This article was brought to the attention of an online martial arts
community and questions were raised as to the veracity of Mr.
The following information was found:
" Garland, Ronald Christopher
Claims joined at 17 ( Actual Dob 1973 or 1974) - Special Forces, Army
Ranger, Jumped into Panama and Army Officer in Kuwait
Served April 7, 1993 to July 10, 1995. Awards: Army lapel Button,
National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Sharpshooter
Marksmanship Qual w/Grenade Bar, Marksman Qual w/Rifle Bar. Discharged
"Specialist". From April 16 1993 to July 30 1993 - Served with Co B
2/54th INF USAITB FBO. Was a Fighting Vehicle Infantryman with E co
2-16th IN Ft Riley Kansas till "med hold" discharge. Oct 4 1994.
Hillwood Plaza TN - Executive Martial Arts."
He served for two years, got hurt, and got out on medical discharge.
POWnetwork.org is one of a few groups (e.g. AutheniSEAL.org) which run
solely on donations in order to expose frauds in the military. They
basically dip into his DD-214, find out who the suspected individual
served with, ask questions of those he did serve with, and then post
them once they get verified.
For all I know he is a perfectly capable martial artist, but this
doesn;t exactly inspire confidence in the rest of his claims.
Just thought you might like to know.