Kevin Holian; phony Vietnam vet, POW

| September 14, 2017 | 108 Comments

Someone sent us their work on this fellow, Kevin Holian who claimed in one of his Facebook Groups that he was a Vietnam veteran and a POW of that war;

Yeah, but no. He did serve towards the end of the Vietnam War as a Vietnamese linguist – he ended his training four months after combat troops left Vietnam. The closest he got to Vietnam was Korea. Then he finished his commitment in the Reserves.

To complete the evidence, the alphabetical list of Vietnam POWs from the US Army who have been accounted for;

It’s not his fault that war ended before he could get to it – it is his fault that he had to make shit up to feel better about himself. And a POW, ffs.

From Kev on our Facebook page;

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Geetwillickers says:

    Another professional victim. His description of himself contains more victim keywords than a Berkeley protest.

    So of course, POW – the ultimate victim/hero status, has to be included.

  2. Ex-PH2 says:

    Whiner. Dorkwad. Bloviating babbling blowhard.

  3. 2banana says:

    But it was only a “short time POW”

    Kinda like being at the DMV

  4. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Disgrace to the Irish and Cannook Indians.

  5. 2banana says:

    Linguists on recon patrols…

    Cause you never know, you may need to order take out.

  6. Dave Hardin says:

    Well, this is the interwebnet thingy…so we can be all that we can be.

    You know the really annoying thing about doing RECON patrols in RVN?

    Dragging along the all other people who were “with” RECON.

    I did some covert RECON while I was in the Peoples Republic of Kaliphornya, I can’t address much about it, but I will say the Nursing School at UCLA was a heaven on earth.

    I had to do field ops at Ft Pickett once…so I can kinda relate to what its like to be a POW. The locals speak some kind of jibberish, we could have used a good interpreter. I shit you not…the locals forced me to eat oysters boiled in hot milk. They called it something like chowder.

    Its not easy living with secrets…thank the Gods for this interwebnet thingy.

    • 2banana says:

      A kind of New England clam chowder at Ft Pickett?

      You are either a poser or a very brave man.

      The small town next to the fort has only one diner. And it makes the McDonalds look good.

    • Mick says:

      ‘Its not easy living with secrets…thank the Gods for this interwebnet thingy.’

      And don’t forget barstools.

      I’m with ya on this, Dave.

      Alas, there is just so much that we should not/cannot ever discuss about all of the high speed, low drag highly-classified ‘black ops’ stuff that we have done, unless of course we’re blabbing about it here on this interwebnet thingy or while we’re sitting on a barstool in a bar somewhere*. Then it’s OK.

      Thank the Gods that we have those outlets, so that we don’t have to keep all of our amazing tales of derring-do bottled up inside of ourselves forever.

      *TINS (that’s the Marine Air Wing acronym for ‘This Is No Shit’; it saves time in getting to the main part of a good Sea Story): it’s always been common knowledge amongst all of the high speed operators who are ‘in the know’ that The Driftwood, the now-defunct Brown Bagger, and Tobies in Jacksonville, NC were also certified as SCIFs. Oh, just imagine all of the incredible tales of unbelievably heroic exploits that one would hear, night after night after night…

      • Dave Hardin says:

        I heard of those places, passed by them on my way to help out at the USO with their feed the children program.

        I would tell you about all my selfless community activism in the name of humanity but that is all very highly classified.

      • Cris says:

        I remember quite a few dancers claiming their husbands were Gunnys in Force Recon. High speed low drag, special ops spousal posers?

        …wait, that wasn’t me you saw there…

      • USAFRetired says:

        You know what they say about the difference between war Stories and Fairy Tales.

        Fairy Tales start out Once upon a time.

        War Stories start out This is no shit.

        A Corolary would be the one that starts out Honey I have to work late at the office

    • Forest Green says:

      Those weren’t oysters and it wasn’t boiled milk!

  7. 1610desig says:

    Ole Kev wants “trust” and “commitment to honest communication”. And here’s how he went about it….

  8. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Hey Kevin Holian!

    Tom Hanks just called, he wants his look back!

  9. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Cocksucker.

  10. Martinjmpr says:

    He was a NORTH Vietnamese linguist? Did they speak a different language North of the 17th Parallel?

    And the litany of troubles: Lyme disease, murdered fiancee, etc. It all says “PITY SPONGE!”

    As for being a “short time POW”, maybe what he meant was that when he was in Korea he got a “short time” from a bar girl and then was held as a “POW” by mama-san when he wouldn’t pay.

    Lying sack of shit.

    • Jorge says:

      Yeah, there are three varieties. That’s why the digraph was “VN” for so long…

      CTIC(SS) (RET)

    • Perry Gaskill says:

      DLI actually did make a distinction between Northern (Hanoi) and Southern (Saigon) dialects of Vietnamese. If you look at Holian’s MOS, it’s listed as 98G2LVN which means he was a voice intercept operator trained in the Hanoi dialect. Otherwise, the MOS would end in “VS.”

      Even without the DD-214, and aside from the wild POW claim, Holian makes at least one error that would be common for somebody who didn’t actually make it in country. Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) in the Army then was always an Army Security Agency (ASA) gig. What was also true was that ASA normally reported to NSA at Ft. Meade. Where Holian gets it wrong is that ASA units in RVN were never identified as such. Instead, they were called “radio research” in an apparently sly effort to play secret squirrel, or whatever.

      Whether voice intercept was risky or not depended on circumstances. Late in the war, it was common for the NVA to communicate via voice using PRC-25 tactical radios they had captured from the ARVN. Since the max line-of-sight range of a PRC-25 is about five miles, that was pretty much the set of parameters in play.

      • David says:

        I remember when at DLIFLC (not FWC) we were told that one of the longer firefights was actually at an ASA ops fwd camp. Think the closest FSK got to combat was WW Tree. And that revered ASA patch he refers to was commonly known as the Lightning Fast Chicken Fucker.

  11. Claw says:

    “It’s not his fault that war ended before he got to it” —

    Well, if he had picked a shorter AIT, like, say, Huey Door Gunner (67A1F)(only six weeks) instead of staying in the California/Texas schoolhouses for 59 weeks, he might have just barely been able to have shipped over to the 1st CAV somewhere and been shot down for real.

    Dumbass.

  12. USMCMSgt (Ret) says:

    He left out “prolific liar”:

    http://thisainthell.us/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Kevin-Holian-Claims.jpg

    And yes. We do know who you are.

  13. thebesig says:

    The Army’s motto changed to “Be all you can be” in 1980. Didn’t work out for him, so thanks to the internet, he more than made up for that by being all he could internet be. 🙄

  14. Michael Reed says:

    Well so much for respect but at least he’s getting the recognition.

  15. Sparks says:

    I remember patrols. As soon as we got off the choppers the LT would say, “Okay 1st and 2nd squad up front and do we have the designated SEAL, linguist, POW and ear cutter? Yea, well you guys hang back with 3rd and 4th squad until we get to our patrol area. If we hit the shit, you guys get your books out and start taking notes for 40 plus years from now. Now, lock and load. Sergeant, get ’em moving out.” Ah, those were the days.

    • rgr769 says:

      Every time I was going to send out a LRRP team, I always called the ASA for a school trained North Vietnamese linguist cuz there was nobody else around who could speak that Viet of the Nam lingo. That was why we had an ASA Radio Research company attached to our Ranger company, TINS.

  16. Vindicator says:

    He is the admin of a Facebook page called Milford Boro (Pennsylvania) He is still trying to pull off this little charade as recently as Tuesday evening. When someone questioned him about it, his reply was:

    “Wish these people would read the CFR in place back in the 70s about 15 days or less in country equates to never being in country.

    Fools here in Milford need to learn about the military prior to being jerks and assholes.”

    I have a screenshot of this and would be more than happy to post it if somebody could tell me how.

    There was also another member on the board who was in the Air Force as an E-5 and all he does is put him down for his rank. Calls him things such as a lowly E-5 and a piece of shit E-5. Pretty ironic since he was an E-4. lol

  17. "Kaiser Von Struffwaffle says:

    Not only Does this Kevin Holian Character play “Vietnam POW who saw Death on both sides”

    He also plays Assholian, Stalking and threatening local Women, Bashing local Law enforcement and Veterans, Clergy, elected Government officials, etc. And continues to this day.

    When questioned about his claims of service he responds with total disrespect for those who really served with responses such as “Yawn, Yawn and Yawn again.

    This Assholian Character needs to delete his account and get off ALL social media forever and walk away in SHAME to the tune of the “lonely Man theme”ending music from The Television show “The Incredible hulk.”

    SHAME!
    SHAME!

  18. racy says:

    His Milford Boro group is a rouse. He uses it to basically get free things from the local businesses which he bad mouths behind their backs. One minute he plays the sjw then the sjvictim. He also has several sock puppet accounts. People have tried to open up their own milford groups only to have Kevin go into a psychotic episode. he will stalk those people, lie about them, make up rumors in this small town, he will post in their groups about him being attacked which he never was and then he will do thinks like post pictures of them or their homes with photoshopped targets or with guns.

  19. 3/17 Air Cav says:

    Need a special linguist whil out in the bush! Not so much, ours was a “Chu Hoi” named Trong. During my time with the 1st Cav most platoons had one.

  20. Skyjumper says:

    Could it be said that because of his embellishments (lies) about his military service, he shall be here to fore known as……

    “Kevin Holian, the Cunning-Linguist”?

    (Yeah, yeah , I just had to go there) 😉

  21. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Excerpt from Kevin Holian, Vietnamese Linguist, chronicles transcribed at TS/SCI FOB, during the War on the Viet of the Nam … reviewing recovered enemy document:

    “Uh, I think it is …

    Yes, CAT or maybe small PUPPY.

    Ok, here is another …

    Got it, POT.

    Um, I know this one …

    WATER.

    Argh, I always got this one wrong at school …

    FIRE.

    Yikes, the last word always finishes the analysis …

    SOUP.

    The generals will be so proud of me”!

  22. Green Thumb says:

    This man is the lowest form of life.

    To claim POW and not be one is the ultimate slap in the face.

    Fuck his maggot.

  23. SaltyBird says:

    Alex’s B.S. meter was obviously pegged and he had this scum on a string dancing like a fool. BRAVO ALEX PIERCE SIR!

  24. Combat Historian says:

    Yeah, RRU linguist with TS/SCI clearance tagged along with SOG team infiltrating into Laos to carry out spike missions along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Happened all the time…///

    Better yet, said linguist was still in training in Mar 73 when cease fire was signed, and then was ordered by Higher to go into Laos ALONE on a solo black op mission. Yup, that happened even more often…///

  25. Jonn Lilyea says:

    From Kev on our Facebook page;

  26. AnotherPat says:

    This is for Cris, Claw, rgr769 and sj:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_OCDJIT344

    🙂

    • Claw says:

      Ah, yes, Gama Goats. The pride of the fleet in 1972. Intended to replace the M37B 3/4 ton trucks.

      Gama Goats sucked big donkey dicks. Leaked, dripped, oozed, weeped and seeped from every component that required lubrication or fuel. A maintenance nightmare for every echelon.

      But I heard the inventor was able to buy an island in Tahiti with the money he got from the Army contract, so there was that.

      • Claw says:

        Oh, and one last thing. Did you notice that the Gama Goat in the video never did move under its own power?

        Only had the headlights turn on, never moved an inch.

        But 100% mission ready as long as the lights are on.

      • rgr769 says:

        I never had a ride in one. The 82nd had them chasing us around during our UW exercise at the SF course, when we were valiantly fighting for the independence of Pineland.

      • Perry Gaskill says:

        I rode in a Gama Goat one time at Ft. Hood. It was really loud, really slow, and seemed like a solution in search of a problem.

        • Claw says:

          “a solution is search of a problem.”

          You’ve got that right, Perry. I spent nine years as the motor pool parts guy in units that used the Gama Goat as a prime mover for the towed Vulcan gun system and for carrying the FAAR (Forward Area Alerting Radar) shelters.

          It was one of those vehicles that all you had to do was glance in its direction and it would turn to shit./smile

  27. AnotherPat says:

    And last, these two videos are especially for Claw….and you-know-who….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EgLPnDbjtc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7syYj86BxYw

    Enjoy!

    • Claw says:

      Thanks for the videos, Pat.

      Oh, and a side note. You-know-who was never a hard stripe Sergeant. He never got higher than Spec5 while on active duty. So the green leadership tabs for him were a no go from the git go./smile

  28. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Bet old Kev knows Long Duc Dong (GONG) and misses those steaming bowls of Cream of Sum Yun Guy soup.

    Cocksucking assclown…

  29. Green Thumb says:

    This turd also has that “Ned Flanders” look going on…..

  30. Carlton G. Long says:

    “No problem, junior.”

    That belongs on coffee mugs and bumper stickers everywhere.

  31. Top D says:

    How has this not gone viral?? I’ve seen a lot, but this one takes the prize.

    There shouldn’t be a hole small enough in the world for this scum to slither into. And he keeps going!

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