Art sends us a link to a local CBS TV station article in Chicago in which they interview Graham Crumpner about why he’s tossing his medals at NATO this weekend;
“I wanted so badly to believe in the idea of America. I wanted to believe that every war we ever fought, we won; that we were always just; that we were always doing the right thing, and trying to help, and save, and protect,” said former Army Ranger Graham Clumpner, who was deployed twice to Afghanistan. “And I bought into it hook, line, and sinker.”
Clumpner was given a Global War on Terrorism Service Award for his service fighting against the Taliban.
He said he was proud to join the military, but grew disillusioned, and ashamed of how operations were carried out.
Yeah, well, now the local TV reporter, Marissa Bailey, can be ashamed, because I emailed our buddies at the Ranger Training Brigade and they don’t have any record of Graham Clumpner attending Ranger School and they said any time he spent in the 2d Battalion would have been extremely brief.
We got that 2nd Battalion thing from his IVAW profile, which he’s removed from the IVAW website, but the internet remembers;
Maybe him and Ward Reilly can get together and tell phony Ranger stories about things that never happened to them.
And, oh, by the way, Graham is another Matthis. According to this article, he avoided being recalled in 2008 and shopped around the VA for a doctor who would certify him for PTS and get him a discharge. So, yeah, when IVAW has someone representing them who’s not a derelict or a liar, let me know.
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