Gregory Lee Kump; embellishing politician

| June 28, 2015

The folks at Military Phonies send us their work on this fellow, Gregory Lee Kump who ran for the US Senate seat from Maryland in 2010, to no real effect. During the campaign, he highlighted his service in the US Marine Corps, of course. He claims that he served for more than 20 years, that he retired as a first sergeant, that he earned Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts, that he was Recon and Special Operations.

Kump, Claims

In some online forums, he added a Silver Star;

Kump and his 20-years-silver-star

He also claimed that he was in 1/8th Marines, the unit attacked at the Beirut barracks in October 1983 by suicide bombers;

Kump Claims2

The truth is vastly different. He was a Marine for three years (not 20 years), but he was in 2/6 Marines, the folks who relieved 1/8 Marines in Beirut. His records indicate awards that he might have earned in Beirut including the Combat Action Ribbon, but there are no Purple Hearts, no Bronze Stars, no Silver Star. He left the Marine Corps as a Private, not a First Sergeant. He was a machinegunner, but not a Recon Marine or Special Operations like he claims.

His records also say that he spent some time AWOL which would explain his meteoric rise to the rank of private in three years.

Kump FOIA

Kump Assignments

But, here’s the really strange part – he ran for the US Senate, but there are no pictures of him on the internet that I can find. That makes me believe that he wasn’t the politician that he thinks. He also claims that he worked for the CIA, i don’t have anything to prove he didn’t, but I’m thinking that the CIA wouldn’t take a chance on a fellow prone to going AWOL.

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  1. Dave Hardin says:

    He was in Beirut twice. Two Marine Corps Expeditionary Medals that are legit. You could put all the Marines that earned two of them back then in a fairly small room. One would think that alone is more than enough to bloat the ego of anyone. Nope, not Kump. 1stMajSgt Special Ops Force RECON Kump had to go with a Silver Star. He just decided to give himself a Silver Star.

    I have noticed that some people who end their military career with some kind of Bad Conduct in their record seem to have a need to overcompensate for it later in life. I really have a hard time getting my mind around that. I was the poster child for NJP. I have several page 12’s. I have one NJP for every rank through Staff Sergeant. Who gives a shit? I should have had several more.

    Of course none of mine were for being UA or drugs. It makes my stomach turn when I find out about people like Kump. He was talked to at great length in an effort to give him every opportunity to redeem himself. This fascination posers have with Beirut is bad enough, having to call out one like Lawton who was actually there is repugnant. Having to call out a brother who was there twice……………..I have no words.

  2. Just an Old Dog says:

    Been looking at this fool and what Scotty dug up on him. He was in Beruit with E 2/6 then went over to augment 1/8 for the losses from the bombing. His SRB didn’t reflect his second tour but there were reliable witnesses that placed him there. As I recall the replacements came back with 1/8 when their tour ended.
    The guy has a legit Car and Two MC expeditionary medals in his book. It looks like he dicked the Dog in November 84 and spent at least 3 periods of UA and got arrested for larceny.
    He had quite a few internet posts about election time in 2010.
    He writes like an angry middle schooler on crack. The sad thing is he got over 2,900 votes in the Republican Primary.

  3. Smitty says:

    Guys, it’s ok, he self identifies as a marine 1Sgt with 20 years and blah blah blah…. isn’t it his right to live his life how he feels he was supposed to be?

  4. Hayabusa says:

    Yeah, CIA’s paramilitary branch is known for recruiting AWOL shitbag former privates with criminal records whose military experience was 30+ years ago. Because there just aren’t enough qualified former SOF guys with more recent combat experience to recruit from.

  5. Hondo says:

    Well, it looks like here we have a guy who truly has

    a. been there,
    b. done that, and
    c. decided to p!ss all over his honorable service afterwards.

    Yet another example of honorable service flushed long afterwards via baldfaced lies.

    Sad. Just freaking sad.

    Yet again.

  6. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Holy Strunk and White! Did you read that mess he wrote? It’s as if he wrote it in a drunken fit of some sort. Cripes. I guess he paid his filing fee and proved residency in MD to get on the ballot. That’s all it takes. And get this: a couple of thousand people voted for him.

    • Hack Stone says:

      My ASVAB just dropped 30 points trying to decipher what he was trying to say there. Obviously, like one of our frequent commenters, he has not mastered the art of sentence structure, grammar, punctuation or Spell Check. Well, there’s always an executive position at All Points Logistics in his future.

      • Dave Hardin says:

        Damn it Hack, I need all the help I can get keeping up with HONDO’s THREE DIGIT ASVAB. I count on people like you to translate his promulgation’s of intellect.

        I asked my 1stSgt once what my ASVAB score was. He said, “I have seen it, its best you don’t know”.

  7. Hack Stone says:

    An alleged twenty year Marine that spells Marine with a lower case M and spells Corps incorrectly. That’s two reasons right there that I would not vote for him.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

      Although, in Klumpofshit’s case, it is the appropriate spelling, since he didn’t serve with HONOR COURAGE and COMMITMENT.

  8. Green Thumb says:

    And this turd will be a lobbyist for All-Points Logistics in 3…2….1….

  9. AW1Ed says:

    While my two current PRofM senators, Babs and Bennie, together are nearly as bright as your average house plant, they at least never claimed to be anything but what they are. I don’t care if this shit weasel has an “R” after his name- were he on the ballot I would leave that section blank.

  10. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Well it’s Sunday, so time for a hymn…

    FUCK him…
    fuck HIM,
    FUCK HIM…

  11. John "Faker 6" Giduck says:

    I don’t know about you folks but I kind of like this fellow.

    sincerely

    John “Faker 6” Giduck

  12. Jarhead says:

    Where are those 2,900 educated voters? I need them to qualify for one of our dogs to run for Prez. He was at Pearl when it was attacked, Lt. Commander of the same ship with Irby Franklin Jordan. He personally dropped agent orange while flying a chopper in Nam. Sure, a few AWOL’s, but what do you expect when some WM is in heat?
    Seriously, this is a prime example of voters not so much in favor of someone, but rather against someone; and would vote for our dog. Spike for Prez 2016!!!!!!!

  13. Reb says:

    Guess I should take another nighttime class. Military language. We’ll see how much my brain can do by December?

  14. JohnE says:

    Of course there are no pictures of him, he was CIA…come on guys, keep up…