Medal Cheats

Medal Cheats

Surname: Moss
Christian Names: Graham Leslie
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Bathurst
Service #: 2790268
Service: Army - National Service
Branch: Infantry
Case Notes:

 

Graham Moss was a National Serviceman who served for 88 days in Vietnam during 1969. Ten of those days was with the 1st Australian Reinforcement Unit (1ARU) and 67 days with 4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR)

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The medals and Badges he wears are:

Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB) Note: Should not be worn with medals.
Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) Insufficient Infantry service for this Badge
Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)
Vietnam Medal (VM)
Australian Defence Medal (ADM)
Anniversary of National Service Medal (ANSM)
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Emergency Services Medal (EMS) - Must not be worn with Service medals on the left breast.

The RASB is not be worn when medals are worn:

Moss

The RASB is a minor issue, but when combined with the two major offences of illegally wearing an ICB and wearing an ACT Medal, the combination becomes noteworthy. For those unaware of the RASB protocol the Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB) is issued to Australian Defence Force personnel who have rendered warlike service. The badge enables individuals to display their involvement in warlike service when wearing civilian attire. It is worn when the wearing of service awards is not appropriate or possible. Conversely, it should not be worn when wearing service awards.

He is not entitled to wear the ICB.

Moss

 

Moss served for only 67 days with an Infantry Battalion in Vietnam. The criterion for this Badge is:

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He must not wear the ACT EMS on his left breast.

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Eligible personnel may wear the medal on the right breast when attending any official function of the ACT government in either civilian attire or in uniform. This is consistent with federal government policy in relation to wearing of awards that do not fit within the national system, such as some medals bestowed by foreign governments

It is disappointing that the RSL where the photograph was taken did not point out to Moss the less than stirling job he has done with his medals.

Those who do not follow medals protocols and traditions will most likely be reported and find themselves, like Moss, featured on this website. 

 

 

Surname: Lenihan
Christian Names: Craig
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Bauple
Service #: Unknown
Service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

Mr Craig Lenihan is the General Manager at the Maryborough, Queensland, Returned and Services League (RSL) Club.  Prior to Lenihan’s appointment the Sub Branch was in disarray, handling complaints about a previous Sub-Branch President.  Unfortunately, the problems have been exacerbated by the placement of Lenihan who has lied about his military experience, even though being an ex-serviceman was not a criterion for the role of General Manager of the Club.

Lenihan

Before his appointment to Maryborough RSL Craig Lenihan previously managed the Nanango RSL and it was believed among the staff there, that he was a returned veteran (Info from two staff members)

Through direct statements and innuendo Lenihan has claimed to be a Returned Veteran who served in East Timor and "Has been shot at" and "Seen people blown up and his mates killed".  We hold numerous Statutory Declarations detailing how Lenihan has claimed to be a Veteran of Australia’s involvement in the conflict in East Timor.

With the usual guile of a wannabe, Lenihan explains the reason his name cannot be found in any Timor Deployment records is because he "served under another name"

Whilst several members of the Sub-Branch raised concerns about this matter with the Sub-Branch President, it fell on deaf ears. The Sub-Branch President, stated to an ANZMI researcher that ‘he did not wish to get involved  and that the researcher should be very careful because he could’ "fall flat on his face".  The RSL President then hung up the phone.

Researchers have tried to contact Lenihan on numerous occasions, but he will not respond.

It is indeed, a sad affair when an RSL President refuses to become involved in matters where staff members, representing the Sub-Branch are suspected of being Wannabes.  

It is also relevant that the President Mr George Mellick is a hypocrite, as whilst he does not want to become involved in the Lenihan matter he was heavily involved in having his predecessor banned from the RSL for being a Wannabe. After his successful campaign against the previous President, Mellick became the Maryborough RSL President.

Lenihan

The official word from the Wide Bay District Deputy President, Mr Trevor Williamson, is that Lenihan is no longer making such claims, and in any case, although Lenihan is employed by the RSL he is not a member of the Sub Branch and therefore, it is not the business of the Sub Branch to question his claims of Active Service in East Timor.

It is however, the business of ANZMI and Veterans everywhere, and it is the business of the Sub Branch to satisfy its members that a person, representing the organisation at a senior level, making claims to be involved in Armed conflicts with Australian Forces and being a ‘veteran’ are not false, particularly when its members have raised concerns.

ANZMI have numerous Statutory Declarations from people and veterans stating that Lenihan has claimed to have been on active service in East Timor with the Australian Army and had witnessed enemy action.  

On a Statutory Declaration it is stated that Mr Williamson said that he had “Seen Lenihan's medals” and that, “Lenihan had burnt and destroyed his medals”.  Mr Williamson now denies having spoken about Lenihan's medals and claims that the Statutory Declaration is false.

Discord, strife and friction prevails at the Maryborough RSL. Staff and Sub-Branch members have provided a number of Statutory Declarations to the effect that, Lenihan has claimed to be a Veteran of the East Timor conflict.  RSL District executives and the Sub-Branch President claim to have no interest in the matter. Lenihan the wannabe refuses to refute that he is a Returned Veteran, nor comment or provide any evidence of ever serving in the Australian Defence Force during Operations in East Timor.

There is no record of Lenihan ever serving as a member of the Australian Army.  Details of his claimed service in East Timor are flawed by his claims that he served in East Timor in 1991 - 1992.  In fact, Australians were not deployed to East Timor until 1999.

As well as Lenihan refusing to provide any evidence of his service we are happy to declare him a wannabe and provide space for him on this website

Surname: Justice
Christian Names: Jamie-Lee
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Heildon
Service #: Nil
Service: Nil
Case Notes:

 

Jamie-Lee Justice uses a number of surnames, including, Noll, Johnstone and Newcombe. Jamie-Lee was born on the 22 April, 1990, and resides in Heildon, Queensland. Heildon is a small country town located about 100 kilometres south west of the Capital Brisbane.

Jamie-Lee is a false pretender and a military fraud.



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Jamie-Lee claims on her Face Book page, that she is a founder and Committee Chairman of the McGrath Foundation. This is a Charitable organisation that promotes awareness for breast cancer. She also claims a double degree of Physics and Neuroscience at the RMIT, (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) Melbourne. We have been unable to substantiate these claims through the relevant organisations..

In fact, when we notified the McGrath Foundation Brisbane, about the claims Justice was making, they immediately sent advice to Justice to remove any reference to their organisation from her Face Book Page. She has nothing to do with the Foundation and her claims are a lie.



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She further claims in the above entry, that she was an armed combat soldier, who served in the Department of Defence, Australia, from the 20 January, 2016 to 14 May, 2018.

ANZMI have received sworn Statutory Declarations from a number of people, who have met Jamie-Lee over the past two years and have stated, inter alia, the following -;

1. Jamie-Lee declared to me that she had previously served in the Australian Defence Force for two and a half years which ended about May 2018.
2. Jamie-Lee said that her reason for joining the Defence Force was to go to Syria and see for herself, if what was being reported on social media was true, with regards to Australian and American troops raping the children and then beheading them in front of their parents.
3. She stated that she was in Syria for two years and saw horrible things..
4. Jamie-Lee stated that when in Syria, she was shot in the hip by a fellow Defence Force member, whilst he was cleaning his weapon.
5. When asked if she remembered her (Defence) Force number, she said that she did not remember it because of PTSD. (PostTraumatic Stress Disorder),
6. When asked what Task Group or Corps she was a member of, she stated, “The Task Group that went to Syria.”
7. When asked about what medals she received, She replied, “The medals they give you when you go to Syria, I threw them away”

A further witness stated-;

8. Jamie-Lee told me that her Barrister was suing the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for $200.000.00 dollars for her “voluntary discharge”, due to being shot in the hip.
9. She threw her medals away.
10. She told me that she served for 6 years in the Australian Army.
11. She states that she is currently suffering from PTSD and has to take “lots of medication.”
12. She was shot in Syria, whilst in armed combat.
13. She was discharged due to her injury.

Unfortunately for Jamie-Lee Justice aka Noll aka Johnston, aka Newcombe, none of these claims are true. She is a military imposter, and a very bad one at that.

From inquiries made with some of Jamie-Lee’s former associates, she never served in the Australian Army as a Soldier at all, let alone deploy to Syria and receive a gunshot wound to the hip.

Jamie-Lee cannot remember -;
• her Service number,
• the Corps she served with,
• the name of the Task Force Group,
• the medals she was awarded, that she threw away.
This is after all, only two years since she returned from her alleged Syria active service deployment.

Jamie-Lee was contacted and invited to provide evidence of her alleged Australian Army “combat service”, or indeed, any military service at all. She declined the offer.

It might also be noteworthy to mention that no Australian Army personnel were ever deployed to Syria as ground troops.

It is an offence under the Defence Act 1903 Section 80A to claim, to be a returned veteran of the Australian Defence Force. Penalty $3,300 fine, or 6 months imprisonment, or both.

DEFENCE ACT 1903 Section 80A. (EXTRACTS)

The following extracts from the Defence Act 1903 apply to honours and awards:

80A Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or airman

(1) A person is guilty of an offence if: (a) the person represents himself or herself to be a returned soldier, sailor or airman; and (b) the representation is false. Penalty: 30 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.

(2) For the purposes of this section:

(a) returned soldier means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Military Force raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire, or as a member of the Military Forces of any Ally of Great Britain;
(b) returned sailor means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Naval Force raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire, or as a member of the Naval Forces of any Ally of Great Britain; and
(c) returned airman means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Air Force, air service or flying corps raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire or as a member of the air forces of any Ally of Great Britain.


The local authorities have been notified.

We welcome Ms Jamie-Lee Justice aka Noll aka Johnston aka Newcombe to ANZMI website.

Surname: Wirth
Christian Names: Carl William "Bill" aka Max
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Neurum
Service #: None
Service: None
Case Notes:

 

Bill Wirth makes genuine veterans either want to vomit copiously or laugh hysterically, he is the epitome of a lying wannabe:

 

Wirth

 

When contacted by a researcher he said "he did go to Vietnam in 1962, but as a 17 year old civilian who put his age up to 21 years", but "could not talk about it". .

 

Here from Statutory Declarations is what he has told others: inter alia

 

"Now as to my service record: Well you really should research your facts properly. Australia sent men to be assigned to, the Americans due to political pressure as early as 1962 nothing official of course. I was inducted into a training squad to be sent to Vietnam sort of unofficially. My entire association with the Australian army was for 6 months after which I was seconded to the American Vietnam task force and was with then for under 2 years. Mainly with a MACV SOG unit I am not proud of my service in Vietnam.  We didn't get involved in glorious brave battles a lot of what we did was assassinations or just plain murder. but mostly surveillance and intelligence gathering. 

My association with the Australian army was not one I enjoyed. A few really salt of the earth types but a lot obnoxious arseholes too. All this was well before your time and names like xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, regular army guys and salt of the earth types were recruiting for the token Australian  contribution to the Americans  in Vietnam. And this was in early 1962!! I was 17. and I did need to, adopt another identity that was 21 to get in.. Now that is the truth of it whether or not you believe it or not  well frankly I do not care.

I agree with unmasking those who lie about their service but am wary about people who, like myself, don't appear on official records being unfairly accused. Although every pretender I know is always a real RSl stalwart strutting about with a chest full of medals they never earned. The few I do know that are  in the same boat as myself just keep a low profile and avoid RSL's and anzac marches etc. So that's that I guess".

 

Simply put, all that Wirth has said are ridiculous lies.

 

Wirth has convinced his family that he served as an Australian Soldier in a Secret American Army unit in Vietnam for two years. The unit claimed was Military Assistant Command Vietnam Studies and Observation Group (MACV SOG).    He has found that unit on the internet to fit his disgraceful lies.

 

MACV SOG was a highly classified, multi-service United States special operations unit which conducted covert unconventional warfare operations prior to and during the Vietnam War.

 

Further details are available here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Assistance_Command,_Vietnam_%E2%80%93_Studies_and_Observations_Group

Note that his time frame is wrong, he claims to have served 1962 - 1963 and 1964. MACV SOG was not implemented until January 1964.

His claims are "raw sewerage" and it is a pleasure to expose him as a liar who never at any time served with the Australian or American Army in Vietnam.

When speaking to the researcher he also said, "that because of the nature of his service the Australian Government had abandoned him and his mates and he could not claim any benefits from Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)". He also inferred that because he was not making claims from DVA he was not doing any harm.

One of the worst traits we find in wannabes is lying to their loved ones it is an act of absolute treachery. We believe it is to secure false succour to explain their atrocious behaviour, and is the ultimate betrayal of love and trust.

All those who have listened to Wirth's disgraceful lies must reassess their connection to him.

He will occupy space on this website and never be removed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surname: Cunningham
Christian Names: Ross
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Bateman Bay
Service #: 2794328
Service: Army
Branch: RAEME
Case Notes:

 

Ross Cunningham wears five medals, he is entitled to four.

 

Cunningham

 

He wears:

 

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)

Vietnam Medal (VM)

Australian Defence Medal (ADM)

Anniversary of National Service Medal (ANSM)

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. (RVCM - Not Entitled

 

The RVCM requires service of 181 days in Vietnam. Cunningham served only 61 days as a National Serviceman with 102 Field Workshop Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME). If Cunningham was declared a Battle Casualty before completing the 181 days he would be eligible to wear the medal. Cunningham was not a Battle Casualty.

 

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Here is the offending medal:

 

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We have been unable to get Cunningham to respond to our requests for information. He was photographed at the Batemans Bay Returned and Services League (RSL) and was a member until 2016. The Secretary of the Batemans Bay RSL advised us that it was no business of theirs what medals Cunningham wears. In recent times we have had similar responses from the Bright RSL in Victoria, the Bundaberg RSL in Queensland and Wairoa Royal Returned and Services Association (RSA) New Zealand.

 

Most RSLs are vigilant to protect traditions and protocols, however some RSLs are like lost souls wandering in the dark and have no idea of Tradition and Protocols. It is timely for State RSL Headquarters to clearly detailing medals policy.

 

The Batemans Bay RLS Secretary responded to our polite request in the manner that most wannabes respond, and that is by attacking the messenger and stating that as the messenger was not listed on the Vietnam Veterans Nominal Roll he does not have the right to question Cunningham. He also said, referring to his executive committee: inter alia

"We are well aware of the by-laws and I have no intentions of going against the executive of the sub-branch"

 

By "going against the executive" it is assumed he refers to the RSL President. This infers that the RSL is run by a Dictator rather than a democracy and the Secretary dances to the tune played by the President.

 

Cunningham is a medals cheat and Batemans Bay RSL are aiding and abetting him in his actions.

 

The actions of medals cheats are divisive and whilst ANZMI works tirelessly towards the eradication of this behaviour. It appears that individuals in RSLs are prepared to protect this behaviour, whatever the motive, it is wrong.

 

Welcome Ross Cunningham.

Surname: Nightingale
Christian Names: Nickolai
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Narooma
Service #: 2787521
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Case Notes:

 

 

Nickolai Nightingale did 169 days hard service in Vietnam from 21 May 1968 to 5 November 1968 with the 3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR).  

 

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Here are the medals he is wearing

 

Infantry Combat Badge (ICB - Wrongly positioned

Anniversary of National Service Medal (ANSM) - Wrongly positioned

Vietnam Medal (VM) - Wrongly positioned

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM) - Not entitled and wrongly positioned

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) - Wrongly positioned

 

Had Nightingale not been wearing the RVCM and his only problem was wrong positioning he would not be appearing on this website.

 

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The RVCM required service of 181 days in Vietnam, Nightingale completed only 169 days.

 

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Nightingale was not declared a Battle Casualty and therefore did not earn the RVCM.

 

The Narooma RSL has a reputation for counselling those who wrongly wear medals and we are confident that Nightingale will straighten out his rack.

 

We welcome the smiling face and the befuddled medals of Nickolai Nightingale

 

 

 

 

 

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