Meet General Ballduster McSoulpatch

| January 18, 2010


1STCavRVN11B sent me this photo from our friends at POW Net. I immediately fired it off to a bunch of other MilBlogs to see if we can ID this numbnuts. The picture was taken at Democrat Annise Parker’s victory party last month in Houston. How this doofus thought it was a good idea to dress up as a two star general is beyond me. Aside from that he’s wearing infantry brass and an infantry officer’s blue lapel (Generals aren’t affiliated with any branch), those totally unauthorized ball dusters on his chin, and the fact that he looks about ten years too young to be general, let’s look at a close up of his chest;


Yes, that’s an SAS cap badge at the top. How he thinks he can wear a cap badge on his uniform if pure doofusery. Of course, what phony hero wouldn’t have a CIB with two stars or Senior Master Jump Wings with a combat star? I’m having trouble with medals, but the top row has a Distinguished Service Cross, a Distinguished Service Medal and a Silver Star.  There’s also a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. That’s enough to toss his ass in the hoosegow in Houston.

This guy is worse than our own General Baxter. How many of you would have spent a night in jail for popping this obvious fake at the party? With Baxter we at least had to do some research to prove he’s a phony.

Anyway, a bunch of milblogs decided to pig pile this clown, so you can read what others have written about him at this list I’ll update through out the day. We’re hoping someone can identify this douche so we can report it to the authorities and get his punk ass off the street. If you recognize this clown contact us or POW Net.

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  1. SF4Life says:

    FOR THOSE IN THE HOUSTON AREA. This requested was forwarded, but it appears a newstation want to take a look. kind of seems strange that a reporter could not view the videos of the event to see, but..


    Could you go back please and ask any of those who recognized this person and know/knew him if they would be willing to talk to us today?

    I need a more solid link to the name than what I have…and I’m afraid anonymous bloggers saying so won’t meet the standard for airing that name.

    Feel free to forward my info along…



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  2. Toothless Dawg says:

    A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: ‘Talking Dog For Sale ‘ He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard.

    The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there.

    ‘You talk?’ he asks.?

    ‘Yep,’ the Lab replies.?

    After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says ‘So, what’s your story?’

    The Lab looks up and says, ‘Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA. In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.’

    ‘I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running.. But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals.’?’I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I’m just retired.’?

    The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.?

    ‘Ten dollars,’ the guy says.

    ‘Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?’

    ‘Because he’s a liar. He never did any of that shit.?

  3. J says:

    That’s the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire around his neck! Funny.. “Sir Knight” forgot to wear the breast star that goes with it!

    Her Majesty wouldn’t be impressed…

  4. Nichevo says:

    Got an interesting email from a friend in Houston a couple of days ago that reminded me of this. My friend worked on the campaign of the person who ran against Parker and followed this story with interest. Turns out that if McSoulpatch had won, it would have been a posthumous award:


  5. Hondo says:

    In the interest of “completing the record”, here’s my best estimate of what medals and badges Ballduster McSoulpatch was wearing above:

    First Row: DSC, DDSM, DSM, SS – Comment: wrong OLC on DSC (miniature medals use the miniature OLC. Device on SS may also be star vice miniature OLC.

    Second Row: BSM, PH, DMSM, MSM – Comment: entire row is out of order (should be 3rd row)

    Third Row: DSSM, LOM, DFC, Soldier’s Medal – Comment: entire row is out of order (should be 2nd row)

    Fourth Row: AM, JSCM, ARCOM, JSAM

    Fifth Row: AAM, POW Medal, Army GCM, AF Combat Readiness Medal

    Badges: CIB w/2 stars, SAS Cap Insignia, Master Parachutist w/Combat Star, Air Assault Pathfinder, plus one I can’t (the one above the Air Assault Badge)

    So it appears Ballduster was also claiming to have been a POW. Given his “orientation”, maybe that was one of his fantasies.

    I also can’t IDthe decoration he’s wearing around his neck – thought it might be the UK Order of the Bath, but the medal doesn’t match (ribbon looks right). If anyone can ID these last 2, Ballduster’s “file” here will be complete.

  6. Hondo says:

    Addendum: the unidentified badge appears to be the Master HALO badge.

    The unidentified medal resembles the British Order of the British Empire, but the ribbon doesn’t seem quite right and photos I’ve seen of the OBE show a black enamel background vice white. But there are variants of the OBE, and I haven’t found good photos of all of them yet.

  7. Hondo says:

    Addendum2: the medal around his neck indeed appears to the the civilian version of the Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

  8. Johann Hamman says:

    We have a wannabee sitting in your neck of the woods now, too. see this scumbag claimed to a member of Koevoet, 32 Battalion, Green berets, and God know what else. He has found himself an American wife now, and lives in Wellington, Florida. We have reported him to POWNet, but it think it is necessary that every serving soldier in the US knows about him. Oh, and with the last sitrep, heis now allegedly pretending to be a Marine…

  9. Johann Hamman says:

    Ok, I was corrected by a colleague just now. He is pretending to be a Green Beret, not a Marine…

  10. tom says:

    I think this is the same guy who goes to gay pride events. His face looks familiar on another website I saw. He did not have on this uniform but did have some of the wings as well as the CIB with two stars indicative of 3 combat tours or meeting the requirements of the award.

    What is really sad is that he had the wings as well as the CIB on a half shirt or a half top. What I am trying to describe is a normal shirt or tank top that we would wear but his was cut off half way horizontally and in a light pink color?

    Disgracing the memories of the awards as well as the values is just pathetic. Those who earned those wings as well as any CIB especially to those who bled on foreign soil for us
    in order to live in the land of the FREE!

  11. Hondo says:

    Uh, tom . . . with apologies to the late DeForrest Kelley (“Bones” McCoy) of Star Trek fame: “He’s dead, tom.”

  12. tom says:

    Thanks Hondo.