2 Allegations Claims: United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Been to Combat (4) different timesCombat Action Ribbon with (3) starsSilver Star recipientDrill InstructorWith (1) starsNavy/Marine Corps Medal recipientRecruiterAfghanistan (twice)IraqSelected Marine Reserve Medal (twice)
3 Allegations Cont…Has been in Force Reconnaissance Company since March of 2009Is associated with a Col James MastersonHe claims he is the Commanding officer of 1ST Recon Batt (as he spells it)The Co of 1ST Recon Bn is not an 0-6, nor is it this individual.
6 Uniform discrepancies 1.) Silver Star – No record of a “GySgt or SSgt, or Sgt, or Cpl, or LCpl” Whalen receiving a Silver Star.2.) Navy Marine Corps Medal – Out of all the Marines I have ever served with I have NEVER seen this awarded. (including Marines who have received Silver Stars and Navy Crosses)3.) Combat Action Ribbon (with 3 stars) – Given out for separate conflicts, i.e. (1) for Iraq and (1) for Afghanistan, (1) for Somalia, (1) for Gulf War, (1) for Grenada – I dought this person is near 50 years old.4.) Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal – he is not a reservist.5.) Drill Instructor (with 1 star) not how the ribbon is awarded, not a drill instructor.6.) Also was a recruiter?7.) National Defense Medial (with 1 star)8.) Jump wings and Marine Combat Diver breast insignia – Contacted those school houses, did not attend.
7 Uniform Discrepancies Out of Height and Weight standards.Belt length at least (3) inches too long.- Pants not fitted properly-Broke d**k shirt that doesn’t fitLooks about 16 years old.
9 Summery This person is not who he says he is. Is NOT a Marine Not a Reconnaissance ManIs not a member of ANY Force Reconnaissance CompanyDid not go to Basic Airborne SchoolDid not go to Marine Combat Diver SchoolDid not receive Silver StarDid not Receive Navy Marine Corps MedalWas not a Drill InstructorWas not a RecruiterIs (10) years too young to be the rank he claims to be.
10 AcknowledgementsAll of the photos of the individual in question were obtained from the individual’s Facebook website.
11 LocationHis Facebook page states that he is from and lives in Kingman AZ.Note the railroad abutment and fill.