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Surname: Morgan aka Rodrigue
Christian Names: Michael David aka Miguel
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Brisbane
Service #: Nil
Service: Claims Royal Australian Navy
Branch: Claims Clerance Diver
Commencement of service: Nil
Completion of service: Nil
Case Notes:

 

A high percentage of Australian and New Zealand military imposters falsely pretend that they were a member of an elite fighting force. Army Special Air Service Regiment, Fighter pilots or Navy Clearance Divers in active war zones, come to mind.

Michael Morgan, also known as Migz Rodriguez has been falsely claiming to be a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Clearance Diver for many years.


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Morgan is a Tattooist, and was employed by a Tattoo Parlour in Brisbane. He told his employers as well as patrons, that he had been a member of the RAN Clearance Diving Team (RANCDT) with active service in Afghanistan. He also boasted his RANCDT service to members of Australian Sons SMC, a motor cycle club he was a member of.


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In the above photograph, Morgan is wearing the following.

1. The Australian Active Service Medal with clasp. Not entitled
2. Afghanistan Medal. Not entitled.
3. Australian Overseas Service Medal – Greater Middle East. Not Entitled.
4. Australian Defence Medal. Not entitled.

Above his un-entitled medal rack he is wearing what appears to be a RAN Principal Warfare Officer Badge. (PWO) - Not entitled.




He also wears an Australian Army polyester shirt with the rising sun patch on his left shoulder. - Not entitled.

Morgan was not awarded any of the medals or PWO Badge. He was never a member of the Australian Defence Force. (ADF). He is projecting a façade that he was or is, a member of the ADF with Afghanistan active service. He has committed offences against the Defence Act 1903, Sections 80A and 80B.

Falsely representing himself to being a returned soldier, sailor or airman, and also wearing service decorations and medals that have not been awarded to him. Defence Act 1903 Sections 80A and 80B.- $3,300 dollar fine and/or 6 months imprisonment, each offence.

Morgan also placed posts on Facebook that indicated that he was a member of the RANCDT 1/TAG (e) Division. That information is also false.





He also posted the below medals on Facebook claiming that they were awarded to him. They are out of proper sequence, however he received quite a few likes and a multitude of ANZAC Day congratulations for that one !!




Morgan was reported to ANZMI by concerned former RANCDT personnel and others, who have had enough of these imposters stealing their honour. The RANCDT is equal to the SASR and their New Zealand counterparts, with unique service to their respective countries. It takes a lot of skill and courage to be accepted into these specialised Units. Morgan has neither.

Morgan aka Rodriguez should publicly apologise for his fraudulent behavior.

The ANZMI site has numerous military imposters claiming former Clearance Diver service. The below link will take you to another classic fraud - Kurt Ronald Southam. He has featured on our site for some time and will continue to do so. These clowns just keep turning up, and in this particular case, when exposed as liars and valour thieves, threaten legal action.

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Surname: Gildart
Christian Names: Maureen
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Penrith
Service #: F2235423
Service: Army Reserve
Case Notes:

 

Maureen Gildart, is a doyen of the ex service community in Penrith NSW, where she "sports" a Military Police scarlet beret together with a National Service Association Jacket, complete with six medals. The four on her right breast we assume are those of a close relative. Of the two on her left breast one is a fake.


The first medal is the Australian Defence Medal to which she is entitled, the other, the Anniversary of National Service Medal, is a fake that was not issued to her or any other female soldiers.


No Australian women served in either of the Australian Defence Force National Service Schemes, from 1951 to 1972, for which the medal was awarded.

It is an offence under the Defence Act to wear a medal that was not awarded, and therefore as an ex Military Police person, she may, as an act of contrition, choose to charge herself and apologize to the Returned and Services League Sub Branch, Penrith and the Penrith National Servicemen's Association where she holds executive positions.

Welcome aboard Maureen.

Surname: Cartwright
Christian Names: Mark Anthony
Country: USA
State or Province: Colorado
City or Town: Colorado Springs
Service #: 2185887
Service: Australian Army - Reserve
Branch: Infantry
Commencement of service: 1974
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

MARK ANTHONY CARTWRIGHT UPDATE. 2020

Since the exposure of Mark Anthony Cartwright, further evidence of his fraudulent behavior has come to the attention of ANZMI.

Cartwright claimed in his response to an ANZMI request, that he had no idea how a photograph of him wearing Australian Army uniform and Vietnam War Service medals appeared on his Facebook Page. He was going to take the matter up with Facebook. This, in spite of friends posting compliments to his published Facebook photograph.

The strange thing was that in the original message from ANZMI to Cartwright, there was no mention at all that the photograph had been downloaded from his Facebook page. He knew it was there. He acknowledged the compliments.

Before Cartwright deleted all Facebook references of himself wearing Australian Army uniform with Vietnam medals, and other incriminating evidence, ANZMI downloaded another photograph of Cartwright wearing the same medals.

Also,further photographs of him publicly wearing US. Army Vietnam Veteran Infantry Combat cap and jacket patch were downloaded.

Below are further examples of Cartwright’s deceit over many years and his fraudulent claims of Australian Army Vietnam service and U.S. Army Vietnam service. These were Facebook posted. No doubt to deceive his church congregation as a Vietnam veteran, into providing him with cash donations to prop up and pay for additions to his 77 acre Araluen Ranch, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Photo 1. Three Generations. As stated in his original entry response to the ANZMI request, he claims he is a third generation veteran.
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Above - Cartwright again displaying his un-awarded Australian Vietnam medals.

Photo 2. With two genuine U.S. Veterans.

Above - Cartwright dressed in U.S. Army Infantry Combat Vietnam Veteran peaked cap with U.S. Vietnam ribands and camouflage Army pants. He is standing with one other genuine U.S. Vietnam veteran and an elderly genuine U.S. Korean veteran in the wheel chair.

Photo 3. On Holidays


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Above - Cartwright photographed at the Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone Park, wearing a U.S.Vietnam Veteran Combat Infantry peaked cap, and T shirt with the word “Army” displayed. He also wears the camouflaged Army pants.

Cartwright has claimed his innocence in regards to the initial ANZMI exposure.

This ANZMI update should put the matter beyond all doubt for his church followers, that he is a charlatan and a crook.

Below is an extract from the Last Roundup Cowboy Church website homepage.

ARALUEN RANCH.
From Cartwright.


God has blessed us with 77.7 acres of land to be used to glorify Him. It will have a three fold ministry. Apart from the main house we will be building a guest house with 3 bedrooms and one bathroom as well as kitchen and living area. It will also have a 2 car carport attached as well as stables for 6 horses. This will be stage 1.The main ranch house will be stage 2.

1) It will be a place for combat veterans from all conflicts to come and rest with their families and assist them to re-adjust,
2) a place where children who are caught up in the system can come and get trained in the basics of living which will include cooking, budgeting, responsibility as well as working with both power and hand tools.
3) A place where people can come and learn about how to grow natural medicines etc.
4) And most importantly, a place where people can learn about and meet with Christ
If you wish to support our ministry, you can make checks out to Last Roundup Cowboy Church. we are in the process of getting out 501(c) which will enable donations to be tax deductible.

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At ANZMI, we would suggest that if you ever go to his Last Roundup Cowboy Church or to his Araluen Ranch, be sure to keep one hand on your wallet.

Cartwright should return every Araluen Ranch cash donation he received by his continual lies and deception.

This should be the end of the road for Cartwright as a Pastor or a Preacher or whatever he wants to call himself. He needs to be sacked immediately and reported to the local Police. He has milked or tried to milk the Last Roundup Cowboy church goers and friends for many years, claiming he has Vietnam War caused PTSD, and on that basis, asking for cash or cheque (U.S. check) donations for his Ranch. Can’t get much lower than that. Genuine U.S Defence Force veterans in the United States will be disgusted with Cartwright, and he should be spurned at every opportunity.

He will no doubt say “sorry” to his faithful following and ask for divine forgiveness. The only reason this shyster is sorry, is that he has been well and truly caught out.

Cartwright has been a Military Imposter for a very long time. He sees it as a means of income. As such, he will remain on the ANZMI site for eternity.

The local Colorado Springs Media have been notified.

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Original Report - 25 April 2020

Pastor Mark Cartwright, is an Australian born person residing in Colorado Springs, U.S.A. He is 63 years of age and is now an American citizen. Cartwright is the Senior Pastor at the “Last Roundup Cowboy Church” located in that City. On their website, the Church states the following about Cartwright -;

“Pastor Mark Cartwright joined our community after moving to Colorado Springs from Australia. Pastor Mark Cartwright is an Evangelist who preaches the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, and is called to “Missions.” . From Cartwright - "My mission is to present to people the challenge of receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior”.

On U tube he preaches, “Even a lie is on the same category as a sin as what murder is. Even if you have told a white lie, you are still a liar.”
Unfortunately for Senior Pastor Mark Cartwright, in his own words, he is a liar. A prolific liar at that. He is an Australian and American Military Imposter and a Fraud.


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The above photograph depicts Mark Cartwright dressed in an Australian Army uniform. He wears the following,

1. Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975. Not entitled.
2. Vietnam Medal. Not entitled.
3. Australian Defence Medal. Possible entitled. Army Reserve Service.
4. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Not entitled.

Above the medal rack, he wears the ribands applicable to his un-entitled worn medals. Above that, appears to be either an Australian Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) or an Australian Army Combat Badge. (ACB) On his left shoulder he wears a Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) lanyard and (RAR) shoulder Corps badge. His left sleeve denotes that he is a Corporal. On the slouch hat he wears what appears to be a RAR Infantry hat badge.

Cartwright claims on his Linked In page that he served 6 years in the Australian Army Reserve. He claims elsewhere that he served in the 1/19 Royal New South Wales Regiment (1/19 RNSWR – Reserve part time Army) and 6 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment. (RAR) – A Regular Australian Army Battalion.

Problem for Cartwright, is that he is not entitled to wear the uniform with medals, ribands, badges, stripes or lanyard. There is no record of him serving in the Australian Regular Army, let alone serving in the former Republic of South Vietnam. His name does not appear on the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs Vietnam Nominal Roll.

If Cartwright was observed wearing the above uniform, medals and paraphernalia in Australia, he could be charged criminally by State and Federal Police for falsely representing himself to being a returned soldier, and also wearing service decorations and medals that have not been awarded to him. Defence Act 1903 Sections 80A and 80B.- $3,300 dollar fine and/or 6 months imprisonment, each offence.

A Cartwright Facebook posting asks fellow students of Mt Druitt High School (Sydney) for 1972 photographs. If his Australian Army Vietnam service (6 Battalion RAR – last Vietnam tour 1969-1970) is to be believed, then he must have left the Army after Vietnam, and returned to Mt Druitt High School again. Cartwright was born on the 26 June, 1957. Far too young to be a Vietnam Veteran.

Cartwright is just an inveterate liar and military imposter, who also consistently claims to be a United States Army Vietnam Veteran. He is a valour thief of the worst kind and a medal cheat.

The below photograph is one of many obtained by ANZMI that depict Cartwright publicly showing off to the world that he is a U.S. Army Combat Infantry Vietnam veteran. More deceit from a proven liar.

No doubt he receives accolades from the American public thanking him for his honourable service wherever he goes. Perhaps he also receives other benefits, like discounted food, and other retail purchases when he is wearing his hat and jacket below.







This photograph depicts Cartwright wearing a U.S. Army Vietnam Veterans peaked cap indicating that he is a U.S. Vietnam Combat Infantry Soldier. He also wears a U.S. Vietnam Veteran patch on his jacket with the three ribands appropriate for U.S personnel who genuinely served in South Vietnam.

He is not entitled to wear any of it. He never served in the U.S Army and he is not a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran.

He should be ashamed of himself for claiming that he is, and disrespecting all those brave men and women who served and /or died in the former Republic of South Vietnam.

The following is a posting from his current Facebook Page.

POSTED FACEBOOK 29 March, 2019
Mark Cartwright created a fundraiser.
Facebook Fundraisers

ARALUEN RANCH FUNDRAISER.
Fundraiser for Mark Cartwright.

I am a Vietnam Veteran who has PTSD and as such My wife and I are setting up a place where veterans and first responders with PTSD, youth at risk can come for some rest and support.

We need financial assistance to build a bunkhouse, dig some wells etc. The property is already paid for which is a blessing. Anything that will help get this of the ground will be greatly appreciated.

$0 of $1,598 raised. Ended.

In Australia, claiming something that you are not for financial gain is a criminal offence. It is deemed False Pretences. Cartwright could be locked up in Australia for fraudulently claiming that he is a Vietnam Veteran who has PTSD, and gaining a benefit from that false pretence.

Another post on his Face book page invited all his (American) Vietnam Veteran mates to his (USA) Citizenship ceremony which was to occur on the 1 July, 2019. A further post detailed information about his Pop, "who was very quiet, until he found out I was a Viet vet."

Cartwright is a hypocrite, and a fraud. A religious one at that, who preaches to the world on U tube and his Church, not to tell lies or sin. If Cartwright is the best available “Preacher man” to lead the poor unsuspecting Colorado flock, then this “Roundup Cowboy Church” is in for a bumpy ride.

The below photograph is Cartwright preaching to the gathering. Glory Be !




Cartwright was sent an email asking him to provide evidence of his Australian Army Vietnam service, and U.S. Army Vietnam service. Attached was a copy of his Facebook photograph wearing the Australian Army uniform and Vietnam medals.

His response was -;

Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

First of all, I would like to apologise for any hurt that has been caused by this photo. While I admit that that is my face I do not know who (sic) this was done and put on my facebook page. As a result, I will be notifying Facebook regarding this matter. I have also attached a copy of a page of my enlistment papers which clearly states that I enlisted in the Australian Army Reserve in 1974. It also shows that I was born in 1957 it would have made me about 14.5 years old at the time Australia came home. If you go further into my records it will show that I have never been overseas in any way shape or form and the only medal I have received is the ADM which I wear proudly.

I could not have made the regular army as I had perforated eardrums. I am proud that I was a reservist. I am also a 3rd generation serviceman ( if that is what you call reservists) with both my father and grandfather plus my Uncles serving.

I have a lot of respect for those who fought in all conflicts and would not sour their memories by pretending to be something I am not.

Cartwright continues his deceit. He is definitely claiming “something he is not.”

He is in this photograph with a relative. He is dressed in an Australian Army uniform with Vietnam medals suggesting he is a combat veteran. He admits that it is him. The photograph appeared on his personal Face Book page with adulating comments from friends, however, he now does not know how it got there. He is now taking the matter up with Face Book ! Good luck with that one. That should work.

He also conveniently omits to address all the evidence where he is wearing a U.S. Army Combat Infantry Vietnam Veteran cap and jacket with ribands. He also omits the fact that on numerous occasions on his Face Book page, he falsely claims to be a Vietnam Veteran and on one occasion, asks for cash donations due to his “Vietnam veteran” status.

Cartwright prophesises, "My mission is to present to people the challenge of receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior”.
Our mission at ANZMI is “to present to people liars, charlatans, military imposters, honour thieves and medal cheats”. Cartwright is all of them.

Cartwright has no morals and should be given the boot from the Last Roundup Cowboy Church. He should not be preaching to anyone about anything, especially moral behaviour.

He has no doubt convinced everyone in Colorado Springs that he is a Vietnam Veteran.

If our friends in Colorado would like to continue to update us, we will offer Cartwright further spiritual guidance on this site. Salvation - not a chance.

Surname: Edwards
Christian Names: Rodney
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Merrylands
Service: Army Reserve
Case Notes:

 

Let's get it straight! Don't mix Federal and State medals on your left breast. It is simply not protocol, and contrary to instructions from the Governor General of Australia. Here is an example of an offender.


Rodney Edwards of Merrylands NSW wears the following medals

Defence Long Service Medal.
National Medal.
Australian Defence Medal.
New South Wales Corrective Service Medal for Fifteen years service.
New South Wales Corrective Service Medal for Twenty years service.

The last two medals are State Awards and for the last 100 years protocol has dictated that these awards are not to be worn on the left breast adjoined to Federal medals.

Here are the offending State awards:



Edwards has served in the Army Reserve and NSW Corrective Service.

Currently confusion reigns, because the NSW State Government's Corrective Services have published a Dress Manual that clearly allows State and Federal medals to be worn together on the left breast, whereas the office of the Australian Governor General clearly dictates that State and Federal medals must not be mixed on the left breast and that definitive instructions will soon be available.

We have always followed the advice from the Governor General and will continue to do so. This advice, is that, only Federal medals approved by the Governor General can be worn on the left breast. Advice from the Federal Department of Honours and Awards is "wishy washy" and when the GGs instructions are available, their instructions need to be synchronised with State bodies.

In the meantime it is suggested that The Federal Government's Department of Honours and awards liaise with the office of the GG and follow his instructions and not instructions from various State Commissioners.

Ignorance of protocol is no excuse, and those who have been awarded Federal medals are required to be aware of how they must be worn. We look forward to Rodney Edward's next published photograph showing his State Medals on his rights breast.

 

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