uses his fictitious “Vietnam wounding” to elevate
himself to local hero status and has published details
of his “Vietnam wounding” and his ongoing chronic
pain in two health brochures, in addition, he has set up
a web site to help others who suffer chronic pain He
also blames his tobacco addiction to his “Army” service.
have included extracts from the two Health brochures
where Goss purports to have been an Australian soldier
who was shot and wounded in Vietnam. Here is the first
Quite smoking brochure Goss went on the say
"The challenge of quitting was compounded by the chronic
and serious pain Rod’s suffered since being shot when
the bullet nicked his colon. He had believed smoking
helped the pain but research has convinced him smoking
interferes with the pain relief and that everything he
believed about smoking was “brainwashing.”
bullet nicked Goss’s Colon it meant that he was “gut
shot” The Colon is the large bowel, see the diagram
Officers handing cigarettes to wounded soldiers is only
something that you may see in a John Wayne movie, it did
not happen in Vietnam. Furthermore Australian soldiers
were not given two packets of "Marlborough" cigarettes a
day as described by Goss. Goss must have been a bit of
a hero because he reckons “The Yanks gave me cigarettes
for keeping them out of trouble”. Simply put Goss is a
Goss does not appear on either of the two Australian
Department of Veterans Affairs Vietnam Nominal
Rolls. We also checked the New Zealand Veterans Affairs
Nominal Roll and he does not get a mention. Goss’s “gut
shot” wounding would have been a high profile event,
details would not be missing from the very accurate and
comprehensive Web site “The Casualty List” that lists
all Australian and New Zealand Casualties from the
Vietnam war. He is not listed.
have been officially notified that National Archives
are unable to locate an Army Service Record for
Roger David Goss.
Service record inquiry - [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Dear Ms xxxxxxx
CARO could not identify a service record for Goss,
second health pamphlet is about pain management and Goss
again claimed to have been wounded in Vietnam and as a
result suffers residual pain. See an extract below.
Chronic Pain Support Foundation
6/34 Kirk Street
We provide support for ALL pain sufferers. On line
Newsletter. Meetings. Assessments. News about new
treatments. ACC Advocacy. Why suffer pain alone? Contact
Rod today, for full, no obligation details. We are
endorsed by Mid Central Health Pain Unit, and have
access to information even your Doctor may not know. WE
WILL ALSO SUPPORT YOUR LOVED ONES with friendly advice,
contacts, and regular Newsletters. We have meetings, fun
days, and help you make new friends who genuinely share
your pain issues. WHY BE ALONE - WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.
All information is strictly confidential. You have
nothing to lose but your pain. Membership is just $5.00
per year. Check our our Web Site at
REMEMBER WE SUFFER CHRONIC PAIN TOO, SO WE KNOW WHAT YOU
ARE GOING THROUGH. WE CAN HELP. TRY US! I PROMISE WE
WON'T LET YOU DOWN.
National Coordinator - Rod Goss. B.SIA. Dip.N (Psych)
5 - 49 Employees
Notice how Goss uses the qualifications of B.SIA and
Dip N (Psych). Whether they are as "genuine" as his
military service we don’t know?
The good citizens from Otaki in New Zealand should now
be aware that Goss has never served in any Army in
Vietnam, and therefore was never wounded in Vietnam.
Goss may suffer from pain and have been a tobacco addict
but it had nothing to do with war service and it is
obvious that whilst he may or may not be a chronic
pain sufferer he is definitely a chronic fraud, liar and
Goss has enjoyed his New Zealand fantasy for ten years.
The general public and Australian and New Zealand
Veterans will now see Goss in a different light knowing
that he is a con man.
Roger David Goss is hereby presented on our web site so
that his posterity will know his true military history,
which is an empty book.
This is published in the
public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam
Veteran Community. All information presented here is
fact and the truth. Reports from private citizens are
supported by statements of fact and statutory