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Surname: Williams
Christian Names: David Allen Gordon
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Merrylands
Service #: R64538
Service: Royal Australian Navy
Branch: Engineering
Commencement of service: 02/07/1965
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

There are numerous former Australian military service personnel, who appear on the ANZMI website, and who have had honourable operational careers in the Army, Navy or Air Force.

Some of these individuals have been honoured with distinguished awards that many of their colleagues have not.

For some reason, they have gone the extra yard, and not being content with wearing the genuinely awarded medals, they see the need to purchase a worthless tin junk medal. They then pay additional money to a medal dealer to have the medal court mounted and added to their rack. It just does not make sense.


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David Allen Williams initially enlisted for 9 years in the Royal Australian Navy on the 2 July, 1965. Following his initial training at HMAS Cerberus in Melbourne, Victoria, he was posted to HMAS Vampire on the 4 February, 1966. He served on HMAS Vampire until the 10 August, 1966. During this time, HMAS Vampire deployed to Vietnam, to escort HMAS Sydney, a former Aircraft carrier that had been converted to accommodate troops travelling to and from Vietnam, as well as supplies.

This was HMAS Sydney's third deployment to Vietnam and HMAS Vampire met HMAS Sydney whilst en route and escorted the ship into Vung Tau harbour. Both ships anchored at 7.40am on the 4 May, 1966. HMAS Vampire remained at anchor until 6am on the 6 May, 1966, when it then left and sailed to Hong Kong. The crew of HMAS Vampire was accredited with 13 days operational service for the two days in Vung Tau Harbour. The crew remained on the ship for those two days



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In the photographs above, Williams is wearing the following medals for his RAN service.
1. Australian Active Service Medal 1945 - 1975
2. Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal.
3. Australian Service Medal clasp FESR. 1945 - 1975.
4. Australian Service Medal clasp special ops.
5. Defence Force Service Medal.
6. National Medal.
7. Australian Defence Medal.
8. Unofficial Australian Logistics Support Forces Medal. (tin)
9. Pingat Jasa Malaya Medal.

The worthless tin medal is the second last from the right. This medal can be purchased on e bay or at a commemorative medal dealer shop for about 30 Australian dollars. To have all his medals court mounted with the tin one included would be a further cost of about 200 Australian dollars.

Prior to 1993, no medals for short Vietnam deployments were issued by the Australian Government. This meant that Australian Naval personnel who visited Vietnam, i.e. Crew members of HMAS Sydney and her escorts, that anchored from 8 hours to one or two days in Vung Tau harbour received no recognition .

Australian Naval Associations then designed and sold an unofficial commemorative medal. They called it the “Australian Logistic Support Forces Medal”. It was not recognised by any other official body. (Australian Government, R &S.L, etc). It was to be worn on the right hand side.

AUSTRALIAN LOGISTIC SUPPORT FORCES MEDAL.

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With continued representations to the Australian Federal Government by Naval Associations, the Defence Department relented. As a result, the Australian Government then issued an official Australian award to those who were eligible.

VIETNAM LOGISTIC AND SUPPORT MEDAL 

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In 1993, the Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal was established to recognise those who had served in Vietnam during the time of the Vietnam War for relatively short periods of time in support of Australian operations and who had not received any recognition for that service.

David Williams and thousands of his Royal Australian Navy colleagues then became eligible for that award.

However, not satisfied with being rightly awarded the Vietnam Logistic and Support medal and the Australian Active Service Medal for his 46 hours in Vung Tau harbour, David Williams has seen the need to place the unofficial Australian Logistic Support Forces Medal on his rack as well.

If worn, these tin and other commemorative medals should be placed on the right side, and not added to or mixed with officially awarded medals. By wearing them on the left side they demean the value of awarded military medals and show disrespect for their Naval colleagues, who did not purchase it and who do not wear it.

We know that this matter has been brought to his notice, on several occasions, but that advice has been ignored.

Recently, ANZMI sent a confidential and personal communication to the President of the Merrylands R&SL , Mr Robin Grimley, informing him that Williams is still wearing the medal after he had been advised by others to remove it.

This communication was sent in good faith offering respectful advice as to a satisfactory resolution of this matter for all concerned.

Grimley's response is below -;

I have come to the conclusion that you are a cyber bully and that is why you do not want to duscuss (sic) by ohone (sic) or in person.
I am sure that the wearing of medals to which a person is nor (sic) entitked (sic) is a Federal offrnce(sic) .Should you have evidenced (sic) of such offences you a nd (sic) ANZMI are also at fault for not reporting it to Federal Police.Sub branches are not empowered nor authorized to investigate nor acion (sic) claims of impropriety
Sinceeely (sic)
Mr. RobinGrimsley (sic)


ANZMI then sent Grimley a communication with photographs clearly depicting Williams wearing the tin medal. His response -;

"I am informed by real people of real organisations that Mr Williams has not worn such a medal , which appears to have been issued by a Viet.Vets organisation not Naval Association"

Grimley has obviously concluded that ANZMI manufactured the above photograph, and somehow placed the tin medal in the photograph on William's medal rack..

With that mindset, you wonder how people like Grimley can become a President of an RSL Sub Branch.

Grimley is wrong in his original response. Sub Branch Executives are certainly empowered to tell one of their senior Committee representatives and Life Member, that he should not be wearing an unawarded purchased tin medal. Grimley has been condoning this behaviour for years. If Grimley, as President of an RSL Sub Branch has no respect for Governor General's and RSL medal wearing protocols, he should resign his position immediately.

RSL Medal Protocols
Ideally, unofficial medals should not be worn. However if they are worn as the occasion
demands, they may be worn on the right breast.
This advice is based on official protocol and practice'.
Fraudulent Wearing of Medals
Fraudulent wearing of medals attracts penalties under Federal regulations and also attracts
subsequent penalties under the RSL Constitution.

Grimley has also threatened ANZMI with legal action if we publish this matter. We hope that his Sub Branch do not have to pay the legal fees.

ANZMI tried to reason with Grimley, but his aggressive response has led to this exposure. His management of this entire situation has been diabolical.

David Williams is a genuine returned serviceman with a distinguished career, both above and below the waves. It amazes us at ANZMI, that a former serviceman with that impressive background, would want to wear a purchased tin medal just to “add one more” to his rack. He has been advised to remove it. He has declined..

He is a Life Member of the Merrylands (Sydney) Returned and Services League (RSL) Sub Branch. He should know better. It is time to remove it. The fact that he is a Life Member of the RSL does not exempt him from traditional medals wearing protocols, that have been in existence for about 100 years.

Grimley, and the committee of the Merrylands RSL Sub Branch should ensure that all members of that organisation comply with Governor General’s and RSL protocols in regards to the wearing of medals.

If you had to buy it, you did not earn it.

 

Surname: Williams
Christian Names: Trevor
Country: Australia
State or Province: ACT
City or Town: Canberra
Service: New Zealand Defence Force
Case Notes:

 

Trevor WILLIAMS works in NSW Prisons system, which provides him with a uniform to wear eight medals on his left breast. On his right breast he wears a further seven medals of which six would have been awarded to a direct New Zealand relative of Williams. The seventh medal on his right breast has not be identified.


Only three of the fifteen medals he wears are to be worn on the left breast. The remaining twelve belong either on his right breast, or in the garbage bin. Here are details of the eight medals on his left breast.



Here is what they are:

1. The New Zealand Special Service Medal (Erebus) New Zealand - Entitled

2. The New Zealand Defence Service Medal with clasp REGULAR New Zealand - Entitled.

3. The National Medal Australia Official Civilian Honour - Entitled

4. NSW Corrective Services Medal Australia State Award 15yrs service in the NSW Prison
Service. State award to be worn on the right breast.

5. 150th Anniversary of NZ Army Medal. - Unofficial commemorative "Tin" medal must
not be worn on left breast.

6. The International Prison Service Medal. - Unofficial commemorative "Tin"
medal not to be worn on left breast.


7. US Antarctic Service Medal. Williams had no USA Defence service in Antarctica and
has no entitlement to wear


8. The UK Commemorative two year "in uniform" - British service "Tin" Medal not to be
worn on left breast

By wearing fifteen medals Williams would appear to the general public, as a military veteran with lots of hard service, when in fact his three medals reflect only peacetime service in New Zealand and Australia.

One of the three medals, the Erebus medal, is for the tragic Mount Erebus, Air New Zealand disaster in Antarctica , for his service at the Mortuary, Auckland University School of Medicine, Auckland NZ. He was not deployed to Antarctica with the clean up team, and was presented with the medal for his service in NZ for that event.

The medals on his right breast are those of a relative, and may only be worn on commemorative occasions.

Because of the five "Tin" medals that he wears on his left breast, Williams has now been awarded the honour of appearing on this website.

 

Surname: Williams C
Christian Names: Chase Owen aka Nick
Country: New Zealand
State or Province: South Island
City or Town: Christchurch
NZ -Which Island:
  • South Island
Service #: Nil
Service: Nil
Branch: Nil
Commencement of service: None
Completion of service: None
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Chase Owen Williams is allocated to the most disgraceful form of wannabe . He is a cowardly "Love Rat" who charms, then victimises vulnerable young ladies. He leads them to believe he is  Warrant Officer in the New Zealand (NZ) Army.  In essence he is an impostor  and a liar who has never served in the NZ Defence Force.

Williams runs a Facebook page where he fails to show a photograph of himself. but it is filled with Soldiers in very active training shots, all have the common denominator of having their faces covered.

In this photograph from his Facebook he refers to "Our" military trucks.

Williams has related the following military history:

"Isa current serving Warrant officer in the NZ Army based at Burnham Camp, Christchurch.  He  grew up in Rarotonga and moved to the United States at a young age and joined the US Marines aged Fifteen years, then moved to NZ and Joined the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) and in the last Four years transferred to the NZ Army."

All of the above are the words of a pathological liar, wannabe and cheat. 

We suggest that New Zealanders' keep a watch for this disgusting person and whenever he is recognised he should be reported to the Police.

This "Love Rat" well deserves his position on our web site.

 

Surname: Willoughby
Christian Names: Dale Anthony
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Sanctuary Point
Service: Army
Case Notes:

Dale Anthony Willoughby of Sanctuary Point, New South Wales is a liar, medal cheat and wannabe.

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From the above photo you can see that Willoughby is wearing a number of medals which are from left
to right:

Australian Active Service Medal 1975 with clasps East Timor and Afghanistan (only entitled to Clasp
East Timor)

International Force East Timor Medal (Interfet) (entitled)

Afghanistan Medal (not entitled)

Defence Long Service Medal (not entitled did not serve the required time)

Australian Defence Medal (entitled)

Above the medals he is wearing a blue Unit Citation which is the United States Presidential Unit
Citation awarded to 3 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) for the battle of Kapyong in the
Korean War. The citation was formerly known as the “Distinguished Unit Citation” till it was renamed
in November 1966.

He is not entitled to wear that Unit Citation on civilian dress as he was never in that battle, only ex-serving members who were involved in that battle can wear it on civilian dress. Serving members of 3RAR wear the Unit Citation as part of their dress uniforms only whilst members of that battalion.

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Infantry Combat Badge (not entitled as he did not meet the requirements for that Badge)
 
Here are some of the Claims Dale Willoughby has made:

1. As part of his post traumatic stress claim,  he has stated while serving in East Timor he saw a girl being raped. He had the offender in his sights but could not open fire due to the rules of
engagement.
 
If this was true, what stopped him and the rest of his section from pulling the offender off the girl
and arresting him to hand over to the proper authorities to be dealt with.

2. He said he was in Iraq attached to the US 101st Airborne Division as a forward scout which is the reason he was not awarded the Iraq medal.

We can only assume the mighty US 101st Airborne Division was short of Forward Scouts and that
is why a lone Australian Private was attached to them.

3. He said he was attached to an Australian Special Air Service Troop in Afghanistan as a
Forward Scout where he saw a mate shot while standing next to him.

Again we can only assume again they did not have sufficient forward scouts.

4. He said he was in a helicopter crash whilst in Afghanistan and again claims he was next to a mate that was killed in the crash and when the helicopter blew up he was wounded and still
has shrapnel in him that cannot be removed.

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One member in the group photo was in the Navy when a helicopter crashed on Bass Strait oil rigs
back in the 1980’s, so we can leave it to you imagination where he made that story up from.

We know that he has made other false claims about his service to other people. Should you
be one of these persons and wish to let us know about these claims, you can contact us through
our web site and we can update his case.

Dale Willoughby was contacted by us and denied making any such claims. When asked about the medals, his reply was;

“I had a friend who was sick in hospital and he asked me to wear his medals on ANZAC Day.”

He shot himself in the foot with that excuse as the photo was not taken on ANZAC Day
2012 but later in the year at another service.

We have managed to collect some information about his service through various informants to
know he only served approximately 11 years in the army and a lot of that was in non-infantry units. We
also know that he only did operational service in East Timor and that was for a short period.

Dale Anthony Willoughby,  for your fairy tale war stories, wearing of awards you are not entitled to, 
you obviously lack honesty, integrity and most of all,  respect for the ex-servicemen and
women that have served in these operations.

You have earned the right to join others like you on our web site.

This is published in the public interest, veterans of all conflicts, in particular that of the
Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports
from the private citizens are supported by statement of fact and statutory declarations.

Persons appearing on our site that are now deceased will not be removed, but the case will
have the word "Deceased" placed next to their name when we are advised.

Surname: Wilson
Christian Names: Robert
Country: Australia
State or Province: Western Australia
City or Town: Perth
Service #: Unknown
Service: Australian Army Reserve
Branch: Royal Australian Infantry
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

 

Robert Wilson is a Western Australian Policeman and now a Warrant Officer in the Royal West Australian Regiment of the Australian Army Reserves. The photograph below was taken in July 2016 when he held the rank of Sergeant:

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Here is a close up of the medals.

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He is wearing seven medals, he is only entitled to wear six on his left breast.

The problem is that the second last medal worn by Wilson is a Western Australian State Police Medal.

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Protocol is clear, State Police Medals are not worn on the left breast and in particular not when in Defence uniform. Wilson's actions break all the rules.

The Governor General of Australia has published a list of Australian and Imperial medals that are authorised to be worn. In addition there is a list of Foreign Awards that have been approved by the Governor General. There is no list of State Medals that may be worn on the left breast mixed with Defence and Federal medals.

We are aware that the Police Commissioner of Western Australian has given permission to mix State Medals with Federal Medals on the left breast. He is usurping the powers of the Office of the Australian Governor General who is the person who makes decisions about medals. We are also aware that in the headquarters of Western Australia Police there is a medals "expert" who is an ex Army Reservist who has misguided Police Commissioners, for many years, however it behooves Police Commissioners to "get it right" and not take notice of a Public Servant whose advice is based on personal aggrandisement.

It is suggested that the Western Australia Police Commissioner phone the Governor General and sort the matter out.

Robert Wilson for reasons known only to himself has flouted Department of Defence and Department of Honours and Awards rules by adding one extra, non approved medal to his already impressive rack. It was a foolish thing to do and he will now reside on this website among all the other medals cheats.

Surname: Wimberley
Christian Names: Terry
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Nerang
Service #: Not Known
Service: USA Army
Branch: Infantry
Commencement of service: Vietnam Era
Completion of service: Not Known
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Terry Wimberley was born in Kentucky USA in 1946.  He is an ex United States (US) Army Veteran of the Vietnam era.  He now resides in Nerang, Queensland, Australia. 

 

Note that Wimberley is wearing among other medals and awards:

A United States Silver Star Medal, and a Bronze Star Medal.

 

 

He has developed a small profile in Australia as:

Secretary to Australian Bat Clinic:   Company Profile : Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre

Ritual Elder to Mankind Project Australia:  ManKind Project Australia - | ManKind Project Australia

According to Wikipedia, as a Ritual Elder of the Mankind Project he is required to "Support men in meaningful lives of integrity, accountability, responsibility and emotional intelligence".  When you read further you will see, that by his actions, he follows none of the Mankind Project principals

His claim to fame is that he was awarded  the very prestigious United States (US) Silver Star War Medal which is the third highest US military decoration, awarded to members of the US Armed Forces for "Gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States".  He also wears a US Bronze Star which is awarded for "Heroic or meritorious service or achievement"

There is no doubt that he served in Vietnam as a member of the US, 25th Infantry Regiment, 2/27th Infantry Battalion known as the "Wolfhounds".

Nowhere on Military Records, or lists in the United States, is Wimberley listed as having been awarded a Silver Star. We asked him about this, and  he supplied the following explanation and  photograph.

"Dear Mr. xxxxxxxxx

Further to your enquiry I have found the attached photo taken some time in

1968. The photo shows me receiving the award or awards from the Battalion

Commander, that you were interested in.

Interesting for me is that many of my fellow Wolfhounds and I cared less

about the awards---We just wanted to go home. Amazing for me that I found

this picture as I could only find about 40 photos in all. I have a vague

memory of a man in my platoon named Jake and I believe he took the photo.

Thank you for your interest and if you served----Thank you for your service."

The photograph provides no evidence of him being awarded a Silver Star. We are reliably advised that because it is a small unit parade, he is most likely being awarded the USA Infantry Combat Badge

We contacted sources in the United States and received the following responses:

From his US Army UnitAssociation

"Wolfhound Historical Society

Hello Sir, in respond (sic)  to you; yes, there was a Terry Wimberley in 2/27th Wolfhounds of the 25th ID. He also served Vietnam the year 1967-1968. I could not find record  of Silver Star award.

Wolfhounds forever,

Dorsey Weeks,President"

 

On 2 May 1971 an article about Wimberley appeared in the newspaper, Progress Bulletin from Pomona California. 

Unfortunately the clipping is unreadable, however we had it read in the USA and in relation to his military service it says:

"Terry Wimberley was drafted into the Army in 1967 and spent a year in South Vietnam where he was a forward observer and was wounded twice."

Had he been awarded a Silver and a Bronze Star during his service, he would have been a minor celebrity and it would certainly have been mentioned in a public relations "blurb".

Here is another report from a reliable source:

"[i]Good Day Mr. xxxxxxxxx,

I am glad to assist, in any way I can, concerning Mr. Terry Wimberley. The fotos (sic) of Mr. Terry Wimberley are an excellent starting point.

As you mentioned already, I was unable to find a citation for a "US Silver Star" (Silver Star Medal) for a "Terry Wimberley". Nowhere did I find a reference to Mr. Terry Wimberley for a valor award.

If said individual was an "Infantryman" he would also be entitled to a Combat Infantryman Badge ( or CIB). Strange that if this is the same "Terry Wimberley that the article would not mention he is a decorated veteran (i.e. Silver Star/Bronze Star recipient).

The photo apears (sic)  legitimate. The photo does depict a medal(s) or award(s) ceremony taking place, probably in Vietnam. The uniforms and surroundings look legitimate. The olive drab uniforms with concealed botton  (sic) down flap pockets are consistent with 1968 Vietnam. The ceremony is small (apparantly) (sic) two rows and involves what appears to be only "Specialists" enlisted Soldiers. The individual presenting the medal(s) or award(s) is certainly an officer and in the 25th Infantry Division.

Taking all of the above into account, it is my personal opinion, this is provably (sic) a ceremony to present the Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) to qualifying Infantrymen of the 25th Infantry Division serving in Vietnam.  I cannot infer anything else from this photo alone..

Mr. Terry Wimberley may be a legitimate "draftee" and "veteran" of the Vietnam War, but there is no information to substantiate his Silver Star or Bronze Star medals."

After gathering the above information we again contacted Wimberley and requested some definitive proof of his claimed valour awards, however he failed to respond.

Wimberley is a long way from Kentucky and we can assume that he thought that he could dupe Australian Veterans by adding a bit of extra colour to his Medal Rack in the form of prestigious USA Valour awards.

Wimberley is now a discredited fraud liar and wannabe.  He obviously swaggers around his "Mankind Project" Cult as a heroic Ritual Elder, when in fact he was, like most of us, an ordinary soldier who did their job without the need for false fame.

We suggest to Wimberley to not wear his false medals, and to not mix in the Australian Veteran Community, as genuine veterans loathe liars and frauds.

We have a very strong following in the USA and am sure thousands of US ex servicemen will also be disgusted by Wimberley's behaviour.

Wimberley sought false fame by wearing fake medals, however he has now found fame on this web site where he will stay for ever more.

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