Greatest VIDEO EVEH. You’ll notice one of the Lieutenant Colonel’s supporters has a banner across his chest that says “Three Tours – Iraq” – that man is an escaped mental patient and, until yesterday, a powerhouse in the IVAW and Vote Vets, yet he’s never served a day in the Marines, as he has claimed:
How many of you remember this post
So, it came as no surprise today that I found one of the recommended diaries is by a guy named Rick Duncan, a wounded Marine Captain who served in Iraq. Now, I salute his service, as we all do, but this guy has been on my radar for quite a while for his deft (?) acrobatics on issues. For starters, it should come as no surprise that in addition to being a VoteVets guy, he’s also a member of IVAW…
Well, I hereby take back that salute, and to my IVAW and VOTEVETS friends I once again ask, tell me how my ass tastes.
The leader of a statewide veterans group who fought for homeless veterans in Colorado Springs is in jail in Denver today, unmasked as a former mental patient who posed as a wounded Marine officer and 9/11 survivor.
The man who called himself Rick Duncan – purportedly a former Marine captain and 1997 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy – is in fact 31-year-old Richard Glen Strandlof, a former mental patient who never served in the military and falsely claimed that he was in the Pentagon during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to David Walsh of the Colorado Veterans Alliance (CVA), which Duncan founded.
Walsh, who joined the board of CVA at Duncan’s request last year, said his colleagues in the organization grew suspicious of Duncan after discovering “significant inconsistencies” in his personal story.
In a search of the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office records, for example, they found that the name Colorado Veterans Alliance had been reserved by “Rick Strandlof,” whom they had never met, Walsh said.
While probing Duncan’s past, Walsh said, the group found evidence that he was a patient in a mental hospital in Washoe County, Nev., at the time of the roadside bombing in Fallujah, Iraq, that Duncan claimed left him severely wounded.
The group contacted the FBI field office in Denver, which began investigating in early May and arrested Duncan Tuesday night in downtown Denver on a traffic warrant originating in El Paso County.
I will be standing in the corner of my bedroom for a while doing the happy dance that YET ANOTHER phony of VoteVets and IVAW has gone down.
Oh, and I have a call in to the guy responsible for the takedown, who as happenstance would have it, I know pretty well. Actually, my best friend is very close to him. Funny how small a world it is.
UPDATE: “Rick Duncan” goes down the memory hole at IVAW. With no notice whatsoever. Well, good thing I have the screen shots, eh guys? The page above now looks like this in 4 hours;
Jesse MacBeth 2.0; A former mental patient rises to prominence in the Colorado anti-war movement. And notice that it’s in Denver so I’m pretty sure he had plenty to do with the IVAW theater there last summer at the DNC convention.
He may have been crazy, but he knew how to play the press. In fact we’ve been in contact with KKTV out in Colorado who called us about digging more dirt up on him because they have miles of footage of interviews with Duncan and they want to hang him by the balls. He did interviews like this one in the Colorado Springs Gazette;
At this point, I don’t even know where to put updates. So I am putting them here, and will try to make sense of this nonsense tomorrow. But I was just thinking to myself, what this post needs is a connection to Michael Moore and MoveOn.org. OK, check and check.
All of the videos have been removed so we moved them below the fold;
UPDATE: X2: He has a plate…..in his head…..
UPDATE X3: He also coordinated the mental health at Winter Soldier. He is a subject matter expert after all.
UPDATE x4: At :23 seconds, did this turd really fake pictures? At 3:33 we see X-Rays? What the Fug dude?
UPDATE X5: this is the greatest day EVER.
UPDATE X6: Who wants to befriend Rick on Myspace? You can see all the jobs he has held, and how he graduated the naval academy.
UPDATE x7: And this and many of the videos is a huge hat tip to Brown Neck Gaitor who I have been on the phone with literally all night, but….
Did you know that Brave Sir Rick was an openly gay Marine Captain?
Having spent 11 years in the Marine Corps, including three tours in Iraq, I know many gay and lesbian service members who serve with honor and distinction.
As a Captain, I commanded a battalion of Marines and there was no secret that I am gay and the majority of them did not care. I was a good Marine, a good officer and loved my Marines and my country.
This policy of don’t ask and don’t tell wil be remembered as a dark time in our history and I celebrate the day it passes
Sent by Captain Rick Duncan, USMC (Ret.) | 2:19 PM ET | 07-28-200
That reminds me of the time I told the judge that I was a Black Marine in 1969. War does terrible things to you man.
No wait, that was the movie Summer School, my bad.
(Go to 5:30)
Hat tip to Mr.Wolf from Blackfive for the article that twigged us to the whole story.