Richard Foreman; phony busts himself

| August 25, 2017 | 47 Comments

OK, now I’ve seen everything. This fellow, Richard Foreman, turned himself in to the stolen valor community for lying about his service. He says that he lied to the Facebook group Grenada 30th Anniversary Tour;

As hard as it is to believe I am turning myself in. What the report says happened. I wish I could take it back, but I can’t. I can only do what I feel is the right thing and man up to the fact that I pissed off real heroes & combat veterans because of stupid. Check with Mr. PATRICK O’KELLEY or at least look at the Facebook webpage. I feel such remorse, guilt, dishonor, & disgrace I need to come clean. No excuses for my stupid act. How else can I redeem myself and savage what dignity I may have left. Where is the forgiveness of the real lives that ended paying the ultimate price for our freedom?

So I guess he lied to them and told them that he’d been in the Grenada Invasion in October 1983. Well his records don’t support that;

His discharge says that he served two years and his separation code says the he was only on a two year enlistment. He got a Good Conduct Medal, but he didn’t go to Grenada.

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  1. Spartan Deuce says:

    You know it’s hard times when the chaplains assistant is stealing valor.

  2. Do you remember the Chaplain’s Assistant in the movie, “SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE”?

    He claimed he didn’t carry a weapon because he was a chaplain’s assistant.

    But, as is so often the case, Hollywood had the script all wrong.

    In the United States Army, because by regulation, a chaplain is always unarmed, a chaplain’s assistant’s primary job is to protect the chaplain during combat, and thus, he has the weapons, training, and responsibilities of any basic infantry soldier.

    Assisting the chaplain when conducting religious services is a secondary mission.

  3. Combat Historian says:

    Grenada 1983 was similar to Beruit 1982-83, contingencies small enough that most everyone involved by now know each other by name, unit, and even by reputation. They are not the place for posers to interject themselves into the conversation or the community; they will be found out and exposed sooner rather than later. These dumbasses never learn…

    • Andrew says:

      Yeah, but everyone who steals valor wants to be a combat hero and most people who steal valor (and get caught) are too young for Vietnam and too old to have been in the War on Terror.


    Naughty, Naughty….. Mr.Foreskin

  5. Green Thumb says:


    I wonder if this was done to preempt something else coming down the pike?

    Time will tell.

    • Mick says:

      Boom. No ‘mercy’ or ‘understanding for this lying poser assclown.

      Semper Fi, Doc.


      Captain Jeb F. Seagle USMC

      Captain John P. Giguere USMC

      1stLt Jeffery R. Scharver USMC

      • IDC SARC says:

        Ugh…it’s memories regarding Marines like that I’d like to be able to inject into a poser’s brain. Capt G/Lt S were under water for days before we got them back. When Dr. D… the flight surgeon a few others and myself I.D.’d and processed their bodies, it was gruesome.

        What they went through and the heroism to save Capt Howard was remarkable.

        • Graybeard says:

          I don’t think the posers are man enough to handle those memories, IDC SARC. It would overwhelm them.

        • Mick says:

          Well said, Doc. Very well said indeed.

          I don’t know if you’re aware, but Captain Howard was allowed to remain on active duty in spite of his severe injuries, and he ultimately retired as a Colonel.

          ‘Survivor — Urgent Fury veteran still active after near-death experience in Grenada’

          • IDC SARC says:

            Oh yes, I was aware.Thanks tho.

            I’ve also read accounts of the situation. “The first shot hit him in the right arm tearing it off from the just below the elbow and down.”

            Dunno if they are misquoting him or what but his arm was firmly attached after the injury. There were several small surface wounds evident, but the damage underneath was severe. When I assessed it, his arm below the elbow was cold, pale virtually immobile and pulseless. We amputated it below the elbow on the U.S.S. Guam. His femoral wound was fortunately, less severe.

        • John L. McCue says:

          I was on a US submarine shadowing a USSR task force out of Cuba, when this happened. The message we got – invasion of Grenada and garbled then 258 Marines killed in the Barracks.
          We didn’t know what was happening, but we quickly got to Grenada still submerged. Nobody knew of our boat underwater. It makes me mad to find out in Sept 2017 these Marines lost their Lives for my freedom.

  6. NavCWORet says:

    I got to say, it’s a breath of fresh air to see someone come clean on their own. Hopefully, it isn’t a pre-emptive strike to keep someone from ratting them out.

  7. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Some advice to every wannabe-B FORE MAN decides to let his mouth write a check that his ass can’t cancel, don’t bull shit people about things that you never did.

  8. Ritz's Ranger says:

    His re-worked Facebook page STILL claims that he is a combat veteran.

  9. Atkron says:

    Poor Dick Foreskin

  10. Atkron says:

    I wonder if he was telling everyone he served under Gunny Highway, and had a big dude named The Swede in his Platoon.

    • FuzeVT says:

      Yes, and they trained in the rolling hills of Camp Lejeune!!

      [I didn’t get that joke until the first time I drove onto Lejeune and looked down Holcomb Blvd as it disappeared into the distance flat as a pancake!]

  11. David says:

    Kinda wonder about that 214; at that point a Good Conduct required three years AD – he only had 2.

  12. Commissar says:

    Hey Jonn, you have the same photograph listed as a “Darren Bavaro” on your gallery of valor thieves.

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