Frederick “Rick” Mulanix; phony wounded Vietnam veteran

| October 29, 2017 | 86 Comments

Someone sent us their work on this fellow, Frederick “Rick” Mulanix, who told a journalist at West Hawaii Today the story of his time in Vietnam;

When he was 17 years old, Rick Mulanix served the first of his two tours of duty in Vietnam. Mulanix fought valiantly for his country and made tremendous sacrifices while in Vietnam. For his valor, he received four Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, two Silver Stars, a combat infantry badge and an Air Force accommodation.


Mulanix was a member of the 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry Second Platoon under Lt. Co, Harold G Moore. He was involved in the infamous battle of Landing Zone X-Ray on November 15, 1965, in the Ia Drang Valley, Central Highlands, Vietnam. It was the first major battle between the United States Army and the North Vietnamese Army — recently documented on the PBS special “Vietnam,” and written about in the critically acclaimed book We Were Soldiers Once… And Young.

Mulanix fought bravely for his country and three days before his second tour ended, he was sent to Da Nang to be cleared and sent home. While in Da Nang, the Viet Cong were on the perimeter of the airport and Mulanix was sent out on a search and destroy mission. The Viet Cong were waiting for the Americans, and a major firefight ensued. Air support was called in on the radio, and tragically the wrong coordinates placed the air attack directly on top of Mulanix and fellow American soldiers. The friendly fire killed several Americans and gravely wounded Mulanix.

During the firefight and airstrike, Mulanix suffered injuries to both legs, his shoulder and had a head wound from being shot. While the young soldier recovered from these traumatic, easily identifiable wounds, he did not know at the time that he would later suffer internally from massive chemical exposure.

During his two tours, Mulanix spent much of his time in dense jungle regions. The triple canopy jungle prevented enemy supply lines and troop aggregations from being seen for the air. Millions of gallons of the herbicide and defoliant Agent Orange were sprayed by aircraft to defoliate and clear the jungle. Mulanix and thousands of others were consistently exposed to this poison. He still remembers the day a Dow Company representative came into camp and told the soldiers that the chemical was perfectly harmless to humans, and he remembers being covered by it multiple times.

In case the article disappears, here are the screen shots.

Mr Mulanix claims that he was with 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry Second Platoon under Lt. Co, Harold G Moore and involved in the infamous battle of Landing Zone X-Ray on November 15, 1965, in the Ia Drang Valley. According to the National Personnel Records Center, Mr Mulanix was in the Air Force and he was a security guard at Torrejon Air Base in Spain on November 15th, 1965.

In fact, he never went to Vietnam, he never earned two Purple Hearts, two Silver Stars, two Bronze Star Medals, a Combat Infantryman Badge. He didn’t even earn the Air Force Commendation Medal that he claimed to have in the article.

He was stationed in Maine, in Spain and in Germany. He was in the Air Force, not in the Army and certainly not in Vietnam. Mulanix wasn’t exposed to Agent Orange, someone at the VAOIG should check on that.

While we sympathize with him, that he lost his leg to cancer (supposedly), he didn’t get cancer from Agent Orange resulting from his service in Vietnam, that much is clear.

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  1. Hack Stone says:

    I flew through Bangor Maine several times on my way to the sandbox. On one trip, we landed very early on a Saturday morning, so they had Air National Guard members shuttle us to a diner out in town to get a bite to eat. I remember commenting how similar that terrain and weather in Maine was to Viet Of The Nam.

  2. sj says:

    Poetrooper will like this one since I think that this is where he was with 2/327.

  3. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Another “Rice Paddy Daddy” that “served” in the Viet of the Nam… and shits all over 4+ years of honorable service in the 60’s.

    Hey, Four-chin Freddy! Tell us a sea story about your time in the “SHIT” with Lon Duc Dong (GONG) sucking down that warm Cream of Sum Yun Guy soup and munching on Ben Wa Balls while waiting for “Charlie” in the bush?

    Fucking honey badger felching assclown…

    • 1610desig says:

      He does seem to enjoy that queer looking fishing boat skipper draped behind him…not that there’s anything wrong with that

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        He has a “Creepy Weird Uncle” look about him as well.

        • AnotherPat says:

          API: Uncle Fester?

          🗣 🎶 “They’re creepy and they’re kooky..” 🎶


          • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

            I respectfully think you’re insulting “The Addams Family” with that analogy, I see him as more like “That Creepy Uncle” one hears about prowling around schools in a windowless van.

            • AnotherPat says:

              API: Whoops…should have once again annotated in my post “With Apologies to the Addams Family..” 😎

              Note to OWB: Will be doing more pushups!😉

            • Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

              that was Jackie Coogan playing Uncle Fester.

              • Slick Goodlin says:

                Maybe comparisons to actor Jackie Coogan only in the looks department. In WWII Coogan served in the Air Corps in India flying transports and received a Distinguished Flying Cross.

                • AnotherPat says:

                  Jackie Coogan. Famous child actor who played the Kid in Charlie Chaplin films and later as Oliver Twist. Very talentedactor who was once married to Betty Grable.

                  Slick Goodlin is right: Coogan served as a LT in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII from 1941-1945 with the 1st Air Command Group during the Burma Campaign. He trained as a Glider Pilot and was a Flight Officer. He also earned the Air Medal.

                  Coogan passed away in 1984. Rest in Peace, LT Coogan and thank you for serving our country.

            • Hondo says:

              Are you saying he’s more like Tommy’s wicked Uncle Ernie?

              (RIP Keith Moon – you were one of a kind.)

      • Bim says:

        Check your fire, 1610. That is Chuck Haupert, the owner of the charter service. Chuck volunteers his time and money for the wounded warrior project and make-a-wish. From what I have read, he is a kind hearted man who has been taken in by this dipshit. He does not deserve the backlash of his association with a lying shitbag that looks like a meat lollipop when he stands up.

        • MrBill says:

          Agreed, he appears to be an innocent victim of valor thief Mulanix.

        • 1610desig says:

          You are absolutely correct…and I’m sending him another shirt to
          make it up to him…and for that matter, the journalist seems more than ok too…probably no military experience but an avid sportsman living Hemingway-huge and “filling the large shoes” of a previous writer…I’m sorry he got “hooked” by this dumbass

  4. A Proud Infidel®™ says:


  5. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    He sure grins like a meat-gazing toe-tapping triple-chinned jelly doughnut guzzler!

    Claiming to have served under Hal Moore and CSM Plumley, I hereby make a motion for Frederick “Rick” Mulanix to receive The Official TAH Wall of Insults.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:


    • Ex-PH2 says:

      What an I-D-I-O-T.

      OK,if ChipNASA is alive this morning, I third the request, because anyone here, including me, can tell better stories than this ignoble itching buttcrack.

      (Chipster, can you add that last to the WofI?)

      • ChipNASA says:

        Morning Folks,
        Let me play a little catch up here and I see that we have more than enough to meed the requirements of TAH Robert’s Rules and also, “ignoble itching buttcrack.” will be added to the Wall.
        Stand by for fire mission.

    • Yef says:

      May I mention, that using the Wall too many times could lower the value of the Wall?

      I think we should save the Wall for bigger shitbags.

    • streetsweeper says:

      One would think that he would have tossed out Tony Nadal’s name since he was THE C/O this asshat would have served under. lol

      • ChipNASA says:

        And so here it is……

        SO Rick, dickless wonder, grab one ankle and one pole on your prosthetic, which, I suggest, should be ripped from it’s stump and stuffed up your ass SIDEWAYS,

        Wall of Insults®™
        (aka, “This Ain’t Hell” Thesaurus)

        FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!!
        DANGER CLOSE!!!!
        MOPP LEVEL 4!!!
        TAKE COVER!!!!!

        Frederick “Rick The Dick” Mulanix , NOT Special Forces, NOT Air Cav, NOT a Vietnam Vet, ALLEGEDLY, but not confirmed or proven, but in some people’s opinion, works balls, tickles taint and tongue punches hobo’s crusty fart boxes all, I Guess, while being a syphilitic, turd-sucking feces factory, Bitch-ass Fuckstick guzzler, pile infested, onion-eyed flapmouthed butt-bailiff, “Fowl” mouthed Chicken Fucking Chickenfucker, moral equivalent of pond scum, THIS MOTHERFUCKER IS A WALKING TURD, inflamed, “Towel boy” in a gay bath house, Ambulatory verbal dissembling anus, gaping ass fungus nugget, Cambodian cunt sauce, Poopy Headed ball working asshole, Soup Sandwich, Poster-child for abortion, Swallowing Spooge Sampler, Klootviool, should be ass raped and tea-bagged, at the same time, by a Rabid Rhinoceros, shit tonguing, munching wanktoaster, cock gobbling Pigfucker, lientery steatorrhea, sperm burping, Sloshing bucket of Hippo Diarrhea, tit, Sharmouta, sniveling, codpiece licking toilet seat sniffer, lying bucket of Chihuahua shit, taintpimple, Pillow bitin pickle smoocher, Bowl of ass soup, Festering fuckwart on a sewer rat’s ass, needle dick bug fucker, Drongo, Satan even said about you, “Boy is this guy a DICK!, Sparklepony, Toilet weasel, worthless, Vice Admiral of the Narrow Seas, Blows winos behind bus stops for a nickel and gives change, jejeongsin-iya?, whore-hopping, Soppspiste Pitbulkukkforhud, stench-ridden, shiftless, monkey-buggerer, More worthless than rubber lips on a woodpecker or tits on a boar hog, ignoble itching buttcrack, moldy bowl of ratshit, would wear Richard Simmons’ used jockstrap as a facemask, useless bag of monkey fuck, dickbutt, rectum circling colon goblin, Asshole casserole, Vafanculo, People like you are the reason God doesn’t talk to us anymore, salad tosser, gonorrheatic urethral cliff diver, smeerlap, fud, rancid floor buffer wax spreader, both of your Grandmothers should have had an abortion, just in case, I’ve seen bigger wieners on a cocktail plate!, Mayor Grundle Butter of Scrotumburg and Anusville, waste of oxygen, Grandstanding cunt, prickwrinkler, clitwart, cuntscab, anal sphincter canyon yodeling phallic squeezer, numbnuts, snowball, Coprophagous fop, swizzle tits, giggling beerflecked canker blossom , ball-tickling & ball gargling bullshiat artist, R2-Dildo, Hand in your badge, Adolf, you fart repeatedly just to make yourself smell better, spunk-trumpet, Bakrauf, face down ass up weak kneed pillow biter, maybe a “buggerer of little boys”, rottencrotched, rump wrangling, colostomy bag curator, culo de chongo, booger eating fuckbucket, Lemon Party-lusting, Pissflap, overzealous polyp burglar, poser quim squirt, bed wetting, follows in Victorious Felder’s bovine excrement -filled boots, I wanna get a running start and drop kick him right in the ‘ol yogurt gun, Fustilarian, less popular than a Cheese and Veggie Omelet MRE, I hope your wife brings a date to your funeral, butt-pirate, toadstool slime-inhaling dick-drizzling sludge, prodigious jenkem huffer, Asparagus-dick, as fucked up as an opossum eating shit out of a hairbrush, Champion Jailhouse Baloney Pony Rider, You’re dumber than snake mittens, Wooden dildo, assplow, Piss Whistle, moron, Poodle Raper, cunt fart, Prevaricating orally diarrhetic sphincter mouth, Wino sphincter/ballsack coinesseur, Cock Bagel and Dick Doughnut, Stronzo, Pie-Faced Crotch Pheasant, Road apple, Mule muffins, Buffalo bagels, Beaver biscuits, pony pucks & Pigeon pellets (Shout out to M*A*S*H Col. Potter) , Straight Up Stupid Motherfucker, manpleaser, this buttmunch needs to eat out the rotten asshole of a road-killed skunk, baby unit, one eyed snake charmer, Fair suck of the sav, is so unimaginably and extraordinarily vapid and mindlessly stupid that he could get lost in an elevator, Meretricious, you’ll never be the man your mother is, Odious Twonk, likes to suck the turds out of rabid dogs bungholes, baby cave, analconda, chodeyodeler, tittilating scrotalator pole smoker, Vaginal Sand Fairy, Drollenpijper, wide open mouth pivot man in a circle jerk, feral abacus, leg humper, meadow muffin, ax wound drippings, you’re such a loser, when you spank your little wee-wee, your hand falls asleep, horse squeeze Ball Cheese, when I saw this sperm receptacle, soggy biscuit eater, my eyes rolled so hard I saw my own brain stem, Schlumpadinka, wazzock, Tampon Tunnel, used toilet paper-sniffing Turbo knob vacuum of a meat gazer, terminal crotch infection, asshat, roach turd-munching shit-for-brains, dick pickle, gòrach pìos de cac, It looks like he smeared super glue on his lip and chin and went down on Whoopi Goldberg’s cootchie, wanker, herpes-ridden dung beetle target, feejackapeesack, first volunteer for being part of a jailhouse human centipede, bunghole warrior, cockwomble, bread loaf end slice, should eat a nice steaming pile of monkey shit you ass clown, looks like hammered dog shit, Your mother may have told you that you could be anything you wanted, but a douchebag wasn’t what she meant, If Mr. Rogers were alive, he’s piss on your grave, helmet wearing short bus riding window licker, Head paddler in the douche canoe, Uncle Fucker, more ate up than a chocolate dildo in a crowded gay bar, shitbag, dipstickus giganticus, Humpty Dumpty cleanup man after the fleet visits Naples, Herp-Burger, poofter, knob gobbling, fimicolous galactic Jackoff, Assistant Jizz mopper in training, chronic hemorrhoid, inbred, toe-jam from an infected Filipino hooker that specializes in foot jobs, tortured turnip turd, Sea Donkey, festering pool of anal leakage, your penis lives in eternal darkness, I’d hate to see your toilet, retardus maximus, Microcephalic Toad Licker, can go suck a fat baby’s dick, steaming rat-felching bucket of moldy monkey fuck, Pecker-puffing pickle licker, catcher not pitcher, bawbag, about as useful as a white crayon, Arschloch, impotent koekeloeren, slaptard, couldn’t even be trained in my AFSC in the USAF to suck farts out of C-5 seat cushions, mumpsimus, reverse dirty sanchez lover, scunner, kutomba wewe, Cryptosporidium-ridden tire tosser, douche & enema nozzle, likes to molest small farm animals, dead and alive, is a hemorrhoid, schlong juice, cum-guzzling gutter butt-slut sphincter goblin, If you stuck your brain up a gnat’s ass, it would look like a BB in a boxcar, Fuck Tart, Sitzpinkler, lispian, pussytits, Milksop, You vacuous, toffee-nosed malodorous pervert, puss soaked jackwagon, waste of trace elements and water, Jizztissue, knob breath dick biscuit, Pettifogger, Bunghole Baby, donkey raping shit-eater, twatface, pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo it, may he lay a lip lock on the snotty end of a moose cock,butt munch, man of the night in a large animal bordello, I bet you’re the kind of guy that would fuck your own mother in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to give her a reach-around (Thanks R. Lee) NOT NOT NOT 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry Second Platoon under Lt. Co, Harold G Moore and involved in the infamous battle of Landing Zone X-Ray on November 15, 1965, in the Ia Drang Valley, NOT NOT, ever went to Vietnam, he never earned two Purple Hearts, two Silver Stars, two Bronze Star Medals, NOR a Combat Infantryman Badge. He didn’t even earn the Air Force Commendation Medal. He was a Security Guard, USAF E-3 lying shitbag. FUCK YOU GIMP!!! Rumpleforeskin, fuckstain skidmark on the underwear of life, anal bum cover (LOL SNL Jeopardy), taint cookie, Fartleberry, Some NCO Should have beat you within an inch of your life, insult to humanity, I hope his ego hits the floor like a turd from a tall cows ass, shit-filled meatsack, masturbates to videos of Jar-Jar Binks, walking shart shooter, minge, moldy dingleberry on a roadkill swamp rat’s ass, test subject for Preparations A thru G, Remedy critch, Gnard gargling queefsquirt, stupid enough to try to sandpaper to a wildcat’s ass in a phone booth, Handgallop, twatscicle, Obamawad, tool, bint, sleezebag, weaksauce, Gobshite, fuck hole, Pillsbury Dough Bitch, Should NOT be around WOMEN OR CHILDREN, touches himself inappropriately, Turd-Burglar, rimjobber, turd lizard of a roadkill opossum-humper, cum-dumpster, Inbred buck-toothed Swamp Donkey, Useless mangy crotch-dropping, Putz, rectal inspector, ferger, Sheep tits, gonad, queefer, chicken shit, choad, Puppy fucker, dopus, Blue Falcon and Blue Waffle, Fuck Apple with mold, twizzletits, tallywacker, Bozack, Gerbal Felcher, dingleberry circling ass buzzard, bitch, Saprophyte, ATM, pap smear, bukakke glazed shitmitten, Dandy prat, Tazmanian Dorkwad rat fucking, shit-sucking warthog’s asshole, gimp, bescumber, coccydynia, sack of Siberian and stack of cum-stained hadji sheep shit”, mangina micropeen, Fuckrag, Syphilitic Turd Burglar, possibly likes to pick his teeth with his OWN used catheters, Hircismus, cheat, pope-fondling, turbo apeshit crazy, Cacafuego, Cock-juggling *Pussy* thundercunt.

        Here endith the lesson.

  6. Brown Neck Gaitor says:

    SDN 413

    413 – To enter or return to college, university, or equivalent institution

    • AnotherPat says:

      He does claim to be a 1975 alumni of UCLA (you have to scroll down on this site to find his picture and info):

      • Devee Dockham says:

        I am the ex wife of Rick, he never went to UCLA well at least not as a student. We did go to football games there as he told me he was an ex defensive end at UCLA. I was told about this site just a while ago and for the first time, I finally saw the real info about his service record. For years I heard him tell so may stories about his harrowing times and near death experiences in View Nam. He has reinvented himself a number of times. He has been diagnosed as a pathological liar. He truly believes the events he has told about for many years. I will apologize for him to all the wounded military that suffered and gave of themselves for our country. I too believed his stories. I thank this site for giving me and my daughter the truth finally. There are countless people that have been duped. Please don’t criticize the skipper of the boat. He like so many believed the stores because good people don’t think anyone would lie about something as important and sacred as this.

  7. Rochambeau says:

    Air force accommodation is the best accommodation. Congrats!

  8. Fish says:

    Being he was AF of course he had AF Accommodations..otherwise known as barracks. But he doesn’t have an AF Commendation Medal.

  9. 26Limabeans says:

    Keep your chins up Fred.

  10. 26Limabeans says:

    Well, the Ranch Hand shop was on the tarmac at Da Nang so he may well have not been exposed while he wasn’t there.
    I’ll give him that.

  11. Guard Bum says:

    The C5 I was in coming back from Somalia broke down in Torrejon and we were stuck there for 5 days while a new engine was flown over and installed…. damn it! Torrejon was in the process of being closed when I was there but it was still an awesome place…a place that recruiting posters are made of.

    At some point we have to hold these 3rd rate journalists accountable as well, sloppy reporting all the way around when the AF “accommodation” medal is proferred.

  12. AnotherPat says:

    Mark Johnston and West Hawaii Today: Another classic example of a newspaper and a guillible reporter who fail to do research before publishing bogus articles such as this.

    And most likely will not retract the story because of loss of credibilty to their subscribers and the locals on the Big Island.

  13. Ex-PH2 says:

    He dutifully accompanied one squad and then another into the bush, pushing through knife-edged elephant grass and poisonous plants so tall and thick that a tiger could have easily ambushed them and no one would have known until none of them returned to base. The patrols were all the same, with little rituals for each man, finding a way to get through the dense growth, putting each foot in the print of the guy ahead of you, watching the ground for trip wires and the jungle for VC at the same time.
    And now they were on their third or tenth patrol, or something – he’d had lost count – to the river about six kliks away, but they had been cut off by an NVA or VC sniper – couldn’t tell which – and were squatting quietly in the tall, saw-edged elephant grass, sweating with humidity and anxiety in spite of the cold. Walker, the squad machine gunner, had opened up with his pig on the sniper’s last firing position. Rzezckowski nodded to him. He whispered “Move out” and the squad moved forward into the jungle. He stuck to Rzezckowski like a tick on a hound. The radioman, Morgan, was immediately behind him, shouldering the heavy load of his PRC….

    … and they disappeared into the green throat of the jungle, as if they had never been.

    Let’s see this twatwaffle beat that one.

    • Claw says:

      And when they finally returned to base camp, they all did a hokey-pokey happy dance and lived happily forever.

      The End.

      Did I help?

      • AnotherPat says:

        Well, Claw, he could always say that his duffle bag got destroyed when his basement got flooded…or that his records were destroyed in a fire…or the military lost his records because of poor record keeping or did not keep accurate records of his service…or his Ex-Wife (if he has one) took his SS and PH as part of a divorce decree…or his time in the Viet of the Nam was classified…or has a Gainey vouch for his service..did I miss anything? 😉

        I like Ex-PH2’s story. It has more credibility…😊

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Thank you, Another Pat. More credibility… and yet I was never there. Yet somehow, from my movieola in the CHINFO Liaison department on the 2nd floor of the Naval Photographic Center, I managed to find my mind thousands of miles away… in the vicinity a hill which had steps that had been dug into it by elephants climbing the hill.

          Made it so much easier to get up there, survey the hallway and sniff the air for whatever they were having on the lunch menu on the 3rd floor.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Yup! You so did help, Claw. 🙂

  14. MrBill says:

    I have a Disqus account and tried to leave a link to TAH in the comments section of the West Hawaii Today article about Mulanix. My comment appears to be stuck in moderation. The link may have been the problem; I submitted another comment without a link and it posted.

    So, if anyone with a Disqus account wants to leave a little love for Mulanix, fire away; but avoid leaving a link in your comment, as it may not post.

    • AnotherPat says:

      MrBill: Saw that as well.

      Wondering if he is in fact getting help with the VA with his Agent Orange/ Viet of the Nam story to cover his behind by falsefying information to reap any benefits he may be receiving.

      How many times have we seen folks abusing the system and wasting our tax dollars for their lies or embellishments?

  15. Hack Stone says:

    Too bad that he didn’t make it to the Persian Gulf, then he could say that he has been to Maine, Spain and Bahrain.

  16. Claw says:

    Uh-Oh. This post mentions Spangdooly AFB.

    Sure to bring a certain someone we know out of hiding to post the archived biography (for the 16th time) about his time spent there.

  17. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    This broken record says again and I’ll beat this to death again. At least he is not from Florida.

  18. 3/17 Air Cav says:

    Everyone wants that CIB, even Zoomies! Just don’t want to do all that infantry shit!

    Dumb Ass!

  19. rgr769 says:

    Too bad he lost that leg to cancer, or there could be a Harley in his fake Viet of the Nam persona. He does have the dog part covered since he was a dog handler as an AP in Spain and Germany. I love how he claims he was in the Army as an Infantryman but was awarded the Air Force “Accommodation Medal.” He looks like he has spent a lifetime being accommodated at all you can eat buffet.

  20. Mark Lauer says:

    He “remembers being covered” in Agent Orange.

    I’d be willing to bet that, if you asked him what it looked like, he’d tell you it was orange in color.

  21. SFC D says:

    Spilling Roundup® on your foot while spraying the weeds in your driveway is just the same as being covered in Agent Orange.

  22. Combat Historian says:

    Getting drunk at the Moseltal Weinfest near Bitburg is JUST LIKE pulling security at the TET lunar festival in Nha Trang, and being pulled over for DUI by the local polizei is JUST LIKE being ambushed by the Viet of the Cong…

  23. Cheese Eater McBlobfish says:

    Like my service, his service is classified.

    Dennis Howard Chevalier
    Denny H. Chevalier

  24. Hondo says:

    I knew someone who had a legitimate Silver Star. I served with Vietnam Vets who had legitimate Purple Hearts.

    This LSoS isn’t fit to do any of those inividuals’ laundry. Screw him.

    And if he’s receiving any kind of “Vietnam-related” VA medical care or compensation, I certainly hope Federal investigators and prosecutors get involved, and indeed DO screw him. Bigtime.

  25. Green Thumb says:

    A future security guard at All-Points Logistics.

  26. mark johnston says:

    Hey Guys,

    Hey Guys,

    This is Mark Johnston who wrote the article for West Hawaii today. This was just brought to my attention. I honor our vets with nothing but respect. This SOB dupped me, and I will make it right in the paper. He’s worked the captain too. I have a feeling he’s milking the Wounded Warriors program. He told me was going elk hunting the day after I interviewed him. Honestly- I don’t understand how anyone could lie about something as sacred as military service. My father (Newman Johnston) was a marine in the Pacific WWII and my uncle retired a Lt. Colonel (Duke Johnston) from the Air Force. I worked on a helicopter search and rescue team in Bozeman MT for 8 years.I got proof, and I value integrity. I will do my best to right this in the paper and let him be known to others on the Big Island as well.

    • Jonn Lilyea says:

      Thanks for updating us, Mark. Let us know when you update the article.

    • AnotherPat says:



      I take back and am sorry what I said that West Hawaii Today and you would not do a retraction to Mulanix’s bogus story.

      You DO have integrity and it is always a breath of fresh air when one admits they were duped and wants to rectify the situation. Sadly, you, the newspaper, the Captain and who knows who else became victims of this man’s lies.

      And now the Big Island will know that Mulanix got tangled in his own fish net with his deceit.

      Thank you and a salute to your Dad and Uncle for serving our country and to you as well on the Search and Rescue team missions you conducted.

      Looking forward in reading your retraction and new story on Mulanix. He has alot of explaining to do.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Thank you, Mark…

  27. Tim says:

    Another sweaty ball lapper….I’m just wondering where is the picture of him wearing all his hero awards? PIECE OF SHIT

  28. John Barth says:

    Mark Johnston is a standup guy who I have found to be honest and forthright in all his affairs. He was extremely upset to find out he was lied to and has a hard time understanding how or why someone could to what Mulanix did or does. Copy of Mulanix service record and article by This ain’t Hell exposing slick rick was hand delivered to the Vet’s Center in Kona.

  29. NHSparky says:

    Much mahalo. Let us know how that turns out, please.

  30. John says:

    By the way, Mark Johnston wrote a great article in the paper with his retraction and the paper printed it along with deleting the original story from its data base. He has done all he can to rectify the situation.

  31. Tom says:

    He is in Cheyenne Wy telling all the same stories.

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