Phony POW general

| December 14, 2011

The good folks at POW Network sent us a link to a phony they busted recently by the name of Fermijon Marrero who was featured in an article in the New Rochelle Main Street Connect;

The native of Spain was a prisoner of war from Dec. 15, 1966 until May 1968. The Vietnamese forced him and his cellmate to work for 16 hours each day in the rice patties while up to his knees in cow dung. The enemy only fed him twice a week, and all he received was an ashtray sized dish of rice filled with maggots.

But Marrero said he had to eat the creatures because they were his only source of protein. He slept in a tiger cage that was far too small for him. One day, he and his cellmate ran when the guards turned their heads. He had contracted malaria, which he said he still has to this day, but he ran until he joined up with the 12th Cavalry in Laos.

Nice story except that he was a private with an abbreviated career well after the war in Vietnam ended;

So, journalist Andrew Meola was more interested in writing a story than doing his job and informing the public.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Green Thumb says:

    I want a coin.

    Only the cool, poser “Generals” give out coins.

    You have to give credit where it it is due.

    Besides, you can not tell me that a poser “General” coin would not top the collection.

    Damn, boys, it would be worth its weight in gold.

    Just saying….

  2. Fixed Bayonet says:

    Can we create a coin for each “Best Fake”? Wouldn’t it be great to collect them all?

    I want a General Fermijon Marrero coin.

  3. Green Thumb says:


    Only LTC and above.

    Thats what I have been saying…

  4. Green Thumb says:


    Reporting for duty.

  5. Green Thumb says:



    All or nothing; must respect that.


    A “Flag” Turd.


    I still want a poser coin….That would be cool.

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    Rice patties? Do you make those out of Rice Krispies? Full of cow dung, huh? Yeah, I’d say he’s full of a LOT of cow dung.

  7. Green Thumb says:

    Don’t most Generals wear a old school TA-50 belt?

    With a Canteen and a side arm?


  8. William Blake's Penis says:

    ” Marrero said he had to eat the creatures because they were his only source of protein.”

    Got a feeling that isn’t the only source of protein he’s had

  9. Green Thumb says:

    This maggot takes the cake.

    I forgot about him.

    Staying off the roads tonight and not partying so I am bored hence looking up posers.