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Posted: 8/12/2007 1:45:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2007 4:13:44 PM EDT by thedoctors308]
Looking for a list of Silver Stars awarded in Iraq, specifically to Marines.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 1:51:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2007 1:53:32 PM EDT by blackjack333]
hrmmm..

For the Army check this link

OIF 195

OEF 45


for the Marines check this link
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 1:57:49 PM EDT
Thanks for the link.
My suspicions have been confirmed.
If anyone has any other links to US Marines awarded the Silver Star in Iraq, please post them.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 3:46:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
Thanks for the link.
My suspicions have been confirmed.
If anyone has any other links to US Marines awarded the Silver Star in Iraq, please post them.
If its a faker, please call the FBI, they have some jail and fines for him under the Stolen Valor Act......
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 3:56:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 161Infantry:

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
Thanks for the link.
My suspicions have been confirmed.
If anyone has any other links to US Marines awarded the Silver Star in Iraq, please post them.
If its a faker, please call the FBI, they have some jail and fines for him under the Stolen Valor Act......


I smelled a rat (trap) as well.

BUST 'EM!
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 3:57:58 PM EDT
Cpl. Jason Dunham.


Ouch. My heart.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 4:12:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2007 4:15:01 PM EDT by thedoctors308]

Originally Posted By 161Infantry:

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
Thanks for the link.
My suspicions have been confirmed.
If anyone has any other links to US Marines awarded the Silver Star in Iraq, please post them.
If its a faker, please call the FBI, they have some jail and fines for him under the Stolen Valor Act......


The person in question is a gun store clerk who is claiming his son won the Silver Star in Iraq with the USMC.
Claimed his son used the two 1911s he send over there with him (after obtaining the USMC paperwork for his son to carry personally owned weapons in Iraq) to rout an enemy attack after his LAV was disabled.
Apparently his son was standing up, out in the open, shooting one hand on the hip, competition pistol style, sending guys flying back 3 feet, while his Lt's M9 was only making dust fly off their shirts.
This was in addition to numerous other seemingly-BS remarks about his own military service.

Question - was the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade ever in Somalia?
He produced a challange coin, said it was the last unit he was with, and that his last assignment was in Mogadishu.

ETA: 513th, not 315th
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 4:41:27 PM EDT
I hate a liar and a thief........

- Clint
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 4:54:08 PM EDT
One thing I did notice on the Medals list: A whole lot of Marine Reservists have been awarded them. I wonder if the Active side still talks trash?

Semper Fi
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:06:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tango7:
How much is dad blowing up son's job as camp KP specialist and how much is son faking to dad about being camp KP specialist?

I just gotta wonder - he may be the victim of the dupe as well.


Dad claimed to have gone to the awards ceremony, that his son would deny ever having been awarded any medals, and that his son actually tried to dodge the medal ceremony, but that the Corps keps calling.
Given some of the other BS he was feeding me and my companions, I have no doubt this is all coming from dad.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:09:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:

Originally Posted By Tango7:
How much is dad blowing up son's job as camp KP specialist and how much is son faking to dad about being camp KP specialist?

I just gotta wonder - he may be the victim of the dupe as well.


Dad claimed to have gone to the awards ceremony, that his son would deny ever having been awarded any medals, and that his son actually tried to dodge the medal ceremony, but that the Corps keps calling.
Given some of the other BS he was feeding me and my companions, I have no doubt this is all coming from dad.
Print the list of people awarded and ram it down his throat..
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:11:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TGMoore:
I am a former Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Marine myself and would be very curious to know what LAR Battalion this liars son is in. The LAR community is a small one (3 active +1 reserve BN) and plenty of my buddies are still in that can help "verify" this story.

There is a reserve company B Co. 4th LAR BN out in Maryland at Ft. Detrick.


Didn't catch the salesman's last name, but I will be going back there this week.
I cannot stand people like this - why lie to make yourself look better?
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:21:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USMC2111:
One thing I did notice on the Medals list: A whole lot of Marine Reservists have been awarded them. I wonder if the Active side still talks trash?

Semper Fi


yup. i was with quite a few of them. i know Cpl Corbin from 3/25 that received the navy cross. two of my buddies died in that incident. Corbin is an outstanding Marine and a awesome person
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:22:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:

Originally Posted By 161Infantry:

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
Thanks for the link.
My suspicions have been confirmed.
If anyone has any other links to US Marines awarded the Silver Star in Iraq, please post them.
If its a faker, please call the FBI, they have some jail and fines for him under the Stolen Valor Act......


The person in question is a gun store clerk who is claiming his son won the Silver Star in Iraq with the USMC.
Claimed his son used the two 1911s he send over there with him (after obtaining the USMC paperwork for his son to carry personally owned weapons in Iraq) to rout an enemy attack after his LAV was disabled.
Apparently his son was standing up, out in the open, shooting one hand on the hip, competition pistol style, sending guys flying back 3 feet, while his Lt's M9 was only making dust fly off their shirts.
This was in addition to numerous other seemingly-BS remarks about his own military service.

Question - was the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade ever in Somalia?
He produced a challange coin, said it was the last unit he was with, and that his last assignment was in Mogadishu.

ETA: 513th, not 315th







Anyone can buy a Chanlenge coin...

Dishonor those who really earned the medal.
Let the feds deal with it.....
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:40:04 PM EDT
Maybe he thinks you're an obnoxious, know-it-all, mouthy college kid so he fed you something to obsess over.


Or not...
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:44:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JB69:
Maybe he thinks you're an obnoxious, know-it-all, mouthy college kid so he fed you something to obsess over.


Or not...



Any other arfcommer would be congratulated in wanting to out someone who dishonors the service of our Armed Forces.
You've got a stick up your ass because I don't hold hands with everyone else and dance around the genocide tree.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:54:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:

Originally Posted By TGMoore:
I am a former Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Marine myself and would be very curious to know what LAR Battalion this liars son is in. The LAR community is a small one (3 active +1 reserve BN) and plenty of my buddies are still in that can help "verify" this story.

There is a reserve company B Co. 4th LAR BN out in Maryland at Ft. Detrick.


Didn't catch the salesman's last name, but I will be going back there this week.
I cannot stand people like this - why lie to make yourself look better?
I'm not sure I'm tracking. If you don't know his last name, how do you know that he is lying about his son getting the medal?

His story is definatly bullshit, but that doesn't mean that his son did't actually get awarded the medal for something.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 6:01:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By joker581:

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:

Originally Posted By TGMoore:
I am a former Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Marine myself and would be very curious to know what LAR Battalion this liars son is in. The LAR community is a small one (3 active +1 reserve BN) and plenty of my buddies are still in that can help "verify" this story.

There is a reserve company B Co. 4th LAR BN out in Maryland at Ft. Detrick.


Didn't catch the salesman's last name, but I will be going back there this week.
I cannot stand people like this - why lie to make yourself look better?
I'm not sure I'm tracking. If you don't know his last name, how do you know that he is lying about his son getting the medal?

His story is definatly bullshit, but that doesn't mean that his son did't actually get awarded the medal for something.


His son's first name is Benjamin.
Only one Marine was awarded the Silver Star with that name.
LCpl Benjamin Gonzalez jumped on a grenade and was awarded the silver star.
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