Skip to comments.Ward Churchill's Military Claims Proven False
Posted on 02/23/2005 10:57:19 AM PST by Terabitten
DENVERAn exhaustive investigation by Bob Newman of Newsradio 850 KOA (Denver), who is also a frequent guest military & terrorism analyst on the FOX News Channel and a Men's News Daily columnist, into the genuine Vietnam service record of radical University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill, has revealed that Churchills claimed combat experience is in direct contradiction to his official military records.
After a confidential source provided Mr. Newman with documents pertaining to Professor Churchills military service and his employment at the University of Colorado, Mr. Newman began an investigation into the documents authenticity.
Using his own sources and calling upon the investigative skills of FOX News Channels Rita Cosby, Mr. Newman was able to verify that Professor Churchill, despite his public claim (in a 1987 Denver Post interview) of having been a paratrooper (Airborne qualified) who conducted long-range reconnaissance patrols (LRRPs; extremely dangerous missions conducted by some of the most elite soldiers in the US Army) hunting North Vietnamese in Vietnam during and after the Tet Offensive of 1968, and despite his claim that he was a point man in an infantry combat unit, was in fact trained only as a jeep driver and projectionist (he was trained to operate film-strip machines and movie projectors), according to official documentation from the National Personnel Records Center, the US repository for military records.
Denver attorneys Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman, both colleagues of Mr. Newman at Clear Channel Colorado, then acquired Professor Churchills original resume that resulted in his being hired by the University of Colorado. That resume matched exactly the resume Gunny Bob had acquired from his confidential source. On that resume, Professor Churchill cited no combat experience whatsoever, no Airborne training, no infantry training or experience and no winning of the Combat Infantry Badge. Instead, it said his experience in Vietnam consisted of his duties as a Public Information Specialist, as which he wrote and edited the battalion newsletter and wrote news releases.
Verification of Professor Churchills real Vietnam service record was completed with the direct assistance of the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis.
Gunny Bob notes that in the same 1987 Denver Post report, Professor Churchill admitted to being a bomb-building and weapons instructor for the Weather Underground, a domestic terrorist group active in the 1970s.
Gunny Bob won a 2002 National Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting on homeland security.
Ward Churchill ping.
Ever notice that the very people who protest the Vietnam War are also the same people that blatantly lie about what they did when they were there, if they were there at all?
Daily it appears that Ole' Wardie is completely full of crap.
Perhaps all the brave Vietnam-era exploits he claims occurred during secret missions into Cambodia.
But, but, but,....a hard left wing, commie, "liberal", Democrat wouldn't lie would he?
Hey, you know it was dangerous spooling up those VD films...
He lied? Oh my! I have to go find my surprised look and put it on.
Academic Fraud Bump.
Repeatedly. I could list 6 to 8 examples of people in my personal life who I know never heard a weapon fired in anger while claiming to have been tougher than Audie Murphy. Funny how on close examination they are always far leftists. I'm beginning to think that lefty-libs are fundementally unable to tell the truth.
Is there ANYTHING about this clown that's authentic, besides his obvious mental illness?
Anyone who has ever read Jug Burkett's great book called "Solen Valor" ain't surprised by this news.
Ward supplied Kerry with his magic hat.
Another "Al Gore Viet Nam war hero" LMAO
And colleges and universities all over America are loaded with frauds like this clown indoctrinating our children with communist hate America propaganda...at our expense!
Who says communism is dead!
Probably lying about this, too.
In the same 1987 Denver Post report, Professor Churchill admitted to being a bomb-building and weapons instructor for the Weather Underground, a domestic terrorist group active in the 1970s.
So, if the first claim of being a paratrooper is a lie, do you think the second claim of being a terrorist is a lie too? Congrats to Gunny Bob for his excellent investigative journalism. I hope he can turn his considerable skills to the issue of whether or not Churchill was a terrorist in the 1970's.
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