Surname: Kee
Christian Names: John Charles
Country: Australia
State or Province: Unknown
City or Town: Unknown
Case Notes:

This is the story that Kee tells;  

  • He served in Vietnam as a Captain in the Military Police.    
  • A good friend of his was captured by the Viet Cong and executed.   
  • A VC was captured and found to be carrying a biscuit tin containing the decapitated head of Captain Kee's mate.   
  • The enraged Captain KEE drew his Officers Sword and duly beheaded the VC POW.   



This horrifying incident still haunts the intrepid ex Captain and he suffers from "Flashbacks" on a regular basis.

In the past two years he has been treated for Prostate cancer, which he attributes to constant exposure to Agent Orange and other defoliants he encountered during his tour of duty in "The Nam".  No stranger to fire fights and ambushes this courageous ex officer has impressed his peers and seniors within the motorcar sales industry with his wartime experiences.  

All claims are false.

These are the facts:  

Central Army Records Office indicates Kee enlisted in the CMF (Citizen Military Forces, now the Army Reserve) in May 1964 and was discharged in Oct 1972 - for this entire period he was a member of 106 Construction Squadron RAE (Royal Australian Engineers).

There is no record of recruit training and parade attendance (one night per week) and one two-week exercise/camp per year, was extremely limited.  This part time soldier actually "slipped through the cracks" and avoided National Service (the Draft) by hiding behind the facade of being a part time soldier.    

Of great interest is his period of service; he remained hidden in the CMF for the exact duration of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War (1965 to 1972). The only rank he held was Sapper (Private).

This impostor regaled his sales staff and superiors with tales of heroism and danger for far too long.   He has used bogus "veteran" status to his advantage and has convinced many high profile personnel in the motor industry that because of his military background as an officer he is trustworthy and honourable.

There was no Australian serviceman captured by the enemy for the entire duration of Australia's involvement in Vietnam, obviously no executions of our personnel took place.  

Another ex-car sales manager allied with this impostor is currently under investigation for the same bogus endeavours.   

Kee writes [letter on file];

"Further to our conversation today I write to you to explain my past 15 years or so.
What started as Boy's stories and turned out to be a lie some 15 odd years ago then grew out of proportion to the stage I had to seek help.
My family doctor passed me on to a doctor that had experience in this field and proceeded to treat me.
I started admitting to people that talked to me about my supposed Army service that this was not true but was a lie and have continued ever since, this has gone on for the last 10 years or so and will continue.
[Team member deleted] there is no excuse for this but it happened, I can only apologise to yourself and the Vietnam Veterans and ask for your forgiveness.
Still this does not overcome what happened, but I can assure you now that no lies come from my lips.
[Team member deleted] I hope this explains what I have tried to do, please again accept my apologies.
Yours Faithfully,

John Kee"

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 declarations.


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