One of our friends from the United States’ hat send us their research on this fellow, S Byron Rodriguez, who claims that he is a wounded warrior of the Canadian Forces. According to our friends, he was legitimately in Afghanistan twice with the Canadian Army, but as is usually the case, that wasn’t enough. Rodriguez claims that he was there three times. he claims that he was a paratrooper, but there is no record of him attending the training, but our friend says that he has the tattoo, so it’s legit. Tattoos are tougher than the actual training. Everyone wants to be a paratrooper until it’s time to do paratrooper stuff.
Rodriguez has the “Sacrifice Medal”, the Canadian equivalent of a Purple Heart, because someone threw a rock at him and , he says that his nose was “partially amputated”.
During one assignment in 2008, Rodriguez was injured when a large rock was thrown towards his vehicle and hit him in the face. It ripped into his nose and broke it.
“I had half my nose amputated and received 22 stitches to close the cut around one nostril,” Rodriguez said.
He used his own hands to reset his nose. Then he insisted on carrying on with the mission.
Rodriguez received a Sacrifice Medal, the highest commendation given to a reservist, for his decision to delay his medical attention for five hours to allow other soldiers to be brought to safety.
When he did get medical attention, the attending medic used a computer to learn how to stitch his nose back together, Rodriguez said.
From our friend, because Canadian awards are outside my area of expertise;
“Lord” Byron says he, had his nose “ampuated”, received a GSW to his leg, and contracted Taliban “cooties” which rendered him unemployable in medical laboratories! He has also claimed to be a member of the Spanish Royal Family, is a multi-millionaire, attended UCLA on a baskeball scholarship, owns a luxury yacht, earned a Phd in Psychology, represented Canada as an Olympic athlete. So, why is he working in the public works department of a small city in the Prairies? Not surprisingly, and mirroring what occurs with some regularity in the US, he has surfaced as the Vice President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 70 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
The significant holes in his military records could be due to a series of long overlooked, administrative errors or, you can come to your own conclusion. However, his weak apology, and willingly coughing up the unearned medals and insignia has convinced me that he’s just another lying sack of shit!
Sacrifice Medal – Legitimately awarded (US equivalent is the Purple Heart)
General Campaign Star (South West Asia) with 1 rotation bar – Legit
Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal – No entitlement
United Nations Force in Cyprus Medal – No entitlement
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal – Legit
Canadian Forces Decoration – Legit
Claims service in Bosnia – No record
Claims service in Cyprus – No record
Wound Stripe – No record
Qualified Military Parachutist – No record
Member of the Canadian Airborne Regiment – No record but, he has the tattoos!
Qualified CQB instructor – No record
He was busted in a Canadian forum;
And that caused him to make this very weak apology;
And he turned over some of the medals that he didn’t deserve – the Peacekeeping Medal, jump wings, a service stripe and the United Nations Force in Cyprus Medal ;
Category: Phony soldiers