Surname: Nelson
Christian Names: Peter Stuart
Country: RAN
State or Province: Tasmania
City or Town: Sandy Bay
Case Notes:

Nelsonisn’t entitled to any Defence Forces awards from this country or any other.

Since his discharge in 1972 he managed to elevate his Navy rank to Lieutenant Commander Ret and attended commemorative occasions such as Anzac Day wearing his impressive array of decorations and awards.

He offered proof of his war service, with a unit he calls Joint Forces Special Operations Command, in the form of citations for bravery under fire. These citations are all dated 6 December 1972 so his heroic actions must have taken place sometime during his RAN service that he began at age 16. Strange, his CV that covers this period of time only mentions him being in the Navy and resigning due to “Pressing family needs”

A Junior Sailor “Resigning” from service? You weren’t tossed out of the Navy, were you Pete?

Returned Servicemen in Tasmania soon found good reason to have Nelson charged with impersonation of a Naval Officer and Returned Serviceman, he appeared in Hobart Magistrates Court.

The Magistrate found him guilty and fined him Aust.$170.    $30 short of the allowable maximum at that time. He has yet to be sentenced on criminal matters.

This article appeared in 2003.

 These citations  were written by someone who is not an American, it was probably Peter himself. He’s been charged with forging and uttering, theft, and computer fraud so it’s very likely.

These above are the citations that Nelson presented as proof of service and awards. He was born in 1954 and accomplished all this as an officer at age 18?

Note the English/Australian way of spelling HONOUR (twice above) Americans spell the word, HONOR.

Also, genuine citations do not contain personal messages.

One more thing is that in the final paragraph JFSOG is mentioned. Note that earlier we had JFSOC, Joint Forces Special Operations Command. It appears that this has changed to Joint Forces Special Operations Group. SOG? The Phoenix Programme?

Sorry Pete, the acronym SOG stands for something else.

Also note the logo at the top of the page, it’s nothing like the US Defense Dept. logo.

Not a bad attempt at forgery but you’ve been caught out again. Your incorrect spelling and the use of an incorrect logo were a couple of bad mistakes. Almost as bad as the mistake you made thinking that Returned Servicemen and Women are fools and would not discover your charade. You made another blunder in some coding when you typed your last citation too, but we won’t tell anyone.

By the way, we just loved your CV's. You certainly played around with them over the years, no two are the same, and haven’t you done a lot of things in your 50 years on this good earth.

You  wrotein one CV that you served in the RAN from January 1970 to June 1972, this was the only mention you made about RAN service in all seven CVs that we have on file.

We also note that you passed the Leaving Certificate (Year 11) at age 14. Surely a person with that kind of intelligence wouldn’t be doing the things you have been doing. Another time you’ve been caught out.

Dr. Peter Stuart Nelson. B.A. (University of South Australia) M.A. and PhD. (Pacific Western University, California) 

Good ol’ Pac Western U is located in Suite 205,  1650 Westwood Boulevard,  Los Angeles.

A degree mill, they churn out degrees over the internet.

We’ve got a better post nominal for Nelson…Prisoner 21154.

Below is what a real U.S. Military citation's wording looks like. The facts, and nothing but the facts.


Rank and organization: Hospital Corpsman Second Class, U.S. Navy, Company M, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. Place and date: Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, 16 May 1968. Entered service at: Kansas City, Mo. Born: 5 December 1945, Kansas City, Mo. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life and beyond the call of duty while serving as a HC2c. with Company M, in connection with operations against enemy aggressor forces. During the afternoon hours, Company M was moving to join the remainder of the 3d Battalion in Quang Tri Province. After treating and evacuating 2 heat casualties, HC2c. Ballard was returning to his platoon from the evacuation landing zone when the company was ambushed by a North Vietnamese Army unit employing automatic weapons and mortars, and sustained numerous casualties. Observing a wounded marine, HC2c. Ballard unhesitatingly moved across the fire swept terrain to the injured man and swiftly rendered medical assistance to his comrade. HC2c. Ballard then directed 4 marines to carry the casualty to a position of relative safety. As the 4 men prepared to move the wounded marine, an enemy soldier suddenly left his concealed position and, after hurling a hand grenade which landed near the casualty, commenced firing upon the small group of men. Instantly shouting a warning to the marines, HC2c. Ballard fearlessly threw himself upon the lethal explosive device to protect his comrades from the deadly blast. When the grenade failed to detonate, he calmly arose from his dangerous position and resolutely continued his determined efforts in treating other marine casualties. HC2c. Ballard's heroic actions and selfless concern for the welfare of his companions served to inspire all who observed him and prevented possible injury or death to his fellow marines. His courage, daring initiative, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, sustain and enhance the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.

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 the private citizens are supported by statement of fact and statutory declarations.



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