Edward Richards; Colonel Sergeant phony

| January 4, 2016

Edward Richards Colonel

Someone sent us a conversation that he had on Facebook with this Edward Richards fellow;


The Chosin Reservoir was in Korea, the battle that began at Chosin, had no parachute component. The only parachute jumps during the Korean War were made by the 187th Regiment. At the time of the Korean War, the 173rd Airborne Brigade was designated as the 87th Reconnaissance Troop and it was in Alabama as an Army Reserve unit. So the fellow who wrote that Facebook post was thoroughly confused.

This was his Facebook profile at the time;

Edward Richards Facebook troll

And some of the pictures that he had there at the time;

Edward Richards selfie

Edward Richards Shriner

Edward Richards trolling WalMart

Edward Richards

Someone must have warned him that we were onto him, because all but one of those photos are gone, or hidden, now.

He has trouble deciding what his rank is – either a colonel or a Sergeant First Class. He’s pretty consistent about his awards, though. He thinks that he earned a 3rd award of the Combat Infantryman badge, a Silver Star, a couple of Purple Hearts and two awards of the National Defense Service Medal. I also see a Glider badge. Mr. Richards was born in 1932. In order for him to have three CIBs, he would have had to serve in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam – the only three conflicts for which the 3rd Award of the CIB has been awarded.. When WWII ended, he was 13, so it’s just not possible. The Glider Badge was last awarded when the school closed in 1947, when Mr Richards was 15 years old.

And, oh, yeah, the National Personnel Records Center says “Who?”

Edward Richards FOIA

The form that the NPRC wanted us to fill out was in case his records had been lost in the 1973 fire, but, if you’ve read Hondo’s post about the records fire, since Mr. Richards is claiming Vietnam service, it’s not likely his records were lost in the fire, you know, because he has Vietnam Service Medals which would mean that he had to serve after 1959, and in order to have a 3rd Award of the CIB, he would need that service after 1959, too. Of course, if he is lying about all of that service, you know, World War II, Korea and Vietnam, then he might have had his records lost in the fire. One way or the other, he’s lying.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Marine_7002 says:

    Those damn crickets sure are multiplying. They’re drowning out all the replies that Killam and Richards, and their mouthpieces Gainey and Schwartz have been sending in to TAH.

  2. AskaMarine says:

    Marines think alike. Wondering the same thing. “Maury, I”m 150% sure that both Williams (Scharwtz and Gainey) know the truth, but don’t have the gonands to admit they were wrong.” Cowards. Yellow Belly. Straw Graspers. Cricket Farmers.

  3. Marine_7002 says:

    Another day of “The Cricket Chorus.”

    Schwartz is too chickenshit to come back here and admit that he made a mistake backing this turd’s display of finery and bling.

  4. Hondo says:

    Yep, those crickets have hellacious endurance. Nearly 25 days now of constant chirp.

  5. AskaMarine says:

    Another Individual who is a Cricket Farmer trying to protect himself, Richards and the Shriners’ reputation:

  6. AskaMarine says:

    ” A Man who lies to himself is often the first to take offense.”

    Quote from Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, “The Brothers Keeper”

    Author of “Crime and Punishment”, “The Idiot” and “The Possessed”.

    How ironic what Dostoevsky used as titles to his works.

  7. Marine_7002 says:

    Bill Schwartz – you up this freq? Or still too chickenshit to fess up and admit that you’re tolerating a lying valor-stealing loser?

  8. AnotherPat says:

    {Hand sticking up from a huge mound of swarming crickets and clawing at the air} “help, someone please help me…help…i’m drowning in crickets..” {Hears a voice despite the loud, irrating noise of wings rubbing together} “See, Ed, I told you. All you have to do is tell yourself ‘May the Schawzt be with you’. Ready for our next rendevous of stealing Valor from true Veterans? After all, Stolen Valor is a Victimless Crime. Quick, Ed, bring in more crickets to cover this Miscreant before TAH finds this Veteran gone.”

  9. AskaMarine says:

    It’s been over a month since we have last heard ANYTHING from Bill Schawrz on Edward Williams Richards. Time to call the Headquarters of the Shriners as well as the local Newspaper and Newstation?

  10. Bobo says:

    Has anyone hit up Mr. Schwartz via e-mail for an update? I’m guessing that they have the dd-214 by now. I don’t think that anyone cares about the specific disciplinary actions taken, but it would be nice to know that the Shrine didn’t roll over on this one like the IOOF did with Toney. I have zero respect for that organization because of their actions, and I’d hate to have the same results with the Shrine.

  11. Hondo says:

    On 5 January 2015, Bill Schwartz wrote:
    If Mr. Richards is embellishing his service awards and badges he will handled appropriately by our organization internally. We are working on our end.

    Today will be 6 weeks, Mr. Schwartz. Do you perhaps have an update?

    We’re getting rather bored listening to the sound of crickets chirping. And 6 weeks is plenty of time.

    • Bobo says:

      I’m guessing that Mr. Schwartz doesn’t want to come back with his tail between his legs after his strong defense. His silence speaks volumes.

  12. AskaMarine says:

    Bill Schwartz: Is it taking you this long to find out all about Edward William Richards’ awards and Service Records?

    So…are you going to continue to enable his behavior of cheating the State of Colorado and cheapen the PH by defending him driving around with PH car tags?

    Your silence speaks volume…

  13. JW Hammontree says:

    (a) A person for whom one of the following uniforms is prescribed may wear it, if it includes distinctive insignia prescribed by the Secretary of the military department concerned to distinguish it from the uniform of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, as the case may be:

    –(2) The uniform prescribed by a military society composed of persons discharged honorably or under honorable conditions from the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps to be worn by a member of that society when authorized by regulations prescribed by the President.
    (b) A uniform prescribed under subsection (a) may not include insignia of grade the same as, or similar to, those prescribed for officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps.

    • JW Hammontree says:

      10 USC Sec 773

      • JW Hammontree says:

        After emailing Bill Schwartz with the above US Code regarding the uniforms and inquiring whether he was going to act honorably by coming back and giving some sort of response, I received the following later this evening:

        “Say what you will, but the LOH uniforms are not illegal. They are not Air Force uniforms and therefore are not illegal. The uniforms were picked by the Regional President of the LOH and he is in tuned with the International LOH rules. I do not plan to comment other than this.


  14. Marine_7002 says:

    Bill Schwartz must be in hiding. Or maybe he and Elaine Ricci are being held hostage. Or maybe he doesn’t have the gonads to admit that Richards is a low-life valor-stealing turd.


  15. throwaway says:

    Well I replied to the purple heart database comment but it will be far above and buried. So new post here.

    Edward Richards is still listed in that purple heart .org database. (I am just a guest on this site checking things out, noticed this.)

    Here is how to contact them:


    Thank you for your service.