Christopher Blystone; another Mog phony

| January 20, 2015

Christopher Blystone

The folks at Outpost of Freedom sent us their work on this Christopher Blystone fellow who claimed to have been in Mogadishu during Operation Gothic Serpent (of course) he alternates between being assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and being a Ranger medic. Either way, he claims that he had the Combat Medic Badge;

Christopher Blystone claims

Christopher Blystone claims2

Of course, none of that is true. it looks like he had a prior enlistment to the one in this DD214. You’ll notice that he was a 91B medic on his prior enlistment (MOS training in 1995 – two years after the Gothic Serpent operation) and then he re-enlisted to be a veterinary food inspector (91R) and went to Korea. Block 12f says that he was there for ten months. His reenlistment document says that he was an E-3 at that time and then he rocketed to E-1 in just 17 months. Korea will do that to you.

Christopher Blystone DD214

He was assigned to the 106th Medical Detachment, so that’s close to the 160th SOAR, right? Same numbers must mean the same unit. Apparently, he’s a militia member there in Texas and everyone knows how those guys’ ranks are packed full of authentic heroes.

There’s more about his extra-curricular activities with the local authorities at Outpost of Freedom along with some radio broadcasts in which he makes some of his claims.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Hondo says:

    Hmm. Prior active service of 5 mo and change leads me to believe he was a USAR or ARNG guy who went active (basic plus AIT plus some additional schooling and/or “deadhead” time could account for that). Leaving Korea after 15+ mo active duty as an E1 tells me he stepped on his dong wearing golf shoes – hard.

    • CLAW131 says:

      Yep, 91R Vet Inspector, unaccompanied access to Subsistence Warehouses and Commissaries as a rat turd herder. My bet is he was caught black marketing foodstuffs. Summary court martial and kicked out of the system forever.(Note all zeroes in the Reserve obligation block on DD214). Another career in the spay and neuter your pets field washed down the drain by the ripe old age of 22.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        I second that CLAW131, as soon as I read that he was thrown out from Korea an E1, I immediately thought “Black Marketeer”!. I served over there in the early 90’s, the lightest punishment I saw then for black marketing was an AF Captain who got dismissal and 2 years of Leavenworth. Everyone convicted of that at a Court martial got E1, Leavenworth, and a BCD at the lightest, some got DD’s!

      • CLAW131 says:

        Oops,sorry,misinformation. He was 10 days shy of his 22nd birthday on date of final discharge. I regret my error.

  2. B Woodman says:

    “His reenlistment document says that he was an E-3 at that time and then he rocketed to E-1 in just 17 months. Korea will do that to you.”

    I was fortunate in Korea. Not only did I get to keep my rank (E5 SGT), but I went before the local board and got picked up for E6 SSG. Lucky me.

  3. 3E9 says:

    Obviously got tossed for some reason. His 214 says he hasn’t completed his first full term of service. Plus his date of rank is less than a month before his separation date.

  4. Stacy0311 says:

    why would anyone claim to be in Somalia? That place was craptacular

    • Martinjmpr says:

      Most of our recent wars are in pretty “craptacular” places, sad to say. I’m assuming this numbnuts wanted his buddies to think he was one of the medic heroes in “Black Hawk Down.”

  5. John "Faker 6" Giduck says:

    I like this guy. Christopher Blystone and I both did radio shows at various points in which we both clearly lay out our fake military service.

    The difference is that “18 years in Russian military uniform” is less easy to validate. I’d claim Ranger but never Mog. I’m available for consulting to posers…service history, book deals, the works. My lies ended up winning me taxpayer funded paychecks so I had to be doing something right.


    John “Faker 6” Giduck

  6. Combat Historian says:

    If you’re an Army SOF poser, Mogadishu ’93 was the place you just HAD to be in; just like if you’re a Marine poser, Beirut ’83 was the place you just HAD to be in…

  7. GDContractor says:

    This was from 12 months ago when some towns in WV needed drinking water. Click on “see all updates” to get the big picture. “Operation American Spring” apparently belongs our boy Chris.

    I wonder if any water got delivered? //end sarc

    • Jackie Lee Milton Jr says:

      Sorry but I was with Chris at OAS. And I’m one of the investigators that took 7 months to unravel this coward. He wasn’t in charge of crap. He talks a good story, but he’s all bells and whistles…

  8. GDContractor says:

    This in one of Blystone’s sidekicks.

    Colonel Harry Riley, U.S. Army (Ret.) served 34 years in the military before retiring in 1992. His assignments include Executive Officer and Commander, Signals Research unit 2, Zweibruecken, Germany (1966-1968); II Corps Military Intelligence Detachment Advisor, and Combat Assistance team Commander supporting Army of Vietnam 1st Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment Vietnam (1969-1970); Staff Officer and Commander, 2d Operations Battalion, U. S. Army Field station Augsburg, Germany (1976-1979); Staff Officer for the Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence and Management Directorate, Office of the Chief of Staff Army, Pentagon (1979-1984); Division Chief, National Security Agency, Fort Meade Maryland (1984-1986); Commander, 712th Military Intelligence Battalion, Augsburg, Germany (1986-1988); Division Chief, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland (1988-1991); and Deputy Offlce Chief National Security Agency, Fort Meade 19Q1-1992). Colonel Riley also served additional tours ln Germany (1956-1959); Vietnam (1962); and Thailand (1962-1963) as an enlisted soldier.

    He is the recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal{ Meritorious unit Award, Air Force Outstanding unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (2 Awards), National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Vietnam Service Medal (5 Campaigns), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5), the Army Staff Identification Badge, Parachute Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, and Republic of Vietnam awards to include the Cross or Gallantry with Silver Star.

    He now runs the “Patriots for America’ website and is the leader of ‘Operation American Spring’, a constitutional effort to rally patriots around the country to Washington D.C. in a massive show of American people power to shut down the capital with civil disobediance. Think Cairo 2011 or maybe even Kiev 2013. They will go to the capital to stay until their demands are met…

    The COL. has an impressive rack. Too bad he can’t spot a poser.

    • CLAW131 says:

      Well, I could say something about the COL’s rack, but since he is a CIB recipient I won’t. But if I were to say something it would be that the Oak Leaf Clusters on the Meritorious Service Medal are upside down, the NDSM is missing it’s Bronze Service Star (granted this photo may have been taken before the first Gulf War occurred) and the Bronze Numeral on the Overseas Service Ribbon is missing. But like I said before, I don’t have anything to say about his rack.

  9. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Smug-looking little bucket of toad snot, ain’t he?

  10. Ex-PH2 says:

    So he was a meat inspector, huh?

    Geez, and I thought my idea about stealing and selling supplies out the back door was SO original.

    Someone should have locked him in the pantry.

    • CLAW131 says:

      Yep, PH-2, the Army actually has an MOS that translates into “Meat Gazer”. And who said that some MOS’s don’t have a civilian application.

      • GDContractor says:

        Admittedly, I don’t speak ARMY, but what I don’t get is why a veterinary food inspector inspects food products designated for human consumption?


        MOS 91R10 is defined as:

        Inspects food products designated for human consumption on receipt and in storage. Selects food samples using statistical sampling methods, makes sensory evaluations, determines and records temperatures of products and food in storage areas. Evaluates packaging, packing and marking requirements in accordance with DoD standards and contractual documents. Classifies defects, determines quality of product, advises supervisor, and prepares subsistence inspection reports. Collects, prepares, and transmits samples to laboratory for testing. Identifies unsanitary conditions in food storage facilities and commissary stores. Operates and maintains inspection equipment. Packs, unpacks, loads, unloads, and assists in setting up veterinary unit equipment. Performs duties in accordance with approved standards of conduct and reports suspected fraud.
        (reference )

        • Legans says:

          It’s a throwback to the era when the Army took herds of live cows and pigs on campaigns for food.

        • Green Thumb says:

          I do not know about food, but I would imagine this turd has inspected his share of meat.

        • CLAW131 says:

          GD, I’ll try to explain a little of it. Mostly it had to do with periodic sample inspections of the old C-Rations/MRE’s that are in storage at the TISA (Troop Issue Subsistence Activity) of each Post/Camp/Fort of the Army.
          Also back in the old days when the Mess Sergeants drew fresh eggs/produce/fruits for the Mess Hall/Field exercises,etc, all of that had to be maintained in temperature controlled, vermin free storage lockers/spaces. The Vet Inspector was much like the Meat and Produce Managers at a grocery store, or an Army authorized USDA inspector.
          The C-Rats/MRE’s had to be properly stored/stacked/palletized with proper temperature, adequate air flow,cleanliness of area, and proper vermin (rats,mice,cockroaches,etc) control measures.
          The Vet Inspector(s) had to be able to perform these functions both in Garrison and when deployed. When on extended deployments and local purchases of foodstuffs were authorized (foraging off the countryside), all those products were supposed to be inspected and sampled by the Vet Detachment Inspectors.
          I don’t know if I helped to explain anything or just muddied up the waters.
          If the Vet Inspector was a good troop, he served a very valuable purpose. If the Vet Inspector was a habitual criminal and all around dirt bag, then black market opportunities were wide open (until they got caught). And as shown in this example of a Vet Inspector gone bad, the punishments can be severe.

          • GDContractor says:

            Thanks for the info. What you and Legans said makes sense. I can see how a guy in that MOS might have a lot of time on his hands to contemplate entrepreneurial pursuits.

        • Eric says:

          Because we don’t eat humans in the USA, we eat animals, and Veterinarians generally take some form of Animal Science studies.

  11. SFC D says:

    I was in Somalia in ’93 and I caught a ride from Bagram to Kabul on a 160th Blackhawk once in 2002. So that makes me a Nightstalker, right?

  12. ArmyATC says:

    The turd scrubbed the hell out of his Facebook page.

    • GDContractor says:

      Looks like he will be going to a meeting on Jan. 24th.

      Sure hope they don’t find out he’s a LSOS.

      • INFANTRY WIFE says:


        If you take a look at the facebook events you posted he is claiming that MJR. GENERAL (RETIRED) IS going to be present. he does have a Facebook page look him up with this on FB search. I think this General should be contacted.

        • GDContractor says:

          I’m going to go hypothetical here…

          Let’s say I am the FBI (I’m not) and I am concerned about some groups that posts shit on the internet and meet in State Parks to possibly burnish the magic reset button among other things. Let’s say I find some nutter that lives nearby, use his extensive troubles with the law as leverage, and coerce him to be an infiltrate and inform. Let’s say I coach said nutter about embellishing his military career, coach him on constitutional militia dogma, and encourage him to post videos on youtube (hypothetical example:

          If I was a member of any groups that had such a nutter as a member and/or leader, I would be distancing myself from said nutter.

          As for myself, I am not a nutter and I subscribe to the Grouchy Marx philosophy of membership.

          • thebesig says:

            Originally posted by GDContractor:

            coach him on constitutional militia dogma,

            What these nuts don’t understand is that the constitutional militia/statutory militia is stood up by the governor (state) or president (federal). Those not in the military who are not in the “organized” militia are part of the “unorganized” militia.

            Different states have different rules on who is militia. For those that don’t define it, the federal law on the militia identifies them.

            When stood up, they’re bound by similar oaths that we are.

        • CLAW131 says:

          Anybody willing to bet that Major General (Furlow) is just an honorary rank within the Citizen Soldiers of Texas organization?

          I am. I’ll bet, oh hell, one whole US dollar.

          • GDContractor says:

            CLAW, I checked him out. He’s something else all right. Major General of the Texas NG, retired. Owner of a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business CPA firm. Was sued by the Texas AG for double dipping state/federal pay. Not sure how that suit was resolved.

          • CLAW131 says:

            OK, I guess I lost the bet. A real(?) Retired MG of the Texas NG. Who do I send the one US Dollar to?
            I know, I’ll send it to Jonn for a bandwidth contribution.

            • CLAW131 says:

              No,wait, I’ll send it to 3/17 Cav for a can of OD Green spray paint for the Mule.

            • CLAW131 says:

              No, wait one more minute. I’ll give the dollar to whoever can figure out why a Retired Major General would be Facebook Friends with a Summary Court Martial discharged Private E-1.

              The $1.00 is available in 100 cut pieces of a one dollar bill or 100 One Cent Coins. Winner’s choice.

              • CLAW131 says:

                Damn. It looks like they are no longer friends on Facebook.

                I wonder who dumped who?

                My dollar will remain safely stored in my wallet.

      • INFANTRY WIFE says:

        He is still planing on going. i read it on his citizens soldiers of texas Fb page. Also claims that 3 doors down gave him permission to make citizens soldiers (the song) his song. LOL

  13. Joe Williams says:

    A poser’s first action on being caught. Joe

  14. Jordan Rott says:

    Mogadishu, Korea, easy mistake they basically rhyme the words are so similar. I mean they both have an O and an A in them, who wouldn’t confuse the two?

  15. Infantry Wife says:

    Is this posted on any other other sites. I tried going to stolen Valor, guardian of valor and I haven’t seen this post it there.

  16. John Doe says:

    Does anyone have screenshots from Blystone’s FB page, the ‘About’ section, in particular? There were details there that need to be looked at, but I’m sure the page has been scrubbed by now.

  17. Dave Hardin says:

    Hmmmmm…..A cheese inspector in the TX guard? I wonder if he gave a Lt Col unsupervised access to the dairy products.

  18. thebesig says:

    Originally posted by Jonn Lilyea:

    He was assigned to the 106th Medical Detachment, so that’s close to the 160th SOAR, right?

    That’s like the idiots that take “OS” for “Operations Specialist: and swap those letters around to “SO” for “Special Operations. 🙄

  19. Paul Persson says:

    His Facebook page is up and active still –

  20. clamsgotlegs says:

    My guess, (and this is only a guess) is that if his MOS had to do with packing and unpacking veterinary equipment he might have known where the veterinary drugs were. Drugs like Rompin and Ketoset were all the theft rage in the 90s for illicit things like hard core drug using and black market date rape drugs. Not that I’m saying that is why he was busted down to E1, but I would think that stealing something other than food is a possible senario.

    I missed reading comprehension on this one. Did he get a Other, DD or any prision time?

    • Hondo says:

      clams: unknown. That info is not routinely released on a FOIA. Could have been an admin discharge due to misconduct, General(OTH) in lieu of court martial, BCD, or DD. Any of those fit the known facts – e.g., his being discharged early as an E1.

      • Green Thumb says:

        Any of the above = Shitbag.

      • Infantry Wife says:

        if you look at his civilian criminal record that was posted by another site that is mentioned in the beginning of this thread you will see his criminal activities prior true and after military service. That may answer some questions

        • Hondo says:

          Not really. Unless he concealed a serious pre-service criminal conviction (leading to a fraudulent enlistment) they’d almost certainly have no connection to whatever got him pitched out of the Army.

          • Gary Hunt says:

            If you look at the report, you will see that he got some charges dismissed just prior to his four year enlistment. It appears that the court was willing to dismiss based on his enlistment. This was not uncommon in the sixties, and I assume also true in the 90s.
            Next crime, after service, resulted in deferred adjudication and a pleas agreement (highlight in yellow)which is what brings into question, what was in the plea agreement. His deferred adjudication resulted in 4 years of probation, so, he belongs to the the state of Texas until next year. If the fusion centers come into play, he may be a tool of government (given up any integrity that may have remained) at least until probation is over.

  21. CLAW131 says:

    I’ll try to put a little perspective into the potential confusion on just exactly what his job was in the Army.
    The MOS of 91R10 Veterinary Food Inspector does not include any animal health care for Fido and Fluffy in a doctor’s clinic atmosphere. He would not have easy access to any animal drugs from the medical cabinet.
    His job would have been as a type of USDA foodstuffs inspector, a MRE case humper, a rat trap cleaner outer, a mouse turd sweeper, and any other jobs that were necessary in a food storage facility.
    Even though that 106th Medical Detachment does contain the name of Veterinarian Services, at his skill level and rank, the only animal handling he did was disposing of dead mice and rats from the warehouse.
    As I said before, he was probably running a scam on declaring case lots of MRE’s as inedible and got caught selling or trading them on the black market to the local populace. That’s why he got his scrotum smashed on so hard and was discharged as a Private E-1. Knowing his previous record, he was probably offered a BCD or DD in lieu of Court Martial and confinement, he accepted that and the Army agreed and completely flushed him out of the system with no hope of ever reentering any branch of service.
    Black marketing of any US goods has been a big no-no for a lot of years, but there are always that 1% that think they can get away with it.
    The above observations come from dealing for many years (in the pre DFAC Army days) as a Battalion and Brigade Supply Sergeant with Food Service/Mess Sergeants, TISA activities and associated personnel, and yes, actual 91R Vet Inspectors.

    • clamsgotlegs says:

      Thanks. I love TAH…there is always someone here who can interpret and/or read between the lines.

    • Hondo says:

      Good analysis, Claw.

      Only thing I’d add is that it’s also theoretically possible he received a General/OTH as the result of admin discharge in lieu of court martial (in the Army, that used to be a Chapter 10). However, I doubt that happened.

      A Chapter 10 admin discharge would have resulted in his discharge at current rank. So unless he’d stepped on his crank previously and gotten busted down to E1 for another incident with the reduction occurring at about the same time his chapter was initiated, IMO that would have been unlikely. As I recall, in Korea processing a Chapter 10 took about 30 days; ditto getting approval of a BCD or DD by a GCMA. Timing of discharge compared to E1 date of rank implies court-martial and punitive discharge. Don’t think either a punitive discharge or a discharge in lieu of court-martial allows terminal leave.

      My guess is he got the proverbial “BCD-Special” (e.g., a special court martial authorized to impose a BCD – and the judge did exactly that). Quicker than a GCM, and he was just as gone afterwards.

      • CLAW131 says:

        Hondo, agree with you on the BCD-Special scenario. I never had any dealings with JAG while I was in, so not really well versed on its inner workings.

        I never did a tour to Korea (never had much of a taste for Seoul food), but my older brother (a 91B/C) did three tours over there. He and I talked at length (while he was still living) about things like the Korean black market opportunities and he passed on to me stories of some of the wildest schemes that troops came up with that would have made your brain fry. The opportunities would not have existed stateside, but doing a tour in Korea was a whole different ball game. For a young 19 year old, first time away from home, the “lure” of the Orient can be overwhelming, until you get caught.

        • Hondo says:

          Regrettably, in one assignment I inherited a bunch of “fine troops” that ended up getting court-martialed (plus one who managed to avoid court-martial via OTH discharge in lieu of, Chapter 10 at the time). So I do have a bit of now-dated knowledge of how the military court system used to operate.

          You’re also spot on about Korea. Did a couple of years there; best I can recall, blackmarketing got more folks in trouble there than anything else – more even than drunk/disorderly or drugs.

          A very sharp CW2 I once knew referred to Korea as “the Army’s Disneyland” maybe 30 years ago. Haven’t heard a better description since.

  22. CLAW131 says:

    Vet Inspectors fall into the same vein as the Graves Registration people in Battlefield Clearing Companies. You just really don’t pay any attention to them or even know they exist until the real big shit hits the fan. They are there when a buildup to hostilities is required and then their duties become evident as our forces move the battle line forward.
    It’s one of those deals where if you don’t see them or have a need for them to be in your area,things are going well for your outfit.

  23. INFANTRY WIFE says:

    Mr. Hunt,

    I would like to email you some information.