Stolen Valour

Stolen Valour

Surname: Castle
Christian Names: Jody
Country: New Zealand
State or Province: North Island
City or Town: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

 

DECEASED - September 2015

337384 Brigadier J(Jody) Castle

RNZASC- 16 Field Regiment, North Island, New Zealand

 

It  is not often that CPMH runs across a larger than life mug who obviously has no fear of the Veteran community or the laws in place for impersonating a Veteran.    This charming gentleman graced the St Kilda RSL, Melbourne in all his finery and expected the members there to be kind and courteous to him on the day, as, after all, he is a New Zealand Brigadier.   He was indeed shown the respect he deserved by the Veterans and the full story will appear here soon.  In the meanwhile just browse the photographs and see if you can pick any faults with the good Brigadier's dress and bearing.


Perhaps you too may have run across the Brigadier.  We at the site would be interested in any information you may have.  Send it here information@anzmi.net   Or maybe you encountered and took photos of an impostor in your area on Anzac day.  Please send them through to us along with their story and we will ensure that all Veterans get to know about their heroic exploits via these pages.

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.




UPDATE: JODY Charles CASTLE 30 Sep 14


"Brigadier" Jodie Charles Castle is a recidivist liar, cheat and wannabe. He was originally "outed" many years ago by ANZMI after wandering into the St Kilda RSL wearing the uniform of a New Zealand Army Brigadier, complete with campaign medals. He now resides in the Oakleigh area of Melbourne, Victoria. Here is what he looks like now:

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Note that his camouflage clothes shows him as a New Zealand Korea war Veteran. He has been attending suburban Rugby matches wearing his "Cam clothes" and also a bright red blazer of the 28th Maori Battalion Association.

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The 28th Maori Battalion Association is now defunct and information is not available regarding past or present members.

The Royal New Zealand Army Association has never heard of Castle.

The Australian Returned Services League (RSL) Sub Branch of New Zealand Veterans have never heard of Castle

His real military history is hard to track, however we believe he could be ex New Zealand Soldier

Regimental Number: 337384 Ex Private J Castle of 10th Coy Royal New Zealand Army Service Corp.

When asked about his military background he said:

"I had a falling out with the President of the St.Kilda RSL who did not recognise our South Eastern campaign War even though I have been a member there since 1986 and had the honour of taking my NZ Maori 28th Battalion Unit Contingent there for 3 days, 48 Soldiers in all proof of that visit in all the photos of that visit, though since then the Vietnam Vets now Rule the roost and have taken over the RSL. I am now a member (Life)with the Dandenong Branch."

When asked "What the South Eastern campaign War was" he said:

"South Eastern(Asian)Korea/Japan/China/Guam Skirmishes etc eventually including Vietnam. Occupational included after the 2nd World War"

In our original exposure when Castle was removed from the St Kilda RSL he was wearing Vietnam Campaign medals and therefore purporting to be a Vietnam Veteran, so he should have been "at home" at the St Kilda RSL.

In reality he was kicked out of the St Kilda RSL for being a big goose of an impostor for (very untidily) wearing the uniform of an New Zealand Army Brigadier.

We know this man is a liar, fraud and wannabe.

We know he did not serve in Korea or Vietnam with the New Zealand Army.

We know he was never a Commissioned Officer in any Army, however we don't know the details of his New Zealand past.

Someone from the Isle of the Long White Cloud must know Castle and his past.

We would very much appreciate information about him so that his posterity will know the full and true military history of Jody Castle

 

Surname: Boese
Christian Names: Sydney Keith
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Worongary
Service: NZ Army
Case Notes:

Updated 03 Nov 2013

Sydney Keith BOESE, Date of Birth, 3 July, 1938 of Worongary, Queensland, claims to have served in Malaya and Borneo with the New Zealand Army, Service Number 775278. To see why he appears on our site, see below -;

 

As yet,  we have not been able to prove or disprove if Sydney Boese served in the New Zealand Army with the 2 ndBattalion or in Malaya. We did receive a copy of a number of documents from unknown sources. These include his Statement of Service with the New Zealand Defence Force, which appears to be a computer generated document, as well as a signed declaration to join an organization by Sydney Boese, in which he claims to have served in Malaya and Borneo.

You will notice the dates of service are from 27 April 1959 to 24 July 1960.  We will refer to this when we identify his medals and service in Borneo. It would be appreciated if anyone could advise us if the Statement of Service is the correct Certificate of Service for that time period.

We are in possession of a Statutory Declaration, together with other information on Sydney Boese.

Sydney Boese could not have served in Borneo as he was no longer in the New Zealand Army, (According to his Statement of Service) as elements of the 1 stRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment were not deployed to Borneo till May 1965. He would also have been awarded the General Service Medal 1962 with clasp Borneo.

Sydney Boese is a member of the Southport RSL in Queensland and also the following organizations -; the Coastguard, Australian American Association and the Gold Coast Show.

When you look at the two photos of Boese, he is wearing three official Medals as well as three unofficial commemorative medals. The first three medals are official medals issued by the New Zealand Defence Force. The official medals from left to right are as follows -;

New Zealand Operational Medal.

General Service Medal 1918-1962, clasp possibly Malaya.

Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal. (official commemorative medal issued by the Malaysian Government)

The other three medals are unofficial commemorative medals (better known as Tin medals which serve no purpose) that can be purchased at Medal Shops and should never be worn on the left breast, especially with awarded official medals.

The fourth medal is the Compulsory Military Training Medal 1949 to 1958 which looks similar to the Australian Service Medal 1945-1975. Now if Sydney Boese’s Statement of Service is correct, he should not be wearing this unofficial medal as his service began in 1959.

The fifth medal is the unofficial 150 thAnniversary of the New Zealand Army Medal.

The unofficial medal which he wears separately on the left breast is the commemorative 90 thAnniversary of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association.

It is clear that Sydney Boese conducts himself as some kind of hero by wearing extra medals he is not officially entitled to wear.

The average citizen would not know the difference between an official and an unofficial medal or if it is a campaign, long service or a defence service medal. Seeing a serving or ex-serving member of the Defence Force wearing a large rack of medals would most likely give them the impression the person must have been involved in a number of conflicts.

The RSL Sub-Branch of Southport would have the file dealing with the Protocol of Wearing Medals and the instructions relating to the wearing of unofficial commemorative medals. The members of the committee at the Southport RSL should be enforcing these protocols and leading by example ensuring that all members of the Sub-Branch adhere to the correct wearing of medals.

This applies to all ex service organizations.  Should they fail to follow these instructions, which have also been published by the Government and the RSL itself, they are failing in their responsibility as committee members by allowing anyone into their organizations to wear tin medals.

Sydney Boese, you and others like you, who wear unofficial commemorative medals and those that allow you to wear such tin medals, show a complete lack of respect to all current and former servicemen and women, who comply with the correct wearing of medals issued to them and feel they don’t have to enhance their service to the nation by wearing medals that have to be purchased.

If you are not aware of it, the New Zealand Defence Force has an official medal you would be entitled to wear called the New Zealand Defence Service Medal which can be worn with one of four different clasps on submitting an application if you did serve at all.

Sydney Boese, for your lack of respect regarding the wearing of medals you will grace our web site. Our advice to you is to get rid of the tin medals and wear medals that have been officially awarded to you.

Update 3 Nov 2013

The Southport Returned Services League (RSL) Sub Branch in Queensland rewards medal cheats that appear on our site by voting them into executive positions as is the case with Sydney Keith Boese as well as Mark Tull, who was voted in as Secretary and also appears on our site at the following link.

http://www.anzmi.net/index.php/component/sobipro/?pid=63&sid=372:Tull

Is it no wonder that many ex-servicemen including the younger veterans will not have anything to do with the RSL when they fail to uphold the proper protocols of wearing medals and instead of suspending medals cheats, they reward them by voting them onto the Sub-Branch committees.
 
It shows that such Sub-Branches have no integrity or honour towards ex-servicemen as a whole but only their own wellbeing in maintaining the numbers that they have.

It is time that the Queensland State RSL sent a clear message to their Sub-Branches to uphold the proper protocols and traditions of the RSL to earn the respect of ex-servicemen, and maybe then they will encourage more members to join the League.

 

Update - Sydney Keith "Slim" Boese -  02 Nov 14

The ex New Zealand Army Veteran, Sydney "Slim" Boese attended the Queensland Returned Services League (RSL) 2014 Annual General Meeting in Townsville, Far North Queensland.

One would opine that an exposed medals cheat would not have the audacity to attend an RSL State Annual General Meeting (AGM) still wearing "Tin" medals. The offensive medals are the last two that are shown in the photo above and in our original exposure.

From the smile on his face it appears that no person at the RSL meeting deigned to advise Boese that his behaviour is offensive. In 2013 Boese was Treasurer of the Southport RSL. As the RSL has not published details of its 2014 Committee following their AGM in June 2014 we don't know if Boese is still a senior executive. If he is, it is a damn disgrace that this ex New Zealand serviceman is allowed to get away with flouting the traditions of ANZAC Veterans. The New Zealand Goverment has the same policy about "Tin" Medals as the Australian Government and that is.
if you must wear them, wear them on the right side. Those who add them to their Defence medals and wear them on their left breast obviously have psychological issues.

We ask the Southport RSL to lift their game, and advise Boese to get the medals off his NZ Defence rack.

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.

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.

 

Update Boese 16 Jan 16

So it seems that the committee and members of the Southport RSL Sub-branch still don't get it!  Either that or they simply don't care about the adverse publicity they have had directed at them by ANZMI.

 

As stated in a recent Southport Sub-branch newsletter, "There has been a significant amount of turmoil within the management of the sub-branch and all members should be made aware of some of the circumstances of this turmoil."  Seems to be some similarity to the shuffling the deck-chairs on the Titanic!

The fact that both the former president and deputy president should not only resign their positions on the sub-branch committee but also from the RSL sub-branch itself! Seems that something is indeed rotten in the State of Southport. Although one of the resignations, that of president Lawrie Pollard, will not see any ANZMI flags lowered to half-mast. Pollard was himself the subject of a very in-depth investigation by ANZMI.

However, our real concern at the latest fractious behaviour within the sub-branch executive is the appointment of wannabe Sydney 'Slim' Boese to the positions of vice president and treasurer!  We suspect, that like the SS Titanic, there are icebergs aplenty on the horizon for the Southport RSL Sub-branch. 

 

 

 

(Insert BOESE update 2)

 

 

 

Surname: Zoller
Christian Names: Hugo Charles
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Melbourne
Service #: 8218772
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry and RMC
Commencement of service: 27 Apr 99
Completion of service: 01 Dec 02
Case Notes:

 

 

 

In recent years we have seen increasing numbers of "love rats" who mesmerise vulnerable ladies with false war stories, move in, and then proceed to live the high life of being "kept men".  These wannabes all show the traits of being pathological liars, Hugo Charles Zoller is an example of a cunning  deceitful "love rat".

The photograph is of Zoller purporting to be in a Marijuana plantation in Afghanistan. It is a poorly "photo shopped" photograph.  We have enlarged the left hand lens of his sunglasses and it can be seen that the original photograph was taken inside a car.  See this photograph

Here is another photograph of Zoller as a "cool dude" civilian.

Above is an enlargement of his right hand sunglasses lens.  The photograph was also taken inside a car.  It is likely that this is from a series that is the source of the "photo shopped" photograph of Zoller purporting to be in an Afghanistan Marijuana plantation.

Zoller is a person with very bad habits and behaviour. He falsely blames his bad behaviour on the horrors he witnessed as an Australian soldier serving in East Timor and Afghanistan.

Here are some of the things he has "done" and lies he has told:

Four tours to Afghan and three to East Timor

Killing hundreds of people (although he wasn't a "sicko" who counted)

Showing  a knife and saying it was a precious item he stole from an American GI

Wearing a Pearl Jam band shirt under his army attire 'into battle' against enemy forces to send a silent anti-war message.

Throwing grenades into houses and not knowing whether he was killing children

Being a commando

Laying in the desert for ten days on Special Ops missions

Parachuting into enemy territory

Being a military officer for the UK Armed Forces with a dual passport.

Bragging about all of the soldiers smoking heroin whilst on tour in Afghan

Showing  medals which were only ever flashed then put away again

Carries a knife  which he said he used to clean his gun in the war

Flashed around Photo shopped photos of him  as an Aussie soldier in Afghanistan (which was used to lure vulnerable ladies into his web of deceit)

He was shot in the leg and that is why he was discharged he has a scar there.

Shows a  photograph of 'him' shooting a Machine gun and dressed as Father Christmas, which he claims he wore on Christmas Day, and had to go and start shooting the enemy when they attacked and that he was "the first Santa to get a confirmed kill"

Any experienced soldier will discern that the photograph is of a US Marine not an Australian Soldier.  The weapon being used is an M249 Light Machine Gun used by US Marines in Afghanistan and the webbing equipment is standard issue to US Marines.  In fact the photograph was "Snipped" from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grzGKGDcPck

Zoller did serve in the Australian Defence Force but the truth of  his service is entirely different from what he extols.  In the Australian Army he never left Australia.

He enlisted on 27 April 1999 and served as a Private soldier in the Infantry Corps until 27 Jun 2001 when he was selected to attend The Royal Military College Duntroon.  He was declared Medically unfit for service and was discharged on 1 December 2002.

Zoller is an entirely inadequate human being who needs to invent the persona of a damaged war hero to charm ladies.  We have many others of his ilk on this website, "love rats"  have become a specific category of wannabes.

Whether "Love Rats" have mental health issues or whether they are just evil, we will pursue them and expose them on this website.

Zoller is now serving in the Corps of  wannabes and he will not be discharged from his duty for a very, very long time.

Welcome Hugo Charles Zoller.

 

Surname: Wright
Christian Names: Samuel Raynor
Country: Australia
State or Province: Tasmania
City or Town: Hobart
Service #: NIL
Service: NIL
Branch: NIL
Commencement of service: N/A
Completion of service: N/A
Case Notes:

 

 

 

We at ANZMI have a particular dislike for those reptiles that can generally be called ‘love rats’ and Samuel Raynor Wright certainly fits the profile.

‘Love rats’ are probably best defined as odious creatures, unfortunately usually males, who have affairs or sexual relationships with more than one partner at the same time and usually swearing undying love to each.

But as if being a ‘love rat’ wasn’t bad enough, Sammy Wright also cheated his various female victims out of their money. To aid in his multiple deceptions, Wright claimed to be dying from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. And it gets worse.

To add an extra colourful layer to his lies, he also boasted that he had served as a US Marine sniper in Iraq and had been wounded in action. That little throw-away information was enough to set ANZMI on his tail. We not only despise Aussie and Kiwi imposters and wannabes, but we are more than happy to take up the cudgel if another country’s military reputation is tarnished. The truth about ‘Marine sniper’ Samuel Wright is that he is a one-time postie from the Hobart suburb of Berridale with no military service anywhere so far as we can determine.

Needless to say, Wright’s ‘porkies’ eventually saw him come undone, putting him before a court where he was jailed for 10 fraud charges involving a sum $12,000.

This sordid story began in 2013 and continued on into 2014 when Wright put himself ‘out there’ by way of on-line dating sites. During this time he had so many women on the go that he began calling each of them ‘Bloss’ (short for ‘Blossom’) so that he wouldn’t be caught out using the wrong name. And as is generally the case with blokes like him, Wright used the women’s vulnerability to extract cash from them while also claiming to be under chemo treatment for his ‘cancer’.

He extracted $2000 from one unfortunate woman by claiming his military pension was late and he needed the money for rent. On another occasion, he used his ‘terminal cancer’, saying he had ruined his morphine pump when it fell into the toilet. Probably wiping tears from her eyes, this ‘girlfriend’ also coughed up $2000 to replace the non-existent unit. He used a similar ruse to extort $5217 for so-called ‘pain medication.

Each of the women Wright ‘borrowed’ from was told that he would repay them from a will. A sort of ‘the cheques in the mail’ promise!

Fortunately, Sammy Wright’s nefarious stories began to come unstuck; no doubt by having too many irons in the fire at the same time and the Tasmania Police paid him a visit in June 2014. But it seems that Wright thought his ‘cancer’ story might be believed, so he once again spun his story to investigating detectives. But unlike his unfortunate female victims, the police had ways and means of blowing Sam’s stories out of the water.

They checked with Wright’s GP, only to be told that he hadn’t seen the ‘terminally ill’ Wright for years. Oh dear!

On 10 January 2015, a number of Wright’s victims sat in the public gallery of the Hobart Magistrate’s Court as he did the only decent thing he could and pleaded guilty to all 10 counts of obtaining goods by false pretences. Unfortunately, one victim was not in the gallery to witness Wright’s ignominious defeat; she had committed suicide before the police had a chance to lay charges. The death of that woman serves to add a terrible element to what was already a very grubby tale.

But we would like to think that those unfortunate women felt a certain amount of satisfaction when Wright appeared for sentence on 16 January 2015.

The defence lawyer appearing for Wright painted a picture of an unfortunate drug addicted man with an as yet undiagnosed mental illness. He told the court that his client was prepared to pay the $12,000 back to the women using his superannuation. Seems that the magistrate wasn’t buying the story, probably something to do with a previous conviction Wright had for defrauding his former employer, Australia Post, of $16,000.

In any event, he sentenced ‘love rat’ Samuel Raynor Wright to 9 months imprisonment, the last 3 months to be suspended on condition he be of good behaviour for 3 years. Take him down!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surname: Woodford
Christian Names: Graeme John
Country: Australia
State or Province: Western Australia
City or Town: Perth
Service #: R54733
Service: RAN
Branch: Gunnery
Commencement of service: 23/8/1958
Completion of service: 28/6/1961
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Graeme John Woodford was born in 1940. He is the President of the Perth North Sub Section, Western Australia Naval Association.

He is a medals cheat.

Woodford claims 5 medals for his operational service in Malaya and Singapore waters in deployments between late 1959 and early 1960. He also claims a further tin UK medal for a brief time on an Australian Merchant ship when he was 15 years of age.

Woodford wears tin purchased medals amongst his genuine awarded medals on his left chest.


In the above photograph, Woodford is claiming the following medals -;

1. The Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975. Clasp Malaya.
2. The Naval General Service Medal. 1915-1962. Clasp Malaya. Probably entitled.
3. Australian Service Medal. 1945-1975. clasp FESR (Far East Strategic Reserve) Entitled.
4. The Pingat Jasa Malaysia/Singapore medal. Entitled.
5. Far East Strategic Reserve Medal. Unofficial tin medal. Purchased.
6. UK Merchant Navy Service Medal. Unofficial tin medal purchased.

Woodford enlisted in the RAN in 1958 for a term of nine years. After a short period he was posted to the HMAS Quickmatch, an anti submarine Frigate.

The Quickmatch did five operational service deployments to Malaya and Singapore waters between 24 September, 1958 and the 6 March, 1960. Woodford served on the ship for 3 of these deployments accumulating 90 days operational service. Enough for his Pingat medal.

In "The West Australian" newspaper article, titled "Sea in blood of Quickmatch Gunner", Woodford is photographed with his six medals. He relates to the reporter that he was only a lad of 17 when he was sent off to Singapore not knowing what to expect. He was in fact 19. In the article he relates his war events as "being edgy" because he had to travel into Singapore (on leave) on a bus that was "reinforced". He also relates how his ship had to tow a (friendly) junk in the middle of the night due to its engine problems. He recalls that his ship had to negotiate the closed Sunda Strait followed by two Indonesian gun boats, but "nothing happened".

Excerpts from the Newspaper story are cited below.

"Of course, at the time I didn't realise that anything was going on in the world," Mr Woodford said. "We had done exercises around Australia, and before we knew it we were off to Singapore. You know, we were 17-year-old kids. We thought, 'Singapore, great!'

On one occasion Quickmatch, after conducting exercises and while heading back to Singapore, came upon what appeared to be a suspicious situation. A Chinese junk attracted the warship's attention. An armed boarding party was sent over. It could have been a ploy of some kind. But it turned out the junk's engine was disabled. So the boat was taken in tow.

Later that night, AB Woodford witnessed human drama on the high seas. "I was down on the quarter-deck. On the way back to Singapore we struck a tropical storm. I could hear this (calling) in the background. If it hadn't been for a flash of lightning I wouldn't have seen it. The tow was going under. But we managed to pick them all up," he recounted.

Before Mr Woodford's career with the RAN ended he would spend two years in the exotic waters of South East Asia, usually in six or nine-month rotating deployments.

For all this he wears five medals in addition to his tin Merchant Navy medal.
His claim that before his career with the RAN ended, he would spend two years in the exotic waters of South East Asia, usually in six or nine month rotating deployments is untrue. His service record below does not support this statement. It also indicates that he completed almost 3 years out of the original 9 and was discharged on compassionate grounds.

The AASM was issued to Woodford for his Malaya service as well as the Naval General Service Medal 1915 - 1962. It appears that the ASM with clasp FESR was also issued for service in the same area.

Not satisfied with this and to enhance his status, Woodford has also purchased the unofficial tin FESR medal for the same 90 day period to increase his rack as well as the tin meaningless UK Merchant Navy Medal. (below) This medal can be purchased on line from a Medal Dealer in the UK for forty two pounds.

Here at Anzmi, we sometimes just don't get it.

Here we have a genuine former RAN Able Seaman who is entitled to awards that he should be satisfied with. Embellishing them with tin meaningless purchased adornments to improve his rack is hard to understand and can only be ego driven.

In addition to being the President of the Perth North Sub Section, W.A. Naval Association, he is also the Vice President of the W.A. Branch of the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association. He is also the Senior Warden at the Sterling Memorial, Perth. Woodford should be leading by example and cease being a medals imposter. By your disrespect, you are encouraging your members to do the same, as already indicated in some photographs posted on your Perth North Sub Section Naval Association website.

If you have a need to wear purchased commemorative medals, then they should be worn on the right chest and not mixed or added to genuinely awarded military medals displayed on the left side.

Surname: Wimberley
Christian Names: Terry
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Nerang
Service #: Not Known
Service: USA Army
Branch: Infantry
Commencement of service: Vietnam Era
Completion of service: Not Known
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Terry Wimberley was born in Kentucky USA in 1946.  He is an ex United States (US) Army Veteran of the Vietnam era.  He now resides in Nerang, Queensland, Australia. 

 

Note that Wimberley is wearing among other medals and awards:

A United States Silver Star Medal, and a Bronze Star Medal.

 

 

He has developed a small profile in Australia as:

Secretary to Australian Bat Clinic:   Company Profile : Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre

Ritual Elder to Mankind Project Australia:  ManKind Project Australia - | ManKind Project Australia

According to Wikipedia, as a Ritual Elder of the Mankind Project he is required to "Support men in meaningful lives of integrity, accountability, responsibility and emotional intelligence".  When you read further you will see, that by his actions, he follows none of the Mankind Project principals

His claim to fame is that he was awarded  the very prestigious United States (US) Silver Star War Medal which is the third highest US military decoration, awarded to members of the US Armed Forces for "Gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States".  He also wears a US Bronze Star which is awarded for "Heroic or meritorious service or achievement"

There is no doubt that he served in Vietnam as a member of the US, 25th Infantry Regiment, 2/27th Infantry Battalion known as the "Wolfhounds".

Nowhere on Military Records, or lists in the United States, is Wimberley listed as having been awarded a Silver Star. We asked him about this, and  he supplied the following explanation and  photograph.

"Dear Mr. xxxxxxxxx

Further to your enquiry I have found the attached photo taken some time in

1968. The photo shows me receiving the award or awards from the Battalion

Commander, that you were interested in.

Interesting for me is that many of my fellow Wolfhounds and I cared less

about the awards---We just wanted to go home. Amazing for me that I found

this picture as I could only find about 40 photos in all. I have a vague

memory of a man in my platoon named Jake and I believe he took the photo.

Thank you for your interest and if you served----Thank you for your service."

The photograph provides no evidence of him being awarded a Silver Star. We are reliably advised that because it is a small unit parade, he is most likely being awarded the USA Infantry Combat Badge

We contacted sources in the United States and received the following responses:

From his US Army UnitAssociation

"Wolfhound Historical Society

Hello Sir, in respond (sic)  to you; yes, there was a Terry Wimberley in 2/27th Wolfhounds of the 25th ID. He also served Vietnam the year 1967-1968. I could not find record  of Silver Star award.

Wolfhounds forever,

Dorsey Weeks,President"

 

On 2 May 1971 an article about Wimberley appeared in the newspaper, Progress Bulletin from Pomona California. 

Unfortunately the clipping is unreadable, however we had it read in the USA and in relation to his military service it says:

"Terry Wimberley was drafted into the Army in 1967 and spent a year in South Vietnam where he was a forward observer and was wounded twice."

Had he been awarded a Silver and a Bronze Star during his service, he would have been a minor celebrity and it would certainly have been mentioned in a public relations "blurb".

Here is another report from a reliable source:

"[i]Good Day Mr. xxxxxxxxx,

I am glad to assist, in any way I can, concerning Mr. Terry Wimberley. The fotos (sic) of Mr. Terry Wimberley are an excellent starting point.

As you mentioned already, I was unable to find a citation for a "US Silver Star" (Silver Star Medal) for a "Terry Wimberley". Nowhere did I find a reference to Mr. Terry Wimberley for a valor award.

If said individual was an "Infantryman" he would also be entitled to a Combat Infantryman Badge ( or CIB). Strange that if this is the same "Terry Wimberley that the article would not mention he is a decorated veteran (i.e. Silver Star/Bronze Star recipient).

The photo apears (sic)  legitimate. The photo does depict a medal(s) or award(s) ceremony taking place, probably in Vietnam. The uniforms and surroundings look legitimate. The olive drab uniforms with concealed botton  (sic) down flap pockets are consistent with 1968 Vietnam. The ceremony is small (apparantly) (sic) two rows and involves what appears to be only "Specialists" enlisted Soldiers. The individual presenting the medal(s) or award(s) is certainly an officer and in the 25th Infantry Division.

Taking all of the above into account, it is my personal opinion, this is provably (sic) a ceremony to present the Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) to qualifying Infantrymen of the 25th Infantry Division serving in Vietnam.  I cannot infer anything else from this photo alone..

Mr. Terry Wimberley may be a legitimate "draftee" and "veteran" of the Vietnam War, but there is no information to substantiate his Silver Star or Bronze Star medals."

After gathering the above information we again contacted Wimberley and requested some definitive proof of his claimed valour awards, however he failed to respond.

Wimberley is a long way from Kentucky and we can assume that he thought that he could dupe Australian Veterans by adding a bit of extra colour to his Medal Rack in the form of prestigious USA Valour awards.

Wimberley is now a discredited fraud liar and wannabe.  He obviously swaggers around his "Mankind Project" Cult as a heroic Ritual Elder, when in fact he was, like most of us, an ordinary soldier who did their job without the need for false fame.

We suggest to Wimberley to not wear his false medals, and to not mix in the Australian Veteran Community, as genuine veterans loathe liars and frauds.

We have a very strong following in the USA and am sure thousands of US ex servicemen will also be disgusted by Wimberley's behaviour.

Wimberley sought false fame by wearing fake medals, however he has now found fame on this web site where he will stay for ever more.

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