10/12/2011 3:26pm, #81
I haven't registered either, but according to Chuck he said in essence. "Hey this guy has nothing in his military record that supports a special forces claim,a special ops claim, or even any infantry creds"
10/12/2011 4:26pm, #82
I called Mr. Beasley at 6:22 PM Pacific today, at the invitation of a representative of his school. We spoke for seven minutes.
Mr. Beasley claimed to be a Vietnam era Army veteran who served in a Special Forces unit. He refused to specify the unit. He did not wish to discuss any specifics of his service, citing the deaths of his friends, the general disregard in which veterans were held upon their return home, and a dislike of boasting about or dwelling upon the past.
He stated repeatedly that his school was about firearms instruction, not about Special Ops claims or other matters.
He refused to identify any other instructor who had such a background. I believe he stated that some of them did, but am not sure on this point, and in any case I would find it difficult to inquire into it without names.
I invite Mr. Beasley or any representative of his school to review this statement, and correct any misstatements or incomplete representations of the conversation. I do not wish to misrepresent his claims and statements.
10/12/2011 4:34pm, #83
10/12/2011 4:35pm, #84
Chuck told me there was a more recent post by him. Incidently, it looks like the guy at most did a year of flight school and washed out or was dropped. The only guns he would have handled would have been attached to wings.
10/13/2011 11:13am, #85
- Join Date
- Mar 2006
Looks like he was training to be some type of air crewman in the reserves. An Airman Recruit is an E-1, so he wasn't training to be a pilot.
It's also curious that he was only in for just over a year. I'm not aware of the Navy ever offering 1 year enlistments, but I guess I could be wrong. The time period was too late for him to have been drafted.
I'm wondering if he got booted out. At the bottom of the Freedom of Information form it indicates N/A denotes info not available in the records. However it doesn't have N/A under the court martial transcript section. It says "Not in File".
It seems odd, but I admit I haven't looked at many of these forms in the past so I'm not sure what verbiage is normal.
10/13/2011 12:01pm, #86
not in file is pretty neutral. It can mean there was no court martial or it can mean they don't have any information.
10/13/2011 12:58pm, #87
- Join Date
- Mar 2006
Makes sense. The one year and some change enlistment is weird, though.
10/13/2011 4:46pm, #88
Hmmm..it sound VERY similar to other cases I have seen hereabouts (*cough* Ralph *cough*). Person has a microsecond in uniform and then goes around teaching all sorts of "tactical" mumbo-jumbo. There has to be some sort of psychological classification for this sort of thing.
10/13/2011 7:20pm, #89
10/14/2011 10:08am, #90
I think "Mall Operator" would be more appropriate.