Jan Spann; phony Vietnam veteran

| July 17, 2017

Someone sent us their work on this Janis Spann Hartman person. She’s a member of the school board in Banning, California;

She also claims to have been a registered nurse in Vietnam for two tours from 1968-1971. The second screen shot is from an article about her and her book.

Well the problem is that the California State University of Long Beach says she was in college during those years;

And the Army says that they’ve never heard of her;

I don’t know what the deal is with school board folks, she’s the third one we’ve had in the last year who has had to lie about military service to get elected. There was Eric Nelson and Michael Sleeper. I didn’t know there was a military requirement for school board members.

Brown Neck Gaiter points out that she also runs the John And Janis Spann Foundation, whatever that is.

ADDED Sept. 2, 2017; An email from Jan Spann to the school board was discovered in which she apologizes for an episode she blames on her PTSD that she caught in Vietnam;

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. IDC SARC says:


      • IDC SARC says:

        Didn’t work…don’t bother looking, it was a test

        • Hondo says:

          IME Photobucket can be a bit of a pain – they require a TON of scripts to be enabled. I enabled about 45+ scripts (I normally run with a javascript blocker and allow by exception those sites I feel are safe) and started getting cross-site-scripting warnings, so I quit at that point. Other websites with images posted don’t generally do that, so long as the image is publicly viewable.

          Might want to check to see if the image is set to be publicly-available to those not logged in to Photobucket. Google said that it might not be when I searched for it using their image search using that URL.

    • Green Thumb says:

      Good deal.

      What a fucking role model she is….

      But it will work out in the need as she will be hired by All-Points Logistics.

      She has what it takes.

    • Claw says:

      Resignation is not an admission of guilt – Poser 101, first item on check off list of deniers.

      Gave misinformation to reporter and it cost me his friendship – Bold Faced Lie. The reporter is still listed as a Friend on her FB page.

      And, BTW, Sarge359, if you have any contact with the author of that article, let them know that the Purple Heart is not “earned.” Just like the Medal Of Honor is not “earned.” They are received.

      Thanks for the update.

  2. Sarge359 says:

    The Phony Viet Nam Vet and Poser Jan Spann has been exposed in a large newspaper and is quoted saying, she will resign from the school board and all local committees. A big shout out to all who assisted Jan in making that decision.


  3. Perry Gaskill says:

    Something strange about this story is that Spann originally dumped her apparent fabrication on a reporter for the Banning Record Gazette in order to promote her book. The most recent school board meeting was last Tuesday when Spann got called out by veteran Diane Smith.

    Since the Record Gazette is apparently a weekly that comes out Thursdays, and Banning is a small town, you would think the original reporter would be on the Spann resignation like a pit bull on a pork chop. And what has the Banning paper run on it thus far?

    So it’s now Monday and the Press Enterprise in Riverside, 40 miles from Banning, announces that Spann has said via email that she intends to resign. What’s up with that?

    There are indications that there are some nasty politics going on in Banning, and that the Banning Record Gazette has steered clear of the Spann story because of favoritism. If true, this is one of the reasons why the general public has a low regard for the press, and a reason those who work at the Record Gazette should be ashamed of themselves.

    UPDATE: As of 30 minutes ago, the Record Gazette has evidently pulled a Gomer and, surprise surprise, discovered Spann’s little problem, and run a piece on her possible pending resignation.

    • Jonn Lilyea says:

      Yeah, it’s our fault that she lied about “her boys”. Now if only Sleeper will take the same course.

      • IDC SARC says:

        If she comes anywhere near this neck of the woods to hawk a book, ahmmma make sure every combat medic, corpsman, nurse, etc I can email knows when and where she’ll be.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Keep an eye on her. She’ll be back later, when she thinks it has all died down and gone away. I’ll lay odds that her next ‘gig’ in the military will be the Gulf War and she caught the PeeTeeEssDee from it.

      • Claw says:

        Yep, and probably will be telling the tale of how her and Tammy McPherson worked on the same medevac crew and were roommates.

    • The Chief says:

      I emailed the reporter that did the story on her. Then, I realized she was friend’s with him on Facebook. He’s not going to fix his “wrongs” Also… I contacted Dan Noyles. He’s BIG in the stolen valor community as a one of the best news reporters. I hope he jumps on this. He’s amazing and his sons are currently serving I believe.

  4. MrBill says:

    She’s deleted many of her Facebook posts. The one from May 24, 2015 in which she claims to have served in Vietnam is still there, however.

    • Claw says:

      As well as that picture she stole of a 101st Airborne 326th Med Dustoff bird at either Camp Eagle or Camp Evans that she posted up in November 2014 saying it’s a Throwback Thursday.

      She’s neck deep in a hole and still digging.

      • We have done some research on the picture of the dustoff Huey that Jan Spann posted on her Facebook page in November 12, 2014 under the title : “Throwback Thursday”.
        This title implies that Spann claims to be personally connected to this image during an earlier time in her life.

        The image appears to have been lifted off a page owned by the “Dustoff Association”.


        The image is posted there in the 6th row from the top, on the right side. Both images are identical (612 x 511 pixels)

    • 26Limabeans says:

      Still trying to weasel word her way out of it. Must be taking tips from MIKE SLEEPER who is also a lying poser.




  7. 26Limabeans says:

    Got your DD-214 yet?
    I was just thinking about you while recalling my time watching the nurses unload/triage the dead and wounded at the 95th evac in Viet of the Nam. Great view from the adjacent Son Tra mountain over looking China Beach.
    Remember that TV series? I’ll bet you do!
    I’ll bet you saw yourself as one of the nurses didn’t you? That’s your way out of this JAN SPANN. You fantised the whole thing because you were ashamed of being a war protester in college in California.
    I’d go with that and get a shrink to back you up because this ain’t going away.
    I don’t recall seeing you there and no one else does either. Not even the dead.