Our buddies at the Facebook Stolen Valor page sends us this doozy, Jasper Land Holland. The above picture is supposed to be Colonel Holland upon the occasion of his retirement at Fort Benning.
I know that mustache is completely within the regs, colonels don’t have to worry about how they roll their sleeves and they can’t afford t-shirts, but the flag that he stuck on the wall of his trailer behind him doesn’t look like any other military portrait I’ve ever seen. The Korean woman who sewed on his Jungle Expert patch put it on the wrong pocket.
And I think his beret says “You’re pizza is ready, sir”.
I don’t know how Jasper found the time to be a Special Forces colonel what with all of the time he spent in prison. He’s served time for bigamy and for weapons possession as a felon from what our friends sent us.
I found this on a genealogical website written by members of his own family;
Thank you for your e-mail concerning Jasper. I have a two inch thick file on him. I began investigating him in 2003 after I saw some outrageous claims he made about being a retired Army Colonel, a Reverend, a Doctor with a degree from VMI and an Attorney with a law degree from the Antioch school of law here in DC.
I could look over those wild claims about himself but when he started forging Civil War letters, creating false genealogical lines, making up sources, forging wills while trying to peddle his CD to unsuspecting Holland researchers, primarily elderly women etc etc, I had enough.
I had hoped he would stop trying to run his genealogical scams when he was released from prison in August of 2006, but like a bad penny, he keeps popping up. I can assure you he never had ANY published works just like he never HAD a son who was beheaded in Bosnia in 1994. I appreciate the heads up on “Gabe” as he likes to be called but I am totally familiar with that poor excuse for a human being.—- JC
Hello. I saw your posting on rootsweb.com to Jasper Land Holland about his lying and fraud in telling the real story of the Holland family. I am related to this individual and unfortunately know him personally. From one decent Holland to another, please do not believe a single word this man has to say. Of all the years I’ve known him, everything that flows from his lips and in this case fingertips, is a full blown lie. He has stolen from our family, lied, threatened his ex wife and that’s just to name a few things.
He does have a book that he claims was a published product. However, I have a copy of this book and in it is even more crazy outrageous lies. There are many mispelled words and such which leads me to believe that he “published” this book on his own from a computer. Just wanted to give you the heads up. None of the members of our part of the Holland family will have anything to do with him.