Stolen Valour

Stolen Valour

Surname: Workman
Christian Names: Ronald Samuel
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Palm Beach
Service: RAAF
Case Notes:

Live: 04 Nov 2013

Updated: 19 Nov 2013

Ronald Samuel Workman OAM, of Palm Beach, Queensland for the past 20 years, has been Chairman of the Board of the Currumbin Returned Services League (RSL) and the President of the Memorial Club.

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A216946 Ronald Samuel Workman, served one tour in Vietnam with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as a Loadmaster with RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam, which was later renamed 35 Squadron.  It was also known as Wallaby Airlines for just less than seven months. The aircraft was a twin engine Caribou,  which was used to transport troops and supplies all over South Vietnam during the war by both RAAF and United States Squadrons

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You would expect a man holding such high positions would set an example to the members by adhering to the correct protocol of wearing medals, which seems to be lacking in a lot of Sub-Branches of the RSL in Queensland.

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The medals Ronald Workman is wearing from left to right are-;

Medal of the Order of Australia. (entitled)

Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75. (entitled)

General Service Medal 1962. (entitled)

Vietnam Medal. (entitled)

Australian Service Medal 19445-75. (entitled)

Centenary Medal. (entitled)

National Medal. (entitled)

Australian Defence Medal. (entitled)

United States of America Air Medal. (entitled since 2008)

Republic of South Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Silver Star (not approved)

Republic of South Vietnam Air Gallantry Cross (not approved)

Vietnam Campaign Medal (Republic of South Vietnam medal entitled)

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A number of Australian servicemen were offered awards by the Government of the Republic of South Vietnam during the war,  but only a small number were approved by the then serving Australian Government, following recommendation by the Australian Defence Department. That is not to say that they could not keep them as a memento, but they could not be worn on the left breast with official medals approved and awarded by the Australian Government.

In that situation, they should be worn on the right breast.

Ronald Workman does not appear on a list of names from all three armed services that served in Vietnam as having been awarded any foreign medals.

The list contains all the awards which include Imperial (British), United States of America, Republic of South Vietnam and Cambodia, and was compiled from researching all records of the three services and overseas involvement.

He was only awarded the United States Air Medal after years of negotiation between RAAF Associations and American Associations to seek approval from the United States to award the medal to 35 Squadron. The same representations cannot be applied to the South Vietnam Gallantry awards, as that Government ceased to exist after the fall of the Republic of South Vietnam, when the North overran the country in 1975.


Below is a speech made recently in regard to matters involving the Queensland RSL.

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In the speech he made and interesting statement;

“I’ve shot people and I’ve killed people and I know how to stand my ground.”

We know that the squadron flew missions all over South Vietnam carrying troops and supplies. This included missions to remote bases where the aircrafts were shot at. The job of a loadmaster is to unload or load the aircraft as quickly as possible in high risk areas so that the aircraft could lift off the ground hastily and reduce threats of incoming fire from the enemy. The forces on the ground are responsible for protecting the aircraft and its crew.

As already stated,  Queensland Sub-Branches seem to be the worst for members wearing medals that they are not entitled to.

Two members of the Southport RSL,  who also appear on our site, Mark Tull and Sydney Keith Boese,  have been voted into executive positions of Secretary and Treasurer respectively.


Maybe the Queensland RSL should look at other Sub-Branches in regards to members wearing unofficial or not approved medals.

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Ronald Workman,  you have earned the right to appear on our site for the lack of leadership and integrity for a man in your position.

Updated: 19 Nov 2013

We have received a number of enquiries regarding Ronald Workman being a qualified Loadmaster whilst in Vietnam and the wearing of the General Service Medal 1962 (GSM).

Firstly, Roanld Workman was a qualified Loadmaster whilst in Vietnam, but at the time they did not have a Muster for Loadmaster which is why he is shown as an Engine Fitter.

The GSM 1962 has two clasps on it which cannot be read, he also has two clasps on his Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 which indicates he should only have one clasp on his GSM if he served in the Malaya Peninsula or Borneo.

Only the members of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam are entitled to the clasp VIETNAM as any RAAF personnel awarded the GSM 1962 Clasp Vietnam were withdrawn and replaced with the Vietnam Medal by Royal Warrant dated 8 June 1968.

If Ronald Workman is wearing the clasp Vietnam with his GSM 1962, he should remove it.

This is published in the public interest, veterans of all conflicts, in particular that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from the private citizens are supported by statement of fact and statutory declarations.

Persons appearing on our site that are now deceased will not be removed, but the case will have the word "Deceased" placed next to their name when we are advised.

 

Ronald Samuel WORKMAN update. 19 Dec 16

Rambo Ron Workman is at it again with his heroic stories of Vietnam service as a Caribou Loadmaster in the Royal Australian Air Force.

Following our exposure in 2013, where he was exposed as a medals cheat and a liar, for purchasing and wearing the Republic of South Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and the Republic of South Vietnam Air Gallantry Cross, Workman has now participated in a Currumbin RSL video interview, making outlandish claims of his Vietnam service. His Vietnam service is recorded on the Vietnam Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial, from the 17 February, 1965 to the 15 October, 1965. (8 months or 241 days.)

The video was part of a series in which Currumbin RSL Sub Branch members are interviewed and tell their war related stories to members of their RSL or anyone else who is interested in watching.

In his latest dribble, Workman makes the following claims to his adoring followers, who must now be concerned about his mental health or ability to retain his executive position of President of the Currumbin RSL Sub Branch.

The video can be accessed at Australiaremembers.com.au - Veterans Stories - Ron Workman remembers. We encourage all our readers to view it.

CLAIM 1.

Talking about himself and his mates, Tiddles Pinkerton, who “got” the Military Medal, (he was actually awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal) and Shorty Williams RAAF, who Workman said “got” shot in the arm. Workman claims to the interviewer, that he (himself) “got” the Cross of Gallantry.

The last sentence is true. Workman “got” the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry” He “got” it after paying approximately 50 Australian dollars at a Medals Shop or he “got” it in the mail after a purchase he made on EBay. This is also how he “got” the Republic of South Vietnam Air Gallantry Cross, and paid a similar amount. He would have then paid about 400 dollars to have his medals “court mounted”

His supporters should request the paperwork that always accompanies these medals when they are officially awarded. He has no paperwork.. ANZMI requested it 3 years ago and we are still waiting.

CLAIM 2.

Workman claims that he was involved in 1200 or more missions in South Vietnam. Workman spent 241 days in Vietnam for his claimed 1200 or more “missions”. If you take in to account that Workman would not be expected to work 7 days per week, we could reasonably state that he would have had at least one day off per week. That equates to about 34 days off. Then he would have had about 5 or 6 days R& R or in country R&C, Total 40 days at the very minimum.

From those figures ANZMI estimate that Workman must have been involved in at least 6 “missions” per day, every day that he was on duty. Now that is a lot of missions. He further states that he also had to buy his own survival knife. Apparently they were not on issue! Hopefully it was a tax deductable item.

His video story does get better though, and becomes increasingly dramatic with his shooting of an unarmed Viet Cong prisoner on a RAAF Aircraft.

CLAIM 3.

Workman relates a horrific story where - “he was giving a Vietnamese girl mouth to mouth resuscitation after she had the top of her scalp blown off by Viet Cong. He had the three Viet Cong prisoners on board his transport aircraft. One of the Viet Cong prisoners started laughing at Workman so Workman stated ‘I shot him, I did not kill him, but if you say it again you are dead.”

Now that could have been a perilous decision to the aircraft and crew safety to shoot the Viet Cong prisoner whist he was on Workman’s aircraft. What if he had missed?

We have contacted a few of Workman’s former colleagues who cannot remember this incident, let alone being told about it.

Confessing on a publically accessed video to shooting an unarmed Vietnamese prisoner may well be considered a war crimes atrocity. Workman should seriously consider this, the next time he visits Saigon or Hanoi on holidays.

CLAIM 4.

Workman states in the video that he was so depressed regarding his service, that he later sought the assistance of a Psychologist in Burwood, Sydney. He later refers to him as a Psychiatrist. Workman states that he made four audio tapes of his Vietnam service and handed them to the Psychiatrist to listen to, whilst Workman went to the pub and had 6 beers. “When he returned to the office, the Psychiatrist walked out of his office, as white as my shirt,” and said to him, “Sorry I cannot help you.” Workman states that he then left the office and threw his tapes away. Now we at ANZMI think that this Psychiatrist should be struck off. It must have been heart wrenching for Workman to be dismissed so cheaply and then have to discard his tapes. It may well be that the Psychiatrist was so affected, that he had to make an appointment with his own Psychiatrist.

At this stage of the dramatic video, Workman’s Currumbin RSL Sub Branch followers must be rolling around the floor having a good old belly laugh.

We repeat, we have been waiting 3 years for President Workman to send us proof of his awards of the South Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and the South Vietnam Air Gallantry Cross. We will not hold our breath. Maybe he could just send us his receipts.

Workman is a disgrace to the RSL movement. He should be booted out immediately.

It is individuals like Workman, who hold senior executive positions within the RSL, and who wear purchased gallantry medals, that the younger 4th wave of veterans from Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan refuse to join the RSL movement. Who can blame them?

In our original exposure Workman claimed that -;
“I’ve shot people and I’ve killed people and I know how to stand my ground.”

He continues to tell preposterous stories of his toughness to gain some sort of recognition, including “shooting and killing people.” even in a RAAF aircraft!

Returned & Services League of Australia, Queensland State Branch President, Stewart Cameron CSC, should direct Currumbin RSL executives to remove this ridiculous video from their website, and “retire” Rambo Ron Workman, for the embarrassment he has caused their Club and the RSL in general.

RSL State Branches publicise “Mission Statements”, “Visions” and all sorts of other philosophies to their constituents.

One of the core “Vision” statements of the Queensland RSL State Branch is -;

1. Maintain a proper standard of dignity and honour among all past and present members of the Defence Forces of the nation and to set an example of public spirit and noble hearted endeavour

This “visionary statement” flies in the face of their lack of action in regards to Currumbin RSL Sub Branch President Ron Workman wearing un-awarded gallantry medals for years, and his claims of shooting unarmed Viet Cong in RAAF aircraft to big note himself.

ANZMI will follow this matter up and disclose to our readers, what action Queensland RSL State Branch take in respect to Workman and his ridiculous claims.

Surname: Polglaise
Christian Names: Wayne David
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Bendigo
Service #: 3206970
Service: Australian Army
Branch: Reserve and Cadets
Commencement of service: 1988,1997,2001
Completion of service: 1998,2000, 2006
Case Notes:

 

 

 

ANZAC Day 2014 in rural Bendigo, Victoria, a leather clad biker look alike mixed it up with genuine veterans. The photos, taken at the Bendigo RSL, attest to him bedecked with medals depicting operational/active service. He also wears the coveted Infantry Combat Badge, the AIRN (Operational Readiness) badge, the Returned From Active Service Badge and what looks like an American service medal as well as other trinkets of interest.

The photo taken from his rear clearly shows the back patches which indicate he is an Australian Army veteran of the Iraq and Timor conflicts.

Those he spoke to on the 25th of April, heard POLGLAISE extol his Army history with tales of being posted to the Special Forces Training Centre (SFTC) for one year and becoming their Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Close Quarter Battle (CQB) (Hand to hand Fighting). He also claimed he went on to work in the "Dojo" at 2 Commando Regiment, trained Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) soldiers in CQB and unarmed combat prior to their deployment to Iraq in 1999. He claims this was all before he was deployed himself to Iraq in Close Personal Protection duties as both a soldier and civilian.

POLGLAISE then proceeded to hand out business cards of his "Kombative Concepts Method" where boldly printed appears his title of "KCM Director and Founder - Commander Wayne POLGLAISE.

His qualifications make Chuck NORRIS look like a novice!! This "veteran" sure has the stuff of heroes. On his business card he has even taken the liberty of plagiarising the badge of the US Special Forces Rangers and then added his company logo title to the badge. This is something we feel that the Rangers will be contacting "Commander" POLGLAISE about in the very near future.

Concerned veterans from Bendigo gathered and after a wonderful bout of investigations and interviews with local Army Reserve Units in the area, determined the following genuine service of POLGLAISE:

Enlisted to the Army Reserve June 1988 in the Royal Australian Corps of Transport (RACT) posted to 15 Transport Squadron Bendigo.
Discharged April 1989 - no qualifications.

Enlisted July 1997 - Army Reserve - Allocated to Royal Australian Infantry Corps (RA Inf) posted to 8/7 Royal Victorian Regiment, Bendigo.
Qualifications: Recruit Training - No other qualifications.
Discharged April 2000 - Operational (War) Service Nil, Honours and Awards Nil.

In November 2001 POLGLAISE was enlisted as an Australian Army Officer of Cadets, with the rank of Second Lieutenant Instructor at the Simpson Barracks, McLeod Victoria. He resigned in 2006.

POLGLAISE was a part-time soldier for two periods of service totalling some three years and seven months with no war service and absolutely no participation in Special Forces. He was then instructing school cadets for five years.

How is it he illegally wears combat medals and the like?

ANZMI emailed POLGLAISE giving him the opportunity to explain himself see below:

From: ANZMI
To: Wayne David POLGLAISE
Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2014 7:28 PM
Subject: Suspect Bogus Veteran Wayne David POLGLAISE

My name is Rodney from ANZMI (Australian & New Zealand Military Imposters). Our aim in life is to expose to the world those that falsify active/operational service in theatres of combat. Should you never have heard of us simply Google ANZMI and you will see what our objectives are.

I am in possession of photographs of yourself taken last ANZAC day where you are wearing current issue medals depicting operational service, an Infantry Combat Badge and other items of militaria including a back patch and Australian flag motifs depicting Iraq service with the Australian forces. A thorough check of records within our means shows no record of you qualifying for operational service.

ANZMI operates without fear or favour, this email gives you the opportunity to prove beyond doubt that you are a returned serviceman, including your factual service history, or explain why you illegally wear medals that have not been issued to you. Should you choose not to reply to this email our investigators will proceed with the possibility of exposing you to the www without delay. Take the time to visit our website and you will see that there are those who have been subject to hefty fines and in some cases imprisonment for falsely purporting to be a returned serviceman.

You have until Friday 23 May 2014 to respond to this email.

Rodney
ANZMI Investigator"

It was no surprise that he never replied. This is the standard action of a bogus veteran who considers if he ignores our contact, that the matter will just disappear and nothing more will be heard.

Veterans and the general population of Bendigo must be reeling in disbelief at the exposure of three "Walter MITTY's" in as many weeks - the recent exposures of SPARK, DOLMAN and now POLGLAISE have led to concerns that the HINES twins from Brisbane may be headed their way to establish another M.A.S.K. unit and will be recruiting from the area. It seems that there is no shortage of questionable candidates to select from.

Wayne David POLGLAISE - welcome to the world wide web. Your dishonesty and total disrespect for genuine veterans alive and dead is now available for the entire world to view - you are a disgrace to any uniform you ever wore.

Surname: Markovic
Christian Names: Goran
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Lalor Park
Service #: None
Service: None
Branch: None
Commencement of service: None
Completion of service: None
Case Notes:

 

Markovic UPDATE 21 Apr 17

Go to the bottom of this page to see the latest update

 

 WARNINGbeware of Goran Markovic, a Serbian born Australian citizen, from Lalor Park  NSW who is now roaming Europe.  He is a relentless con man, liar and wannabe with no conscience.  Saying he has the morals of a pig is insulting pigs.  He targets vulnerable people and like a pig hunting truffles, he is relentlessly.  He applies charm and hard luck stories until he has exhausted his victims money supply.  It is known that he works on multiple "victims" at the same time.

Markovic is an Australian Citizen who does his dirty work in Europe, mainly in France but also in Belgium, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, and Serbia.  He falsely claims to be:

A Colonel in the Royal Australian Air Force. (RAAF)

A Group Captain in the RAAF

A Pilot in the Australian Flying Doctor Service

An Officer of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)

An Officer of Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS)

Interpol Taskforce Commander

Interpol Crime Squad Head Australian Bureau of Interpol.

A Pilot with New South Wales Civil Aviation Authority. (CAA)

Adrian Basile and has a fake passport in that name.

Guy Matthews.

Kelly  xxxxxxxxx

He often uses the rank of Colonel during introductions and conversations. The idiot does not know that the RAAF does not have "Colonels".  He  also fails to understand that the Civil Aviation Authority is a National Organisation and not a NSW State Authority. Below are  examples of his tools of deceit.

Falsely using rank of Colonel, endorsed on the bottom of a fake air ticket he used in one of his scams.

False Australian Driving Licence:

False Australian Civil Aviation Card

From false media reports

Unfortunately his innocent and vulnerable targets are "everyday" honest trusting people who are charmed  by his false claims and demeanour.

Here is an example of his modus operandi from a recent victim, who was an Australian travelling in Europe:

"I was travelling alone in Europe last year and staying at a hostel in Florence, Italy in April when Goran Markovic turned up saying he had all his documents, passport etc stolen. I helped him out by letting his mum send money to my passport and then giving him the money.

He showed me a police report from the Italian police. He then started telling me that he works as an Interpol Investigator.    

He  told me he works on and off for ASIO/ASIS doing regular secret assignments. He also said he worked as a pilot for the NSW Civil Aviation Authority and had been a pilot in the Australian Air force in which he reached the rank of Colonel. He often used the title Colonel when talking with people.

He  said he fought in the Serbian/Bosnian war and had a lot of Australian military experience.

We travelled for about 10 days together as friends as he had convinced me that he was a devoted partner and father, was committed to putting criminals in jail and basically seemed like a decent and good person. At the end of the 10 days when I was going to leave, he showed me papers from NATO in which he had been activated for duty in relation to the Ukrainian conflict

I gave him my car until I could organize something else (it's a UK car). He now has that (stolen as well) in addition to the $120,000 he stole from my family and I."

He  has been using my identity to stay at hotels in Europe (often not paying for the bill). He is using my name on emails to potential victims, see below:

Everywhere he goes he tells similar stories about being in the Australian Air Force etc

We know he is somewhere in France trying to find another victim.

We have a list of four others who have been similarly conned by Markovic.

Markovic is a constant conman forever on the prowl. He has  well set up files and false documents to support  his  stories, and usually starts with a story of how he has had  his Money and documents stolen, then begs for a small amount of money. He then ingratiates himself into the life of his target and gradually relieves them of larger amounts of money. 

If you know anything of this Psychopathic Australian Ambassador of evil please let us know so that we can contribute to his demise.

Markovic defames the integrity of Australian RAAF Officers and we hope his inclusion on our web site helps to bring him to justice.

 

 

Markovic UPDATE 21 Apr 17

Markovic slunk back into Australia and went into hiding in South Australia. His criminality had caught up with him in Europe and he made a run for home.

Markovic had fled from Australia Fourteen years ago. Before scuttling off to Europe he had been convicted of more than ninety crimes in Australia and was facing further serious charges.

See this:

http://www.smh.com.au/national/serial-scammer-on-the-run-from-nsw-police-20161208-gt7dgj.html

The long arm of the law new he was back in Australia and this fake "ASIO" operative aka fake RAAF "Colonel" was soon located by Police and arrested.

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Markovic is a despicable human being who has chosen a life of petty crime at which he has not been very successful. Let's hope that the four Warrants relating to his criminality before fleeing from Australia Fourteen years ago give him some time to reflect on his iniquitous life style whilst looking through Prison bars.

Welcome back Markovic you are an immoral, callous fraud and have hurt many innocent and generous people. Claims of being a retired senior RAAF Officer have bought the Australian Veteran Community into disrepute.

Surname: Madrid
Christian Names: Jim or Jimmy
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Inverell
Service #: N/A
Service: N/A
Branch: N/A
Commencement of service: Nil
Completion of service: Nil
Case Notes:

 

 

 

According to all his publicity, Jim or Jimmy Madrid from Inverell, N.S.W., has done a bit of everything. Boxer, Boxing Trainer, Artist, Martial Arts Black Belt Champion, Script Writer, Film Actor, Soldier, Vietnam Veteran

Madrid claims in a recent article in the Adelaide Advertiser and the Brisbane Courier Mail in May 2014, that he toured the countryside with Jimmy Sharman's tent show for a number of years and on one occasion had 48 fights in ten days, beating "three Australian Champions" along the way.

In the same articles, he claims to "have joined the Army for a number of years including a tour of Vietnam" and describes himself a "Vietnam Veteran".

Also in another article titled Aust Lit, (Australian Literary Management) below, Madrid also claims that he joined the Army after a decade in the showground circuits and did a tour of Vietnam, following which he moved to Adelaide and played a minor role in the movie Rabbit Proof Fence.



Madrid was born on the 10 April, 1950. His name does not appear on the Australian War Memorial (AWM) Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans. As a consequence, we contacted Madrid and requested that he provide his service number, Unit service particulars and dates that he toured Vietnam in the Australian Army and also the name he served under. We received no reply. After several more unanswered requests, research was conducted through the National Archives and lo and behold, Jim Madrid does not appear there either. He has no military service.

So Jim Madrid, you might be a lot of things to a lot of people but to us you are just a miliary fraud and imposter. Placing yourself out there as a Vietnam Veteran with "a number of years Army service" is just a lie. You have attempted to take the honour of real Vietnam veterans who did serve and now genuinely suffer in their own ways, to glorify your own existence in an attempt to gain kudos and undeserved public recognition.

Our advice to you Madrid, is go and give yourself a couple of uppercuts and stop claiming to be something that you are not. He mentions on his Face Book page that in his view, "the narrower the mind, the broader the tongue". He has certainly given himself an accurate assessment in regards to that philosophical statement.

There were a lot of great indigenous Australians who were either Regular Soldiers or National Servicemen, who served gallantly in Vietnam and other wars, who would be horrified at reading Madrid's false claims of war service and disrespectfully stealing their honour.

Your Agent might be interested to know that due to your total disrespect, Jim Madrid, we have granted you some more free publicity by featuring you on our website for evermore. 

 

UPDATE JIMMY MADRID 01 OCT 14

*** If you are offended by obscene language, please read no further***

Since the write up of Jim Madrid on our website, he has posted on his Facebook page that someone has hacked his Facebook and removed photographs of himself.

We are not sure why anyone would do this. However he blames a military researcher who had asked him some questions about his Vietnam service.

He threatened this researcher that "I will punch your guts out. I can and will do it, get f**ked" See below.

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Jim Madrid - l worked this out you fuck. your the fuck that hacked my fb. get fucked or l will punch your guts out. l can and will do it. get fucked
Yesterday at 7:56pm• Like • 1"


Madrid had previously reported to the Brisbane Courier Mail, the Adelaide Advertiser and a journal called Auslit , (Australian Literary Management) that he was a former Australian Army indigenous serving soldier who had a tour of duty to Vietnam. This was obviously to increase his standing in the community as a veteran of the Vietnam War.

The researcher then contacted us for assistance as his polite requests to Madrid were met with a tirade of obscenities and abuse.

When Anzmi could not find any trace of a person who had served in the Australian Army by the name of Jim Madrid, he was again contacted and asked why his name did not appear amongst all the people who had ever served in the Australian Army in his particular time period. Particularly in Vietnam.

He then claimed that he served in the Australian Army in another name. He was then asked what name he served under and he replied -;

"• Yesterday at 4:34pm • Like

Jim Madrid - once again l will say please check your messages l sent some weeks ago. the man who wrote the story is "xxxxxxxx" check your messages for his number. yes l was in the Aust army under another name. l will not reveal this to you. check messages"

"Yesterday at 5:00pm • Like

Why won't he tell anyone what name he served under? Top secret perhaps!"

Madrid is trying to shift the blame to the journalist who wrote the original story in our initial write up as obviously misquoting him. A journalist would never report unsubstantiated facts unless he was told by the person being interviewed. Otherwise, where else would he/she get the information. You just can't make it up. In addition, why wouldn't Madrid tell the journalist that he served under another name. What is the big deal? If he was misquoted, why didn't he take action to correct it when he read the article.

Madrid was then asked when he went to Vietnam, what Unit he served in etc. He replied that "he really didn't go, but he was the next to go". He was then asked what was the unit he was in, that was the next to go and when? He then commenced the abuse and refused to answer the request.

Madrid is a military fraud and a bully. He is a liar with no respect for genuine Vietnam veterans. He has no military service, let alone Vietnam service. He claims he served under another name.

We have checked other names he uses, including Jimmy Brown and Jimmy Merino, and he still does not appear with any military service whatsoever.

Madrid likes to physically threaten anyone who discovers his deceit. He thrives on his reputation as a tent boxer and a martial arts exponent.

Whilst he continues to threaten people about his alleged false military service, we will continue to protect those people and keep exposing him for what he is.

And that is a blatant false pretender.

 

Surname: Koch
Christian Names: Timothy Robert
Country: Australia
State or Province: SA
City or Town: Port Lincoln
Service #: 8540902
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Commencement of service: Mar 08
Completion of service: Jun 10
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Timothy Robert Koch of Port Lincoln enlisted into the Australian Regular Amy in March 2008 and was sacked in June 2010. The reason for his departure is shown as "Retention not in the Service Interest".


Koch appeared in the Port Lincoln Times following this years Remembrance Day service. He was wearing four medals and one badge. These were:

Australian Active Service Medal
Afghanistan Medal
Australian Defence Medal
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Medal
Infantry Combat Badge


Koch is a classic wannabe, fraud and liar, he has earned none of the medals or the coveted Infantry Combat Badge.

Before being sacked Koch spent all of his twenty seven months of Army Service in Australia. After recruit training he was posted to the 5th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR). An element of 5RAR were posted to Afghanistan in 2008 but Koch was not with them, and he had been discharged from the Army before the Battalion was deployed to Afghanistan in September 2010.

We have reported this matter to the South Australia Police and have received information that they are actively investigating offences under the "Defence Act 1903 Part VII Sections 80A and 80B"

80A. Falsely representing to be returned soldier
80B. Improper use of service decorations  

Both these offences carry maximum penalties of $3,300 fine of six months imprisonment or both. Koch is a Corrections Officer at Port Lincoln and for these offences he may get the opportunity to see the other side of his work. At the very least he is not a fit and proper person to be a Prison Officer.

Koch has "sported" his false medals in a Retuned and Services League Bar at Port Lincoln. He also wears the medal ribbands on his Correction Officer uniform. His blasé approach indicates he confidently believed that he would not be caught. Koch was wrong, ANZMI have thousands of Veterans and ex Servicemen all over Australia watching for wannabes.

Koch has been comprehensively caught and will now be able to "sport" his false medals for all time on our web site and with a bit of luck may get to wear them on an inmate uniform.

 

UPDATE KOCH  December 2015

South Australian Wannabes beware as those who falsely claim to be returned veterans or wear medals they have not earned are very likely to be charged and put before a Magistrate.

For the first time in our twenty years of operation South Australia State Police have successfully charged a wannabe.  It is disappointing to Veterans that there are still two States who will not prosecute offenders, they are New South Wales and Western Australia. 

Below is the media report that updates and finalizes the Koch affair:

 

Surname: Jordan
Christian Names: Antony Francis
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Melbourne
Service: Citizen Military Forces
Case Notes:
 

 

Antony "Tony" Francis Jordan.

1: CMF 1960's

2: Current Vice President VVAA Phillip Island (Museum Branch)

3: Convicted bogus Vietnam veteran.

4: Unsuccessful DVA  veteran's Disability Pension applicant

5: AATTV association scourge   

6: Expelled from US Special Operations Association.......

Like to read more on this poor excuse for a soldier?

To simplify this entire saga of fraudulent representation one first needs to read the following two newspaper reports dated 16th and 19th of October 1980

 

 

 

ANZMI was approached by numerous veterans with complaints and protests regarding JORDAN.  Members of the VVAA were at odds as to why a convicted bogus veteran would hold the Executive position of Vice President of the Museum Branch at Phillip Island - accompanying his bogus veteran charges were offences of theft of ammunition and other Quatermaster Store items - for which he was also found guilty - and now he has access to donated memorabilia at the museum ....... this does not sit well with some veterans.

ANZMI were advised JORDAN has applied for a disability pension for injuries and illnesses he relates to his "war service" - again an involvement which has rankled many genuine veterans.  How could a part time soldier be considered for veteran status when he was never posted (allocated for duty) to Vietnam under the legal military process?  Checks and balances have shown JORDAN made his own way to Vietnam and once discovered by the Australian Army was immediately taken into custody and returned to Australia - the embarrassment and potential for an "international incident" had he been KIA (killed in action) would have been devastating for the government in power at the time.

With the above information/intelligence at hand ANZMI wrote to JORDAN giving him 17 days to reply.

As with most bogus veterans, JORDAN opted to ignore replying, and instead we received an email from a Level 4 Advocate.

-----Original Message-----
From: jme96768@bigpond.net.au [mailto:jme96768@bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 16 August 2006 10:44 AM
To: information@anzmi.net
Subject: Your unsigned letter to Mr Tony Jordon

From: John Methven OAM
          Level 4 Advocate
          Member RSL, VVAA and Legacy
          RSO 7 Bn RAR 1967 / 1968

To Whoever,

As Mr Jordon's advocate, I have investigated the circumstances relating to his service and am completely satisfied that he is entitled to pursue a claim to be accepted by DVA as a Vietnam Veteran.

I am aware of his conviction in the Broadmeadows Magistrates court.

I am prepared to provide full information regarding Mr Jordon's background to any legitimate person in your "organisation" who cares to contact me and identifies themselves, by this email address.


John Methven
03 XXXX XXXX
 

The policy of ANZMI is not to reply to Advocates/advisers/representatives of ESO's.

By not complying with the request for answering our letter, JORDAN has now been posted to the world wide web for the information of all the genuine veterans of the world.

There are more reports of JORDAN's questionable behaviour ANZMI has gathered.

In March of 1996 the Special Operations Association of Las Vegas Nevada expelled him from membership due to his "submitting fraudulent information and misrepresenting his credentials for membership"  ANZMI holds copies of said correspondence.

ANZMI hold further correspondence relating to JORDAN's involvement with the Military Vehicle Association of Victoria - whereby his actions led to his sacking.

 The AATTV - (Australian Army Training Team Vietnam), the most decorated unit from that conflict who boast four Victoria Crosses have been embarrassed and offended by JORDAN's claims of serving with them during his short unauthorised visit to Vietnam, this austere band of warriors will immediately distance themselves from any suggestion of "comradeship" inferred by the man.

So there you have it - undoubtedly there will be those who have been taken in by this charlatan following many years of him associating with veterans groups - ANZMI would appreciate any comments from veterans who have been "burnt" over the years.

Of particular interest would be any photographs post 1980 of military functions/ceremonies where JORDAN has worn medals and paraphernalia.  These items can be scanned and emailed to the address on the introduction page to this website.

3 May 07
 

The best compliment we could offer Jordan is to say he is "rat cunning", however he has been "hoist on his own petard" as the saying goes.   
Following our initial report, Jordan went to the Melbourne Sun Herald newspaper, to stir up a sympathy vote, see the article that appeared on Monday 19th March 2007.
 
Notice how Mr John Methven, stepped up to the mark and said that we were victimising Jordan and how he and Jordan "put across" the story that Jordan is "just a bit of a larrikin who went on an adventure" and he should be entitled to the benefits available to genuine veterans.
Methven, the misguided president  of the Museum Branch of the Vietnam Veterans  Association Australia (VVAA) is solely to blame for all the angst and energy spent in dealing with this issue.  It is another example of an Ex Service Organization dealing carelessly with the honour of genuine veterans

On 28 April 2007 at the VVAA, Victoria Branch, State Council meeting in Castlemaine, it was announced that Jordan had resigned from the VVAA  (he should never have been a member) and  therefore the issue never became an agenda item. This meant  the main supporter of Jordon, the president of the Museum Branch of the VVAA, was not required to explain his misguided and questionable ethics  in supporting Jordan, a convicted bogus veteran.

We ask Mr Methven:

1.  Has Jordan told you about his fraudulent enrolment in the prestigious United States Special Operations Association (USSOA)?

2.  Has he revealed to you the lies he told the USSOA?

3.  Has he shown you the letter of his expulsion from the USSOA?

We now invite all veterans to consider evidence not previously released by us.  After studying this evidence most reasonable people will agree that Jordan should be placed among the more virulent of those featured on our web site, for he is a liar, cheat, fraud and a dedicated wannabe.

Jordan does not in anyway qualify to be a member of the USSOA, but submitted an application to join containing  outrageous claims of service with the Australian Army.  Membership of USSOA organisation helped Jordan to "prove" his bona fides as a  Special Forces all round "Rambo".  Jordan in his own hand has fraudulently claimed to be a hero of dangerous and clandestine missions all over Asia. The first document, is his formal, signed application to join the USSOA. The second is a letter written and signed by Jordan detailing his "service".

These are the claims that he has made in his own hand writing:

1.  Served Malaya 1955 - 56.  Lies, he was not there

2.   Served South East Asia 1960.  Lies, he was not there

3.  Served Confrontation Indonesia 1966. Lies, he was not there

4.  Served South Vietnam 1967, 1968, 1970 and 1971.  Lies. He was a civilian in Vietnam from December 1970 until late January early February 1971 a total of seven to eight weeks  when he was arrested and deported by Australian troops.

5.  Was part of covert Phoenix operations in South Vietnam.  Lies, was not part of this operation, in fact he can't even spell it correctly. (see his letter and application)

6.  Was a member of the elite Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV). Lies, was never posted to or worked with AATTV.

7.  Served in Biet Dong Quan Special Force Operations. Lies, was never posted as a soldier to  these operations.

8.  Claimed service with the Long Range Reconnaissance United States Ranger unit.  Lies was never a Ranger, nor ever a member of AATTV attached to the Rangers.

9.  Used the names of genuine AATTV members as  references.  More lies. Unfortunately the USSOA did not check the references.

10.  Claimed to be still serving in the Defence Force in 1995.  Lies, was only ever in the Citizens Military Forces (CMF) and was discharge on return to Australia after being arrested and escorted back on 12 February 1971.

11. Fraudulently enlisted into the United States Special Operations Association. Used most of the lies shown above to gain entry.

12. Claimed clandestine service in Israel - Lies he never served there.

Here is a second letter, again full of lies and innuendo to ingratiate himself into the company of real veterans.

ANZMI has long tentacles with many overseas connections. The fraud perpetrated against the USSOA  was not difficult to uncover, because genuine veterans world wide value their status and will not tolerate wannabes. Jordan's lies were discovered by the USSOA around nine months after he had fraudulently joined, he was expelled from the Association on 20 March 1996.

Jordan had a genuine high profile veteran Advocate assisting him with his claim for formal recognition by the Department of Veterans Affairs for his supposed Vietnam service.   It is difficult to understand how a genuine veteran could put his reputation on the line by supporting this known liar and wannabe.

The advocate said "Jordan is not in the same category as men who were never soldiers, or those who said they had qualifying service when they didn't". 

You are correct Mr Methven, Jordan is not in the same league as an ordinary wannabe he is a king size liar, fraud, impostor and wannabe who has ingratiated himself into the company of careless executives of an Ex Services Organisation.  Why you were trying to have him pollute the veteran community is somewhat puzzling.

The veteran community deserve an explanation as to why you protected and supported this pretender. We trust that you and Jordan will go back to the Herald Sun newspaper and share the new evidence we have put forward here.

ANZMI never reveals all evidence we hold against impostors, this fresh batch of evidence has been released to counter the one-sided newspaper article orchestrated by JORDAN and Co.  As most of us know, real veterans always carry a reserve of spare ammunition.  This reserve is held until finally the government takes action against all of the frauds we display on these pages and then the information will be forwarded to them to secure prosecution.

Antony Francis Jordan is not a veteran and will never be accepted as one. 
 
ANZMI would appreciate a current photograph of Mr Jordan so that all readers can identify with this person.
 
 
   13 JUN 07

As requested in our May update, recent photos of Jordan have been supplied. Surprise, surprise the photos are of Tony Jordan once again displaying himself as a hardened Veteran, with twenty years service in the Australian Regular Army, including twelve months in Vietnam.

 

Jordan again insinuated himself into the limelight by giving a "Veteran's" story to an unsuspecting reporter from the Melbourne "Hume Weekly" newspaper. We warn all journalists that Jordan is an impostor a fraud and a liar.  As a "tip" for journalists it is very easy to tell when Jordan is lying – it is when his lips are moving.   Here is the ANZAC Day eve story of our hero featured in all of his glory.

 

 

 

We apologise to a Mr Anstell who is featured with Jordan in the Hume Weekly report, however we remind him of the old saying' "If you lay down with dogs you  wake up with fleas"

Notice Jordan's deliberate lies where he says,  "When shot in the backside after twelve months service", meaning he served in Vietnam for more than twelve months and was Wounded in Action.  It is true that he was in Vietnam 1970 - 1971, but it was from December 1970 to late January, early February 1971 a period of seven to eight weeks. He was never wounded "by being shot in the backside" he did have a medical problem as detailed in this document:

 

What the medical report says is this:

 5 Jan '71  Cellulitis of lateral portion of thenar aspect of hand with lymphangitis.  No pus present.  Started Procaine peni 2.4 mill units.  Immobilisation.  Return in 24 hours.

6 Jan '71  Lymphangitis improved.  Area still indurated but no fluctuance.  Continue antibiotics.  Return 2 days. 

This is what the medical report means.

"5 Jan '71 - Rash caused by deep muscle infection of outside portion of thumb aspect of hand with lymph gland infection.  No pus apparent.  Started penicillin 2.4 million units with novocaine (local anaesthetic) as pain relief.  Come back tomorrow."

"6 Jan 71 - Lymph glands not so infected/swollen.  The muscle infection/rash is still infected but no pus is apparent. Continue with the antibiotics and come back in two days 

He never suffered a gunshot wound - he had a rash on his hand.

Jordan says he served with the 287th Battalion, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit -  We don't really know what he did in Vietnam during his 7 weeks sojourn, however the 287th EOD unit did not exist and is just another tick to add to Jordan's "list of lies".

Jordan is a pathetic man desperately wanting to be accepted into the veteran community and is prepared to lie and cheat his way into that status. We demand of Jordan that he cease and desist.  His seven weeks in South Vietnam as a civilian in no way associated with the Australian Defence Force or any other allied defence force do not make him an Australian veteran.   Apart from his self arranged Vietnam service, he has, over the years lied about his service by claiming in writing to be a hardened Australian Regular Army Soldier with twenty years full time service . – Jordan is a seasoned liar, who served only as a part time Army Reserve Soldier and was never posted outside of Australia.

Before he "resigned" as Vice President from the Vietnam Veterans Association Australia (VVAA) Museum Sub-Branch he had convinced the gullible few of his bona fides to the extent, where he held senior appointments in that organisation. This included being part of the VVAA Education Team, speaking to our school children about his "service". Jordan is audacious in his lies and fraud.

We hope that the Hume Weekly can follow up their ANZAC eve story so that school children and teachers lectured to by Jordan can reassess their opinion of him and reject any of the "war stories" he may have passed on.  The veterans' education "Team" must feel somewhat disparaged after knowing one of their number is a proven wannabe, a fraud and a liar - Jordan is a psychopathic liar with no consideration for those he deceives  

 

 

Notice another nice photo of Jordan clearly extolling his "Regular Army Service 1955-1975"

We are reliably informed that Jordan is a member of Victoria Headquarters, Returned Services League (RSL) sub branch - ANZAC House, 4 Collins Street, Melbourne.  He is entitled to membership on the basis of his Army Reserve Service, however, we call on ANZAC House to show  leadership and sweep this person from their ranks.  His fraudulent actions bring discredit to the RSL and to the world wide veteran community. 

 

As long as genuine individual veterans and Ex Service Organisations are prepared to give this fool credence he will continue his charade . We urge veterans and veteran organisations to close ranks and treat this man with the contempt he deserves before he drags you or your organisation into his fantasy world that is  mired by lies and deceit.

 

Update – 24 Aug 15

Antony Jordon recently said in a media release:

"ANZMI and others were tough on me in the beginning but now they have left me alone" 

Jordon is wrong we have not, and will not leave him alone as long as he continues his quest to be recognised as an Australian War Veteran, which he is not.

Aided and abetted by members of the National Vietnam Veterans Museum on Phillip Island, Victoria he has wasted tax payers money by appealing to the Australian Appeals Tribunal (AAT) to pervert the truth of his service by rewriting history.  Details of the Tribunal hearing can be found here:

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/AATA/2015/209.html

Here is  media report of the Tribunal finding:

Jordon created false documentation and by deception travelled to Vietnam. Whilst in Vietnam he was not serving with the Australian Army, his status would have been that of an Australian Citizen foolishly visiting a very dangerous war zone.

The only standing that Jordon has in the Veteran Community is that he is a fake.

 

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