Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh Live Radio Thread. 10/04/07
Posted on 10/04/2007 8:40:49 AM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
What was the media blog site? Anyone...
OUTSTANDING ‘phantom’ graphic up there devolve!!
Just another little graphic!
I forgot the music!
[I forgot the music!]
Awww, I know that probably irritates you but I think we could guess what it would be, lol.
Tanker, Buckhead .. see anything interesting?
“Jesse MacBeth’s Discharge Papers
**QandO says its obtained a copy of Macbeths real Form DD-214. See update below.**
I thought we were done with this, but apparently not. Reader Jon F. e-mails to say that theres a new photo posted at the MySpace site that
McQ blogged about the other day.
Its a photo of an army discharge form, which in some respects appears to be authentic and in other respects not so much.
So here it is. Maybe itll vindicate Macbeth, maybe not. Ill leave it to the milbloggers to pronounce judgment. There are two versions of the form: the top one is the original, but its dark and hard to read so I created a second one and lightened it a bit. I inserted the black boxes, too: the poor dope didnt think to redact his personal information, so I went ahead and did it for him.”
More from above hotair.com link:
The questions of the hour: whos responsible for exploiting him? And did they know his alleged condition when they did so?
Update: Lt. Smash renders his verdict.
Jesse MacBeth’s DD-214
Someone has posted a scanned copy of what appears to be a DD-214 for one Jesse Adam MacBeth. My initial read of it tells me that he most likely dropped out of boot camp.
Blocks 11 and 13 appear to have been crudely “modified” after the fact.
Block 11 reads as follows:
11 bravo — 0 years - 6
Ranger qualifyed — 2 years - 3
Block 13 reads:
Purple heart// Shot during active service
Operation Enduring freedom//Operation Iraqi Freedom
I’m reasonably certain that these blocks have been forged (different type setting, not faded, etc.), but I’ll leave it up to the experts to make a final determination on that. They certainly appear to be inconsistent with several other blocks of the document, including Block 8a, which lists his last duty station as “BCTB 2D BN 47THIN CO D TR TC.” I’m pretty sure that is one of the recruit training battalions at Ft. Benning.
I won’t comment on the vulgar graffitti.
UPDATE: Block 26 (SEPERATION CODE) reads “JGA.” This code corresponds to “Entry level status performance and conduct or entry level status performance - pregnancy.”
Since we can safely assume that MacBeth wasn’t pregnant, the only reasonable conclusion is that he was, in fact, a boot camp washout.
And yes, forging a DD-214 is a federal crime.
UPDATE 2: MacBeth was discharged from the 2d Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, of the Basic Combat Training Brigade at Ft. Benning, Georgia. In other words, he didn’t even make it through boot camp, much less Ranger School.
UPDATE 3: Block 12 is very difficult to read, but it appears that MacBeth’s net active duty service in the Army was 1 month and 13 days, from May 1 to June 13, 2003.
Update: I just received this from an Army National Guard member. Can anyone confirm/deny?
1 - Ranger qualified is spelled wrong (qualifyed!!) and others have already noticed the different typeface
2 - His last duty station is listed as the Basic Combat Training Brigade at Ft. Benning, Ga., which indicates he never finished basic training.
3 - If he never left Basic, theres no way he could have gotten a Purple Heart, unless one of his fellow trainees shot him.
4 - Doesnt list any other decorations he would have received (and claims to have received), including his Army Service ribbon for graduating BCT/AIT, no National Defense Ribbon, etc. And of course, no CIB and no CAB.
5 - He has erased the type of separation he received, but his character of service is still listed as UNCHARACTERIZED. This means: that the individual had fewer than 180 days of continuous active service.
That one is GREAT, devolve!
I had forgotten Harkin was in that pic with Kerry.
Thanks for the reminder.
Thanks for the info!