Medal Cheats

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Surname: Keeley
Christian Names: Mark David
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Pakenham
Service #: 8485882
Service: Army
Branch: Engineers (RAE) & Royal Military College (RMC)
Commencement of service: 04/11/2003
Completion of service: 18/02/2012
Case Notes:

 

Mark Keeley served as a Sapper (Private Soldier) in the Royal Australian Engineer Corps from 2003 until 2007. He rejoined on 1 January 2011 and was accepted for Officer training at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, Canberra where he underwent training until his resignation on 18 February 2012.

 

Keeley

Keeley

 

 

The photograph shows Keeley in the uniform of a member of the Pakenham Station of Country Fire Authority (CFA) of Victoria.  He is wearing six medal ribbons and an Army Combat Badge.  He has no entitlement to any medals or badges.

 Although he has acted in a false manner, when approached, he was quick to admit his deception and asked how he could set the matter right.  Unfortunately for wannabes there is no consideration for remorse.  He was an experienced soldier and, because he was selected to attend RMC was of high intellect. 

 He is in direct contravention to the Defence Act 1903 Part VII parts 80A for falsely claiming to be a returned Veteran and 80B Improper use of service decorations.  Both these offences carry maximum fines of $3,300 or six months imprisonment or both.

 The false decorations he wears are the:

 

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM).

AFGHAN MEDAL.

IRAQ MEDAL.

Australian Service Medal (ASM)

Australian Defence Medal (ADM).

NATO ISAF (AFGHANISTAN)

Army Combat Badge

Any reasonable person seeing Keeley in the CFA Uniform would conclude that he is a battle hardened Returned Veteran, which he is not.  Never at any time during his Army service was he deployed overseas. 

Keeley sought fame by posing as a Returned Veteran,  his fame will now come from his association with ANZMI.  He has been signed up for a long term deployment and will remain on this website for many years to come.

Surname: Sorensen
Christian Names: Derek Joh
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Ipswich
Service #: Not found
Case Notes:

 

 

Derek Sorensen

Sorensen



In the photographs above Sorensen is wearing a Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) sandy beret as well as some unidentified medals and an Infantry Combat Badge (ICB).

Derek Sorensen has never served in the Australian Defence Force. He is the son of a Special Air Service Trooper who served in the then Squadron at Campbell Barracks, Swanbourne Western Australia in the early 1960s.

Here is what he has said about his fabled SAS service:


Sorensen



A prominent SAS veteran advised that no Trooper has been shot twice in the same leg in any SASR deployments. Sorensen has also been seen wearing a Medal of Gallantry (MG) and claims to have been involved in the Blackhawk tragedy near Townsville Queensland in June 1996.

Simply put, Sorensen is a liar, a fraud and wannabe. He has stolen the honour of the elite Troopers from the Special Air Services Regiment (SASR).

He has been spinning his yarns to loved ones, friends and work mates for many years. Wannabes should be aware that they will be exposed, and should understand that the false lives that they have created will crash down when their loved ones, friends and work mates read of their deception.

Sorensen has well earned a position with ANZMI where he will remain until at least the 200th anniversary of the Townsville Black Hawk disaster.

Surname: Chase
Christian Names: Paul
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Bundaberg
Service #: Claims 169221
Service: Australia Regular Army (ARA)
Branch: Claims Infantry
Commencement of service: 1979 & 2001
Completion of service: 1984 & 2005
Case Notes:

Australian citizens should be eternally grateful that we have heroic soldiers like Paul Chase secretly defending our freedom. Or so he would have you believe!


Paul Chase



Paul Chase, of Bundaberg Queensland, has never served in the Australian Defence Force in the Army, the part time Army Reserves or anywhere else.

Chase is a military fraud and a wannabee.



Paul Chase


Chase made application to join the Bundy Vets, a social "Drop in Centre" at Bundaberg, Queensland for military veterans and their families.

He produced the following Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia document as proof of his military service.


Chase

Chase claimed that he was a member of C Company - 9 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) from 1979 to 1982.

In 1973, 9 Battalion RAR combined with 8 Battalion RAR to form the new 8/9 Battalion RAR, which continued until it was disbanded in 1997. Chase should have researched his false claims more thoroughly, before declaring that he was a member of 9 Battalion in the years he stated. 9 Battalion RAR as such, did not exist.

The Regimental/service number he states as 169221 was never issued to him.

As there were a number of anomalies in the claims of Chase, he was subsequently requested to provide further details of his alleged military career.

He stated that he was a member of Delta Company 6 RAR, sniper – recon - when it was posted on active service in East Timor. He stated that he could not provide further details of his Timor service, including the year, due to the fact that his service was all “top secret”, and he was bound by the Official Secrets Act Section 21 C.

Although he claims to be bound by the “Official Secrets Act”, he has let slip to some Bundaberg locals that as a “recon sniper” in Delta Company 6 RAR, in East Timor, he was involved in "heavy close quarter fighting with the Timor Militia and came out on top."

It is interesting to note that when 6 RAR were deployed to East Timor in October 2003, this deployment was declared Non Warlike by the Australian Department of Defence. It was the final drawdown stage by the United Nations.

FROM 6 RAR ASSOCIATION WEBSITE.

East Timor 2003

62. In October 2003, 6 RAR deployed on Op CITADEL to East Timor to relieve 1 RAR. Unlike the previous deployment during the build up of the United Nations Mission in East Timor (UNMISET) AUSBATT structure, this deployment coincided with the final drawdown phase of the UN mission and a corresponding WESTBATT structure. The Battalion deployed in a series of sub-unit rotations under the command of a reinforced BHQ.

63. In December 2003, Lieutenant Colonel S.F. Caughey assumed command of the Battalion in East Timor.

64. After nine months staggered deployment 6 RAR redeployed to Australia in May 2004 and the military component of the UNMISET effectively ceased.


Operation Citadel - East Timor was declared Non Warlike from 18 August 2003 and ongoing to the present day.

Chase claims active warlike service in 6 RAR as a “Recon sniper” from 2001 to 2005. 6 RAR did not deploy to East Timor in that period on warlike service. The Battalion did deploy on warlike service to East Timor in 2000 on Operation Tanager, however, Chase according to his own service claims, was not a member of the Australian Army at that time.

Chase has also told people in Bundaberg that he cannot remember his pm keys number. These are personal allocated Australian Defence Force service numbers that individual personnel do not forget. Ever.

When asked for further proof of his military service, he produced a photograph on his mobile phone that depicted a CD (Compact Disc) with his name on it. Of course he said that all the information on the disc was “top secret” and that he could not disclose the details to any person. Again, the Official Secrets Act was mentioned.

It is also of interest here to acknowledge that Australia does not have legislation titled the “Official Secrets Act” . There is a Commonwealth/Federal Crimes Act that deals with releasing Government top secret documents unlawfully.

Chase was also asked by residents of Bundaberg, why he was not wearing his medals on Anzac Day, 25 April, 2018. He stated that he left them at home in protest for all those who suffer PTSD. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.)

ANZMI contacted Chase and invited him to respond to allegations that his claim of top secret service in the Australian Army in East Timor and everywhere else is false. He decided not to respond to our request. Perhaps it is because he is still bound by the non-existent Official Secrets Act. Perhaps it is because he is a military fraud. The reader can be the judge of that.

If you live in Bundaberg, Queensland, and you see Paul Chase, ask to view his Australian Army Discharge Certificate. That document will disclose his overseas active service postings, medal and badge entitlements. It will be interesting to see his response.

Welcome to the ANZMI website, Paul Chase, a "Top Secret Imposter"

 

Surname: McLeod
Christian Names: Sydney Alexander
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Wulguru
Service #: 1201143
Service: Army
Branch: Royal Australian Infantry
Case Notes:

 

UPDATE  MAY 2018

Sydney McLeod has vigorously responded to our website entry. 

 We write facts and it is up to the reader to decide whether the person is a Wannabe or a Medals Cheat or a rampant Conspiracy theorist.  McLeod responded to our report as follows inter alia:

As for my being well known ACTUALLY EXCEPT FOR THE NIGHT The CIA in command of an American Military Unit threatened me with extinction by 5.5s if I fired on passing enemy everything claimed was written by a well respected officer who did not even know me until 30 years later so gutless one with tract (sic)  that assumption. He was also the officer who confirmed the awards I WAS TO GET.

The above passage is relevant to our report as it indicates the state of mind of McLeod regarding his conspiracy theories.  Below is his rationale for wearing unauthorised foreign and fake tin medals


As for the Purple Heart Many Australians have them whether we should wear them or not is a mute (sic) point I asked the Americans and they took the view that even though NONE of us are on the PH roll they said we SHOULD WEAR THEM WITH PRIDE oh and by the way it was not an American Officer as far as I remember it was a 2 stripper (sic) clerk who brought them to our beds in the American Battle Casualty Ward. I even had a visit from an Australian Captain who assured me I could not possibly be who I said I was and would be investigated and charged, never heard from him again. Now I have been wearing the FLS (Front Line Service)  medal tin long before the later Australian Gongs I still wear it because it is and was a direct challenge to wankers who write this crap up. As for the last minis they are set up for display and is missing 2 Vietnamese ones which when I get them will go into the book this FRAUD WHOEVER HE MAY BE CAN READ ABOUT THE TRUTH OF COMMAND IN AUSTRALIA AND VIETNAM and the verifying officer. So the only SILLY individual is the IGNORANT AUTHOR OF THIS CRAP

Here is another passage from him

 THIS IS SLANDER AND AN INCORRECT OPINION AS I AM ONLY BACKING WHAT A WELL RESPECTED OFFICER HAS STATED AND PROOF IS PROVIDED. MY CONTRIBUTION IS ABOUT WHY I MUTINEED (sic) AND THE FACT I WAS NOT COURT MARTIALLED, THE NEW COMMANDER OF THE MAT WAS LIED TO ABOUT IT (didn't even know I existed after arriving the day after I left) AND THE FACT THAT A CIA AGENT TOOK COMMAND OF 89 MACV A MILITARY UNIT IS IN AUSTRALIAN VIETNAM WAR HISTORY. REMOVE IT OR I will get legal advice about this and the other charges against AHQ. And I would suggest you give the syphilitic harlot you used for this a smack around the chops. Oh and by the way you failed to mention I am not wearing MY ENTITLED UNIT CITATION WITH FEDERATION STAR for my part in 2nd Coral and both Balmorals. You got me on where I wear my PH and my FLS tin which I will continue to do so fuckwits like your abuser can expose themselves. To even mention the rack that I ""OWN"" and use in the book as an example is anexample what a slut you have reporting for you

We have said that McLeod is a Medals Cheat and a conspiracy theorist.  McLeod's response is proof that we have got it right.

MacLeod spent time deployed to Malaysia before being deployed to Vietnam for 756 days in an Infantry role.  We believe that the Army should carefully consider mental health issues, before committing soldiers to long term repetitive deployments to war zones. 

 

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Have no doubt, Sydney Alexander McLeod has served with distinction. He served two tours with a total of 756 days in Vietnam. All that time was spent as a combat soldier. His first tour in 1967 - 1968 was as a Private Soldier and his second tour 1970 -1971 was as a Sergeant.


Sydney Alexander McLeod



Notice the last two medals he wears are:

USA Purple Heart
Front line medal

The Purple Heart is not a medal authorised by the Governor General of Australia and must never be attached to his genuine rack of medals.

The Purple Heart was issued to USA service persons who were wounded in action. McLeod was wounded in action on the 22 January 1968 when the vehicle hit a mine at GR509546 South of Lo Gom. He was evacuated to a USA Military Hospital and claims whilst recovering in hospital was presented with the Purple Heart by a US Army Officer. Irrespective of how he acquired the Medal, protocol dictates that it must not be worn with Australian Defence or Federal medals on the left breast.


Sydney McLeod



The Front Line Medal is an unauthorised, unofficial, self purchased commemorative medal and must not be worn with Defence or Federal Medals.


Sydney McLeod



McLeod is well known in the Veteran community because of his rantings about how corrupt the Australian Army was in Vietnam. He is a silly conspiracy theorist and he is the corrupt one, due to his shenanigans to corrupt the Australian Honours and Awards system.

Below is another rack of medals that he owns. He has not been seen wearing this rack of medals and therefore has not committed any offence


McLeod4



He would be entitled to wear seven of the twelve medals. Five of the medals are fanciful awards that he believes he should have been presented with. The Australian Government decides who wears what. It is people like McLeod who are chipping away at the integrity of the Australians Honours system.

Irrespective of his personal belief that he can wear whatever he likes, ANZMI will report him and his ilk wherever and whenever they offend.

Welcome to the website Sydney Alexander McLeod.

Surname: Kelly
Christian Names: Peter
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Ku-ring Gai
Service #: Unknown
Service: Army
Branch: Intelligence
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

Case notes:

Meet Peter KELLY, former soldier, current author, councillor, political advisor and one-time professor at the now-defunct, Poseidon International University of Panama.  He is also reported to hold a doctorate in international business which was awarded to him by La Ruggerno University in Rome.

That’s not all.   Peter KELLY claims to hold a hereditary title from the Sultan of Sulu (no Scotty, not that Sulu), is a member of the Norman Academy and an honorary life member of the European Bioethics Centre in Rome.

Peter is the author of a couple of books of daring-do which some say are based loosely on himself.   However, that is not for us to say and nor do we wish to give his work any further publicity.   He is a current serving Councillor with the Ku-ring Gai Council and reportedly, an advisor to Senator Brian Burston (One Nation) on Veterans matters.

What has Mr KELLY done to earn a place on our website?

Here is an image of KELLY wearing an impressive rack of medals.  In this image, he appears to be doing everything right.   His own entitlement can be seen on his left breast, while on his right breast, he wears the medals of his brother.

 

Peter KELLY

 

What could possibly be wrong?  What has Mr KELLY done to deserve the ire of ANZMI? the reader asks. 

To answer that, here is a comment made by KELLY about the medals he wears on his right side.   KELLY uses the social media name ‘Peter James’

 

KELLY 2

 

Here lies the problem for KELLY.   The medals he wears on right side which recognise the Vietnam service of his brother is a lie.   The medals he wears are those of Private William Nalder who we believe is KELLY’s cousin.

 

KELLY 3

 

2412151 Private W. L. Nalder of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment died of wounds on 8th July 1965.   Lest We Forget.

The policy of the Department of Defence and echoed by the Returned and Services League on the wearing the medals of a deceased Veteran is very clear.   Only the direct descendant of the Veteran is entitled to wear the decorations.   Cousins are not direct descendants.

If it were simply the case that he was wearing his cousin’s medals, that would be that.   Against the policy of the Governor General yes, but not a hanging offence.

Unfortunately, KELLY claimed that they are his brother’s medals and by doing so, received the support and sympathy of many people who believed KELLY had lost his sibling in Vietnam.   That was a lie, he is a valour thief of the worst kind  

ANZMI has noted an alarming trend developing over the past few years as more and more Medal Cheats, Wannabe’s and frauds are appearing on the political scene as ‘Advisors on Veterans Matters’.   All with what seem to be good intentions, but in truth have axes to grind or are seeking to by-pass accepted protocols or medal entitlements for their own gain.

No doubt KELLY and Senator Burston’s other ‘advisor’ Mary Ann Martinek, who is now known as Mary-Ann Oaten (see ANZMI Home Page, will launch yet another tirade against ANZMI. However, we trust that Senator Burston will take the time to read our recent reports on those, who have surrounded him as advisors, or on the advice he has been given on other wannabe cases and reflect upon the validity of the counsel he is receiving.

Senator Burston needs to be made aware that ANZMI is not on a witch hunt, but rather reflects the wider views of the majority of genuine Veterans who have had enough of wannabes and frauds ingratiating themselves in our political system for their own means. 

Let us hope that the wider community views these people for what they really are, self promoting individuals who are only out to feather their own nests.   They are unable to manage their own affairs, let alone the wider Veterans community.   Perhaps the politicians they work for will take notice, that is, assuming they have a genuine interest in genuine Veterans.

Surname: Hentscher
Christian Names: Gunther
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Kingaroy
Service #: A117358
Service: RAAF
Branch: Dental
Commencement of service: 07/06/1967
Completion of service: 06/06/1979
Case Notes:

 

Gunther Henscher was a Board member of the Kingaroy Returned and Services League (RSL), where he often represented the President on ceremonial and social occasions around the District. He had his own office at the RSL and was the official Membership Officer. He wore five Medals of which four were fake.


Gunther Hentscher



Notice that Hentscher is wearing:

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) - Not entitled
Vietnam Medal (VM) - Not entitled
Australian Defence Medal (ADM) - Entitled
Commemoration of National Service Medal (CNSM) - Not entitled
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM) - Not entitled

The only medal that Hentscher is entitled to is the ADM, awarded for completing four years of volunteer service in the Defence Force. In fact Henscher never served one day anywhere overseas in operational areas. He was never a National Serviceman and has no entitlement to wear the CNSM. The three most important medals that denote active service in Vietnam are complete shams. By wearing these medals he has committed offences against the Defence Act 1903 Part VII, Sections 80A and 80B.

The Kingaroy Police will have no difficulty in prosecuting Henscher as there are dozens of witnesses available at the RSL. This is a blatant case of enhancing ones status in a community by dishonouring Veterans everywhere. The maximum penalties for these offences are fines of $3,300 or six months imprisonment of both. This penalty applies for both offences of:

80A. Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or
airman
80B. Improper use of service decorations.

As well as claiming to be Returned Serviceman, he also claimed that he served in Vietnam in 1970 as Helicopter Pilot with the rank of Squadron Leader. As he was born on 31 October 1949, it would be not possible for him to have been a Squadron Leader at the age of Twenty One years. In fact he never rose above the rank of Corporal and was a Dental Hygienist.

Below is an extract from his Discharge Papers signed in June 1979.


Hentscher



There is a long term inherent weakness in the Kingaroy RSL membership system. Despite an intricate system of checks that should have been done by the Kingaroy RSL, the RSL Regional Headquarters at Bundaberg Qld and the Qld RSL State Headquarters, fraudulent documents must be been "signed off" by senior RSL Officers at the three levels of management. The RSL should realize that there is more to being a senior RSL executive than the "perks" they receive.

As well as the offences against the Defence Act there is also the aspect of creating and signing fraudulent documentation Because of their fear of embarrassment, it is obvious that this matter has been covered up at all levels of the RSL. They need to demonstrate some integrity and formerly report this matter to the Police for action.

There have been three other major fraudsters uncovered from Kingaroy who were all "respected" members of the local veteran community, The are:

Colin William SCHMIDT of Kingaroy. (deceased). Schmidt was President of the RSL who Falsely claimed to have served in Korea.
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Ronald William MASTERS of Kingaroy. Wore fake medals including an unofficial Injured service persons medal. www.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/v...-thieves/174-masters

Barry Francis HAYDON of Kingaroy. Falsely claims heroic "secret service" with Royal Australian Navy in Vietnam. We are advised that HAYDON is still making a fool of himself whenever he gets the opportunity.

Now, Gunther HENTSCHER a senior Board Member and Membership Officer is added to the sorry list.

The Kingaroy RSL knew full well that Hentscher had committed crimes against the Defence Act, and acts of fraud that were insults to all Veterans everywhere. Their motive for the non reporting could only be to cover up the incompetence of their administration at all levels.

Hentscher has well earned a place on this web site and we look forward to reading about charges proffered to the Kingaroy Police by the RSL.

 

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