Medal Cheats

Medal Cheats

Surname: King
Christian Names: Gary Scott
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Toowoomba
Service #: 8214629
Service: Army
Branch: Reserves 25/49 RQR
Commencement of service: 7th Nov 2005 (t
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

 

“Give me enough medals and I’ll win you any war”
Napoléon Bonaparte

Gary KING is yet another Veteran who is not satisfied with his service in the Australian Army, service for which he has received appropriate medallic recognition.

KING enlisted in the Australian Regular Army in 1991 and served in Intelligence until 2005 when he transferred to the Active Reserve.   By all accounts he was a good soldier, completing a number of courses such as the Fraud and Ethics Training - which he qualified.  

Ironically, Gary KING is a fraud, and totally lacking in ethics.

KING served as part of Operations TANAGER and ANODE and has been awarded a Bronze Army Commendation and The Army Soldiers Medallion.   He is entitled to the following awarded:

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) – Clasp East Timor

Australian Service Medal (ASM) – Clasp Solomon Islands

Defence Long Service Medal (DFSM)

Australian Defence Medal (ADM)

He also has an entitlement to the Returned From Active Service Badge (RAS) and possibly, although not confirmed, maybe entitled to the UN East Timor Medal.

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In the above photograph however, KING, our very own ‘Napoleon Bonaparte’, who as we all know was also a Corporal is wearing a lot more medals,

In the photograph, he is wearing the following:

AASM with Clasps for Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan
ASM with clasps for Solomon Is II, MFO Sinai,
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
INTERFET Medal
DLSM

UNTAET UN Medal with No2 device
NATO Medal, (Afghanistan)
MFO Sinai Medal

Why Mr KING, why?   Having served in East Timor and the Solomon Islands and received commendations for your service, what on earth has made you decide that you must now embellish your service and wear medals you clearly have no entitlement too.

Now, normally it takes a write up from ANZMI to get the authorities to act against imposters such as KING, but in a positive twist, he was terminated by Defence for wearing a large number of unearned medals after a photo of him appeared in the ANZAC Day 2014 edition of the Toowoomba Chronicle where it was seen by the RSM 25/49 RQR.

Our investigation into KING has unearthed many witnesses to his fraud, as if the photograph is not enough evidence.   Witnesses have come forward to provide evidence that KING is not only a medals cheat, but also a valour thief and an outright liar.

‘…Cpl. Gary King or 'Kingy' as he was known to us is a reserve soldier in 25/49RQR. When I first met him he was posting in from 31/42RQR as an instructor in the trainee coy. Kingy was posted to BHQ as the Bn Intelligence Cpl.  Right from the off he was an awe-inspiring figure; a twice instructor at Kapooka (or was it three?) 1RAR in Somalia service with 'special forces' when asked which one he alluded to SAS going on to say 'I was special forces... But I wasn't special forces, if you know what I mean?'.... No, we didn't know what he meant, only now do I think I understand; had I been posted to SAS I too would wear the winged dagger on a beret, not the SAS beret this being sf but not sf... If you know what I mean. I believe now that he was posted there as an intelligence soldier never actually becoming beret qualified. When I saw him wearing a para-smock I told him about another

Cpl. I'd seen kicking around with one who wasn't a paratrooper and Kingy immediately said that he got his for being a parachutist thus alluding to his SAS story. On yet another occasion I mentioned about 3RAR having the best-looking wings being the same as those worn by Aussie paras in WW2. He jumped in saying that his looked better as they were blue, the SAS obviously having blue wings. Without going into every detail of his stories as time went by they got more and more elaborate: working as a mercenary in Iraq and Afghan going with 2RAR to Rwanda (he can never decide whether he was in 1 or 2 RAR) getting demoted from Sgt twice, being forced out of infantry because he broke his back parachuting onto a building and it goes on. Finally, we come to Anzac Day the day the infamous day the Hines twins showed up Kingy was there too resplendent with his numerous gongs. I noticed he had no parachutist wings at all, further he had more clasps to his aasm than I would have thought possible regrets I can't remember all of them but one that did stick in my mind was Sierra Leone which I didn't know Australia even went to! A mate of mine who is still in the unit has more to say than I do about it. Sorry I have no photo but I believe the Somalia and Rwanda story ought to give you a good lead to establish whether he is full of crap or not…’

Our investigations reveal that KING was at no time a Recruit Instructor at Kapooka, nor did he serve in Somalia or Rwanda and was most definitely not SASR.  

Now that the Army has taken action and let KING go, it is likely he will now ingratiate himself into the RSL and Veteran community.   We have many cases on our website where RSL executives have failed to do appropriate background checks on new members, let us hope they heed this early warning and keep an eye out for the ‘little corporal’ in their ranks.

Welcome to our website Gary KING.

Surname: Foan
Christian Names: Graham Clyde
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Tenterfield
Service: RAAF
Branch: Military Police
Case Notes:

 UPDATE  19 JULY 2018

Graham Clyde Foan was dealt with eight years ago.  He was a pathological liar then and is still a pathological liar in 2018.  

 

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When asked about his original entry to this web site  he responds with tedious lies.  Here is what he has recently placed on the Facebook of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Police Association.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.

It has come notice to notice (sic) that some members are questioning information found on an offensive indiscriminate website which falsely and without judicial notice attempts to degrade and accuse military personnel of unchallenged innuendo and rumor. (sic)

In my matter the site was used in an attempt to discredit me following a fraud and corruption investigation into the hierarchy of the Vietnam Veterans Association and the NSW RSL.

The documents presented were challenged and found to be fake including the photographs.

The complainants were the subject to Civil Court proceedings, all but one settled out of court after the court ruled in my favor (sic) with full quantum awarded to me. The remaining defender, Austin Connor, (ex RAAF WOFF) was found to be the principal perpetrator. He committed suicide prior to his court proceedings and without quantum, a Caveat was taken out on his properties by my QC.

Even though I was vindicated it has taken a toll on both mental and physical health. I hope this may put to rest the innuendo and rumor (sic) and explain a little of what was falsely portrayed in a vain attempt to discredit me.

There is no evidence that Foan was ever involved in a fraud and corruption investigation regarding Vietnam Veterans Association and New South Wales Returned and Services League (RSL).

None of the documents or photographs used in our initial entry were fake.  Except those forged by Foan himself.

There were no Civil Court proceedings in response to our original entry.  If there were Civil Court proceedings he should produce documentary evidence.

The late Ex Warrant Officer Austin Connor, a 9 Squadron Vietnam Veteran had never been associated in any way with ANZMI and there was never any litigation.

Foan disgracefully claims that Connor committed suicide as a result of litigation won by Foan, that is a lie.  Ex Warrant Officer Austin Connor died of natural causes and his friends and relatives are less than pleased with Foan's lies

 

 

 

Graham Clyde Foan is an ex RAAF Military Policeman who joined the RAAF on the 4 February 1972.  He resides in Tenterfield, a country town in New South Wales. Foan has been suspected of being a wannabe for some time.  We are now in a position to advise the world that we have got Foan’s number and he is indeed a wannabe, who wears medals he is not entitled to wear.

 


The first photo shown was cropped from a group photograph taken at the Tenterfield Returned Services League (RSL) on 25 April 2009. The second was taken while Foan was a serving member of the RAAF
 
Foan was seen on ANZAC day 2009, Long Tan Day 2009 and Remembrance Day 2009 wearing a hefty rack of six or seven medals, including the Vietnam Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. In addition we are reliably advised he was wearing a Police Medal. 
 
At an RSL dinner on ANZAC day 2009 a group photo was commissioned. Foan was wearing “his” medals on his shirt, before the photo session he removed the medals and sat in for the photo. The photo above showing Foan in a shirt with no medals was cropped from a group photo at the dinner all of the others in the photo were wearing their medals.
 
In addition last Remembrance Day as soon as the cameras came out off came Foan's medals. It is assumed that as an ex Service Policeman he believes that photographic evidence would be needed to prove him to be a wannabe. We do of course prefer photographic evidence however we have in our possession Statutory Declarations concisely describing Foan and his medal antics at three commemorative functions this year.


Here is an extract from two of the numerous Statutory Declarations in our possession:


 


 
We are also reliably advised that Foan claimed to have earned his Vietnam medals with 9 Squadron in Vietnam in 1973/74.  The official Australian War Memorial history of 9 Squadron RAAF is found here:  http://www.awm.gov.au/units/unit_11035vietnam.asp 
 
The final paragraph of the official history is shown below:
 
“9 Squadron flew its last mission in Vietnam on 19 November 1971. In December the squadron’s 16 Iroquois took off from Vung Tau for the last time and landed on the deck of the Sydney for the return trip back to Australia.”
 
Graham Foan has failed to study his RAAF history before manufacturing his lies to cover his fraudulent activity, he was not even serving in the RAAF when 9 Squadron flew onto the deck of HMAS Sydney on their departure from Vietnam in December 1971. He did not enlist until 4 Feb 1972. A copy of his Attestation Form is shown below, note in paragraph 10 of the document there is a question as to whether Foan has ever served before in the Navy, Army or Air Force.  Foan has answered “NO” to the question.

 
In addition we have a Nominal Roll of all person who served with 9 Sqn in Vietnam. Foans name does not appear in the alphabetical listing.

 
When Foan applied to join the RAAF he listed his civilian occupations prior to enlistment. The extract from his application to enlist shows that Foan was employed in civilian occupations for the whole period of the Vietnam War. From 1964 to 1971. 


Graham Foan is from a country town where everyone knows everyone else. As far as Foan’s future interaction with the veteran community is concerned we should think he has well and truly “shot himself in the foot”.
 
As we have no photo of the medals Foan has been wearing we are not able to comment beyond the two Vietnam medals, however he has been wearing a Police medal of some kind.  An Overseas Police medal was given to Australian Federal Police Officers for service in Timor and the Solomons and perhaps some other theatres.  Those who have received these medals are all listed on the web site “Its an Honour” See here http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/  Foan’s name is not listed.
 
Under the Defence Act 1903 people falsely wearing military medals are liable for prosecution with a fine of up to $3,300 and jail for six months or both. Much to the chagrin of the Veteran community the Australian Federal Police (AFP) are not interested in bringing wannabes to justice. We know the AFP don’t give a damn about the illegal activities of Military wannabes, perhaps they may feel a bit differently when their service and honour is being slighted.
 
Graham Clyde Foan of Tenterfield is not so good on RAAF history and not so good at pretending to be a Vietnam Veteran, on commemorative occasions he stood out like a red flag for his strange behaviour including the removal of medals whenever a camera appeared.
 
Foan was lousy at RAAF history, lousy at enacting the part of a fraud and now he has the honour of appearing as a lousy wannabe on our web site.

13th May 2010

Update - The inimitable Graham Clyde Foan of Tenterfield

Our exposure of Foan dated the 27 January 2010 exhibited photos of Foan wearing a gaggle of medals to which he has no entitlement. We have acquired copies of Foan’s Certificates of Service from both the RAAF and the Army.  The certificates show Foan as a “Virgin” airman and a “Virgin” soldier.

We have some big surprises in store for Foan in the near future, in the meantime here are his certificates:

 

 

9th Jul 2010

Graeme Clyde Foan – Update

We are advised that Foan is a past President of the Tenterfield RSL. So here is another crooked wannabe who pushed himself into a high position in an RSL to falsely prove he is the real deal.

Worst still, Foan is also a forger of Defence documents. Although the forgeries will withstand a cursory glance a detailed inspection reveals the work of an amateur forger.

The documents shown below contain the following flaws:

  1. Medals are listed that he did not earn – VM VCM and UNM

  2. Lists places where he did not serve - Vietnam, Thailand, Ismailia, Hong Kong and the United States. Ismailia is a small town on the Nile River in Egypt, no one of Foan’s age has ever served there. We believe Foan meant to say Somalia.

  3. Misspelled “Overseases Service” sic

  4. Misspelled “Comendations” sic

 

We are reliably advised that Department of Defence is investigating the forgeries. Foan is a sly and dogged shyster who refuses to admit his criminal activity of wearing medals he is not entitled to, and the forgery of documents.  Day by day Foan is being forced into a corner and we believe he has now offended sufficient organisations to be held to account for his actions.

 

 

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: Schulz
Christian Names: Tristan Edward
Country: Australia
State or Province: SA
City or Town: Pennington
Service #: 8494139
Service: Army
Branch: RAA
Commencement of service: Aug 04
Completion of service: Oct 09
Case Notes:

 

 

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Age has certainly wearied those wannabes, military frauds and medal cheats who have graced the ANZMI website in the past.  In our early days we had to contend with impersonators from conflicts such as the Second World War, Korean, Malaya and the Vietnam War.  Sadly and to our great disappointment, their mantle has been taken over by younger cheats who pass themselves off as veterans of more recent conflicts and peacekeeping deployments such as East Timor, Somalia, Iraq,  Afghanistan and ongoing anti-terrorist operations.

Tristan Edward Schulz seems to fit comfortably into the category of modern-day military false pretender. And to add to his disgrace, Schulz has actually served overseas with the Australian Army.

Following his enlistment and basic training, Schulz was allocated to the 16th Air Defence Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery (RAA) at Woodside, South Australia. In 2006 Schulz, along with elements of his regiment, were deployed to Timor Leste (East Timor) with Golf Company (infantry) of the ANZAC Battle Group as part of Operation Astute.

All well and good up until this stage. But we have reliable information that Tristan Schulz only served in Timor Leste a total of 30 days; enough to be eligible for the awarding of the Australian Service Medal (ASM) with Timor Leste clasp for Operation Astute.  We have no idea why he returned to Australia after such a short period.  In any event, Schulz remained in the 16th Air Defence Regiment until his discharge (medically unfit for service) in October 2009.

So there you have it, Schulz served his country well, both here and overseas, for just over 5 years, earning himself the Australian Defence Medal (ADM) and the ASM (Timor Leste clasp).



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We also have a copy of another photo of Tristan Schulz, this time wearing the vest 'colours' of the Veterans' Motorcycle Club Adelaide Chapter of which we believe he is a member.  This photo also shows Schulz wearing a 5RAR patch below that of the rising sun. To our knowledge Schulz has never served in 6RAR stralian Regiment (RAR) badge which is traditionally worn by those who have served in an RAR battalion. As we have pointed out Schulz has no right to wear the badge as he served in the RAA.

 

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We believe that Schulz has been told to remove his International Year of the Volunteer Medal from his left breast and wear it on the right breast where it belongs.  We have also been advised that in recent years he was seen wearing an Infantry Combat Badge (ICB).  After being advised of the indiscretion he eventually saw sense and removed it.

We understand that Schulz has told people that he was wounded in action resulting in an injury to his eye. Interestingly, we can find no reports of  military actions in Timor Leste during  his time there in 2006!  A more likely explanation offered up by another ex service member is that Schulz picked up an eye infection.  This might explain his leaving the army in October 2009 as 'medically unfit for service'.

Unfortunately Tristan Schulz's behaviour not only does his reputation a lot of damage but from what we are told, a number of younger veterans with combat experience in Afghanistan, find his peacock-like behaviour appalling. 

We suggest to Tristan Edward Schulz that he accept his military service for what it is and immediately cease his chest-puffing antics.  If he wishes to participate in commemorative services, well and good.  But we strongly advise him to remove the 6RAR patch he is not entitled to wear and place the SA State medal on his right breast where it belongs.

Surname: Brown
Christian Names: Maurice James
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Sunshine Coast
Service #: 6709260
Service: Army
Branch: Royal Australian Armoured Corps
Case Notes:

 

Veterans of Australia should be aware of a Nation wide audit of medals that are being worn on commemorative occasions. Maurice James Brown has been "fingered" as a medals cheat following a photograph published in the Sunshine Coast newspaper following ANZAC Day 2018

 

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Brown wears six medals one of the six is a "Tin" self purchased commemorative medal that must not be worn with genuine medals on the left breast;

 

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)
Vietnam Medal (VM)

Australian Defence Medal (ADM)

Anniversary of National Service Medal (ANSM)

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM)

Vietnam Commemorative Medal - Must not be worn with genuine medals

 

Here is the medal he is the self purchased medal he is wearing.

 

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Brown served in Vietnam as a National Serviceman with the 1st Armoured Regiment from August 1969 until August 1970, that service would have taken courage and commitment for which he was rewarded  five medals. The extra medal he has awarded himself diminishes his service.

 

We are receiving many reports of medals cheating resulting from media involvement on Commemorative Occasions. The number of reports being received indicates that there must be a plethora of medals cheats who do not get photographed.

 

If you are wearing medals you have not earned, or have mixed non official medals with your rack take them off, because the odds are you will be exposed as has Maurice Brown and many others in recent times.

 

Welcome Maurice, your actions have earned you a place on this website.

 

 

Surname: Charles
Christian Names: Bernard Colin
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Cotton Tree
Service #: A17401
Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Branch: Carpenter
Case Notes:

 

Bernard Charles wears six medals. He is entitled to wear five. He has not earned the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM) but at some time during the last fifty years he decided to attach it to his medal rack:

 

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Charles wears:

 

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)- Entitled

Vietnam Medal (VM) - Entitled

Defence Service Medal (DSM) - Entitled

National Medal (NM) - Entitled

Anniversary of National Service Medal (ANSM) -   Entitled

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM) - Not Entitled

 

Eligibility wear the RVCM requires 181 days of service in Vietnam. Charles served for only 62 days:

 

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Charles is a medals cheat who should have been well satisfied with his five legitimate medals.

 

There is currently a team of veterans scrutinizing media and finding many who are cheating with the RVCM.

 

If you do not meet the criterion for this medal do not wear it. It is a criminal offence to do so, with a maximum penalty of $3,300 fine or six months imprisonment or both.

 

Bernard Colin Charles created a false history regarding his medals entitlement and now we have corrected the falsehood.

 

Welcome to ANZMI Bernard Charles.

 

Surname: Wright
Christian Names: Alan
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Manly
Service #: Nil
Service: None
Commencement of service: Nil
Completion of service: Nil
Case Notes:

 

Allan Wright of Manly is a fraud, liar and wannabe who for many years has fooled most of the people most of the time.

 

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Here is an accolade to Wright that appeared in notes from a very prestigious club from the Manly area

 

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He wears military medals indicating that he was a National Service Infantry Soldier who served in Vietnam. They are:

 

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)

Vietnam Medal (VM)

Australian Defence Medal (ADM)

Anniversary of National Service Medal (ANSM)

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM)

 

On his lapels he wears six badges one of which is the prestigious Infantry Combat Badge (ICB). He also wears the cap of a USA Marine Corps unit that served in Da Nang Vietnam on the cap, another ICB is also attached. In addition he wears the unit tie of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV). AATTV was the longest serving and most decorated Australian unit in Vietnam. They received 113 Awards including 4 Victoria Crosses.

 

See here: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/U53430

 

On his right breast he wears World War 1 medals indicating he is the direct relative of a person who served in that war.

 

The truth is that Wright has never served in the Australian Defence Force and is a complete sham, who has deceived friends and acquaintances for many years.

 

Wright is well known in the Manly NSW area as a "Returned Veteran" and has been venerated for his service, however we are sure that many will have an entirely different opinion of him after reading this exposure.

 

Wright has indulged in criminal acts by Falsely claiming to be a Returned Veteran and for wearing medals that he did not earn. The Defence Act 1903 details a $3,300 fine or six months imprisonment or both for these offences. Unfortunately the NSW Police will not pursue these matters whilst other States Police do.

 

We ask that ex servicemen and the general public in the Manly NSW area keep a watch for Wright and if he appears wearing any kind of military apparel or medals he can again be reported to this website.

 

Wright has basked in the kudos of his false military history for many years and for his deceitful antics can reside on this website for many years to come.

 

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