Stolen Valour

Stolen Valour

Surname: Sikhampheng
Christian Names: Anoulak
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Sydney
Service: Army
Branch: Communications/Signals
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: 03/04/2014
Case Notes:

 

This is Anoulak Sikhampheng, a former soldier who was medically discharged from service in 2014.

Anoulak Sikhampheng

 

 

Sikhampheng served as a Communications Operator and during his service completed Force Preparation Training for Operation ASTUTE (East Timor) but that is it, he has never deployed outside Australia.

Sikhampheng was photographed in Canberra on ANZAC Day 2018 wearing the following awards:

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) – No Entitlement

Afghanistan Medal – No Entitlement

Iraq Medal – No Entitlement

Australian Defence Medal (ADM) – Entitled

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Medal & Clasp – No Entitlement

He is also seen wearing the Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) but has no entitlement to this award either.

 

There is no doubt here, Sikhampheng is a medals cheat and valour thief.   Apart from the ADM, he has no entitlement to the service medals he is wearing.    He is committing the following offences:

DEFENCE ACT 1903 - SECT 80A

Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or airman

And

DEFENCE ACT 1903 - SECT 80B

Improper use of service decorations

ANZMI is aware that police agencies are taking a greater interest in the reports of ‘wannabes’ on our pages, particularly since the exposure of a number of high profile ‘wannabes’ and the incarceration of others.

Let us hope they take an interest in Anoulak Sikhampheng.

Surname: Harding aka Hynes
Christian Names: John Wayne
Country: New Zealand
State or Province: Manawtu, Wanganui
City or Town: Palmerston North
NZ -Which Island:
  • North Island
Service #: None
Service: Claims NZ Army with secondment to USA
Branch: SAS, SEALS
Case Notes:

 

UPDATE - June, 2018

John Wayne HARDING aka HYNES

We were unable to identify the second medal worn by Harding next to the Purple Heart.

It has now been recognised as the United States of America (USA) Distinguished Service Cross (DSC).

 

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The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Army, for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force.

It is a gross insult for a "grubby" dishonest poser  like Harding to be wearing the US DSC.

Harding  is an example of the worst kind of liar, cheat and wannabe.

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If academic degrees were given for mendacious, perfidious, deceitful prevarication, John Wayne Harding born 1 October 1947 aka Hynes would have a PhD.

He has to be a brilliant man to be able to keep up the dishonest charade that has baffled and entertained people in New Zealand (NZ) for many years. The problem for Harding is that any genuine veteran can pick him as a fake very quickly, because of what he says, what he wears and what he does. It is a wonder of NZ, why other veterans and ex service persons have not picked up his subterfuge over the many years he has been a fraud.

 

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Notice he is wearing the USA Purple Heart Medal which is presented to USA defence personnel,  who were wounded in action.  He also wears another unidentifiable US medal and ribbon.  On his left sleeve is the insignia of a US Air Borne Special Forces Ranger.  Then on his head he wears (badly) the maroon beret of  a US Ranger.  He also wears the rank of a USA Colonel and another unidentifiable badge on his epaulets.

 

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Here is the USA Colonel badge of rank he is wearing:

 

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According to Harding:

He joined the NZ Army, and he along with three other soldiers were seconded

to serve in the  USA Defence Force. 

He was employed in the USA Army in a drug detection unit with a dog named "Max".

He served in Vietnam with the "NZ Special Air Service (SAS) under Frank Rennie".   That must  have been between 1965 and December 1972.   (Frank Rennie was a famous NZ Soldier and does not deserve to be associated with Harding see here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Rennie)   

He was seconded as a body guard to President Reagan and " took a bullet"

for Reagan.   (That must have been in March 1981.)

Reagan gave him permission to become a US Navy SEAL  as a reward for "taking a bullet for him”. The Reagan shooting was on 30 March 1981.

He retired from the US Army with the rank of Colonel (Col) and uses that rank in his communications.  Here is an example where has written about his drug dog "Max"  He signed his name "Col John Wayne Harding US Army ( retired)"  The word "Col" is an abbreviation for "Colonel"

 

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He spent a lot of time on a Navajo reservation and can speak Navajo Indian and 25 other languages. (On occasions US Army used the Navajo language during WW2 instead of code).

He has a Psychology degree,

He is a qualified Pastor with the American Bible College,

Since returning to NZ after Thirty years in the  USA has worked with Drug Dog

detection (the same dog named Max that he had in the US),

Had guns taken from him by the NZ Police and is not allowed a gun licence because he had been  a US Navy SEAL,

Has a Social Welfare vehicle from NZ Government because of recommendation from US President Bush,

Has not applied for  War Pension from NZ as he does not want NZ Government to know about the USA war pension he receives through an Auckland Lawyer,

 

Is in constant pain due to all the shrapnel left in his body,

 

Has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and has to smoke Marijuana to relieve the symptoms,

 

Suffers from the effects of "Agent Orange" from Vietnam  (No Agent Orange was sprayed in Vietnam after 1970.  On 16 October 1971 he was married in Motueka NZ and was not in the NZ Army when he was married.)

 

It is of no surprise that Harding is not listed on the official NZ  Nominal Roll of those who served in Vietnam.  In addition we received this email:

 

-------- Original message --------

From:  xxxxxxxx

 Date: 11/01/2017 2:55 p.m. (GMT+12:00

Subject: RE: [Website feedback] Name Search John Hynes or John Wayne Harding   - DOB 1 Oct 1947 - unclassified

 

Happy New Year,
We do not normally respond to blind queries like this without knowing who needs this information.
However, so the Vietnam War List can be verified, we can confirm that there are NO listings for this combination of name and/or alternate with this DOB in the NZDF system.
As far as we can establish on the information provided, this man did not serve at any time in Vietnam with the New Zealand Armed Forces.

Cheers
xxxxxxxxx

 

It is on public records that:

He was married in NZ in 1971.

He was on the Western Hut Electoral Roll from 1979 to 1983.

Was Bankrupt in 1999 and again in 2004 also using name John Wayne Hynes.

He now resides in a NZ Government welfare house.  We hope his "Defence Service" and "PTSD" were not taken into account when allocating him this taxpayer subsidised house.

It is also well known that the US Defence Department do not "pluck" soldiers from New Zealand  and give them a career that included being a Secret Service Presidential body guard,  a Navy SEAL and being promoted to the rank of Colonel.

We have traced Harding back to 1971 when he was married aged 24.  According to his "stories" he would have been a serving soldier at that time, unfortunately his haircut does not match his vocation.

 

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Be careful  if you approach Harding because he is not averse to threats of violence, which he does to display his false "tough guy" past.  Harding  is not a tough guy, but just a bully, a lying fraud and wannabe.

ANZMI has exposed numerous NZ "Veteran" fakes, most have been taken to court for falsely claiming to be returned veterans and wearing false medals.  Harding is a fake and a liar and should be given the benefit of having a Magistrate decide his fate.

We welcome "Colonel" (Retired) John Wayne Harding to the fame of  his exposure on this website.

 

Surname: Forsdike
Christian Names: Andrew James
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Warragamba
Service: Army
Branch: Royal Australian Artillery
Commencement of service: June 1966
Completion of service: 1972
Case Notes:

 

Andrew James Forsdike was born on the 20 April, 1949. He enlisted in the Australian Regular Army in June, 1966, and for ten months from May 1968 to March, 1969, he served in the former Republic of South Vietnam. His records indicate that he was a Temporary Bombadier, Royal Regiment of Australia Artillery. – 12 Field Regiment.

Forsdike wears an Order of Australia Medal and a Commendation for Bravery, (recognition for his actions at a road accident in NSW) both of these, he has earned and we congratulate him. He should be satisfied with his lot. It is a pity when a person who has been "through the mill" and has a rack of medals to be proud of, becomes recalcitrant and insists on adding awards that have not been properly bestowed on him.

 


Andrew Forsdike



Here is a list of all the medals and badges that he wears:

Order of Australia Medal
Commendation for Bravery
Australian Active Service Medal
Vietnam Medal
Australian Defence Medal
Centenary Medal
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Medal with Palm (RVGC) - NOT ENTITLED
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Infantry Combat Badge - NOT ENTITLED

 


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Notice he wears the RVGC with Palm which is the second from the right of his rack of medals and the Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) above his medals



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When asked about the RVCG and the ICB, Forsdike responded as follows inter alia -;


Goodday xxxxx


firstly let me say that there are a lot of very jealous Vietnam Veterans out there. Especially with me having the OAM the Commendation for Brave Conduct the Centenary of Federation Medal the ICB and ACB and the Gilmore Medal you can check these on its an Honour web site.
The ICB, I have had numerous people asking why I was wearing the ICB, especially in my unit, as I was the only one awarded it for my actions at Coral, I also have the ACB, thats (sic) why I currently have a request in the Central Army records asking for a copy of the recommendation my Co put in to Army HQ in Saigon on the 13th may 1968 asking that I be awarded the ICB, the incedent (sic) no (sic) is 7819615 this was awarded to me in 1971 just before I left the Army, and its (sic) on my discharge Certificate.
I did apply to the Australian Gov asking about the Cross of Gallantry , I worked for the NSW Police for the last 15 years, and because I wore a uniform I asked my friends in the Commonwealth Police was it illegal to wear this ribbon on my uniform , they said that there is no law saying it is illegal to wear a foreign award . on your uniform, and they also stated that the RSL cannot tell you what or wear (Sic) you can wear an award, it can only give guide lines. I also wrote to the minister for defence years ago when I said that all Australian troops who came under the command of the US MACV were entitled to it, he gave me a whole lot of crap, so I wrote to the US government who said that our Minister was playing with words. By her saying that Australian troops were never under the operational Command of the US Government, this we have proved to be wrong. I am not popular with 102 bty as I made a mistake by saying there (sic) officers did not do there (sic) job at Coral, when in actual fact I repeated some thing that was said to me, when I should not have, as there (sic) officers were all very brave men, and did there (sic) jobs well.

Andy


Make your own judgement about Forsdike's mention on "lots of jealous Vietnam veterans". His OAM, Commendation for Bravery and the Centenary Medal are all officially listed, however we have no idea what the "Gilmore Medal" may be.

If, as he states, the ICB is listed on his Discharge Certificate and it was issued to him in 1971, then it is either a false claim or a mistake, that can, and should be rectified. Forsdike claims a recommendation for the ICB was forwarded to Army HQs Saigon by his unit on 13th May 1968. The ICB did not exist in 1968. It was early 1970 when the then Director of Infantry, Colonel David Thompson and the Chief of General Staff Sir Thomas Daly discussed and instigated the badge.

Here is what was written by Colonel David Thompson about the instigation of the ICB:

"In early 1970 I was sent for by the CGS. During our discussion I suggested that it was time for the Infantry Corps to have an Infantry Combat Badge to be worn by Infantrymen who had served overseas in operations.

The CGS agreed with enthusiasm and told me to design a suitable badge for Australia".

It is inconceivable that his Artillery unit took action to award him a non existent ICB on the same day as his actions at Fire Support Base Coral on 13th May 1968.

Here is part of the official instructions regarding the ICB:

1. Who is entitled to wear the ICB?

Members of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps who, in an infantry posting as part of an Infantry Battalion were deployed for, at least, 90 days to an operational area and subsequently awarded the Infantry Combat Badge.

If, as Forsdike claims he, or ill advised superior officers and public servants, finagled an approval to wear the ICB, it was wrongly awarded and must be rescinded. Alternatively, Forsdike could simply not wear it.

Forsdike is oblivious to Defence, RSL and general protocols. He should however, be aware of the Defence Act 1903 Part VII section 80B Improper use of Service decorations. Many fraudsters and wannabes have been dealt with by courts relating to this legislation . An Australian Federal Police Officer named Kelly Wingkee Luk was dealt with by Federal Police for fudging medals entitlement -;

mail.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/valour-thieves/71-luk

Simply put, Forsdike is "Medal Hungry" and appears to have spent most of his life chasing medals.

'In March 2017 he had a family member take a case to the Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal (AAT). He was seeking a Military Medal (MM) or Medal of Gallantry (MG) (these are prestigious war time bravery medals) for his participation at Fire Support Base Coral, east of Lai Khe, Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam in the early morning of 13th May 1968.

It is somewhat, audacious and vainglorious to instigate legal action to have oneself awarded a bravery medal and it is indicative of his narcissistic need to collect awards.

Forsdike claimed he did not get a bravery medal because of maladministration by his unit at the time, however the Tribunal found there was no maladministration, and although Forsdike did honourable service it was not of a standard to warrant an MM or MG. See 25 pages here:

2017_DHAAT_009_Ford on behalf of Forsdike – Decision Report

"The Tribunal finds that Bombardier Forsdike’s actions on 12/13 May 1968 at FSB Coral were undeniably brave but do not meet the threshold for a gallantry award. This finding does not in any way diminish the contribution Bombardier Forsdike made to his Regiment during his service in Vietnam.

On 15 February 2016, the Director General Personnel – Army (DGPers-A) provided a response to the Tribunal that, in the absence of maladministration or a failure in due process, the original decisions of the ‘decision-makers of the time’ be upheld and no further recognition be given to Lance Bombardier Forsdike. No review of the merits of the application was conducted"

Medals, awards and badges are presented by our Federal Government for defence service or for exemplary public service to our nation. If we were to follow Forsdike's ideas and actions, where medals are completely unregulated and no one can tell him what to wear, imagine what would happen if "medal hungry" wannabes throughout Australia were allowed free reign. The value and status of defence service and our medals system would be destroyed.

ANZMI strives to protect Australian and New Zealand protocols and heritage, We will report any person wearing defence medals or badges that they have not earned, or have been wrongly issued.

We asked Forsdike to remove the RVCG and the ICB from his left breast, he chose to not do so, and said

"I have no intension (sic) of supplying you with any of my documents. I have spoken to my son who was a public prosecutor for the NSW police and is (sic) now still works in a legal capacity. He has advised me not to respond to these alligations you have made and he said that if he sees or hears any more on this issue, and he finds out who is behind it he will then take the matter further.

Forsdike claims that he has been awarded the ICB and the Australian Combat Badge. (ACB)

You can be awarded one or the other. Not both. Below is the set criteria for the award of the ACB.

Army Standing Instruction (Personnel), Part 11, Chapter 3
CHAPTER 3
ARMY COMBAT BADGE
ELIGIBILITY

3.5. To be eligible to be issued the ACB, a member must have:

a. Either: (1) been force assigned to a combat team for a period of either a continuous or an aggregate of 90 days satisfactory service, or
(2) been physically deployed in the same geographical location as a Combat Team and have a primary role to directly support that Combat Team for a period of either a continuous or an aggregate of 90 days satisfactory service;
b. and:
(1) been serving on a warlike operations
(2) not have been previously issued the ICB or ACB

We have no alternative other than to give him space on this web site, where he can enjoy the award of being a medals cheat. Unfortunately we do not present recipients of this award with ANZMI tactile trinkets, however am sure that if we did, Forsdike would add it to his rack.

Surname: Perry
Christian Names: Malcolm
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Brisbane
Service #: At his interview for the
Service: Royal Australian Navy (RAN)
Branch: QMG
Commencement of service: 1991
Completion of service: 1993
Case Notes:

 

A significant reason convincing imposters to falsely claim military service in the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces, is to gain employment positions and undeserved monetary benefits over other applicants..



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Malcolm Perry

 




Malcolm Perry is a typical example of an outright military fraud, who gained the position of General Manager at a highly respectable Youth Development Organisation, that develops young Australians in a positive manner, in order that they gain self confidence in every aspect of leadership, team and character building.

The organisation has been acclaimed in various Government and Business circles for the development of these personal skills of Australia’s youth. The organisation pride themselves on the honesty and integrity of their staff, who have had successful military careers in the Australian Defence Force, and bring those qualities and skills to the program.

The program contains a military aspect with field craft, drill, physical training, uniform and kit maintenance and other barracks orientated self discipline being taught.. The current Director of this organisation has requested that we not disclose their name.

In 2017, Malcolm Perry, who was born on the 29 April, 1972, of Brisbane, Queensland, applied for the vacant position of General Manager of this organisation.

At his interview for the position, Perry stated that he was a former member of the Royal Australian Navy as a qualified Clearance Diver, however, he later stated that he “blew out his eardrums whilst diving” and was re-assigned to other duties. He was appointed to the General Manager position above other applicants, due to his claimed exceptional military service.

He was just what the organisation wanted. A former highly experienced special operations serviceman, who would be respected by all levels of the organisation, including the young attendees, for his accomplishments in the military.

Following his appointment to the Executive position, cracks started to appear in his responses to his service, following questions asked by other employees. It appeared that other long serving RAN Clearance Divers had never heard of him.

We have obtained signed statements from witnesses who state that he claims-;


"That he was deployed to Iraq on operational service to defuse sea mines, but does not wear his medals, as he feels he is not entitled to it.” He then falsely claimed that, he "left the Navy and joined the Australian Army Reserves.”

When further questioned about his Australian Defence Force service, and asked to provide written proof of his claims, he stated, “I have nothing to prove to you, the last time I was in Perth, I went and visited the team there”. Perry is no doubt alluding to the false pretence, that he visited the “Special Australian Air Service Army team”. (SASR), who are based at Swanbourne in Western Australia

All of his Defence Force claims have now been exposed as lies, and he has been subsequently dismissed from the position of General Manager of the Youth Development Organisation.

Perry was contacted by ANZMI, and given an opportunity to explain his version of events. He declined to respond.

He can now add this exposure to his false resume for future employment, and he will remain on this site for some time to come.

Surname: Lewis
Christian Names: Deakon James
Country: Australia
State or Province: n/a
City or Town: n/a
Service #: n/a
Service: Royal Australian Navy
Branch: n/a
Commencement of service: 21/01/2002
Completion of service: Currently Serving
Case Notes:

 

Case notes:

This is Petty Officer Deakon LEWIS.  He is s current member of the Australian Defence Force and joins a growing list of serving members who wear medals they have not been awarded and have no entitlement to wear.

 

Deakon LEWIS

 

In recent times, ANZMI has had cause to expose the actions of several serving members who, for reasons only known to them have decided to make a fool of themselves by wearing medals and awards they have no entitlement to.  See our other serving cheats:  


Ritchie           http://www.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/valour-thieves/483-ritchie

Ferrie            https://anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/103-ferrie

Cokanauto     https://www.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/valour-thieves/449-cokanauto

Slingsby        http://www.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/388-slingsby

Bellingham    https://www.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/508-bellingham

Petty Officer LEWIS now joins this illustrious group because of a stupid decision he made to wear the Operational Service Medal (Border Protection).  

This decision is even more surprising when we learn that LEWIS is already a highly decorated sailor.   He is the recipient of the Conspicuous Service Medal and also has a genuine entitlement to the Operational Service Medal (Greater Middle East Operation), yet for reasons only known to him, he decided he needed more credibility.

 

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LEWIS has an entitlement to the following:                      

Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM)

Australian Operational Service Medal – ME Ops (AOSMGMEOPS)

Defence Long Service Medal (DLSM)

Australian Defence Medal (ADM)

We understand that his superiors became aware of this ‘indiscretion’ by LEWIS who allegedly claimed that it was ‘an error on his service record’.   We have certainly heard that one before.

The ‘I didn’t know’ defence might work for a junior sailor, but LEWIS is not a simple ‘Jack Tar’.   He is a Petty Officer, and a Recruit Instructor as indicated by the badge he wears in the photographs.  He also holds the CSM, so you would expect someone in his position to be able to understand that if ‘he didn’t do the time, he didn’t earn the gong’.

 

Deakon LEWIS

 

Apparently, the Navy didn’t believe LEWIS either and he was dealt with formally for his ‘indiscretion’.

Despite Navy finalising the matter, the fact that he is a decorated Senior Sailor, and a onetime recruit instructor who should have known better.   He wore the medal knowing he had no entitlement to it and did nothing to confirm his actual entitlement before ‘putting it up’.   He must have known the medal was a copy and not officially issued.  

This is not a case of administrative error, or confusion on behalf of the member.   It is a simple case of fraudulently wearing a medal which he had no entitlement to.

He continues to serve.

Welcome to our website Deakon LEWIS.

Surname: Barlow
Christian Names: Rohan John
Country: Australia
State or Province: Traralgon
City or Town: New South Wales
Service #: 8285760
Service: Army
Branch: Storeman
Commencement of service: 31/01/1995
Completion of service: 28/05/1999
Case Notes:

 

Rohan John Barlow was born on the 25 May, 1977. Barlow is a military fraud. He has confused being a Fork Lift Driver with a Clearance Diver.

Barlow enlisted in the Australian Army in May, 1995. He was 18 years of age. Following Recruit Training he was posted to the Royal Australian Ordnance Corps, where he qualified as a fork lift driver and storeman.

In January, 1998, he transferred to 2 Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) as a Private Rifleman. After 17 months, he resigned and took his discharge on the 29 May, 1999. His rank on discharge was a private soldier.

During the 4 years Barlow served in the Australian Army, he had no overseas deployments. He served his entire enlistment period in Australia. He has no awards.


Rohan Barlow



Following Barlow’s discharge, he has fabricated his military service on numerous occasions, to impress ladies and others to gain favour and other benefits, including board and lodgings.

ANZMI have received signed statements of fact, indicating the stories that Barlow has told to others, that are just outright lies.

His statements include -;

1. He was a Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver, from 1995 to 1999, and as a Trainee, was best in his class.
2. He then served in the Australian Army Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) for a period of 8 years.
3. He fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and had to kill people.
4. He struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) “due to his SASR service with what he was made to do.”
5. He was not allowed to drink alcohol for 7 days prior to his SASR ops.
6. He faced real action in SASR.
7. He worked in small covert teams in SASR, but did not want to talk about it.
8. He jumped out of planes higher than 15000 feet.
9. He stated that his PTSD is so severe, that he could never dive again, and that he gets anxious just looking at the ocean.

Barlow is an aggressive and arrogant military fraud. When questioned by others about his alleged SASR military service, he claims, like all other SASR imposters who appear on this site, that he cannot talk of his experiences, due to his severe PTSD.

He then ascertains telephone numbers of those who question his service and he leaves grossly indecent and defamatory remarks on answering services and in text messages..

We have advised our informants that the intervention of police action is absolutely necessary to prevent the continuation of this illegal behaviour by Barlow.

Barlow is a liar who, over the years, has duped a lot of people. He will no doubt surface again.

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