Updated on November 22, 2013
Oh Michael Yon, When Will You Quit?
Yet again, Michael Yon’s FB “friends” prove stupid and gullible when Yon posts a copy of the certificate that he lifted off this blog, but doesn’t post the actual citation that he claims he has in his hot little hands. (click the image twice to embiggen)
Army Medal Fraud
The guy who got this bronze star with V in Iraq has raised nearly $50,000 in a staged “2nd Amendment” fight. He waves this bronze star as evidence of his faithfulness.
Problem: This is a fraudulent award, though administratively real.
Firstly, the recipient, Grisham, has said for years that his award was for taking out an Iraqi squad with nothing but a grenade and a 9mm. This is a lie.
He refused to show this citation, which we obtained through FOIA. There is no mention of taking out an Iraqi squad. In fact, such an award would certainly mention this, and it would be for a Specific Date and Specific Event.
This award is not for a specific date or event, but the sort we see for admin when command shotguns medals across the unit. Many Commanders love to give medals because it makes people carry the line, and makes their unit look good. Sad but true.
Most telling about this medal is that Major General Blount signed it on 28 April 2003, when the award extends to 30 April 2003. And so the General signed off on a medal two days in advance.
This is why most medals are meaningless. Troops who truly earned them are drowned by the frauds whose medals often are administratively true, but frauds nevertheless.
Look at his “friends” froth and foam at the mouth and not even questioning why he didn’t post the actual document he claims to have! He claims to have the citation, and posts the certificate. Only one FB “friend” questions it and doesn’t even question Yon’s intentions, but CJ’s, as if CJ is the one who posted that status. I’m going to give you a small taste of what the citation should read and you can do a compare and contrast on whatever ginned up docs he might try to present. I mean, we already know he tried the stupid “gotcha” moment with the non-existent DD214 (you know, because AD guys don’t GET a DD214).
The citation states, in part,
“This enemy suppressive fire was severe, pinning down his patrol. Understanding that his patrol could not move and the enemy must be destroyed and with no regard to his personal safety, SSG Grisham ran, alone, over 100 meters over open terrain to the enemy’s flank. After throwing a hand grenade he rushed the bunker killing one enemy soldier, wounding two more, and capturing the remaining enemy soldier with his 9mm pistol.”
For all those who continue to blindly follow Michael Yon and his lies, I am flat out telling you that you are dealing with an unhinged man who doesn’t care what lies he tells you and doesn’t even care if he’s caught in them because you lap up every word and don’t even bother to ask for proof as we’ve provided over and over again.
From Yon’s own biography:
“If a writer wants to make money, he should avoid truth and tell people what they want to hear.”
I pity you.