The folks at Military Phonies sent us their work on this Oscar Wilson fellow. They wrote about him in May, but they were waiting for his Army FOIA. I decided that I’d wait until the FOIA came back. He is legitimately a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon for his participation there with 1/9th Marines from June 1969 – June 1970. But somewhere along the line, he decided that wasn’t enough, and he became a Force Recon Marine;
Wilson claimed two tours of Vietnam, but I only see the one, after which he was stationed at the Marine Barracks in Bremerton, Washington with a series of prestigious jobs, none of which were as a Force Recon Marine. He was discharged as a Corporal, not as a staff sergeant like he claims now.
He also had to make the claim that when he reenlisted and went into the Army that he was a Ranger in Bad Tolz, West Germany;
Of course, there were no Rangers at Bad Tolz (the home of the 10th Special Forces Group at that time), he was a mortarman with the 1/39th Infantry of the 8th Infantry Division – a fine unit, and there was no shame in serving with them, but they weren’t Rangers. When he finished his time in Germany, he went to Fort Hood, Texas and did time in the 2nd Armored Division and the 1st Cavalry Division. He was discharged as a sergeant E-5. The National Personnel Records Center saw no Purple Heart;
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