Average NCO sends us a link from the folks who did the original article on Kung Fu Phooey, Jerry Partain who we wrote about in September and they found the things that we doubted. He’s never been a Marine, so it follows that he’s never been a POW. They also discovered that his claim to have been wrestler in the 1964 Olympic team was also a fabrication.
Attempts by the reporter to speak with Partain since the story was published have been unsuccessful.
Well, that’s probably because he’s such a good ninja, they’ll never see him again. Until it’s too late. It looks like they used the letter that we posted to dispute his military service, and a list of living POWs exists on the Pentagon’s website, so I wonder why it took them over a month to post their correction. Anyway, the story is gone, so is the cache copy and it doesn’t show up on the Wayback Machine – Ninja magic, dude. But TAH magic is stronger – guess what is the #1 search result on Google for “Jerry Partain”.