Halloran has ruined his reputation and is no longer the President of the Toowoomba RAAF Association. He is well suited for an executive position on our website. 

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